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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's still July!

My Independence Day table photos are a bit late... hey it is still July!

The centerpiece of the table - a little of this and a little of that but I like the way it turned out. 

An overview of the table - just a few differences from last year's table; the addition of the star dishes. 

Another angle... I made the runner several years ago when my tablescaping was in its infancy. 

A pretty patriotic place setting. I'm not sure how appropriate it is to have a rendering of the flag on a charger (serving tray).  

Extreme closeup of the small pinwheel so you can enjoy the sparkles.

One of the adorable lady bug lanterns. Unfortunately they came in a set of three, would love to have one more lantern or even another set of three. 

Close up of the plate stack.

Finally, the ariel view of the table in all its red, white & blue glory!!  

After taking off most of the spring I seem to be getting back into the tablescaping flow, only time will tell.  

Did any of you watch the Christmas movies on Hallmark during the first two weeks of July?  Christmas in July might be a bit much for some people but I loved it! I loved every minute of it especially because it's been so hot here.

It certainly made me start thinking about Christmas decor and baking.  After watching one particular movie I got interested in traditional Christmas cookies & pastries from different countries. Some of them I got from the movie and others I just found online.  If you have any traditional Christmas treat, cookies, pastries or candies, recipes you'd like to share with me, I'd be happy to have them. I'm not sure how many I'll be making but I'll be sure to post the results of my recipe testing. 

I hope you're having a great summer and thank you for stopping by my blog!

I'll be linking up with Between Naps on the Porch and the Table It! party at Rustic & Refined this week. 

P.S. Still haven't been able to get the header on my page fixed, hopefully that will happen soon.


  1. Great patriotic table....and I am loving that red lantern!

    1. Thank you Christine - glad you stopped by!

  2. I am so glad that I am not the only one that thinks it is still July! Picnics and cookouts.... Yea!! I still have another table I would like to post in the good old perfect for July colors of red, white, and blue. I love the star plates and the pinwheels, every thing looks charming and patriotic. Have a great evening..... Candy

    1. Hi Candy - it seems like I had to wait a long time for summer to show up this year so I plan on dragging every last minute of fun out of it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!