Starting Young

July 4th has come and gone, but how can I resist sharing the delightful tablescape efforts of the granddaughters! Thanks to them, a casual at home dinner after a busy day became something special.
What they had to work with were the red, white and blue decorations that earlier in the day had adorned their bikes. That’s what I call clever recycling.

First, the chairs at the bar were festooned with sparkling stars.

For the table a centerpiece was made with the stars, flags and flowers taken from bicycle handlebars. Of course, I loved that they used a bottle for the flags and flowers. Wonder where they’d seen bottles used on a table before!?!?

Now take a look at this. Can you see that it is a 4 twisted from the stars? That gets big marks for effort!

And, what have we here, special place cards handmade no less.

As we sat down to enjoy our nachos

the girls gave a full salute. I salute them for their thoughtful creativity. Way to go, girls!

Linking to  Tablescape Thursday

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11 thoughts on “Starting Young

  1. What fun! And the girls will always remember you letting them do this!

    1. All on their own, Sheila, no prompting which was what was so special.

  2. This is soo cute. You’ve created a memory from the heart. They are darling. Love the bottle and the 4!! perfect..

    To the heirloom gowns, all made by the entrants themselves. machine sewn and mostly machine embroidered. Thanks for dropping in!

    many blessings, marlis

  3. That brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks for sharing. What a creative family you are.

  4. You are the best Grammie (oops…Lulu) ever. These are the memories that your granddaughters will cherish forever. And…hmm….someday they will write about in their memoires…..if they have their Lulu’s literary leaning.


  5. I know you wanted to be in Maine, but we’re glad we got to share the 4th with you. The girls love having an appreciative audience for their creative endeavors. And surely you must feel proud that they weren’t content with my boring, everyday table setting! 🙂 I love these girls! And love you!

  6. Your granddaughters are so cute! What fun to have a little 4th party with them!

  7. …And they will grow up to cherish and use your beautiful things. This makes me so happy. Thank you for sharing your wonderful time with your girls. Cherry Kay

  8. Good to start them early! When my gdau was 4 she would run for the napkin rings! The 3 boys, not so much!

  9. I love this post! Everything looks so beautiful here! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Happy weekend!

  10. Loving it. They will grow up and do just like their mom. Way to go girls. So sweet.

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