Are you allowed to shoot fireworks in your area?
That’s one of the benefits of living in the country. You can use fireworks any time you wish, and you can save unused fireworks for table decor.
In May, Debbiedoo’s had a Dollar Tree Link Party, so I loaded up on all sorts of Dollar Tree items. I bought these place mats with a future patriotic theme in mind. So, finally we’re enjoying them for our July 4th celebration table.
The blue plates are the $1 Wal-Mart plates I used in the Tablescape Red, White, and Blue. The picnic utensils came from Wal-Mart, as well.
I bought the striped plastic plates nine or ten years ago at Target, along with salad plates and bowls. That was when we lived in a place that had a Target – many Targets. But then we moved, and there are no Target stores here – in The Land of Making Do. I love using these dishes during summer – so fun for eating out on the patio – when it’s not too hot.
The napkins are tea towels from Dollar Tree, purchased that day with the other items. They shriveled up when washed, too small for tea towels. I like the way they look unpressed and casual – crinkly.
I also bought a red and white clothes line at Dollar Tree. I decided it would be versatile for many projects – but not for a clothes line. It looks like something I’ve seen in the past that was used to connect firecrackers together in the package, only a little larger twine. So, that sparked (no pun intended, y’all) the idea to slip the firecrackers between the strands.
Don’t be alarmed. It’s not really lit – just a little “trick photography”. (Wink.)
Mom 2 gave the salt and pepper set to HH and I one Christmas. We motorcycle around the country a couple of times a year, not around the whole country, but different parts of the country. Mom 2 thought this set was something we could have fun with. It is perfect for today’s table.
Don’t you love it when you remember that a bag of left-over fireworks had been stored in the garage – and you go there to find the bag – and you actually find it? It’s there, right where you thought you saw it LONG ago. I love it when that happens.
I found some pretty sparklers, wrapped all pretty for the ladies. Now, what would July 4th be without those?
Not nearly as fun, that’s what.
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I’m joining several of these parties this week:
Sunday: SEASONAL SUNDAYS at The Tablescaper, LET’S GET SOCIAL SUNDAY at Memories by the Mile
Monday: GIVE ME THE GOODS MONDAY at Rain on a Tin Roof, METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY at Between Naps On The Porch, MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY at The Dedicated House, MOD MIX MONDAY at Mod Vintage Life, MONDAY FUNDAY LINK PARTY at An Extraordinary Day, MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY at Alderberry Hill, ON THE MENU MONDAY at Stone Gable
Tuesday: PROJECT INSPIRED LINKY PARTY at Setting For Four, A RETURN TO LOVELINESS at A Delightsome Life, FROM DREAM TO REALITY at The DIY Dreamer, SHARE IT ONE MORE TIME at One More Time Events, THE GATHERING SPOT at Mamal Diane, UNDER $100 LINKY PARTY at Beyond The Picket Fence, EFFORTS AND ASSETS at Hickory Trail, THE SCOOP LINK PARTY at Crafty Texas Girls, TIME TO SHINE at A Diamond in the Stuff, INSPIRE ME TUESDAY at A Stroll Thru Life, TUESDAY TRIVIA at Memories By The Mile, TIME TO SPARKLE TUESDAY at The Gunny Sack
Wednesday: WOW US WEDNESDAY at Savvy Southern Style, WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY at Sew Much Ado, WEDNESDAY’S ADORNED FROM ABOVE BLOG HOP at Adorned From Above, BEST DIY PROJECTS at The 36th Avenue, WHATEVER GOES WEDNESDAY at Someday Crafts
Thursday: SHARING WITH THE DOMESTIC SUPERHERO at Domestic Superhero, CREATE IT THURSDAY at Lamberts lately, THURSDAY BLOG HOP at The Busy Bee’s, TABLESCAPE THURSDAY at Between Naps On The Porch, OPEN HOUSE PARTY THURSDAYS at No Minimalist Here, TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY at Stone Gable, HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY at A Delightsome Life.
Friday: TGIF LINK PARTY at A Peak Into My Paradise, ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY at The Dedicated House, FRUGAL FRIDAY at The Shabby Nest, FIDLIN’ FRIDAYS at Fidlers Under One Roof, FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY at French Country Cottage, WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS at Crafts ala mode.
Saturday: SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY at It’s Overflowing, PARTY JUNK LINK PARTY at Funky Junk, GET SCHOOLED SATURDAY at Too Much Time On My Hands, BLITZED ON PINTEREST LINK PARTY at On Sutton Place