by Marisa Marcantonio

If you are entertaining this holiday, do it in style with signature colors that are not all stars and stripes. Mix it up and relax, summer is finally upon us!

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Hang some star lanterns from the trees for instant evening glamour. Available at Cultural Intrigue.

Photo Courtesy of Mottahedeh
Instead of being so matchy matchy this 4th, bring in some exotic appeal with these great tin dragon plates from Mottahedeh. The pattern comes in china to use inside and tin for outside.

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Get some shade under this darling parasol from Cultural Intrigue, the go to source for umbrellas and hanging lanterns.

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For picnics and poolside entertaining, melamine or tin are good choices. They look good, last a long time, and kids won't break them. C.S. Post offers Polka Dots in red white and blue.