Thursday, June 26, 2014

American Heritage

I am still in Florida but I thought I would repost this tablescape , for Independence Day. I used American Heritage historical plates. I am not sure if you have noticed, but I love historical plates.

I am linking with Susan at for Tablescape Thursday
and Christine's Table It at

During our MS Southern Belles get together and while I was showing the girls where I keep my dishes, D saw this set and admired them. Then she asked if I ever did a tablescape with them. And no, I haven't! Then, I realized it is in between Memorial Day and Independence Day so I decided to do a series of patriotic tablescape starting with this one until Independence day.

I used my pair of teapot candlesticks holder. They have blue and yellow on them.

I also used this pair of Princess House cobalt blue candlesticks holder for the other side of the table. They are reversible. Do you see how I revered the other one?

I used a set of white and blue porcelain charger plates, which are made in Portugal. I chose them for their simplicity because I want the focus to be on the dishes.

This is the dinner plate. It has 5 photos depicting American history. You will see a close up in the next mosaic.

Can you recognize all of them? Of course you do!

Statue of Liberty

White House ( I think)



Liberty Bell

And the salad plate is what sold me on this set. Do you see where it says "Natchez" on it?

It's the Natchez steamboat with an American flag.
I used a small pottery for a salt cellar, my cobalt blue goblets and clear with silver edge wine glasses, teapot S & P shakers, the Royal Albert blue rose napkin rings and International silver plated flatware.
The soup bowl has 3 pictures on it namely: St. Louis's Arch, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and I think that is the NY Empire State Building, which are all American icons.

I do not know what this is but maybe it is a cotton field. Is that Martin Luther King on the gravy boat? Oh yes, it is Martin Luther King waving and talking to a crowd of followers and not a cotton field, lol.

The cups has 2 figures on them, an eagle and the White house on the other side. Please correct me if I am wrong but it does looks like the White House to me.

For a centerpiece, I used a cobalt blue cake plate adorned with silver swag and I placed a red, white and blue stars and stripes Polish pottery candle holder, 2 crystal tea light holders and a plant with yellow flowers in a midnight blue pot, which I took in from outside.

I got this for free when I bought the dining room set more than 3 years ago. I had forgotten I had it and just saw it when I was putting away some towels in the guest bathroom closet. This is the first time I used it but I will use it more now that I saw it spread out. I did not realize how pretty it was.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the first in my series of patriotic tablescapes. Thank you all for coming. And thanks Susan for hosting this. Now let's visit Susan at

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