Hello my little patriotic peeps!
Welcome to July's Fresh-Cut Friday!
This month I really wanted something patriotic but still elegant.
Not to country.
As you may know... finding the blue and white in this house is no problem.
I just needed to add the red roses and red napkins for that patriotic touch.
Since I hardly ever use use our soup tureen I thought I would start with that.
I wish I would have thought to pick up a small bundle of flags to stick in the middle.
Wouldn't that have been cute?!
I first put a big bunch of lemon leaves in the bowl and used the stems as a frog
of sorts for the carnations and roses. It worked pretty well.
Just so you know the all the roses and carnations are currently on sale at Safeway.
These are perfect for the 4th of July. They are called Freedom.
Isn't that cool? I saw them and knew they would be just what I needed for my table.
The carnations are so amazingly fragrant. I had forgotten how wonderful they
can smell. Kind of cinnamon-ee. They fill the whole room.
Unfortunately, the roses have very little fragrance.
The dishes are all pretty common and easy to find.
Blue Danube. Even though they are no longer made. I have found them at TJ Maxx and Homegoods over the years, as well as antique stores. The little dessert plates are from Moda Home
Sorry, but I'm pretty sure that they have been discontinued.
If anyone knows where you can get them let me know.
I would like to buy a couple more of the dinner plates.
The glasses are from Walmart (many years ago)
and the silverware is my mom's old set. No stamp.
So that is my little contribution to FCF. I need to pack a little picnic for hubby and
I. We're going to see fireworks tonight.
On a side note:
As you celebrate tonight, don't forget to remember WHAT we celebrate:
Liberty and the Freedom to Pursue our Dreams
I'll Be joining: