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July 1, 2016

Happy Independence Day! (T)

I pulled out all the stops and went full tilt for 4th of July in my kitchen dining area.

I staged these firecrackers with the Liberty and Freedom stars in my red lantern.  I got the firecrackers at Pier 1 (and the lantern) and wrapped them with a red ribbon.  The Freedom and Liberty stars came from Hobby Lobby…and I have one that says Happiness but I couldn't work it in.

I got the tablecloth at Kohl's and the paisley placemats.  They have a heart in the center which is hidden under the plates.  These would be cute with a country western scene too!  I chose the oblong plates at the last minute when I realized they would fit well on the placemat's design.

The napkin rings are from Pier 1 and the juice glasses came from Crate & Barrel a couple of years ago.  I decided on the cups for their color and pattern- thought they were a good mix with the paisley placemats.

 The flatware came from Younker's and is by Pfaltzgraff.  They were quite the deal and came with a metal stand to serve them in.  I got two sets enough for 8 place settings with discounts for around $20.

 The sun beamed in nicely and gave me a nice photo op!

I chose to display the tableware on the dish because it kind of disappeared on the table with all the patterns going on.  I had the thought that if we wanted to go outside to the patio furniture we could pick this up and go.  

 I've kept the red white and blue on the plate rack since Memorial Day.  I added a few different things as time went on.  

 The wood tray set up behind the patriotic deco balls in the basket came from T.J. Maxx.  It can be hung on the wall but i decided it was better this way especially since this is temporary.  The red and blue lanterns will get lit up in the evening with a flameless tea light.   The deco balls are from Pier 1 and Kohls.  The birds came from Hobby Lobby and the big blue ball from Pier 1.

A little red white and blue here too!

I spotted this galvanized tray with copper edge at a store on one of our weekends trips to Frankfort, MI.  This lantern just barely fit in it. I needed something to allow the lantern to be seen better since the tablecloth is so busy.

"LifeLiberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Wishing you and your families a Happy Independence Day!


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  1. Hi Liz! This looks just wonderful and I just love seeing what you do! Thanks for popping in and happy 4th!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Hi Liz, well it is most definitely patriotic in your lovely home and it looks amazing. I love all your special touches. The lantern centerpiece is awesome. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Have a Happy 4th of July!! xo

  3. Wow Liz, this awesome. Love that flatware and lantern. Great placemats too

    Happy 4th


  4. Liz,
    A wonderful array of Fourth of July decor, dear friend!
    Love how all the patterns blend cohesively together on your tablescape!
    l o v e the pig with the stripe shirt and sailor hat! Too stinkin' cute!
    Happy Fourth of July!

  5. WOW oh my gosh, Liz - you did up the most perfect Independence Day tablescape - it is amazing - but I actually squealed out loud at the flatware pieces - just too cute!

    Enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend. Big hugs!

    PS - posted some happy news today! : - )

  6. Hi dear Liz!
    Your table is gorgeous, so patriotic starting with that pretty check table topper, brings it all together perfectly.
    Loving that pig with the sailor hat and those adorable flag balls in the bowl.
    Enjoy your 4th. of July weekend and be safe.

  7. Liz, your table is a lovely tribute to the red, white and blue. I adore the lantern as it sits on the galvanized star tray. The tablecloth is the perfect background for all of your lovely patriotic pieces.
    Have a great holiday! ♥

  8. Yes, you did go all out! I love all your little details. The birds are so sweet and festive. I've kept my plate rack decked out since Memorial Day, too. I may leave it until Labor Day! Great job displaying details on the solid plates so they'd show nicely. It works! I hope you have a wonderful fourth...and catch up on rest from all your "showering". :-)

  9. Very pretty table Liz. Love your patriotic flatware. Everything looks so festive. You decorated everything beautifully and created a festive patriotic table. Happy 4th.

  10. Looks fabulous! I meant to get back to you about the baby shower. Looks like a fun time. Sheila

  11. Hi Liz, I see lots of patriotism going on in your house. Great patriotic flatware, and the red lantern fill with patriotism is perfect as a centerpiece. Your plate rack, basket and tray filled with the balls is so stunning. Take care and enjoy the 4th.

  12. Hooray for the red, white, and blue! You've done a great job with the table and dining room for the 4th. I saw the flatware at Tuesday Morning and was really tempted, but left it behind. ;-)
    Happy 4th of July!

  13. Happy 4th, Liz! I love the pic with the sunshine pouring in, covering your pretty patriotic table with love!


  14. I bought the tablecloth too as a gift . We went to visit family for the 4th. Was a great hit. So I'm hoping there might be 1 more left for another family member who admired it. And maybe 2 so I can get one for me too!

  15. What a gorgeous and patriotic tablescape! I'd love to attend a party at your house :) Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It this week :)


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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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