Yet another amazing guide to selecting the perfect wine – this one from The Grape & Grain Co. I did a post on Food and Wine Pairing a few months ago and I love keeping it handy when I’m planning a meal. The right wine can really accent the taste of your food and help pull everything together.
So, we’re getting closer to the 4th and now that we’ve figured out who’s bringing the cold pasta salad and jello mold we can focus on decorating the table, right?!? This is my favorite part because for me, the decorations are what pulls everything together and gives the day meaning outside of just a family get together. I’ve come across a lot of fun and festive July 4th centerpieces in the last few days – here are the ones at the top of my list!
Look for inexpensive lanterns at your local consignment or thrift shop and pick up a few cans of spray paint. These don’t come around often though, so if all else fails you can find them at IKEA for relatively cheap.
So easy! Bright container, fresh fruit and marshmallow…this one can be admired and eaten simultaneously!
I love this idea because I have 4,000 glass vases (ok, that might be a slight exaggeration) lying around my house…a festive ribbon, a $2.50 bag of Twizzlers and your set. This is a perfect option for the decor procrastinator.
You can’t go wrong with fresh flowers and I love the vintage look of the tag. Add a few pops of red to round things out…sometimes the simpler the better.
Blue glass can be found everywhere from Dollar General to Wal-Mart and you may even have some stashed in your cabinets. How amazing do they look in a collection of heights with stems of red flowers?
If you have access to scrap wood or wood cutting materials, get yourself 3 cuts at varying heights , drill a small hole in the center an inch or so deep and fill with wax. Use rope to simulate a wick and paint to finish. Follow the picture link for the complete tutorial…love these!
Scrapbook paper is a great medium for decorations any time and the 4th of July is no exception. For this piece, roll a section of festive paper and adhere with glue. Cut a circle, add a slit and glue together for the topper. Add sand to a metallic tin to hold your fireworks in place.