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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Celebrating the 4th!

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jun 28, 2017 6:56:04 PM
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Celebrating the 4th!

What three words describe the 4th of July? Fireworks, parades and picnics! It’s a holiday worth celebrating with a bang. For me the day starts with morning brunch for family and friends. One of the best things about setting a patriotic table is the fact that you can reuse red dishes from Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Celebrating the 4th!

I didn’t have a blue table cloth, but a quick trip to Goodwill and I found a navy shower curtain. How perfect is that at $2.99? To top it off, I laid a red burlap runner (also found at Goodwill).

Celebrating the 4th!

Celebrating the 4th!

Enter the Christmas plates, but I didn’t like the red on red combo, so I added silver chargers for contrast. These chargers are actually metal (maybe pewter?) and another amazing Goodwill find.

Celebrating the 4th!

Celebrating the 4th! 
You know my mantra: “layer, layer, layer!” Blue and white salad plates and red bowls (from a recent Valentine’s Day dinner) keep the table setting interesting.

Celebrating the 4th!

Don’t tell anyone, but the napkins are embroidered dish towels! Inexpensive and easy to launder. I found the red “spoon handle” napkin rings on the clearance shelf at another store.

Celebrating the 4th!

Fill the center of the table with star confetti, candles in punched cans and a star garland with little lights.

For the red, white and blue the menu…

How about blueberry pancakes with strawberry sauce? Yummy!

Topics: 4th of July, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, 4th of July table setting