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!