I’m at the table with Red, White and Liberty Blue in anticipation of Independence Day!
It’s hard to believe the 4th of July is Tuesday. To celebrate America’s birthday, I’m waving the flag and setting the table with Staffordshire Liberty Blue!
Liberty Blue dinnerware was created by Enoch Wedgwood Company, in the historic Staffordshire district of England. It was designed on behalf of Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan, as a promotional item in commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary in 1975, and in celebration of the American Bicentennial in 1976.
Fifteen different historic scenes from the American colonial period were used on the Liberty Blue dinnerware. I found dinner plates at a favorite antique mall recently. The dinner plates feature Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
An ironstone pitcher serves as a vase and centerpiece for the table, filled with hydrangeas that are blooming and flags that are waving.
I exercised my freedom and independence, using a ‘Happy 4th of July’ cake topper/banner, atop the hydrangeas instead of a cake. ;)
Party favor American flag paper fans, provide a star-spangled way to beat the heat. . .
Red, white & blue mini crackers are a patriotic twist on Victorian-era crackers, providing each guest with a bang, pop, and a nod to ‘the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,’ and with some Independence day trivia and a fun surprise inside.
In celebration of our nation’s birthday, American Bead flatware by Pfaltzgraff is at the table. . .
Help yourself to a red velvet cupcake, proudly served with a red, white and blue party pick and star-spangled cupcake liners!
If you’re craving some red, white, and blue food fun for your Independence Day celebration, you can find a 25+ patriotic and party treats for your Star-Spangled Celebration, HERE.
Patriotic Red, White and Liberty Blue Table Details:
Staffordshire Liberty Blue / antique mall
White Dinner Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker
White Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Flatware / Pfaltzgraff American Bead
Napkins / Ralph Lauren, Homegoods
Paisley Tablecloth / Ralph Lauren, HomeGoods
Placemats / HomeGoods, several years ago
Patriotic American Flag Paper Fans / Party City
Mini Patriotic Crackers / World Market
Happy 4th of July Cake Topper / Meri Meri, HomeGoods
Glasses / Dollar Tree, several years ago
Note to self: Plant red, white & blue flowers, instead of pink next year. ;)
As we celebrate our nation’s freedom, we honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it.
Wishing you a Safe and Happy Independence Day!