4th of July Decorations: A Champagne Brunch Tablescape
In this post: Looking for 4th of July decorations for the table? This champagne brunch tablescape in red white & blue has elegant decorations for a patriotic party.⇒
If there’s one thing I love to style more than anything else, it’s an elegant holiday table.
I particularly love to put my own decorating spin on holidays known for kitschy decor. So as Independence Day approaches, it’s only natural that I would forego the plastic flags and glittered stars.
Instead I put together a 4th of July champagne brunch tablescape, to celebrate our freedom in my very own way.
4th of July Decorations
I certainly wanted my table to read red, white and blue, but I preferred the elements that resonate with my design sense.
So I surveyed my cabinets for all the options until a concept emerged that would be both pretty and patriotic.
I’ve also been making an effort lately to try to re-use what I already own, so for this table I only bought one new thing, the woven twig stars in the colors of the flag. (See resources below.)
I love that they say “July 4th” while maintaining a homespun feel and they look right at home next to my vintage transferware pitcher.
(I don’t think I could’ve said the same thing about the glittered fireworks that were in the store display right next to these!)
The color theme is repeated in the glassware, from red mason jars serving as vases to the stemware used for both water and wine.
The origin of the concept began, as always, with a pattern mix.
At the top of my plate stack I used Royal Staffordshire transferware plates in a diminutive appetizer size. Peeking out next are blue and white salad plates that are actually my Hanukkah dishes, but they work well here with their almost lace-like edging.
A simple white dinner plate lends a crisp backdrop and finally silver chargers ensure the special event tone.
With so much bright color on the table, I selected a white vintage tablecloth as the underpinning for the setting.
The most impact on many tables often comes from the florals. I chose blue hydrangeas, white peonies and a mix of claret red flowers, including gerber daisies and varied size roses.
Vintage pieces are scattered along the tablescape to add quiet elegance. The crystal condiment set at the center felt balanced to me when flanked by the bright florals.
Champagne flutes in glen plaid crystal are offset by indigo goblets, and both are contrasted against the country white milk bottle. (I should really save that one for Bastille Day, as it’s adorned with French writing… ;-))
In addition to the plates and glassware, the napkins reflect the red, white and blue theme. They are clustered in a simple napkin ring, but the rich colors help tell the story.
I love the idea of starting a summer holiday with a celebratory brunch.
The rest of the day is then open to do as you please with plenty of time left to head out for evening fireworks!
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So pretty Lory, and so you! Love the pink jars!
Another winner, Lory! I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of your plaid champagne flutes. I, too, am a big brunch aficionada, and I’m now at a point when I can pull one off in a heartbeat with all the practice I’ve had. Love your flowers! Your red ones, especially are so beautifully bright. I would have agreed with you completely a few years back about kitsch, however, I think I’m mellowing. Now, instead of agreeing 100%, I’m at 95%.. I’ve found that people do enjoy a little kitsch once in a while. It seems to relax them because it feels more informal, and, if I’m clever enough, I can find a kitschy element that will also act as a conversation starter. I think the trick is, as you’ve shown us here with the stars, to do understated kitsch, just a little something to make people smile and remind them of the theme. What a lovely way to start a 4th of July weekend! Thank you for all the great ideas.
Thanks, Maria! Ha ha… as I was reading your comment, I was thinking, “but the stars”… lol! Yep, you mentioned them. So yeah, I think I’m about 95% of the way there too… 😉 Thanks for visiting!!
Lory, your tablescape is gorgeous. I love the vintage style and the way you stacked the beautiful dishes. I hope that you have a very Happy Fourth of July!!!
Thank you so much, Shannon! And a wonderful Fourth to you too!!
Love love love this!!
Happy 4th to you, Lory! Seeing this post makes me wish I had planned on having a 4th brunch at my house! Your table is lovely, as always. I love the elegance that comes through in all your tablescapes. You have quite “the touch!” I look forward to seeing you in my inbox each day.
Thanks so much, Martha! That truly makes my day… 🙂
Beautiful table! You hit another home run. Thanks for sharing.
Lory, your table is dressed beautifully…inviting, stunning, impeccable, like everything you do! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Happy 4th..have a ?blast?
lovely, lovely table. so many great touches and it all comes together beautifully. well done! xo- maryjo
ps. we have the glean plaid barware (high & low balls) but you’re making me think i might need the champagne flutes. lol.
Thanks, Maryjo! Funny, when I put the link in to the glasses, I was noticing how expensive the goblets have become – I guess because they are not made anymore? I have them for so long – I certainly didn’t pay that kind of price. They’re really heavy and so wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!!
You have a very sophisticated take on red, white and blue!! Such a pretty table. I especially like your vintage crystal condiment holder and your stemware- they are just beautiful. Enjoy your 4th!!!
Thank you for your lovely comment!! Happy Fourth to you, too!
Lovely! I especially like the silver chargers. Where can I find some? They would be perfect with my China. Thank you.
Thank you!! I got mine from The Enchanted Home.
Oh my as always gorgeous
I love that you make the holidays so elegant! This is a gorgeous table – a subtle beautiful nod to the holiday! Thanks for the layered napkin idea too! ❤️
I agree, so elegant yet fun! You’ve given me ideas to use all summer long! Thanks!
This is an awesome display of the holiday spirit! The idea of using what you have is a great way to go. The linen napkins are fantastic. Thank you so much for your talented sharing!
Absolutely gorgeous. I am so lusting after the red transfer pitcher. The flower combinations are absolutely perfect!! Love your style and photos. I am slowly trying to change my style to French Country and you are such an inspiration!!
Thanks you so much!!
Love the soft touches of patriotic color on your table here. Very pretty!
Happy Independence Day,
I love your decor for red,white & blue ideas. Where in the world did you find red Mason jars??
Thank you so much! Oh gosh, that was several years ago but I have a link to them. Here’s one option: https://rstyle.me/+GRCJPiyVfL5D-3Aw4g7qjA
Your post inspired me to pull out my box of Patriotic decor and add a few things to my front garden for tomorrow. We moved recently and the inside of our home is just not yet in order enough for a nice table setting, but my little flags and pinwheels will hopefully add a touch of Americana to our front garden. The full-sized American flag was already set to go out in the morning, but a few extra touches will be nice as well. I have a small bistro table with 2 chairs in the front, and put a red/cream cloth napkin on top with a faux white hydrangea in a red vase, tucked in a couple of tiny flags, and sprinkled a few red/white/blue stars around it. Thanks for the ‘nudge’! Hoping it will bless the neighbors who are walking the neighborhood more than ever!
It sounds just wonderful! I’m glad you felt inspired… 🙂
So very beautiful! I love red white and blue so much and I think this is one of my favorite Tablescapes that I’ve seen! The blue goblets are fabulous! Your red and blue plates have that classic patriotic feel which I love! I would love to have you come and link up to my party on my blog and share your post with us. https://karinskottage.com/2020/06/centerpiece-wednesday-linky-party.html
Thank you for the kind words, Karin!!