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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Patriotic Challenge

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma who have lost so much this week. 



Kathleen's challenge for a patriotic table really was a challenge for me. I don't have much in the way of patriotic dishes or centerpieces.

I started with a red and white polka dotted runner and matching napkins. I used simple white napkin rings. I used two napkins as a runner on the short side of the table.



I chose a white Gibson Regalia dinner plate as a charger. To the Regalia I added a Staffordshire Blue Liberty dinner plate and on top of that is a red/white checked salad plate.





The glassware is are my favorite Artland Iris in cobalt.



The flatware is Rogers 1847 Plain and Oneida Forever, circa 1939.



The centerpiece is a pedestal plate with apples, a red, white and blue rooster and a little container paint to look like a flag. I forgot to buy some red and white flowers to put in it...the only thing I have in the yard are dark pink roses and lots of iris, neither of which would have been suitable.





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Table runner and napkins-Savers
Cobalt glassware-Savers
White dinner plate-Savers
Blue transferware dinner plate-1975 grocery store in Vermont
Red and white salad plate-TJMaxx
Silverplated flatware-Savers and/or Goodwill
White pedestal plate-TJMaxx
Apples-ARC Thrift Store
Flag tin-Savers
Rooster-Savers

I will be joining:

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Whatever Wednesday Linky Party/Holly's Stamping Addiction
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Festive Friday Fiesta/The Home Girl
Seasonal Sunday/The Tablescaper

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you mean you don't have anything patriotic?.....you couldn't get a table much more patriotic than the beautiful one you've created here! Love it....
Jude

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tablescape and it is patriotic. love, bbb

Anonymous said...

Love patriotic red, white, and blue. The red is just the right shade....vivid. Great job of showing your support.
Love,
Delma

Pat@BPM said...

Wonderful patriotic table for Memorial Day, Marigene!

Sarah said...

Lovely patriotic table. This looks perfect for the occasion of Memorial Day. Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

Marsha said...

Gorgeous! I actually like the red, white & blue without stars and stripes - it so much more interesting and fun looking.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A great tablescape! Love the centerpiece! who needs flowers!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Great idea to use two napkins to look like another runner! I love the chicken [rooster?] too, that just says America to me with all that red white and blue! so cute!
Jenna

kitty said...

I love your polka dot and your different patterned dishes, Marigene. The checkered salad plates look so pretty on the floral blue ones. I love those cobalt goblets. Great job on the challenge.

Rettabug said...

Marigene, I think your "cross" shaped table runner & mats make the PERFECT statement for this memorable tribute to the fallen soldiers.

I ADORE your Cobalt "Iris" stemware..no wonder it is a favorite. I totally forgot all about my blue glasses. DUH??

Guess I'll have to make a note to use them for the 4th of July. Thanks for the reminder.

Hope you have a safe & touching Memorial Day.

fondly,
Rett

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You did a great job of creating a patriotic table. It's surprising what a person can come up with!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is perfect, Marigene! Sometimes we have to be pushed a little to find what we've had all along (sort of like The Wizard Of Oz!!). I love all of your plates and the glasses are wonderful! I love how you used the apples as the centerpiece...very clever!

XO,
Jane

Tea in Texas said...

Beautiful red, white, and blue tablescape! Your lovely red runner with white polkadots is a great background. I love your blue transferware dinner plate plus the red and white check salad. Hope you have a great Memorial Day!

Pam

Marlis said...

Marigene.. this is a wonderful tribute. I love the runner and napkins and your gorgeous dishes. The apples are a great touch. Absolutely wonderful. Have a blessed and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

Love the red plaid!

- The Tablescaper

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

It's so cheerful Marigene, with the red dotted runners...and the Liberty plates are perfect for the holiday...I might have used them without the cute checkerboard plates just because they seem so patriotic to me. And your cobalt goblets are gorgeous. For not 'having anything' I think you created something quite stunning.
Blessings...

Dianne said...

Well Marigene, for not having anything patriotic, you certainly did a fantastic table! I am in LOVE with the polka dot runner and I want one too. Your rooster is strutting his stuff and is so Americana! Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with Dianne up above me! If you don't have very much, then what's up with this???!?!?!?!? This is outstanding! Way to think outside the box, girlfriend!!!!!!!!!! You have GOT to know by now that this is the sort of thing that gets my engines revved! I love it when someone takes the "norm" and turns it into something that really piques one's interest and puts creativity into overdrive!!! I love the dishes, the apples (like Mom's apple pie...how much more American that THAT can you get??!??!), and the fact that you made it all look effortless. Get down with your bad self, Marigene!!!

I hope you guys have a great holiday weekend. Ramon and I are going to hang with my folks on Sunday for a bit, and then probably grill a little something-something on Monday. Meds be damned....I'm having a margarita this weekend!!! :-) Take care!!!

Mary said...

Love your polka dots, checks and your Blue Liberty plates Marigene! What a wonderful red, white, and blue celebratory table! Love your Artland blue goblets too! Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You did a fine job putting together the patriotic table! Have a good weekend.

Debbie said...

this is totally different, and I love it! The polka dot runners and napkins are my favorite part. They have a country whimsy to them. My second favorite part is the red checked dishes. The whole thing is just "patriotically" perfect.

Sue McGrane said...

That is a great table, very patriotic!!!!

Sue

Cathy said...

I think you desire an A+. You did a great job.

Cathy Cupboard Calamity <;)

Diane said...

Marigene, you had me at the polka dot linens!! I think your table is perfect for a patriotic holiday. Your plates are wonderful, especially, the Liberty ones. Hope you have a great Memorial Day.

Kathe said...

You had me with the polka dots, checks and transferware Marigene! Your table is very patriotic and I just love it! I need to check out Savers more and which ARC do you shop at??

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You did a beautiful job putting together a patriotic table, Marigene! Beautiful combination and I love the check salad plates.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

For not having much patriotic, you certainly created a beautiful table. I love red, white and blue in the summer. I don't have anything either and I'm feeling very disappointed that I don't after seeing all the pretty things in Blogland this week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the clever use of napkins in this tablescape! Great red, white and blue for Memorial Day! Thanks for sharing with Diann and I at TTF!

Linda

20 North Ora said...

I think you did an awesome job on your patriotic tablescape. Really pretty.

Judy

Entertaining Women said...

For someone who doesn't have a lot of patriotic elements, you came up with a fantastic Memorial Day table. I adore the runners! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You met the challenge beautifully! This is a delightful setting. Have a great holiday weekend!

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Festive Patriotic tablescape, dear friend!!!
Love the mix of polka dots, floral, check paired together with the white!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Fondly,
Pat

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the red runners and the great looking plates! Your table isa so incredibly Patriotic, than mine is not! Of course I tried with the RW&B. Big hugs,
FABBY

Sue said...

Love the Blue Liberty plates!

Kathleen said...

So pretty, Marigene! I love that polka dot runner and napkin. You did great even though you say you don't have much in patriotic colors. I salute you!

Holly said...

Marigene - You did such a fantastic job on the patriotic tablescape! I love the polka dots and how you mixed and matched the red, white, and blue. God bless our men and women in uniform. Hugs, Holly

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Oh my gosh those polka dots are super cute! And the plate with the church actually made me say "wow". I love anything toile or with a toile-look. I'm late in catching up on blogs I follow, been so busy helping hubby build his shed, so I'm just seeing your Mem. Day table. Really great! Take care

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

You did a great job!! I thought the same thing when I started tablescaping. Of course I've been adding stuff but the dishes are my Fiesta. The new color, Lapis, should be out soon and it will make for a better blue for a patriotic table.

Desiree Fisher said...

Thanks so for stopping by my blog, I really love this red whit and blue tables cape.

Desiree @ Yourcraftyfriend