Miss Biscuit wishes you a Happy Fourth of July!
We are partying all weekend, and today is just the start; I loved the bunting so much in my booth today I came home and used it on the twin dinner tables:
I know everyone is into stars and stripes for the holiday, but I love to use bunting. You can buy it by the yard at Roger's Gardens:
On another table I used napkins at placemats; Mom insists on ironing the Matteo Vintage Wash napkins, though I have explained that's the beauty of them, not meant to be ironed!
Use the bunting for Memorial Day and Fourth of July, Red/White/Blue:
Or the other way: blue/white/red for La France and Bastille Day; here France and the US are cozied up together on the Ikea chaise that Joni from Cote de Texas advised; we're using the chaise a lot already this summer; I made the pillows a few years ago from vintage Ebay bunting:
And the flowers of the day; quickly-arranged mini roses from Hector at CdM market:
One of the twin tables:
Raw nut turtles, a take on the recipe found at Cru, HERE. These are basically souped-up trail mix turtles; instead of chopping the nuts, I left them whole, and added in Trader Joe's macadamia nuts and plumped dried cherries from CdM:
One last shot of the table, late in the day.
And the loggia; here today in tranquility my Mom discovered and loved Bunny Williams' book, and I started the Saladino Villa book, it was fun to sit down and linger over the pages together, telling each other why we loved certain images:
My sisters were 2 hours late as usual...ho hum...it allowed more time for browsing books as well as more photos as the light changed:
We had Julia's chocolate mousse; with candied orange and mint and berries:
Tomorrow we start again. I will be in Rancho Santa Fe til noon, then back to Laguna for more entertaining.