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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Independence Day Tablescape

For my Independence Day table setting I decided to use dishes and glassware made for the US Bicentennial celebrated in 1976.

For the RED: Avon "Cape Cod" ruby red glass dishwares, based on an 1876 design.
For the BLUE: Staffordshire "Liberty Blue" transferware with historic engravings.
And for the WHITE I decided on milk glass pieces, including a patriotic motif plate by Westmoreland.

Staffordshire "Liberty Blue" dinner plates are placed on the slightly larger "Cape Cod" dinner plates. Avon Cape Cod ruby red bowls are for a first course salad. The flatware is Oneida"Raphael."

The two goblets are Avon Cape Cod ruby red goblets and Fostoria "Virginia" in blue.

The tablecloth is white with blue embroidery and napkins are white cotton with blue swirls. The napkin rings are Cape Cod.

In the centerpiece the white milk glass patriotic plate under "Cape Cod" vase is Westmoreland’s Flag Eagle and Fleur de Lis 7 ¼ inch plate.

The Westmoreland Doric candleholders with open-lace base, hold red tapers.
Among the bounties of summer are home-grown tomatoes and strawberries. So I scattterd ceramic strawberries and tomatoes to add a dash of true red.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you found the table setting pleasing. Do visit again soon, and please leave a comment.

See more tablescapes at Susan’s blog, Between Naps on the Porch.



Leslie said...

Very pretty! I have just a very few pieces of Avon's Cape Cod. I hadn't thought of using them with something else. Hmmmm....I think I'll got look at my china cabinet!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for stopping by. I will be back to ck. out your other posts when have more time.

Kathleen said...

Love your beachy setting..Used to go to Boston when my son was at Holy Cross..

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a gorgeous tablescape. I love the blue dishes and the ruby red glasses and blue glasses are all just so gorgeous. You have used such beautiful accessories such as the milk glass and other pieces. Simply stunning. Hugs, Marty

Printersdevil said...

What a beautiful combination of different dish styles. Lovely.

Carla said...

What WONDERFUL colors!!! Love how your combining them:)

Unknown said...

You are Set for Independence Day! Very Nice!


Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Carrie, this is a beautiful tablescape! Love how you've mixed all the red, white and blue. :-) Your milkglass is so pretty! Thanks for such a wonderful 4th of July celebration tablescape! Susan

Unknown said...

Oh I love that ruby red glass! Pretty tablescape!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!
~Really Rainey~

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, you're talking my colors! Blue and white and red mixed in!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really beautiful! So many nice collector's items! I have a few patriotic things still in the attic, can't decide whether to have my hubby go up there, where it's so terribly hot, to get them.

Enjoyed seeing yours!


Anonymous said...

What a patriotic tablescape! I love the Liberty Blue dishes!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Well what a beautiful segue into the fourth of july!! All the colors look so, well, so...patriotic!

Cascia Talbert said...

That is beautiful! You are really talented and have gorgeous place settings.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the blue dishes, stemware! Oh, the cloth is so...o lovely! Just Simply Lovely!