When it’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July, most people think about all of the great food. I like to think about how I’m going to set the table.
For me, Fourth of July is sort of like Thanksgiving, lots of food, parades and family — fireworks instead of turkeys.
I normally use my white Johnson Brothers plates or red Fiestaware plates, but I found some pink Blue Willow this year so I wanted to try it, along with Blue Willow and other blue transferware.
In the past, I normally use a white damask tablecloth or a red quilt but this year I found a fun Ralph Lauren tablecloth at HomeGoods.
At first I used some metal “lace” chargers, but they didn’t show up enough, so I swapped them for some new straw ones from Ross.
I really like using the chunky goblets in red and blue, and the milk glass pitcher for the flowers.
This year I made two desserts — a blueberry pie and an American flag cake. I didn’t have the right pan so I only ended up with three red stripes. Sorry, colonies! But it still tasted good.
The homemade blueberry pie was my first ever. I used a recipe from AllRecipes.com and also used a Pillsbury pie crust. I know that’s cheating a bit, but I didn’t want the flour mess.
The pie tasted wonderful and I’m looking forward to making it again soon. Mr. Plate Girl is asking for it already.
Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!