Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Patriotic Lunch




 Patriotic Lunch


Here at Our New Vista the patriotic decorations come out the week before Memorial Day and stay until after the 4th of July.  I love to use all my red, white, and blue items for entertaining and for everyday use.  We had the pleasure of hosting good friends for lunch last week and I enjoyed making some special treats...and buying some others to make it an easy day.
Table setting was all the red, white and blue I could find in my cupboards.   After downsizing and moving last year I still find myself looking for items I sold at our yard sale, donated, or gave away.  I used check placemats, red chargers from Christmas, our everyday white dishes, blue napkins, and filled in the blue with my Blue Willow.

The flatware I found at Ross several years ago....it was a deal, but I only have service for four so if I entertain a group I can't use it  - but use some pieces as serving pieces.   The centerpiece is our flag - no more front porch to hang it on - so I put it on a silver platter, wrapped it around a Dollar Tree patriotic balloon holder, and added the silver lighted stars that were in the Dollar Zone of Target.
I thought the mix of Blue Willow added a bit of interest to the the table.  This dish held wonderful chicken salad for an easy lunch.
Along with some Almond Joy cookies and Rolo Bites, I made a strawberry tart.   Easy with a packaged pie crust, strawberry preserves, and then topped with fresh berries that are SO good this time of the year.
A little take home treat for our guests...a snack bag of the Rolo Bites and Almond Joys to snack on at home.  It was a great visit with good friends.  We love entertaining in our new space.   Do you decorate for the patriotic season?   How long do you keep the decorations out?  Please leave a comment - I would love to hear from you!   Thank you for stopping by Our New Vista!






2 comments:

  1. This luncheon setting turned out so pretty, and the food looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Tuesdays.

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    1. Thank you ! - looking forward to a few more lunch visitors before I pack the patriotic away !

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Patriotic Lunch

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