The Captain and I love the Red, White and Blue and we really need no excuse to celebrate, but here are a few tablescapes and vignettes we have used in the past and present.
There are so many occasions to celebrate during our calendar year, including President’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day and Labor Day, so there are a lot to choose from!
And I don’t need an excuse to have a picnic for any holiday. 🙂
So let’s celebrate!
Our home honors our flag and our country daily by flying the American Flag every single day of the year.
As an FYI, the Captain and I have had to replace our flag many times and it is always a solemn time when we properly dispose of a worn flag.
The Secret Garden is a perfect place to have a picnic.
Or perhaps on the Lanai…
Or inside if the weather is bad,
Like the Living room.
You will notice I like to use my blue and white crock beverage dispenser for almost any red, white and blue vignette or tablescape.
I have had it a long time, and I believe it was a Pottery Barn find and I really like the look it gives my settings.
I think I have used it for nautical tablescapes too…it just fits if you know what I mean.
The bicycle napkin rings were a Pier 1 find this year and I think they are adorable!
Jesse James likes to get in on the action too….as you will see later.
The picnic tablescape below features watermelon salad plates.
And the following tablescape is one of my favorites because of the blue transferware pictures on the salad plates.
Independence Hall is featured. Love it.
A Patriotic cupcake has a Uncle Sam hat on top. Yum!
Jesse says I don’t want a cookie…I want an ice cream.
…Jesse James with his sunglasses and Patriotic ball cap all ready to go.
He is so ready to get moving, but before we hop into the convertible, I will leave you with Flag Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts:
- Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. When a patriotic effect is desired the flag may ‘be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
- When placed on a single staff or lanyard, place the U.S. Flag above all other flags.
- Don’t dip the U.S. Flag for any person, flag, or vessel.
- Don’t let the flag touch the ground.
- Don’t fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency.
- Don’t carry the flag flat, or carry things in it.
- Don’t use the flag as clothing.
- Don’t store the flag where it can get dirty.
- Don’t use it as a cover.
- Don’t fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free.
- Don’t draw on, or otherwise mark the flag.
- And finally, dispose of a worn flag by burning, or better yet, take the flag to your local VFW who will dispose of it for you.
And now, Jesse is all strapped in with his seatbelt and he and I are on our way to get a Holiday ice cream treat, …..
…..because one can not have a picnic without ice cream for dessert, can one?
Have a safe and wonderful Day!