Friday, July 3, 2015

Country Colors

I hope you're having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! Whether you're having a big or small celebration I hope it's festive for you. We're just grabbing what's easy for the few people we have stopping by.

This vintage tablecloth always comes out in the summer. It's quite old, and so it only gets a workout a couple of times of year. The colors are fresh and lively for a cheery picnic.

I'm thinking red, white, and blue, of course, and happened to have a pot of flowers that fit the bill!

I am using my flower pot napkin rings and pot saucers as coasters for a mini theme. It's the perfect time for mason jars too. These are the reproduction version that seem almost neon colored to me. I like the soft blue vintage kind better but don't seem to have any right now! 

 Not long ago all of the little girls were here climbing the trees for cherries. They have all scattered in different directions now, and I like thinking about each of them when I sit down to eat at this tablecloth. This setting also makes me feel all "thirties farmhouse" which is a fun feeling for me. The rooster crowing over the fence in the neighborhood helps with that too.

Sitting out under the trees can get you thinking of simpler times. Funny how much we romanticize what had to be such hard times. (The thirties.) But today I just want to feel peaceful and thankful and wish the same for you too!

So glad you had a minute to stop by!
Seems like it's such a busy time for everyone in summer. I know I have been away from the dear old blog for a while myself! But thanks so much for stopping by to say hello!

Happy Days!


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  1. Hope you have a lovely time with friends. Love the table cloth so pretty. And perfect flowers.

  2. That does look cheerful. I am not a fan of bright colours myself but this is such a charming picnic setting. And it's always so very lovely to see a post from you.

  3. You're right - it does have a real thirties feel to it and perfect for high summer. I love the colour of the mason jars, such a beautiful shade of blue. Have a great 4th July!

  4. Beautiful, I love the vintage tablecloth.

  5. Such a beautiful setting in your NM courtyard. Have a happy 4th!

  6. Such a sweet post - everything looks so perfectly summery and goes so well for red, white and blue weekend!

    I love your memories about your sweet grandchildren and cherries, makes me smile.

    Enjoy your weekend. Hugs.

  7. Such a pretty tablecloth and setting! It looks so wonderfully inviting! Happy 4th of July, Jacqueline! xo Karen

  8. I love your tablecloth, Jacqueline. Reminds me of picnics in my grandparent's back yard in the 50s. :)

    Enjoy your 4th today!

  9. Jacqueline,
    Love the table cloth how adorable. Love the blue mason jars too. Happy 4th. Enjoy.

  10. Glorious for the 4th of July indeed Jacqueline! Love your tablecloth and mason jars. Perfect! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Happy Fourth Jacqueline!
    You have made yourself a wonderful spot in the shade, I love seeing that Cherry tablecloth, so cheery!!
    Enjoy your day!

  12. Jacqueline, I love your photos! That tablecloth looks like one from the 50s, and I have a couple of friends who'd arm wrestle you for it! :D

  13. What a pretty table you've set in the garden. I love the vintage table cloth. I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July celebrations.

  14. Jacqueline,
    Perfect post for a celebration and time with family and friends!!!
    Happy Fourth of July!!!

  15. Hi Jacqueline. Love this post and that tablecloth is just perfect for a July 4th celebration, big or small. Hope you have a good one..Judy

  16. Jacqueline,
    This is such a pretty table cloth, and I love the flowers in the chair. Very festive! Hope your 4th was great!

  17. I am such a sucker for cherries -- I think with all I've eaten this past week, I'll turn into a giant one, like those costumes you see on the floats of the cherry picking orchards! So I'm wildly in love with your table cloth and since teal/turquose/aqua is my favorite palette, I'm loving everything about your beautiful table! Happy late fourth!

  18. What a pretty tablecloth! It is beautiful on your table Jacqueline! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  19. I love this color palette! Very delicate and soothing. What a lovely place to relax!
    Also, I would like to invite you to share your post with our party Idea Box:

  20. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing your charming tablescape with us at my party. I luv that tablecloth...just too cute!! You will be featured at this weeks party on Monday.



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