Fourth of July festivities practically beg for vintage decor, so put favorite items of nostalgia to use. Old cheese boxes and blue Mason jars provide antique-inspired storage for forks, knives and spoons.
Hit the dollar store for an inexpensive set of forks, knives and spoons when it comes to furnishing your dorm room. Buy four settings to accommodate a small group and account for inevitable lost utensils throughout the year. Displaying your silverware in a bright colored mug creates easy storage and can compliment your color scheme.
Simple place settings are ideal for casual outdoor entertaining. Upgrade from paper plates and plastic silverware to clean-lined silverware and plain white plates. An antiqued metal charger adds vintage charm.
A simple wooden dining table brings farmhouse friendliness to this dining area. The gray pendant light is an unusual and striking pairing. Glass doors lead directly out to the backyard and pool, a handy arrangement for entertaining.
For more formal occasions, the owners and their guests can head into the formal dining room. Here, a unique chandelier draws attention to the coffered ceilings, while a wood table offers plenty of room for glasses, plates and silverware.