Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

It's time to play again! I am posting early because I can foresee hecticness coming around the corner. I just don't want to miss all these parties.

I do apologize in advance if I am unable to visit you nor comment in a timely manner but I promise to catch up as soon as I can when we get back.

My sister is arriving tomorrow from St. Louis to stay with my mom while John and I take a break on a short Caribbean cruise with granddaughter, AJ. We just wanted to take AJ out of the country for a few days. She arrived the other day so actually, I already have been pretty busy trying to finish everything I need to do before leaving, preparing for my sister's arrival and shopping for AJ's needs.

But I wanted to leave the table set for the 4th of July for my sister to enjoy and use.

I am linking with the ever gracious Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for Tablescape Thursday.

I see a some thrifty finds on the table so will link with Leigh for Thrifty Thursday at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/

and with Diann for Thrifty Things Friday at http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
I am also linking with her monthly Thrifty Tablescape.

I set the tablescape on the small table in the breakfast nook.

Do you think it is patriotic enough? I think so!

Staffordshire Liberty Blue dinner plates showing the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

I got 9 of them from Ebay for $23.07 plus shipping of $12.17. I added them to other matching
pieces that I have had from past years.

How d'ya like to eat your salad on the home of George Washington's momma.

I aded the flag just by sticking it into the bucket to complete the patriotism.

The Liberty Bell as you know is inside the Independence Hall. I used to see it a lot when I lived in Philadelphia.

I like seeing the glow cast by the candles.

My centerpiece is just a grouping of red, white and blue with stars items including an egg shaped blue and white Polish pottery S & P shaker.

The flag stands proudly!

The plain blue glass goblets were $1 each from Walmart. To make the table more elegant, I added Bohemian crystal champagne glasses. They are not that thrifty but I think they are reasonable, $35 for 6 of them.

The cobalt blue "Remo" flatware are from Neiman Marcus on sale for $67.36 (free shipping) for a complete service for 8 set.

I love the lace tablecloth! It's thrifty too, bought it for $3 from one of the vendors in the store. As John said, it is not having a booth that is the real value there but what we find and buy from the other vendors. Don't you just love the fringes?

Found this votive candle holder at Ross for about $3 also.

Thank you so much to our hostesses. And for you all, especially the ones who repeatedly takes the effort to leave nice comments, I truly appreciate you! Thanks!!!

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