I had fun putting this table setting (or as afficionados now call it, tablescape) together...
When I started looking around I was amazed at how many things I already had that fit the tri-color theme. I did buy the little flags ($1/3) and the small buckets ($1/each) at Target, but everything else was something I already owned.
I did buy a 1 yard remant of 'patriotic theme' fabric ($1.49) at one of our fabric stores with the intention of cutting a section of it into napkins, but after I opened it up, it had such a nice border on both ends that I decided to just hem it all around and save it to use as a tablecloth for our 2x4 folding table...and use it next year ... and instead used my plain red napkins.
There is a place by the side of the road above the village, on the way up to Akaka Falls, where huge bushes of this variety of sunflowers are growing. We took a container with water and some clippers and cut a few to use on the table... Sunflowers go with the 4th of July in my opinion...they look like a burst of fireworks!
The flatware is some I've used mainly for breakfast. The cobalt plates are part of my cobalt glass collection. The red goblets are part of a set of 8 I gave my mother many, many years ago when she was going through her black and white with red accent phase - you can imagine how long ago when I tell you I got them with S&H Green Stamps! The Ball jar-mugs are some we've been collecting when we buy a certain brand of jams and jellies.
In my earlier post today I mentioned we bought some pulled pork and some chicken from one of the vendors competing in the Hilo Bay BBQ Competition. I served them with my homemade baked beans (recipe will follow in a day or so) and a creamy slaw.
From top left clockwise: pulled pork BBQ, Root Beer Baked Beans, Creamy Slaw and BBQ Chicken Southern Style.
For dessert we kept it light... raspberries and blueberries with ricotta sweetened with a touch of honey.