Wednesday, July 2, 2014


 There is enough excitement on the forth of July without having to wait for dessert, so for this post we're gonna have the yummy dessert first...yay
 Love these chargers they are from pier 1 made in Italy...they were 1.00 each at the GW...Forth of July tablescapes are fun with these cool dishes...
 This was such a fun ice cream sunday to make for the shoot...had to figure out something that would not melt....ahhhh....Crisco...perfect, then I scooped it with the ice cream scooper, I did not have any choco syrup so I did find a chocolate pudding cup that had been in the frig for a couple of weeks, I just added a little hot water to make it more liquefied and poured it on and added my cherry....sooo
 This dining area opens up to the living room, you remember there used to be a wall,sure is nicer with the wall down...
 The red white and blue plates are also from the GW...I think they were originally a give away at a store in Texas, how did they get to them and they are not plastic...the bowls are from Marshals many years ago.....
 It was very hard to shuffle through the pictures and decide which ones to cut out, so I didn''ll just have to bear with me and we will get through this together...
 After all how could I cut this perfect picture, gotta love it...
 Flatware is from Target or Ross, not sure which, purchased a few years ago.
 love the squiggley lines on my flag boat, there is no guessing that this was done by freehand just the way we like it.....
 My row boat looks so cute with the
 The napkin rings are from a thrift store purchase many years ago...
 These napkins are some of my favorite, they are from Pottery Barn on Sale and all the stars are embroidered on and look and feel wonderful...the materal and size is of the highest them..I am sure you recognize them from previous posts and I am sure I will continue to use these pretty little things..
 I do love all the stars everywhere...
 After the ice cream I could sure use a Margarita...yummy
 Sometimes after the forth is a great time to pick up one or two red and white and blue things to put away for the next celebrate America's always more fun if you have a new addition to the flag family....
 Hard to believe no new purchases occurred in the making of this
 You can almost taste this .....
 I think uncle sam is distributing the flags....
 The star glasses are also from the GW and were .50 each, so sweet the size...
 Notice the wonderful boat, I found it at the GW last week, it is actually a wall hanging and was green and brown and also has two rows, I washed it and dried in the sun and gave it a little American make over design...
 You've gotta love the wonderful sandwiches, they are from my faux food collection and makes it so eash to take the lettuce and tomato tucked inside....
 The wonderful star pillows are very inexpensive and found at Ross, every now and then when I find something with flag colors I pick it up...they sure come in handy for the three holidays we use these colors...
 yay for the flag...................
 The little man is riding around in the little car checking out the
 The little ice cream spoons are from William Sonoma and were purchased 2 years ago...
Have a wonderful Forth of July and make lots of noise, it's a celebration for the country we love...Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope you enjoyed your visit...please leave a comment and let me  what you think...    
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  1. WOW Phyl, it looks great! You really did a great job on this tablescape. The dessert looks so real, now I want a Hot Fudge Sundae, my very fav. The sandwiches even look real. Love the new dishes you found - you always find the best decorations.
    Have a great 4th of July.

  2. SO glad you posted your decorations for the 4th. I have missed you posting. Your table setting is gorgeous. I love all the beautiful dishes and the boat is adorable. You did a great job on painting it. I did do a little decorating myself, but have not posted it yet. Will do tomorrow now that I have been inspired by your post. TFS> ana

  3. Your patriotic table is absolutely wonderful.

    I have those napkins, but I don't think I have ever set a table so pretty as yours with them.

  4. I have just been pinning away and almost forgot to leave a comment. Wow! Phyllis this is my favorite Fourth of July table this year. Love the boat (and the little faux sandwiches) the Uncle Sam car, the ice cream spoons and the faux ice cream. The dishes are wonderful. Isn't shopping at the GW like the greatest thing ever for a tablescaper. I hope to post something later today when I set up the dining table for the Fourth. I do think the napkins are my favorite part of this table, and the ice cram spoons, and the boat, and the chargers, and the bowls, and the car, and the flags, and the ....... everything!

  5. This whole table is so cute! Love Uncle Sam and the boat and and and....

    Have a great 4th!

  6. I love the tablescape! I have great memories of picnics at my parent's home and your post put a big smile on my face:-D

  7. Dear Phylis, Your tablescape is beautiful but more importantly, YOU'RE BACK!!! Been missing your posts and have been concerned about you. Carolyn

  8. Otra mesa llena de COLOR y de VIDA!!!
    Felicidades querida, a disfrutarla!!!

  9. Love this bright, colorful, cheerful table! You carry out the theme wonderfully...

  10. hi Phyllis! Great table and whole house decor for the 4th! [I love your couch full of patriot pillows!] All your faux food looks so real, you would never guess! Love the sandwich boat and your great plate stack, you have so much red, white and blue!! Fun, festive and fabulous!

  11. Cute fourth of July Tablescape! Great find on the chargers- love the dishes and the cute accents. That's a great arrangement with the flowers and that boat is the cutest! Happy 4th!

  12. Love the idea of the Crisco for ice cream! Great table thanks for sharing happy fourth!

  13. Phyllis, you always have the cutest accents for your tables! I love everything on this table! I think I'm going to have to hit the thrift stores on Monday to look for any leftover holiday decor. You found a lot of great pieces! I love it!

  14. Your table looks fabulous!! I love all the special touches. It's so adorable.


  15. What a fun and all-out way to celebrate the 4th of July! I'm late getting around to blog posts. but better late than never on this one! I LOVE those plates!!! Doesn't matter to me they're a Texas thing, even though I'm a born, bred, and bound Missourian. They just look cool and have a total patriotic flare! And the bowls are great, too! Marshall's hit it right with whomever they picked those up from. I love the napkins, too!

    I think it's great that you were able to construct this tablescape without having to purchase any additional elements. That's something to which I aspire every time, but can't quite always hit the mark! I just can't kick this shopping habit! :-)

    You did a great job with the "ice cream"!!! :-)

  16. I would have so enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July at your beautiful home, decorated so tastefully and with such a festive and happy style!
    You bring magic to the Holidays!!

  17. Wow Phyllis - your tablescape is you have done it and made me hungry for a hot fudge sundae (even though yours is not real)! What a clever idea for your photo shoot. I so enjoyed my visit and seeing all your lovely 4th of July decorations. Hope yours was wonderful. Have a great week.

  18. Phyllis, this is a FABULOUS table! I lve ALL the details and am amazed that so much came from GW!!! Ours is TERRIBLE, have never found anything great there. Love the "ice Cream" sppons. You are too funny using Crisco! Never would have thought of that one:) Thanks so much for your visit. I'll be visiting more often now. XO, Pinky

  19. What a fantastic table, Phyllis. and I love that the plates and chargers are from GW, which means you got a great deal. Why can't I ever find deals like that?....Christine

  20. What a beautiful 4th of July tablescape! I love the bowls, the plates, napkins, rings, centerpiece...c'mon I love it all! I'm pinning and saving it for next year ;)

  21. I love your patriotic tablescape! The red, white and blue look so amazing and festive! And you are so clever with the faux ice it!


  22. Hi Phyllis, wow, such a great tablescape. I need to hang out with get some of those bargains. The patriotic decor and looks is perfect and so fun. Love having dessert first! It is great to shop for items after the holiday is over. Truly a wonderful table and it was so much fun visiting. Thanks for stopping by.....

  23. Such a wonderful festive table for the 4th!...There is nothing like great ice cream to celebrate this all of your Americana decor in all of the rooms...great pillows!!!

  24. Oh my, what a abulous patriotic setting! The plates and bowls are adorable and the napkins and pillows are awesome! What a cheery and happy table, it made me smile. Your entire house looks festive and ready for fun celebrating Ol'glory... I bet you all had a fabulous time!

  25. Good Morning,
    I adore red, white and blue any time of the year! Your table is so festive and so pretty! everything looks so wonderful. One little thing caught my eye it was the chocolate covered strawberry, my favorite!
    Your photos are so clear and beautiful, I try to snap clear photos but mine are not as pretty as yours, What camera do you use?
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

    1. I have a Nikon D5000...its easy to use and I love it...thanks for the kind comments

  26. looks like a perfect setting for the 4th celebration. Love it!

  27. Great table and decoration for the 4th. We have the same taste in napkins I did the happy dance when I found mine. You really fooled me on the ice cream have to remember that. Love red white & blue think I will leave up all month.

    Cathy <:)

  28. Fabulous Phyllis! Love the boat and the pillows on your couch are wonderful too! I have only 1 of those bowls you used for dessert. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your patriotic table scape with all the details… even the ice cream staging for your photo shoot! Fun! Hope you're having a good July!

  30. the little cars are so cute and clever. you've inspired me to create my own collection of flag décor. I've been just putting flags in flowers and calling it decorated, so I'm going to change my ways. thanks for the inspiration.

    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with next year, red white and blue is so fun, you gotta love it...

  31. Your 4th of July décor is so festive!! Love the colorful table and your couch is great with all those pillows!!

  32. As always, your table is just adorable.

  33. Your Americana decor is so festive! I really like how you incorporated the fun toy elements. The new opening to the living room is a great look too. That sofa looks so comfy with the pretty pillows. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment on my studio tour. I'm off to see more of your blog now.

  34. Phyllis, this table is fabulous. It is so festive, and you have so many wonderful details on the table. First, I have to say that your Crisco idea is brilliant! Your boat, filled with sandwiches, is great, and your collection of red, white, and blue dinnerware is wonderful. I love, love those ice cream spoons, and Uncle Sam, driving a car, is just adorable. laurie

  35. Hi Phyllis,

    You are so clever! My goodness, Crisco ice cream and fabulous faux sandwiches, I never would have guessed, brilliant! Your 4th tablescape is fun and colourful and patriotic pretty! Love this whole area and it must be wonderful to entertain in here!


  36. Phyllis! Oh, how nice to return home and hear from you! I'm just amazed at your gorgeous tablescape! That crisco ice cream really looks real and who would ever know? Well, maybe if some hungry one took a bite! :) Every element is just perfect and no one does a better tablescape than you. I just love seeing your pretty home too. Are we crazy maybe these drastic moves in our olden age? Well, life is short and gotten be by those babies!
    You take care and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  37. Phyllis, this is absolutely adorable and beautiful!!!! You arranged your table so well and the pillows, oh my, I'm jealous! Love it all!

  38. What an amazing tablescape - I don't think you could get more festive than that! And so funny about your Crisco sundaes - so smart of you (I would have been the dummy running around trying to take shots while ice cream was melting)! Hope you had a great 4th!

  39. Oh my Phyllis. This table is truly amazing. A show piece for sure. So festive and fun. You are so creative and a smart shopper. I can't imagine a more celebratory 4th of July table.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your comments are always so nice to read.


  40. Thanks for popping in to see me, Phyllis, and thank you for liking my new header. I made it myself and glad you liked it!
    Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  41. What a festive table you have set! I love your faux fruit!! :)

    Muchos besitos!!! :)))

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