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July 3, 2014

So Proudly She Waves...

 Time for the hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade, apple pie and fireworks!! 


My garden planters create a framed entryway to the dining area

Flags are waving

I've turned the chairs so you can see-
let's move in...

Star Spangled 

The five part star banner parades through the middle.  I've placed my clay pots, uncle Sam and an adirondack styled chair for the center arrangement which can be removed easily to make way for the food.

Uncle Sam proudly waves his flag
The Star Spangled clay pots I created and posted about "here"

The little glasses can serve a before dinner drink

There are some white petunias in this  planter but they not blooming today!
I forgot to get the other cushions out!  It's been raining here so much lately we've had to put them in the garage.

I like how these look like fireworks are shooting out!

I couldn't resist the classic look of these red and white gingham print placemats.
I chose a basic red tablecloth to showcase all the elements on the table.

 Sparkly napkin rings with a flag clutching the napkins

Let's gather and enjoy the day and take a moment to remember the brave who've fought
 for our Country's freedom...

   Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave

I hope you have a great 4th of July however you spend it!
Our daughter will be home and her boyfriend will join us too so we won't be alone-yay!

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch 

The Dedicated House for

   Napkins are from Younker's (60% off)
   5 star runner from Younker's
   Crystal tumblers Ralph Lauren
   Small Fireworks tumbler glasses from Crate & Barrel
   Pottery Barn Melamine Star Dishes
   Adirondack chair from JoAnn's
   Uncle Sam from Hobby Lobby
   Red Tablecloth from Bed Bath & Beyond 

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  1. Liz, Everything looks lovely! Glad your daughter/boyfriend will be joining you. Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth.

  2. Wonderful!! I love a red, white, and blue patriotic table for the Fourth. The pots and the Uncle Sam nutcracker are perfect for this table. The placemats, the star runner, and the napkins just make me want to start singing the National Anthem. Everything looks great, I hope you have a marvelous Forth of July!

  3. Hi Liz, what a beautiful 4th of July setting on your deck. Love the tablecloth and how you placed your napkins with the spray of firework picks and flag. Uncle Sam is perfect! Your deck is gorgeous and so inviting. You are so talented!! Wishing you a blessed 4th of July!

  4. Oh my goodness, that is such a beautiful Fourth of July deck! And I love that kind of railing, by the way. We're going to be putting a railing on our new porch this summer and I want posts like yours. Love that look!

  5. What a gorgeous 4th of July table. I hope you enjoy your weekend and hope you stay safe. Happy Fourth of July!

  6. There's nothing here I don't like, but my favorites are the runner and the sparkly napkin rings which add such whimsy.

  7. You are so ready to celebrate the 4th of July….fun and festive table setting for sure! Happy Fourth, Liz!!

  8. You sure captured the essence of the Fourth. I really like your mix of plate patterns and the ticking napkins. Love the adirondack chair too. Lovely planters complete the mood. Enjoy your holiday!!

    Lory at Designthusiasm

  9. Wow, you've really done a bang up job on your 4th of July tablescape, Liz.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful day celebrating together!

  10. Hi Liz, This is a great table!! It's so festive and patriotic! I love those napkin rings; they're so unique, and the gingham placemats are terrific (I love gingham in the summertime). :) Your banner looks perfect as a centerpiece on top of the red tablecloth. I love your plates and flatware, and your other accessories are so cute. The patriotic pots you made look just right on the table. :)

    Visiting from Tablescape Thursday -- hope you have a Happy Fourth!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  11. Liz,
    Hurray for the Red, white & blue at your tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Love your Uncle Sam!!!
    The deck looks awesome. . . all festive for our Country's Fourth of July celebration!!!

  12. Cheerful table...great way to carry out the theme. I love those napkin rings! Beautiful...

  13. Love the tablescape and I adore the little flag nutcracker it is the cutest...the pot you did really adds to the table, you are all ready for the forth....so welcoming and so fun at the same time, thanks for sharing,

  14. Super fun and festive Liz! Love your red and blue flowers too! You have it all, Uncle Sam, fireworks, and the stars and stripes! Happy 4th!

  15. Liz this is very stylish! Your deck looks like the perfect place to chill out with family and friends. Have a fun holiday!

  16. Hi, Liz! You guys have such a generously proportioned deck. I'm so glad that's where we're eating today!

    Love the way you did those napkins! The napkin ring looks very much like a sparkler! Really fun! The napkins themselves are great, too. They look like they could sop up a lot of chin mustard! :-) (Am I the only one that happens to?)

    The "bombs bursting in air" pots you made really look right at home on your table. Score!

    Now let's talk about that runner, little missy! WOW!!! WOW!!! I love it! The buttons are so slick! What a cool way to anchor your centerpiece!!! And your choice of placemats...right on! Red & white gingham is quintessential picnic/summer party, and they look great. You did a wonderful job of playing with different patterns!

    Hooray for the red, white & blue, and hooray for y-o-u! Great table to celebrate the 4th! I'm glad you guys will have a little company for the day, too. It's always nice to have family around...for a little while, anyway! Have fun!

  17. Looks very festive and patriotic, Liz. Happy 4th of July and thanks for the prayers for Rea....Christine

  18. Happy 4th to you! Love the holiday decor!

  19. Lovely Liz, you have captured the essence of the 4th of July..Red, white and blue, plus sparkles. The Uncle Sam figure is great and I do love the chair. Great choices with the place mats too. Enjoy your this very special day and celebrate..

  20. Wow!! What a terrific table for the Fourth!! Your clay pots really do look like fireworks exploding!! I love all your choices: glasses, dinnerware, linens!! Everything! You're bound to bring smiles to all who eat at your table. Beautifully done and thanks for sharing it!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  21. What a truly pretty patriotic party!

    Have a Happy 4th of July!

  22. What a beautiful table setting! Sounds like you're having a great time today. Happy 4th of July!

  23. How pretty, Liz! Your tablesetting is gorgeous! How fun to spend the Fourth of July at your beautiful home! Happy Fourth of July to you and your family!

  24. Love it! There's nothing like gingham for a BBQ, it works fabulously well on your festive table! Also, I love those planters. Adorable!

  25. Your patriotic table is so pretty, and I'm sure your guests couldn't wait to sit down and enjoy all of it! Your entire deck is so pretty and inviting!

  26. I've missed a lot of posts. Your deck and table look so festive. I love the "fireworks" look of your centerpieces and napkin rings, and the star runner is great too. laurie


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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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