Hello everyone, sorry I haven't visited much of you, but I'm finally getting the hang of our new schedule. Plus, I'm learning how to bake, so that's part of what's keeping me from blogging lately.
Well... for today's triple post, I'd like to share how our dining area that now normally looks like this...
To something like this! I'm sure Susan can appreciate the Met in this one. LOL
"A Salute to America"
Dollar Tree finds
My hubs was supposed to come home Sunday afternoons, but his new Chicago crew gets the 4th off every year, so he came home yesterday afternoon instead! Yay! And since I had no plans to do anything for the actual Independence Day, that also changed!
We all of a sudden needed to put together a table and menu worthy of America's most important day of the year! Where did we turn to to pull this off? Why, Dollar Tree of course! See this candle, isn't just so cute?
Sally, are you seeing all the blue? LOL
Rhoda, my true treasure today are those wavy blue stemmed martini glasses! Only $1 each from DT! I found the last good six at that particular store. Yay me!
How do you like my placesetting? The placemats, glasses, candles and star bowls are all DT finds. The Libbey "Star" bowls are for potpourri, but since I don't do potpourris, I used them as our ice cream bowls! The red Canopy "Cranberry" plates (Walmart- $1 ea), I used as chargers for our shallow salad bowl, "Classic White" by Corelle (2005). The flatware, they're my everyday Hampton "Lace". See them perfectly balanced on top of the bowls? Mr. Man (my dear hubs) said it reminded him of fireworks sparks! How cool is that?!
We hit Albertson's for the menu and I found that the red Gatorade G2 "Fruit Punch" was the perfect complimentary shade! Those blue napkins (Anna's Linens- .99 ea) were from my Memorial Day table.
The other cute thing I found at DT were these three different looking hanging twister sticks I hung on our pendant chandy. Talk about a tall centerpiece! Gotta love that! And see the star banner on the drapes, that was the last one there and I knew it would be perfect with the table.
Instead of a full on flag theme, I let the candles show off our pride for the ol' "red, white and blue"! The "Two Bubble" glass candlesticks (Hobby Lobby- 80% off) looked great with the glasses.
Thanks a bunch to our hosts today and to all of you who came by to visit. Thank you all!