My family had a lovely little 4th of July.......unfortunately, my husband is working in Canada and had to stay up there so he missed out and we missed him. I went over to my Mom's house to spend the day with her and my brother, Todd.
My Mom always takes time to make lots of special moments. Look at the table she set! She used her collection of state plates that she collected as a young girl. The embroidered table cloth was made by my Great-Great Aunt Weed (yes, that is a nickname!) and my Mom made up the little red, white and blue thread spools with angels and candles on top!!! So cute!
My Mom and I used to make a habit of going to postcard shows and antique shops to collect ephemera. Here is one of her cards.
We put the hamburger buns on the United States Capital plate!
The Happy Birthday USA card is placed near a picture of my Grandma with her brothers and a picture of my Grandpa when he graduated from Purdue!
A darling hat gives a summery feel!
Beautiful Roses in July....they are cut short and put in a flower frog for visual impact.
Our Illinois salad plates.
You gotta have deviled eggs!!
It is so hot around here so we were outside admiring the new landscape for a brief time. This is the house I grew up. Such wonderful memories.
My Mom got this cool garden ornament in New Carlisle, Indiana. It would be fun to go looking for old plates and make your own.
Ahem, it would not be a holiday without some Tab!!!
Fabulously gorgeous day with my peeps!