Guest Contributor: Christina Dandar, blogger, "The Potted Boxwood"
There is nothing more American than the joy of gathering together with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence day. There is a great sense of joy and pride when you watch fireworks, light sparklers, or simply gather together for a festive meal. Chances are many of you will sit down with an ‘all American” meal of BBQ, burgers, and hotdogs. I just have one request, do it in style. Let’s lose the plastic plates and paper tablecloth. After all, there is nothing more thrilling than having a burger on a fine piece of china. I promise, it will put a smile to your face.
I recently went on the search for my ideal Fourth of July tablescape and I was able to find everything I needed at NorthPark Center in Dallas. From sleek backyard chairs at Design Within Reach to beautiful china at Neiman Marcus to versatile bowls at Pirch, I found everything relevant to create a tablescape that will be effortless, memorable, and festively fun.
An eclectic mix of timeless designs and current trends- all found at NorthPark Center.
I love the navy buffalo check table runner from Williams-Sonoma ($49.95). Would look fabulous with any table setting, classic or contemporary. The navy napkins leave a solid contrast to the check pattern.
I think there is nothing more fabulous than serving a fresh burger on beautiful Juliska delft plates ($176).
The Reflecting Pool Coupe glassware from Anthropologie ($36) is the perfect play on the all American navy hues.
This galvanized tray makes serving drinks a breeze ($16.99). Lightweight, yet strong on style.
If you are traveling to a park to watch fireworks, Pirch has the ideal picnic basket to pack your wine, dips, and sparklers.
This Atleir flatware ($98) is very versatile and provides the perfect pop of texture to any place setting.
How fun are these watermelon candles?! An ideal summer addition to the kids’ table (and the adult table too)!
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
The Kayu Teak Dining Table ($1595.20) is solidly made for any celebration. I am in love with the Tolix Marais Chairs ($220) for any backyard setting. It is the ultimate chair of low key chic.