Kegs and coolers of beer may be typical Independence Day accoutrements, but when my partner told me he loved me for the first time on the 4th of July, we were drinking Champagne. Now there’s no going back. With so many good, approachable sparkling wines available, why not put a bottle on ice to go with your fireworks? Liven things up further with a cooler that’s outside the box.
Enamel utility bucket, $36, homesongmarket.com
Provençal terracotta vase, $135, Pear Tree Antiques (Crestwood Shops)
Glazed stoneware face ceramic, $30, Stuff (Brookside)
Large terazza pot, $38, Golden & Pine (The Shops of Prairie Village)