At the Table: Celebrating the Red, White and Liberty Blue!

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:


Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Red Cottage Chronicles | a casa di Bianca Bluesky at Home


Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Katherine’s Corner | My Thrift Store Addiction | Zucchini Sisters
Our Crafty Mom

America is the Land of the Free Because of the Brave.

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Tablescape Thursday

  57 comments for “At the Table: Celebrating the Red, White and Liberty Blue!

  1. June 18, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Mary, I think this is my favorite of all your patriotic tables! I love the combination of the red and blue transferware patterns and your bunting napkin fold is perfect for table on the porch. It looks like the napkin is just folded and then pleated horizontally? Your pitcher of blooms is so gorgeous. I’ve never seen or heard of Gooseneck loosestrife–what graceful stems. Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent with us. Jerri

    • June 18, 2019 at 6:27 am

      Thank you Jerri! Yes, fold your napkin and then accordion pleat it and place it in your napkin ring. This napkin fabric doesn’t have much body to it so it makes a softer fold. 🇺🇸

    • Virginia
      June 18, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Mary, how fortunate you are to have your husband’s grandmother’s transfer ware, it’s just lovely. It’s nice to see how clever you are by recycling the flowers from yesterday’s post. They are still beautiful as well as your table design.

  2. Clara
    June 18, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Mary, You created another beautiful patriotic tablescape. The table linens are so pretty (love your tablecloth) and blend perfectly together. The transferware is gorgeous while depicting American history. The napkin rings as well as the chargers are perfect & the flowers are displayed so nicely. Love the way you fanned out the napkins. Have a great day! Clara🇺🇸

  3. Ellen
    June 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Your Patriotic tables are always an inspiration….I love those napkins…hope we get some sun soon and less our 4th will be a celebration!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. Bonnie Morgan
    June 18, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Wow, Mary, I have transferware envy! Your pitcher, creamer, sugar dish, and plates with patriotic scenes are beautiful and so meaningful. I loved recalling the history of those events with your exquisite pieces. You have done a great job mixing patterns and textures with so many variations. Your napkin fold was extremely clever and I love the napkin rings. I’m still swooning over your pitcher, sugar bowl, and creamer with the different scenes. It was so creative to sit them on either side of your pretty centerpiece sitting in platesof contrasting color for interest.
    I enjoyed your table today. You are all ready for company and I hope the weather will be holiday perfect for you. Happy July 4th.🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

  5. June 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Mary, your porch looks so inviting with your gorgeous patriotic table. I absolutely love your mix of patterns, the paisley with the stripe works so well together. The Liberty blue is a favorite of mine as it depicts important events in the history of our country! Your recycled blooms are stunning in the Liberty blue pitcher, creamer, and sugar and they all play off the centerpiece beautifully! The napkin fold is so creative and adds to the charm of your table. As always, it is a pleasure to blog hop with you! ❤️🇺🇸💙

  6. Ann Woleben
    June 18, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for so many great ideas for table settings. Just remembered that I have my grandmother’s red and white checked tablecloth! Now to plan my table scape!

  7. June 18, 2019 at 8:12 am

    What a fabulous mix of patterns and history to celebrate our Independence. Only you can manage to get the likes of Betsy Ross and Paul Revere on top of a paisley tablecloth and make it work!! Love the napkins and the beautiful blooms, your table is rich with details that delight our red, whit and blue hearts!!🇺🇸❤️💙thanks so much for hopping with us!!!

  8. Liz
    June 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Beautifully done! Love the layered tablecloth and runner. Your florals are beautiful- such a nice delicate blue hydrangea! Love the dishes especially the blue Liberty Blue ones!

  9. Franki
    June 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Salute. franki

  10. Donna
    June 18, 2019 at 8:40 am

    You have outdone yourself. It is beautiful

  11. June 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Aren’t you lucky to have your hubby’s grandmother’s treasured transferware, Mary? I’m sure that she would be so pleased to see it showcased on your patriots table. The flowers in the creamer, pitches and sugar bowl, add to the charm. Your bunting is perfect, too! Thanks for the patriotic 🇺🇸 Ideas!

  12. June 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Your transferware is so special Mary, not to mention the perfect thing to celebrate our history and the priceless freedom it represents. The flowers are beautiful, and the napkins and napkin rings really make it a celebration! I love the pattern mix and stunning plate stacks, and the bunting! Oh so 4th festive!!

  13. Amy Kaminski
    June 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    I love everything about this! Thank you Mary!

  14. June 18, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this table Mary! …. the porch setting is beautiful with the flag buntings! I am always in awe of your grandmother’s treasures. I have been admiring the Liberty Blue collection at “my consignment shop” … I so love the pitcher, creamer, and sugar bowl with some of my favorite Revolutionary heroes! What a most beautiful blog hop honoring the birth of our nation! Hooray for the red, white and blue!

  15. Cyndi Raines
    June 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

    What a lovely patriotic collection! I love the sugar, creamer and pitcher depicting the special historical scenes, just very special. Everything is a perfect match! I have a set of Betsy Ross and Paul Revere type figurine salt and pepper shakers that are too cute and would go great with this tablescape. There is also a Paul Revere type figure holding a scroll which I think is supposed to be The Declaration of Independece and it is the napkin holder. They are vintage and I always put them out for the 4th. Love your table Mary, just totally awesome! Let Freedom ring! 🇺🇸♥️🇺🇸

  16. Chloe Crabtree
    June 18, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Mary, you always bring out the best in any holiday or season. This tablecloth is one of my favorites, and how unique to top it with the striped runner. Your dishes couldn’t have been a more perfect choice for our Independence Day. Four me, the star of your table is those gorgeous thick and colorful napkins and bold napkin rings! Your presentation of them is spot on! Thank you for once again joining us for another blog hop!

  17. June 18, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Mary, your table is lovely as usual. I believe the Liberty Blue is a favorite with so many of us… (I almost pulled it out for my tablescape) … but you showcase it beautifully with the Crown Ducal Bristol pink transfer ware. I adore your napkin fold and the napkin rings are perfect. Paul Revere and Betsy Ross adorned pitchers/sugars, etc are historical as well as beautiful. The banners and flag by water’s edge, and your bunting on the porch,… send out your own message that this home is definitely Patriotic! Love it!
    You always inspire us with your originality….and you are right, the weather does not seem to be cooperating…for most of us. LOL

  18. June 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Mary, I’m standing at attention for this table! Liberty Blue is a favorite for me. I may need to add the cream and sugar, if for no other reason than for containers for flowers. They are sweet. Love the runner atop the Ralph Lauren textile, inspires me!

  19. Kim Jefferson
    June 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I don’t know how you continue to top your prior tablescapes but you do!

  20. Kathleen
    June 18, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I feel like waving the Red, White and Blue now! Very nice!

  21. June 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    This is so lovely. You have some very beautiful piece of china that mix so well together. Very soft and easy on the eye. Pretty and Patriotic!

  22. June 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    You are one of my favorite tablescappers and this table is one of the reasons! I love the way you layer linens, dishes and your centerpieces! All so lovely!

  23. Rita C.
    June 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Mary, your richly layered textiles, florals and dishware just hit a chord with me for this patriotic tablescape! The Crown Ducal on the Liberty series is perfection, and the napkin fanned as bunting is perfect (love those napkin rings too!). Your inventory of elements provides endless beauty in your tablescapes. Thank you for always elevating the art of tablescaping with your style!

  24. Susan
    June 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Are the white wood chargers from this year?

    • June 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      No, but they’re still available in the store or online. 🍽

  25. June 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Mary, certainly a beautiful table to celebrate our freedom. Your mix of patterns and textures is beautiful. The transferware is stunning. I wish I had some family pieces to cherish and use. Liberty Blue is quite lovely. i love the fanned out look of your napkins. The napkin rings are icing on the cake. It does look like flag bunting. Gorgeous flowers that fill your table. The overhead shot is remarkable. Always a pleasure Mary to see your lovely tables.

  26. Darlene
    June 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Our Amazing Red, White and Blue!
    And you have made it perfect Mary.
    Love it all.

  27. June 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I’m a big fan of transferware, and I love your pretty runner! It is a pleasure to be joining you for the hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  28. Kathy
    June 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    This is beautiful! I love everything about this tablescape. Severe transferware envy over the Liberty Blue pieces. I’m also admiring the ivory centerpiece. Would you share details on it?

    • June 19, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Thank you Kathy! It’s a white ironstone pitcher, it’s unmarked. :)

  29. June 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Mary, your table is absolutely stunning! I just love the paisley tablecloth and striped runner. The blue and red transfer ware looks so patriotic together. I love how you fanned out the napkins to resemble bunting and placed them atop the plates. The floral centerpieces are beautiful, and I love how you arranged them in transfer ware pitchers and sugar bowls. It’s so much fun hopping with you. Happy 4th of July!

  30. June 19, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Hi, Mary! I love your beautiful Patriotic table! Would you please tell me the brand or manufacturer on the Stars and Stripes napkins. Even though you got them a while back, I was hoping to find some by looking up the maker or brand to see if I can find some somewhere. Thank you so much!! Laura

    • June 19, 2019 at 6:15 am

      Hi Laura, The tags have long been removed, I purchased them in 2012. They came from Kohl’s and were their brand, so probably Sonoma? You can take a closer look at them unfolded, here.

  31. June 19, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Very fun Mary-ya gotta love the red, white and blue! Cool napkin rings too:@)

  32. Shirley Cumbie Wood
    June 19, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Everything about your Red White and Blue Table decor is beautiful and blends so well with the rest of the porch and even the view on the lake. Such fun and festive 4th of July decor. How wonderful that your transferware not only holds special memories in your family but the designs are Patriotic too! It is all beautiful including the pitchers depicting scenes from American history. It is hard for me to decide what I enjoy most but those accordion fanned napkins are a real show stopper!

  33. June 19, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my goodness Mary! You never cease to amaze me! I am especially loving your plate stack! The paisley table cloth with the striped runner is really lovely. I love patterns and stripes paired together. Of course, I love your centrepiece. What a perfect combination of blooms!

  34. June 20, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Oooooh I love everything in this post! The napkin idea is fabulous! I love your hanging bunting too! So many details! The flowers!!! 💕 such a great job! I wish I could be a part of this blog hop as I love patriotic tablescapes and have a few posted on my blog too.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone’s ideas!

  35. June 21, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Mary, love those dishes. What an awesome collection to have. Your combination of flowers is beautiful and just the right look for a red, white and blue tablescape. I love the Stars and Stripes napkins. Lovely table to celebrate the 4th.

  36. June 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Really love that creamer with Paul Revere’s midnight ride! There’s just something about that one that really makes me smile. It’s probably the horse in motion. Not something you see very often on dinnerware.

  37. June 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    So many wonderful details to enjoy. The napkins arranged like bunting is so attractive and of course the red white and blue all looks so wonderful together. The liberty blue dishware is gorgeous. It’s a pleasure to be part o this hop with you. hugs!

  38. lynnemyfamilythyme
    July 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Mary, I love everything about this table! Your porch setting is lovely and the paisley table cloth with the striped runner is the perfect base for your tablescape. I love your elegant transferware and Liberty Blue collection, complemented by the variety of beautiful blooms. So pretty and patriotic!

  39. Alma
    June 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Your current post brought me back to this. I have to say this is one of my favorites. I love the paisley cloth and the runner gives that perfect break. I have quite a few pieces of Liberty but never knew the story. Thank you! 🇺🇸

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