Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

It's time to play again! I am posting early because I can foresee hecticness coming around the corner. I just don't want to miss all these parties.

I do apologize in advance if I am unable to visit you nor comment in a timely manner but I promise to catch up as soon as I can when we get back.

My sister is arriving tomorrow from St. Louis to stay with my mom while John and I take a break on a short Caribbean cruise with granddaughter, AJ. We just wanted to take AJ out of the country for a few days. She arrived the other day so actually, I already have been pretty busy trying to finish everything I need to do before leaving, preparing for my sister's arrival and shopping for AJ's needs.

But I wanted to leave the table set for the 4th of July for my sister to enjoy and use.

I am linking with the ever gracious Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for Tablescape Thursday.

I see a some thrifty finds on the table so will link with Leigh for Thrifty Thursday at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/

and with Diann for Thrifty Things Friday at http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
I am also linking with her monthly Thrifty Tablescape.

I set the tablescape on the small table in the breakfast nook.

Do you think it is patriotic enough? I think so!

Staffordshire Liberty Blue dinner plates showing the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

I got 9 of them from Ebay for $23.07 plus shipping of $12.17. I added them to other matching
pieces that I have had from past years.

How d'ya like to eat your salad on the home of George Washington's momma.

I aded the flag just by sticking it into the bucket to complete the patriotism.

The Liberty Bell as you know is inside the Independence Hall. I used to see it a lot when I lived in Philadelphia.

I like seeing the glow cast by the candles.

My centerpiece is just a grouping of red, white and blue with stars items including an egg shaped blue and white Polish pottery S & P shaker.

The flag stands proudly!

The plain blue glass goblets were $1 each from Walmart. To make the table more elegant, I added Bohemian crystal champagne glasses. They are not that thrifty but I think they are reasonable, $35 for 6 of them.

The cobalt blue "Remo" flatware are from Neiman Marcus on sale for $67.36 (free shipping) for a complete service for 8 set.

I love the lace tablecloth! It's thrifty too, bought it for $3 from one of the vendors in the store. As John said, it is not having a booth that is the real value there but what we find and buy from the other vendors. Don't you just love the fringes?

Found this votive candle holder at Ross for about $3 also.

Thank you so much to our hostesses. And for you all, especially the ones who repeatedly takes the effort to leave nice comments, I truly appreciate you! Thanks!!!


Beth said...

Christine, Love the Liberty Blue, love the flag candleholder. Very pretty tablescape! Enjoy your vacation. AJ is one lucky little girl!!!
Blessings, Beth

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is beautiful, Christine! You have really got the Independence Day theme down perfectly! It's fun but elegant, too!

I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise with John and AJ!


Lynn said...

What a fun table Christine! I love your dishes and the champagne flutes are just beautiful! Have a great cruise:@)


Fabulous table my darling! I love the stars candle holders, lace tablecloth... but the plates kill me! They're just perfect and stunning!! Wish I had them! You sure did a beautiful and elegant 4th. of July tablescape and yeah...it can't get any more Patriotic my friend, just gorgeous! I'm also with a Patriotic tablescape and I'm also going to my daughter Sofia's, home 3 hr. away, for my N.1 Bil's birthday, he was 70! and so he's wife is throwing him a big bash with all his 6 siblings and us, wives and bils, cousins and friends...! Have to see what to wear! You too, have a wonderful time with your sis, you're going to have fun even though, it'll be a lot of work, but what a heck! Love to you all. FABBY

Sarah said...

Pretty patriotic table, Christine. I've a few pieces of Liberty Blue that I've picked up as I've seen it.
Have a wonderful time on the cruise. ~ sarah

Unknown said...

What a lovely table! I've always loved blue. Have a Happy time on your cruise! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your cruise Christine! Happy 4th of July!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it Christine! It's the perfect 4th of July table, that flatware is just superb!
I have the liberty blue dinner plates and I love them!
Hugs friend,
and enjoy your trip!

Traci said...

Have a wonderful time!

Unknown said...

What a great tablescape! So patriotic and those dishes fit right in with the holiday! Hope you all have a fun time on the cruise....take lots of pics and share for those of us who are housebound this Summer lol!!

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

Very patriotic.Perfect dishes for this tablescape.Have fun!

Marigene said...

What a wonderfully put together patriot table, Christine! I had thought about using my Liberty Blue this week, then changed my mind...it sure is a beautiful pattern, though.

Entertaining Women said...

Have a wonderful cruise with AJ...she's a blessed little girl to have you as her grandmama! The Liberty Blue is a great pattern. Your sister will be so pleased with your lovely tablescape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful patriotic design. Cherry Kay

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I am a sucker for anything red, whit, and blue! Great tablescape. Enjoy your vacation :D

Sue said...

What a wonderful table. I love the flatware. That is something I really need to add to my collection...colors of flatware, it really adds to the table. Everything looks so festive and happy! I hope you have a great trip!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Chrisinte, of *course* you have patriotic china!!! Your table is gorgeous, and I think your china is somethin' else. I love the Liberty Bell plate! :D

Happy Independence Day!

Ricki Jill

Sonya said...

Cristine sua mesa ficou fantástica!
Querida tenha uma semana abençoada.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great tablescape for Forth of July! Perfect for the festival. Love the blue-red-white combo. So inviting and classy. Great shots too. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Beverly said...

It all looks wonderful, Christine. God bless America.

I hope you have a wonderful getaway.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

So festive...love your flatware, and the dishes are fabulous - well done, enjoy!

Marlis said...

Christine, have a wonderful time with your granddaughter. Safe travels and enjoy the moments. Your table is perfect.. I love the blue transferware. The red chargers - well they are to die for. Your centerpiece came together very artistically.. love it. Happy Fourth, many blessings, marlis

Dolores said...

Wow, a beautiful patriotic tablescape!

Have a wonderful cruise!!!

BluBabesCreate said...

Just gorgeous!

lvroftiques said...

It's Red White and Blue-tiful Christine! It couldn't be any more patriotic unless it's singing God Bless America!...It isn't is it? *winks* You must be so excited to have Aj visiting! You all have a wonderful time! (I know you will *winks*) And take lots of pics for us! Vanna

Chubby Chieque said...

Am here drooling again with all your never ending fab collections.

Love the way you mismatch settings. Seems me...

Have a blessed day & w/end ahead.

Sana mainit dyan, opps! di pala lumalamig §;-)


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, this is beautiful! Of course, I love the blue and white, and those red chargers are gorgeous. Your flatware, stemware, and the lace tablecloth are all so pretty. Your sister is going to be so surprised to see this beautiful setting ready for her visit. Have a wonderful trip! laurie

A Hint of Home said...

I love, love your dinnerware! I thought it was interesting to see Mary Washington's home. I've been there in Fredricksburg. It's a really quaint town.
Happy 4th!

Maria said...

What a fabulous table! I like how the touches of gold from the placemat help bring out the vivid colors of the dishes! A truly patriotic tablescape and so beautiful!

Ebenyado said...

Simply Fantastic...I love the set and brigh pictures too.Hope u good.I just dropped another bomb of a poem on my blog so come check it out, comment and share with friends.Good day.

Debbiedoos said...

You are so ready Christine. Love the colors and the plates are so pretty. Enjoy and be safe!

bj said...

O, such a beautiful table. Your dishes are lovely and the colors...just perfect.
If u get a chance, come by.
hugs and have a wonderful cruise.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful as always Christine! I love your blue dishes. I am just now getting around to visiting others so I understand about being late. Hope you have been having a wonderful time w/AJ on the cruise, lucky lady!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a beautiful 4th of July table!

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