It was raining on the 4th of July, and I had already invited friends over for a cookout. I decided to go ahead, but have the meal inside. So I set another Patriotic tablescape on the formal dining table.
This time because we were inside, I used the red chargers on white Battenburg placemats, with white stoneware plates and my red salad plates.
Each setting got a water glass, wine glass and individual salt and pepper shakers. Red napkins were held with strawberry napkin rings.
The centerpiece was my Patriotic Table Runner, set with the little star sprays and red candles in clear Fostoria depression glass candlesticks.
Wouldn’t you know, about 4 in the afternoon, it all cleared off! I scrambled to reset a table outside, using those star plates and the white mats with the star napkins like I did before.
I had deviled eggs on my grandmothers egg plate.
Then added some ham rollups to finish off the appetizers.
DH did a wonderful job on the burgers and brats.
Baked beans were one of the sides.
These gorgeous strawberries were the main star of the dessert.
Served with pound cake and whipped topping on the red plates.
My sweet friends brought this pretty bromiliad in a red pot for the table.
Sunset came, and we settled back to watch the fireworks, stuffed.
We can see 9 different shows from our perch on the side of the mountain. They are far away in the valley and on top of the ridge in the distance, but still wonderful, and no crowds. There is even one in the meadow on the next street over, very close but the trees are so tall we didn’t get a good view of that one.
I hope you are having a great summer. There is still another patriotic holiday to come with Labor Day, but that is Apple Festival weekend, and we will be distracted by Honey Crisps then.