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Get Your Red, White & Blue On

The 4th of July is almost here. I am sharing some previous Patriotic tables, recipes and decor. I will be sharing this buffet island decked out with red, white & blue soon.  My  handy husband built the buffet island years ago for entertaining by our round copper patio table.

The buffet Paul built is so handy when entertaining outdoors.

The copper table all decked out for Patriotic entertaining.

Red, White & Blue on the deck off our study.

Creative Patriotic Centerpiece
Dress a vase in a girl's  tutu.  Add some red, white & blue flowers and flags.
A fun and inexpensive wreath made from supplies from the dollar store.

Charlotte Cake with Fruit

This cake is made in the Charlotte Cake Mold by Nordic Ware.
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Patriotic Fruit Trifle
I love using Martha Stewarts Cranberry Trifle.  I substitute the cranberries with mixed berries.

Since my Granddaughter, Michaela and family are coming this weekend, we are planning a trip to Costco and stock up on food.  Swimming, grilling, and fireworks. Mostly likely we will also have S'Mores by our firepit.

Lilly Dot is going to stay with us for a week.  She recently received an award for Student of the year. I cannot believe how grown up she is.

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  1. The tutu vase is a clever idea and that Charlotte cake with fruit is gorgeous! Enjoy your company this weekend. Congrats to Lilly Dot on her super award!

  2. Congratulations to Lilly Dot! I know she is looking forward to a week with you and Paul. Your red, white, and blue details are festive. Happy 4th of July!

  3. Congratulations Lily Dot...That's great..Looks like you will be ready for the 4th,,So festive..Perfect setting too..Enjoy!!

  4. Wow, yes, Lilly is growing up so fast! Have a blast with the kids. I know you will.

  5. These are beautiful! If I had to choose, I think I'd pick the first one without the tablecloth! Everything stands out so beautifully. But all are just lovely!

  6. As always, your designs look fabulous - especially for the fourth, Linda! Have fun with your family this holiday season! Lilly Dot is one beautiful young lady! Congrats!

  7. AnonymousJune 29, 2022

    Love the centerpiece with the tutu. Pinned

  8. Everything looks rarin' and ready to go for the holiday! That trifle looks particularly yummy. I've not had trifle in ages!!! Maybe time to get jiggy with it and make one! Congratulations to Miss Lilly Dot for a job well done! That's quite an accomplishment!!!

  9. AnonymousJune 29, 2022

    Hi Linda, Pinned the buffett that Paul built! Your granddaughter is precous! congratulations to her!
    Laura in Colorado

  10. You really do put gorgeous decor around for the Fourth Linda. Love the tutu vase of red, white and blue hydrangeas. And, Lilly Dot is getting to be such a big girl, no little anymore! Happy Fourth!

  11. Have a great fourth with your family. Smores by the firepit sounds fun. Your Fourth decorations and food ideas are great.
    Congrats to Lily Dot on her award. That is fabulous.

  12. Congratulations LDot!!How fun to stay w/ great nana and grandad..and what a festive atmosphere..Canadians don't really decorate.. it's tomorrow our Canada Day..festivities yes..but decor..nothing in homes etc..

  13. So many fabulous festive decorations! I love that pool noodle wreath, I must do that next year! Have fun with your sweet little house guest, Happy 4th holiday Linda!

  14. Enjoy your company - all of your tables are so festive. Its always fun to use red white and blue! Happy 4th

  15. Congratulations to Lily Dot! That is a big moment! Your place always looks fabulous, you have the magic decorating touch both inside and out! Happy 4th!

  16. What a FUN post! Everything is so gorgeous in its red, white, and blue splendor. That outdoor setting is a place I would like to be...and never leave.

  17. Congratulations to Lilly Dot! What a wonderful achievement!! All your tables are so pretty. I need to remember that tutu idea and the trifle snd the dessert with the Charlotte cake pan. Have fun with your family!

  18. A fun table, and as always, I just love your outdoor space. Congrats to Lilly Dot!

  19. I loved all of the decorations and tables. Congrats to Lilly Dot and I hope you all had a fun time!


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