Saturday, June 24, 2017

Set Your Table with Flair--An Upscale Independence Day

Hello bloggy pals and beyond!

How do you celebrate our great nation's independence?  Do you like down-home country casualness, chock full of traditional fare such as BBQ, baked beans, and the like?

Usually at my home, we celebrate in a very casual way.  This year however, I thought, why not go with a more upscale setting which is aesthetically appealing without being too fussy?

Of course, no 4th of July tablescape would be complete without the tradition of red, white, and blue.  To heighten this year's setting, I chose to use a mix of patterns, including some of my favorite red transferware.  Mixing the patterns adds a little whimsy to the setting while not depleting the sophistication classic transferware brings.  I adore these little striped navy and white plates!

A mixture of glassware in blue, clear, and red....

blue and red candles in patriotic silver bugles of varying heights,

pair perfectly with an upscale tureen filled with casual bougainvillea clipped fresh from the garden.

Here is another look.


I added a combination of napkins in red, white, and blue adorned with a small bit of ribbon, and silver flatware completes the setting.

I hope you are enjoying the summer and Happy Independence Day!  Until next we meet...

The Details:

Plate Stack:
Navy chargers, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Red transferware, Stadffordshire Engravings, 17th Century; local antique
Simple white plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection/HomeGoods
Ruby glass plates, Antique
Navy and white striped saucers, Kate Spade New York "Charlotte Street" for Lennox/HomeGoods

White topper, generic, local antique
Red and blue linen napkins, generic, HomeGoods
White crochet tea napkins, Boutross Fine Linens, Horchow/Neiman Marcus

Stemware and Flatware:
Crystal goblets, Godinger Dublin Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Blue flutes, generic
Ruby glass teacups, local antique
Silver flatware, Wallace Silversmiths Antique Baroque Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus

Remaining Accoutrement:

Tureen, Spode Blue Italian, HomeGoods
Bugle candleholders, Joann Stores, found at a local thrift

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  1. Beautifully done! I love the upscale look and the special details like the ensemble of red, white and blue napkins! Love the silver horn candle holders!

  2. Beautiful tablescape. I am a big fan of transferware too and your blue Spode tureen is smashing!

  3. PP, how pretty! Love the blue and white tureen filled with the red flowers. And the striped plates. Oh, it's all lovely!

  4. What an elegant table setting! The vintage and contemporary pieces blended together beautifully.

  5. What a gorgeous table!! I adore transferware and how perfect it looks with your other pieces. The soup tureen as the centerpiece is perfect!

  6. What a gorgeous setting and the tureen is gorgeous!

  7. What an elegant table to celebrate our nation's independence. I love transferware and the plate stack is stunning! Happy 4th!

  8. Beautiful! It's such fun to see an elegant table for the 4th, just gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. You sure did this patriotic table with lots of style... it is beautiful!
    So nice to see you back pretty girl.
    Enjoy your 4th. of July weekend preciosa.

  11. Gorgeous setting! Love the addition of the transferware. So glad to have you back sharing with SYC.

  12. I love how you mix old and new things to create something unique and beautiful. In a world that pretty much uses paper plates and plastic cups, I love seeing your REAL table settings!! Keep up the good work. I'm learning so much.

  13. Pinned! I hope you have signed up for the tablescape challenge. Hugs

  14. I love all the gorgeous colors!