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June 26, 2013

Independence Day-Lets Celebrate!

July 4th
Independence Day
Let's celebrate!

 A new find for me.  
This pictures portrays both segments of the Declaration of Independence and also segments from the "I Have A Dream" speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King

On a visit to Pennsylvania in 2011 I picked up this bread tray at my favorite place called Wendell August.  These are hand forged and crafted at their company as they have since 1923 

I've added a bit of red to my plate rack to get in the spirit too! 
(3 more pieces from Wendell August are on here too)

I wanted to create a cheerful expression of patriotism, classic Americana and summer vibes.

I was able to collect my own flowers from my gardens.

  I've got peonies, salvia, an iris and some lilacs in the bouquet.  It smells delightful!

When Susan at Between Naps on the Porch posted a tablescape by her friend Marie I spotted this Uncle Sam in the car.  I was smitten by it immediately and was thrilled to find it at Pier 1 (only one left too!)

I mixed my sparkly napkin rings with these red napkins that are adorned with tiny crystals. I chose the rattan chargers to add a little organic matter.

The Diner Checked dinnerware, cherry and red swirl glassware all fit in well with my theme. 
I slipped in a piece of Coconut Cream Pie 
(we'll probably have apple pie but I had this on hand)!

I found the vase in storage. It was one of my Mother's treasures that she allowed me to take home a few years back.  I love the cobalt blue ruffled edge on it.
 My centerpiece dish has cherries on it like the red pitcher. When we eat I will use it for serving on and my florals can be easily lifted away.  If we have any guests I will take this outside on the patio.

Aren't these salt and pepper shakes cute.  
They are another Pier 1 Imports item... as are the scattered glass beads and stars.
I'm hungry how about you!  

 Thank you for visiting and I hope your Independence Day celebrations will be full of good times and good food!

I will be  joining the following parties...

Cuisine Kathleen
Between Naps on the Porch



  1. Your Fourth of July decor is fabulous and very nostalgic! Love how you put everything together! Will you actually be having a patriotic celebration? I'm thinking about it but mine won't be this lovely!

  2. Looks wonderful Liz! I love your napkins and napkin rings...the flowers are gorgeous in fact, it all is!

  3. Love your whole patriotic theme Liz!! The table is beautiful as is your hutch. Perfect for a 4th of July celebration.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

  4. Liz, looks like you are ready to celebrate. Happy 4th of July! Great shots of this pretty table.

  5. Oh, I need to add your creation - amazing creation - into my Pinterest Board.
    So lovely and fun filled, as all Celebrations should be.
    Thank you for sharing,

  6. I love everything about your 4th of July table; it's just what I'd want to sit down to. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Your patriotic table is beautiful, Liz. I love those plates and all the accessories.

  8. Liz, first let me say how sweet it was of you to help Alycia out with messages with the loss of her Dad.

    Next your table has just the right touches for a patriotic table. Love Uncle Sam in the car plus that beautiful large blue vase in the corner with the flags. Enjoy the fourth.

  9. Hey, Liz! My eye was immediately drawn to the vase used in your centerpiece. That is really, really pretty. I love the ruffly look and the mix of the clear with cobalt.

    You got some really great finds at Pier 1! That place is a national treasure!

    Using the sparkly napkins is so cool!!! Along with the napkin rings, it looks like a fireworks explosion where the sparkles just flutter to the ground. Cool!!!

    Your flowers, as if anyone would expect anything different, are gorgeous, and I love the framed artwork. That would be something really neat to have here at home. I'll have to look that up.

    Coconut cream or apple, pie is always my favorite! Looking good!!!!! I'm sure it's tasting good, too!

  10. How pretty -- I adore that ruffled vase. Thanks for all the patriotic inspirations. I can see why you would be smitten with such a cute Sam....wish he would come take me to the parade!

  11. OOOH I am in love with that vase!!! It is so gorgeous. I'm delighted you shared it with us. The table turned out so pretty with the pretty touches you've added. happy fourth! xo marlis

  12. From Uncle Sam to that fantastic vase, you've set a delightful tablescape to celebrate Independence Day. Love it all. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  13. So very pretty Liz! I love the salt & pepper and your dishes. They really give a cozy vintage feel to your table!

  14. Red, white, blue, and bling - love it! Those napkins and napkin rings are fabulous. Your flowers are gorgeous, and so is the vase. I want one of those cute Uncle Sam in a car. All of your patriotic touches in your home are so festive. laurie

  15. Great job at coordinating Liz. Such a fun table. The little Uncle Sam is adorable. Gotta love those salt and pepper shakers. You know I love bling.
    Have a happy 4th. Love, Linda

  16. Your Uncle Sam is so cute and your flowers are gorgeous, but as soon as you mentioned the coconut creme pie, I forgot about your pretty table. OMGosh, that pie looks SO good, and I'm trying to lose a few pounds before our trip to the beach with the grands. OK..I'm NOT thinking pie, and I'm going to Pier One to see if they have anything left for the 4th. Hugs and Happy 4th.

  17. Everything looks so patriotic Liz! I just love your flag picture and that adorable Uncle Sam car. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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