Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America

Good morning, my dear friends, and happy birthday America!!! This week, I am so honored to be joining several of my sweet and talented blogging friends to bring you our patriotic tables. This fun celebration is being hosted by the very talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. At the end of this post, you will find a schedule of the beautiful participating tables.

A long standing tradition with my family is to have a barbecue on the Fourth of July. It is something that my Grandparents started from the time my mother was a little girl. Neighbors, friends, and family would gather at my Grandparent’s house for a barbecue with all of the trimmings…salads, casseroles, desserts, and several flavors of homemade ice cream.  The evening would be topped off with lots of beautiful fireworks. It was truly such a fun time, and I have such fond memories of these celebrations. My Grandfather had a very patriotic heart and loved his country wholeheartedly. Independence Day was a holiday that he celebrated in grand style. Although he is no longer with us, his spirit of patriotism and love of country lives within our family.

For my patriotic table, I chose a plaid red, white, and blue tablecloth.

The centerpiece is a blue and white teapot with red, white, and  blue flowers. American Flags add the perfect patriotic touch.

Each placesetting consists of a navy woven placemat, red scalloped plate, and a Pottery Barn blue and white plate.

Blue glassware, Oneida flatware, and seersucker napkins with red flowers finish off each setting.

 

 

 

 

I am so happy that I was able to share my table, traditions, and memories with you! Tomorrow, I will be joining another wonderful group of ladies to bring you our patriotic porches. I hope that you will stop by for a visit. May you all have a very happy and blessed day!!!

Monday

Home is Where the Boat Is
Red Cottage Chronicles
Belle Bleu Interiors
A Casa di Bianca

Tuesday

Corner of Plaid & Paisley
Everyday Living
Life and Linda
Knock it Off Kim

Wednesday

At Home with Jemma
The Painted Apron
Living With Thanksgiving
Our Crafty Mom 

Thursday

PMQ For Two
Debbee’s Buzz
Camelot Art Creations
Celebrate & Decorate

Friday

Around My Table
Blue Sky at Home
My French Twist

Linking with:
 Coastal Charm – Dwellings

Savvy Southern Style – French Country Cottage – Stone Gable – Confessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill Farmhouse – A Stroll Thru Life –

 The Charm of Home – Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Shabbyfufu – Designthusiasm

Katherines Corner – Share Your Cup –  21 Rosemary Lane  –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – Sweet Sensations – Imparting Grace– The Dedicated Ho

46 Comments

  1. Just beautiful Shannon! You’ve set a perfectly patriotic alfresco table to celebrate America’s birthday and I love all the varying shades of red and blue in your plaid tablecloth.Your PB blue chinoiserie plates are so pretty accented and framed by your red scalloped plates.Your teapot makes such a pretty centerpiece with your flowers and flags! It’s always a pleasure blog hopping with you. ♥

  2. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    You have such a lovely collection of tablecloths! Love this patriotic table setting!

  3. Shannon, Your table is so pretty and festive. I love your teapot centerpiece and how you placed it on a tray with the teapot lid surrounded by flags. Your straw blue mats were a great investment and foundation pieces. Your red scalloped plate, chinoiserie plate, and seersucker napkin with the cute flower napkin rings add texture, variety and color that complement your tablecloth so well. Having red check chair cushions make your backyard sing red, white and blue celebration.
    I loved hearing about your family traditions. Enjoy your Fourth of July celebration.

  4. Shannon, such a lovely patriotic table. Everything is perfect from your choice of the tablecloth to your centerpiece. I so love your blue chinoiserie plates. I would love to spend time, seated at your table enjoying your gorgeous garden.

    Happy Fourth of July to you and your family!

  5. Oh Shannon, your table is so lovely, I am just crazy about the beautiful outdoor space you have for dining! Your teapot makes such a cute and creative centerpiece! I enjoyed hearing about your 4th of July memories, and now I hope we are providing special memories for our children and grandchildren as we always spend the 4th together, eating ribs then watching the fireworks. Have a wonderful family 4th!

  6. What a lovely table you have set and how sweet to share your family traditions. Having moved 10 times before I was 13 years old, I don’t have those kinds of memories, but I would like to think that your’s is the all-American way to celebrate Independence Day! Your tablecloth is so pretty, along with your dinner plates, setting a rather elegant table. Your setting against your stone wall is just perfect! Thank you once again for joining me in this fun hop!

  7. Shannon, What a pretty setting for your beautiful patriotic table, it is set off nicely by the red impatience in the background. Of course, I am loving your plaid table cloth and the use of the stripe napkins with the plaid is a fabulous mix of patterns. I love that you are caring on your family traditions of a BBQ and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day! It is always a pleasure hopping with you!! Enjoy your 4th!!

  8. There is something bold to be said about mixing various patterns and this tablescape certainly warrants my full attention. It has such a beautiful WOW factor which a tablescape celebrating our nation’s birthday should. I love your setting for your table since it makes the stunning table pop against the neutral colors of nature. Happy Fourth of July Celebration!

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  10. Shannon, What a perfect setting for your al fresco table! Your yard is so inviting, and the table is lovely. It makes me want to sip right down, enjoy the beautiful yard, and sip a glass of chilled wine! I’ve always been a fan of seersucker, so naturally I love your napkins. Good job!

  11. Shannon, your table is a touch of elegance with the beautiful Chinoiserie plates. I like to use my Spode Blue Room plates for the summer, adding in touches of red. Happy 4th of July!

  12. Shannon, what a stunning and patriotic table. The plaid tablecloth and seersucker napkins are perfection. I love the PB plates, I have been eyeing them for a while. Thank you for sharing your family’s tradition, I love it. Once again, you have the most perfect spot for a table! I just wish I could visit with you in that lovely setting, sweet friend!

  13. Shannon, let me start by saying I just love al fresco dining, and your backdrop with the stone wall is gorgeous! I absolutely love that you have mixed matched patterns as it adds such charm to any tablescape. I love how you continue to celebrate in the tradition of your grandfather and you certainly have done him proud with your patriotic table!

  14. Shannon,
    Such a delightful tablesetting with such a heart warming theme! I love that you carry these sweet memories with you. There is such a wonderful touch of elegance with these lovely Chinoiserie plates. Loving it all!

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  17. Shannon, how fortunate to have such wonderful 4th of July memories. Love the seersucker napkins and the buffalo check cushions. Pretty centerpiece too. Happy to be back on a blog hop with you.

  18. Shannon you outdid yourself in your garden. I love setting a table outside and your colors are so bright and beautiful for our own America the Beautiful. Your coordination was perfect…right down to the red napkin rings. Great job and as always it is a pleasure to blog hop with you.
    Kari@meandmycaptain

  19. Shannon, not only a wonderful patriotic table, what a beautiful setting for a holiday (or any day!) meal.

  20. Shannon, sharing sweet family memories is priceless. Loving those gorgeous Chinoiserie plates. Perfect accessories to make this table pop! Setting a lovely table outdoors makes such a great impact. Nothing like summertime. A pleasure joining you on this patriotic blog hop.

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  23. Lovely, Shannon! I don’t think I ever remember you setting an outdoor table. It’s patriotic perfect!

  24. Hi Shannon! I’m new to your blog ! Love your table! Beautiful ! I hav been looking for red and white gingham chair cushions !! Could you please tell me where you found them ! Adorable!! Thanks!Cindy

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  26. Shannon, you did a beautiful job carrying on your grandfathers patriotic spirit! This is beautiful and classic! Love the plates and that sweet teapot centerpiece! So fun hopping with you. Have a great day.
    Desiree

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  28. There are some beautiful touches here, and I’m really digging those plates! You’ve staged an intimate meal out in the yard, looks fab.

  29. Isn’t it wonderful to have the good memories of the family gatherings! We always got together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and I still remember wandering around barefoot eating hot dogs and watermelon! I enjoyed your table. The center arrangement is so cute- what a cute idea using the teapot! I had my hands on that tablecloth and didn’t buy it but now I wish I had!
    Have a great 4th of July!

  30. Your lovely table sets the tone for a fun holiday. Family traditions are so important and I know your grandfather would be pleased with your table. I’ve never come across seersucker napkins and after seeing yours I’ll be looking out for them. Have a Happy and Peaceful July 4th!

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  33. Wow! What a gorgeous red, white & blue tablescape! It looks so festive outside and I love all the personal touches! Enjoy the fourth at your family barbecue. It’s been fun hopping with you!

  34. What a lovely table! Already for the 4th!
    Have fun at the family barbecue !

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  37. So beautiful, Shannon! Happy Independence day!

  38. Shannon, I hope this year’s 4th was as festive and heartwarming as in years past with your grandparents. Your table is so pretty and festive and has such a vintage feel! I love the mix of patterns and your teapot centerpiece is adorable. Love those buffalo check chair cushions! Thanks so much for sharing!

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