While you can be patriotic all through out the year, it seems like the summer is the patriotic season especial for decorating. Over the Labor Day weekend we had one last splash of red, white and blue. Our shed in the backyard is always decked out with a little red, white and blue. This photo was taken a little earlier in the summer. Now the grass is not quite as green and the leaves are starting to fall.
We had friends over for dinner and had a beautiful night to eat outside.
Like a lot of my dishes, the blue glass plates were inexpensive. I think I purchased them from K-mart several years ago. The glasses were a sale find from Pier One. New this year are the pretty striped bowls from Crate and Barrel. The salt and pepper shakers are Fiestaware. I think it is fun to mix different types of tableware.
The top tablecloth is vintage, I love the boldness of it. For napkins I use red and white tea towel, they are nice to use because they are large and wash up well.
A side view of the shed also decorated with a little patriotic flare.
It will be sad to pack away the blue, white and blue dishes for the winter months but they will seem fresh and new at the start of next summer. I wish you could have joined us for dinner.