Monday, July 04, 2011

Let Freedom Ring

Our annual 4th of July cookout this year was combined with celebrating my daughter's graduation from Middle School. She was a trooper and agreed that two big parties would be crazy. Here are some photos from before the party on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous and we had a really great time.
 These flags have been  on the fence since Memorial Day. The reason they are so straight, is umm.. because before I hung them up I ironed them. Issues much? :)
I never got around to putting up my indoor decorations, so I brought them outside and used them in the back yard. This Uncle Sam is a shelf sitter, but I always have him sitting in the wagon. I think it's more fun that way. 

I created this little sitting area last year. I plan to spray paint that pot black, so it looks better, but it's a very handy table with that slate.  I love the jar with the flags in it. That was a last minute idea.

Every year when I plant flowers in this pot, I use red, white and blue flowers from the nursery. I love how the planter came out this year. 

Next year, we are getting another table. That striped plate is a candy cane plate I got on clearance after Christmas that works great for our party. I put galvanized pails in a milk bottle carrier, and put the flatware and napkins in it. I thought it was clever.  

That basket is a Farmer's Market Basket that I got a bunch of years ago from Peterborough Basket, which is local to us. I use it to hold the packages of rolls. I love that the wipe out liner is red checked. 


Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This all looks great!

I'm having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and would love for you to join in on the fun by linking up.

Deb said...

I love your creativity in decorating!
I'm nearby in Jaffrey.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!