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

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. So CUTE ~ Lucy and the table. Happy 4th of July.

  2. Hi, Ann! I'm with your husband...I don't care how it looks, just so long as it tastes good! Mini pies are NOT easy to make! I know this firsthand. I have taken to just putting the fruit mixture in a ramekin and topping it with a pierced crust. That's the best I can do with 'em!

    Such a neat table! I really, really like the bowls. The different patterns makes each place setting look special in and of itself. The gingham napkins are a wonderful touch! They really give the tablescape an all-American, "upscale downhome" look! The prize ribbons are a CUTE idea to give the whole table a little fun and whimsy! Terrific idea to display the pies atop those candlesticks, too. Hmmmmm....stealing THAT idea for sure! :-)

    I hope your weekend has been a good one! Take care!

  3. Wow I am loving those dishes! and the mini pies too! Everytime I see ramekins I always pass them up because I can never remember that they're good for mini pies...Yours look absolutely delicious!

  4. I am quite embarrassed to admit that two Christmases ago my son and daughter-in-law gave me one of those pie making machines, and I still haven't worked up the courage to use it. So I am quite impressed with your adorable little, handmade mini pies. The table is lovely as well.

  5. How did I miss this setting? Love this! The pies are a sweet touch, but I really love your bowls, which very much remind me of bandana prints. Also love the unusually shapes plates layered together. Very nice!

    Lory at

  6. I don't know which is cuter, Lucy or the apple pies! What an adorable idea for the 4th of July, your table just screams Americana! Over the top adorable!