I love holidays and the 4th of July is one of my favorites! We had already celebrated earlier with our family and Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I both had colds so we just stayed at home this year....We had terrible thunderstorms around here so all the fireworks displays were rained out anyway.....but, I still had fun decorating and setting the table....just for you!
Before the rain started I got some outdoor pictures of my garden flag.....
....and these cute little tin firecrackers for the yard.
I found these at "Through the Garden Gate", one of my favorite local antique, vintage and "what-not" stores.
....I may just leave them up all July.
My little Spunky Man is ready to greet you at the door.
A couple of flags in my door arrangement.
Welcome to our red, white and blue table!
Red, white and blue checked cloth layered over a red one.
Come and have a seat....our menu for our celebration was hot dogs, hamburgers, bbq, corn bread, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, Paula Deen Ooey, gooey cake topped with strawberries, blueberries and cool whip with plenty of iced tea (sweet and un-sweet).
Plates are topped with a paper flag napkin found at Tuesday Morning.
Red salad plates from several years ago - Marshall's.
Red Johnson Brothers transferware -- Strawberry Fair. These belonged to my in-laws.
With my two napkin rule (paper for the mouth, cloth for the lap) - the navy blue napkin with a white star was purchased a couple of years ago at Kohls.
Shell everyday stainless flatware.
red antique goblets.
Antique Betsy Ross postcard.
Wooden stars from Kohls many years ago.
I found three of these (only two designs) at Through The Garden Gate.
I believe this little drum came from Peebles about 10 years ago.
A patriotic nutcracker from my collection.
I've had this patriotic rooster forever too.
The other design on this cute little card/ornament.
It's kind of hard to see, but this is The Statue of Liberty. Antique store several years ago.
overview of the table.
Tip top view of the centerpieces.
One last look --- I sort of put everything patriotic I had on the table....these things will be split up and placed in several places around for the rest of July. I try to keep them out all month.
And lastly a little picture hanging in my kitchen that says, "I'm proud to be an American"......hope you had a wonderful Independence day gathered around tables and backyards, porches and pools with those you love, thankful for our freedoms and liberties! Hooray for the red, white and blue!
I hope you'll get the chance to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" to see all the tablesettings this week. There's sure to lots of inspiration and ideas for your next gathering. Congratulations Susan for 150 weeks of hosting tablescapes!
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