I had made the tablecloth earlier this week and added the vintage flag garland along with the fern and flag holders.
This morning I started pulling out dishes to see where the items that were in place were going to take me. I think I'm on a journey somewhere along the colonial times with dashes of poetic license as some of this certainly wouldn't have been present, so here is my taken on the 4th. of July 2011. Since all of my pewter charters, mugs, plates, etc. were sold many years ago I decided to use silver to give the table just a touch of elegance with it's otherwise humble setting. All the transferware has been gifted to me by my friend Sheila, I'm still working on finding more pieces to add to the collection.
I combined a red and white napkin in hopes that it might resemble a firecracker . They are just balanced on the back of each chair.
I mixed both round and oval plates and silver platters for my place settings.
Pistol grip flatware was used to compliment the colonial thoughts that were rolling around in my ADD head.
I had picked up these crystal goblets at a local antique store a few weeks back and I like the look of them with the transfer ware.
Some fresh strawberries were added to the table along with berry bowls.
This sketch is from Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I love visiting there and touring all the gardens. Strawberry Banke Museum
God Bless America