Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Made In America Labor Day Table

This week's table is a tribute to the American laborer. Pat want to set the table using only American made items that we own - sounds easy, huh? Well, it turned out to be an extremely hard and lengthy experience. And it was an eye-opener to say the least.
Yes!!! It took a while but we found this little logo on a box. (It's Anchor Hocking glassware)

To start with: My plain, but versatile, maple farm table was custom made by a local furniture/cabinet maker

The table - yes, Fiesta, again, but definitely American made - good, solid, and reliable dinnerware.

The place setting - while we have literally dozens of patterns of stainless flatware that would look more appropriate, we could not find one that we were sure were "Made in America" - so, sterling silver "Grand Colonial" it is....

Poppy dinner plate, Lapis Luncheon Plate, White salad plate, and Poppy soup bowl

Pat had these vintage mason jars in her garage (these, for sure, were made in the USA - new jars are made elsewhere). Luckily for us, Pat's very old and neglected Hydrangea produced beautiful and huge flowers this year.

Made by local craftsmen, the blue candles are the perfect color. The only candle holders (other than our Depressionware holders) that we could guarantee being made in the USA were these vintage candle holders from Abingdon Potteries

Pat made the napkins and placemats from denim. Sad to say, since we could not find a single napkin ring from the dozens that we own that were definitely made in the USA, Pat just tied them.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements
Glassware - "Carousel" by Anchor Hocking from Ross
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" by Wallace Silversmiths (a gift from our Cousin)
Napkins and Placemats - Handmade by Pat
Vintage Mason Jars - from Pat's late Mother-in-Law's canning supplies
Candles - overpriced but handmade locally
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Potteries from eBay

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

Not strictly tablescaping stuff:

Originally, we wanted to use a white charger on our Labor Day table - guess what? We do not own a white one made in the USA that would look O.K. - Here's the table using the very popular charger from Pier 1 (made in Indonesia)

The following speaks for itself.......and this is only a very, very small example from dishes on one shelf in my "dishroom"...... 


  1. I love that you have created a "made in the USA" table scape! Thank you for your efforts. Here in Florida your color scheme is a University of Florida "Gator" table scape!

    Happy Monday!

  2. What a stunning table. Perfection. Your dish stack is classic and beautiful. Love the color choices. Your centerpieces are so perfect with everything on this table. Well done.

  3. Wonderful idea and love all of the USA dishes and accessories! The Fiesta is lovely and so is the alternate setting with the chargers...

  4. Absolutely a beautiful USA table! The Fiesta is the perfect choice for the red white and blue dishes. I'm glad you shared this idea for made in the USA!
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    Have a wonderful weekend!