I did my 4th of July table while we were at the cabin. Since it was Memorial weekend anyway, a good ‘ol fashion Red/White/Blue table was called for. The princess had been bugging me to have a picnic down by the fire, I decided this would be a good place to have our “4th of July”.
I thought I would use a solid red tablecloth first. Then I added these cute red/white/blue paper placemats. I love to have these in our trailer. It is so fun to have different designs. I pick them up at CTS after holidays when they are half off. They are also great for outdoor BBQ’s.
Collect fun bandanas when you see them go on sale to use as cloth napkins. I picked up eight of these red/white/blue bandanas last year after the 4th of July at the Family Dollar for .25 cents each!
I mixed and matched the different patterned bandanas.
These Currier & Ives dishes were my grandma’s everyday dishes for a long time. When the cabin was built in the 1960’s she decided to take them to the cabin and that way she could buy herself some new more “modern” dishes for home.
I decided to add these fun and cheerful red with white polka dot acrylic plates to setting.
As most of you know I am a big “mix and matcher” kinda gal. And I love taking old china and mixing it with a fun new acrylic dish. So, not only mixing up china or patterns and colors, also mix up textures and mediums. It makes things fun and interesting.
I used a few of the old chipped pieces of my grandma’s dish set.
Sparklers at each place setting was something to look forward to after dinner.
I picked up the old silver platter at a flea market white I was gone. I added my white lantern to it.
Since this is stuff from my trailer and there is not a lot of room to store things in there, I try to use my play things in different ways. The red and white flowers I used last year in my 4th of July table but, this year I popped off the flower heads and just used them. After the table was cleared, the princess sat and put the flower heads back on the stems so they could be used again.
Now a little red/white/blue treat was needed.
Blue Bunny Bomb Pops! And they are sugar free.
And you can’t get better than just 15 calories!
Later that evening a campfire was required.
We have a ton of dead fall all around to burn throughout the year.
Of course the Princess couldn’t wait to try out the sparklers from the tablescape!
And what was on the menu? Well, the only thing proper for a picnic in the woods with a bonfire……hotdogs!
A beautiful evening for the three of us to enjoy.
It was a nice and relaxing night. Winding down at night by a fire is the perfect way to end the day!
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