Well, this holiday the temperature outside is
right in line with the title of this post...
People, it's HOT!
We have had 100+ degrees since we got back home...
our grass is dying, plants are dying...
Did I tell you,
I should stop complaining...
I have air conditioning and a way to pay for
the really big bill that will follow,
so I should be thankful...
I thought I would set a festive little table
in honor of the 4th of July...
and then tonight when it was time for dinner
Austin came in and asked if we were eating outside
since there was a bunch of "stuff" on the table...
still workin' on these boys... still workin'
Come on in a see all of my "stuff"
I found the placemats at Old Time Pottery.
A fun mix of chambray blue, red and navy plaids.
A red geranium sits in the middle of the table
and will stay inside for a while...
maybe I will be able to baby it and keep it alive.
I placed the potted plant down inside
a Pfaltzgraff Heritage mixing bowl and filled in the
the gaps with some festive tissue paper.
All set and ready to go...
We saved a seat just for you...
Flatware is Cambridge...
Pfaltzgraff Heritage dinnerware that I have had since
college. It has held up well and we have only broken
one piece...pretty tough stuff.
The glasses are ones we use every day.
They were a boxed set from Big Lots.
Since the weather man says there is not a break in the
heat any time soon, I think we'll celebrate the 4th from inside this year.
Since I am trying to watch my pennies
after returning from vacation,
I just used items I had on hand for my table...
nothing new or overly exciting,
but if I could run out to grab the perfect little touch, I think I would have
to grab a set of these Stars and Stripes luncheon plates from
And a set of these little sundae dishes...
They would be a perfect little touch, don't you think.
Hope everyone has a wonderful
time with their family and friends as we
celebrate our freedom and this great nation
that we live in.
Happy Independence Day!
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