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


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Christine, I just love the blue, yellow and white of this table setting. Your dish pattern is pretty and unique. I have never seen those. I love your tablecloth. It is just all so pretty as usual.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Blue and white with a little yellow mixed in - so pretty! You really did good. What time is dinner? :D

Diann said...

Just gorgeous table Christine! Every picture I kept saying out loud, "Oh, I love that....ooooh, the is so pretty!"

Cynthia K. said...

Well, it is all so very beautiful! I always love cobalt anything so I truly like this tablescape. My favorites are the gorgeous cake plate and the steamship plate - love all the American history on the dishes!

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Pinky said...

Christine, what a perfectly, patriotic post:):) How was that??? I love the table and the dishes are wonderful! The little S and P are so cute too! Can't wait to see all the tables you ahve planned! XO, Pinky

Kathysue said...

Love the combination of blues and yellow and the plates are such a wonderful keepsake of American memorbilia. So glad that D asked about these dishes so we could see them. Happy Thursday,Kathysue

Marigene said...

Christine, lovely blue and yellow tablescape.

Donna said...

Hi, Christine,
I'm just now looking at all the tablescapes, but when I got your email, I went ahead to find yours.
And I love it...........I knew Iloved those dishes :) You did a beautiful job with everything. Great closeup pictures, too. Thanks for using them this week.

a quiet life said...

i am always smitten with by&w!

Regina said...

Wow love those blue.
Gorgeous Christine.

Cheers and regards.

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Beth said...

Christine, This is a beautiful table! I love the china and the cobalt blue cake stand. The Royal Albert napkin rings are very pretty too. Overall, just a GREAT looking table!

Americana Lady said...

Be still me heart! This set is so Patriotic! How do you find these things! The color combination is always so fresh and clean. Once again you have set a remarkable tablescape, fitting for an American President. Keep your flag-a-wavin' Joan

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness! Your table is amazingly gorgeous! Your yellow and blue dishes are so unique. That cake stand is so pretty! Oh, you just know how to do it!
Oh, I saw those grand boys of yours! I can't believe how much the baby has grown! They do that, don't they? Little B is so adorable! I wish I could enjoy mine like this!
I saw Jane's post about being at your house! Oh, what a wonderful time y'all must have had.
Be a sweetie,

Tricia said...

Another stunning table, Christine! Blue and yellow are wonderful together, and your amazing dishes are highlighted so beautifully with your flowers in those colors. Love those Princess House candleholders!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Chjristine, how breath taking looks that. The china is to die for and so ist the cake stand. And all the details match perfect. And what a gorgeous room. Whow, I would love to be invited.
Greetings, Johanna

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hello! I'm stopping by from Blondie's blog, where she tells of visiting with you.

What a lovely home you must have. And what a wonderful hostess you must be. I will be sure to pop in here again.

Gentle hugs...

Anonymous said...

Love it! Just beautiful! I always love to visit your have so many unique things and dishes to share...I am like D...Those dishes are so pretty...I hated to miss the get together...Hopeful you will do it again....I want to make a trip up there...And thank you for doing the great job and events for us Mississippi Southern Belles...I know you have plan for this day to be special...Thanks again for your hopitality! Smiles and Hugs Kathy

Barbara said...

Those dishes are so unique. Your table is just lovely!

Sue said...

I have always loved blue and yellow together and these dishes are so unique. I see our neighboring St. Louis Arch on them. These blend so well with all of your pottery pieces that I'm surprised you don't use them often. I love the blue goblets and the napkin rings...great table setting.

Marlis said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I love how you mixed the candleholders.

Sarah said...

Christine, I'm glad you shared these. They are so different and the blue and yellow combo is stunning. I'll look forward to your patriotic table yet to come. ~ Sarah

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, have you seen these dinner plates on my blog posts in the past? I don't have all of the pretty accessories (the salad plates, gravy boat, etc.), but I do have those dinner plates. You have set such a beautiful table with them. I absolutely LOVE that cake stand. It's gorgeous! laurie

vignette design said...

Wow Christine, this table is incredible with all the cobalt blue and beautiful blue and yellow dishes. Just wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

This table is so pretty Christine...and it really looks patriotic! Blue and yellow are so pretty together. Beautiful flowers too...are they from your garden?

I am so happy I didn't miss this. And it is a wonderful idea that you are doing a theme until July fun!

Have a great weekend! :-)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I have never seen that pattern before and just love it! The colors and the designs. It's SO neat! Great job on your tablescape...


Sheila :-)


Stunning Christine! I remember it, but I'm so happy to see your tables and home again! The dishes are gorgeous and the centerpiece stand in blue is gorgeous! Every element you've used here is perfect, as you always do! I've had issues lately, so I'm just making my 4th's table tomorrow. I will tell you about it by mail.

Solange Belém said...

Hi, Christine. Tudo muito lindo, como sempre! Abraços


Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Oh! I am so glad you reposted this beautiful table. I had never seen it before and I really enjoy this table with all of the beautiful history depicted on the dishes. Thanks for sharing!

LORY said...

The blue and yellow is so lovely!! Such an elegant setting! This truly invites the guest to enjoy a very special meal. Wonderful table cloth as well... :-)

Lory at Designthusiasm

Got My Reservations said...

Those dishes are just fabulous and a nice respite from red, white, and blue. Beautiful mix of pieces!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

What a wonderful set of dishes....and that is definitely set in the time when MLK gave his historic speech....truly a magnificent set!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I wish I had the salad plates. I only have the dinner plates, and what a great charger you used under them. Your table is beautiful, and that cobalt cake stand in the center is stunning! Hope you and yours have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I have all of you in my prayers. laurie

Alycia Nichols said...

I hope all is well and that things are looking up there in Florida, Christine.

You'd better hang onto that plate with the Golden Gate Bridge depicted on it since the look of the bridge is about to change! I saw on the news the other night that they are trying to keep people from jumping and are going to install some kind of platform or net or something. Anyway, the look is going to change and anything with the original look will surely be worth some money some day!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

sweet violets said...

What's not to love about this tablescape!!! The cloth is beyond gorgeous.....the set of dishes is so pretty and unique.....the stemware is perfect...the centerpiece.....oh, I could go on and on!!!! Elegant, yet so pretty and cheerful, thank you......happy 4th to you!!!

Did I mention the place mats??? Perfect compliment!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your elegant, as usual! Those plates are divine.

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