It’s All About the Red, White & Blue!
Happy 4th of July!
Time to celebrate…fire up the grill, make a pretty dessert, and set a beautiful table! Isn’t that what we Tablescape Divas do best?!
Below are my tips and tricks for you for Easy & Elegant Entertaining this 4th of July!
SUPER YUMMIE Summer Recipes for your 4th of July Table
Speaking of picnics and barbecues, I’ve got some SUPER YUMMIE Summer Recipes here for you! Let’s face it, slaving over a hot stove is one of the LAST things I want to be doing in the heat of the summer, how about you?! So, instead, check out these Easy, Breezy menu ideas and take a break from the kitchen!
My Prince’s Lobstah (Lobster) Salad Rolls
68 Quick and Delicious Summer Salads by Southern Living
Quick & Easy Summer Recipes by Eating Well
My Super Easy & Yummie Veggie Rice
MORE Cool, Breezy, Easy Summer Salads…and Desserts…
Let me know which recipes you try! I’d love it if you’d share them with me in the comments below!
ELEGANT Table Setting
This “red, white, and blue” tablescape was actually a bit of a challenge for me. If you take a peek around my home, you’ll see there isn’t a whole lot of red white and blue going on…as a matter of fact…hardly any. I’m more of a pink, white and purple gal myself!
But…I wanted this to have the traditional red, white and blue theme…as I searched around I discovered much of what I found was very rustic and country looking in style…that’s all well and good, however, if you noticed while you were peeking around…there’s not much rustic or country to be found in my home either. What IS a gal to do in this case? Well…after searching here and looking there…I remembered that my daughter, Princess Brannabee, has red & white toile dishes and blue & white toile dishes and I was pretty sure I remembered buying her red goblets for Christmas one year…..a phone call later and I was pleased to find that I remembered correctly! One challenge down…
A bonus is that she also had these great blue dinner plates! Perfect! Now, for the rest of the table…while in a fabric outlet looking for a piece of fabric to cover the table…this after searching everywhere for a tablecloth that was “me” and still red & white…Prince Charming found this beautiful red & cream toile floral print fabric ($12)….Perfect!
Along the way, I had found some little flags and wooden star “wreaths” at Target (in the $1 bins)and some red carnations and white daisies (about $8) at the grocery store…Perfect!
Tah dah! It all came together perfectly! It’s red, white and blue but very “me”!
One more thing before you run off to enjoy this Patriotic summer holiday weekend……. A bit of history for you from the 4th of July 1787. Here is a link to a prayer in response to Benjamin Franklin’s call to “seek God” in 1787. Recently, I have found it quite enlightening to read more about the faith of our Founding Fathers and their vision for the United States of America!
Click Here for the July 4th Prayer
And……. I do wish you much fun & memory-making on this special patriotic weekend!
Blessings & Beauty to you~