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Happy Bastille Day

What was the Storming of the Bastille 
France has a national holiday every year on 14 July to celebrate a mob breaking into a 18th century Parisian prison. It took place on July 14 1789 amid a deep economic and political crisis.

Why do French people celebrate it today
Like Independence Day in the United States, the French celebrate all things that symbolise France, such the tricolore flag and La Marseillaise - both of which originate from the revolution.

Cute bicycle napkin rings from Sur la tab

A mix and match of dishes.

Years ago, my husband and I hosted a Bastille  Day dinner party down at our pool area.  It was great fun. I wish I had the photos of the party.
Here's where I party sites.

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  1. Nice nod to Bastille Day, Linda! Really cute bicycle centerpiece. Our town has a sister city in France and we always try to go the festival. We also have the French flags lining our downtown streets during this time. The French have always been great allies of the US. Vive La France! ♥

  2. "Let them eat cake!" No Bastille party is complete without cake.

  3. What a fun table setting. The bicycle centerpiece is darling.

  4. Love your creativity and organization to plan this ahead to have such cute decorations.

  5. How perfectly delightful Linda! I always forget that the French colors are red white and blue too! The bicycles are fabulous!

  6. Happy Bastille Day, Linda. You did yourself proud with your decorations---as you always do- xo Diana

  7. How cute! Happy Bastille Day Linda! Wishing you a perfect weekend.

  8. Beautiful table as usual. Happy Bastille Day! I love the bike décor.

  9. The napkins!!! The napkin rings!!!

  10. One of the cutest! Love the bicycles:)Thos napkin rings are just such cuties.

  11. What a lovely tribute to all things and people French. Love the colors of course and the cute bikes, great cemterpiece. Happy weekend.........

  12. What fun Linda! Love the bicycle napkins & holders - adorable! You must have a warehouse to store all the gorgeous entertaining goodies we see! lol

    Blessings always, Sherry @ Edie Marie's Attic

  13. A wonderful tribute to la France! The bicycles are so charming! You might enjoy my Bastille Day table at https://cometodinnerat8.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-table-for-la-fete-nationale.html

  14. Vive la France!

    Wonderful tribute - and I have always loved France's colors, hee hee.

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment, Linda. Have a beautiful day!

  15. AnonymousJuly 25, 2017

    Lovely setting. Your table vignette is gorgeous and so colorful. Thanks for sharing.


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