Monday, June 24, 2013

Red, White, and Blue Tea Time

Hello, my friends!
Won't you join me today for a patriotic tea?


America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.


O beautiful for pilgrim feet, whose stern, impassioned stress
A thorough fare for freedom beat across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.


O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.


O beautiful for patriot dream that sees, beyond the years,
Thine alabaster cities gleam - undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
~ Katharine Lee Bates ~


"Our fathers' God, to Thee, Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing: Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might, Great God our King!"
~ My Country, 'Tis of Thee - Samuel Francis Smith ~


I hope you had a lovely visit;
it's always a blessing and joy to have you stop by :)


About the table decor....
I made the stars with a paper punch and then hot glued them onto wooden skewers.
The red and blue jars are filled with Spanish moss to hold the skewers in place
and I hot glued some lace around the top for a pretty finished look.

The red, white, and blue fabric "bouquet" 
is made out of jeans cut into strips and tied onto wooden skewers.

Easy ideas for decorating the table for the 4th of July.
Have a wonderful day!

Linking up with:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return To Loveliness

31 comments:

Lady Linda said...

Good morning sweet Stephanie. Oh, do I love your blog post! It's so fresh and exciting. I used to do so much more holiday decorating when the girls were little. Maybe the grandchildren will inspire me again.
Do have a lovely week.
How is your mom doing?
Love, Linda

PS...love your Sunday post too.

acreativeharbor.com said...

What a beautiful post and fantastic photography ~ Glad to join you for a magnificent tea ^_^

thanks for coming by.

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful tea I had with you this morning as I ate my fresh fruit for breakfast! I truely felt as if I was right there having tea with you and listening to your soft gentle inspiring music.

What a fantastic table setting!! Your napkin made me think of a firecracker, great idea you gave me.

I am reminded once again of the beauty of America, and how blessed we are to have our home here. May we never forget God and all His goodness to us.

Have a blessed day!
Much love to you.

Amy said...

Oh Yes! Such a beautiful post! I love all the colors of freedom. God is so good to all of us who cherish our home, America! You have such creative ideas.
Thanks for taking the time to post this!!
Have a great week!
Blessings,
Amy

Snap said...

Lovely patriotic tea. The 4th of July is almost here. Summer is flying by. Happy Tea Day!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful patriotic display here. Love it. I am just back from vacation and playing a bit of catch up- xo Diana

Clara said...

Hi Stephanie!
I love your pretty blue and white teapot and the cream and sugar bowl. So lovely and I like the little stars. What a great idea. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog and have a great week.
~Clara

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi I love how pretty the table looks, so patriotic!
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

What a lovely tea party!

Antiques And Teacups said...

LOVE your gorgeous patriotic setting! I love the china...recognize it from Bombay House. And your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sarah Louise said...

Yes, I have enjoyed my visit! Such pretty colours, you are so creative Stephanie! Have a great day on the 4th! :)

kitty said...

I love your patriotic tea, sweet Stephanie! You're always so creative with your decor. xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Stephanie,
What a wonderful patriotic tea you have set! You are so creative and I'm sure your little guy appreciates that gift too. Thank you so much for coming to tea and have a beautiful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Vicky Hunt said...

I love the Americana theme Stephanie...everything looks so festive! Those cookies look tasty and go perfectly with the red , white, and blue!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Teri said...

Oh, Stephanie this is absolutely beautiful ... makes my heart sing! I love the "red, white and blue" theme! God bless our beautiful USA! Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

Sylvia said...

Stephanie, thanks for inviting me to your lovely tea. Love all the red, white and blue.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous table display, love the color vases and the lace around them, really dresses them up nicely.. at first when I saw the stars I thought you had used those star marshmallows, I saw them at the store last week, neat bouquet out of denim too!!

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful Stephanie!... I always get teary~eyed over patriotic anything... I love this beautiful country of ours... your tea was lovely... xoxo Julie Marie

Maggie Ann said...

thank you for the tea and your company. It was lovely!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely patriotic tea! Your teapot is so beautiful! We are so blessed to be living in America and your post reflects it so! Wishing you a wonderful week!
Nancy

Everyday Things said...

Stephanie - your whole table decor is just enchanting and all ready for a lovely patriotic tea! it looks so special!

Kat White said...

Stephanie that is to cute, you are so special of a person I just love to come here and see what you are up to. I love it when the younger generation cares about their country and God. Have a great week! Hugs

Mindy Whipple said...

What a sweet table setting! I love those stars especially. (I kept wondering why your posts were not showing up in my feed - apparently I was not following after all. I am now...)

Barbara Neubeck said...

....Beautiful, Beautiful table setting......I love it.....
Hugs ..... Barb ... xx

Denise said...

Thank you for your visit and sweet comment that brought Me over to your place:)You made the prettiest post with this one,I'm so glad I didn't miss it.You need to re-post it on 4th of July for us all to enjoy once more.Gorgeous,all of it. Blessings,Denise

Robyn said...

What a lovely post, Stephanie and beautiful photography. I am Canadian but I have always loved your song best! Ha! This weekend is Canada Day which seems appropriate because as good neighbours we have always had so many similarities. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for the great party ideas!

Karen said...

Hi Stephanie,
I just love your patriotic tea. Your royal blue teapot is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for sharing.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care,
Karen

Debbie Harris said...

I came back for a second cup of tea as I enjoyed it so much the first time!
Truely a beautiful post!!

Blessings!

Merlesworld said...

That is a lovely teapot.
Merle.......

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What an exquisite tea set! Just beautiful in its colors - lovely red, white and blue tea! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Stephanie,
Great patriotic post. I love each picture. You did a great job saluting our country with such pretty things and photos.
Happy 4th. I hope the sun shines where you are,
Ruthie from Lady B"s Time for Tea

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