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.
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.