Monday, July 3, 2017


Celebrating the 4th of July

 July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I think it rubbed off on me,  it was one of my Dads (Navy vet) favorite holidays. If it was the 4th there was a wonderful feast planned by my sweet mom and dad. Traditional southern fare made up the 
menu. Dad with his delicious BBQ ribs and mom's sides. Now, my sister and I wouldn't think of celebrating any other way. A menu on the 4th usually reads; ribs, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, corn, and home made ice cream and cake. Tomorrow will be no different. 
This very patriotic girl loves to use red, white and blue for the table.

The front courtyard entrance welcomes you with the flag above and we just had a petal shower from the crepe myrtles, notice all the white petals in the courtyard. 

For the centerpiece this year I am using three canisters of different heights filled with blue and white hydrangeas 

China is NS Gustin Spongeware
Made in California, USA
Star bowls from Target

There is no place like our country
"One Nation Under God"
I am so proud and thankful to be an American
God Bless the USA

Happy Birthday America!

Thank you for stopping by. I love your visits and hope you will please leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here. 


  1. Happy Birthday, America! And Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones at The French Hutch! It's all patriotic perfect, Emily. I love the touches of CC and flags on the hutch and the sponge ware is a great compliment to America. Hope you have a special day. I'm off to the neighborhood parade!

  2. Oh Emily, your hydrangeas are gorgeous! And your red white and blue table and touches are so festive! Love the waterlogue painting too! Stay cool and have awonderful 4th!

  3. Love your patriotic post. How pretty your table looks with your sponge ware and white hydrangeas and star bowls.
    Your courtyard looks so pretty with your flag pillow and I enjoyed hearing about childhood memories celebrating the Fourth.

  4. You may get two comments from me because the first one wouldn't let me register my name . . just delete one if that happens! I too love Independence Day! My house is mostly red white and blue throughout the entire year! Such a tasty menu you have. All my favorites. Happy celebrating to you!

  5. Your table and hutch look gorgeous, Emily! I cut hydrangeas this morning too. Happy 4th!

  6. Wonderful table setting. Hope your 4th was great!!!!!

  7. Love the patriotic table........

  8. Hi Emily!

    Your table looks amazing.
    Love your blue spongeware. I
    was at the Bennington VT pottery store a month
    or so ago and I wanted to buy ALL their blue spatterware.
    Crazy about this stuff! Now I want a set of yours too!

    Our fourth menu is usually hotdogs, hamburgers, brats and
    things like that, but after hearing YOUR annual menu ---
    I think we are going to change up things for next year and
    make your tradition OURS! Homemade ice cream too?
    Oh yeah!

    Sounds perfectly fabulous!
    Hope your weekend was fantastic!

  9. Your menu sounds wonderful and a perfect tribute to your dear parents, Emily. What a pretty table you set for your July 4th celebration. I know you had a wonderful holiday!

  10. A beautiful table. Hope you had a lovely Fourth.

  11. Gorgeous in every way, Emily, but I have to say those hydrangeas take the cake. The color is fabulous and they look wonderful with your table. I hope your Fourth was as terrific as that beautiful table setting!

  12. Your tablescape looked wonderful! I hope you had a great time!

  13. As beautiful as ever, Emily. You know I'm loving the blue and white and the star shaped bowls. So perfect. No place like our country indeed. We should be celebrating every day. Special thanks to your dad.
    Was taking one of my usual blogging breaks, just visiting lightly. Always a pleasure catching up here.
    Happy summer.

  14. Love your patriotic table setting!




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