Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer Setting by Ted and Debbie’s Flower Garden.
Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer. Setting by Ted and Debbie’s Flower Garden.

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] pinnacle of summer in Oklahoma is the Fourth of July. Every family has unique traditions, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in style. Go beyond the customary patriotic decor and spice up your holiday with distinctive furnishings that will add a pop to your party.

Debbie Willson of Ted and Debbie’s Flower Garden in Tulsa knows the key to a festive Fourth of July gathering: a creative table setting.

“My family has so much fun with this holiday,” she says. “My daughter Olivia was instrumental in getting the table setting together. We used white hydrangeas and blue delphinium, and since we were thinking about our freedoms in this country, we used freedom roses. We pulled out old plates, red and white napkins and copper cups, too,” she says.

And if you’re looking to host a patriotic party this summer, Willson has some tips to keep your ambiance original.

“I think it’s important not to be too ‘cutesie,’” she says. “You don’t have to use those cheesy bright reds. Silver and gold seem to work well, too.”

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