Happy 4th of July

The table setting is super easy and only cost $1.79 for the napkins. I used a white lace table cloth, a scrap piece of red flannel for a center drape. I dug out some vintage hankies and doilly's that were my nana's. I used some antique candlewick plates and my good white dishes. The candles were collected along the way sometime ago, and the little glass votives my sweet Aunt Birdie gave me as a hostess gift last year. It is a nice reminder of her as she is celebrating the 4th in heaven this year. The sparkle wreath I used at Christmas, and it reminds me of the fire works so it work for the 4th as well.
So shop your home for some red white and blue finds and set a table without busting the bank. Don't have a white table cloth... use a sheet - use some scrapbooking paper and use it in place of the hankies or doillies. Tie scraps of ribbon around clear glass jars or vases and use them to serve from or put candles in. Use and reuse and get double duty out of the every day things. Saves you money for more Stampin Up toys!
While sitting watching America's got talent last night I hand cut the banner, letters, numbers and then punched out the stars all from left over scrap paper. Strung it up from two little clear push pins at the top of the window frame.
Here is a close up. The banner pieces stayed in place because the string I used was pretty course, so it held the paper in place nicely.
Now for the table favors. When you are invited to a party at our home you leave with a little prize - I just love sending home treats to the sweets! I dipped pretzels in caramel and chocolate. Using the Wilton candy melts in dark chocolate, white and red, then adding red, white, and blue sprinkles. Will bag these up. I will share the how to pocket holder for these tomorrow.

Happy 4th of July and remember our soldiers in prayer.

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