Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Final Patriotic Table, Series 4



Thanks to Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for hosting Tablescape Thursday. It gives a lot of us dishaholics a place to play with our dishes. Be sure to visit her and her participants to see many creative ways of setting a table.
I am also linking with Michael Lee at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/

We should all visit her and her participants too. You can find many great recipes there. Thanks Michael!


Today will be the end of my series of patriotic tablescapes.


I had this done when my stepdaughter with her 3 tiny tots were visiting. AJ was also here for a visit.


The kids wanted to have a lunch tea party so I made various sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly, egg salad and turkey. I also baked some chocolate chip cookies. Then I cut up some mangoes which I served with cherries.


I used mostly Polish pottery dishes. I tend to use these a lot for casual meals because they are very practical and can easily be mixed and matched.

I served the cookies in a domed white pedestal tray.







I love tea warmers and I thought this one, with stars and stripes, shows patriotism. It matches the tea light candle holder, also a Polish pottery.








I know this was lunch and it was noon but I like the effect of the candle lights.


The blue and white striped table cloth was given to me by my sister.









I used 2 types of teapot napkin rings.




See how young my guests were?




And no matter how young they are, they enjoyed the tea party and they showed their appreciation. They kept telling me the next day how much fun the tea party was.


I hope you enjoyed my last patriotic table for this year. Thank you all for coming by and I am wishing you all a


Happy Independence Day!!!!

40 comments:

Joyce said...

What a fun TS for the kids. You are always baking and decorating. Think you need a vacation:-) I know that you like that idea! Have a fun 4th.
Jocye

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a great tea party with such cute little guests! As you know...I love polish pottery :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Happy early 4th!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, you always have such a good time with your grandkids having tea parties and baking cookies. They will always have such good memories of time spent with you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and fourth!!

Tes said...

BLUE-tiful tablescape, Christine! What a lovely party you have -looks like you guys had lots of fun! :)

Debbie said...

I would love to be at your tea party Christine....those cookies looked wonderful, were they chocolate chip with walnuts? YUM!!~ Everyone did look very happy!

salmagundi said...

How fun that Polish pottery can seem so American and patriotic. Cute kids. Sally

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute, love your cake dish and the tea light holder! I'm sure the kids had a great time!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, what a wonderful tea party! I do believe you are a wonderful grandmother! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marlis said...

I love your tablescape. It's so pretty. The warmer for the teapot is a must have isn't it? and the food .. can I just pop on over???

Dolores said...

Oh Christine, I want to be there! Everything looks so beautiful and delicious!!!
Beautiful guest at your tea party.....

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a fun table you've created for your guests -- surely it made them feel very special. You have the best polish pottery collection!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Christine, this looks like sooo much fun! and your little guests look they were having a great time!

Hope you'll come and join my weekly meme, "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU!

- The Tablescaper

Dining Delight said...

Who wouldn't love a tea party put on by you! Delicious looking treats served with such style. Love your Polish dishes, so perfect for your national holiday! I believe there is never a "wrong" time to light candles - they add so much ambiance and yours look lovely!

DD

Barbara said...

Those teapot napkin rings are so unique. I just love your collection of Polish pottery.

Mimi said...

Lovely patriot table, Christine. You amaze me, each week, with the array of dishes you have. Have a great weekend.

Americana Lady said...

I wish I had that much polish party to use for my tablescape. The teapot is a nice piece. Your lunch looked so delicious! Keep your flag-a-wavin...Joan

emptynester3 said...

Everything looks delicious! I love the various dishes and how well they all go together! Thanks so much for your visit! Love, ~Nana~

Atelier de Charo said...

So great party! All looks so delicious!

Hugs
Charo

D said...

Hello, Christine,
I know your food was delicious, as I've tasted your cooking myelf.::)

Very pretty table. I love the teawarmer and candles!
Happy 4th!

D

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, it was fun to "visit" all four of your patriotic tables! The striped tablecloth really sets off the Polish pottery perfectly! Love that last photo of the darling grandchildren enjoying your pretty table and great food!

parTea lady said...

That's a great tablescape. I love the Polish pottery (I have the teapot) and would like to collect some more pieces. The plates are beautiful. I really like those teapot napkin rings too.

What a lovely tea party for the grands.

Pinky said...

I have a weakness for napkin rings and love your teapot ones! The Polish pottery is beautiful, my hubby is Polish so we have gotten a few pieces as gifts. The cookies look YUMMY too. I know everyone had a great time. You are creating wonderful memories for the little ones!!! Have a great 4th! XO, Pinky

craftyles said...

I love all the blue plates and pieces with the red accents. Really festive. Happy Fourth!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

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. :)

Mary said...

I always love to see what you've conjured up for your holiday table. As usual, it is wonderful. Have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

Johanna said...

Christine, you have the beste center pieces, I mean those buffet with all the delicious things. Hmmmmm, yummy! So I am not amazed that the kids love all on your table because it looks like so much informal fun. Just lovely and happy and cheery and delicious. The white stars and red stripes at the Polish items remind to a patriotic design and that's so nice for the 4th of July. I wish you a very happy time and enjoy those little guys. I am sure they love you!
Greetings, Johanna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christine...girl you out did yourself once again with this fun tea party table...loved seein all the babies here...AJ looks like she was having a great time...I bet it was hard getting them out of your fun pool to party ha ha!!
May you have a GREAT fourth my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gloria said...

Hi, Christine! I haven't visited in a while! This tea party luncheon looks so warm and welcoming. Wow, everything you have looks delicious, plus the Polish stoneware looks so beautiful. I can tell you are such a loving a giving host - you can see it on everyone's faces! Thanks for sharing, it was so pretty. Happy July 4th!
Best regards,
Gloria

SouthernGal said...

Very fun and what a great way to teach kids to appreciate a well set table!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is such a fabulous tea setting and I am sure all the little ones just loved it. You always do the neatest things. Hope you have a wonderful 4th. Hugs, Marty

Niki said...

Everything is beautiful...and looks delicious! I know you guys had a great time!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Very well done and those cookies made my mouth water...thanks

Kristen said...

I am madly in love with Polish pottery. Your table is beautiful!

Sherry said...

Oh, that looks delightful!! I just love that littlest guest with his/her shirt off and ready to eat! How cute!! I have a bunch of pictures of my first two boys eating like that when they were that age. LOL
Have a gret 4th!

Sherry

Shirley said...

Beautiful tablescape. It doesn't mater how old your guests are!! Sometimes mine are invisible!! And it's just me : )) Love your dishes.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Beautiful as always, Christine. I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

Jerri said...

What a beautiful table! Everything looks fabulous. I wish I had some of those napkin rings. Both kinds are just adorable!

Bill said...

What a charming tea party setting, Christine! But you've done it now. I've gone a long time without sweets (well, OK, a few hours), and now I'm craving a chocolate chip cookie! Yours look amazing!

Hope you and yours have the happiest of July 4th holidays! I've enjoyed seeing all your festive patriotic tables!

Warmest regards,
Bill

Suzy said...

What a sweet little tea party you threw. I think the polish pottery blends well with the red white and blue.

Traci said...

Where have you found your Polish pottery? I was given a few pieces for a gift & I would love to add to it.

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