Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The 4th of July and we are all ready for a few fireworks, although they are not allowed in our city, we can still see some beautiful displays that are close enough and we can almost see Disneyland's display, hooray for the red white and blue...

The buckets on each place setting are from the GW and were .49 each, perfect for holding the sparkly sticks.... The little candy mints are from the Dollar Tree....

Looks like Mr. S has not taken the plastic off the TV....he likes to put it on when not in use in
the evening....

I think that is Uncle Sam that just drove up, watch out for the glasses.....

I have used these glasses several times, only this time I loved the red white and blue sparkly three dimensional star stickers......The straws with the fun sparkly frills are from Pier 1....

I love the pretty blue glass plates, they have bowls and salad plates with the set.....today I have used the famous white Gollum salad plates .....of course you gotta have suckers, you will remember them from the Ballgame table scape, Mr. S. hasn't eaten these yet.....

This table scape is a lot like Memorial Day only more noise, more sparkle and pizazz...I would have loved to have sparklers at each setting and a lot of shooting stars in the background, but
alas, that was not to be, they are not for sale yet so we will just have to pretend......

I remember when I was growing up it was so exciting to save our change and wait and wait until we had a whole dollar then go down to the fireworks stand and buy as much as we could with our money.....we would just kept saving our stash of sparklers and spray cones and snakes and the twirly things that you nail to the tree....it was all so exciting when the night finally came and my dad would line up everything and make sure we sat on the curb so he could light them in the street ( you know they make such a mess)....then all the oohs and ahhhhs, what a feast for the eyes and don't forget the whole clean up ritual....aaahhhhhh for the good old days.....Mr. S. finally took over those duties when the children were small............then they finally banned the sale in our town....boo hoo

The old tool box was a great find some time ago, it has a drawer and works perfect for napkins, extra flatware and mints...... The other wine glasses with the blue stems are from GW and were .25 cents each.....

This is a better shot of the sparkly stars on the glasses, I don't think you can have too much sparkly, do you? The bowls for the ice cream are from TJMaxx and I love the size...

You have seen the Pottery Barn Napkins, purchased a couple of years ago on sale...they are available now only in a more cream color instead of white.....

We all have our warm blankets to keep cozy and we're ready for the sun to go down, come on we're ready......


Aha, lets light those candles, there goes the sun ......

Hooray, Hooray, we're ready......

OHHHHH The blue night skies....

Have a happy and safe 4th of July. I hope your enjoyed your visit and got to reminisce about some of your holiday memories.....Please leave a comment, I read them all and enjoy hearing from you.....Thanks to Susan at between naps on the porch for hosting Table scape Thursday....


  1. What a fun table! So very patriotic!

    Jane (artfully graced)

  2. Wow! This table and music will really wake you up. hehehehehehehe Very pretty, festive table (as usual)
    Happy 4th to you and yours.

  3. The table looks great. I love all the sparkle in the "blue night skies" pictures.

    I can't believe that you still have those suckers left. I got the stars and stripes mini Tootsie Rolls (two bags) and ate both of them!

    I haven't yet done a post for the 4th... and I might not. I'll just enjoy looking at everyone else's.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  4. WOW!!! So many terrific themed accessories for your fabulous tablescape! You've put everything together wonderfully! Love how celebratory it looks altogether! The star/stripe bowls are perfect!
    Happy Independence Day!


  5. What a wonderful 4th of July tablescape....lovin all the sparkle. How lucky to live sooo close the Disneyland and enjoy the fireworks from the ocmfort of your home!!!! Hopefully, we will shoot a few fireworks of our own. Thanks for sharing and have a great holiday!

  6. What an awesome table!! It is just perfect. I love all the sparkle and glitter. I wish we had our Dollar Tree, it went out of business.:( You have put this table to good use. I just love it. Have a great 4th!

  7. Fantastic table!
    Happy 4th July!


  8. Love love love your post!!! Don't know if I will be able to post this as I'm not a member. Alma

  9. Very festive and fun! Love the straws they are just too cute! I tried to find sparklers for my shot hoping to add them to the bouquet of flowers, but no luck. Happy 4th!

  10. Oh Wow! I can just imagine fireworks after seeing your setting! It's fantastic! I love everything about it! Happy 4th!

  11. Festive, our countries colors could not be more fun. No a party at your house is probably the most fun.

  12. Your table really IS spectacular! You've gathered lots of wonderful things to create a marvelous holiday spirit!

  13. A lovely table. I'm now officially ashamed that I haven't done more to decorate for July 4th after seeing your table! It looks great!

  14. Ok girl...I'm waiting here with pen in hand for my autograph ha ha!!
    Girl you out did yourself once again...Oh I just drooled over this table...right now to the toss to cover up with to the pillows you think of it all...
    I was by here last night and every time I tried to post it knocked me off...I wanted to be the first one ha ha!!
    How long did it take you and hubs to put this one together my friend...WOW!! you are great at this girl...I thought the ball park one was great and then this one...every week they just get better my friend...I hope you are feeling better girl..How are your hands...Did you get them taken care of yet??
    I pray you have a safe and GREAT fourth my friend...we don't have fireworks here either...but I so remember the snakes as a kid...and my kids bugging me every minute on the 4th wanting to know if it was dark enough yet ha ha!! I miss tho days girls...Love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles to you Gl♥ria

  15. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  16. So fun and sparkly! We can't buy sparklers in my state and I feel cheated each and every year. My kids have no idea what is like to have one in their hands. You have so many wonderful details here. Happy 4th!

  17. I know many have asked how long it takes to put together a tablescape....I usually have it in my head most of the pieces and shop for the fluff and frill..so when I put it together it is pretty fast, maybe about 4 hours...tare down and put away, depending on my energy level is about 1 hour.....Yes Gloria I will make sure you have the second after Mr.S. autograph copy....thanks sis for your support,I love that I can count on that.,,, we will be going to Palm Springs to a party, it is about an hour and half from our house... then a stay at La Quinta Resort for 2 nights, rest rest shop eat, I am ready....thanks all for your comments, hands are ok, not great...Phyllis

  18. Phyllis, Your table is over the top, drop-dead gorgeous! WOW! You've impressed me again. Great table!!!
    Blessings, Beth

  19. I love it. So much to look at. The little buckets and candy and pretty glasses. I love it all. Happy Fourth!

  20. How cool! Love the tootsie roll pops. :)


  21. Phyllis, I LOOVE your 4th table! It is all wonderful! Love the stars on the glasses! Such a great detaiol! It sounds like you are going away so I hope you have a great time! I did post this week at TT so IF you get a cjance please stop by! Have a great weekend!!! XO, Pinky

  22. Your table really does look like FIREWORKS!!! Wonderful.....I always look forward to seeing your unique and creative tablescapes!!

  23. As usual, you've done a SPECTACULAR display with this table, Phyllis! The partially open wooden tool box is simply wonderful, as is Uncle Sam in the car & the brilliant idea of putting stickers on your glasses. I would also love to find some of those nice sized bowls. (will check TJM today)
    Thanks for sharing all your ideas & sources. BRAVO!! Super-D-Duper Tablescape!!

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    The Gazebo House

    p.s. I'm running out today to look for R/W/B garland. I get such great ideas from you! I think I'll put it inside my apothacary jar instead of the lemons that are in there now. :-)

  24. This is an amazing table. You really went all out and it looks fabulous.
    xo bj

  25. Just so festive and fun...Love that Uncle Sam and the PB napkins...What a perfect setting! Lezlee

  26. How gorgeous the inspiring. I must get to work !! It is all so lovely, and I really love the Uncle Sam! Precious.

  27. I ♥♥♥ your table...it is fabulous! That little Uncle Sam is adorable.
    Have a great weekend, Phyllis.

  28. Hi Phyllis...it's been a while since I have dropped in! Wow!! I totally love your table!! It is so festive and sparkley!Hmmmmm.. is that a word? You truly have a knack for pulling everything together in sheer perfection! My daughters and grandson will be at Disneland tomorrow nite to catch the fireworks.. Yay! It will be crazy crowded there, but hopefully not as crowded as on Sunday the 4th. I bowed out going this year...will catch the firework display at the Fontana speedway this year! Have a happy and safe 4th!! Hugs!

  29. Wow Phyllis that is an incredible tablescape for the fourth!! I love everything you have done! So festive, fun, patriotic as well as pretty! Great table! Have a wonderful Fourth!!

    Miss Bloomers

  30. What a happy, happy fourth of July table! Hope you're havving a grand one!

  31. Phyllis, you always amaze me. So much to see. You did a great job capturing the excitement and sparkle of the 4th. Love the way you change the look of your glasses with stickers. How did I miss those cute mints at Dollar Tree?
    I must tell you, I love how you match your music to your theme. Sometimes I just leave it on to hear your music. Thanks again for great inspiration.

  32. Oh...my I loved your July 4 table. So over the top and so fabulous. You've inspired me to do something like this next year.

  33. Hands down this is the best table display for fourth of July I have ever seen!!!
    A lot of work and effort went into all the different layer to excite the eye and catch your breath. I especially like the evening pictures since it calms the bright colors and makes them look vintage.

  34. I always know you are going to have fabulous here to share with us. And, this one is beyond fabulous!!!

  35. I love your table, vous avez une table trop belle. Absolument adorable! Good weekend and hellos from spain.


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