We the People…

…of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Since the 4th lands on a Wednesday next week and we are hosting a barbecue I decided to set a red, white and blue table early.

Next Wednesday this same table will be cleared of settings and filled with food for our annual 4th of July barbecue.

The round placemats are from HomeGoods. The dishes say Denmark English Ironstone made specially for Franciscan, made in England. I found them at Goodwill. The glasses are from an antique mall on Whidbey Island. The little bowls are from Target’s $1.00 section. The acrylic star napkin rings are from Goodwill. Other accessories collected from here and there over the years. The fresh cherries are from Safeway, chuckle!

I’m joining in with Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish on Wednesday and on Thursday I’ll link up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

What will you be doing to celebrate the 4th? For my Canadian friends, what will you be doing for Canada Day on the 1st?

Speaking of, We the People, Pray for our people in Colorado who are suffering from the devastating fires there. Pray for relief soon and for the firefighters fighting till exhausted! Have mercy on them, Lord.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

35 thoughts on “We the People…

  1. Once again, you’ve outdone yourself Ellen – it’s a beautiful table and I love the way you Americans celebrate all out! We Canadians should take a page out of your book. So far I’ve no plans for the 1st but you are inspiring me to make some!

  2. Your blue and white dishes are soo classically elegant. I just love them. Your table is especially wonderful. I love the cute bowls.. with the safeway cherries.. LOL.. You certainly captured the holiday perfectly.. have a blessed week and weekend.. and good luck next week!

  3. This is a wonderfully festive and pretty 4th of july tablescape, Ellen! I reeally love the centerpiece –it is so unique and it is nice it cna be reused form year to year.

    Thank you for your kind words and prayers for Colorado! I have been so worried the past few days, even though the fires are not near where my children and granchildren live, the entire state seems to be burning! Pray for heavy soaking rain!

  4. Now that’s about as American as you can get…you just need the apple pie!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks great. I’m gonna have the look more closely at that $1 section at Target!

  5. A lovely table for the 4th! We’ll be eating strawberries and ice-cream after church (Canada Day falls on a Sunday) and then we’ll go to Charlottetown to take in the fireworks in the evening. It’ll be a fun day.

  6. Love the table runner!
    Might “crash” our son’s annual party…I usually have friends over for brunch…helps make the entire day festive.

    Praying for CS!

  7. Amen to that, Ellen! Those poor folks in Colorado are just going through a horrible thing right now! I think of all the people who have lost their homes…lives at stake….it’s just awful! No doubt I pray for the safety and well-being of all!!! Your table is a wonderful show of patriotism, and I just love the way the table runner flag “furls.” Very unique!!!!! Best wishes as you plan for your barbecue next week. I hope your weather is perfect for it!

  8. I love your table set-up……it really fits our 4th of July Holiday and looks fun too! You have quite the gift of hospitality, that runs in your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thinking of all those affected by fires and floods and other tragedies! May the Lord again show His mercy to all.

    What a lovely set up you have there! Enjoy the upcoming festivities!

  10. You’ve set a marvelous table, as always. Isn’t all the red, white and blue so cheerful and assuring this time of year. I just love it.

  11. Prayers for Colorado, and the brave firefighters.
    Love this table, makes me want to stand and salute! Love the Goodwill purchases, and the cherries too!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish! Have a great 4 th and God Bless America!

  12. Where two or more are gathered in His name…such amazing power in united prayer. I’m with you sending prayer arrows heavenward. Your 4th table is wonderful. You reminded me of some items that I want to pull out for my table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  13. Beautiful table setting… can’t believe you found them at Goodwill. The designs of the dinnerware is so elegant and classic. What wonderful treasures you always find!

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