It's Thursday and time for tablescapes. Thanks to Susan for hosting. Please check out her blog for more tablescape ideas.My table is ready for the 4th, all decked out in red, white and blue.Place mats are from Kohl's.Plates are from Walmart several years ago. They are melamine.Star plates are from $0.99 store. I got 6 red and 6 blue.White napkins are what I had and our everyday flatware from Oneida.
Glasses are from Big Lots. They are embossed with stars. It's hard to see in the picture.
Candles were a gift in the center of each star plate.
Pinwheel whimsy on the table.
The centerpiece is a pitcher filled with red, white and blue fake carnations and the flags are salad tongs stuck down in there.
Our hotel was fabulous. It was in a great location downtown in the central business area and right across from City Hall. Also, just outside was the trolley stop that we boarded to ride to just about everything we wanted to see. We stayed at a Courtyard Marriott. We had a corner room on the fourth floor.
Here is the main entrance. As you can see it was once the City Hall Annex.
A view up through the outdoor cover. It was a high rise building.
Our son loved the revolving door.
My guys waiting on me in the lobby.
Our first night we walked over to Pietro's to have a wonderful dinner.
We are in Philadelphia. I can't believe this is the farthest East I have been. We arrived Saturday afternoon to rain. Our plane had to hold in the air until the weather cleared up a bit for us to land.
Saturday evening we headed over to a trendy area called Rittenhouse Row Shopping for dinner. We ate an Italian place that was very yummy.
Sunday we toured America's first zoo. The Philadelphia zoo is quite impressive. The exhibit areas are wonderfully designed and they had a polar bear! After the zoo we headed down to the historical area to board the Duck Tour. It's a vehicle that runs on land and water. We were driven by lots of historical places and famous places. We hope to go back and visit many of these places. It was fun to make a splash into the Delaware River. We saw a Gay Pride Festival along the banks and Will Smith's fathers house.
Dinner we were going to try Hard Rock but it was closed for a private party so we ended up at 13 inside the Marriott. It was nice since I think we were the only ones inside.
The forecaster says that rain is for tomorrow, so our plan is to tour the Franklin Institute Museum.
**If I can figure out how to get my pictures off my camera, I will add them later.
2. My favorite thing for dinner lately has been salad.
3. Our dog is non stop bark! bark! bark!
4. A nice long walk on the beach with my guys.
5. I want to hear some good news.
6. When all is said and done, there's nothing more that you can do about it.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a dinner party at my sister's with our cousin and his family from Dallas, tomorrow my plans include an end of the season baseball swim party and Sunday, I want to go to church and hang out with the family!