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Monday, July 4, 2016

Fun and Friends On the Fourth

After a parade this morning, lunch at the club, and a swim to cool off, we are having some good friends over for a simple meal to celebrate the fourth.  This table doesn't scream "Fourth of July" the way some of my tables have.  It's more of a nod to the holiday.  This centerpiece was left over from a dinner at a concert on Friday night.  It has the laaaaaast of my hydrangeas in it with some red Gerbera daisies and some white shasta mums.

Here's the overhead of the table.  I started with this cream, red and blue stripped cloth with napkins to match.  I just love stripes, don't you?

I set this up out on the round white deck, after much debate.  It is HOT here, folks! 

Here's the location, just outside of the French doors in our living room.  You can just see the lake over the railing.

This is the placesetting.  

I started with this whitewashed wooden charger from World Market.  That, my friends, isn't a stain on's the photographer's shadow!  Duh!

The next layer is a cream dinner plate from ZGallerie.  Love the scalloped edges!

Here's an international minute for you!  The salad plate says "Villa San Giovanni Italy", is made in Portugal, and is celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the USA!  It is made by Metceramica.

These sailor's knot napkin rings go with the anchor on the plate.  I got them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Some people do not like colored glassware, but I think it adds a lot to a table.  The blue glasses are so old I can't remember where I got them, and the red are from Homegoods.  They are a little fancy for this table, but I love a mix.

These salt and pepper shakers are from Cracker Barrel. They actually have some interesting table pieces.  And darling little girl clothes.  (Not that I ever get to buy for a grandaughter.  Boo.)

We love this wine and it's a happy coincidence that the label goes so well with the table. 

I might take these flowers back inside until our guests get here, since it is so hot. 

Just hamburgers and pasta salad and watermelon.  True picnic food.  Our guests are bringing dessert.  I wonder what it will be.  Something cold, I hope.

This is what will greet our guests at the front door.

The basket doesn't show up on the door, but it is just a grapevine basket.

And this is what will greet them down by the street.  I've had the bunting up for several days, and I'll leave it up for a while.  I'm proud to be an American, and I'm praying for some sort of healing for this country.  But that's another post, right?

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  1. You set a beautiful table. I just love a gorgegous tablesetting. You can serve pb & j sandwiches but it will still be elegant when served so stylishly.

  2. Love your tablescape. The word that comes to mind is "fresh". Your table is beautiful! Looks classic with clean lines. Warm and friendly. Anyone would love to sit at this table. Your front door piece is beautiful and those gates... stunning!

  3. This is a great table for July 4! I love your blue and red glassware. (I got some red goblets at Pottery Barn, I think, that are a really pretty red and look like glass until you pick them up and realize they are plastic. I used them on my July 4 table and my 4-year-old granddaughter accidentally bumped an empty one and knocked it over. I thought my daughter was going to have a fit, and I quickly reassured her that it was unbreakable and no damage was done!) Anyway, I love the tablecloth and napkins with these plates - it all makes a very festive table. Love your door decor and bunting, too - and I join you in praying for our country.

  4. What a lovely tablescape. I love your round table they are the best. Thank you for linking up with Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  5. Love your patriotic table. Those dishes are great, and I like the bunting on your gates. Glad you had a wonderful 4th.

  6. I love colored glassware and would love to have more.This is a perfect nod to the holiday and thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story.

  7. Great Patriotic Table, loved everything about it. Great job.
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. Love this! That tablecloth print is wonderful and of course the dishes look great with it. Love the flowers too. Too bad it's so hot there for you. Seems like there's a lot of that going around the southern states. I love the colored glassware- I agree it adds a lot to the look!

  9. Looks lovely! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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