ic Kathe With an E: Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Mr. B & I don't usually do much for the 4th.
We will BBQ some ribs,
I'll make some cole slaw
and a macaroni salad
as well as a pie.

We used to be able to watch the
city's fireworks display
from the front porch
but,  the neighbors trees have
gotten too tall,
obstructing our view.

We have driven the few miles
to watch them close up but,
with both of us having to work the next day,
we will probably not do that this year.

Max does NOT like the 4th of July!
all of the fireworks and
firecrackers have him hiding
under the bed most of the night.

No matter what we old fuddy duddies
I usually do up the little table
in the entryway but, now
that I have the buffet I filled
the top of it instead.

I painted and then modge podeged napkins on
some $1.00 bird houses from Joann's.
The flag tray is from Kohl's.
Regularly priced at $34.99, I paid
$6.99 on clearance!
Everything else was also purchased on
clearance or made by me.

You may remember
back at this post the fabric
I got while out thrifting a few weeks ago.
I knew right then and there I was
going to use it for this table
The blue placemats were given to me
by one of Mr. B's friends when
he was moving.

 The plates are all melamine
and were another clearance find
from Target several years ago.
The little hats are from
Party City.
I put a patriotic ribbon around my
go to white napkins and
laid red, white and blue flatware from
Family Dollar on top.
The bowls, for ice cream later,
were found in the Dollar Spot
at Target several months ago.
For the centerpiece,
I spray painted two Ragu jars,
and added some jute and stars.
They are filled with
flowers from my favorite flower shop
The Dollar Tree LOL.

I also spray painted a clear vase from Goodwill white
and loaded in a bunch of the symbol
of our freedom, American flags.
The blue stems are from The Dollar Tree and
the red plastic water glasses are from Kohl's.

 I love all of the red, white and blue
of this holiday!
I am so proud to be
an American!

I hope you have a wonderful day
with friends, family
or, just that special one that you love!
Save room for some pie!

I always share my tablescapes with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
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  1. I absolutely love this! I love the place settings. I am not doing anything on the 4th so I will be there around 2ish?

  2. Wow! What a great table! I love the red white and blue flowers in each vase! I like your flag tray too on the buffet!

  3. I love the vignette on the buffet! In fact, I just love the buffet. I'm glad to see they're being found and put to good use again. The stars on the lattice pie are a great idea. I may do that! :-)

  4. What a great table for the 4th! And the pie looks delicious :)

  5. how cute love it the table & buffet look fabulous

  6. Very festive! I love red, white and blue tables and love this holiday. Cute dishes. I'm impressed by all the craft projects it took to pull it all together! Well done! The pie looks delicious.

  7. What a fun table! I love the red, white and blue and your creative use of Le Dollar Tree!! I am going to take it easy for the Holiday also I think! Hugs, Linda

  8. I LOVE your patriotic decor!!!! And your pie looks yummy too!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  9. Great patriotic decor and your pie looks so yum.

  10. Love the stars on that pie! Fabulous. I so enjoy patriotic settings and yours is fun!

  11. What a great piece of fabric!!! A perfect backdrop for all your pretty pieces. What time are you serving pie? It looks absolutely scrumptious. You are very creative altering items to fit your plan and it worked out great.. be blessed. xo marlis

  12. Very patriotic, very creative and you did it on a budget too, well done!

  13. You did a really good job getting that ribbon smoothly laid around those napkins! I thought it was part of the napkin fabric!!! I would love to hijack that table linen from you, too! It has a really cool late 60s/early 1970s vibe to it. Kind of like the British invasion meets America's Andy Warhol, if that makes sense at all! We won't be doing much for the 4th, either. WAY too hot! Whatever you do, enjoy!

  14. Kathe, Great bargain!! I love the Ragu jar sprayed blue and the vase sprayed white!!

  15. You've honored our country in a marvelous fashion. I must get busy and pull out my red, white, and blue goodies. I don't think that we have any big plans either. Since we sold our lake house, some years ago, we've never developed a new routine for the 4th at home...don't tell anyone...it's not nearly so tiring. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  16. I love every detail, Kathe!! I spotted the tray right away, and the birdhouses--decoupaged?! Why didn't I think of that?! Beats painting by a long shot!! And R,W,&B flatware?! Love the idea. Just love your whole table, Kathe. Happy 4th doing something enjoyable. ~Zuni

  17. Love the table and the pie is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  18. When should I come for dinner? ;)
    Look how you rocked that fabric you found! Looks awesome.

  19. Kathe,

    I love your 4th of July decorations. They are so festive. The menu sounds good, too. Is Max your pet? I feel sorry for him hiding under the bed on the holiday. I will be staying home, putting out my flag, barbquing and keeping my kitties from freaking out.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  20. Love it all! The pie makes me want a slice with my coffee! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Everything is fabulous for the 4th...although you say you don't do much..YOU DO A LOT!! The mewnu sounds great along with the yummy pie. The dishes with stars are gorgeous and the flatware is terrific Kathe. Wow!

  22. Wow, that fabric makes a wonderful tablecloth, love it! That pie looks yummy...did you save me a piece?

  23. Simple and festive! Great job! I hope you'll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade. I would love to see them there.


  24. You go, Kathe, it is great! That fabric is a great backdrop for those plates! Love the ribboned napkins and little hats, so cute!
    Very festive and fun! Thanks for posting it on Let's Dish!

  25. Kathe, I'm with you. I love to pull out the Americana and red, white, and blue for the summer patriotic holidays. You new textile is perfect for this table, and how clever of you to use fabric on the birdhouses. Love the flag tray! Happy 4th!

  26. Kathe,

    Very festive table and patriotic. I love seeing this stuff. Love the 4th of July with all the Red, White and Blue.The tablecloth is great.


  27. Beautiful decorating! You home looks lovely. I love all Americana!! I am having a sale on my blog on a few unique items. Blessings for a great holiday. ~Sara

  28. What a fun table and so perfect for celebrating the 4th of July! Red, white and blue always make me happy!

    Your participation at Potpourri Friday is appreciated!

  29. Happy 4th! What a Great Proud USA Table!! Yes- and Pie please, I will take a big ol' Slice! YUMMY! Love every detail of your table Kathe!! I bet Mr. B makes some Mean Ribs!!!!! :)

  30. I am in love with your decorations!


  31. What a fun 4th of July table Kathe! It is wonderful. So bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you have a fantastic day!

  32. What fun, patriotic touches--so festive! Thanks for linking up.

  33. That Flag Tray is fantastic! Love your decorative stars too. Very nice display and tablescape.

  34. Wow Kathe. Your Fourth of July table setting is beautiful! So festive and patriotic. GREAT JOB.

    Thanks so much for keeping my eBay button on your blog through July. That is SO KIND of you. Sincerely, Susan

  35. All details are absolutely partiotic, that's how I love America.
    Great job.

    Unfortunately, I can't find US flag (miniature) so, I will sure do find any way to set for US Independence Day setting, my way.

    Happy w/end.

  36. Lovely holiday table ... and love that pie!

  37. Cute place settings and adorable pie!

  38. What a wonderful Patriotic Table Setting. I love everything! Thanks for giving me some ideas for the holiday!


  39. Hi Kathe, whether you party hardy or quietly at home, you are ready girl. Your buffet and table look great and I love the stars on the pie! Thanks for sharing with Share Your cup.

  40. perfect patriotic holiday table ! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful weekend xo P.S. I'm having a party at Katherines Corner today and just a reminder that the giveaway is ending

  41. Lovely decorations. I didn't think of it until now, but growing up, we weren't much for decorations except at Christmas. Now, looking at your room, I wish I had some patriotic decor. We will put out our flag, then watch America's Favorite Pastime (baseball), then after the game will be fireworks. When the kids were at home, we would set off fireworks in the driveway. They are gone now, and we're a bunch of fuddy-duddies. Happy 4th to you.

  42. Love the decorations and that pie too. Hope you enjoy the 4th... looks like you are off to a good start.

  43. What fun decorations! I love the pie with the stars...yum!

  44. Your decorations and tablescape are lovely and perfect for the Fourth. We don't do too much either and this year, I didn't even decorate...I'll just enjoy yours!

  45. My favorites are your decorations on the buffet, and the little hats on your table. So much to look at, really fun.

    P.S. love your lamp shades!

  46. Kathe that pie looks awesome! I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/06/award-time.html

  47. Wow, you really go all out for the 4th. That's wonderful! I need to do more of this!

  48. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy 4th of July to you.

  49. Fabulous Kathe! Even the flowers are perfect!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  50. You have a nice collection of things for your lovely Independence Day table! I love the spray painting of bottles - I really want to do that! Enjoy your day and your beautiful tablescape! Am following you now.

  51. You are all set for the 4th of July! Your table setting look so awesome! Thanks for sharing this at Passion Parade. Have a great Independence day!


  52. Wow how beautiful everything is! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  53. That is such a lovely, festive setting. It's a fitting tribute and I see that lovely fabric you shared about a few weeks ago. It's perfect for the occasion! From your neighbor to the north, Happy Independence Day!

    1. I also forgot to say that stars and stripes pie is amazing!

  54. Your tablescape is adorable! I love the Americana decor on the buffet. That pie looks delish. I am hosting a BBQ for the 4th. I wish I had thought about baking a pie. I have not made a pie from scratch in years!

  55. What a happy table. Looks fabulous !! Come link it up with us at our party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ . This is something to show off!!

  56. Your table is stunning. I love it. Your pie looks amazing, topped with the stars, how beautiful. I love your menu too. Hope you have a super 4th and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  57. HI KATHE,

  58. I really like this tablescape, it is perfect for the 4th. I especially like the fabric you used for the tablecloths. I hope you have a good 4th! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  59. You've done such a good job decorating for the 4th. It really puts me in the spirit.

  60. I love your decorations for the 4th. It all looks festive. Enjoy your day. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  61. The fabric turned out marvelous as an accent to your tablescape - I too love Red-White-and-Blue tablescapes and so happy to see so many honoring our Fourth of July! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  62. How festive! I love your flag tray! Thank you for sharing at "All my Bloggy Friends" ... I hope you have a safe and happy 4th - and maybe get to see some of the fireworks through the trees!

  63. Wow your table and your buffet look beautiful! You sure put a lot of time into that, everything goes together just perfectly! Our pup doesn't like fireworks either. Last night he was already shook up from the neighbors setting them off. Poor little guys!

  64. Your decorations are so festive and cheerful, Kathe. We don't do a lot for the fourth around here either. I guess that's just what happens as you get older. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Happy 4th!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  65. That pie looks incredible! You must have a while lot more patience than me, I'm lucky if I get the top on the pie at all!

    Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin!

  66. What a stunning table! I love the little hats, they are so fun! I hope you had a nice holiday!

  67. I love all of your decorations especially the fabric you found out thrifting. Amazing! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  68. Very festive! I love your table layout!

    I would love if you stopped by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and added this to my patriotic link party that I'm holding this week.

    Hope you had a great 4th!

  69. Such festive settings! And that pie looks delish! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

  70. Kathe you're the queen of ''table-scape'' LOVE IT!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

  71. So festive!! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  72. Everything looks great, but that pie belongs on the cover of a magazine.

  73. Such a great table. Love it.

    - The Tablescaper

  74. LOVE your beautiful tablescape! The material worked just perfectly and I love all your decorations, so very festive. Your pie looks yummy!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  75. I am doing my visiting backwards as you can see :)
    I appreciate you sharing your beautiful, patriotic tablescape on A Return to Loveliness,

  76. I so love your tablescape and all your Patriotic Decor.... even a pie.. how kewl is that ???
    LOVING IT!!!

    Thanks for linking up with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...


  77. What a festive tablescape and decorations. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  78. Kathe,
    Sorry I'm so late to the party. Trying to get caught up from two weeks ago, darn vacation! hehe
    Your table looks beautiful as always. You have such flare when it comes to table settings. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday each week. I always look forward to seeing what you've been working on. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  79. Thank you for linking this up at our party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Looking forward to your contributions again tomorrow, when a new party will open.

    Have a creative day,
    ~ Rose

  80. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.