Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Red, White and BLue!

Red, white and blue!
 Stars over you
Mama said, papa said
"I Love you"

We used to say that rhyme while jumping rope when I was small, lol. Sorry for getting side tracked. It just came to me after reading my title.

Hello Friends, let's dish!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I missed you last week. You know I am extremely busy when I don't join tablescape parties. We just got back from Atlanta last Wednesday, took me awhile to unpack and before even getting completely done, we left for Pensacola on Saturday to visit John's dad. We are back home and now I am very busy preparing for my reunion with 8 College friends, who are all arriving from all over US and Canada and one coming all the way from the Philippines. They are staying here and I have prepared an agenda for a whole week's activites. It will be very hectic but lots of fun for sure! So if I am not visiting, you know why.

Anyway, I was able to create this for Memorial Day before leaving for Pensacola.

I gathered some of my patriotic stuff from the garage and I had enough without going to the attic. I decided to use my vintage enamelware dishes. They are light and easy to handle.

I used my vintage lace placemats. I thought they look very Americana with the tin enameled dishes.



I bought the patriotic solid wood eggs from Lynne of http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lynnesgiftsfromtheheart last year. I finally got to use them. They would probably look better altogether in a big bowl but I wanted to use my red, white and blue tin pails. I added the air plants I bought from West Elm in Atlanta as a finishing touch.


The flag tray was on clearance, either on Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table, I can't remember. It's wood and it's quite large. I bought it last year.


Pewter always has a vintage look to me too so I used an S & P in that material.

Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.

I am linking to these wonderful ladies and their fun memes. Thanks for all your dedicated work!

Bunny of Bunny Hop Wednesday at
Kathleen's Let's Dish at
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Kathy's Home & Garden Thursday at
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday

29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, it is so beautiful. I love it. YOu do have such lovely dishes and accessories. Very patriotic. Hugs, Marty

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

It seems you are always flying off to visit family, I am so envious! I hope your visit with your college girlfriends is full of fun activities. I know it will be because you like to plan everything ahead of time.

You Americana table setting is very colorful and inviting. Love how the flatware matches the dishes so well.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

coco Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine I love your Americana tablescape! So pretty! I have some blue plates like that too. My bunch calls them camping dishes! Ha! I used them last year for July 4th and used them once with some yellow for a lemonade party. So versitle! Love all your patriotic! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chubby Chieque said...

Then turn the rope faster & jump like a madman. Wow! it was ages ago, I do that game. Reminiscing the good old days.

Very patriotic, Ate Xine. Love your touches.

How the gorgeous busy Lola? SO energetic, naman? Nakaka-tuliling ang scheds mo, ano po?

Anyways, always take care and enjoy. GB...

Hugs,
D´Nics

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your table is so festive and a wonderful tribute to the brave men and women of our military who sacrifice so much. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day with your family this past weekend.
XXOO Diane

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what a great and colorful setting Christine...
thats says AMERICA to me.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is so festive and patriotic! I love the flag candle holder and your vintage S & P's. The table looks fantastic at night!

Wow...you have a busy schedule. I can't wait to see what you have planned with your college friends!

XO,
Janie

bj said...

What a wonderful table.
Have a blast with your friends.
I have my TWIN post just about ready...they are so darling, I find myself wanting to kiss my computer screen.hahhaa....

Theresa said...

Your tablescapes are so pretty! Love this Americana setting! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

Entertaining Women said...

I'm always amazed by the large variety of designs that we can create using red, white and blue with the stars and stripes. Your table is wonderful. Love the new eggs. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and patriotic!
You are going to be a busy lady with 8 house guests for a week. Have a fun/enjoyable time with your friends.

Alycia Nichols said...

Great call on the pewter S&Ps for this Americana look, Christine! This is a really fun table, especially because of the dishes you used. Oh, how I miss my enamelware!!! I sold it when I sold my shop, and I wish I could get it back!!! It's so expensive now compared to when I bought it years and years ago! Yours looks fantastic, and it speaks loudly and clearly of its roots. Sounds like you are going to be even busier than usual in the coming weeks. I hope you have a great time with your friends and that the reunion is everything you hoped it would be. I wonder how John is going to survive a large group of women like that! Even if he's only there for a minute or two, he'll probably want to run and hide!!! :-) Take care, and have fun!!!

Diane said...

Great table - love the red, white and blue and those fabulous salt and pepper shakers. Also, loved following your travels. I live near Atlanta and my grandmother lived in Pensacola - spent many a fun day at Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Hope you had fun!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Christine! I love the candlelit shot!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

So festive and patriotic! I love it.

Beth said...

Christine, What a beautiful table! I love the shots by candlelight. Enjoy your reunion with friends!

The Tablescaper said...

Christine:

I so love the look and feel of the enamel wear. You remind me to pull mine out. You have quite the collection, but by now i shouldn't be surprised!

I have that flatware in black but have never seen it in blue. Do you mind me asking where you got it? It's quite lovely.

Have fun with your college buddies. Do share your agenda!

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Wonderfully patriotic table, Christine. Love the candle glow with the red, white, and blue.
You are such a busy lady, and now hosting 8 friends in your home for a week. Where do you get your energy?
Have a great time! I know you've got a fun agenda planned.

Kathleen said...

It looks great, Christine! I love the blue covered bowls.
Wow, that's a long time to have guests! I had my college friends here for 4 days, that was long enough, esp for dh!
They keep asking when we are going to do it again! Umm, never, at least not here. So many meals to cook and serve! One is allergic to this, another can't eat that! Oy!
Have fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The table is beautiful, I love it!
Have a fabulous time with your friends. I know you will be a gracious host.

Giancarlo said...

Un tavolo preparato meravigliosamente!!un caloroso abbraccio tremolante (colpa del terremoto)....ciao

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I'm impressed that you did a table. It seems that when I get busy (or distracted, or unhappy) the first thing that goes is the blog because I simply can't feel creative at the same time! I love how this table turned out...the centerpiece is great and I love the flatware!

I'm sure you will have a great time with your friends...so lucky to have stayed in touch like this!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, as usual you are one busy person, don't know how you do all the traveling and still work up beautiful tables. Thanks so much for the mention, the eggs look great in the buckets... hugs ~lynne~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, Christine! What a gorgeous Memorial Day table setting!! You do the most stunning table settings ever!

Marlis said...

I know you are going to have so much fun with your classmates! Your table is wonderful. Love the flag tray and the centerpiece on it.. the lace placemats are so pretty. And your blue dishes are perfect.. Have a great weekend. xo marlis

Lady Linda said...

I really like your table setting this week. Red white and blue is always so special here in the old USA. So happy and meaningful.
Thanks for sharing.
Linda

Dolores said...

Such a beautiful and patriotic table. You're so creative!!

bj said...

I just love it all....

Oh, and I have little twin babies dancing all over my blog today.......come see 'em. You just might know 'em.....:))

lulumusing said...

You managed to find the perfect things for your Memorial Day table, but what I really like is thinking about you and the time you will be spending with college friends. What a fun time you all are sure to have.

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