Last weekend was a fun holiday weekend with lots of activities. We started the weekend at Mountain Fresh Orchards on Saturday, having lunch with our friend, Jeff. He had a booth there with his wonderful pottery, and I think he made this green bowl just to tempt me. It is a cereal bowl size and perfect for use in the kitchen. I put some of the strawberries I got from Strawberry Hill in it. You can see his marvelous work at Oz Pottery. I have several of his pieces.
This is my tablescape for this year with my patriotic table runner, the little sprays and red chargers holding star plates.
I cut blue hydrangeas for a glass vase for the centerpiece.
We had hamburgers on the grill, with deviled eggs for an appetizer.
My Sweet Babboo grilled some ears of corn as well, and I cut the kernels off the cobs for the meal.
I cleaned the strawberries and added some blueberries for our July 4th dessert. The berries went on top of pound cake and topped with real whipped cream.
After our meal, we headed downtown to enjoy the shows. There were two music stages, and a small festival of street food, games and performers. The band in front of the historic courthouse was playing bluegrass music.
On the permanent stage at the Visitor Center, a group called Dashboard Blue was playing oldies. Lots of people were dancing and they were fun to watch.
They played a nice variety of songs, and kept going all the way up to the start of the fireworks.
The fireworks show began just after dark, around 9:30.
I had some fun with the fireworks setting on my camera. The show went on until after 10 pm.
Back home, I will leave the patriotic decorations up this week. We are having our neighbors over for dinner on Sunday, so I’ll need a pretty table for that.
All I’ll need to do is cut more of the prolific hydrangeas for the glass vase, and move the decorations to the outdoor table, weather permitting.
The garden is popping with new things, and I’ll show you more of that on Sunday with our chat. Did you have a fun Fourth?