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Setting a Patriotic Tea Table

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing how I put this patriotic tea table together for our Flag Day Tea. I’ll share that post in a few days but this turned out way better than I hoped, so cute! I wanted to share this post first, in case you are getting ready for upcoming summer holidays.

Let’s prep!

Layering the table

First, I began with laying a heavy white tablecloth. I think this heavy linen was a thrift shop find; one I found in California back when I hosted a lot of teas.

Next, I layered on four adorable Texas flag terry kitchen towels I found somewhere this winter, maybe Home Goods??

They were perfect to go with the Patriotic Blue Jean Placemats I made a couple of years ago! OH! Do you give out tea towels as gifts? If you don’t, try it. I’ve been finding really fun toweling over the years and it seems I might be the only person out there who gives out tea towels, and we always need new ones. πŸ™‚


As you set your table, don’t forget to pick up some flowers ~ either gathered from a field, from the grocery store (like these!), or cut from your own gardens.

I have been on a massive cleaning streak since school let out just before Memorial Day weekend, so while cleaning off the tops of window sills and the top of the book cases, I re-found the tall French-style ceramic pot to used here as a vase.

I picked up two of the same bouquets from Winco, our favorite grocery store, to make a really full bunch of flowers. I’m slow to the party, but I remember Courtney from French Country Cottage talking about using a double bouquet in a vase. It sure makes a bouquet look really full!!


Looking around the house, I pulled out all of the RWB things I own to set this patriotic tablescape. I have these cute roosters I found at Buc-Ees gas station/convenience store emporium (they still carry them!) last year, so I pulled them out. They give this table the Texas farmhouse vibe I was going for.

I found these little body stickers, too, at Winco. Fun!!!

I added some flag picks to the table, also, plus a cute sign I found at Hobby Lobby.

Silverware and glassware

I thought about putting out short clear glassware that we have but then opted for my favorite Old Country Roses stemmed glasses instead. They have a large bowl and hold a good amount of water. Since our temps are in the mid-90’s now, I knew everyone coming to the tea would want water and lots of it!

Tea was on the menu (of course!) so I chose cups and saucers fitting the patriotic theme. I have just a few to choose from… πŸ˜‰

I used a mix of Rogers Bros. silverplate (at my place setting) and pretty white handled stainless at the other four places.

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Final prepping

And that’s pretty much all there is to set and prep an easy Patriotic Tea Table! I did add small plates on top of the dinner plates the next day plus small pots filled with condiments.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I set up this tablesetting. Stay tuned to see the actual Flag Day Tea coming up!


Barb πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Setting a Patriotic Tea Table”

  1. Wow, your china cabinet looks a bit like mine. The Patriotic tea, is lovely–bold and still ‘vintage’ which I think is the perfect for today. Love the old and new juxtaposed! Sandi

  2. Barb, it’s fun to see this. I, too, set a tea table for Flag Day. I love pulling out all the red, white, and blue for the summer months when we celebrate such special patriotic holidays.

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