ISSUE 26  |  Independence Day

10 Easy Pieces: Fourth of July Celebration

June 30, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Whether you’re planning a block party for the whole neighborhood or a lazy afternoon in a hammock (followed by fireworks), we’ve rounded up essentials for a Fourth of July celebration:

Above: Stripes just feel right. From British upholstery fabrics designer Ian Mankin, Devon Stripe in Indigo or Peony is £24.50 per meter from Curtains Made Simple.

For more stripes, see Ticking Goes Luxe at Ian Mankin.

Above: A set of two Enamel Servers in either white or navy is on sale for $10.99 (white) or $14.99 (navy) from West Elm.

 

 

Above: From Annin, America’s oldest flagmaker, an Old Glory American Flag made of cotton bunting with sewn stripes and embroidered stars measures 3 by 5 feet. It’s available for $46 from Bestmadeco.

Above: A red wooden Folding Adirondack Chair is made of solid ash and has rust-resistant hardware; $199 from L.L. Bean.

Above: Made in Australia, Variopinte’s Red Enamel Plates are lightweight and unbreakable. “This enamel dinner plate’s vibrant red cinnabar colour was created by crushing natural pigments mixed with glass powder, then applied by hand,” says March SF, where prices range from $24 to $32 per plate depending on diameter.

Above: Made of red English leather and with a white ash handle, a Leather Fly Swatter “harkens to a pre-plastic era”; it’s $15.95 from Kaufmann-Mercantile.

Above: Walking home from the beach in the dark? A German-made Feuerhand Lantern is available in red or black, for $39.95 from Portland’s Hand-Eye Supply. See more favorites in 5 Favorites: Classic Oil Lanterns.

Above: Made in Colorado, a woolen Rover Pack is the result of a collaboration between Topo and Woolrich. Its compact design belies its multipurpose capabilities: it has two exterior zipper pockets, a laptop sleeve and two side pockets (to carry bottles) and is $189 from Bridge & Burn.

Above: A cobalt blue Tree Swing from San Francisco-based designer Tina Frey is made of hand-sculpted resin that looks like sea glass when the sun hits it. It comes with a 12-foot length of white rope and is $300 from the Dwell Store.

Above: A red metal tube bird feeder with a plastic perch and cover has a transparent panel so you can monitor seed levels. A Seed Dispenser is 139 SEK from Garden Home.

Above: A party-sized red Coleman Steel Cooler won’t leak, won’t rust, and won’t disappoint the guest who reaches for the 84th can of beer (the cooler’s capacity is 85 cans); $100 from Amazon.

Above: A 4th Of July Flag Burlap Banner, hand-painted on burlap and sealed to withstand rain, measures 30 inches long; $16 from Lyladee via Etsy.

 

Above: Made by Germany-based designer Blomus, a stainless steel Palos Outdoor Torch on a wooden stake will burn for eight hours. It is 5 feet high and is $57.59 apiece from Lekker.