Monday, June 15, 2015


In just a few short weeks we'll be celebrating the 4th of July! The glorious commemoration of our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The day we declared our independence from Great Britain. It's a great ALL AMERICAN day marked with everything red, white and blue! Cities are full of parades and fireworks. And families gather together to enjoy the first warm weather  of the summer for those first picnics. 

Tablescapes come alive with bold bright colors. 

Who doesn't love to host a party al fresco? There's nothing like a beautiful sunny day or an evening sky full of stars as a backdrop for a terrific party. 

I couldn't resist these sweet lobster print plates that add just the right combination of color to my simple white dinner plates and navy chargers. Of course lobster is so messy, I found these great kitchen towels that "stand in" for the typical cloth napkin.

Bouquets of patriotic colored flowers are easily accessible at local grocery stores and farmer's markets this time of year. I bought 3 bouquets and combined them creating one large bouquet.... blue tinted hydrangeas, white babies breath, and red perfect! The patriotic star on a stick is from Dollar General.

What's your vision for your ALL AMERICAN tablescape this 4th of July? Are you bold and bright like I am?

                                                    Wishing you a beautiful day!