Setting the Table: Festive 4th

June 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

channeling contessa 4th of july

Is there anything more quintessentially American than the 4th of July? It’s one of the more nostalgic holidays for me, especially because I have such happy memories of summer in general. I love the smell of charcoal grilling, the first strawberry shortcake of the season, and staying outside well after the fireflies make their appearance.

The basics of our patriotic color scheme include some of my favorite things — navy, red, white & stripes — although I think subtlety is definitely key. They make me want to do things like watch baseball and eat hot dogs (even though I like neither sports nor meat)! This year I’ll be traveling for the holiday, but if I were cooking I’d likely be making my favorite portobello burgers, this incredible salad, and s’mores made over the grill — my favorite thing, ever. How will you celebrating?

PS. Isn’t that sprinkler picture just perfection? It’s by Julia Stotz, and her whole portfolio is definitely worth a peek!

cc 4th produts

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Inspiration: pieshortcakesflagsprinklertable

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