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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Patriotic Tablescape

We enjoyed some precious family time Memorial Day!
  Late in the afternoon we cooked out  and had dinner at the farm table on the front porch   The farm table is really long...easily seats 12.....   Since the table is so long,  I decided to use the long bread bowl that I keep on the coffee table in the sunroom as my centerpiece.   All I added to the existing bread bowl was some fresh cut red roses and a cute Patriotic couple Easy peasy centerpiece for Memorial Day.

For the place settings,   I layered white ironstone plates and added a red, white a blue paper plate to the top for some color.  

We had Brazilian Lemonade which doesn't contain any lemon ,   lol.....just lime juice and condensed milk.....and maybe just a splash of Vodka!     There are lots of recipes for Brazilian Lemonade on the internet.....mine is very simple.....a can of frozen lime juice concentrate,  4 cans of water,  a can of condensed milk and finely grated lime peel.     

Our Menu......
.Ribeye steak,   salt potatoes,   Mexican street corn on the cob,   grilled veggies  (asparagus. onion, bell pepper, yellow squash, and watermelon  .....just brush your watermelon slices with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with cilantro and grill til you have nice grill marks)  
 Dessert was store bought ice cream  (Tillamook)    A dip of Oregon Black Cherry and a dip of Oregon Blueberry Patch makes a easy red, white, and blue dessert!   

Sorry,  no photo of the farm table set for dinner.....time got away from me and everyone was here before I thought to take pics of the table.    My family has "forbid" me to bring the 'blog" camera to our private family time,  so it was too late by the time I thought of it!

Part of the porch was decorated in softer shades of red, white and blue.....

and other parts of the porch were decorated in the brighter shades of red, white and blue 

I plan to leave all my Patriotic decor out at least until after the 4th and maybe until after  Labor Day!


  1. Penny,
    My family reacts the same way if I pull out a camera at our family get togethers.
    Love your Patriotic Decor!! I take down the outside decorations but the inside Patriotic decor will stay up until after July 4th.
    Love that farm house table!!

  2. Very pretty...have a great weekend.

  3. I really love the patriotic theme of your decors. The tablescape is very cute

  4. Your tablescape looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again next week on Friday, @ 12.00AM EST

  5. I love your tablescape, Penny. It's such a fun look for any patriotic holiday. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I'd love for you to stop back by Celebrate the USA Party and add more of your wonderful patriotic decor.

  6. Sweet patriotic decor Penny!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. Penny, everything you do is just mind the best way of course! Thanks for sharing this lovely post at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  8. Sounds like a fun family time. I love the lace place mats! I wouldn't mind sitting in that carriage. It's really cute the way you have it dolled up. Thanks for sharing, Penny.

  9. Oh this is so preetty! :)

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. I knew your Patriotic decor would be beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. I know that meal was good, the menu sounds fabulous.

  11. Love the softer colors for the patriotic decor mixed with the traditional and a lovely tablescape. Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It!

  12. I love looking at other folk's decorations for tablescapes and front porches - especially if they are anywhere near shabby or patriotic. Great job!

    The How-to Guru

  13. always go all out with your decorating and it looks so pretty! I love what you've done with all the red, white & blue! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  14. Oh boy - look at all those steaks piled up! We're all coming over Penny! Thanks for sharing and linking!

  15. What a beautiful tablescape! Looks like you had a fantastic celebration :-) Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Penny!


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