Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

It's no secret that I LOVE the 4th of July!  I always have....so I invite you to join me.....


....at my star spangled table.

I found these cute little bowls at the dollarish spot at Target this year...


I found four different styles

Just perfect for.....

those red, white and blue holidays.

Michaels had these red and blue pinwheel straws this year.  I took one to work and when I take it to the kitchen to fill my glass with water, while I'm walking it spins around and makes me smile......yes, I'm easily amused.

We always had sparklers growing up as part of our celebration....so they became part of my centerpiece along with Lady Liberty.....

....I love this vase I found last year....perfect for holding flags.....

.....my little wooden Uncle Sam.....

....this year's Sam from Michaels at 50% off.
How about a view from the flagpole?
....so what are you doing for the 4th?
Wishing you a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  Here's a few tables from years past.


An "old fashioned" 4th from 2010

...a tabletop parade from 2011.....
....evidently I have a thing for pinwheels - July 2012

See ya!

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen at http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/2013/07/america-beautiful-happy-birthday-lets.html" -- check out all her fun tables.  Stop by "Between Naps on the Porch" and see her patriotic tables as well.http://betweennapsontheporch.net/dining-on-the-porch-for-the-4th-of-july/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BetweenNapsOnThePorch+%28BETWEEN+NAPS+ON+THE+PORCH%29http://betweennapsontheporch.net/dining-on-the-porch-for-the-4th-of-july/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BetweenNapsOnThePorch+%28BETWEEN+NAPS+ON+THE+PORCH%29


  1. Oh dear Martha, what a cute and fun table, it's so cheery and I have a smile on my face. The centerpiece is lovely. Hope you have a terrific Fourth weekend ahead.

  2. Very nice, Martha! I love that you used the sparkler boxes as part of the centerpiece. That really adds something to the overall look! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

  3. Sweet dishes Martha! Your tablescape is so festive...HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

  4. Delightful! You always do such a great job of Tablescaping! :) The little flag holder..well, I'm am coveting it! :)

  5. Martha, this is an adorable table setting. I'm smiling big time! I used sparklers this year too. They are a fun memory from my childhood as well. It was the only type of fireworks that didn't frighten me. Ha!
    Thanks for sharing your festive July 4th table. Have a happy one! ~ Sarah

  6. Just right for the day, my friend. After seeing all the wonderful red, white and blue dishes and accessories, I'm thinking I need some, too.

  7. Lots of fun is certain to transpire at your wonderful 4th of July table. The Uncle Sam's add the perfect quotient of whimsy. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy 4th! Cherry Kay

  8. Isn't it amazing how all of us do Fourth tables and they are all different. I like your Target patriotic bowls and the darling Uncle Sam. Bandanas add just the right touch as napkins. I'm loving your sparklers too. They bring a smile to my face and fun memories.

    Happy Fourth of July.

  9. Cannot believe those adorable bowls - I want some!! Your red plates are great, too. I bought some patriotic pin wheels a couple of years ago and I cannot get the stickers off. I am not amused - lol!! Hope you had a wonderful celebration today!!

  10. The bowels are so cute. I also think that table cloth is the bomb! Great table. Dianne

  11. Love this! Very patriotic! Hugs, Holly

    1. Thanks for your visit Holly -- It's always nice to have my blogging friends stop by!

  12. Oh Martha what a very fun table!! Love your napkins! What a perfect way to celebrate a Patriotic holiday!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

  13. Hi Martha! I love your tables! No one does a sweet table better than you. I hope you had a nice 4th and I wanted to tell you how pretty you look with your new hair doo. I've been reading on FB too about your weight loss! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I came back to say, I'd love for you to snap for me any time! :) Have a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  15. You created the sweetest table!! I would feel so special to be able to sit down there and enjoy a meal. Actually, I'd be too busy looking at all the lovely details in your creation to take time to eat! Haha!!
    Hope your holiday weekend has been truly extraordinary!!

  16. Oh I love those bowls! I have gotten out of the habit of tablescaping, so I'm not letting myself buy any more dishes until I get back to it again. We spent the 4th at a BBQ with friends and watching fireworks...very traditional and fun. We finally had some dry, nice weather but the rain is on the way back soon!

  17. I love that cloth with your festive scape, Martha! I remember sparklers as a kid, but now they are illegal in NY. My gkids don't know what they are!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, great to have you!

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