Thursday, July 2, 2020

Celebrating the Fourth of July

While I set breakfast things on the bistro table, I thought about what celebrating the Fourth of July means in times such as these.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

"It is the Right of the People . . . to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America . . . do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States."

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

"In Congress, July 4, 1776"

I know that we can come together and fulfill the ideals of our founding declaration. Enjoy the Fourth and all that it brings us!

If you need ideas for celebrations, you may want to see these designed for four (or less!): A Casual Fourth of JulyA Relaxed Red, White and Blue Table and A Patriotic Table for the Fourth.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Lunch on the New Bistro Table

Join me on the deck for lunch on our bistro table! While we have been sheltering at home (since the end of February) we came to the unavoidable conclusion that our 23-year-old deck had to be replaced. We took the opportunity to expand it by two feet, creating enough space to add a bistro set roomy enough for two.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Blue Skies Inspiration for Spring into Summer

We had an absolutely beautiful weekend! Temps that were just right - not too cool, not too hot. Slight breezes, enough to ruffle your hair. And gorgeous blue skies!!

The perfect inspiration for a spring table that's easing into summer!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Smaller-Scale Table Settings for Memorial Day

As another holiday approaches, many of us are going to defer the large get-togethers that may have normally defined Memorial Day. I'd like to share with you several patriotic themed table settings that focus on smaller-scale ideas for four. Each of these can be easily adapted to take advantage of the things you may already have around your house, or the readily available (and inexpensive) decor found on your trips to the local grocery or on-line.

Smaller-scaled tablescapes can be just as festive! And the red, white and blue can be used all summer long. Click on the titles to see the full posts and all the details!

A Relaxed Memorial Day

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Quick and Easy Blooming Tablescape

We are all sitting around our tables every day, probably more than we ever expected to. While staying at home, why not treat ourselves to a pleasing experience? It's as easy as creating a blooming tablescape in just minutes.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tea with Birdsong

We are in the middle of week 9 of sheltering at home. We got a bit of an early start since Greg was scheduled for out-patient surgery at the beginning of March. (He's doing great now.) You'd think I'd have a set routine by now, but it still varies by the day. The better the weather, the more walks the two furry ones insist on!