Celebrate the Red, White & Blue

Four inspiring ways to capture your American spirit in high style. Let the entertaining begin!

1. Sophisticated Soirée (Kim Seybert)

  • Kim Seybert’s Sprinkles placemats set the foundation for this fun and festive setting coupled with embroidered linen napkins, blue mouth-blown glassware, stone napkin rings and more. All tableware accents by KimSeybert.com.


  • Red, white and blue flakes of confetti adorn the round acrylic Sprinkles Placemat, an instant celebratory décor element for summer gatherings. Set of four, $180. | Long embroidered stitching defines the edges of the linen Filament Napkin in white and navy. Set of 4, $112. | Red, white and blue resin stones resemble sea glass on the beaded Sea Stone Napkin Ring. Set of four, $112.


  • Made in Italy, this versatile, acrylic flatware set complements every table. Mirage five-piece place setting in White and Silver, $170.


  • The regal Daphne Wine Glass (set of four, $300) and Daphne Tumbler (set of four, $160) are mouth-blown and feature rich blue color.


  • Delicate and made of hand-blown glass, the Bella Candle Holder has two stacked globes atop a scalloped base. Set of two, $72.


2. Coastal Cues (Caskata)

  • Fun, not fussy, Newport dinnerware offers crisp geometrics on creamy white porcelain. Starfish wave their delicately detailed arms around the accent canapé plate. Newport Racing Stripe Rimmed Dinner Plate, set of four, $144; Newport Racing Stripe Rimmed Salad Plate, set of four, $108; Grace White Buffet Plate, set of four $144; Starfish Canapé Plate, set of four $80. For a source, Armadillo Ltd. in Avalon; Luna Rosa Home in Hoboken; Set Your Table in Lakewood or Caskata.com.


  • A school of fish in brilliant blue splash across the face of Caskata’s creamy white porcelain plate with a sense of energy and motion in an underwater tableau brought to life. School of Fish Coupe Dinner Plate, set of four, $144; School of Fish Dinner Napkin, set of four, $38; Sabre Bistro Red five-piece flatware setting, $125.


  • What’s your favorite fish? The Go Fish! Mixed set of six mugs features whimsical starfish and a school of fish patterns. $144.


3. Check, Please (Lenox)

  • What could be more Americana than a red gingham tablecloth and bandana napkins tied with twine — the perfect complement to the hardworking Blue Bay melamine dinnerware collection from Lenox. The lightweight, but durable pieces stand up to kids, poolside parties and daily duty with carefree ease. Lenox.com.


  • Organic shapes and artisanal designs merge flawlessly on the Blue Bay Melamine 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, $149.95.


  • Star-shaped watermelon slices lined with blueberries combine for a fun and healthy summertime treat.


4. Countryside Calling (Juliska)

This tablesetting, pictured in the book Together at the Table by Capucine De Wulf Gooding and David Gooding, the husband-and-wife founders of Juliska, is stocked with an assemblage of little things collected over time along with the company’s enchanting Country Estate collection of tableware. For a source, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sickles Market in Little Silver or Juliska.com.

  • Scenes from a traditional country estate are depicted like artwork on the Country Estate Collection in Delft Blue. Five-piece setting, $220.


  • Juliska’s Le Panier Collection takes inspiration from a French basket-weave pattern shown in Delft Blue. Dinner plate, $45.


  • “After foraging for raspberries at the edge of the woodland, I combined them with ruby-red roses and tucked them into my favorite teapot,” Capucine De Wulf Gooding says. “I think it’s fun to use pitchers and teapots as vases because it evokes a sense of charming quirkiness.” Country Estate Teapot in Delft Blue, $210.