Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - 4th of July

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.!

See ya!

38 comments:

  1. I salute you my Dear friend...this looks just so beautiful girl...Love the centerpiece and those blue glasses...The table cloth is awesome girl...Hope you have a GREAT 4th girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. Martha,
    The tablescape is beautiful! I love the red transfer ware ... I have been looking for some myself! And the tablecloth is gorgeous! I love vintage tablecloths. I have the same napkin rings! Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  3. I'm saluting this beautiful, patriotic, tablescape. I think I even hear "Yankee Doodle Dandy" playing in the background. The only thing that could make this nicer would be if there were baked beans, potato salad and a hamburger on each plate. LOL!!
    Great job, as usual, Martha!!

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  4. Great job on the table-scape - I really think it looks extremely festive!!!!

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  5. I just love all your thoughtful touches to this tablescape. You have come up with some unique ideas to keep this patriotic but yet with a twist.

    Great job this week (as always!)

    Donna

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  6. What a beautiful table, I love the transferware (need to look for some...) Have a Happy 4th-enjoy!

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  7. Beautiful table - love the basket - sand dollars a nice touch. Thanks for sharing - Happy 4th!

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  8. Martha, your transfer ware is soooo pretty! Its also nice to see others with the Gibson whites in use. Lots of nice touches to your table!

    BTW, you jogged my memory & I HAVE A VASE that looks just like my new tumblers too!!! Its been tucked away for so long, I'd forgotten all about it. Too bad I didn't think to use it for my centerpiece. I think I'll dig it out & wash it tomorrow. Thanks for the kick in the pants. LOL

    fondly,
    Rett
    happy 4th!

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  9. Love your patriotic table, Martha...especially the red transferware. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Beautiful with the red and blue transferware. Happy 4th of July. Your table is so pretty.

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  11. Beautiful table! First time I've visited your blog...I'm a mid-Atlantic girl myself! Enjoyed my visit and will be back!

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  12. Martha,
    Your table is just beautiful! I do love your transferware! But I love all transferware! I really like that red pattern. I haven't seen that before. I also love your vintage table cloth and the shells you added to your floral centerpiece. It is all wonderful! Great job. Have a great 4th!
    Sherry

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  13. What a beautiful table! I love that vintage cloth. The detail is so pretty. Happy 4th!

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  14. Your table this week is great. Not over the top with stars (like my Memorial table, LOL). I enjoyed seeing the Statue of Lady Liberty, the starfish and the transferware. It is a refreshing table.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love how you put it all together. It's quite festive. Great job. thanks for the kind words on my blog....

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  16. This is very pretty! Nice combination of plates!

    I like the shells added too, a nice touch!

    Pretty new birthday picture of you added!

    Katherine

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  17. An unique Lady of Liberty! I'm with you...let's here it for the red, white, and blue! Keep your flag-a-wavin'...joan

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  18. I've always wanted a set of the strawberries red transferware by Johnson Bros. It looks really terrific here! Lovely table--Jacqueline

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  19. Everything is so pretty on your table, Martha. I love the flags and your dishes. The statue of Liberty is so unique and pretty....Christine

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  20. Martha-

    Such a pretty 4th of July table! A lot of us did the same theme with different results! Love it! Thanks for visiting me! Love, ~Nana~

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  21. Martha, how are you? :) I am fine..just thought I would drop in a sec and see your pretty table setting.
    That tablecloth really caught my eye. It's beautiful! It looks like it is made of homespun. I love it. Your mix of the red, white and blue is so pretty. I don't do well trying to mix my things...and you did great! Made me wish I still had my blue glasses! Shoot! Yours are beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Mona :)

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  22. Love your transferware & tablecloth~ Happy 4th :-)

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  23. Martha, thank you for your kind visit and the sweet comment. Thank you for setting me a place. Your table is so pretty. I love this cute tablecloth with the handmade embrodery. The mixed transfer ware looks so nice and your center piece is just an eye catcher. Love that flatware with the pearly handles. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty tribute to th 4th of July. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
    Greetings, Johanna

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  24. So pretty! It is timeless! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Very pretty festive table! Love your stature of Liberty! Happy 4th!

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  26. Such a pretty and patriotic table. I love the vintage postcards and and statue of liberty. Happy Fourth!

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  27. Gorgeous! I especially love your vintage tablecloth -- and admire you for ironing it! I also love your centerpiece -- it looks really fresh and wonderful on your table.

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  28. LOVE the red transferware!! gorgeous! Your table is so sweet. Adding the shells made it even more summery. Very festive.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  29. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  30. I love your beautiful red, white and blue table. Every detail is perfect. Thank you for sharing!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  31. Hi Martha! Oh, I love this! Everything is so pretty! I especially love your basket centerpiece! You do so good! :)
    Have a wonderful 4th!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. Hi, Martha,
    What a lovely table you have set. I am in love with those red plates! You put everything together so nicely. Happy 4th.
    D

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  33. Love your patriotic tablescape. The tablecloth is gorgeous and so is the centerpiece! Of course, I adore the transferware:) Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

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  34. Hi Martha,
    You always do a wonderful job with your tablescapes, and this one is no exception! I love the clean, classic, vintage look of it. You really succeeded in capturing a timeless feel. The antique postcard is the perfect accent!

    Hope you and yours have a very happy 4th!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  35. I had to stop in to see what you were doing. Can I have your blue goblets and your Statue of Liberty? Thanks for dropping by Applejack Lane.

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  36. Love it! Love it! Love it! Happy 4th to you and Mr. Mid-Atlantic Martha. Stay safe.

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  37. Hi Martha! What a beautiful patriotic tablescape! You know I love the transferware...gorgeous! And the florist frog holding the card is so clever! But best of all is that wonderful vintage tablecloth...a real treasure! Happy 4th!...hugs...Debbie

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  38. Love the transferware! I'm always so inspired by your tablescapes. You do such wonderful displays every time!

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