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Red White and Blue Tablescape- Centerpiece Wednesday

Repost of Centerpiece Wednesday!
I love the month of July....for me it is warm weather and what I call summer red white and blue celebrations with family! I did this table last year and loved how it turned out I have decided to showcase it again :)
Vroom vroom.....little kids and big kids alike will get a kick out of a tricycle on the table for the centerpiece! A small vase of posies sitting on the seat and big American flags leaning through the handle bars is just plain fun! For more red white and blue centerpiece ideas you can check out this post Red White and Blue Centerpiece ideas and check out these fun backyard games
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The tablecloth is some red, tan and white fabric smooshed in the center for a messy look :)
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I made these cute little paper popcorn holders for "small fries" to hold their popcorn and placed them in my wooden silverware caddy to serve.
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Using a flat red basket, I placed my white napkins cinched with red, white or blue napkin rings on them.
Use what you have...I used these white cups to hold my red and white silverware for easy grabbing. I went around the house and looked for any red or white dishes, candle items, chargers, bowls etc...and it all came together.
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Don't forget to use the trunk of the trike for serving root beer or your favorite beverage.
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For a Memorial Day dinner or brunch..you could add old photos in frames of loved ones that have passed on to really think about and highlight them this Memorial Day.
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Link up your favorite post from your blog and share what has been the centerpiece of your week or month or year!
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Favorite 4th of July Desserts! The Style Sisters

The Style Sisters favorite 4th of July Desserts!
If you need some dessert ideas for your 4th of July bash you've come to the right place!
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These are just a few of my favorite 4th if July desserts that I wanted to share with all ya'alls ;)
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Chocolate torte, 4th of July dessert
No bake berry pound cake trifle, 4th of July dessert
Let me know if you try any of these yummy desserts!

Roses are in bloom!

Can a girl ever have too many roses? 

I snipped a few roses that have recently blossomed in my yard and plunked them in a vase... Wow they not only look beautiful but they smell heavenly! 

I think the reason I have so many more blooms this year is because we have had  so much rain. 

Peachy-pink salmon colored roses are my favorite!


Hope you are enjoying your Thursday! 

Karin 





Gourmet Smore Party!

Fun Gourmet Smore party for the whole family!
We reused these darling printed menus that my friend Kim had printed on photo paper that show lots of different s'more recipes. 
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To start with we used lots of different flavored graham crackers and some waffle crackers...yummmmy!
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My sister Tiffany used all kinds of flavored marshmallows like blueberry, ice cream cone, caramel, chocolate, strawberry and they were all purchased from Walmart.
My daughter Madeline figured out a way to display these mini chalkboards by using a clothes pins clipped to the bottom edge and laying it on its side...so stinkin cute!
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Above the table we hung white paper lanterns and red white and blue paper lanterns
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I had forgotten that My daughter and I made these red white and blue decorations for Tiffany a few years ago so when she brought out the box of them we decided to use them as little covers for her chandelier...pretty cute huh?!
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Our cute mom munching on yummy s'mores
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We couldn't decide how to display these menus but then a lightbulb went off when I found a bunch of empty frames...
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First I was hoping they would fit inside the frames but they were too big, then my mom said hey what if we clip them onto the frames! Brilliant idea..Tiff had these huge silver clips and they worked like a charm!
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A huge glass apothecary jar held giant marshmallows in the center of the table. A friend of Tiff's made these adorable 4th of July pinwheels that we used on the tables as well.
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We used sterno cans that we lit and used to roast the "mallows"
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Out on Tiff's new Backyard deck we continued with the red white blue theme and her red Adirondack chairs were perfect!
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Using this navy fabric with white stars as a tablecloth we set up a simple lemonade stand area to get the flow of traffic to move outdoors
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We used small glass bowls filled with different chocolate options like peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and of course Nutella!!
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It was such a fun get together
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Elegant Rustic Tablescape using denim and touch of gold

Elegant Rustic tablescape 
I used brown and white striped napkins, white dishes, gold goblets and denim to create this unique tablescape. 
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I found these grapevine wreaths at the dollar store and decided to use them as chargers under my white dinner plates. 
I decided to use my sliver votive candle holder as petite flower vases for at each placesetting.
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I layered two different salad plates on top of the white dinner plates. One of the salad plates is a blue turquoise plate and the other a nice tan colored salad plate. I used my cute denim silverware pockets with a napkin folded into thirds and pulled tight in the center to make a bow.
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I didn't have enough of these floral napkins so I used some of the tan and brown striped napkins too for a fun look!
I had a little bit of raffia laying around and decided to use it wrapped around the top of each place setting for an airy texture feeling.
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The colors in this napkin tie everything together...brown, turquoise, navy and tan.
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Wedding cake with fresh flowers cascading- Peach and Navy blue Wedding reception

Wedding cake with fresh flowers cascading down was perfect!
It almost been a year since we had my daughters wedding and I was looking back at all the photos and this cake was just so stunning I decided to repost it.

If you missed part 1 click here to see some of the ideas


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This was the inspiration cake that my daughter found from Wedding Chicks


floral cascade wedding cake

My son-in-laws friend... Whitney, made the cake and his cute mom cascaded all the flowers down the side of it. It was so beautiful and soooo delicious! We also had Whitney make 100 cupcakes. 
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I used lots of my instant cake plates that I made and some cake stands that I bought to display all the cupcakes. All the beautiful peach, pink and coral colored napkins and navy blue plates were from Party Pail..which I think is no long in business but I loved their selection! The gorgeous vintage buffet table is from The Shabby Chic Sisters Rentals all of their furniture and chandeliers just made the wedding reception amazing! 

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 The wedding cake is sitting atop of a galvanized tin serving tray that I found at Walmart that I flipped upside down and slightly bent the handles so it would lay flat and it worked perfectly!!  
Bonus it was only $7.00!!

  This cake was seriously so moist and delicious!. 
There was none left!
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They were hysterical smashing the cake in each others faces and the little kids got such a kick out of them!


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It was such a fun reception!

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RUSTIC RED WHITE AND BLUE TABLESCAPE- Pottery Barn silverware



RUSTIC RED WHITE AND BLUE TABLESCAPE


I WANTED A RUSTIC FEEL TO THIS TABLESCAPE SO I USED BANDANAS, RUSTY METAL ITEMS, OLD ROOT BEER BOTTLES AND OTHER ODDS AND ENDS.

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THIS PLATE IS THE BOTTOM OF MY RUSTY CLOCHE.

The little Tin cups are Votive Candle holders that were mini watering cans...

I pulled the spout off each one so they are like mini chuck wagon tin cups and filled them with mini muffins..
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I FOUND THESE DARLING RUSTY WAGON PLACECARD HOLDERS AT POTTERY BARN 2 YEARS AGO They are perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day or how about a Cowboy dinner party!

I think I will use them to label food on platters!
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I love this Rusty Cloche sitting atop a plate of delicious strawberries.


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Red White and Blue!! I used 4 navy blue bandanas as napkins

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Keep your root beer bottles so you can re-use them again!
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Here is a pictue that shows the cute rusty plate that is the bottom of the of cloche


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Aren't these wagon place card holders to die for!!
Pottery Barn had these a few years ago...they should bring them back!
A summer dining extravaganza!!
I wish I would've kept some for myself but I sold all my rusty table decor a couple of years ago :(


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Hope you enjoy my repost of this fun red white and blue tablescape :)
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Red White and Blue dessert- Pound Cake Berry Trifle

Here is the recipe for my Pound Cake Berry Trifle that is so yummy! 
Perfect for upcoming Memorial Day festivities and 4th of July.
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As you can see there was not much left after our Memorial Day block party last year! We ate more after everyone left hehehe

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Soon I will be putting up my Memorial Day decorations. 
I love this time of year


Here is the recipe
Ingredients: 
  • 2 pound cakes (from Walmart bakery) cut into small cubes
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pints blueberries 
  • 1 pint raspberries



For the cream filling: 

  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1 package  white chocolate instant pudding mix (follow package directions for pudding)
  • 8 oz whipping cream beaten, with sugar and vanilla



Directions:



Make pudding with 2 cups milk mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set, whip the cream adding 1/4 c sugar and 1 tsp vanilla...add in the 3 tbsp of whipped cream cheese.  Fold in the whipping cream.



Arrange some of the cake in the bottom of a 14-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Spread some of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread  Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer more cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then add more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture.Continue in this fashion depending on how large your dish is.  Finish with the raspberries and blueberries, arranging them in a pretty pattern. Cover and refrigerate at least one 1 hour.

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