Showing posts with label RED WHITE AND BLUE PARTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RED WHITE AND BLUE PARTY. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I have THE BEST personal shopper.  She not only knows what I like; she knows that no matter how much I like it, I won’t pay full price!  My sister-in-law, Brenda, called me about a gift store in her area that was going out of business.  She described a metal patriotic wagon that she knew I would love.  When she told me the price, I screamed, “yes, get it for me before someone else snaps it up!”

Bargain Hunting with LaurieIsn’t that the cutest thing?  When she was checking out, the sales person told her it was supposed to have a casserole dish in it.  I just happened to have a dark blue casserole that fit it.  Okay, there’s more to this story.  You’re going to wish Brenda was your sister-in-law before I finish this story.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For my birthday, Brenda gifted me with this adorable matching cutlery holder, and

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

the matching napkin holder, and

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

this wonderful matching cake stand (which I used to elevate my centerpiece, since I didn’t bake a cake).  I cut some of those peonies, which you may remember seeing bent over on the ground in my Backyard post.  No, Brenda cannot be your sister-in-law, and you’ll have to contact her personally if you want her to be your personal shopper.  I’m so glad my sweetheart has a sister, who is not only a great friend to me, but also a great shopper for me!

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

So, with the addition of a few things I already had, I got the table ready for a Memorial Day celebration.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For patriotic days, I love to get out my Moda Home melamine plates that I bought at Tuesday Morning several years ago.  If you missed it, I shared my Memorial Day cloche in my previous post.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day celebration, as we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. laurie

I’m linking to the Red, White, and Blue Challenge at Cuisine Kathleen’s Let’s Dish Wednesday and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Monday, June 28, 2010


My tabletop for this Tuesday is really a ledge top, but sweet Marty will let us post ledges for Tabletop Tuesday. Please join me in celebrating America’s birthday on the ledge of my china cabinet.

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The post cards are reproductions.



A Christmas ornament:


happy 4th

I am linking this post to A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday and to Anything Goes Here for the Vintage Red White and Blue Party, even though my red, white and blue decor is reproduction vintage. I hope that’s okay. (The Uncle Sam Pez dispenser is probably one of the oldest things on this ledge. However, the cardboard Happy 4th cutout was something that I found in my Mother’s stash, so I don’t know how old it is.)


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I’m so glad you came to visit my blog. Thank you. laurie