Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hanging out with the Red, white and blue

Oh what fun we had.  All my daughters were home for the Fourth, as well as my mother, grandsons and lots of other family.



This picture is one of my favorite possessions. I have it hanging in our kitchen for much of the year.

I have had it for YEARS.  Once in a while I spot this print at an antique store.  It has really gotten more pricey.






The print below was found on the last day of an estate sale reduced from $20 to $5.00!  I love it.

Below the picture it reads Mount Vernon Ladies Association


Aunt Emily went with the boys and bought fireworks


Everyone pitched in in some form.

My sister in law Deb always brings a festive cake.  This one was strawberry.




Jamie made the deviled eggs


My son in law brought fresh flowers he cut from their yard.  Isn’t he sweet?


Brian also made us festive drinks using blue vodka.

The secret to the layers is pouring the liquids over a spoon.



My oldest daughter Angie provided entertainment!

I love this picture of three generations feeling the baby kick.

IT’S A GIRL!!! Have I told you??????????????  She and Brian are the parents of my three grandsons.




The table was set with red, white and blue of course!



Notice Jamie’s Bull dog puppy collapsing under the table.

She played so hard and is so much fun!


I LOVE these napkins I recently found at Penney’s for 75% off.  They were less than a dollar a piece. 


They mixed nicely with the dessert plates found at an estate sale.



It wouldn’t be Fourth of July at our house with home made ice cream!


We had a GREAT day filled with fun, food and family, making new memories.


Today I’m joining

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Thanks for stopping by!




Cathy said...

What a fun family gathering. I'm loving the flag and those gorgeous flowers your son in law brought. What a sweet picture of the entertainment. :)


Wonderful that you got together with all your family and all look so very happy and enjoying Old Glory's festivities! I love your napkins and the plates and yes, they look like they go together so well! Nothing more beautiful than the pictures of a happy family!! Hugs, FABBY

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Family time is wonderful time! Love the flag picture!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Yea! for the red, white and blue! It's so great that you got to spend it with family!!! Love, love the flag print!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! What fun for the 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like a great time was had by all, Donna! Everything is lovely, from the pretty drinks to the flowers to your table. Very festive!! Love your prints, too.

Can we relax now??!!


Richard Cottrell said...

Memories, like the watercolors of our MIND! Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Marlis said...

The best memories were made at your home this year. HOw lovely that everyone was able to come. Love those napkins and the price was perfect.. Your table looks so festive, the napkin folds remind me of fireworks. Many blessings, marlis

Paula@SweetPea said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. I loved seeing all of the details from your day with your family.

Pat said...

Oh! Your post was so sweet and interesting. Love the hands on baby photo! Beautiful table and love the layered drinks.

Miss Char said...

Donna, you have such a beautiful family, I know how close you all are and that this holiday was made special by everyone being together.

AND I plan to come shopping for art at your house, I love both of those prints.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration with your family!!! XO, Pinky

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I love the hands on the tummy:*~:*~ how very touching:*~:*~
The red white and blue drink? How cool is that?
Well I just have to follow you because of the dog~I see that face and I know there is more to come! I also want to know where you found the inticate square them!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Those dessert plates are gorgeous! I'm glad you had a wonderful time together.

Savannah Granny said...

This was such a neat family day. This is what Freedom is all about. You all looked like you were having a 'blast".
Please come by and see how we spent the 4th. "Firecracker 100", was my aunt's100th birthday.

Savannah Granny said...

It looks like you and your precious family had a "Blast".
That is what Freedom is all about. The ability to enjoy our family and friends and live peaceably.
Please drop by and see how we celebrated the 4th. It was our aunt's 100th birthday. The post is named:
"Firecracker 100". Ginger :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely post! I'm so happy for your family! You had a 'blast' I know :)
Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Karena said...

Everything looks perfect for your celebration!! I love the table, getting to see your family , and then at last the home made ice cream that always makes a summer soiree so special!

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Gracefully Vintage said...

What a great day for you all, lovely family.. Picture Perfect and I adore your your Flag prints

Unknown said...

Is there anything better than family gatherings? You should definitely have that picture of the hands on the belly framed. I can see it in the nursery at first, and then becoming something that little girl will treasure for life.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

ok, it must be the mom in all of us.... that we are all reacting to the "entertainment" photo!
What a sweet memory for all of you.
Your table, the flowers, the foods and their presentation....AND churning ice cream too!
A perfect slice of life.
Love it.
I have that flag print too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like the perfect 4th of July gathering --- with family and all the generations -- everyone contributing -- love your table and all the love of your family. Wonderful post!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BONJOUR DONNA! I LOVE YOUR GRANDDOGGER...teeeeheeeee! AND THAT TRI-COLORED DRINK is awesome! Isn't the summer just fabulous? THANK YOU for stopping by today to see my visions of renovating my home. I hope you were able to click and arrive at my home. CHEERS! Anita

Babs said...

Donna, It looks like you had a wonderful family 4th. Love those deviled eggs and I never thought of using a cookie press to fill them. Prttty tablescape too. Thanks for sharing your famly and fun.

Entertaining Women said...

What a marvelous family Fourth. Your tablescape turned out so well. I love those napkins! Thank you for sharing your wonderful day. Cherry Kay

Sue said...

What a fun and colorful family get-together, Donna! Love the pretty blue floral plates and napkins on your table and those drinks look so cool! Great pic of all of you feeling the baby move...
:-) Sue

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Love your Mount Vernon picture, I am a new follower.

Jo said...

Oh my how you have made me so homesick. I am English but live in New Zealand. We always had big family gatherings like yours. I miss them so much.

Thanks for sharing yours. your table looked fantastic and I especially loved your napkins.


Rettabug said...

What a GREAT 4th of July celebration your family had, Donna! I love the layered drinks and the fabulous square white plates and the wonderful prints and the pretty REAL flowers (*wink*) and that GORGEOUS strawberry cake but especially the baby belly!!!

Oh & why have I never thought to use my Pampered Chef cookie press to fill deviled eggs???????? Duh???????? Next time for sure!

Thanks for your very kind comments on my celebration stuff. I just posted a patriotic quilt, in keeping with the theme. Then I think I'm done! LOL


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That drink looks so cool with the layers, Donna! I'll have to remember that - use a spoon. The cake looked delicious - simple but yummy, I'm sure. I'm glad to hear you got to enjoy the holiday with your family.

Entertaining Women said...

Just wanted you to know that I think that I'm going to start including a few tips about shopping on eBay in my posts. Hopefully it will spark a dialogue, and readers will begin to ask their own questions, as well as contribute their own strategies. I think that it could be really interesting. Thanks for the inspiration. Cherry Kay

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love the Drink looks so cool for a hot day sweet lady!!! I also love deviled eggs yummy.
I hope you are doing will~~~ did you see my new Tablescape for two come see me miss you.
xxoo Diane

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What fun, Donna! I know you enjoyed the time with your family!And...the tablescape and the food look so festive! A girl??? Do you think it is possible with my 3 grandsons??? What fun that will be for you! Congrats! And no, I didn't know that you and Char are friends...but I should are two sweet ladies! Enjoy your weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time with the family! Isn't it nice when everyone can get together! Love the tablescape! Have a wonderful week!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna...We are having a Kitty Cat Linky Party to celebrate Baby Kitty's birthday this Friday! Bring Magnolia and come on over!...hugs...Debbie