One of the tables for our 4th of July celebration is all about the stars and stripes. I think I purchased the tablecloth at Target.
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On the 4th of July, some of our guests (the younger crowd) eat outside, but some of us (the older folks) like air conditioning while we’re eating. So I’ll have a table set in the sunroom for us “older” folks (not yet old enough for assisted living, but too old to enjoy dining in the heat). Excuse the angle of these photos. I’m still trying to figure out how to take photos with all of that light coming into the sunroom.
Our Lowe’s Store had these plastic, restaurant style baskets and liners marked 50% off recently, so of course, I had to buy 8 of them. I will serve pieces of fresh fruit in the baskets, along with a dip in the little blue plastic bowl.
Instead of flowers in my flower holder napkin rings, I used toothpick flags. We will be using those to pick up and dip our fruit, so I won’t have to wash a salad fork! You can just call me Lazy Laurie.
When we finish our fruit, we can pile our food on the Moda Home patriotic plates, purchased several years ago at Tuesday Morning.
Of course, we’ll be having corn on the cob. I have no problem cooking it for a crowd, since I learned how to do it on Pinterest. Do y’all cook your corn with husks on, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes? I just lay them on the racks in the oven, and when I take them out, it is sooo easy to remove the husks, and the corn is sooo moist. I have so many great sounding recipes on my “Food Fun” Pinterest board, I’ll never get time to make them all!
Can you tell who is waiting under a cloche on a nearby table?
Shirley Temple is ready to provide after-dinner entertainment. This little cutout was a $2.00 purchase at the recent auction I attended. She was originally on the top of a box of Shirley Temple note cards, but she had fallen off the top of the box and was being kept inside. I don’t think anyone else at the auction had looked inside the box. They probably wondered why that crazy lady was buying a beat up, very plain old box. (Of course, even if they had looked inside the box, they’d probably wonder why the crazy lady was buying a Shirley Temple cutout!)
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I’ll be linking to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesdays at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Because I’m sharing my $2.00 Shirley Temple, I’ll also link to Thrifty and Vintage Finds at Dagmar’s Home. (To be honest, everything on the table was a thrifty purchase, because I “nevah” pay full price for anything!)
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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.
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.
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.
I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
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.
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.
I hope all of you have a safe and wonderful weekend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! laurie
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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