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!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Husband's Birthday Table

Happy Birthday to my sweetheart! We are having ice cream and sprinkle cup cakes! The table is set for him and he was very happy to see his own special celebration! Isn't it fun to have birthdays, for I love seeing smiles on every one's face.

The place setting is colorful for Birthdays to me say " Hello" we are having a party!

This turquoise ice cream cone is ready for the best ice cream around. Each place setting has a turquoise, pink or green ice cream cone. We will have Blue Bell Ice Cream, which comes from the little town of Breham, Texas. If you are in Texas, be sure to go into a grocery store and buy any flavor for they are all delicious. We are having moollennium! It is moolicious!

I had to show you the great dessert or salad plates called pinwheel. We will be having our sprinkle cup cakes on these.

Here is the turquoise dinner plate, I am using it as a place plate to add more color. My sweetheart has blue eyes and so they will match.

You guessed, I will be using a pink ice cream cone for mine. It is more of a girl color!

Here you are getting the bird's eye view with a Happy Birthday sign encircling the centerpiece. The Wilton cupcake stand is great, for I found it on sale and it even disassembles.

Does this make you hungry? I do love cupcakes!

These ice cream cones are my flower vases, with white carnations suggesting vanilla ice cream.

The ice cream cones are wrapped with wire foil party hats.

This close-up is of the ice cream spoon.

Let's Party!

The balloon party horn highlights the bright blue in the napkin.

Our balloon Birthday hats add to the color combinations in the dishes.

The ice cream spoon came in a set of four different styles: a banana split dish, ice cream cone, Eskimo pie and a hot fudge sundae.

He had a wonderful Birthday and really enjoyed his own surprise tablescape. Don't we all love celebrations and making our family feel special. I always forget to thank Susan for her kindness in letting us share all this fun. She works so hard each week making us feel welcome and I love seeing what new table she creates. This is a big Thank You to you, Susan!