We had family and some friends over yesterday to celebrate the 4th! Our dining table is big and a focal point in the our living room/kitchen space so I decided to do something fun with it.
I started out with this twin size Martha Stewart flat sheet. I bought several of these many years ago to use in decorating. I don't think it was ever used on a bed!
The table is so long, that it doesn't cover the whole thing so, I centered it, leaving the same amount of table showing at each end.
Only one end has this adorable ruffle - but who cares?
Then I pulled fabric out of my stash and laid down this adorable Waverly ticking.
But decided to use this larger red check against the blue check. The patterns work because they are different sizes.
Then we layered a navy blue floral, then the ticking. We then tried a solid white runner. First this way…
then that way. But no, I didn't like the way it looked.
Rachel and I thought something smaller, but this wasn't doing it either, so I decided to do without the white.
There! Cute, fresh, patriotic!
With a jar of fresh flowers, it looks great!
We ate a wonderful dinner together - grilled brats, hot dogs, chicken, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, chips, tons of fresh fruit, and ice cream! Yum!
As evening came on, it was time for our annual fireworks.
Here, by the light of the strobe, you can see our pyrotechnic team! They gave us a great show last night.
I hope your celebration of this important day in World History was a good one. The United States was a new thing when it was founded, and sadly, it has changed.
But as Proverbs 31 Ministries shared on FB
Amen, and Amen!