The Table is Set!
It has quit raining and the sun is shining ... just in time to set the table on the back deck for an evening meal! The meal celebrates American Independence!
I love the old movies that run on the 4th of July ... like Drums along the Mohawk with Claudette Colbert and Henry Fonda who portray newlyweds at the time of the Revolutionary War. I decided to set a table following that theme, in part!
This gray/blue and white china is American made Royal and the pattern is "Pilgrim". The scenes of colonial farming look so similar to some of the scenes in the movie! I decided to use my new 'rag rug' place mats from Pier 1, because that weaving style replicates what might have been used in Colonial America. The patriotic napkins came in a pack of 6 from Kohl's ... and each napkin was a different print! Did I need new things for a July 4th table? No.
Here are some other elements of the place setting. The red, white and blue stemware are all different patterns from my vast collection of glassware. The Cambridge flatware is something I use over and over. Notice my patriotic pig. Pigs are usually incorporated into my tablescapes, because my brother has called me 'Little Oink' or 'Oinker' my whole life!
The elements of the composed centerpiece are old and new. The little wooden boxes came from Big Lots, which is one of my favorite places to buy very inexpensive decorator items. The Hall pottery pitchers were new when I was a youngster. That makes them antique, now! I've used them hundreds of times for everything from flowers to fresh cream on the coffee bar. The little red wicker chairs are used for whimsy. We are flag people, so finding a bundle hidden away is never very difficult.
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and that you remember those Colonials who fought so hard to give generations to come a free and prosperous home.
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