Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

From your often MIA blogger, I wanted to share a little table I put together earlier in celebration of Independence Day.  

 I don't really have any Fourth of July decorations so I pulled from things I've got around the house to make a quick centerpiece.....a straw purse with a woven flag on the front which I lined with antique lace and filled with ivy, a Blue transferware plate depicting Betsy Ross sewing the American flag and an antique book called 'The Story of a Great Nation / Our Country's Achievements'.

The book was published in 1886 and contains over a thousand pages, several hundred engravings and a vast biographical portrait gallery including each President and a copy of Thomas Jefferson's handwritten Declaration of Independence.  It is a fascinating book with a Chronological table of events in American History.  

The table was set with a vintage plaid throw, red gingham napkins, blue gingham flatware,  patriotic themed blue transfer ware,  and goblets with  George Washington cameos on the front.

The red plates underneath are Spode Primrose.  They are beautiful plates that have a Kaleidoscope type of pattern on the front.   I have 8 or 12 place settings of this and they will be going in my Etsy shop soon.  

Wising Every One of YOU a Very Safe and Happy Fourth of July


  1. Nancy, Your table is lovely. I love how you were able to bring in the true meaning of the holiday. Great treasure in that book.
    Have a "Fabulous Fourth"!

  2. A very pretty table -- and very patriotic -- of course blue transferware is PERFECT for the 4th of July!

  3. Such a beautiful table; so welcoming. Have a Happy 4th of July celebration. Deb

  4. Beautiful table!! What a wonderful book!

  5. I've been missing you, hope everything is okay. I love your table, and OMG I checked your etsy shop and drooled!!! Too many pretties. Hope you have a great rest of the week.

  6. Love to see what you've been up to! You are missed! Such a creative table filled with history.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Glad to see you back! Your table is beautiful, I love the homey rustic look.
    Hope your holiday was a great one.

  8. Beautiful table! The colors and everything is just perfect!

  9. Nancy, I don't know how I missed this post. I've missed you! Hope all is good with you and your sweet family. Your table is as pretty as ever. I seem to be stuck on red, white, and blue for my summer tables. Time to move into a different mode. '-)
    ~ Sarah

  10. wow- that is a quick tablescape- awesome. love your blog, brand new here!


  11. What a beautiful and festive table, Nancy! And I love your centerpiece. That book is such a treasure. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and have been well.

    1. Nancy I miss your blog post
      however love looking through your older posts
      I seen at Common Ground you had a giveaway

      just wanted you to know


  12. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

  13. Love your plates, Nancy. Pretty tablescape!

    Linking from Common Ground,
    Ricki Jill


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