Schumann Wild Rose

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Celebrating An Americana 4th of July Tablescape

For this week's table, Pat took a totally different color direction from the typical red, white, and blue celebration for the 4th of July. She used our inexpensive brown transferware (we apologize that it was made in England and not the United States) and designed a table in brown and beige tones to commemorate our country's beginning.
The table

The place setting

Flatware is appropriately named "Grand Colonial" by Wallace Silversmith

Pat found the heavy "Woodland" by Fostoria glassware at a local thrift shop and very nearly left them.....she even got them at half-price. The sterling silver goblets and bread/butter plates are on loan from our Cousins.

Pat made small flower arrangements in "Chocolate" Fiesta soup bowls

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Placemats - from a local boutique now out of business
Sterling Silver Flatware - "Grand Colonial" by Wallace (1942 - 2009) as a gift from our very kind and generous (and just as dish-crazy) Cousins Trev and Gary
Dinnerware - "Americana" by J. & G. Meakin from eBay and Replacements
Sterling Silver Bread/Butter Plates and Goblets - on loan from our Cousin and husband, Gary
Glassware - "Woodland" by Fostoria (1976 - 1981) from Tailwagger's (our local Animal Rescue Thrift Shop)
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Silk Flowers and Wood Candle Holders - Michael's
Beige Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (one of our favorite local gift and kitchen stores)
Brown Bowls holding flower arrangements - "Chocolate" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Centerpiece Ship - from Ross

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" Blog Party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. This is a very interesting look for the Fourth of July--but certainly "Americana"
    I was just looking at a set of solid 'chocolate' dishes earlier this week

  2. What a perfect table! I am glad that the stemware didn't get passed up either! and That Americana Ironstone is just beautiful!

  3. Love your china - similar to my blue pattern I shared this week! Ironic about it being made in England. Love the ship centerpiece!!!

  4. What an intresting take for this table! I like the concept and I love the sterling silver stemware- makes me think of Paul Revere since he was a silversmith!

  5. Another wonderful tablescape!! Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous - and even though we had a bad break-up with old King George, we can still appreciate the lovely pottery from Meakin ;)