I always look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July! Don’t get me wrong, I adore the frenzied holiday season that comes later in the year, but partying in a laid-back summer fashion is nice change of pace. My favorite way to make this holiday a casual affair is by mixing and matching china patterns. I also love adding greenery from my garden to the table for a lively and fresh look.
A tablescape is really quite simple to throw together. It’s something you can set out the day before, which makes any gathering come together in a snap. And the best part about this tablescape in particular? No rules! I’m fond of blue calico, but swap patterns and linens to your heart’s content—that’s what makes it fun!
I hope this tutorial from Southern Lady magazine serves as a guide to turn your table into a fabulous canvas for a delicious summer spread. Happy Fourth, friends!
To see more mixing and matching ideas, like the featured image above, visit the Southern Lady website here.
I’d love to know: How are you celebrating the Fourth of July this year?
Find more marvelous inspiration in our July/August issue of Southern Lady!