Happy Monday Dear Readers!
It’s that special Monday when I and my very Merry
Monday Morning Blooms friends
present our floral creations set in some wonderful settings
for your floral inspiration.
Today’s common theme is The 4th of July!
Come join me along with my very special Flower Friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam
as we bring you some great ideas for your 4th of July celebration.
Their most beautiful images and links are below.
So sit back and come along with us on this very festive red, white and blue day!
4th of July Flower Arrangement and Tablescape
I entertained the fact of purchasing some plates
that I saw with an American flag on them.
The store only had 3 left, so I went to my fav consignment shop
(Always Home, Durham, NC)
and was lucky that there were some red transferware plates
left from a large collection.
Perfect for the Red, White and Blue theme for the 4th of July.
The Mason red transferware salad plate
sits upon the antique Noritake blue and white plate
that I acquired from my friend Martha. The two plates paired well together.
Rather than a name in the ginger jar place card holder.
I used a greeting instead.
Mini blue and white ginger jar place card holders by Williams Sonoma.
When I purchased the red transferware salad plates, I saw this cute mini pitcher
from the same collection.
Filled the pitcher with Peonies waiting for their time to bloom.
I have a larger Mason red transferware pitcher (from Martha);
however, it is in “the storage abyss!”
I had four extra tulips so why not place one at each setting on top of the napkin
that has a pretty blue embroidered trim. (Napkin by Pottery Barn)
The flower arrangement began with a blue and white bowl
purchased a couple of years ago
from HomeGoods. A perfect size for a flower arrangement.
The flowers were inserted into wet floral foam.
For the main arrangement, I used:
White Peonies (yay…they are finally at my Trader Joe’s now)
and a spiky blue flower/plant in which I have not been able to identify.
I have 2 plant identifier apps on my phone and neither of them identified it.
I bet Mary knows!
A big thanks to my hubby for going into the “Storage Abyss” to find my flags!
My first piece that I purchased from that
Mason red transferware collection at the
consignment shop was the cute petite tureen. I filled it with blue hydrangeas.
As I was photographing the table, my hubby walked by and said,
“I really like the way you used the fancy plates as the hot dogs and hamburgers
would look extra special on them!” . . . Yep, he is right!
Of course hot dogs and hamburgers
are always on the menu for the 4th of July …. tradition!
Lately, I had been shying away from photographing
with the open hutch in the background,
as I thought it was a busy background;
however, with its blue and white decor,
I thought it was a nice background for today’s post.
I want to thank you dear readers for stopping by.
I have not been posting as much these days
as I have been very involved in my decisions
with regard to the new house involving many days of running the roads.
Hope you enjoyed my 4th of July themed tablescape
and for more fabulous 4th of July
flower and decor inspiration, you can find it by visiting my
Monday Morning Bloom friends below.
Their ever so beautiful and creative ways t
o celebrate the 4th of July are truly amazing!!
The links to their posts are below their gorgeous images.
Pam ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
And ME! ~ Housepitality Designs
Have a most beautiful day everyone!