I'm revisiting my July 4th post from last year, as we'll be away for the holiday.
I bought this tablecloth from Domestications catalog
many, many years ago.
It has stayed really nice but, of course, it only gets used 4 times a year:
I took the above photo of the centerpiece
before I found the middle
(very technical decorating term, ya' know)
Remember those gum balls leftover from
Princess Caroline's birthday party?
Don't they resemble a waving flag in
this Crate & Barrel appetizer dish?
This is one of the 3 Josephina vases
I bought from Bill at
I used 2 with votive candles on the table
& one on a shelf in the foyer.
Thanks for letting me buy these
hand-blown Polish treasures, Bill.
The brand new salad plates
(stickers were still on them)
were a thrift store find
at $1 each.
♥♥♥ the diamond pattern around the edges!
American Whitehall (1960's)
tumblers for lemonade, iced tea
or maybe even a beer?
The Candy-Apple RED chargers were purchased
before Christmas at Big Lots.
I'm SO glad I bought 12 of them!
The white plates are a mixture of
(available from Horchow)
My flatware is Oneida's "American Harmony".
I thought the name was especially
appropriate for the occasion.
The sideboard is set up, using my new
"tube quilted" table runner that I
just finished making.
You can read about how to do it
HERE & see more photos, too.
It was really easy, honest.
This is what the other side looks like.
I'm using my Longaberger Cracker Basket to hold some RED treats to go along with cake & cupcakes.
My patriotic JellO, which takes hours to make,
looked so pretty, chilling in the refrigerator
that I had to take a picture.
I thought it looked so cool.
It is worth the wait!
The blue JellO does not come in
sugar-free form, but the strawberry is sugar-free
& the Cool-Whip is "Lite" so
this dessert is pretty favorable for diabetics.
These treats below, on the other hand, are NOT!!
Not this, either!!!
I want you to know this was NOT how I requested the cake to be decorated. I think it is hideous but I didn't have the heart to ask the girl to do it over, since it was a special flavor order.
I'm sure it will get eaten & the kids will ♥ it!
(Pavilion cake pedestal by Ralph Lauren)
After I had taken all these pictures,
I went to Big Lots today &
found these darling little bowls.
They mimic the wave appearance of the
Crate & Barrel dish.
I bought all 7 that they had & still need 5 more.
They will be perfect for orzo salad or coleslaw
or any side dish really.
They add that extra little touch...
like the whipped cream on the JellO!
I remembered to put the nuts in the stars, too.
(Dollar Store, last Christmas)
Look how pretty the
iridescentglass reflects the candle light.
Before you go, I want you to see what is inside this quilted tote.
A very patriotic quilt
for only $20 at Walmart!
Perfect for a night at Blossom Music Center,
the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra
or a picnic in the park.
Also perfect as a tablecloth in the gazebo
for extra seating!!
More of the same napkins & rings, chargers & silverware
but we have BLUE Pier One plates along
with Walmart stars out here.
I can't remember where I found the napkins
& napkin rings. It was so long ago & my memory
isn't so great these days. LOL
Look at the cool web effect the peak of the roof
makes on the bowls of the spoons.
Neat reflection, huh?
This little swirled dish, below, is one
of 3 serving pieces
from Crate & Barrel.
Here are the other two!
Gorgonzola stuffed Greek Olives
Mozzarella cheese with grape tomatoes in EVOO.
Fritos & Salsa are going in this one from Jo-Ann's.
Have a *COOL* 4th of July!
and don't forget to fly your Flag on the Fourth!!
Thanks for visiting the Gazebo House
& thanks to Susan at
Between Naps on the Porch
for hosting our favorite Thursday event
Also linking to I Savor The Weekend
for her Partiotic Linky Party &
4th of July Treats!
The Tablescaper for
Have a safe & happy holiday!