Sunday, June 20, 2010

Patriotic Tablescape, Series 2

Susan of is hosting a fun meme today Be sure to visit her and look at all the creative tablescapes in Blogland.

Juts as I said last week, I am creating a series of patriotic tablescapes until Independence day. This is my second one.

Covered with a lace tablecloth, I placed my ceramic red rooster plate chargers on the table.

This time I set the game table in the family room.

Here is the close up of the dinner plate.

The dinner plates are in Charles Wysocki's Americana pattern manufactured by Nikko. I have had them for a long time but I do not remember where I got them from. You see, I have been a dishaholic even before the birth of Tablescape Thursday.

Here is a close up of the dinner plate

The salad plates were distributed by Avon during the bicentennial year in 1976.

I only have 2, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I wonder if others are available. I will have to research further. I got them Ebay when I still lived in Florida.

Note the American flag and roosters and birds on the dinner plates. Doesn't the plate look like a folk art?

The roosters on the plates gave me an idea of using other rooster accessories too like plate chargers, flatware and S & P shakers.

I even found a blue bottled wine in our wet bar.

Blue dotted crystals for wine stems and an egg shaped Polish pottery S & P shaker.

For a centerpiece, I mixed a red, white and blue candle holder with smaller blue and white ceramic delft candle holders I bought from the Dutch side of St. Maarten and a vase with red faux flowers.

I hope you enjoyed another patriotic table. Thanks for coming. See you next time again.
Thanks Susan for another fun week!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those patriotic plates are some of the most beautiful ever Christine!
This table is elegant and patriotic, with the gorgeous crocheted tablecloth!
Great Job!

Debbie said...

I did enjoy your patriotic table...those dishes are fantastic...and the little hint of roosters perfect Christine....I can't wait to see what you come up with next for the next series.

Just Breathe said...

It's a very pretty table. Love the dishes and the roosters too!

Pinky said...

GREAT table, Christine!!! I am going to do a few patriotic tables too, but after we get home from vacation. XO, Pinky

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I love visiting and seeing all the pretty tablesettings in blogland. I probably should put more effort into my table settings, However, these days my dining table is more of a work area than anything else.
Hope you are having a great week.

Blondie's Journal said...

I like this tablescape a lot Christine. It is the perfect balance of red and blue. I love Charles Wysocki. My late sister had quite a collection of his paintings. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the rooster flatware! Wherever did you find it?! I like all of the details, too. Alan will love to see your Polish potter S & P's!! By the way, he is now reading The Turning Angel. You have created a monster!!


Julio said...

Hi Christine!

I love this table. Everything looks perfect. I even love the blue bottled wine you found. In fact, I have been searching for blue bottled water for a beach table scape I hope to create for the fourth of July holiday weekend..LOL its funny what we go through for our table scape friends. Thank you for sharing this terrific patriotic setting.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, this is such a wonderful tablescape. I love those dinner plates. I don't recall seeing that rooster flatware before. How great that is, and where in the world did you find that? The red chargers look beautiful with the blue and white, and I love the polka dot stemware. laurie

aimee said...

what a wonderful tablescape. you have such talent for it.

D said...

Hi, Christine,
This is one of my favorite ones you have done. Love the dishes and the color.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is just perfect. I love the goblets with the blue dots...and the plates are wonderful for a patriotic table. You have flatware with roosters? How cool is that? You've done a great job this it!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Simply breath-taking. -happy sigh-

And as a new reader here, I love glimpses of your beautiful home.

Gentle hugs...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Christine,
I believe this smaller table setting is one of my favorites of yours. Of course I love the red rooster chargers and the rooster flatware. Going to have to find me some of those. I sure do miss you at my blog and our visits. Hope you have a great day and stay cool in all this heat!

Sares said...

Beautiful tablescape Christine, very patriotic and summery. I love the back of the plate dedicated to all Americans, then you read down lower and see that it's made in Japan! That's commerce for you!

Traci said...

It's sooo pretty!

Queenie said...

Your table setting is so the red, white and blue!
Hope you have a great week Christine!
Big Hugs,

Chandy said...

Christine! Yay! I get to visit you today!

That table is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love every detail! Wow!

Lovin' the header too!

Come visit soon!

Sherrie said...

This is a beautifully patriotic display! Love the plates!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great looking patriotic table! I love that Americana plate. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Joyce said...

I took my first glance and thought how much this reminds me of Philly, Pa. Upon looking and reading the plate information I was right. Brings back memories of the entire Philly area with the quaint historical homes by the water and Independence Hall and Betsy Ross house etc. They have the most amazing window boxes on the homes there and they always have little American flags in them. Thanks for the memories. You are always having fun with the things you purchase and I appreciate you sharing with me.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Another wonderful table, Christine! Those red chargers are perfect to set off your blue and white plates. Love the Americana plates -- so much detail to enjoy! And the bicentennial plates are fun to see, too. Delightful!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a delightful table.. I love your red chargers.. they are out of this world.. hugs ~lynne~

Barbara said...

I love how you put all of these things together. It is such a nice looking table.

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Chandy said...

Hello again... The house is still a work in progress. I just quit my job because the atmosphere is just not my cup of tea and the authority factor is a bit inept.

But I'm getting there... I'm slowly doing the Feng Shui consult first to help inspire the design direction. Been practicing it for a decade now.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Christine, I so love your tablecloth. Happy Thursday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is such a beautiful table scape!! I love your red chargers and those avon plates are just so charming and they look so enchanting on top of those chargers!!

It is a very elegant patriotic tablescape and I am really loving it!!

Great job and I really enjoyed seeing it, Christine!!


Mimi said...

Love your red rooster charger plates...of course, I love all the blue and white, too! The flatware is cute, roosters!

PAT said...

Beautiful table, Christine!

Sarah said...

Christine, I'm enjoying your patriotic tables. I seem to be stuck on red, white, and blue myself recently. :-)
Have a great weekend! ~ Sarah

Cynthia said...

I love your patriotic table. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yes! I did enjoy your patriotic table -- love those Avon dishes -- I was a dishaholic before I ever knew there was such a thing too! LOL -- but now that I KNOW there's such a thing....I'm even worse.

I salute your red, white and blue!

Johanna said...

Christine, that looks so nice. Everyone of those plates tells really a story. As child I couldn't eat from that, I had always push the food from one side to the other to enjoy the pictures on it. So cute. I love the stemware with the blue dots on it. Very nice tablescape.
Gretings, Johanna

Creations By Cindy said...

I am in love with your plates! How beautiful your tablescape it my friend! Be blessed. Cindy

Bill said...

Hi Christine,

VERY festive and patriotic! The glasses with the blue dots are my favorite element of the many special things on your table. It's always fun to see your tablescapes and read about your thought process as you take us through the story of how your tables came together.

Have a great weekend!

Dolores said...

Hi Christine, this is such a beautiful and colorful patriotic tablescape!
Happy weekend!

Americana Lady said...

Once again, be still my heart! I love, love, love those Charles Wysoki plates. I'll be looking forward to all your tablescapes! Joan

Maria said...

What a wonderful patriotic tablescape! I love those Avon dishes!!!! I'm looking forward to your next one!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very Pretty tablescape. I was not aware that Wysocki did Americana but I love his cat paintings! You have such a pretty hutch behind your table.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kathleen said...

What wonderful plates, and I love the egg.
I have been to very few places, but I have been to the Dutch side of St Marten...albeit 40 yrs ago! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You always have such fun tables! Loved this!


Sheila :-)

Knightingale said...

Fantastic! I love all your very tasteful and creative table settings! Love your combination of lovely Polish pottery pieces. Absolutely stunning!
~happy thoughts through my looking-glass~

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