The 4th of July … America’s biggest, grandest party of the year!
Around our town … a giant ferris wheel!
Merry-go-round, Fun Slide, Funnel Cakes, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Fried Oreos! (:
And at Cottage Green … tablescapes, favors, treats, and decorations for our 4th of July celebration “from the dawn’s early light” … until “the twilight’s last gleaming!”
A simple tablescape apropos for July 4th on the Lake! A metal rowboat filled with all “accouterments” needed for lakeside meals and desserts … both “stars” and “stripes” plates in assorted sizes, plastic cutlery, napkins, straws, with miniature flags and sprays of “bling!” (:
Outside, the table is covered in a quilted tablecloth and a “God Bless America” centerpiece of fireworks and stars.
Red, White, and Blue baskets await hamburgers, a cluster of red grapes and brownies. Striped, paper bowls are perfect for individual portions of potato salad and make clean up, easy. A blue wired basket holds cups, plates, cutlery, and patriotic straws.
Scalloped-edged bandana boxes (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby) are filled with “fun things” for the 4th of July weekend … fans, balloons, bubbles, “USA” and star colored beads, sunglasses, pencils, flag pins, and Chinese yo-yo’s!
… and special star headbands for the grand kids!
Fireworks exploding and reflecting over the lake.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and just enjoyed being FREE … free to gather in your own home or backyard with family and friends … free to pray over your hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, and homemade ice cream … freedom to “hoot” and holler” as you exclaim over beautiful fireworks, in the sky.
After looking at a display of flags from all over the world, our 8 year old grand daughter, in her endearing and profound way, said … “Grandma, don’t you think we have the prettiest flag of ALL?” “I certainly do!” I quickly agreed. Then she solemnly said … “Grandma, wouldn’t it be so sad if we ever saw another flag flying over our country, instead of our flag?” Oh my, my heart felt sick as I pondered her question and tried to imagine seeing another flag other than our “STARS and STRIPES forever” … being flown over our country! With a grateful heart, I want to thank all our military and their families, throughout the ages, for the sacrifices they have made and given for our freedom so … “the prettiest flag of ALL” continues to fly over our great nation. “GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT I LOVE.” ❤
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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