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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.
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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.
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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.

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Cheese cake for dessert.
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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.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Felecia,
    I love the great festive, patriotic you look you put together and --- actually USED ... for food. That's my kind of tablescaping!!!

    Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my new blog. I hope we'll visit each other often!

    Bill

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  2. Great patriotic table, and your food looks yummy. Hope you and your family have a great 4th!

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  3. Love the star plates and the cute star bowls. Very different and so pretty. Great tablescape, and the food looks just awesome. Very beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Very festive. I think I would have liked to be there. I might use some of your ideas, if you don't mind. Blessings
    QMM

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  5. Yummy, yummy, yummy...what a delicious plae of food! Your table is very festive and perfect for the 4th of July.

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  6. Hi -- LOVE the red, white and blue dishes... I so wanted to do a patriotic table but realized I didn't have the right "ingredients!"

    Happy Fourth!
    Cass

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  7. It's all beautiful! Enjoyed seeing it all!

    Have a happy holiday!

    Katherine

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  8. What a beautiful tablescape. Everything looks so festive and patriotic.

    Laura

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  9. I love your patriotic tablescape. It's fun to see how even though most of us did a patriotic tablescape, each one is different & unique. And the food looks so yummy. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me that you took the time.

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  10. Your table is so cute, and the food looks wonderful. I hope you have a good 4th of july! :O)

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  11. It looks very festive. The food looks yummy right about now too, I could use a bite to eat. That little star bowl with the beans is too cute, I love it. Have a Happy 4th of July Felecia!

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  12. Love your table and your food. Those bowls are wonderful. I hate when the beans run all over the plate!!! :D Jewel

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  13. Love the table. Hope you have a wonderful 4th. (and Christmas in July). I don't know about you but I am keeping busy!!!

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  14. I'll have some of that cheesescake, please.

    Noticed in your bio that you were an advisor to student publications. That's what I did for 15 years. I was the yearbook and newspaper advisor at schools in Alabama, Texas and Arkansas. I "retired" from teaching in the mid-80's. Sometimes I have dreams that we've missed a deadline. LOL!

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  15. Adorable table... happy 4th to you!

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  16. Hi Felecia!

    What a fun table setting! Happy July 4th to you and your family - have a great weekend.

    Thank you so much for posting my Garden Party on your blog!

    ~Susan

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  17. What a perfect meal for 4th of July, or, if you prefer Christmas in July. Your table was very festive and I sure your family and guests appreciated being moved in the house where it was cooler. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Love the star bowls... what a darling tablescape. I hope you and yours have a festive and safe Fourth of July. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment... hugs ~lynne~

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  19. Great table, great food — goes great with company. Happy 4th!

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  20. I love the detail on those red plates! Pretty tablescape!
    Brenda

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  21. Greetings womanhood! Thank you for welcoming me to Tablescape Thursday. I totally LOVE those star dishes you put the beans in! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating our incredible country!

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  22. Oh your Red-white-blue table is just great! And the food YUMMY!! But you always have such lovely tables! I like visiting with friends who have as many sets of dishes (or more) than I do!!
    Hugs! Lisa

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  23. Love the bargains you found! I have a blast hunting for dishes at Goodwill and flea markets. Who says you have to spend lots of money to get a great table. Very festive.

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  24. Not just a table but food too! Very pretty and yummy to boot! Happy 4th!

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  25. Wonderful patriotic scape! I love that flatware, and can't believe you found it at Big Lots. What a fabulous find that was. I was just reading about your Christmas in July event, and it sounds like fun. I hope to participate. I read on your profile about your loss of your son and parents. You have survived so much sadness, and I'm glad to see that you can play with dishes and enjoy life. laurie

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  26. That all looked so good! I'm off for dinner now!
    Have a wonderful week end and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  27. What a pretty table, plastic, paper or whatever. It's summer after all! And the 4th of July is PICNIC TIME! Looks so inviting.
    Tell, me the setting on your tope banner of your blog . . . are those dishes Royal Dalton autumn leaves? I had a setting for 12!!! of that but sold it. A whole story!
    Shirley
    Shirleys-world

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  28. So so pretty! You would enjoy my post with Red Skelton that ws published today. You're invited to join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays beginning in August. See you soon.

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  29. What a lovely 4th of July table this would be!

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  30. What a fun table and yummy food! Looks like a great celebration. Christmas in July sounds like fun -- I'll have to see what I can get my hands on for one of them -- but I'll be checking back. Thanks for visiting me and letting me know about the Christmas party!

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  31. Hi Felicia! Awesome tablescape! Love the star bowls and those awesome star plates! Your table is wonderful...so nice to find a kindred heart who loves playing in the dishes! :-) Susan

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  32. love this table felicia! you have such cute ideas. thanks for stopping by my blog!

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