That being said, since it's just breakfast......... and just the four of us.......... and we just got home from a week long vacation.......... I just threw something together very last minute and without spending a dime.
It's very simple but totally festive.
I used a fabric scrap as a wrong-way runner. It's not hemmed or ironed - no one cares. My fabric hoarding comes in handy sometimes. I braved the heat and clipped some greenery from the yard to stuff into this red pitcher I already had (Target).
These mini flags I've had for years and usually use them outside in planters on our deck and patio. To hide the dirt-stained sticks I stuck them in a mason jar that I wrapped with another scrap of fabric.
The giant mason jar was a Target purchase a few months ago. It's been sitting on my table for a while now. To give it a festive look I tied on a chalkboard marker (Willow House) and used red, white and blue chalk ink pens.
I took the hearts off of the grapevine wreath I sprayed red back in February for Valentine's Day and hung it with twine from the drapery rod.
The red melamine plates I bought at Target last year. They're perfect for all patriotic holidays and great for birthdays and casual Christmas parties too! The blue check napkins I bought from Pottery Barn during a Memorial Day sale. I'm a sucker for all of those sale e-mails!
The pinwheel picks were also a Target find around Memorial Day. Raiding the dollar section has some perks.
My girl loves these things!
We're so blessed. We often take our freedom for granted.
I hope we never forget the sacrifices that have been and continue to be made.
I'm the daughter of a purple heart awarded Vietnam Veteran. He is one of a few good men. My grandfather served in the army during the Korean War where he met my grandmother. I am so proud to be an American on this day and always, and I'm eternally grateful to all who have served this great country of ours!
Have a wonderful 4th of July!
*Linking up to Megan's 4th of July party!