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