Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Old Glory

Happy Memorial Day y'all!! I know it is a few days past, but I can never get enough red, white and blue! I lose my marbles for anything patriotic... as you might notice in this week's tablescape. ;) This week I dedicate my tablescape to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom... the fallen warriors of our military...








I started with an old distressed table decorated with flag buntings.


And used Warren Kimble place mats to start my setting...


...followed by the Warren Kimble plate set.


The plates I used are "Colonial" (a Warren Kimble design by Sakura).
I love how the design matches up on both plates. :)


I found this delightful patriotic silverware set that matched my Warren Kimble plates.

Align CenterI used simple red napkins with Americana napkin holders.
Each holder has a different historical American flag.

And a matching mug for your "pie and coffee".


For the centerpiece, I filled a milk jug jar with red hots, tied a patriotic ribbon around the top and stuck in a few flags.
I just love this milk jar... it has a cow with the saying: "Milk so fresh, the cow doesn't know it's missing." Seriously? haha


Other table decoration include this "proud to be an American rooster"... a couple red star tea light holders and some patriotic cowboy boots filled with daisies.


Mr. Rooster.Cowgirl boots by Tony Lama. I actually wore these under my wedding dress...They are my favorite! :)

And a stained glass, red tea light holdin' star.

And now! Time for PIE!!!
If you want the recipe for this cherry blueberry, star spangled pie click here.


Hope y'all enjoyed your Memorial Day... and my "Old Glory" Tablescape! For more delightful tablescapes... visit Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.



35 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Melissa...I LOVE this! Those are about the neatest plates I've ever seen! The boots are totally awesome!!! Darling napkin rings! I LOVE everything about this tablescape! You rock!
Happy TT!

Cindy said...

This is so awesome! I love the boots and the plates are just super! Love your blog too, love the red. come by for a visit. Cindy

Patty said...

Wow, I love those plates! I love the boots and rustic tabletop with the skirt around it. Is the jar holding the flags full or red marbles...? It looks like it's full of those fireball candies which is an awesome idea. The daisies are perfect too. Great table!

Mary said...

OMG, this is FABULOUS!!! I love everything about it, especially those boots! :)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* SHEER PERFECTION!!! Such a super-charming, warm and sincere tribute to America's finest!!!

Best,
Linda in AZ *

Martha said...

A great tablescape -- love your attention to detail with the lining up of the flags -- that was a great touch.

Now you're also ready for the 4th of July!

Dream Mom said...

Love the table and the flag buntings. While the plates and silverware could have been a little over the top on a regular table, it was absolutely perfect with your table on the porch. I loved the red boots and entire tablescape. Looks like it should be in a magazine!

Sonia said...

Melissa! You have outdone yourself with this theme....So cute and patriotic! You got the gift girl! What an inspiring tablescape. Just beautiful! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Melissa,
this is absolutly STUNNING!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those plates and that rooster and boots are perfect.
Your photography is great.

Stacey said...

Absolutely perfection!

Janie's World said...

Your tablescape is all that is mentioned above, stunning, patriotic, beautiful,perfection, fabulous... I love the cowgirl boots on the table and the fact that you wore them at your wedding! The bunting around the edges of the table is a fabulous touch. The dishes and style of the table is amazing!!!

BTW - My husband and I both went to Cal State Fullerton.

Southerncook said...

Adorable table setting and so in keeping with this past weekends holiday.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I love this! It looks like it should be in a magazine!

Barbara said...

I love the red white and blue table. Very patriotic!

Swampgirl said...

I'm going to put this idea away in my inspiration file. If I start collecting things now maybe I can re-create this theme when our son-in-law returns from Afghanistan in October! Thanks!

KD said...

This is just fantastic! Love your blog and love you table!

Katy said...

Absolutely adorable tablescape! Love all the RW&B ... especially the boots! They're adorable! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

Shelia said...

Oh what wonderfulness you've created! I love your patriotic table! Those dishes and the place mats are fabulous! Love the boots as your centerpiece! Oh, everything is simply charming! Great job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ButterYum said...

Where in the world did you find those cute napkin holders? So cute!!!

Lindsay said...

This is great, very festive! Love the milk jug!

jessica said...

this turned out really cute!! :) love it!

ceekay said...

Your patriotic dishes are fantastic! Love the table and the bunting! Wonderful!

Mary said...

You have a really great sense of style, I love everything about your table, great job! :O) Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage

Candy said...

A perfect table to represent our country. Done up just right. Great job! Never to late to honor.

Enjoyed,
Candy

The Country Nest said...

Great table setting, I love the red,white & blue theme. It is great because it is like no other that I have seen! Looks like a party. You did a wonderful job..love the boots.
Donna

Kim said...

I just absolutely love this! The plates, everything are great! I love all things patriotic. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

redsoxmom said...

Hands down, my favorite table this week. I hope to see more of your tables in the future--you are good at this. I love every single touch on this table. The bunting on the table was genius. Love it, love it! You gave me some great ideas for my husband's military promotion party, too!

Hugs,
Linda

Cynthia said...

Love the boots! Your table is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

A Touch of Country said...

How patriotic and fun! Love them cowboy boots!

ellen b said...

Your table is fabulous!! You really have collected some great red white and blue and put it together in such a lovely way! I like it!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

What a great job! The boots are perfect and the flags to create a table cloth is just ingenious! I love the centerpiece with the flags too! Everything is lovely!

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow....your tablescape is awesome. You'll be able to use it for Flag Day and July 4th! You should sent your pic of your TL boots to the folks over at Tony Lama. I betcha seeing a pair as daisy holders will be a first. I'm quite partial to flag decor, my birthday is 6/14 - Flag Day and they always had a Flag Day parade in the the little village I grew up in....I always felt so special.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's all just great! Love the (wedding!) boots, and the flag napkins rings! I've never seen a "flag rooster" - so cute!

Katherine

LdyDy said...

I just loved your tablescape! Every detail is perfect. It's neat how your plates line up just right. The rooster, boots, napkin rings...well all I can say is I totally enjoyed taking it all in! Hugs!

Kathy said...

Melissa...You didn't miss a detail! What a patriotic and colorful Tablescape. I love that you wore the boots under your Wedding Dress!!!
Even the recipe for the pie included,excellently done. Thanks for visiting, xoxo~Kathy~ Sweet Up-North Mornings

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