It’s so hot and humid outside, I’ve set a July 4th patriots table in the kitchen, with Betsy Ross and Paul Revere as guests of honor.There’s more than hotdogs and hamburgers cooking out there LOL!
The Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape is set alfresco, out under the covered back porch. In the cool of the air-conditioned kitchen, I’ve set another July 4th patriots table. It uses the same Liberty Blue dishes, but with different linens, embellishments and centerpiece.
Betsy Ross and Paul Revere are actually Muffy Vanderbear and Hoppy Vanderhare. Today, they are masquerading as a pair of colonial patriots. I have a number of different holiday and seasonal outfits for them. See more at Thanksgiving Figures, Pilgrims and Indians Decorate Home.
I think the figures add a bit of whimsy and fun to the tablescape.
Join me inside on this red hot day, for a little tour of the holiday-decorated kitchen and July 4th patriots table.
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Colonials Join July 4th Patriots Table
Betsy and Paul usually hang out in the lighted cabinet from Flag Day through the July 4th holiday. I love the little details in their outfits. See the silver buckles on the shoes, and the tricorn hat with holes for Hoppy’s ears to stick out?
The colonial couple keeps company with a few pewter pieces, similar to ones they might have found in 1776 Boston or Philadelphia. I also incorporated the pewter tableware into Set a Presidents Day Table with Liberty Blue.
Here, Betsy and Paul anchor a centerpiece on the July 4th patriots table, also set with Liberty Blue dishes.
The little tea-stained star is an ornament favor at each place setting. Others like it embellish Unique Uncle Sam Wreath Pedals Bike to July 4th Parade.
I created the festive centerpiece using a Longaberger tea-stained basket, filling it with blue hydrangeas, strawberry vines, small flags and other patriotic picks.
In the photo above, Betsy is standing next to Liberty Blue fruit bowls that bear her likeness.
For the indoor tablescape, I used a different stars and stripes tablecloth, with navy and white checkered napkins.
Paul is on the other side of the table signaling ‘one if by land.’
For an outdoor tablescape using the same patriotic pair, see Patriotic July Fourth Table & Centerpiece.
The sun is really beating down today! You can see the sunshine and glare pouring in through the glass doors, even though the porch is covered by a large roof. Whew it’s hot! Even my Sweet Scottie Dog refused to sit out there with me this morning while I read the paper.
Let’s stay inside. Before it’s time to boil water for corn-on-the-cob, I’ll show you a little more July 4th decor in the open kitchen.
If It’s Hot, Stay In the Kitchen
For a good part of the summer, I also set the kitchen’s island bar in red, white and blue. It’s nice that most of my coastal and nautical plates are in the same colors to mix and match.
The striped placements and star napkins (Kohl’s) coordinate with the tablecloth and runner used outside in the Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape. I also used the same red flatware (Home Goods) and blue glasses (Goodwill).
The red-rimmed plate underneath actually has crabs and lobsters on it.
The navy and white melamine plates are dishwasher safe (thomaspaul). Each nautical dinner and luncheon plate has one of four designs. Believe it or not, I found them at my grocery store! Even so, they were a bit of a splurge.
You can see a July 4th door decoration at the far end of this long view of the nine-foot island bar.
A Different Kind of July 4th Wreath
I always hang a seasonal wreath or other decoration on this interior door.
You’ve seen lots and lots of the wreaths I’ve made hung here, like Smooth Sailing Wreath Flying Red, White and Blue Colors.
Most recently it was adorned with Fanciful Alice in Wonderland Theme Wreath. The metal stars and stripes basket was purchased years ago at a Pampered Chef party.
I incorporated many of the same elements into the door decoration that were used in the July 4th patriotic table centerpiece. Tiny red ladybugs are glued onto many of the leaves. Can you spot (pun intended LOL) them above?
I also stuck a few little pinwheels in for added fun. Most of the florals and decorative picks came from MIchael’s.
The pinwheels in the wreath don’t spin like the super-sized ones outside that I shared in Independence Day Decorations, Banner Yet Wave!
Liberty Blue Vignette
With Liberty Blue dishes set on both the kitchen and porch tables, I created a July 4th vignette on the counter. That keeps pieces like the platter and covered dish handy for serving.
Time to join my hubby with an icy cold beverage, while he’s manning the grill. We’re keeping it simple; hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, macaroni salad, and cherry pie.
What are you serving?
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