Simple Celebration Decorations:
4th of July Flowers

4th of July decorations don't have to include red roses and blue carnations. Instead you can choose from some seasonal favorites like red dahlias, red gerbera daisies, and anything in white (especially peonies and sweet peas). For a touch of blue, hydrangeas are looking amazing right now. Here are some simple ways to incorporate flowers into your 4th of July celebration.

1. U.S.A. mugs
The combination of letter mugs has been used a lot at weddings to spell out love, but this is a fitting message for this summer. Don't think this is just for the 4th, bring these mugs out in a few weeks for the Olympic celebrations.
Mugs from Anthropologie

2. A Fresh Alternative
This is a beautiful and edible display showcasing the season's freshest fruits in America's colors. Farmers Market ceramic baskets from Anthropologie

3. Keeping it loose and simple
Throw in a bunch of red, white, or blue flowers for a loose arrangement and this jug creates a simple, all-American look.
Re-create this with the SOCKERÄRT jug from IKEA.

4. Mercury Glass Sparkle
If you have a bunch of mercury glass from the winter holidays, bring it back out for some Independence Day sparkle. The silver looks great with masses of white flowers and you can add some festive red and blue textiles to top off the look.
Mercury glass can be found at Luna Bazaar

Images: Claire Bock