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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

44th Tablescape Thursday......Red White and not to Blue!

Time for the 44th Tablescape Thursday, wow, I know I have not been doing them from the beginning but I do think I have improved and sure am using my brain more because of them! LOL
Thank you to Susan at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , for hosting us and always inspiring me for sure!
Check out her blog to see all the other great tablescapes this week!
( Click on any photo to enlarge)

Well believe it or not this was a throw together table scape at about 5pm today.
I just started running around the house to pull together some red, white or off white and blue things. I have more burgundy sort of red , so that is what I used.
Come on in and set down and enjoy!



The table is set, are you ready for a little indoor patriotic picnic?
I love red anything, always a cheery color to me!


Some of the milk glass accents besides the salad plates.
A milk glass unclesam hat toothpick or can put extra spoons or a candle in it.
And some star shaped candle holders I have had for a long time.
They are great to use at this time of year.

Overhead view of the table set.
I used things I already had or found in other rooms of the house for this tablescape.


Center piece from a different angle. I found this basket to put the flower pot in in some craft things I had in the garage.


I gathered from different parts of the house for this center piece.
Chicken finials I already had in the kitchen, a little wooden patriotic drum and handmade wooden flag from the quest bedroom, a cloche stand and some faux flowers from the dining room and a piece of fabric from my sewing supplies for the runner.


A special hand carved and made early American flag sculpture and one of my chicken
finials are featured in the centerpiece.
The flag is made by a local man and his pieces are sold at The Speckled Hen
shop in Snohomish WA.

Place setting consist of , my red and white Old Britain Castles transfer ware dinner plates, covered by milk glass salad sized plates. My burgundy red crystal and flatware. Napkins I tucked into some little red , white and blue with stars tea light holders that look like sand pails.


I used old porch drapes or bunting flags to cover the chair seats.
This was a last minute thing, so actually to go better, they would be good tea dyed a bit but
I didn't have time to do it.
They usually decorate the front porch this time of year.

18 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Linda this was thrown together at
5pm? ~WOW! You did an incredible job on it!

I think it looks beautiful how you incorporated the white roosters in with the red, white and blue.
It's so "Americana". Love it all!

Have a wonderful TT!
~Melissa :)

Really Rainey said...

Hooray for the red white and not too blue! Great stuff for your tablescape!
Have a good rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

printersdevil said...

Nice job! Very patriotic.

Martha said...

A great patriotic theme. A great table.

Kammy said...

Oh my gosh - love your flatware..is it Cambridge ? I have some in clear and lavender...love um ! Such a nice table, congrats !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a beautiful tablescape...love the patriotic color scheme...

marty39 said...

How great a tablesetting, I love all the flags and the roosters are just stunning. You did such a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

Now I feeling quilty because I've not even given my 4th of July feast a thought yet.

Love the seat covers...great idea! And the chicken is priceless!

bj said...

I love your red, white and blues..looks really great. You did a good job on your tablescape.

Mary said...

Very nice!

Michelle said...

I love your Americana table! The chair treatment is a great idea! Happy TT!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a fun and festive patriotic tablespace. Love the rooster sitting high and proud. Your flatware is lovely! Everything looks so fun and beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

PAT said...

This is so cute!! Great job!

honeysuckle said...

We are thinking along the same lines with our posts today in red, white and blue. Mine took me much longer than yours. You are amazing to pull it together so quickly. Come visit my r/w/and blue patriotic post!

Kathleen said...

Looks good! So many interesting pieces!
Happy 4th!

Joyce said...

Good job in little time:)
Joyce

Liz said...

Love how you used your milk glass! What a pretty table!

~Liz

carolinajewel said...

Great ideas! I love the bunting chair covers! Always love seeing your milk glass!!! :D Jewel