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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tea with Two Patriots





Meet Mary Kate

and




Lucy



They've been busy preparing for all the July 4th festivities

and are eager to relax with a cup of tea on the porch.




They've set the tea table with Richard Ginori China

and their favorite red polka dot tea service.




Look at the star spangled 

details of this beautiful china.




Lucy chose a chocolate 

cupcake for her teatime treat.




Mary Kate has her eye on a cherry cupcake.

What flavor would you like?




It's very hot here this summer,

but they've picked a shady spot on the front porch.

Shall we join them?



All ready for the neighborhood 4th of July Parade,

Mary Kate has on her special star spangled dress.

She is very patriotic and most proud to be an American.




Lucy's mom made her dress 

with both stars and stripes.

See that big lone star?

This girl is proud to be both American and a Texan!



Looks like these proud little 

patriots found the perfect spot.




With the red, white, and blue flying in the breeze and

fireworks shooting across the tea table . . .




These two are all set 

to enjoy a patriotic tea time.




Lucy wishes you a Happy 4th of July

and



Mary Kate says,

"Don't forget to fly the red, white, and blue."




"Y'all Come Back Now!"

The dolls and everything on the table were

thrifty finds as well as the table and chairs.

You can read about the make-over here.


Joining















68 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    What an adorable Fourth of July Tea!!! I agree, finding a bit of shade is a must these day . . .on the Prairie. . .as well as in Texas! Happy Fourth of July, dear!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. That is precious and I loved that Lucy is proud to be a Texan too! Happy 4th!

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  3. How darling Sarah! I love Lucy!~ Enjoy the holiday.

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  4. Such a delightful 4th July tea party the little girls are having, the cupcakes are gorgeous!

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  5. What sweeties - a in the perfect setting. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. This, and the previous post, definitely show YOU have the most awesome collection of Independence Day pretties.....................fabulous Sarah dear!

    Have a wonderful holiday.
    Hugs - Mary

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  7. Sarah, this has to be my favorite of all July 4th settings!!! So-o-o cute. And thrifty finds? Makes it even better. Enjoy. xo,

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  8. Sarah~ What an adorable patriotic tea! I'll follow Lucy's lead and have a chocolate cupcake please! Hope you have a wonderful Independence Day!

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  9. Happy Independence Day, Mary Kate and Lucy! I hope y'all had a great tea party!

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  10. Good morning Sarah,
    What a darling setting! Your little gals look so patriotic and their tea table is delightful! I would choose the chocolate cupcake just like Lucy. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Just darling and perfect for Independance Day!

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  12. Hope y'all had a glorious Independence Day, sans fire! It was a magnificent sight on TV, n'est-ce pas?

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  13. How cute this post is, Sarah, and I had missed seeing your bargain table and chairs makeover, so I went back to look at it. Great job! Mary Kate and Lucy are so cute, and that china with the stars is beautiful. I know your party was wonderful. I hope you'll be sharing pictures of it. laurie

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  14. Hi Sarah,
    What a darling tea with two sweeties for the 4th of July. The setting is simply adorable and the treats so perfect.
    Love the star china!
    Yes, we are having very HOT temps here in Texas,
    Blessings and hugs,
    Celestina Marie

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  15. You've probably noticed (or maybe you haven't) that I haven't been blogging as much lately. Other things seem to be getting in the way. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

    Your "little girls" are so cute, especially Lucy (that's my granddaughter's name, you know).

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  16. Sarah, Mary Kate and Lucy's tea party is adorable. They are so patriotic with their darling little dresses and the flag atop the boxwood. How cute! Hope your had a great 4th.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  17. Such a cute post!! Love that plate with the stars.
    You put together a wonderful display with all of your thrifty finds!!
    Jane

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  18. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your 4th of July Tablescape for the two little Girls so sweet!!
    I also love the plates with the stars~~~~ I hope you have a Great Week with your lovely family.
    XXOO Diane

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  19. Lucy and Mary Kay did a fabulous job honoring the 4th holiday.

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  20. Looks like great fun!
    RED OR YELLOW?

    If you have a penchant for red,
    Then scarlet will go to your head;
    But if it is gold
    You’d rather behold,
    Then plant yellow roses instead.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Callejon (Alley)

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  21. What a cute idea you had!! I love it! This has sure given me some ideas of ways to use a few items I have. Another reason I love blogging!
    Blessings....Sue

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  22. Oh Sarah,
    Ms. Mary Kate and Ms. Lucy are adorable. They look so pretty in there red, white and blue dresses. I just adore cloth dolls! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  23. I love the whimsy and patriotic charm of this one, Sarah. The Richard Ginori China is stunning! I think that has to go on my wish list immediately!

    Hope the rest of your week goes well.

    Fondly,
    Bill

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  24. Oh that china is so wonderful. I love how cute and charming your wove your spell on us readers. God bless American and many blessings, marlis

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  25. Sarah, what a delightful tea party for the July fourth celebration. I just know Mary Kate and Lucy had a lovely time. I love how they show their patriotic colors of red, while and blue in the miniature tablescape. I'm so in love with the little table and chairs your found and refinished. Hope your week is good.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  26. Sarah, So cute. I would love to Mary Kate and Lucy come to tea any day. Their costumes are so adorable. Dianne

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  27. Sarah, Mary Kate and Lucy are adorable! What a fun and unique July 4th post! As always, you've given us some beautiful eye candy on this special day... happy (belated) 4th of July.

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  28. Soooooo adorable and every little detail is perfect! I love those little star plates, too!!!!! AWESOME!@!!!!!
    Is it any cooler there/have you gotten any rain yet in Texas? I know ya'll have had a hard time with the drought! I can't imagine cancelling 4th fireworks because of a drought....must be super dry! I hope things cool down/ya'll get some rain soon!!!

    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  29. God finds a new way to humble me every single day....I just babbled on about Texas and you're not from Texas, are you???? It's Marlis in Texas with the bad drought.......and my mind just mixed the blog world up....I would blame the only 3 hours of sleep I've gotten (it's 6 something in the morning here and I've been up for hours) but I'm always kind of silly and daft ;)
    SO SORRY!

    Hugs/blessings,
    Your Daft Friend Lana

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  30. What an adorable tea party! The setting looks so sweet on your porch! Hope your 4th was wonderful!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  31. Hi Sarah, I just love your little table with Mary Kate and Lucy! Their outfits are wonderful and perfect for the 4th and that star spangled china is gorgeous! The girls should eat those goodies quickly before they melt! Of course I had to go se the table transformation and I am so impressed! I love children's furniture and kids are always so delighted to find thing sin their own size! What did you decide about the rooster details? Paint or not? This was such a fun post--I really enjoyed it. Linda

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  32. Oh how precious! I can't wait to show this post to my sweet Caroline on her next visit. She'll have me dragging her wicker table & chairs up from the sewing room & out onto the porch in no time, including her 5 favorite dolls.

    That china is totally awesome! I just love stars on anything. I'm about to post a Friendship Star quilt that I made a long time ago. It is very patriotic, too.

    Hugs to you & your hubby! Wish I could send you some of our cooling rain.
    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. That feathered star quilt under Uncle Sam is awesome, too as are ALL your wonderful needlepoint projects. I was drooling as I viewed each one.
    BRAVO!!

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  33. Hi Sarah! Oh, this is just so sweet and adorable! I would love to come and see you and tour your home. I know it would be filled with so much love and lots of charming collections! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. Sarah this is such an adorable vignette! I love Mary Kate's curly red hair!

    I hope you had a very ahppy Independence day! It has also been hot and humid here...whew!

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  35. How sweet your little Independence Day guests are. Such an adorable little tea setting.

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  36. Sarah, just adorable! I love the china and the tea set. Those little patriots couldn't be cuter in their darling dresses. I know some little ones here whose eyes would have popped right out of their head if I had that table set up. It is absolutely delightful!!!

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  37. I have never seen such a cute table before! The little patriots are soooo
    adorable. The tea set and china are gorgeous! Love your style and thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  38. How cute! Love that starred china!

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. Darling post! Loving the red/white/blue spirit with those charming dolls.

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  40. Hooray for the red, white, and blue....and Texas! Darling tablescape. Thank you for sharing with us. Cherry Kay

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  41. Sweet as can be! Such a lovely tea party.
    Donna

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  42. Sweet Sarah! Thank you dearest for coming to my blog and entering into my home. It was a fun post to do, but photography is not my thing so trying to take decent pictures was a challenge! I so enjoy guests! Happy Sunday!!! Anita

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  43. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  44. Very cute Sarah, I love the start plates! Happy Sunday:@)

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  45. Lucy and Mary Kate sure know how to have a patriotic tea! Too much fun!!!!!

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  46. So adorable Sarah!!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  47. So adorable Sarah!!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  48. So adorable Sarah!!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  49. I love your post this week. It is wonderful. I'd love for you to stop by and see all my rag dolls.
    Sheila @ Raggedykingdom.blogspot.com

    Click on raggedy Anns at the top of the page.

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  50. Hi Sarah,

    This vignette is adorable! I believe it's the cutest thing I've seen for the Fourth of July. Those dolls are real treasures, the china is beautiful, and I love the porch furniture and the planter overflowing with sweet potato vine and pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday.

    Denise

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  51. Hi Sarah! Such cuties! I love the little table set..precious! I am sorry to be so absent from blogland...busy with babies! The pewter flatware you asked about is Gorham Octette and was my wedding flatware...instead of silver...many moons ago! I am not sure if it is still available. Thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck, my dear friend! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  52. How fun Sarah. What cuties they are. I love their china. Thanks for linking this up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  53. Sarah, your post was just so sweet! I just love your heartfelt patriotism.

    Hope your weekend has been wonderful and not too hot. We had a cold weekend here...most unusual for Queensland. Hubby wishes it was summer but I am quite happy to hold on to winter for just a little bit longer!

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha.

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  54. This is so sweet Sarah! I love it all. And that little chair and table set is beyond adorable! thank you for joining TTF and have a terrific day!

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  55. I thought I commented on this! I probably did on my ipad, but for some reason it won't go through on that!
    This is just so adorable! Love those little cupcakes!
    I hope you aren't frying there! It is supposed to be in the 90's the next few days here. Maybe not out here though, we are usually a little cooler!

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  56. You do have the most beautiful things, Sarah. You are quite the collector. :)
    This is all just precious.
    xo bj

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  57. I just adore all of your 4th of July decorations. Everything looks so charming.

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  58. Oh, thank you for coming by to visit my cozy little kitchen! We must have a kindred spirit for peaches:) I hope you get to try out the recipe if you can!
    I am in love with Mary Kate and Lucy! They are adorable along with the sweet little "treats" they're enjoying!
    Blessings, Leslie

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  59. What an absolutely adorable post, Sarah! I love your rag dolls....Christine

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  60. Sarah,
    I love your red, white and blue tea party! Lovely idea and photos!

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  61. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you dearly for your beautiful words and the time you took to visit.
    I have to tell you my Mom is a collector of American folkart and she would love the doll collection you have featured.

    Keep inspiring your passion girl its what visit is all about!

    Thank you friend please visit often I will return as well.
    xx
    Blessings
    Dore

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  62. Hi Sarah! I just wanted to pop back by to let you know that I am featuring this post on this week's Thrifty Things Friday party!

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  63. Hi Sarah...so cute and I love that china! My 4th of July "china" is plastic. :) Hope you had a fun day. We had company and enjoyed the pool but it was so hot our picnic was served inside. Have a wonderful week. xo Lynn

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  64. So Cute! :)

    Those sweet little dolls are so cute. Hope you had a great 4th! :)

    ~Liz

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