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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Red, White and Blue

Tablescape Tuesday is sponsored by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

On Independence Day this year I had planned to have lunch for my mother and I outside on the deck. However, when lunchtime came it was so hot outside, I decided to use part of the dining room table instead. It was just my mother and I, so I draped the tablecloth I was going to put on the round table on the deck of the edge of the dining table.

The dishes are the Staffordshire "Liberty Blue" dinner plates, berry bowls and salt and pepper shakers. The "Liberty Blue" dishware was made for the U.S. bicentennial in 1976.
The glasses are another pattern made for the bicentennial, "Cape Cod" ruby red sandwich glass from Avon.

The serving bowls are "Cape Cod" and "Liberty Blue".
Flatware is Oneida "Raphael".
US Flag paper napkins.

The figurine is Betsy Ross perfume bottle by Avon.
Two pieces of milk glass include Westmoreland’s Flag Eagle and Fleur de Lis 7 ¼ inch plate, and a bud vase, which holds a U.S. flag and two faux red roses.

I think with a different tablecovering, much of this setting could be adapted for a Thanksgiving meal -- especially here in New England.

Thank you for stopping by today. For more table settings see the list of participants at Susan’s blog.


ceekay said...

Those dishes are beautiful. They are perfect for a patriotic holiday table.

Sue said...

Love your blue and white dishes, I, also collect blue and white.

My first time to visit your blog and I love it.


Anita said...

Very pretty!

Alice said...

How pretty, Carrie! I love how your table setting really says Independence Day. We had storms on July 4th this year so we moved inside too.

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi...I'm coming by from Susan's to check out your Tablescape Tuesday.. I so want some of those ruby red Cape Cod goblets...In this election year your table is very apropos! ;-) Bo

ellen b said...

Hi Carrie,
I really like your red,white and blue setting. I've always been so drawn to blue and white dishes. I have a mish mosh of them :0)
Have a wonderful week...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are clever using perfume bottles to decorate. Love the blue dishes.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How patriotic & lovely! I just adore blue & white china!! I've posted about some of mine recently, too. Love your use of the cranberry goblets & the sweet Betsy Ross!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Julie said...

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed visiting your blog. Beautiful Tablescape!!!

Happy To Be said...

WOW!!! you kill me with this blue and white girl...as I told you its my very favorite and you do set a beautiful table job well done..now what time is dinner ??? thanks for sharing. hugs and smiles Gloria

jerseygirl211 said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog.

I never got into collecting blue dishes, but love seeing it when others have it. Your table looks very inviting.

I noticed in one of your sideboard pictures, that you have an apple teapot, I have the same one, I could have kicked myself, when I realized that I forgot to include it in my table setting.

I enjoyed my visit and will be back again.

'D' @ 'D's DayDreams

Kelli said...

Wonderful choice for your 4th of July table! My mother-in-law has the same beautiful dishes.

laurie said...

I collect blue and white china too. Love the way you've used them for the 4th of July setting. Laurie (bargainhunr)

santamaker said...

Love the blue and white, can never get enough! Thanks for dropping by to my blue willow luncheon.
If you go to Rate my Space type in santamaker and go to my room titled, "my great wall of china" there is a picture of a different blue and white decoupaged chair there.
Be good

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Carrie, this is beautiful...love your blue and white china! What a great 4th of July tablescape! I've never done an Independence Day tablescape...this is inspiring. Thanks for sharing! Love it! Susan

mishebe said...

Perfect dishes for the day. I love toile dishes. mishelle

Anita said...

BTW - you have an award at Prairie Dreams this morning! :)

salmagundi said...

Great table!! I need to look for more blue and white dishes with the 4th of July in mind. I loved the flag combined with the roses. Sally

Gretchen said...

What a pretty display!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for your sweet comment on my RMS tablescape! So nice of you to stop by for a visit! :-) Susan