Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elegance on the 4th of July

Elegance is the theme of this 4th of July. 
If you could sit down with any President at this table who would it be?
Uncle Sam leads the parade waving the flag
as he rides on his penny-farthing,
or bone-shaker if you prefer. 
Sam welcomes you to celebrate
the 4th wearing the red, white, and blue
of the stars and stripes.
The red, white, and blue with a touch of gold encourages you to sit and partake in this special and festive date that gave us the freedom from the crown of the British Empire. This freedom will continue for our nation forever.
 This quilted red placemat is where
your place setting begins.
The addition of the scalloped golden place-plate adds a touch of glamor.
Royal Doulton's "Harlow"  found in a quaint Shoppe was immediately seen as the center of this July 4th tablescape.
This close-up shows the bright true white found only in bone china, and the flag blue makes the golden touch just pop.
The Le Stelle red and blue cut crystal represent the fireworks seen in the sky across the USA.
While the Boston Tea Party showed our feeling about taxes and the King, the taste of a good tea have always set well on the taste buds of our patriots. 
This teapot with its gold, blue and white came from England called "Rita". To serve us the best of the tea flavor.
As you peer onto this cup, image your favorite President from US history sipping tea next to you discussing the freedoms we all share.
A pot of tea symbolizes the friendship that all of us can share with the entire world if they will just try a taste of the USA.
Hope everyone has a great, fun and safe July 4th.
Remember the troops
safeguard our freedoms every day.

 I will be posting this on the following tea blogs;

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
A Stroll Thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps on the Porch,
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!


Beth L. said...

What an absolutely beautiful table setting. Red White and Blue. Perfect for the occasion, perfect together!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

This is such an elegant table. I love the teapot and your place settings. The red placemat with the gold charger is really a wonderful touch. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Happy 4th of July!


Ruth Weston said...

Gorgeous! I love the colored glassware. Your teapot is gorgeous and your Uncle Sam so cute! A table to cheer over! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Oh my, so pretty and so much to look at. All your table setting are so pretty. Love how you started with a "quilted" place-mat. And then everything else you have added truly sets such a wonderful table.

Karen said...

So beautiful! I love that teapot! Absolutely perfect for July 4th! You always have a spectacular table setting! Happy July 4th! Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful! I love the elegant blue rim on your china, and that teapot is gorgeous. The etched crystal glasses are the perfect touch! and Uncle Sam adds a delightful bit of whimsy!


Beautiful dishes and your table is so much fun and elegant too! I love the uncle Sam in the bycicle, just too cute!
I have a giveaway, come visit!
Happy 4th. of July week!

Betty Young said...

Wow! Your tablescape celebrating the 4th of July is amazing. I love Red, White and Blue. Thanks for sharing. Joyously,
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Bernideen said...

How about Ronald Reagan - would love to meet him! I can just see him sitting at our table and Nancy would love it!

kitty said...

Oh goodness, Pam, your patriotic tea is exquisite! I'd love to sit at your pretty table and feel special. Happy 4th to you!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Lovely patriotic teatime!
Join me for a July 1st Canada Day Tea as well for some N of the border patriotism =)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a fun, and colourful post to celebrate your 4th of July. Today we have our July 1 Canada Day celebrations but Canadians don't decorate much like our friends to the south do.

Martha's Favorites said...

This is the best table for the 4th of July. Everything is so cute. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings, Martha

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful patriotic tea! I love how you decorated the table and the wonderful way you described the tea! Thank you for sharing! Happy 4th to you!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous table! The teapot is terrific and the setting lovely with the reds, crisp whites, and blues. The red and blue glasses were the perfect touch--as you said, fireworks lighting up the table as the light shines off of them and all the lovely golds on the table. Happy 4th of July!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is very patriotic, beautiful and elegant! Pretty china and stemware. What a pretty table to enjoy for the 4th!

xinex said...

Wow! This patriotic table is really elegant. The glass and china pieces are so pretty...Christine