It's Thursday! Time to see what everyone's set out on their tables this week. I know that this week we'll be seeing lot's of red, white and blue for the 4th of July! It's always been one of my favorite holidays (do I say that about every holiday?) This week I was trying for a timeless, classic tablescape for the 4th -- one that could have as easily been set by my grandmother as set by me, even though I've combined new items along with vintage.
Welcome to my red, white and blue table.
I started out with this vintage white tablecloth layered over a dark blue one.
See the scalloped edges?
You know I've set a place just for you!
The centerpiece is an old white basket lined with two navy blue cloth napkins and then filled with red and white flowers, flags, shells and starfish.
The other side.
And a little closer.
On one end we have The Statue of Liberty.
On the other is an antique post card -- I think it's dated 1907.
The verse on the front.
A view from the top of the flagpole.
Overview of the basket.
Blue water goblets and a sprinkling of starfish.
Red cloth napkins edged in white and a blue napkin ring from Style Sisters.
The layering of the dishes and my "old fashioned" Target flatware.
I love transferware and decided to mix the blue with the red.
A closer look and the Johnson Brothers blue transferware pattern I purchased recently from Marshall's. Love the birds and flowers.
The basketweave pattern and more flowers along the edge.
Next I have a white Gibson Claremont plate, because I just wanted a white rim between the two plates.
The red transferware is also Johnson Brothers, but it is much older. These are the dishes that came from my in-laws river cottage. Many a Fourth of July was spent there with my husband's family when our children were growing up!
The rims of these dishes display strawberries and cherries. A mixture of fruits, flowers, birds and sea shells -- Sounds like a perfect recipe for a great summer.
One last look at our holiday table. Be sure to check out all the other tables this week at Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch". You'll find a star spangled array awaiting you! Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
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