Thursday, June 13, 2019

Horray for the Red, White, and Blue

Horray for the Red, White, and Blue

The red and white and starry blue
Is Freedom's shield and hope. ~ John Philip Sousa

Flag Day ~ June 14th

A few thrifty finds just in 
time to honor the Stars and Stripes!

Staffordshire Liberty Blue 
Promotional Pattern Developed for 
Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan
to Commemorate the Company's 50th Anniversary in 1975
and the American Bicentennial Celebrated in 1976

The dinnerware features fifteen 
different historical scenes, all from Colonial America.

The borders are a typical floral 
often seen on English transferware.

The cereal bowl features Betsy Ross,
the legendary seamstress credited with 
making the first American flag.

Each piece is marked on the back 
with the name of the historic scene.

This dinner plate 
features Independence Hall.

The mark on the dinner plate is much more 
refined and includes specific information about the 
original copper engraving used to produce the scene.

~ Red ~ White ~ Blue ~
~ Stars ~ Stripes ~

The perfect patriotic dishes!

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits
I like to buy vintage hankies and scarves to use as 
napkins and tray covers.  The added texture is unexpected.

~ F is for flag ~
It's red for love, and it's white for law, 
And it's blue for the hope that our forefathers saw 
Of a larger liberty.