Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Blue and White Ceramics

Filled With Red, White, and Blue!
My inspiration for this year's 
4th of July tablescape.

I had the good fortune to be selected 
as the one to receive a pair of these 
beautiful blue and white flower frogs that
offered as a giveaway last March.
Thank you, Marlis!  They are my "go to" vases this summer
and are a perfect compliment for either side 
of a recent estate sale find.

My Flag Day post featured  
a few pieces of Liberty Blue transferware 
that I'd found at a thrift store.
Much to my surprise, 
3 of these plates arrived at my doorstep last week,
a gift from blogging friend 
She had extras and wanted me to have them.  
Now I can set a table for five.  
Thank you, Christine!

Click here to read the Flag Day post 
that tells the history of Liberty Blue.

4th of July 
Red ~ White Blue

The Liberty Blue plates 
feature a pretty border of flowers.
I paired them with white chargers with a lattice border, 
and completed the stack using a blue linen napkin
atop a woven red placemat.

Bright red napkins finish
 off the red, white, and blue tribute.

Mother of pearl and silver flatware 
shines like the stars in our flag.

All Perfectly Patriotic!

A 4th of July celebration isn't complete 
without a few sparklers to end the evening.

~ RED ~
Red Zinnia and Strawberry Bachelor Buttons~
Lemon Basil and  Pincushion Flowers

~ BLUE ~
Plumbago and Lily of the Nile, Both From My Garden