4th of July Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

Happy Monday Dear Readers!

It’s that special Monday when I and my very Merry

Monday Morning Blooms friends

present our floral creations set in some wonderful settings

for your floral inspiration.

Today’s common theme is The 4th of July!

Come join me along with my very special Flower Friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam

as we bring you some great ideas for your 4th of July celebration.

Their most beautiful images and links are below.

So sit back and come along with us on this very festive red, white and blue day!

4th of July Flower Arrangement and Tablescape




I entertained the fact of purchasing some plates

that I saw with an American flag on them.

The store only had 3 left, so I went to my fav consignment shop

(Always Home, Durham, NC)

and was lucky that there were some red transferware plates

left from a large collection.



Perfect for the Red, White and Blue theme for the 4th of July.

The Mason red transferware salad plate

sits upon the antique Noritake blue and white plate

that I acquired from my friend Martha. The two plates paired well together.



Rather than a name in the ginger jar place card holder.

I used a greeting instead.

Mini blue and white ginger jar place card holders by Williams Sonoma.




When I purchased the red transferware salad plates, I saw this cute mini pitcher

from the same collection.



Filled the pitcher with Peonies waiting for their time to bloom.

I have a larger Mason red transferware pitcher (from Martha);

however, it is in “the storage abyss!”



I had four extra tulips so why not place one at each setting on top of the napkin

that has a pretty blue embroidered trim. (Napkin by Pottery Barn)




The flower arrangement began with a blue and white bowl

purchased a couple of years ago

from HomeGoods. A perfect size for a flower arrangement.

The flowers were inserted into wet floral foam.



For the main arrangement, I used:

Red Tulips

White Peonies (yay…they are finally at my Trader Joe’s now)

White Stock

and a spiky blue flower/plant in which I have not been able to identify.

I have 2 plant identifier apps on my phone and neither of them identified it.

I bet Mary knows!




A big thanks to my hubby for going into the “Storage Abyss” to find my flags!




My first piece that I purchased from that

Mason red transferware collection at the

consignment shop was the cute petite tureen. I filled it with blue hydrangeas.




As I was photographing the table, my hubby walked by and said,

“I really like the way you used the fancy plates as the hot dogs and hamburgers

would look extra special on them!” . . . Yep, he is right!

 Of course hot dogs and hamburgers

are always on the menu for the 4th of July …. tradition!



Lately, I had been shying away from photographing

with the open hutch in the background,

as I thought it was a busy background; 

however, with its blue and white decor,

I thought it was a nice background for today’s post.




I want to thank you dear readers for stopping by.

I have not been posting as much these days

as I have been very involved in my decisions

with regard to the new house involving many days of running the roads.



Hope you enjoyed my 4th of July themed tablescape

and for more fabulous 4th of July

flower and decor inspiration, you can find it by visiting my

Monday Morning Bloom friends below.

Their ever so beautiful and creative ways t

o celebrate the 4th of July are truly amazing!!

The links to their posts are below their gorgeous images.



Pam ~ Everyday Living


Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse


Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is


And ME! ~ Housepitality Designs

Have a most beautiful day everyone!

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  1. Shirley, Those mini blue and white ginger jar place card holders had your name written all over them! 🙂 My heart beats red, white and blue and transferware is no exception! You find the best treasures at Always Home. Lucky you to find peonies ready to bloom too. Your spiky blue flower is sea holly I think, perfect for a patriotic arrangement and pop of blue! I always love your open hutch in the background of your with your pretty ironstone collection! As always it’s a treat to start my Monday with my flower loving friends. Long May She Wave1 ??

  2. I think the blue flowers are sea holly or commonly called Miss Wilmots ghost. The story goes that Miss Wilmiot would visit your garden and she would drop the seeds of the sea holly among your flowers! Then later they would bloom!

    • Thanks Alissa for the identification and story of the Sea Holly aka Miss Wilmots ghost. I need to acquire some for the future garden!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!!

  3. Shirley, white peonies and red tulips are a beautiful combination in your lovely bowl! You are your favorite consignment shop’s best advertisement. I may just have to make a trip to see what I can find. I love seeing the mix of the plates, so perfect for The 4th of July especially with a hot dog or hamburger sitting on them. The mini blue and white ginger jar place card holders are perfect for your blue and white lovin’ heart. It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you.

    • Thanks Pam….come on over!!!! I am drooling over their new consignment of Blue Danube porcelain..a huge collection that I know you would love too….Happy Monday my Flower friend….can’t wait to see the Hydrangea Farm post…maybe a road trip is in the future!!!

  4. Shirley, your table is lovely and the centerpiece is beautiful. Love the combination of peonies and tulips. The peonies are gone for this year in our area. I miss them already. Your mini ginger jar place card holders are perfect attention to that ‘special little detail.’

  5. Shirley you had me at the red transfer ware tureen…..I adore it adorned with blue hydrangeas and the topper for me was the little ginger place card holders. I have a deep sense of table envy coming on. LOL
    I like your hutch in the background and what a perfect time to display your ironstone than with this tablescape. It all looks so, so, well, so homey and charming and Patriotic.
    I am a firm flag waver and defender of the red, white and blue ….God Bless America!

  6. Shirley, Your arrangement today is so pretty. I especially like the flowers you choose. White peonies, red tulips, white stock look great together with your flags and new to me blue flower.
    Your red transferware looks so nice mixed with the blue and white pieces. Your hutch is a great backdrop.

  7. Wonderful arrangement and tablescape, Shirley! I think you did very well in choosing Always Home as your source in the red transferware – always in style, and always more versatile! I was surprised to see not only peonies but also tulips still available! Love the relaxed feel of the arrangement.
    Now, if you just get that same relaxed feeling at this point of construction, right?? Perseverance is your key. My motto since turning over keys to the house is, “not my problem!” I love saying it!
    Have a great week, Shirley.

    • Rita…you made me chuckle at the “not my problem” …. just finished reading your post on your new gorgeous home! What an amazing lifestyle and those views are magnificent! Yes, I was surprised at the availability of tulips…Trader Joe’s comes through….I love Peonies…they are gorgeous but not very long lasting…Looking forward to more of your new home!!! Happy Monday!

  8. Your table is beautiful Shirley! I love the flowers you chose for your stunning arrangement, well planned, but it is casually elegant! They look fantastic in that blue and white bowl with the flags. Your transferware is lovely, I know you will get a lot of pleasure using them with your wonderful blue and white collection, and the little red pitcher is adorable! I got some peonies the other day at TJs too, biggest, fattest white blooms I’ve ever had! Lovely way to start my week, thank you!

    • Thank you Jenna…the white ones are certainly the prettiest and fattest!…however, my pink ones in the bedroom are blooming beautifully too….have a fabulous day!!!

  9. I like everything about this! The blue and red transferware plates are a great way to bring more red white and blue to the table and I adore the place card holders! Your floras are perfect. I’m surprised you could find tulips still available!

  10. Beautiful!! I can’t say what I love more, the red, white and blue flowers, the blue transfer ware, or the red? Mostly, I’m always inspired by the love you pour out onto your table setting and every single thing you do. I know that you adore making a beautiful home for your family with all your heart. And YAY! Finally peonies at your own TJ’s.

    I love starting my Mondays off with you and our sweet MMB friends twice a month. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one! xo Lidy

  11. Bobbi Duncan says

    Shirley, I love the idea of using beautiful transferware for a patriotic holiday! The mini ginger jars are adorable and the floral arrangement so lovely–of, course, I had to pin it. All you gals come up with the best ideas. Hugs!

  12. Alice Genzlinger says

    Was recently in NC and had plans to travel to Durham specifically to go to “Always Home” as I must shop there based on your finds there. However my friend didn’t follow through with the plans. Oh well, next time.

  13. Tommy is so funny! Your table does look quite festive and ready for those burgers and dogs! The hutch as the backdrop works perfectly for this tablescape.

  14. Hi Shirley,
    Your flowers look beautiful. Your transfer ware looks goregous with the red white and blue flowers. So pretty.

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