What? You don't decorate like this for July 4th? Well, not to worry because I don't either. These particular arrangements decorated the Southampton home of the Milton Petries during a Fourth of July dinner, one attended by none other than Aileen Mehle. Let's just say that if Suzy came to one of my parties, I too would have lots of exuberant centerpieces.
Speaking of the holiday, I will never forget that mid-1980s July 4th celebration that my family and I attended at the Beach Club at the Cloister. There was a big dinner by the pool, and while we were all eating, in walks Kenny Rogers and his entourage. Kenny was dressed in a mauve polyester Sansabelt suit! Needless to say, it was a far cry from the seersucker and madras jackets and bow-ties that the other men were wearing.
That's the beauty of living in this country. We have the freedom to vote the way we want, decorate the way we like, and even dress in Sansabelt suits. So, however and wherever you celebrate the 4th, have a Happy Independence Day.
All images from Tiffany Parties.