Wednesday, June 30, 2010

STARS AND STRIPES…AND CHERRIES AND CHECKS?

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I fell in LOVE with these plates on a blog I visited, and now I can’t remember which blog it was. Please let me know if it was your blog, so I can give you credit. I was sooo excited when I recently found the same plates at Tuesday Morning, and they were on sale!  Needless to say, I bought all of them that they had.

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An American flag, waving in the wind, is one of my favorite things. I just love that sight. Behind our pool, I have a metal flag that appears to perpetually wave in the wind.

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My husband is a member of the local Lions Club. One of their fund-raising projects is selling yearly flag subscriptions to local businesses. Every Federally-declared flag day, the local Lions Club members deliver flags to businesses who have subscribed to this service. I love seeing all of the flags flying when I drive down the streets of our little town.

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I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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Since this is a holiday weekend, and since I am posting about some of my favorite things (my new plates and flags flying), I am going to post the link-up for Favorite Things Saturday early (which is only fair, since last week I was late posting it).  I hope you’ll post some of your favorites and link up to Favorite Things Saturday.

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Since summer makes me think of enjoying a meal outside, I will be linking to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper.  After you see the Favorite Things posts in Blogville, be sure you go get links to visit all of the Summer Sundays postings too.

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I hope all of you have a safe and wonderful weekend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! laurie


51 comments:

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laurie, I love those plates too! Your blog looks beautiful and so patriotic! I love this time of year...have a Blessed 4th!

Lou Cinda :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Did you make the flag in your header? I love it! I need to find something to have Thinkin' of Home on.....Have a great 4th!

Cheyenne said...

Love those plates! Your blog is a feast for the eyes-I'm enjoying looking through it!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Those plates are fantastic! I would have snatched them up too! Have a wonderful 4th!
Michelle

The Muse said...

oh I want to come over and visit! just look at your wonderful settings! Super sweet! what a festive time we would have, chatting and cheering!
light up the sparklers, !!!
the 4th is nearly here :)

Sherry said...

Love those plates too Laurie. Great find. Your table is so cute. I really like how you placed the individual place settings on a tray for each person, very smart!
Have a great 4th!
Sherry

Sue said...

Once again, you have another fantastic mosaic, Laurie. What fun plates- guess I need to go check out Tuesday AM. Love how well they coordinate with the cherry tablecloth and your striped glassware. Just too cute. Always get inspired when I visit. xo Sue

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great picnic table set for the 4th! I love it Laurie! I love all your tables and those plates are wonderful too!
Happy 4th to you and your lovely family!
Cindy

Sailing Simply said...

Fantastic setting! I love your plates too! I can certainly understand why you went to find them! They are so cute! Happy 4th!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Those plates are fantastic, I remember seeing them too! Your table looks great-Happy 4th!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wonderful table setting and have a very happy fourth!

~~Carol~~ said...

That's the perfect tablesetting to celebrate our country's birthday! I have those same plates, and they're my absolute favorites! You might have seen them recently at Sweet Bee Cottage. I hope you and your family have a fun-filled 4th!

Stacey said...

You lucky girl! I've been wanting those dishes too. Tuesday Morning here I come. :)

Tell your hubby that the flags are fantastic. My husband and I love to see the flags flying.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Lovely post and pics! Dd and I both lol at your new flag header and rhyme☺

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and festive!
Have a happy 4th!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a cute, festive table! SO glad you found those darling plates! I need to visit our Tuesday Morning again soon! I love the checks with that cherry tablecloth!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Miss Laurie,

I think that you are an amazingly talented decorator and I so enjoy myself every time that I visit.

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

You are a wonder!

Barbara said...

What a fun tablescape! I love the idea of a flag subscription. It must just fill your heart to see all those flags. Happy 4th!

craftyles said...

I love how you offset those pretty plates in the little tray. Also love the glasses and lantern in the center. Bring on the fireworks!

vignette design said...

Happy 4th Laurie,
I am in love with those plates! I'm off to Tuesday Morning with my fingers crossed. Do you know the make just in case they don't have them?
Love your patriotic tablescape. Really wonderful picture of the flags along the street too. Mine is flying high too on my balcony! Have a great 4th! --Delores

aimee said...

i think i need to make a trip to tuesday mornings! the flags are beautiful. all swaying in the wind. what a sight.
blessings,
aimee

Prior said...

ohmygoodness! i Love those plates!!!!
Lezlee

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Those are really cute plates, I can see why you fell for them!
Donna

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie...

I'm with you, Girlfriend...I love to see our flag "flying high and proud"! I'm so proud to be an American and thank the Lord for His many blessings to our great country!

Well sweet lady, you have done it once again...you have beautifully set a very festive and gorgeous 4th of July table! Ohhh...I love your new dishes! They are so pretty with the beautiful flowers and little flags...and I love that pretty red checked border! Your red and white checked tablecloth is perfect with the new dishes...love it!!! Sooo pretty, Laurie!

Well Darlin', wishing you and your sweet family a very Happy 4th of July!

Love ya,
Chari

Sarah said...

Laurie, I adore those plates! How sweet to have the flags flying among the beautiful flowers and then a red check border to top it all off. Perfection!
I think my favorite thing about this post is seeing all the flags flying along your local streets. I think that is the best idea! Love it when communities pull together and show their patriotism.
Happy 4th of July! From the looks of your table it's going to be a festive one! ~ sarah

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love these plates ...and amazing tablescape....Your blog header is a favorite...Have a Happy Fourth

Connie said...

You are such a great table decorator. Is that what you are called if you decorate tables ? What a good deal on the plates at the store. Right time and right place.

Do enjoy your weekend and Happy 4th to you and your family.

Connie said...

LOve your table and decorations, Laurie.

Have a great weekend and happy 4th.....

Connie said...

LOve your table and decorations, Laurie.

Have a great weekend and happy 4th.....

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Pure patriotic perfection;)! I NEED you darling dishes...they are wonderful and the flags...LOVE the flags...you can never have too many!

Happy 4th!
Cathy

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

HOW I love our country!
We are so blessed!

xashee's corner said...

my goodness i have missed your blog!! i am still without a good computer and struggling with my husband's. sure sorry i missed your giveaway, it looked AWESOME! Thank you so very much for perking up my day with your FUN blog! Have a SUPER day! :D

SmilingSally said...

Of course you love those plates, Laurie. Who wouldn't?

Happy 4th to you and yours!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Laurie,
I just became a follower and posted something for Favorite Things! Have a great 4th!

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful red, white and blue table Laurie! the dishware is so fun! But, I have to say, my favorites are the beautiful linens! oh, I love that tablecloth and the napkins are so sweet!

I hop you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

vignette design said...

Ok, I'm officially obsessed with those plates!!!
I haven't looked at Tuesday AM yet, but found the last 6 on the internet! Won't get them in time for the 4th, but that's ok. I think they make great summer plates too for al fresco dining. Have a fun and safe 4th!
xoxo Delores

bj said...

These new plates are just precious...so cute and your table is so festive.
Thanks so much for hosting each week. I have so many favorite things, I just know I'll never run out of them!! :))
Happy 4th,
xo bj

Kim said...

I love those plates, too. What a beautiful photo of all those flags in town.

xinex said...

Those plates are real pretty, Laurie, no wonder you like them and glad you found them. I love all the flags waving in the streets and love your pool!..Christine

Mimi said...

Laurie, ♥ your patriotic table...the plates are really cute and look great sitting on the trays. I love when I see all the flags flying along the main avenue to downtown.
Have a great weekend!

LillyB said...

I love the 4th of July! Your table is so pretty and patriotic Sister!! I want to cry every time I see our Flag flying proudly so it really overwhelms me when I see more than one!!
God Bless America!
Happy 4th of July!
Lilly

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Laurie and a Happy 4th of July!This is the first time I am joining in on your Saturday party. Such fun! I do love those plates you found an my ultimate favorite store! Those cherry napkins are so so cute!! Just love them. I also do love to drive down a street lined with our nation's flag. Makes me swell with pride that I am an American! Again... have a safe and happy 4th! Hugs!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! I love your patriotic tablescape! Those plates are wonderful! No wonder you were excited to find them! Happy 4th!...Debbie

The Muse said...

I can hear the music, the bands blaring...the flags snapping in the breeze. You have given us a post filled to the brim with a sensory extravaganza!
Happy 4th Laurie!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry I am late - almost forgot. :D

The Tablescaper said...

Laurie:

I love this post even more the second time I see it. I covet those plates!!! They are PERFECT!!!!

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays"!

- The Tablescaper

Cabin and Cottage said...

Those festive plates are pretty sweet! happy 4th! Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Our Tuesday Morning never got those plates in or I would have bought them
also..they are darling! If you ever see them again, let me know! Your table looks darling..and I love the flags around town. Excellent! Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful table! I love those plates. I love seeing all of the flags blowing in the wind too.

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! OH, did I miss the party! It looks like you had a grand ole time! and I love seeing you at work making pretty! You do it well, sweet friend.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jami said...

OK! I'm officially your newest follower...the adorable plates from Tuesday Morning did it for me!
smiles!

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