Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Fellow Americans Tablescape

"My Fellow Americans....." - that famous line uttered by many of our Presidents (and also the name of one of our favorite movies staring Jack Lemmon and James Garner.) Yes, this is the time to get out and vote for your choice. Our family is unique - there are as many Republicans as there are Democrats. Throw in a Libertarian and a Green Peace Party member, and you have a wild combination for a dinner party - and many hours of discussion/arguments. What fun! Left wing, right wing. Pro life, anti-anything......It makes no difference as long as you exercise your right to vote.

Pat decided to set the table to express our family's diversity. She made napkins that featured both parties and set the table with Democrats on one side and Republicans on the other. The blue and red dinner plates are united by matching salad plates, glasses, and flatware.
Over view of the table

Bumper stickers and coordinating votives fill the center of the table

The Republican side

The Democratic side

These swirl goblets are from Pier 1
The simple centerpiece featured a blue vase with several flags
Pat put smaller vases with flowers and flags on each side of the centerpiece
This smaller vase is shaped in a triangle
Flatware is by Walter Kimball for Sakura in the Colonial pattern

Naturally Pat used flag napkin rings
The large salad plate is "Stars & Stripes" pattern by Pfaltzgraff
This dinner plate is Cobalt Blue Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin
This dinner plate is Fun Factory by Waechtersbach
Another piece from "Stars & Stripes" by Pfaltzgraff
In Betty Boop's place is her Uncle Sam who was invited to the dinner
Close up of the blue napkin
Close up of the red napkin
This is the second napkin used in the fold

The Blue side
The Red side
A view from the other end of the table
One last look

Hope you can get out and vote.

Where is all came from:
Placemats:  Bed, Bath and Beyond
Blue Dinner Plates:  Cobalt Blue Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Red Dinner Plates:  Fun Factory by Waechtersbach from
Bread and Butter Plates:  Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from
Stars & Stripes Sherbets and Salad Plates:  by Pfaltzgraff from their online catalog
Flatware:  Colonial by Walter Kimbel by Sakura years old
Glassware:  Pier 1
Votives:  Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Blue Vases:  Pat's personal collection
Uncle Sam:  from Pierson's Christmas Store years ago (local business)

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