I was not sure I could participate with the tablescape memes this week because I am overwhelmed with things to do at home. I was away for over a month and just got back the other night. You can imagine how the house looks after leaving the hubby all that time. Yep! The house looked like Ground Zero, well not exactly but pretty close, lol.
But a package greeted me at home, the flower Blossoms kit I won from Sarah of http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/ and I was so excited to use the flower blossoms for my centerpiece so I just had a create a table.
Thank you so much, Sarah. I love everything that came in the package, so unique! I will have so much fun using these.
I opened the book and was so surprised to see all these beauties. Please visit Sarah's blog and see how she used hers, which was the first time I have seen these paper blossoms. Aren't they pretty cool?
The paper blossom set of cards also came with the package. I might not be able to give these away though, lol. They are just too pretty.
Sarah also posted about Staffordshire's Liberty Blue dishes, which reminded me of mine so I dug them out from storage and used them with the paper blossom centerpiece. As you can see, this post was all inspired by Sarah! It is also timely since the dishes would be appropriate to use for Independence Day, which is approaching soon. If you want more info about these dishes, visit Sarah's post.
See my paper flower blossom centerpiece? I had to pick one with blue in it. Doesn't it perk up the table?
I also pulled out my vintage blue glass salt and pepper shakers.
The blue wine glasses are from Mikasa and the bubble glass with blue and white stems are part of my Polish pottery collection.
I like to use my pewter flatware when creating an Americana table. It makes me go back to the federal period.
I complemented the paper blossoms with 2 terracotta colored tin pots with silk flowers. The place mats are Spode's Blue Italian.
You can see the small bowl on top with Betsy Ross and the American flag. The dinner plate features the Independence Hall and the dessert plate shows the Old North Church. I thought I had salad plates and cups too but they could be in another box, because the box where I took these from was already full.
The ceramic blue rose napkin rings are by Royal Albert.
I leaned a flag by the window and added a red, white and blue candle on the table to be more patriotic.
Isn't the paper dragon fly so cute?
Thank you so much for everything, Sarah, and thank you all for stopping by. A special thanks to the hostesses.
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