7/02/2010

Happy Birthday America!

Hello and HAPPY 4th of July!
It's been a long time since I have posted but I just couldn't miss out on dressing up the dining room for the 4th cuz I soooo love our flag and all that it stands for. 
I even baked a couple of goodies!  All this time that I haven't been posting I have been visiting baking blogs and I do believe I am hooked on the idea of learning how to decorate baked goodies now.  Meanwhile, I decided to start out with the very easy and baked some cherrychip cupcakes with buttercream frosting. (You're welcome, Sarah! ;) )

Next I made a no-bake cheesecake and put fresh strawberries on top. (You're welcome, Scott! :0) )


Of course I had to add some berries to the setting cuz Maddy soooo loves her berries!



Each placesetting gets a cute lil votive cup filled with red, white, and blue jellybeans.  They are holding steady the cute candle pinwheels that I recently found at Pier One.  I didn't light them for fear of wax dripping on the jelly beans.






Everything except the placemats and glasses are Longaberger including the flatware and napkin rings.  I also have placemats that match the napkins but decided to mix it up alittle this year when my daughter brought these cute placemats to me. (Thank you Sarah!)  They are from Kohls as are both glassware pieces.


Although they don't show up all that well, I thought the pinwheels in the centerpiece were to cute to pass up since they kinda match the votive cup pinwheels.


Also had to bring out some Williraye....they are as Americana as you can get!





An adorable collectors plate called "Star Spangled Sky" by Sandra Kuck, had to be included in the setting.


Just love the details that Longaberger puts into their baskets...check out these star tacks!


How about a little candlelight?




Last but not least, a picture that I thought turned out kinda neat


I hope you enjoyed my all American post.  I'd love to hear what you thought if you would like to leave a comment.  Be sure to pop over to Susans at Between Naps on the Porch to delight in her adorable tablescape and all the other AWESOME tablescape participants.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a SAFE holiday weekend FULL of memory making activities!




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