Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Double Blogparty Thursday & Friday
It is almost Independence Day and it looks like many of us are breaking out the red, white and blue to honor our wonderful nation. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts this weekly party to display our tables. Be sure click on the link to see her gorgeous photos this week and links to all the other participants at Tablescape Thursday. I will have another outdoor table on my Saturday post since I am having another cookout.
I am double posting this at Gollum's Foodie Friday. Be sure to visit this site for more wonderful food from all the participants.
This is my inside table for the week.
It is an informal table using plastic white plates with stars on the rim found at Walmart. They were placed on red Christmas chargers. The tablecloth is just a simple dark blue and the napkins are bright red from Christmas clearances. The stemware are red glass and came from Kirklands. The flatware is a relatively new find from Big Lots--also a clearance item. The clear candle holders sport a wire attached to the top decorated with red and blue stars. The star shaped red and blue bowls in the center of the plates came from Dollar General as did the candleholders.
I used the star shaped bowls to hold the baked beans and the small blue dessert plates to serve cheese cake. The rest of our meal consisted of barbecued chicken breasts and thighs, homemade potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls.
This barbecue was held last night and we ate indoors because of the heat. However, as the sun went down the temperature fell and it was very nice outside. So we all moved out to the screened porch to visit and have drinks.
I forgot to take photos of the food last night. Since it was so hot and we decided to eat indoors, I set the food up on the breakfast bar buffet style. Four ate at the table and the other six of us ate off of t.v. trays in the living area, which is open to the dining area. It was just family and made for an enjoyable evening.
Since four didn't show up at the last minute, we had plenty of leftovers for tonight.
Cheese cake for dessert.
I'm hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party every week during July. Click on the meme in my sidebar for information. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on July 25. So pull out some Christmas dishes or decor and practice on some holiday foods so you can join in. Photos from previous holiday seasons are also welcome.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.