Today we'll walk the dogs in a home-grown parade, eat watermelon in the park with 1,000 of our neighbors, attend a BBQ, and of course see some fireworks (a professional show we watch for free from nearby).
But first, I've fluffed the hutch I found in the alley. She's looking pretty cute!:
I used a bit of my blue/white and all-white china collections, some dried-out starfish, and some croquet balls I had kicking around:
White "Iceberg" roses from the front yard plonked in a chipped old teapot add a bit of Nature:
Rummaging around my pantry, I stumbled on a cookie tin with the perfect pinwheel lid--it sort of looks like those stationary fireworks that spin, doesn't it?:
A string caddy, an old serving platter, and a little sailboat I found somewhere for very little money make a cute tableau:
The beat-up croquet ball is part of a set I found--you guessed it! tossed out by the side of the road:
The sailboat at the top of the hutch is from Pottery Barn years ago. I stuck a cupcake-topper flag on it:
Some little flags stuck in a pitcher along with a starfish complete the fun look:
Have a fun Fourth, everyone! And remember to keep your cats and dogs safe and secure inside, away from the scary fireworks.