I am glad you came by. I might not be able to respond to your comment right away because right now, I am probably in the Yucatan Peninsula relaxing. But I will catch up when I get home.
I posted this tablescape in advance, my 3rd series in patriotic ones, so I can join in with Susan for Tablescape Thursday. Check out her tablescape too at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ along with her other participants. You will be amazed how creative bloggers can be.Some of you asked about this water feature on our deck. It's called a Wet Deck. Whenever we take the grandkids to water parks, they always seem to gravitate towards the wet decks, so when we built a pool, we decided to build a wet deck also. I have never seen one in a home setting , in fact, our pool guy has never built one before us. They were faced with a lot of challenge. They had to redo the pipes 3 times before they got it right. We are the only home in our city that has one and the kids really enjoy it. We can set the water in different levels, from low to very high. The water recycles into the pool.
Now, for the patriotic tablescape, series 3. If you saw my post last Sunday, you would have seen a glimpse of this table.
We threw a pool party for our grandkids who were visiting us so I set the table outside. We served barbecued chicken, rice, cole slaw, corn a cob, watermelon, chocolate cake, a coconut dessert and a float.
A wooden "America" word in red, white and blue, a candle holder with stars and bumble bees created the centerpiece. When I was watering the plants that morning, some red begonias fell off the plants and I picked them up and placed them in little Polish pottery vases and added them to the centerpiece.
My sister gave me this set of patriotic plastic plates, bowls and servers last year and I mixed them up with my Polish pottery servers. Plain red paper napkins and some in blue with white stars and red stripes are placed in an iron Southern Living at Home napkin holder. It has a bar that keeps them from flying when it is windy.