Wednesday, July 3, 2013

America the Beautiful~ Happy Birthday! Let’s Dish #69


Good evening, Ladies, hope everyone has something enjoyable to do tomorrow to celebrate our country’s birthday!

My family is out on vacation this week, so it a busy week!  I hope you are getting to enjoy this start of vacation time too!

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Last year I found these plates at Savers for 1.99.  I managed to get 8.

They are called Colonial by Warren Kimble.  You can find them online , but for more than 1.99.

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I started with a r  w and blue cotton tablecloth from Boscov’s, on sale for 7.99.  The napkins are a co ordinating plaid, also from Boscov’s.

White charger via Noritake outlet, blue dinner from CTS.

Nautical napkin rings, .25 from CTS a few years ago.

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Fresh white hydrangea from my yard in a blue  ceramic sundae glass from Pfaltzgraff.  I think they were .98

Blue glass votives, .89 from CTS

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Blue stems from Dansk, red star cookie cutter from PB years ago, very cheap.  I would tie a tag on to each and use it as a name card.

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Patriotic flip flop salt and peppers  were $1 at CTS.  They are so cute!

Flatware from HG.

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On each end I used the patriotic watering can toothbrush holders I got for .19 at CTS last year to hold some more hydrangea.

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I was sweating bullets doing this this morning, it is SO humid!

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For the kiddies, I found this red white and blue licorice to use as a napkin ring.July 2 2013 031

They will have fun eating their napkin ring!

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Wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth!

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Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, I always enjoy hearing from you!

I am joining Stone Gable for TTT, Thrifty Things Fri. Tablescape Thursday

Your turn!


  1. Kathleen - I love your table! I am totally jealous of your great flatware. It is so perfect for a red, white and blue table! I think Boscov's has the very best values on table linens. I really enjoy shopping online from them. Your flag plates and plaid napkins really complete the theme. Happy 4th!!

    1. Hi Diane,
      Yes, I shop on line with them too, only when they have sales though. I don't even know where there is one in NY, def not on Long Island.
      Happy 4th to you too!

  2. Hi Kathleen, what a great table! Your patriotic plates are wonderful and those s & p flip flops are too cute. I loved everything about your fabulous table. So sorry that it's so humid there. We've actually had nice weather. Thanks for hosting and Happy 4th!! xo

  3. hi Kathleen, Happy 4th! I love your new flag plates, and the star flatware is so fun. Your whole table is festive, the hydrangeas with flags look so good! Thanks for hosting,

  4. The licorice for napkin rings is so cute for the kids Kathleen! Love your flatware and bargain Colonial plates! It's humid here too since it's been raining for a week :) Wishing you a Happy Independence Day!

  5. Wonderful table in honor of the great USA, Kathleen! I love your dishes, I would have bought them too at such bargain! Love it all, from the linens, to the cute flip flaps, lol..Thank you for hosting this fun party. Have a wonderful Fourth weekend with all your family.

  6. An early 4th celebration for us, so I'm going to enjoy exploring the entries at Let's Dish this evening and tomorrow. The flag plates are outstanding. I must look them up on the website. Love the red and white plaid tablecloth with the white undercloth. The licorice napkin rings are so clever. Are they sticky? Thanks for inviting us for a peak and for hosting us. Cherry Kay

    1. No stickier than a regular Twizzler, CK. You can be sure they will get eaten before the dinner gets on the plate, lol. But, hey, it's summer, and 4th of July, we bend the rules!
      Enjoy your 4th, CK!

  7. Kathleen, your plates are wonderful....I love your table.....
    thanks for hosting all of us here...
    Happy 4th to you..
    Love, Mona

  8. Kathleen, Happy Fourth to you and your family. I appreciate all the work you do to host this party.

    Your table is so festive. Since I adore hydrangeas your white ones are very special. Your table in full view showcases your beautiful garden too. Love your manicured hedge. A wonderful backdrop!

    You find great bargains and unique accessories. I am amazed.

  9. Nothing better than red-white-and-blue!
    Happy 4th!

  10. Love your use of the plaids in this patriotic scape. Oh Kathleen, the bargains you find! You make me so envious. Your table is "stand up and cheer" worthy. Have a wonderful 4th of July, and thank you for hosting. laurie

  11. Lovin' the centerpiece K! Wishing you a great time with your family-Happy 4th of July:@)

  12. How fun! Hope you have a great vacation. We've had so much rain this week -- hope it doesn't dampen the fireworks! Love your very cheerful table all set for the 4th -- have a great one!

  13. Love your newest dishes, Kathleen...I got some new ones too! The patriotic flip flop salt and pepper shakers are too, too fun & so is that R/W/B licorice for napkin rings. I like how your mind works.
    The entire table looks so very festive. Let's hope we have nice weather for the party.

    I've been thinking about you, off & on, all week, as you put away all your *stuff*. How is Mike's back doing?

    Thank you for doing LD again this week.

  14. Ooops, I forgot to tell you how beautiful your hydrangea bushes are! My two tiny ones survived the winter & have several blooms each, but NO WHERE NEAR what yours have. AWESOME!

    Now, I'm off to dig out my start shaped cookie cutters...thanks for the inspirational reminder. LOL

  15. Truly a beautiful table for a 4th of July celebration! Love your wicker set it looks so comfy. Hope we have a sunny day tomorrow. xo

  16. Love your table on the porch! What a gorgeous spot. Perfect mix of red, white & blue. Thanks for hosting for America's Birthday! Have a safe & happy 4th too.

  17. Happy 4th, Kathleen. Your table is absolutely gorgeous, and your garden is the perfect setting. Love your porch!xx

  18. Your tablecloth is exactly what I've been looking for. It's wonderful. The flatware is great too! A great tablesetting!

  19. Katheen, our tables look VERY much alike: I have the same flatware! I love that tablecloth too. Thanks so much for hosting, I am so happy to be part of the party this week! XO, Pinky

  20. I'm betting you have a big time celebrating with family at your wonderful place. Let's keep our fingers crossed for bright and sunny weather which we've not had a lot of here.

  21. Your table is fabulous! Love the plates and the goblets. You got a great deal on those plates. Happy 4th! Thank you for hosting!

  22. Happy Independence Day to you and yours Kathleen!!

  23. Your porch is the perfect spot for a festive 4th party. Everything looks beautiful, Kathleen. Your crisp white wicker furniture says American summer to me. I envy your beautiful ocean side vista.
    Great deal on those cute plates. You are a magnet for great finds! And using the toothbrush holder for the hydrangeas....very clever. It's like a flower frog!
    Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

  24. Kathleen, your patriotic table looks terrific! I especially like the flatware and find the pattern stands out so well with the other accessories you've used. Looks like the makings of a wonderful family sit-down meal. What's on the menu? Happy Independence Day!


  25. Hi Kathleen,
    Love the weathered patriotic flag dishes and the patriotic flip flops are adorable. You table makes me want to sing the National Anthem! Dianne

  26. Your table is so beautiful and so patriotic, Kathleen. The stars and stripes plates are so perfect and what a bargain but my favorite of them all are the flatware.....Christine

  27. Kathleen, I love your table and the patriotic theme is a favorite of mine. Every element is fabulous. I only wish I had your resources. I am coveting the flatware and the flag plates.
    Have a Fabulous Fourth!

  28. A very pretty red white and blue table! PERFECT for the 4th!

  29. I love your table, and I am putting some flatware like that on my wish list. If I can't find it, I'm going to make it.

    Hope you have a wonderful Independence Day. I'm late getting here today, but I will visit about as I always do this evening.

  30. I am allllllllll over that edible napkin ring made of twizzlers. Yum! Happy 4th. Hugs, Holly

  31. Beautiful red, white an blue table, Kathleen! I love the edible napkin rings ;)

    Hope you're having a wonderful time with your family and enjoying less humid weather. We are finally having some decent weather today, thank goodness!

  32. Your table is so festive, Kathleen. I love your porch even more every time I see it. I know you have a busy summer ahead of you. I hope you and your family enjoy a very happy 4th of July.

  33. Kathleen,
    Love your patriotic red, white & blue tablescape on the porch, dear one!!!
    The children are going to LOVE the napkin ring idea, very clever indeed!!!
    Your entire porch looks so inviting!
    Just a peek of your lawn and gardens makes me want to linger a moment longer on these Lazy Days of Summer!!!

  34. So so pretty! Your sharing the place and the beautiful pieces is so wonderful! The lovely ideas like the cute star cookie cutter used in the goblet is great. Your flag plates are the perfect plate which accents this tablescape! I appreciate your hosting each week. Have a wonderful weekend!


  35. I think this may very well be my favorite 4th of July tablescape of yours to date! This is really classic and cool, Kathleen! I love the red & white cloth over the pure white! That's such a great summer look! And those Savers plates!!!!!!!! How cool are those?!??!?!!! The flatware fits right in, and the fun twist (literally) on the kids' napkin rings is great!

    Your back yard area is looking tip-top, and I love the fullness of your hydrangea bushes!!!!!!!! I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful day despite the insufferable heat and humidity!

  36. I love your table. So perfect for a Patriotic holiday!! Beautifully done!

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  38. Hi Kathleen:

    Love all of the plaids together. Those are great plates that you got at Savers.

    By the time I got to WS outlet you were long gone. I didn't get there until late. And if there were more, I would have gotten them for you.

    Hope you're having fun enjoying having the family visit.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  39. Your table is lovely and so striking with the white porch. The flag plates are perfect and so festive. I hope you had/have a great vacation!


  40. Hi Like your 4th July setting.Perfect for the occasion.everything looks so beautiful.Hope had a great time....Sujatha...:):):)


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