Dear Readers, Today is the 4th of July…just a few weeks ago it was Flag Day and Memorial Day and it is always time for watermelon!
I saw these cute little watermelon salad plates and I couldn’t resist them…
Reminded me of spitting out the seeds on the steps of the front porch, with watermelon juice down to my elbows.
Yes, …. warm summer evenings sitting on the porch and eating watermelon that had been cooling in ice water all afternoon.
One of the things we used to do, was pass around a salt shaker to anyone and everyone who had a slice or chunk of watermelon, which we thought added to even more flavor of the watermelon.
But these days, I just eat it without salt…I happen to like it better and it is better for anyone with high blood pressure.
The ignorance of yesteryear and the perils of today!
We used to do a lot of things like that when I was growing up.
Did you ever take the salt shaker to the garden and pluck fresh tomatoes off the vine, douse them with salt and eat them right there with the juices from the tomato dripping down your chin?
That was me too!
But let us talk tablescapes!
This tablescape was so easy to put together once I had the watermelon plates.
I folded my blue and white gingham napkins into a flatware holder and put red handled flatware in the pockets.
Aren’t the ice cream cones cute?
The red and white gingham tablecloth is an old stand-by along with the blue and white striped iced tea jug. This crock has held just about every drink imaginable….especially lemonade!
I sat the jug on a star shaped serving bowl. One does not need fancy cake plates, etc, just use what you have on hand to give items varying heights for interest.
I used red dinner plates topped with white salad plates and then put the cute little watermelon plates on top of the stack.
I used two of these overturned serving dishes.
I used red and white polka dot drinking glasses and the little white Adirondack chairs for more interest. I have used them several times and they can be seen in the tablescape here.
The menu is simple!
Fried Chicken, potato salad, baked beans…. poolside on our lanai while watching our favorite baseball team the Kansas City Royals… OR hamburgers, hot dogs and potato chips.
And I mustn’t forget the watermelon!
I talked with “oldest son” in the Midwest today and he told me they are blocking off their street and having a BBQ Rib block party!
What fun those are.
We used to do that regularly and I am so happy to see a tradition carried on in this day and age when so many traditional times have been eliminated from our Holiday fun.
Are you doing anything special for 4th of July?
Share please, I love to hear from you. Comments are always welcome. 🙂
Have a great and wonderful Holiday!!