Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th and Happy Pink Saturday

I have to begin by thanking our lovely hostess:

Not only has she gathered all of us together, but she has also got me off of my duff, to prepare for the 4th. Usually I procrastinate until the last minute, but today I am happy to share with you the tradition my husband & I now share.  At one time we either worked very hard to have a barbecue here, or traveled somewhere to help friends & family.  Once our children moved from this area, we decided to start new traditions.  (Way better than me sitting around & crying) We now work around the house & yard during the day, then start our celebration.

This year we will begin with  a happy hour martini, & appetizer.  I think I will make blue seas martini with a maraschino cherry, and white button mushrooms stuffed with red pepper, tomato & sausage.  While we enjoy our happy hour, my husband is going to start our barbecued ribs & corn.  A green salad with fresh strawberries & blue cheese will round out our early supper.  Now a rest in the cool of the early evening.

Our new tradition has us going to Andy's ice cream  for a banana split.  We have found a hide-a-way place to park, open the roof, & watch the local fire works while enjoying  our treats.  We get home long before the celebration traffic will. 

As we live in an area that knows fireworks are dangerous  & makes them illegal, I am ashamed to admit we will enjoy our night cap oohing & ahhing over the idiots that push their luck  Most importantly we will raise our glass to wish America a very happy birthday.

I'm sorry to say I have no pink pretties for the celebration.  I do hope you and yours will have a happy holiday anyway.

And of course I hope you will enjoy My RED Pretties.

If you have the time, I really enjoy reading your comments.

Hope hugs to all


  1. Lovely decorations! Have a safe and happy 4th.

    Susan and Bentley

  2. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. My husband and I like to go to the local high school to watch the fireworks. HPS!

  3. Love this idea! Our oldest moved to TX and the youngest will be off doing his own thing. I may adopt this for Labor Day!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Oh my gosh--how gorgeous!!! Your house looks amazing!!!
    Happy PS and Happy 4th of July!!!

  5. What beasutiful decorations and you have such a lot of lovely pinks. Happy pink Saturday

  6. Can I come over? It sounds like fun! It is a good thing to start "new" traditions.
    Love the red glassware!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July!

  7. Gorgeous decor!

    Happy 4th July!


  8. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Fourth of July weekend too. Love your red-rimmed dishes! I have a set of the same King's Crown sherbet dishes. Thanks for for your visit and enjoy your weekend.


  9. Things are just not the same when out celebrating holidays as they used to be. I am inclined to follow in your foot steps.

  10. Now that the kids are gone, we do much the same here. It's mai-tais though (something we picked up while we were stationed in Hawaii) and we head over the Gray's Ice Cream. I may just steal your idea for mushroom caps though. :-)
    And BTW...your tablescape is lovely.
    Wishing you and yours and pinkishly beautiful Independence Day weekend....

  11. Looks you are all ready to celebrate the 4th in style. Your table looks lovely.


  12. Oh Sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday and 4th of July. A beautiful share. Sounds like you have everything all worked out for the holiday. Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous. Each detail lovingly placed for the ambiance. I love the little stars encircling the napkins.

    Ice cream under the stars and beautiful fireworks, along with the love of your life? Does it get any better than that? NOPE, it sure does not. I love the idea.

    Have a beautiful 4th, enjoy your BBQ, the ice cream and the fireworks, all with the one that you LOVE. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  13. Love your decorations, especially the dolly waving the flag!

  14. What a wonderful collection ... that last doll reminds me of the one I had as a child, might even be the same.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend, my friend ~
    TTFN ~

  15. Your table is so fun and welcoming! Happy pink Saturday and holiday weekend.

  16. I want to join you for happy hour! Happy 4th of July and PS!

  17. What a great holiday display-love the little dolly!

  18. well it sounds to me like the perfect 4th of July. !!! And I love that you found a hide-away spot. :) We saw the fireworks last night. They did an amazing job. HPS

  19. I have been looking at your most recent posts. It was fun seeing all your cute pinkies. I also was havingtrouble commenting and the turning off my sign in did it for me. Happy 4th

  20. Hello, Happy July 4th and Pink Saturday! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Beautiful post, so many pretty things!
    Hugs, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  21. I know the feeling of having to start new traditions.....and starting the 4th with yard work followed by martini's and bar-be-que seems divine to me!! Love it that you have a place to go watch fireworks...then "toast" to the meaning of the 4th!

    Hope you had a great PS and a terrific Independence Day! dana

  22. What fun vintage 4th of July decor you are showing us! Just wonderful!