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July 1, 2009

**** HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY****





Well guys I thought I would do a Fourth of July table for you today...again I shopped my house and the Dollar Tree !!! Please go by and see our Susan at Between Naps on the porch to see all the great Tablescapes out there today for your enjoyment...







Paper Lantern Dollar Tree...
















I cut me some Camille from my garden and added some flags and the Blue vase I got from Dollar tree last year...I just love these sweet little flowers and after they dry they make the best hot tea YUM!! I planted one package of this about 15 years ago and it has spread all over my 11 acres now....










Used my ceiling light fixture again for the centerpiece...just added some little star lights and a Red White and Blue candle to it...And of course more Reindeer moss...Oh I love this stuff...Another thing I grow up here on my trees, it will only grow in the shade at winter time, but it also dries beautiful ...







Salt and Pepper are really my old ones that have roosters on the front just turned them around for the day...ha ha!! Hey they work for me...







Napkins I got from Hospice thrift store a few months back...got eight for $1.50...Added the bows from Dollar tree...Place mats also what else DOLLAR TREE !!








Cobalt Blue plates also Dollar Tree last year...Oh girls don't you love that store...








Red Plates also Dollar tree they came 4 for a Dollar...plastic but who cares at that price...I will put them in my picnic basket....









Oh I know what does fish have to do with the Fourth...well I just had these and I wanted to use them like Pretend chargers ha ha!! these I got a set of service for 12 about 12 years ago..they are all hand made by a shop in Sutter Creek,Ca called "Fine Eye" I have every piece this man made including the canisters set....Just love his detail in his work...









Glasses Dollar Tree...Last year...








So there you have my pitiful attempt at my Fourth of July table for you ha ha!!!


No matter what each and everyone of you is doing for the Fourth may it be a great and safe one for you...Hope you all eat lots of wonderful food and spend time with your family and friends....My Daughter # 1 and 3 is coming so I know I will have a wonderful Fourth...And PLEASE take a moment to Thank all our servicemen and women who give us this FREEDOM to enjoy this day...**** "HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA"**** At 233 years old your just getting better....





Love and take care!!





Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria



62 comments:

ceekay said...

I ADORE how you used the small bows for napkin rings! Genius!! Happy 4th!

marty39 said...

Gloria, I just love your tablesetting. Those cute little bow napking rings are wonderful, and what great napkins. I love the fish plate as a charger, it is just gorgeous. I am with you in that I really do enjoy the Dollar Tree, they just have some of the neatest things. Your light fixture centerpiece is so cute. You always have such great imagination. Love it. Have a super 4th and be safe. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

I just know you will have a spectacular fourth with your family. Enjoy! Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

Hey!!! I'm the first... as long as I don't take too long!!! Beautiful tablescape, Gloria. Uncle Sam would be proud to sit at your table!! I was at Dollar Tree today and I DID NOT see half of the great stuff you have! Poor me! I did get the flags and some decorations but my store really doesn't have a lot of dishes. I would have been really happy with those blue glasses. They will go with everything. The fish plates are so cute (chargers indeed!!). Up at the lake, fish~anything is very popular. My husband refuses to eat his sandwiches on anything but these glass fish plates we've had forever. I like yours.

I like everything. You have very innovative ideas like the light fixture as a centerpiece and turning the roosters away from the camera. You are a sly fox!!

I wish you and your family lots of great food, big smiles all around, a lit up sky at night and wonderful blessings!!

xoxo
Janie

PS I saw the paper lanterns but I didn't think they would look this cute~maybe I should go back...

Pear tree cottage! said...

Your 4th of July table is so lovely As you enjoy your summer day think of us here in Australia...waiting for snow!!

Lee-ann

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Pretty 4th of July table, Gloria!! Very patriotic.

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous tablescape girl!

I LOVE the bows on your beautiful napkins. I have to try that one out very soon. ~Pretty, pretty!

~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

abeachcottage said...

gorgeous! I love the paper lantern and the candle and the thrifted napkins - all pulled together beautifully

happy tablescaping

Sarah

Allidink said...

Wow I just love this patriotic tablescape! It is so cute! I'm all pumped now for this weekend :)

All the best,
Allison

susan said...

Disney says they are the "happiest place on earth"--sometimes I think Dollar Tree is :) Love that light fixture!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You can't beat the Dollartree for some really good stuff! Your tablescape is terrific! Have a wonderful 4th of July, Gloria!
~Patti

Justine said...

Gloria, this table looks fabulous! I can never find anything good at my Dollar Tree. How is that fair? Although, I don't see the possibilities in things the way you do.
Now that reindeer moss is totally cute, but ya know, microscopic critters live in there, right? Same with the Spanish moss we have down here.

Justine :o )

carolinajewel said...

That is not pitiful at all!!!! I love your lights and centerpiece and the paper lantern. Shoot, I just love it all!!!! Have a great 4th with your girls! :D Jewel

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, your patriotic tablescape is just beautiful! Happy 4th! ♥ Diane

ps yes, Chris & Grace still live next door...

debbie said...

HAPPY TABLESCAPE AND FOURTH OF JULY GLORIA,
I TOO, LOVE THOSE PAPER LATERNS
EVERYTHING IS JUST WAITING FOR FUN...GORGEOUS
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG
ANGEL HUGS
debbie

xinex said...

Everything is so pretty, festive and patriotic, Gloria. And I love your table and chairs. Happy Independence Day!...Christine

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What a beautiful table! Love the settings and the fish plates are FAB! Happy TT and 4th!

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, what a beautiful table! You are outdoing yourself each week, Dear One! I see some of that moss! I love that stuff!
Oh, I've been so busy with Mother this week. Taking her to doctor's appointments and other things! I'm tired!
Happy fourth, Gloria!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy 4th! Those napkins are especially festive.

D said...

Well, I love the whole thing, and the music was just the right choice. :)
D

Melissa Marie said...

I just LOVE those napkin rings... and that paper lantern is just too cute! All of this is so patriotic and festive! Love it! :)

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful tablescape for the 4th. I just love the dollar tree, you never know what you will find there! Your table looks so inviting...

Have a happy holiday weekend.

Jill said...

Have a happy 4th! :)
I may not have a table to decorate but I sure do have some kids.. I have red,white and blue to cover them from head to toe.

Dawn said...

Hi Gloria, I just love the way you folded the napkins and used the bows on them. They are...Gloria-ous!
Dawn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it, Gloria! Wow, you can really tell in these pictures how your new size is working. Neat!

I love the way you did those napkins... so cool! Love it all.
Love you, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

bj said...

What a fabulous table, girl...just beautiful. You have a special way of bringing it all together...
Happy 4th..Enjoy your girls..
xo bj

Loretta said...

As always your tablescape is just beautiful! The red white and blue is so festive and I love the light fixture centerpiece. Have a safe and fun 4th of July!Hugs, Loretta

"Blossom" said...

Oh, Gloria
From the looks of this tablescape you will be celebrating with a bang! I love the dishes and the glasses. Great ideas with the decorations. Have a great 4th.
blossom

onlymehere said...

I especially loved the napkins and the turned around rooster S&P shakers!! Roosters can be patriotic can't they?! LOL! I came away with good ideas from you today! Cindy

Chandy said...

I love it! Those DT goblets are so much prettier with that setup! Gorgeous fish plates, wow! You're lucky to have grabbed all that the artist made, as it is just pure wow!

I love how you treated the napkins! So cool!

Tootsie said...

girl...it looks incredible!!! now I read your comment to justine...don't worry...I will never go farming on you!!! I think it is silly...if I am growing something...it will be in real dirt with a real me to water it!!! lol
I can just imagine these guys...lol...what will they think of next!

Sue said...

Gloria, I love what you did for this tablescape- the bows for the napkins, your centerpiece w/the lights, candle and moss,AND the fish plates! Those are adorable!! I think I need to check out this store... :-) Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Miss Sweetie, you know I just love this table. It is so pretty, festive and inviting. Such a happy spot.

Have a wonderful and blessed July 4th!!

Hugs, Barb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, this is wonderful! And you got that Photoscape figured out now! Your photos look fabulous! Love your use of the little 4th of July bows for napkin rings. That plate with the fish is sooooo great! You have got a fabulous 4th of July table. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! laurie

Lynette said...

Love it all Gloria - so festive!!

Happy 4th to you -

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria my friend... I love, love love the way you did your napkins... they are incredible. We don't have the Dollar Tree store in our area.. probably a good thing.. Those dishes are out of this world. I hope you're having a super visit...My Bailey will be here for the w/k. So that means laughter in the house and yes my dear.. fishing lots of fishing... Happy Fourth my dear friend,
hugs ~lynne~

Happy@Home said...

I just love your tablescape, Gloria. I also love how you told us where you found all of your cute things. I can see it's time for me to pay a visit to Dollar Tree.

Thanks so much for you recent visits, kind words and prayers for my family. I truly appreciate it.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Hugs,
Kim

janet said...

Oh Gloria, very very lovely. So perfect for your celebration. We celebrated our Canada Day yesterday, always a fun day. Happy 4th of July Gloria!
hugs
janet

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Gloria that table setting is far away from pitiful. Outstanding! Can your hear me clapping? I think that it is absolutely beautiful. What a great job. I too love the Dollar Tree. You will notice I had some of those little bows about my place too. The face on the tree and my little frog. Bows are so versatile. I just love them for everything, and after Christmas I buy up all that I can just for this reason.(The silver, the gold, the red, and sometimes we find other colors.) Never pass up the sale on bows I always say. Yea Gloria. You go girl. "Country Hugs", Sherry

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

This looks fabulous Gloria for 4th of July and you can't go wrong with the dollar stores. I do however forget to go to them sometimes.

Happy Happy 4th of July to you too! Enjoy yourself-

Smilingsal said...

With those decorations, you are bound to have a happy 4th.

Cindy said...

I'm back Gloria!! You have done an absolutely beautiful table, fit for a magazine spread! You make dollar tree look like a million bucks! Happy 4th my friend, Cindy

Fieldstone said...

Hi Gloria, What an adventure you've taken us on in tablescaping for the Fourth of July. My favorite item is the fish plate charger, but I love your lavish use of flag motifs and the red, white, and blue. How nice that two of your daughters will be with you to celebrate this most patriotic of holidays. God bless America. Hugs, Pam

printersdevil said...

What a great festive table. Nice job. I LOVE the Dollar Tree.

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Gloria,
All I can say is WOW!! This all looks so festive!
Those tiny flowers clustered together look like fireworks to me!! How neat! I love it!

Hope you have a really nice holiday weekend sweet friend!

Sherri:)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Gloria! I love Dollar Tree! The one by my house doesn't seem to have all the goodies you girls out in blogland seem to find...but I get a few good buys here and there too!! Loved your tablescape! Creative centerpiece!! Happy 4th!!

lilsista said...

Your pretend chargers are my favorite! Love the table scape! How many hours did it take to do? I sure hope you have a very happy holiday and that you enjoy every minute spent at that wonderful table! :0)

Judi said...

Hi Gloria
What a beautiful July 4th display..everything is so pretty. I love the song playing in the background too. I'm not American but that song gives me the goosies. Its sooo nice!
Happy 4th of July to you.
thank you for sharing
Judi

Madeline's Album said...

Great post for the 4th of July. I liked all your lovely table pictures.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Gloria!

That is wonderful! Absolutely wonderful.........not pitiful in any way! I just can't believe all the fabulous things you ladies find at the Dollar Tree. Amazing.

Happy Independence Day!

God bless you and yours.

Spencer

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, your patriotic tablescape and music to go with it are so nice! I love Dollar Tree too, you NEVER KNOW what you'll find!

Betty said...

Pitiful attempt??? not! you nailed it. It looks great.

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wanted to pop in and say a big hello!!! I know you are busy and enjoying every moment of your visit... Happy 4th my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Happy Happy Fourth of July, Gloria!
Blessings and don't forget to
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jessica said...

Great tablescape my friend~ Hope you had a happy 4th!

Hugs~ J

printersdevil said...

I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

prof en retraite said...

What a festive tablescape, Gloria...so colorful! I love how you used the light fixture as a centerpiece...so creative! It looks like a terrarium! I hope you had a happy 4th!! I've had granny duty and can't seem to visit as much as I would like. Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB 4th of July decor... hope you ENJOYED the holiday weekend!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful red, white, and blue tablescape! I just love a gorgeous setting, but I love it even more if I find out that it was made of things thrifted or found at places like Dollar Tree. I too love that store! When I have a little bit of money again, I am going back and pick up some more stuff!

One of my favorite things about that tablescape is that light fixture. It make and absolutely beautiful centerpiece.

Oh, someone told me that there is something on my blog that you would just love. In one of my last posts, I featured an old general store in a small town I visited. Check it out if you'd like!

Kady

Connie said...

Spectacular photos and mosaics. What a great job you did. Bet it was fun with the kids having fireworks. I still love them no matter what age.
Glad you had a great holiday !!!