Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Happy 4th of July

Are you seeing Stars and Stripes on the table? Do you gather your decorations from the storage containers, from the new sacks of items, or by shopping the house? I do all the above and just hope I can remember where and how I envisioned an idea. Patriotic party is the theme of this Fourth of July celebration. I starting by showing you different parts of a place setting. I began by using a bright red napkin wrapped with a stripes and stars ribbon and inserting a small U. S. flag.

To see the next part, we will again look on your left. The stars are continued by using either a red, blue, or clear star votive at each place setting. I was happy to find these place mats with a faded jean stripe.

The next part of the picture is to view the right side. The simple red silverware compliments the stripes in the place mat.

By now you will be thirsty,then keep looking to your right. Each place setting has a red goblet with beading on the foot. A beverage of sweet iced tea or pink lemonade is a cooling thought or are you thinking something a little stronger.

Are you surprised to view the whole place setting? The plate is square with red rim and accented with white stars. The red sherbet is centered on the plate to use for a dessert or for fruit. I'm thinking strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream on top. The other alternative is red berries with a poppy seed dressing. The sherbet and goblet are matching.

I placed these patriot metal bird houses front and center for my sweet mother bought these for me. She said I thought of you when I saw them. The funny part of the story is the red vase. I knew I needed a vase for the carnations. I went to the store looking for one and came home empty handed. I walked into the family room and there on the bar was sitting my tall red vase.

The close-up is to help view the glitter of the red shiny filler.

One of my favorite new finds is the tiny wooden basket with the patriotic saying. I have six for each place setting and they each have different sayings.

I envisioned each mouse couple carrying the basket on a Fourth of July picnic. What would they carry in it? Fried Chicken? No, Cheese and Crackers in a star shape for they are patriotic mice!

Here is a close-up of the mouse carrying his favorite flag for the Fourth of July picnic.

The overhead view of the Fourth of July table shows and explosion of red, white and blue.The patriotic carnations are arranged in three containers. With the tall red vase in the center, the two white vases and two wooden candle holders with red candles flank it on each side.

Another close-up of the carnations with the sparkling red stars.

This birds eye view is a vision of all the stripes and stars to complement each other.

Our friendly grill master has prepared a tray full of hamburgers for the mouse picnic.
His girl mouse is cheering for the red,white and blue with her tiny flag. This is table for a very happy Fourth at our house and to send that same happiness to you on this special day.

A Day of celebration for our Freedom!

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