Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July and Apple Pie

We are ready to celebrate the 4th of July with some Apple Pie!
Not just any old Apple Pie!  But prize winning mini pies!
We set the table with some good old Red White and Blue.'
I love these bowls because each one has a different pattern.
I topped the bowls with some candles and sparklers.  These stick candles are nice for lighting the sparklers. 
Gingham checked napkins and denim plates and mugs all add a little more Americana to the mix.
 Reminiscent of a good old county fair, we handed out some ribbons!
That third pie wasn't quite so pretty.  You should have seen the first batch!!  They never made it in the pictures!!  Of course my husband didn't mind - he said they tasted just fine!
We will be enjoying some fireworks to celebrate Independence Day!

It will be interesting to see if our new puppy, Lucy, will like the fireworks as much as we do.

She has already developed a deep loathing for the vacuum cleaner!  She hid in the bathroom hunkered down behind the toilet after that experience.  She won't fit there for long though, she is growing like a weed.  I find myself vacuuming when the boys have her outside just to keep her from having another panic attack!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July Weekend!

Placemats and Napkins - Pier 1 Imports
Chargers - Old Time Pottery
Red Plates - Marshalls a couple years ago
Denim Plates and Mugs - Homegoods last year
Flatware - World Market 
White Candle holders or Pie Pillars! - Target - but they were dark, I spray painted them white last year
Patriotic stick candles and plaid ribbon - Michaels
ribbons - made on my Silhouette
Mini Pies - made with my  Bella Personal Pie maker

I will be linking to the following parties:
Table It @ Rustic & Refined
Metamorphosis Monday @Between Naps on the Porch

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Colorful Summer Table

Summer is calling!  Telling me I need to set a casual fun table!

When I saw these light turquoise and orange chevron napkins - they just sang summer to me.

I paired them up with some matching pillar candles, keeping the center piece light.
Some fun summer drinks and mugs
and some cute straws!
I stuck with mostly white plates, and popped an orange scalloped dinner plate in there for some additional color.
I ended up with a bright, breezy summer look.
Ready for a respite from the sun on those weekend days we spend working in the yard.

Sources for the table:
Placemats, Napkins and Flatware - HomeGoods
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
White Dinner, Salad Plates, Parrot Coconut Juice - World Market
Orange Plates (on Clearance now) and Candle Holders (dark, spray painted white) - Target 
Mugs - Marshalls last year

I have been a bit busy these days because we have a new addition to our family!Meet our new puppy - Lucy!
 With being on constant puppy watch - not a whole lot is getting done around here!!  She is a challenge and Brandy has been a big help watching over her.
In no time - Lucy will be bigger than Brandy.
Lucy is half Golden Retriever and half St. Bernard, Brandy is half Golden Retriever and half Lab.
It is going to be many Dog Days of Summer around here!

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be linking up to the following parties:
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps of the Porch