Monday, June 14, 2021

Flag Day Tablescape

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Happy Flag Day, everybody! Celebrated annually on June 14th, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States that took place on June 14, 1777. Generally, I am not a celebrator of Flag Day, but I was feeling in a red, white, and blue mood and figured, why not?

 As you can see from this place setting, you don’t have to have​​ specialty dishes in order to make a patriotic statement. I just created a red, white, and blue plate stack, and placed it on top of patriotic fabric that I had rescued from my parents’ house.

 My mother was the one who celebrated the summer holidays, always going to a lot of trouble. She would set up individual tables in the backyard and made tablecloths with matching napkins for each. In order to keep the tablecloth in place, she would top it with a glass hurricane filled with a pillar candle matching her table setting. It was always festive and fun. I managed to retrieve a number of patriotic theme fabrics, so you’ll be seeing another come Fourth of July.

Every time I get out these white-washed chargers that I purchased from Pier One prior to their physical demise, I wish I would have purchased more; these work with everything! The red plate on top with a nubby edge is from Pier One as well. The blue plate on top of it was part of a set that I bought 30 years ago, when I was in my blue phase. I got tired of them, and gave them to my number two son. He and his wife used them for years, and then they got tired of them, and gave them back to me. After all that time, I was delighted!

 The heart-shaped casserole with the lid is perfect for one serving, and surprisingly versatile. The bamboo cutlery, purchased years ago, is festive and fun. The white cups and saucers are an Amazon purchase; the stemware is from Avon’s “Cape Cod” collection.

 I hope the weather is beautiful where you are, and that you are flying your flag high.


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Linda said...

Thanks for the Flag Day reminder. Your table is beautiful. I particularly love that fabric - it looks like ticking with flags on it. I've not seen anything like that. The nubby chargers are excellent. Had to laugh at you and your son trading those plates back and forth. I've always thought that Cape Cod collection so pretty. My MIL had a big collection since her sister sold Avon.

You have no idea how much I've thought of you lately as I decorate our "new" consignment shop dining room table. I've taken my time picking out chargers and plates, always with "what would Pattie do" in my thoughts!

Angie's Recipes said...

Your table setup is beautiful. Is heartshaped bowl for soups? Really adorable!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Angie, it’s oven safe, so works with soup, stew, and casseroles, as well as anything cool.

Alycia Nichols said...

So the blue dishes came full circle? That’s wild! It’s like getting something as a bonus!

I’m glad you said where the fabric came from because I was going to run out and try to find it. If it came from your folks’ house I’m sure there little chance of that. It’s SLICK!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss Pier 1, too. Why they closed their physical stores is absolutely beyond me. I alone gave them enough business to see a sizable annual profit!😆 Speaking of things going full circle and store leaving…I noticed a few days ago that a (much smaller scale) Charming Charlie store is now in our local mall. What!?!?!?!!? Coming back for a 2nd bite of the apple, I guess.😏

Have a great week!!!!!!!!! said...

Happy Flag Day Pattie! Love your red white and blue!