Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CAN YOU BELIEVE LAURIE IS POSTING MORE RED, WHITE AND BLUE AND MORE MOSAICS?

Can you stand a little more of the red, white, and blue on my blog? AND, can you stand more mosaics on my blog? I'm thinking about renaming my blog "Mosaics with Laurie"! When I am preparing a blog post, I always think I'm not going to use mosaics, but as I've said before, my decor just looks better in snippets rather than showing the whole picture, so I go back to posting mosaics. For tablescape postings that probably do not contain mosaics, go to Between Naps on the Porch.
























(I use Photoscape for mosaics)






EDITED TO ADD: Since I have had all of my dishes, etc. for so long, I don't remember specifics about where they were purchased. The two "quilt-looking" plates are china, and I do recall that the store where I purchased them was going out of business, and these were the only two they had left. They are made by Spode. The pattern is "Penny Lane", and on the back of one is "Patchwork 1", and the other "Patchwork 3". The dinner plates are just plastic plates that I've had for years. I don't think it shows in my photos, but on top of each patriotic dinner plate, I have a dark blue plastic salad plate. I think I got the lanterns at Hobby Lobby several years ago (of course they were on sale). The stemware is red and blue plastic that I think I bought at a flea market years ago. I purchased the placemats at Kohl's sale recently.

Thank you for joining me for a 4th of July picnic. Go to Between Naps on the Porch for Susan's link to all of the tablescapes. I wish each of you a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

66 comments:

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Talk about being "PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN", Laurie! THIS is all soooooo WUNDERFULLY & HAPPILY PATRIOTIC!!!

A+, TEN TIMES OVER, dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO thrilled n' grateful you shared this!!!

Love, Linda *

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all fabulous, Laurie!

Happy 4th of July!

Domestic Designer said...

Unbelievable! You did an wonderful job!

ceekay said...

Wow...this is really a patriotic table. How fun for the holiday. Have a great one!

Melissa Marie said...

Now THIS is how you decorate for the 4th of July! I love it all!! It is perfect!! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fun mosaics! Fun tablescape! Love those lanterns and the attention to detail here.

Happy Fourth...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Laurie this is all just wonderful...I am loving it...now I love those mosaics...I alos think mine look better than way ha ha!! May you have a great and safe fourth my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Laurie, Your mosaics are a feast for the eyes! Unfortunately my eyes are going bad since I started blogging! Have a wonderful 4th my friend!

Cindy said...

OMG Laurie this is gorgeous! We're home and we ran out of time! I so wish we could have gotten to Arkansas, I would have loved to meet you. I think we need a blogger convention or get together! As usual, your table is right out of a magazine, looking fabulous and patriotic! I love it! Hugs, Cindy

Sue said...

Laurie, I love your mosaics.I think having a variety of photos in a post is good... You're soooooo decorated for the fourth- Americana at its best. Have a good weekend celebration! hugs, Sue

elise said...

Hi Laurie,

Thank you for sharing. Patriotism done with great style,and class. Happy 4th!
Elise

carolinajewel said...

More, more, more!!!! I love it!!!! Those white lanterns are beautiful! The whole table is beautiful and I love your mosaics!!!!!!

Three cheers for more of Laurie's Red, White & Blue!!! :D Jewel

Carol said...

Love your patriotic table! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good mornin' Laurie! I want to party with you girlfriend! Laurie you are a master at this tablescaping thing! You have the coolest stuff! Your table is stunning! Every little piece (get it? piece..mosaic) oh well I guess you had to be here...anyway I love everything!!! You have a blessed July 4th! Love ya! Lauralu :)

LillyB said...

God Bless America!
This is so beautiful! Great job!!

Carrie said...

Wow!! Beautiful tablescape and backyard decorating.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a fun and festive table! Everything looks great. Hope you have a happy 4th!

salmagundi said...

OK, let's have a little discussion here. The usually talkative Laurie is silent. I need to know about the dishes, are they paper, plastic, or china. Especially, tell us about the patchwork ones in the first mosaic. I really love your mosaics - I need to learn how to do those. Sally

Just Breathe said...

Wow, I just bought some flags and paper plates w/napkins. Your displays are beautiful but where do you get the energy? I guess it's like my desire for Christmas ornaments. I have over 800 on my tree each year! It takes a good week to get it decorated.

Janie's World said...

Stunning patriotic tablescape!!! I love it!

marty39 said...

Laurie, I love all of your mosaics. They are always so pretty. Your tablescape is just so American. I love it all. The basket, lanterns, flags, dishes and everything. It all reminds me of 4th of July and wonderful picnics in small towns everywhere. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

Face it, Laurie. You're just a red, white and blue kind of girl--an All-American girl. Happy 4th of July.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Great job Laurie.. so fun and festive. Happy Fourth
hugs ~lynne~

Susan S. said...

As always....a WONDERFUL job! It would be so fun to come to one of your beautiful get-togethers!

What do you use to create the "mosaic" pictures? It's cool!

Happy 4th of July ....God bless America. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Laurie, everything is so festive and colorful. Just lovely!!

Happy July 4th to you.

Barb

Shelia said...

Oh, Laurie! Your pictures are wonderful! You're so good at the mosaics! I think I've told you that before. I love your table and have a wonderful holiday!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is just so perfect!! It's the best one I've ever seen. Makes me want to run up to Hobby Lobby and buy more stuff to make mine look that good!!

Smilingsal said...

What a wonderful holiday you're going to have! Your ability to decorate is super.

Brenda said...

You sure know how to do up a holiday right! Love those place mats and that galvanized tub for the drinks. Your guests are going to be so impressed!
Brenda

Chandy said...

Laurie, I don't care what you say about your "decorating being nonexistent", this is proof that you can match the best of them out there. This is one sweet setup! Love everything, but you know me, coveting those lanterns. LOL

Happy 4th and be safe!

Mama said...

A beautiful sea of Red, White and Blue, everything looks so happy and festive, happy 4th July Laurie. Kathy.

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, you are all fixed for the fourth! Your home looks lovely! I love the table setting! I love the tour of your town. I enjoyed reading about your father and the dog. Ok I admit it I still thinking of the picnic! I adore the umbrella, the chargers the cloth, the napkin rings, and the umbrella! lol

As you can see I am catching up. I had one wonderful week and was busy, busy doing tons of things to the house. Now I had four grandchildren all week and again tomorrow, and do not know when they will get another sitter. I am totally exhausted, I get a bath and go to bed after they leave. Ok I washed my hair, after I get leave your wonderful blog I going for the bath and bed! I go to Doc on Monday, to see if I am ready for surgery, It might take surgery to let me get off my feet! lol I am hoping I can wait for a few months, I want so much to finish all I am in the middle. Can't do it with children. I know she has a sitter come August. Too far away! I love being with them, put too much of a good thing! lol Thanks for stopping by, I just up to my ears in children and can't visit!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fabulous 4th of July setting, Laurie! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
;-D

Linda said...

Laurie, I love all the patriotic touches - lots of interesting items. That tablecloth is so pretty! Happy 4th to you and your family! Linda

Dixie said...

Of course I can believe it! I mean it IS the July 4th holiday! Have a wonderful time celebrating! Looks like you're ready!

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! Everything is so pretty! Looks like you are ready for a big party!

Have fun!

Katherine

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Laurie, please don't you ever apologize for your mosaics. I love them, and the way you put them together.

All of these sing the 4th of July in such a lovely way. GREAT job!!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. xo ~ m.

Robin said...

Oh Laurie.....I love your tablescape! So cute.....so red white and blue! You have got me motivated to dress up the house for the 4th. :-D

Hope you and yours have a most beautiful 4th of July.

printersdevil said...

I love your mosaics and all the red, white and blue. TFS

Kim said...

Laurie,
I'm late getting around to seeing everyone's tablescapes today. I love, love, love your patriotic stuff. You have more holiday decor that anyone I know. I am so jealous. You always showcase such fabulous finds. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really does mean a lot to me that you take the time.
Kim

Connie said...

Laurie, Love your patriotic theme. I especially like the ones with the flag draped on the fence behind the table.
Great work !!!
I have been doing a few just to get them off the site they are on. It is fun to sit and watch them get transformed.
Have a good weekend.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks soooo much for stopping by to visit and leaving such SWEET messages.
"You" are sooo amazing with all that "you" do!!! I can't believe how you do so much and are so creative on your blog and in your home, and work full time!! ta boot AMAZING!!

I love your mosaics! Aren't they fun to do?!

It looks like you're going to have a great 4th of July holiday with all your great fun decorations too!! Hope so!

Take care,
Sherri:)

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements said...

Hi Laurie, I also have to comment on the look of your photo collages. Your eye for design shows in the way you select the individual images, the relative sizes, the movement created by the way you arrange the shapes (creating the overall abstract design) -- sorry, too many words. Kudos for the creative and beautiful way you decorated for the holiday and for the artistry of your mosaics.

Thank you also for coming by to see my first try at a Thursday Tablescape.

Hope we'll visit each other frequently!

Bill

ginny said...

As usual, you never fail to amaze me with your creations! I love the table setting. You are very creative, Laurie!

bj said...

It's all just beautiful, Laurie.
Happy 4th..

xashee's corner said...

WONDERFUL photos!!! you decorate sooo BEAUTIFULLYY!! Thank you for sharing such GREAT inspiration!! Have a Happy & safe Fourth! :)

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Laurie,

Goodness - gracious - I never get tired of your beautiful mosaics and especially the ones in my favorite colors of red and blue.

Your photographs are always wonderful and your tablescapes are just perfect.

Happy Fourth of July,
Blessings,
Erin

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Can you hear me SCREAMING Laurie?! I love your table setting! Every isty bisty part of it! Your plates are so yummy and a great find...many years ago! Must be on the hunt for some red, white and blue plates! You sure know how to set a table and welcome family & friends to your home! Wish we lived closer!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Laurie, I think you have cornered the market on red, white and blue! Your tablescape is fantastic!

Ginger said...

Laurie I think you have enough dishes to invite us all over for a bbq. lol. Very patriotic...
Happy 4th

Shirley said...

Looks like a great festive picnic. Beautifully done!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

You really went all out! And you should. Independence day is a day that should be remembered and celebrated (in any country for that matter). just thinking of what our ancestors have done for the country is all amazing. :-)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Happy 4th of July to you! :) Your tablescape is just too cute! Delightful and festive! Love the tablecloth! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Lady Katherine said...

Laurie, the old child school desk, the top is painted white. I have two rooster placemats turned sideways on the table top. I do have roosters painted on the floor, and one rooster I cut out of wood and painted is hanging above the table. I change out this table ever so often and replace it with a big table.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wow! You went all out! Absolutely fabulous!


Hope you have a great 4th!


Manuela

HiHo said...

you mosaic Diva you!so much fun to visit. happy fourth. heidi

Sonia said...

Laurie,

You have created the most patriotic tablescape I've seen! Beautiful and fun with so many great details! Fabulous!!! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

printersdevil said...

I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

xinex said...

Your table is so beautiful and festive, Laurie! I enjoyed looking at everything..Christine

Cote de Texas said...

omg! I can't wait to see how you celebrate Christmas!!! This is toooo cute and I love that underwater camera too.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful table! Love your plates and centerpiece with those awesome lanterns! I think this has been one of the best TT's ever...seeing all these glorious patriotic tables throughout Blogland! Thanks for an awesome TT, Laurie...this is postively stunning!

Linda said...

Still catching up on tablescapes.
Wow Laurie, this one is great! So festive, I love it!
Thanks for dropping in my blog.
Oh, those wire stands I had on my table, I got at a local shop but I think they are from Tenderheart catalog. I have seen them in off white or the black.
Hugs, Linda Q

Miss Janice said...

I love everything about this tablescape! Great job:)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh this is all so pretty! I don't think I ever get tired of the red, white, and blue combination.

Thanks also for your mosaic tutorial. I like when someone puts it in terms that I can understand! I will have to try that program someday, maybe when I get my computer back.

Kady

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