Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage 4th of July Tablescape

Home spun and vintage is my 4th of July tablescape.  I started with an old Log Cabin patterned quilt for a tablecloth.  
I then layered the mix and match pink and blue transferware over pewter plates as chargers.
Pewter, Wilton Armetale pattern Plough.
Dinner plate shown below.
Salad plate by Johnson Brothers pattern Coaching Scenes.
This plate is 17th Century England Ironstone pattern Red River.
Dinner plate by Johnson Brothers pattern Coaching Scenes.
Salad plate Johnson Brothers pattern British Castles.
Dinner plate by Johnson Brothers pattern Coaching Scenes.
Salad plate unmarked.
 Vintage pewter mugs from our bicentennial year; 1976, and our national parks, give each place setting it's unique look.
For the centerpiece I have used a giant Ball canning jar purchased a few years ago at Cracker Barrel.
I also have some vintage postcards scattered around.  A primitive eagle carving, vintage bottles with flags , and a small Uncle Sam to complete the look.  

A vintage canning jar for a candle holder.  As the evening cools down we can carry the canning jar lanterns outside and use them to light the party there.
There is no date on the back of the postcards but they are old.  I will join Leigh for Thrifty Thursday because all of this table is from my collections, I purchased nothing. 
I will be joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at her site Between Naps on the Porch.
I will also join Leigh for Thrifty Thursday at her site Tales from Bloggeritaville.
I will also join Suzanne for Vintage Thingy Thursday at her site The Colorado Lady. 
Please click on the links and go check these great parties out.

43 comments:

Tara Beaulieu said...

This is an adorable tablescape! I love how you used subdued colors and it still looks so patriotic! I am not generally a fan of vibrant red, so this is right up my alley. I am also a fan of canning jars used as lanterns, they are so perfect for it, aren't they? Have a wonderful 4th and Happy VTT!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow! Love the quilt and transferware has really been catching my eye-love it! Happy 4th of July!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the feel of your vintage 4th of July table! The pink and blue transferware are just perfect for 4th of July. The pewterware mugs just top it off perfectly. Joni

Maureen said...

Transferware is so beautiful! Your old postcards are really cool too!

Jacqueline said...

Your blanket is just a treasure. You have such wonderful things. I see you every week and wonder where you keep it all as I get teased about my things at my house. The vintage jars with a candle are really a fun idea. I have seen those hung from trees. Thanks for sharing on Tablescape Thursday. Have a wonderful 4th.

Pam said...

I love the blue plates. And I want that eagle - he's great!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my goodness! Tell me we weren't thinking alike this week! I do love your table, your transferware and your vintage postcards too -- Happy vintage 4th from my table to yours!

Vonlipi said...

OOOHHH! I love the vintage canning jar! It is sooo beautiful. I like all things glass.

You have beutiful pewter steins as well :)

Kathy said...

Love the quilt as a tablecloth! The dishes are gorgeous! You can't beat Johnson Bros!
Happy Fourth of July!
Kathy

Coloradolady said...

Wonderful forth of July table scape! Love the quilt for a tablecloth! Have a great VTT!

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

really enjoyed your table, the eagle and mugs are great!

Barbara said...

You have so many treasures! I really like those pewter mugs. What a beautiful combination of things.

Dining Delight said...

Terrific "vintage" look to this 'scape! The pewter mugs are wonderful and have special meaning. Happy Independence Day to you!

DD

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very vintagey table setting. I really love your transfer ware dishes.. and the pewter mugs are unique too! thanks for sharing. Happy vTT

Cherie said...

Have a truly wonderful day ;-)

Anna said...

I love the look of those pewter mugs with the rest of the table, it looks great!

Johanna said...

Sharry, thank you for your visit and the nice comment. Your patriotic tablescape is so nice and thoughtfull set. What an outstanding quilt, that looks so pretty for that patriotic day. I wish you a very pleasant 4th of July.
Greetings, Johanna

Miri said...

Beautiful Table! Love the log cabin quilt and the Americana folk art touches are wonderful! Fantastic Uncle Sam!

Postcardy said...

Your tablescape looks very attractive and fun. I like the quilt and mixed color dishes.

Sailing Simply said...

Love your vintage 4th of July setting! It is adorable! Those pewter mugs are fantastic! Joining you from TT. Happy 4th!

Susanne said...

Beautiful quilt and mix of plates, but my favorite are the pewter mugs, so cool.
Happy 4th, Susanne.

craftyles said...

I love the feel of your table-with the pewter and the vinateg postcards. So pretty and patriotic. Happy Fourth!

kayellen said...

How wonderful~~I love the old vintage post cards~~I have minture cannons on my 1776 inspired tablescape:))

Happy 4th to you!!

Kay Ellen

heartfelt living said...

What an absolutly lovely table setting! Your dishes are beautiful and so many special touches!
Happy 4th,
Karen

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty quilt to use as tablecloth, beautiful vintage touchs.

Happy 4th July.
Hugs
Charo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a wonderful setting! The quilt-as-tablecloth is marvelous, and really highlights all your vintage treasures! What a neat canning jar you've used as a lantern!

Mimi said...

This is my favorite 4th of July table, to date. Love the transferware against the quilt...so welcoming. Love your primitive eagle...he is so noble taking center on your table. Have a great weekend!

Jaybird said...

Your red and white salad plate is "Memory Lane" by Royal. I collect that pattern and have a hundred or more pieces. I think it looks beautiful on your happy 4th of July table. I'll go home and tell mine that I saw some of their relatives :^)
Have a great weekend!
J

Sherry said...

Oh, thank you Jaybird for identifying that pattern!
Have a great 4th!
Sherry

Michelle said...

Beautiful and festive tablescape. The pewter mugs really caught my eye, and the log cabin you've used as a tablecloth.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the quilt as a tablecloth, and your mixture of china is perfect. What a neat Eagle. Your patriotic table looks great! laurie

Nicole said...

Would you mind if I posted a picture of your tablescape and linked to your blog? I love your beautiful 4th of July decorations!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great vintage tablescape! Love the pewter!

Wonderful job!

Katherine

Anita said...

Beautiful table!! I really love the pewter mugs and from the Bicentennial!! And I love that quilt pattern also, it is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oh, I love this!!! The quilt used as a table cloth is genius....the pewter mugs and the ironstone transferware really give the table that home-spun and colonial look--how perfect for an Independence Day table!

D said...

Very pretty vintage things. Nothing makes a beverage colder than pewter. Nice touch adding the eagle. :)
D

Deanna said...

Delightful Tablescape!!!
God bless and may you have a sparkling 4th of July,
d from HomeHaven

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a great tablescape! I love the quilt and of course your wonderful transferware. Have a great 4th.
xo, Sherry

Beth said...

Sherry, I love your tablescape! The transferware is great - just love it! I really like the eagle, the candles and the quilt too. Nice job!
Blessings, Beth

lisa said...

Very beautiful, never would have thought to combine different colors of transferware...very clever, beautiful quilt. I love your style.

Kristal said...

Oh, I'm so glad I came back over to your blog...I'll be adding myself to your following, I'm really enjoying myself! I love how you used the quilt on the table...and love that Eagle!

~♥~
Kristal

Susan said...

Your tablescape speaks of old America!! I love everything about it!!

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