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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/Thrifty Thursday

I've been so excited about your visit for my 4th of July celebration lunch! Preparations have been made, with a lot of fun thrown in.
My DH shinnied up this 60' pole to hang the flag - just for our luncheon....
I called and got the butler to come over to help out..... He's very quiet and polite. Will just stand in the corner, if we want.....
I decorated the kitchen.
Went to the garden to pick some red flowers for a center piece.
I got out the blue spotted glasses and star shaped dish that I use for a candleholder...
Of course put these awesome plates on the right table cover and they just pop!
The dishes were quite a thrifty bargain at Freda's Flea Market for $12.00 for a place setting for , complete with 14" dinner plates! They are definitely NOT the ones to use if you are on a diet! Ha! Hope you don't mind, but we will just have a salad and light drink for lunch today. We have a lot of celebrating to do with America's birthday and all!
Oops! What a bad hostess I am, your glass is almost empty! Another strawberry marguerita coming up!
We're ending with dessert, something new out of the freezer. They are new singles by Edwards (?) and because it's America's birthday, how about an old fashioned American desert? Goes from freezer to table in 45 seconds, its apple crisp with ice cream on top!

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  1. Love, love , love all the cute decorations. The plates are just awesome. Lunch and dessert look fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Wow, I love followers, too. I am making a list and checking it twice for all the names and number of entries for the first giveaway. DH will draw for me in the morning and I will post the winner. Good luck. Don't forget to come back and visit me.

  3. What cute plates those are...I love them.
    Happy 4th

  4. My drink was delicious, thank you kind friend!
    Thanks for being a part of Thrifty Thursday, my friend!
    Well done!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  5. Love your flag plates. What fun. I also love the salad. I need to go grocery shopping and the cucumbers and bell peppers look just delish.

    Interesting dessert. I'll have to check that out.

  6. Like your color theme and spirited post.

    May you have a sparkling 4th of July!

    God Bless,
    'cause home really is a ministry

  7. I love those Edwards desserts LOL I was looking at them yesterday when I was foolishly in the freezer section and hungry.

  8. Love your plates. Great job. Happy 4th.

  9. What a fun post - thank you! Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Independence Day as well (I hadn't realised....) Celebrations all round!

  10. Hey, my friends last name is Gibson, are there more dishes around that have that name on them. Could you please take a bigger picture or write me what's on the plate. Such a cool gift if I could find some here in northern Minnesota. e-mail me at and check out my blog at if you want to see what's what. Also ubercraft is the Gibson I'm talking about. Thank you and I just love you blogspot. Take care and God Bless!!


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