Tuesday, July 5, 2011

~~~Our INDOOR 4th of July Picnic!!!~~~~

Hi everyone! Yesterday it was HOT and HUMID so we had our family picnic INDOORS! It was alot of fun though! Some of the guys (and the dogs) did sit out o the deck for awhile before and after dinner. The BEST part of the day was that my daughter and SIL brought almost all of the food, did all the cooking and CLEANED UP!!!!!!!!!! A girl could get used to this type of treatment!!!!!! Thanks so much Tracy and Dave!!!! Here is the table. It is a little different from the table I did last week outside. I haven't found a "patriotic" tablecloth big enough for my table with the leaves in it so used this white one.
 The place setting is the red placemat, white dinner dish, blue salad plate and white bowl. The "napkins" are dish towels. I figure with burgers, dogs, etc. you need something SUBSTANTIAL!!!

 I scattered little red, silver and blue stars on the table.
 Red pillar candles.

 I used my hydrangeas from the yard and some grocery store daisies and carns for the centerpiece. The hydrangeas look purple in the pics but they are a real TRUE blue! I placed 4 flags in the vase too.

 My flag S and P.

 Blue water goblets and clear wine glasses.

 Dessert was vanila ice cream with strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUMMO!!!!!!

 I set another table in the breakfast room but several people weren't able to come. So this table didn't get used.

Soon it was time to light the candles and EAT!

 We set up a buffet in the kitchen to make it easier. Burgers and dogs....
 corn bread
 macaroni and cheese
 "fixins" for the burgers and dogs:) OH, I forgot to get a pic of the corn on the cob! That is why the corn holders are there:):)
 deviled eggs
 My 3 bean casserole. I will share that recipe soon. Easy and GOOD!!!!
I will be joining Susan this Thurs. for Tablescape Thurs. and Gollum on Fri. for Foodie Fri. Hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Here are the links to the parties! http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ I am also joining the Tablescaper for Seasonakl Sundays at: http://www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com/


  1. Pinky, this is gorgeous, what a beautiful table for pic nic in style...wow!! I love the centerpiece with the flowers and the flags, so pretty! The food looks yummy and thanks, I will be looking forward to the recipe for the beans, my hubby loves them, so new recipes are welcomed here! Lots of hugs, FABBY

  2. Pinky,
    I just love your flag S&P shakers, too cute!! You table looks great and the food looks delish!! Have a great rest of the week!

  3. The table and food both look wonderful. Hope you had a good day. Happy 4th the day after. RC at My Old Historic House. Great move to do inside. Was so hot!

  4. Table looks amazing, I lake it!

    Have a nice day dear Pinky, kisses:)

  5. Looks like fun and how nice of them to do the cooking and cleaning. I could get spoiled easily, too.

  6. Hi Pinky my friend, your table looks wonderful, so festive. I think it's a great idea to use tea towels. They worked great with your table. Oh my goodness this looks sooooo yummy! We had burgers and such, the daughter and I grilled in the rain. lol. What a great party you had for the 4th.
    hugs ~lynne~

  7. Pinky,
    Don't you just love it when family gets together??? Your table looks lovely, dear! I enjoyed every accessory. . .but I really like your blue stemware! The food looked so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi lovely lady.
    You did a Beautiful Tablescape for your family dinner get together !! Your food looks soooooo good. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescapes ladies night out ~~~ I hope you have a Great Week with your lovely family.
    XXOO Diane

  9. Your table is lovely and so festive! Bean casserole looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by--I appreciate your kind comments. The 4th napkin rings came from Stein Mart many years ago! I wish I had bought more than 4! Have a great week!

  10. Pinky ...y'all had a real feast...and how wonderful to have the cooking done for you.
    Your centerpiece and table look so festive and pretty!

  11. Hi Pinky - so sorry I missed the party! Your spread looks delicious. I love the tablescape too - the salt and pepper shakers have stolen my heart. Thanks for becoming a new follower. Look forward to seeing morwe of your too!

  12. Very, very nice tablescape, Pinky! I like those star sprinkles across the white tablecloth. They add a FUN touch & I never seem to remember to do that.

    Your food looks fabulous & I'll be waiting for that bean recipe. I've never made anything like it before.


  13. I love your patriotic centerpiece with your hydrangeas & flags! Lucky you...how wonderful to have help with the cooking and especially the cleaning up! I need a holiday to recover from all the family & festivities :-)

  14. Beautiful table Pinky!
    What in the world is the 4th of July without mac and cheese and baked beans.:-) Oh and of course...deviled eggs!!

  15. This all looks wonderful, Pinky! I love the idea of the family picnic being in your nice, COOL, inviting, air-conditioned home.

    The food all looks and sounds delicious, and the patriotic dish towel napkins are perfect!


  16. Hi Girlfriend...

    How are you doing? I just read your sweet note and came right over! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the sweet compliments on my summery bedroom! Before I forget..want to answer your question about the jetted tub. We live in a very arid part of Colorado..so if there is any humidity emitted from the tub...it's welcomed! Hehe! Actually though...I never notice any humidity!

    Well dear friend, it looks and sounds like you have a fabulous family 4th of July! The food looked sooo yummy and your three bean casserole looks heavenly! I'll have to get your recipe! You certainly set a beautiful and festive table for the occasion! Love, love, LOVE your gorgeous fresh floral centerpiece! What a talented lady you are! My mom worked as a florist for many years but I must admit, I didn't get that creative gene from her! Wished that I had! Hehe! Your place settings are perfect too! I really like the patriotic dish towels...they just made the place setting! I often use dish towels for napkins as well! They have so many pretty ones out there!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table with us...and all that yummy food has just made me hungry! Hurry up dinner! Hehe! How very sweet of your family to do the cooking and cleaning! Ohhh yes, I could be "spoiled" like that as well! Hehe!

    Love ya,

  17. Oh my...I have been craving "real" mac and cheese. I haven't fixed it because I know I would eat the whole thing!! Everything looks wonderful and how special you must feel to have so much help.

  18. Yum, Pinky...it all looks and sounds devine. Your table is just beautiful.
    And, I was wondering what to serve with barbque sandwiches next Sun. and Deviled Eggs are PERFECT. Thanks, girl...:))

  19. Your tables look wonderful...I love the little scattered stars and the flatware! I think using dish towels is a great idea for a "hands on" meal!

  20. Hi Pinky,
    Loved you festive patriotic table.
    Let's hear it for the red, white and blue, love setting that type of table as well, as you will see, since I am right next to you on the link up!! lol
    Everything looks lovely and so does the food, we had similiar fare.
    I loved the dishtowel/napkins, I have some I use at easter. Great minds think alike they always say!! lol
    Blessings Abundant,

  21. Thanks for bringing your patriotic celebration to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. A truly lovely table. I love your dishtowel napkins.. do that frequently myself. Great minds.. Love the floral centerpiece as well. Your feast looks scrumptious. Many blessings, marlis

  23. I love your patriotic table, Pinky! Your table confetti is so festive. I love to use that! Following you!

  24. I just recalled I bought confetti and I forgot to use it :( Your table is wonderful! And now I am wondering if I should go out for some homemade mac and cheese! Looks so good!
    I am your newest follower and I just have to say I love your blog!!


  25. This was one American celebration~your table looked perfect for the holiday!

  26. Looks great, Pinky! I love your flatware! Where did you find it?
    Looks like you had a good time!

  27. Beautiful table and the food looks delish!!

  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE your table! What a talented lady you are. Everything looks so beautiful here. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  29. Love your patriotic table. What a great time you must have had with your "catered" picnic. You've set the tone for a fun time with your red white and blue!

  30. I think that your crisp white tablecloth sets the exactly right mood for your red, white, and blue tablescape. The centerpiece is so well done! I really like it. I agree, it's always a treat when someone steps forward with the food and with helping hands for a party. You were truly blessed this day. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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