This is a tablescape that I did several years ago that has been pinned more than any others on my Pinterest Tablescapes board. The original photos weren’t that good so I decided to redo it although it is a constant struggle to get the correct lighting in my dining area because there is a strong glare from the window and the chandelier above the table and there is no other natural light. We still don’t have it quite right, lighting is definitely a work in progress. I simplified the elements on the table a bit this time.
I have always loved a red, white, and blue color design. For many years the family room was decorated in that color scheme and there are still a few of those design elements left in there.
I have a weakness for patriotic tableware. The salad and dinner plates are melamine and they came from Sur la Table a few years ago. They often have cute holiday designs and I wait for the after season sales and buy online. The place mats came from Pier 1. Their place mats are often on sale and I have several colors of this design. I use them constantly.
The camera changes the red tone a bit, it is actually more of a burgundy red.
The chargers are plastic, can’t remember where I bought them, I have had them for several years.
I bought the frosted white flatware on sale online at Wayfair a few years ago, it is made by Cambridge. It is 18/0 so the fork tines are a bit sharper than I would like but I really liked the frosted color. Wayfair has really good sales on flatware sometimes. I used this flatware on my Crabby table this spring.
Using my Waterford Marquis Brookside goblets again only this time I added the iced teas too. I have used this set three times already this spring in my Valentines, Spiders, and Cards tablescapes. I think if I were starting a tablescaping hobby, a set of red goblets would be one of my first purchases. They can be used several times a year. HomeGoods is selling this pattern in clear right now. I bought a set because I love the fact that they are a bit taller than other goblets and the design goes with everything.
I bought the napkin rings at Pottery Barn several years ago. The napkins and tablecloth came from Sur la Table several years ago. They are soft and heavy, really good quality, and I love the simple design.
Can’t remember where I bought the metal star place card holders. I have had them for years. The set came with three navy, three red, three turquoise, and three white in the set.
I can’t remember where I bought the salt and pepper shakers. My family jokes because sometimes I put special salt and pepper shakers on the table and forget to fill them!
This set of creamers or small pitchers makes me laugh. We are a two party household so when I saw them I had to have them. They are from Fitz and Floyd, I can’t remember where I bought them. I have had them for a long time.
I have had this Uncle Sam Nutcracker for many many years. He is much loved but he needs some paint touch ups. I never remember that till I see him again. Maybe this year I will do it! I don’t have any idea where I bought him.
I collected Uncle Sams for a while when the family room was decorated with red, white, and blue and I bought this Uncle Sam pitcher several years ago, can’t remember where. It was made by Department 56. I have always loved pitchers, I think because with a large family we always had one on the table while I was growing up. My mother never allowed a milk carton there! My brothers tried to sneak one on a few times but it never worked. Then they would sometimes put it on the floor next to their chair! I love this pitcher, it is one of my favorites.
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!
This is Table One of my 2019 4th of July Table series. You can see the other tables here https://www.whispersoftheheart.com/blog/2019/5/29/uncle-sams-table and https://www.whispersoftheheart.com/blog/2019/6/3/flags-and-more-flags and https://www.whispersoftheheart.com/blog/2019/6/4/red-white-and-blue-for-me-and-you
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