Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Quick & Easy Patriotic Tablescape

Summer travels have left little time to set a table this week, 
So Let's Dish about a quick and easy tablescape of patriotic colors 
with a nod to the upcoming Independence Day Celebrations.


Red, white, and blue of course!
Red woven mats from World Market.
Blue pin striped chargers 
made in Portugal are from Neiman Marcus.
Dinner plates are in the Blue Room series by Spode 
and are topped with Wedgewood salad plates in Nantucket Basket.
Flatware was found at William Sonoma.

Red napkins backed in blue and white
 gingham rest within footed 
stars and stripes dessert cups by Pfaltzgraff.


The centerpiece is simply a 
cachepot filled with ivy and miniature flags.  
The tapers of stars and stripes on 
either side are held by 
pewter candle holders within glass hurricanes.
Quick and Easy!

Uncle Sam Wants You
To have a safe and happy
4th of July!

Joining







Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

52 comments:

  1. Oh dear Sarah, your table is gorgeous! The dishes are stunning and I'm crazy about the bowls! Everything is just perfect for a fabulous Patriotic table!
    FABBY

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  2. I also love the gingham napkins and this is a great idea for a patriotic look to make in cloth, which I prefer! Happy 4th. of July!
    FABBY

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  3. Your 4th of July tablescape looks GREAT!!!!!

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  4. What a pretty table for your holiday. I envy you the stripes and the stars - they make a wonderful flag and provide lots of opportunity for patriotic fun when decorating!

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  5. Sarah, keep enjoying your adventures! I haven't dished in a while, and am enjoying family and our beautiful weather :-) I love your patriotic table!

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  6. You make it look so easy, Sarah! Those red, white, and blue dessert cups are a great find, as well as the flatware! Lovely layers for the dishes -- very appealing and festive table! Stay cool!

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  7. This is way more than simple Sarah, it's just gorgeous!
    I love the plates, the napkins and the super pretty centerpiece!
    Cindy

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  8. Sarah~ It may be quick and easy but your layers of plates with your stars & stripes cups make a festive patriotic setting! I love your flatware and two-sided checked napkins! Of course I love Uncle Sam flying overhead too :)

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  9. Oh I love your table. Those candles are the best!!!! Love that cup too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. Sarah, Your patriotic tablescape looks like you spent a long time putting it together. Love the candles with pewter candle holders and glass hurricanes. Love glass hurricanes and I wish now, I hadn't gotten rid of mine. (That was back before blogging). Hope you have a great weekend. Stay cool.
    Babs

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  11. Your table might be quick, it might be easy, but it doesn't show. It is charming.

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  12. Sarah, for quick and easy, it sure is cute and patriotic! Those chargers with the woven placemats are wonderful and Uncle Same is so cute. Dianne

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  13. So festive! I really like the custard cups ( I think that is what they are ) on your plates. And the tapers are great! Happy 4th of July!

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  14. I love the candlesticks and Uncle Sam! Your table is ready for a fun holiday!

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  15. I love red and blue together ... SO happy. Love your sweet Uncle Sam and the blue bowl.

    And all the rest,
    Mary

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  16. What a fun Red/White/Blue tablescape Sarah! Love the dessert cups and any time I see gingham I just can't help but smile! Thank you for your visit and I hope you are having a fantastic day! Hugs, Diann :)

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  17. Quick is patriotic and beautiful here Sarah. I had something planned and then our MINI WEES ARRIVED [grand kids]. I might get to a 4th table scape or maybe we shall go swimming instead. hugs, olive

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  18. What a gorgeous all-American table! Love all your dishes, the chargers, the flatware, the napkins - very very nice!

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  19. I'd happily share a spread with Uncle S. at this table!
    xo Cathy

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  20. Your quick and easy table turned out great for the 4th. Love your RW&B elements on the table.

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  21. Gorgeous table, Sarah. I love that cache pot, reminds me of my favorite one.

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  22. Quick, easy and really, really fun! It's all a matter of using the right elements, which you have nailed here! LOVE those chargers!!!! Wow...they are really slick! I don't think I have seen those placemats at our local World Markets. They're terrific!!! Well done, dear Sarah! Well done!

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  23. You do make it look easy.. but you've collected all these things and they are a perfect tablescape. I love those candles and the striped chargers are perfect.. oh my this is one of my favs!!! happy fourth.. xo marlis

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  24. I love how you can put a table together and it just shines! Happy 4th of July! Hugs, Linda

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  25. Sarah, you patriotic table is wonderful! Setting a table like this is an art! Just love the red, white and blue!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  26. Oh Sarah, Your Patriotic Tablescape looks so festive with all your red, white and blue. I love the place settings with the different patterns and I just love the bowls. The napkins and chargers are my favorites. Great Fourth of July table.
    Happy Fourth Sarah.

    Emily

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  27. Dear Sarah,
    Your table looks wonderful, the way you pulled everything together so quickly just amazes me.
    I always love to see your patriotic posts.
    M

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  28. Hi Sarah,
    you always amazes me with your beautiful tablescapes. Love the china and napkins. And the candles and flags are gorgeous to that. But the flying Uncle Sam is unbelievable nice. Thank you for sharing and have a great 4th of July.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  29. I love it, Sarah! You did a great job with all your layers. I especially love the dinner plates. Love the Uncle Sam, too. Happy 4th!

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  30. Sarah, This is so pretty and festive. Love the candles, dessert dishes and of course Uncle Sam.
    Have a great holiday!

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  31. Sarah,
    Lovely patroitic tablescape! I love the use of the hurricanes over the candles and the elegant blue & white bowl of ivy sporting the American Flag! Happy Fourth of July, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  32. Wow! I don't know where to start, it is just wonderful! The striped chargers, checked napkins, candles, so cute!
    I have the Pfaltzgraff dessert cups too!
    Thanks so much for putting this together for Let's Dish!
    So festive!

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  33. Sarah, what a festive independence day table. Love those dessert cups, and those napkins are great too. you always set a wonderful table. Have a great holiday! laurie

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  34. It's a beautiful 4th of July table Sarah. I love Uncle Sam!

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  35. Hi Sarah,
    Those footed dessert bowls are so unique. Really sets your table off, and I love those two toned napkins.

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  36. Love your table Sarah! So great to have you back tablescaping! Though you may not be entertaining 50, your table is so inviting. Just wish you were closer!

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. Wonderful table Sarah! Love those pin striped chargers and your candles too.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  38. Visiting again Sarah, from Table Top Sunday, and didn't mention how cute Uncle Sam is.

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  39. Beautiful! Love your table! Joann

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  40. Hi Sarah
    I came by the other day when I saw our Uncle Sam in The Tablescaper's party. I love your wonderful tablescape. The 4th of July is a wonderful celebration. We are so blessed to live in this free country.
    xo
    Betty

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  41. Love your tablescape Sarah. Everything looks so pretty and inviting.
    ~Clara

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  42. Sarah,
    What a great tablescape. We're attending a backyard BBQ so I'm compiling ideas for future 4th dinners.
    Enjoy your holiday.
    Karen

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  43. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  44. Your table is beautiful and I love all your pieces! Happy 4th!
    -Shelley

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  45. Lovely table, Sarah! I hope you enjoy your Fourth of July festivities!

    xo,
    RJ

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  46. Oh it is fabulous. Love the hurricanes and candles and your placesettings are gorgeous. Such a lovely tablescape. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  47. LOVE your patriotic table! Happy 4th!

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  48. Hello Sarah, I love the mix of your dishes, the beautiful napkins and the overall patriotic tablescape - well done!
    I hope you have a blessed Fourth of July
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  49. Easy or not, it's a great table. Love the mix.

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. Adorable as always Sarah! I like the centerpiece too.

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