Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sparkling 4th of July Tablescape

God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans,
White with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

Red White and Blue
Celebrate Freedom
Celebrate our Nation

What have I done with my freedom?
John Adams wrote, "Oh posterity, you will never know how much
it cost us to preserve your freedom.  I hope you make good use
of it.  If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half
the pains to preserve it."

I am so thankful for that freedom.
I am thankful for what the colors red, white and blue stand for.
I am thankful for a father that fought in and survived WWII.
I am thankful for the abundant life I can live here in America.
I am thankful for God's wondrous creations throughout the
whole world.
I am thankful to be able to remember.
I am thankful for my wonderful family.

I am thankful for the opportunity to celebrate.
And for loved ones I can celebrate with.
May you enjoy your 4th of July celebrations
May freedom always shine.
May our freedoms be a light to the world.
Happy July 4th!
I will be posting the recipe for the Corn Salsa or Cowboy Caviar pictured with
the red, white and blue corn chips tomorrow.
The drink is Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light
The sherbet dish contains Vanilla Dreyer's Ice Cream,
Haagen Daaz Raspberry Sorbet and Vanilla Dreyer's Ice Cream rolled
in Wilton's Patriotic Nonpareils.

This tablescape will be posted on Between Naps On The Porch's

Red plates are from Home Goods, red goblets, blue sherbet dishes and red placemats
from Wal Mart, drink dispenser from Costco, red candleholders from Pier 1,
flatware from World Mart.

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. i was wild about the chips, then i saw dessert, who can resist firecrakling ice cream! looks fun, happy 4th to you!

  2. Beautiful table but even more beautiful are the words!!

  3. Loved the chips, the sparklers and the place settings!
    Happy Fourth!

  4. Very pretty! Looks like a lot of fun-Happy 4th of July!

  5. Jacqueline, I loved all the feeling behind your post and I especially loved the ice cream in the bowls! How clever to dip one of them in sprinkles...and, of course, I loved the sparkler! Happy 4th! Joni

  6. Great patriotic post! Love the square red plates! Nice details - blueberries, raspberries, etc!


  7. Your tablescape is lovely, but I like even better the thoughts you share. We are all so lucky to be here enjoying so much of what other people wish for. Happy 4th....I salute you.

  8. Your table is wonderful! I love your tablecloth and that awesome sundae! How patriotic.:) It is so cute. Have a great 4th!

  9. What a great post! I enjoyed your quotes and sentiments. I have not seen red, white, and blue corn chips. You have some great recipes and I have become a follower. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

  10. So, did you go see Eclipse this morning like you were planning?! Hope you loved it as much as my group of girls & I did! I've fallen in love all over again w/ the series. Also, what a beautiful job you've done w/ this....I want to be sitting at that table! Please come LINK UP to Fabulous Friday this week! Would be delighted to have you join!
    Heather @

  11. Jaqueline, thank you for your kind visit and the sweet comment. I am very impressed by your touching tribute to the Independence Day. It is a pretty table and I wish you and your family all the best and a nice 4th of July.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. Jacqueline, thanks for visiting and leaving such a kind message. I love your tablescape. It's beautiful. Your eye for combining items is well honed indeed!

  13. Great table! I really love the texture those placemats add, and the berries in the stemmed glasses look elegant and add more color. But that dessert! Oh, I must copy that soon!

  14. Everything looks wonderful! I really like those square plates. Your food looks so yummy, especially that dessert! Aren't those Costco drink dispensers great? Happy 4th to you!

  15. Souch a pretty table. I love how you presented the different berries. Love the blue glass. Great patriotic table. Happy Fourth!

  16. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  17. The food and the table look fabulous!!! I love the ice cream rolled in nonpareils - what a cute idea. Happy 4th!
    Blessings, Beth

  18. I LOVE that last picture!!! It is making my mouth water.

  19. Fantastic tablescape!
    Love the verses of thankfullness... it reminds me to count my many blessings!
    God bless...
    Dee Dee

  20. Wow, when did you have this fantastically festive party?! I love love everything, and the patriotic quotes. I love eating at your house on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday....because everyday is always this fun and exciting! But no pressure, we really just love to be around you. I'm a lucky daughter-in-law.

  21. Love your red, white and blue table, right down to the chips!
    Have a great weekend.

  22. wow, I want to be invited to your parties...have a happy and safe 4th of July!

  23. i love your fourth celebration and bookmarked this post to remember your ideas next year. My grandchildren would be thrilled with the decorative ice cream and the sparklers!
    I am a new follower. Great blog.


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