Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 4, 2012

I was delighted to use the shell napkin rings Monica from Texas Fiesta Ware Fan gave me.
My daughter make the table pictures. I like her 50mm lens. I made pictures   but liked all of hers better than mine.

Fantastic describes the ribs son-in-law grilled. They just melted in your mouth.

I didn't get the whole family in pictures because I was busy cooking etc. Activities for the last few days included walks with Granddaddy, tennis, marathon game of monopoly, watching fireworks, movies, and mostly enjoying each other and I must admit eating. Not pictured are homemade peach ice cream, first time making of eggs benedict and the kind of burgers hard to get your mouth around.  Another great time of Thanksgiving for our country, for bountiful food and family. May God continue to bless America. 


  1. Amen to that, sister!!! Your family looks to have celebrated the quintessential 4th of July!!! Your table is really pretty. Kind of reminds me of a setting in a Colonial Williamsburg home!!! I like what you did with the centerpiece, and the shells are a great touch. I could just crawl through the computer screen for that food, too!!!!!! Glad you and yours enjoyed the holiday!

  2. What a beautiful table. I love the lanterns and the large shell centerpiece. And now, after seeing those ribs, I am starving at 10 o'clock. Looks like you had a wonderful meal and an even more wonderful time with family. Have a great weekend.
    Sandra (visiting from Between Naps on the Porch)

  3. You have set a lovely table and I LOVE the lanterns!! All of your food looks amazing, Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

    1. Hi Bonnie,

      I hope that the weather is bearable in your part of the world.

      Your tablescape is as always PERFECT
      I love it all.

      I think the lanterns are wonderful too.

      Have a great weekend.

      x Fiona

  4. A wonderful table for a magnificent family celebration! Thanks for inviting us to the table. Cherry Kay

  5. What a wonderful celebration you had with family. That is what it is all about. Love your table and the way you incorporated the shells. I am loving your pretty red goblets.
    Blessings, Ginger

  6. Well you know I love it all! What a great time to be with family!! I'm so glad you are able to use the napkin rings! I, like Alycia would like a taste of the food too!!

  7. Love the lanterns on your pretty table! Sounds like a wonderful family holiday! Food sounds delicious!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!


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