Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Texas 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, my table is set for a wonderful celebration of our country's freedom. It makes me so happy to see the decorations, for I love this holiday. I couldn't wait to pull out my American flag china and start decorating. I was in Marshall's the other day and saw a display of tablecloths and my eye went to this blue and white stripe. My thoughts were maybe this is what I need to anchor the flag theme. This therefore gave a base of stripes on a flag.

This is really comical, the manufacture of my bone china is Mayfair. Where is Mayfair located, but in ye ole England. We were trying to free ourselves from this very country in the Revolutionary War. The flatware is by Cambridge Silversmiths, but I have had both the dinnerware and flatware for awhile. Each place setting begins with a red place mat and each napkins is made of different American flags. I found the brass napkin rings at my favorite antique mall for 6 for $6. The flag pinwheel at the top of each place setting is from Hobby Lobby, of course 50% off.

I have been looking for the Analee figures for several months, I have gathered them from Home Goods and Marshalls. The elves are hanging on to the candles and waving to everyone. I was excited to find the AMERICA sign and the star salt and pepper shakers at Hobby Lobby, again 50% off. The three white cake stands,used for elevating, are a trio of graduated sizes from Mikasa.

On the left side of the table, you can see a close-up of the cute girl mouse carrying her flag and in a flag dress by Analee. I also bought the 2 darling patriotic metal buckets and flowers at Michaels.

On the right side of the table are the three mice holding the banner flag by Analee. The middle mouse is dressed as Uncle Sam. Their sister mouse is carrying patriot streamers.



My centerpiece is of red, white and blue carnations, again from Dollar Tree. The colorful flags and stars are via the Hobby Lobby sale. The dome shape of the flowers is to symbolize the dome of our Capital in Washington. LOL.


The chandler is decorated with flag ribbons, which are holding the patriotic color sequin stars. Dangling from the center ring is the large elf with an out stretched hand waving his red star looking like a circus act. I think he is trying to ring the bells hanging from the star.


This is a close-up of the wrought iron plant holder in the dining room. The other Analee twin elf is holding a red star and waving it for attention. He is surrounded by red, white, and blue carnations; a wooden flag star garland, and flag pinwheels in the greenery planters.


My teapot of the American flags is special to me, but sadly the designer, Paul Cardew, is out of business. I do like many of his teapot designs and he has been successful for many years. My family is looking forward to a Texas size celebration and hope your family has a safe and Happy 4th of July, too.

38 comments:

ceekay said...

Your patriotic table is fantastic! I just love that little teapot!

Kammy said...

Hello !
Love your Red , White and Blue !
Very pretty !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Great spread! God bless America!

Mary said...

Oh, how wonderful!!!

Melissa Marie said...

What a great looking centerpiece!!! Love the patriotic colors! :)

Kathy said...

I always want to stand up and sing "God Bless America" when I see a Patriotic tablescape...Nice job.. Very cute dishes and love the tea pot. I don't think I've ever been here before, glad to visit, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Linda said...

Wow! That's a cheerful, pretty, dynamic USA table! Linda

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I just love your table. It's so cheerful. I'd love to dine there for the 4th of July! I'll bring the potato salad! :) haha

The Tablescaper said...

Red, white and blue all the way!!!! That tea pot is adorable. I can understand why you're disapointed that he's out of business. The flatware is great. It's so fun to pull it all out. Come visit and be sure to look at 2 of my post from a few weeks ago - they're all red, white and blue - You might get a kick out of them. - The Tablescaper

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful 4th of July tablescape! I love it!
Debbie

Cathy said...

Wow!!! You have outdone yourself on this one!!! I love the patriotic theme!!! I always say go big or go home and you have definetely gone big!!!

Every little detail is so adorable!!! I love the dishes and I love that they were made in England...too funny!!!

This is a wonderful work of art!!! I love it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Michelle said...

Holy cow! This IS a Texas size celebration!! What a terrfic table! Very Festive!! Happy TT!

printersdevil said...

This was so much fun to see. I LOVE the teapot. We seem to do everything big in Texas.

Kim said...

Cute tablescape. So patriotic! I love red, white & blue this time of year.

Really Rainey said...

Fantastic tablescape! Everything just say's WOW! Lots to look at too!
Have a good rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You have created such a wondfully patriotic and festive table. I love how the dasies look like little fireworks. Clever idea! I love how you accented the chandelier with the decorations! Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Barbara said...

Hello Fellow Texan, What a great tablescape for the 4th of July. I am happy to find you, please come and visit me.

Happy TT.

Barbara

Dana and Daisy said...

HOw ironic that your china is from England! Looking forward to a patriotic theme of my own, hmm, I guess mine will be in two weeks! (I am never ahead of the holidays!)

Brenda said...

I do love that blue and white table cloth. Just my colors! You're all set up for the festivities now!
Brenda

Jean said...

I love your tablescape, especially the little analees. Your chandelier is wonderful too. Everything is perfect for the 4th.
Have a wonderful day.
Jean in Virginia

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just awesome my friend...loved it all..thanks for sharing this...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just lovely and so festive!

Barb

Janie's World said...

Wow, you've got a great collection of red,white and blue! Everything looks very patriotic. I love the little pinwheels in the pots. Very cute idea.

Kim said...

I love your red, white, and blue. Thanks for sharing!

honeysuckle said...

I think we were thinking along the same lines as I also did my post today all red, white and blue. It is such a great day to celebrate and fun colors to work with. Your plates are perfect! Come visit:)

Barbara said...

What a fantastic tablescape. Very patriotic.

niartist said...

Well well well, tying in that chandelier with the ribbons is what did it for me. Great job! Love this table, love the entusiastic patriotism ... it's A+++! Makes me miss Texas.

Mary said...

Very nice!

Kathleen said...

What a great table...and so many Americana pieces..the plates and silverware..wow!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love the whimsy in your tables. What fun. I'm so glad to see all your recent posts they are great and so is pretty Shelby. So that's what a Blue Bonnet looks like. Very nice and lovely to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Carrie said...

Great job...your table is really festive and colorful. I also did a fourth of July setting for my post.

Liz said...

I love what you did with your chandy! Great idea! Cute table.

~Liz

Laura said...

Your decorations look amazing. Everything is so festive and patriotic.
I enjoyed visiting,

Laura

PAT said...

This is wonderful!!! Happy 4th of July!

Tammy518 said...

What a beautiful table, and your chandy is even dressed up too! Love the explosion of color.

Have a great 4th!

Sue said...

You saved the best for last...that adorable tea pot...Have a wonderful big Texas 4th!!

Joyce said...

Such a cute table and I love the Tea pot and I am also sad they are not longer in business. I have a few of those pots in my collection but not the one you display. Happy 4th of July.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What fun it would be to sit at your table for the 4th! Thanks for visiting me! Happy 4th!