Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The 4th of July is over, and it seems everyone is posting red, white and blue tablescapes. We couldn't resist either. Pat and her husband hosted a wonderful Barbecue that day with lots of family, neighbors, and friends (as usual....) Of course, she set the tables with an Independence Day theme - indoor for this barbecue since the wind was howling. We are not cursed with the horrible heat wave that many parts of the country have been suffering through. 
 The menu included barbecued ribs, garlic baked fingerling potatoes and carrots, fresh watermelon, salad with lemon dressing, garlic parmesan cheese bread, and lemon trifle for dessert. All this was preceeded with wonderful assortment of hors d'oeurves and appetizers. Beverages included wine, gourmet coffees, tea and lemonade.

The rectangular table had similar rectangular placemats.

The round table shows the round red placemats.

Closeup of the place setting.

Centerpiece vase for the Hors d'oeurves table.

Centerpiece vase for the round table.

A white vintage vase for the rectangular table.

Of course, red, white and blue glassware.

Simple stainless flatware - a staple for casual settings.

Accent plate sits on top of the white dinner plate. 

A closeup of the lemon trifle. Pat grew the blueberries in her back yard.

Red placemats and napkins:  Bed, Bath and Beyond
Napkin rings:  PVC pipe spray painted
Flatware:  Ross
Blue charger:  Espana by Tabletops Unlimited from EBay
White dinner and Bread and Butter plates: Centura by Corning
Red, white and blue accent plates and parfaits:  Stars & Stripes pattern by Pfaltzgraff from
Blue glasses: from Mervyn's (a department store chain now out of business)
White glasses: vintage depression glasses from EBay
Red glasses: purchased locally at a boutique in Ferndale, CA
Red and blue votives:  Bed, Bath and Beyond
Centerpiece vases:  Various goodwill stores in the area

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