Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tablescape Thursday...Patriotic Labor Day.

Time for Tablescape Thursday, thanks to our hostess Susan
Be sure and check out her fantastic blog and see who else is setting a
great table this week!

I got our kitchen set up for Labor Day weekend but then hadn't had time to show it last week.
I thought it was time to get in one last Patriotic Hoorah!

I found this cute flag post thing at the thrift store recently, it will come in handy for 4th of July also.

I started by draping the table with some overly wide table runners
I made from some vintage looking bunting fabric I got this Summer at the
local Quilt Fabric Store.
It makes it feel like a table cloth but not.

For the place setting I used; burgundy red or brick red place mats I already had, cream colored napkins that were a wedding present tucked into little star buckets for holders, our burgundy handled flatware, flag goblets I found this Summer at a thrift store, layered transfer ware plates both burgundy red and blue for the dinnerware and there you have it.

For the centerpiece I put antique flags I have collected into the holes of a glass flower frog that I put down inside a pot I had.
And set a hand made wooden flag there too.

Some of my country or patriotic pieces of milk glass are used
as accent or serving pieces on the table as well as a patriotic basket for bread or rolls.

I think we are ready for some good old American food!
What do you think?


Mimi said...

Hooray for the red, white and blue! Very pretty patriotic table...love all the transferware.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I especially love the way you've layered the wonderful transferware! And what a great table runner you made! You'll enjoy using that on all the national holidays.

Barbara said...

What a pretty table. Those linens are unique and look wonderful on the table. Your transferware is lovely.

Tess said...

What an adorable table...you do us proud! Do you ever do an american/british mix? We have both flags hanging outside. After all, the colors go so well together!! :-)

Love the dishes...Really pretty tablescape!


Entertaining Women said...

Your table is very well done. I always like transferware, and I am particularly fond of your table runner...great looking piece! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay