happy 4th

Got big plans for the 4th of July? I remember spending several 4ths at a Victorian themed teddy bears picnic years and years ago. It was held on the grounds of a beautiful Victorian estate near San Francisco and many guests would dress up in period garb. I also attended one of their Gatsby picnics which was featured in Victoria Magazine one year.

Photo from one of the Gatsby picnics at Dunsmuir

Everyone brought their favorite bear/s and spread out fancy picnic ware. And of course there was a great parade for the kids. This was way before I got married and had my son so I didn't have a child to join the parade but oh how I wished I could have.

I always brought Beartrand, the big guy in the back and it was that picnic that inspired me to do my own 2 years ago. Maybe it's time for me to do another one.

Are you looking for red, white and blue party ideas?

Head on over to The Tomkat Studio for some yummy inspiration. She has lots of great pics and recipes too.

Whatever you have planned this weekend and on the 4th please remember to keep your furry kids safe. So many pets go missing on this holiday because they're left outside and the fireworks terrify them. Indoors is the best place for them to be which is where Luna loves to make fireworks of her own.


Thank you to everyone who participated in my Midsummer Altered Fairy Shoe Challenge. I loved all your beautiful shoes!

Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend.



Toriz said...

Hope you enjoy whatever you do to celebrate... Happy 4th! :)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Thanks for posting about the animals and fireworks! You are so right - they get frightened and need to be safe inside. Also - no pets left in cars - I'm yapping about that too. Have a wonderful 4th of July!