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 http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for Tablescape Thursday
and Christine's Table It at http://www.rustic-refined.com/

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)

Eagle


Congress


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 http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.


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