Independence Day Table

  In just one week I will be celebrating the one year anniversary of my very first post!!  I remember so well the terror I felt as I clicked the “publish” button and the joy I felt when I received several positive comments and followers!

I am republishing that post today–I hope you enjoy it.
Please be sure to visit next Thursday for my actual  blogaversary and giveaway for my friends and followers!

Thank you all for making my first year so much FUN!
and now, back to post # 1

Independence Day was sizzling hot here in Connecticut.  The back deck was the perfect spot to set our starspangled table!

The napkin rings, votive holders and little candles provided the fireworks.  Even the hydrangea from the yard fit into the patriotic color scheme!

Word soon got around that there was yummy homemade potato salad, corn on the cob, bbq chicken and caprese salad!  And of course, refreshing, cold, iced tea with fresh mint!

Visitors arrived from far away, bringing the colors and music for us to enjoy!  First, the Williamsburg militia arrived.
They were followed by Uncle Sam, a blue fish, and a little star who entertained Mr. Fun!

There were so many things to celebrate on this great day!!!

Of course, after a feast like this, there’s certainly no room for dessert!  Or is there always room…?

As the sun set on this glorious, sweltering day, the candles and fireworks were lit. 

The elusive blue hour added the perfect final touch!

I hope you enjoyed your visit or re-visit!  Please be sure to visit many more of the wonderful tables at

Linda 🙂
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29 thoughts on “Independence Day Table

  1. Hi Linda!

    Wow, that is a spectacular first post. Congratulations on your upcoming milestone.

    Here’s to a wonderful second year! La

  2. Oh Linda, that is a WONDERFUL First Post!!! You and I came on board about the same time! I started the end of the month after my “Sheltie Died”! I was LOST without my best friend and started blogging! I still haven’t posted about him! Not Ready Yet!
    LOVE your “Byers Choice”!!! Did you get them at OUR Christmas Shop??? Your table looks Fantastic!!! Did you have all the troubles I had when starting, hehe! I didn’t have a CLUE what I was doing!!!!!!!!
    Hug Giant Hugs to you,

  3. What a fabulous post! congrats on your first year. Love your beautiful place mats. And your red candlesticks are super.. Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

  4. Congrats on your upcoming 1 year bloggiversary! I had to giggle, I remember when I pushed the “publish button” too! YOu would have thought I had the control button to the atomic bomb!

    NO ONE would have ever guessed that this festive table was one of your first posts!!! It is so full of fun and detail. Just delightful!
    I love the way you did not let one detail of red/white/blue get away from you.

    Thank you for giving all of us 1 year of beauty, interesting posts and friendship!
    xo Yvonne

  5. I forgot to mention, this post would be a wonderful addition to ON THE MENU MONDAY, StoneGable’s new weekly menu planning meme. YOur ideas, menu and great pictures would be a welcomed and loved addition!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Your table is beautiful. What a wonderful space you’ve created. This is truly a perfect summer table setting!!

  7. Love your Byers’ Choice & your red, white & blue! I would have never guessed you have only been blogging for a year~ what a wonderful first post! I remember hitting “publish” and thinking, “what have I done?” 🙂

    Happy 4th & congrats on your blogiversary!

  8. You just made me realize that my one year blogaversary is next week, too. Wow! Time flies. I need to figure out a give away…but what will it be? I actually remember your precious blog. It was one of the first ones that I ever read! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  9. Linda, Congratulations on the soon to be blog anniversary. I remember the feeling your referring to here, and you were such an inspiration to me when I started blogging. You were my first follower dear friend saying such encouraging words. Now back to your fist tablescape, its gorgeous. You certainly have a flair for this. I’m sure you have a beautiful table planned for this holiday.
    Hope your Fourth is fabulous.

    The French Hutch

  10. WOW, an awesome first post. I think I remember this post. Even though I wasn’t blogging at the time I was stalking. LOL. This is so beautiful I love the little musicians. I have to go back to archives and see if I commented. LOVE, LOVE it. Have a great 4th, Ginger

  11. Glad you reposted, I think I missed this! What a fabulous 4th of July tablescape you did for your first post! Love those candle holders with the “stars” on them! Your night pictures are terrific and capture the feel of a hot summer night!


  12. Wowzers, Linda! I’m SO glad you reposted this because I missed seeing it the first time around. I also put up my last year’s table. LOL

    You did an incredible job on both the decorations & all that yummy looking food.
    Have a safe & happy 4th!

  13. This was your first post! WOW!! Mine was not that nice…Yours is beautiful! I love the napkin rings. I am glad you reposted your first table. Congrats on your first year of blogging. Mine was in June and I was so busy I forgot!
    Blessings my Friend,

  14. What a wonderful first post, Linda! Very impressive and so well put together. I can’t say I’m doing anything so pretty for the 4th. Or that it will be sizzling hot here. Have a great celebration! – g

  15. Linda, I love this tablescape! So summery and patriotic and fun! Even Nature was helping out by giving you such a gorgeous hydrangea! I can’t wait to see your anniversary post!

  16. Your first post was sensational. I think mine was one pic and a couple of words. I didn’t have a clue or anything I thought was worth sharing. Your did good and congrats on the lst year.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on the cake. I so hope it is similar to the one your DH use to have. It was always my favorite. I don’t have my mom’s fudge frosting recipe. I sure wish I did. I cheat since I can’t make a good fudge frosting and just use the can fudge. It is good. I hope you like the cake. The secret with this cake is to make sure you don’t over bake it. Just keep an eye on it in the oven. Let me know what he thinks. Hugs, Marty

  17. Thank you for re-posting since I think I missed this last year (I was pretty new myself!)

    Charming and beautiful patriotic table…love all of your “visitors” who helped you celebrate!

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