Trend Alert Holiday Special: Gathering in Gingham

Happy Labor Day, everyone! This particular holiday has held up a steady reputation as one of the most popular dates for weddings, to which many couples have attributed to the long weekend and guests from other states having more time to complete the journey. However, in light of the spirit of patriotism (inexplicably) attached to this day, we’ve decided on a trend compromise – one that’s not blatantly patriotic, but at the same time provides a smidgen of “America” to continue the culture. Ever heard of Gingham? While most of the plaid-looking pattern fulfills the familiar red-white-and-blue anthem, fortunately for those who already made plans for a non-patriotic wedding, it is casual enough to also be incorporated into other settings!

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Mason jars and blue (or red) gingham ribbon are classic “America day” decor, but they’re extremely versatile too!

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It’s not 4th of July, but as summer days linger on, picnic potential continues to run high! How about a pleasant backyard picnic reception party?

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As a motif of outdoor dining, the classic “red-checkered” look evokes many settings associated with the good ol’ US of A – rustic barnyard, chic countryside, you name it!

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Be it home-made jam or honey, cap off wedding favors with gingham-patterned fabric for a cozy, rustic atmosphere.

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Cupcake liners, basket liners, envelope liners… aside from the obvious fact that they all feature the word “liner”, did you know they also share an affinity for gingham?

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Would you have known otherwise how geometrically glamorous gingham looked on a cake?

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Gingham button-ups look simply dashing on all ages!

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Think of the endless possibilities in decor you’d be able to peruse once you combine patterning with florals!

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Let’s get ready to melt some hearts and make the ladies swoon in a hip, all-gingham three-piece!

Gingham, in its most basic form, is a pattern that one can continue to stylize and work with, so if the commonly seen navy and red palette of this pattern doesn’t suite your tastes, feel free to switch up the color tones, or even incorporate other designs in your presentation! And, like all other patterns, gingham would certainly add a burst of color to your stationary! For more inspiration, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Monday Funday: Red, White, & Desserts

Happy Fourth, y’all! We’re thrilled to be celebrating America’s birthday, and we hope you’re in the spirit too! Today is the perfect day to hit the beach with friends or plan a backyard barbecue with your family. If you’re looking for a hostess gift or fun activity for the whole group, we’ve got you covered. One word: desserts!

We’ve rounded up the best ways to make your favorite desserts extra patriotic for the holiday! Get baking with your kids or surprise everyone at that pool party with cool treats! You’re sure to be a hit with these yummy desserts!

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Turn brownies in to a summer staple with frosting and fruit!

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Make a pie that’s berry delicious!

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Sprinkle cookies are a simple way to have a red, white, and blue day!

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Patriotic popsicles are perfect for a pool party treat!

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If you’re entertaining a large crowd, American flag cakes are easy and yummy!

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 Don’t forget the rice krispies! They’re super fun to decorate with kids!

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Finally, cool off at the fireworks with an ice cream cone!

Is your mouth watering, yet? We’re certainly ready to take a break from the beach for a yummy dessert! 

For more party planning tips, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Please share your Fourth of July dessert pictures with us too!

-Amy