The countdown to Independence Day is underway and I’m proudly celebrating the Red, White and Blue as part of a patriotic tablescape blog hop!
You’ll find patriotic tablesetting inspiration from 18 other bloggers this week at the bottom of this post.
I made multiple attempts to set up my patriotic table by the lake to enjoy some outdoor dining, but Mother Nature was uncooperative between our torrential rains and gusty winds! We’re on the porch instead of outdoors to celebrate the Red, White and Blue!
I recycled my flowers from my Monday Morning Blooms Picnic Tin Arrangement. The hydrangeas, alstroemeria and Gooseneck loosestrife blooms were removed from their separate jars in the tin and easily relocated into pitchers, a mini creamer and sugar bowl down the center of the table.
My love of the Red, White and Blue extends to transferware too! I pulled out my husband’s grandmother’s Crown Ducal Bristol transferware, layered over Staffordshire Liberty Blue dinner plates.
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. 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.
A Liberty Blue sugar bowl features Betsy Ross, as the creator of the flag. . .
While the Liberty Blue creamer depicts Paul Revere and his midnight ride.
The Old North Church is featured on the Liberty Blue pitcher~ the location from which the famous “One if by land, two if by sea” signal is said to have been sent, related to Paul Revere’s midnight ride of April 18, 1775.
A red and blue striped runner is layered over a paisley tablecloth for a patriotic mix of patterns and foundation for the table. . .
Red enamel star napkin rings hold stars and stripes napkins, pleated and swagged to mimic patriotic bunting.
It seemed only fitting to pull out the Pfaltzgraff American Bead flatware for this patriotic table!
Red, White and Liberty Blue Table Details:
Pitcher, Cream and Sugar, Dinner Plates / Staffordshire Liberty Blue
Salad, Bread and Butter Plates / Crown Ducal Bristol Pink
White carved wood chargers / Pier 1
Blue Placemats / Ballard Designs
Flatware / Pfaltzgraff American Bead
Blue Goblets / Pfaltzgraff All Purpose
Stars & Stripes Napkins / Kohl’s, several years ago
Red Enamel Star Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Paisley Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago
Table Runner / World Market, several years ago
Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop!
Click on the links below for more table inspiration this week: