Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND


Saturday night we watched the fireworks out over the lake from our balcony.  I recently started to fix up the balcony, which is off of our bedroom, a nice rug and bistro table so far.  We had the best seat in the house!  I can't seem to take night pictures with my camera so you will just have to imagine how beautiful it looked (the sky!).  Milo was a little frightened, he sat and my side and I petted him.  Layla investigated every corner of the balcony...new territory for her.  

Today I am dragging.  Our section of town has a parade tonight and fireworks and tomorrow night we are going to a barbecue.  It makes me tired just thinking about it...but give me 5 minutes!

Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  Happy 4th of July to all!

45 comments:

Gina said...

Happy 4th to you & your family, Jane!

laurie said...

Happy 4th of July my American friend, you decor looks wonderful full of pride and beauty.
Your hubby's birthday sounds wonderful, family , friends and good food, what could be better!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Love your patriotic scenes and glad you were able to get some gardening in even in thes heat.
Happy 4th to you,
Shelia ;)

Olive Cooper said...

Love the happiness sign Jane. The heat is getting to me too and we were crazy enough to go to the zoo today and my eyes are sunburned. Have a happy, happy 4th. xoxo, olive

Barbara F. said...

Happy 4th to you and your family! Happy birthday to your husband. xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such a perfectly fun summery post.

Beth said...

Have a wonderful 4th! Have fun and be safe.

Melanie said...

Isn't summer grand?! Sounds like you've been having some great times up at your lake house. Love your Fourth of July decor - that's one holiday I don't bother decorating for. (Probably would if I knew I was having company.)Your daisies are awesome - bet they make a beautiful bouquet!

Leslie said...

Our weekend was pretty much the same ~ minus the lake! : ) I love all of your pretty decorations.
Have a fantastic 4th!!!

Chatelaine said...

Would love to be spending the fourth at a lake. Enjoy, I will live vicariously through you.

I have just the one day off so will not wander far. Actually there is a lake in the next town and fireworks as well. Think I will attend.

Honey at 2805 said...

It must really be nice to be at the lake with the sand between your toes, Jane! All looks wonderful! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

I'm back from an extended blog break and it's good to "see" you!

Debby said...

Sounds like a fun week-end and lots of celebrations. Our 4th starts tomorrow. 3 days of parades, rides, fair food and fun. I personally hope to spend time in the A/C. The last few days were way too much for me. 1/2 of my Colorado kids are coming. S we may have to venture out.
Have another good week-end.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Happy 4th Blondie!

NanaDiana said...

It sounds like a perfect weekend to me- Your table looks darling, too. I love that you could see the fireworks from your balcony. I hope that we can see them from the city this year. They fire them off downtown over the water and we are about 4 miles away on the water...so we will see, I guess.

I have a house full coming...and am looking forward to it- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Look at those daisies, Jane! I love them. I'd probably cut the bushes bare filling the house up with them! Love that sign, too, with the sand and sunburn quote.

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, Your time at the lake sounds like fun and fireworks over the water, I bet were beautiful. We won't get together with the family until the weekend and then maybe hubby will feel a little better. I don't know which one of your centerpieces I like best because I like them both. You always do such a good job and your daisies are so pretty. My yard is getting brown and haven't cut it for three weeks, but I am not going to water, instead spend it on the light bill and keep the house comfortable. Neither of us handle the heat and it has been horrible. They showed storm damage in Chicago on the news are you anywhere near there? Have a great 4th of July. Hugs Your Missouri friend.

Debbie Booth said...

Hey Miss Jane! Happy 4th of July to you. Hope you have a wonderful day. And Happy Birthday to your husband.
blessings,
Debbie

Sonia said...

Isn't so busy trying to get ready for a holiday! Your table centerpiece is so pretty and festive! Hope you and your family have a blessed and Happy Fourth!
Miss Bloomers

Sarah said...

Jane, I envy you having the lake house to kick back and relax for the 4th. All your red, white, and blue touches are great. I like to do that on our sun porch for the summer months and a bit here and there around the house. No fireworks from the balcony for us though.
Happy 4th! ~ sarah

Isabelle Thornton said...

Have fun! Happy 4th!

mississippi artist said...

Glad you are able to enjoy the outdoors. It is so hot here I have been housebound for going on two weeks. I only go to the store at seven in the morning and am back in with the drapes drawn andthe air cranked up!

Lori E said...

Happy 4th to my US blogging friend and a birthday wish to your husband.

Julie Marie said...

Happy Fourth of July my friend!... all of your decorations are so cute,and I love your new beach sign... Happy Birthday to your hubby too!... xoxo Julie Marie

Babs said...

Happy 4th of July, Jane! Have a fun one!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Happy 4th of July Jane... and Happy Birthday to your hubby!
Your images are wonderful! I love your bottle holder.

Glad to hear that you had some rain so your pretty gardens could get a reprieve from all of the heat that you have been experiencing!

Amazing clams! We love butter clams out here!
~Lynne
w/L.

French Basketeer.com said...

Happy Fourth of July, Jane! Don't you love the midweek holiday, we get to party for two weekends in a row? Looks like your family is having a great time and I love the centerpiece...

Gypsy Heart said...

A lovely table setting and all the other decor looks beautiful too. I love daisies! I could have them everywhere myself. Glad you've had a good time but girlfriend, please use the sunscreen! :)

Sorry I haven't been around much lately...two friends were very ill and then passed away. It's been very difficult.

The triple digits are normal here but I'll never thoroughly enjoy a Texas summer. Just too brutal! I'm amazed at the areas that are so very hot ~ just horrid isn't it?

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
xo
Pat

Jo said...

Your display of red, white and blue is so festive! How lucky to have such a great view for the fireworks. Ours aren't until this weekend during Sailfest.

Jo

Karen said...

Happy 4th, Jane - hope you've had a good sleep to recover!....

Love your tablescapes, very pretty.

Monica said...

Love all your Americana touches! I miss my flags, they're in storage at the moment :(
Big hugs!

Theresa said...

Oh what a festive week! Happy Birthday to the HUBS! It looks like you all have been having a wonderful celebration! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Erin said...

What a lovely weekend, Jane! And your decorations are so beautifully effortless. Hope your 4th was just as nice and relaxing. :)

Erin

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your home looks lovely, and I bet those fireworks were amazing from your balcony.

I love your tables cape for the fourth.

Karen

Roberta said...

Your daisies did bloom! Horray for you Jane. I like the blue runner table setting the best too. And the flags in the jar! Happy Cottage Weekends:) xo

Leslie's Garden said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th. Lucky you to be able to view the fireworks from your balcony! I like both of your centerpieces, but I really love polka dots!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Steaks and clams are a great way to celebrate a birthday. LOVE your bottle holder, too! :D

Kelly said...

Sounds like you've had alot of fun activities going on. Happy Birthday to your husband! I think the heat combined with alot of festivities can make anyone tired. I've sort of felt the same way lately too. I wish we would have a good rain storm with some light wind to cool things off.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

You are lucky to have a lake home, especially with this heat. I'd be in or near the water all the time in hopes to get relief. Today is the only day we've had in weeks that wasn't 100 degrees or right up there at it. I like the centerpiece with the table runner and all the patriotic touches around your house. No cookout for us yet, which is the normal way we celebrate the 4th. My brother is coming home next week for his birthday celebration, so we decided to just do everything then.

Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So true about the sand between your toes and sunburn :)

Looks like you have a fabulous 4th Jane!

Hot here and that saps my energy levels too -- supposed to cool down to the high 80's for the weekend -- sounds perfect :)

Have a nice weekend!

Blessings!
Gail

Liz said...

Hi Jane,
What a fun week! It looks like you all had a wonderful time! You are such a great hostess. Everything is so festive and I bet the food was wonderful! :)

Happy 4th of July!

~Liz

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

What a cute spread! I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday!

~Sherine
Stop by and say HI!
Confessions Of A City Girl

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The chair with the planter is adorable. Your daisies look like they survived the heat wave too. Happy Sunday Jane!

J. Beaudet said...

Happy Fourth Jane! Sounds like you had a busy but fun celebration! Love your centerpiece!
Jen

Lori said...

Hope you had the best time at the lake Janie ~ love the red, white and blue. I was decked out in red & white and celebrating the maple leaf ~ loving me some summertime!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

You worked in everything the 4th of July has to offer! I think it is one of my favorite holidays. Your decorations are so festive!

Lynn