Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage Memorial Day Tablescape

I thought vintage wares would make a nice tablescape for any Memorial Day gathering.
Mixing red and white transferware with blue and white instantly gives you the red, white, and blue theme.
Instead of a flower I put a flag in my vintage bottle for a moveable centerpiece.
Vintage souvenirs from a vacation taken years ago make the perfect mug to drink with.
  Berries in season now for our summer tables. 
Pink transferware by Johnson Brothers pattern Old Britain Castles.
Blue transferware by Johnson Brothers pattern Coaching Scenes.
Mugs by Wilton Armetale.
Vintage bottle junking find.
Vintage basket from flea market.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
I will link this to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at her site Between Naps on the Porch.
I will also add this to Vintage Summer Monday at Alabaster Rose Designs.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just perfect, love your plates, Happy Memorial Day!

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous picnic setting! Love the red and blue transferware layered as you've done! SO appealing with the blue-checked linens.

Donna said...

This is so pretty! The basket is awesome!


Beth said...

That really looks pretty! I like how you mixed the red and blue transferware! I love transferware and love how you used it so creatively.

Sailing Simply said...

This is super cute! I love your whole combination of items. The blue and red china...perfect! The baskets, pewter steins, checked tablecloth and napkins really pull it all together, I even love the old bottle w/a flag ...looks just like a magazine shoot! It's fantastic!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is so wonderful -- I love transferware! I'm thinking I need to find some blue before July 4th because I truly love this look -- thanks for this inspiration!

Pat Harris said...

What a pretty table. Love the plates!! Can I come for the holiday??? lol

Mimi said...

I love your red, white and blue table! I hadn't thought of putting flags in a bottle...gonna steal your idea.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the layered transferware and the whole vintage look! Joni

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

My everyday dishes are Johnson Bros Red and Blue Old English Castles transferware! I love mixing and matching them. I just bought some different plates that coordinate with them. Come visit!

Beach Vintage said...

I love the flag in the vintage bottle. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage.

The Tablescaper said...

Love those plates. There is nothing like transferware.

- The Tablescaper

Dining Delight said...

There's something about all the items you've chosen that does take one back in time and gives you a feeling of "history" and what Memorial Day is represents. I especially like the colours of the transferware together sitting in the basket like that. Wonderful!


Scribbler said...

This is so pretty! Love it!


Miss Merry said...

Your transferware is wonderful as a patriotic setting. So pretty!

Johanna said...

What a thoughtful idea to use historic things for such a day. It looks all great.
Greetings and Happy Memorial Day, Johanna

once in a blue moon... said...

love it!

Katy Noelle said...

I LOVE this red, white and blue table! Thanks for your really kind comment! Do you know, I thought of you as my hands closed around the Johnson Bros. They were what I needed to go with the ticking but I still had your last pretty table in my mind. =]

Love, Katy Noelle

Sarah said...

Your vintage red, white, and blue makes a perfect patriotic statement for the holiday weekend. I hope you and your family are enjoying the weekend. Thanks for stopping by HFTS to visit. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Hope to see you again. ~ Sarah

Barbara said...

This combination is just terrific together. I love the vintage charm of it all.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I have the same basket! I use it in the gargen when im deheading. But the plates and the way you displayed everything is beautiful. Have a great Memorial Day....

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sherry,
Your setting is so beautiful!! I love the red and blue transferware together, it is so festive and Summery. Thank you so much for joining my party today, I really appreciate it!
Have a lovely week.

Ann said...

Hi Sherry~What a pretty Memorial Day table setting.:) I'm so glad that summer is here!
I hope you have a wonderful week.
The Tattered Tassel


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