I’m so happy that you have joined us today



for a special 4th of July Edition









Independence Day is just around the corner,




and to celebrate our beautiful country and summer entertaining,




we’re sharing flower arrangements to inspire you!






If you love to celebrate the fourth by entertaining outdoors in our beautiful summery warm weather –




I’m sharing a light and casual outdoor drinks and dessert station




set up on my potting bench in the back garden.






We just opened our container of garden antiques from Europe for the shop,




and this petit enameled can just asked to be filled with summer flowers!




{Not originally a watering can, this was used by the maid to bring boiling water

to the bedrooms in the morning and evening for washing.}









I kept the flowers very simple




a variation of red, white and blue for this




patriotic flower arrangement.






For a little pop of red, I cut a few red geraniums from




the planters behind our seating area.




I bought chamomile at the flower shop –





it lasts a long time in water and has such a “wild” summery country look!







Our hydrangea at FrenchGardenHouse have started to bloom,




so I snipped off just three flowers.




{Shhhhh… don’t tell my head gardener, he’s not a fan of that!}








This potting bench is right in front of our orange trees




and for this European girl, it’s still a miracle to have fresh oranges




growing right in our own garden! It still fills me with wonder!












This is a favorite spot to set up a drinks station




or in this case, a champagne and dessert bar.





The blue French champagne bucket holds glasses,





and a bottle of French champagne decorated with the French flag.






Nothing says summer more than fresh fruit





 I found these lush, ripe peaches at the little farmer’s market stand in town.




They look so enticing on the red and white enameled cake stand, don’t they?






Our chunky linen checked red & white napkins are a just right




with the checked plates and bowls, don’t you think so?





Blueberries add a bit of blue.




The French lollipops are arranged in a 19th century French garden urn.




After gifting these to clients over the years, and so many requests




you can now buy them for your own celebrations at FrenchGardenHouse!







Even though it’s still a little ways off





I hope this gives you some inspiration for your own Independence Day Celebration!








19th Century White Enameled Water Can

Vintage Feuilatte Blue Champagne Bucket

Red & White Enamelware Cakestand

Red & White Enamelware Dinner Plates

Red & White Country Check Plates

Red & White Country Check Bowls

Red & White Checked Linen Napkins

Antique French Urn

French Lollipops






**Please visit my sweet friends by clicking on their links below!**



MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs



PAM at EverydayLiving


SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs



and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse



à bientôt

If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.