Wednesday, June 25, 2014

AN AMERICANA TABLE WITHOUT RED?

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Why is that yellow in an Americana tablescape, and where is the red?

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You might also ask why there are Myott Finlandia salad plates (found at an antique mall) on an Americana table.

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The Myott plates are the only thing I had that I thought looked okay with the blue and yellow Churchill American Heritage, Millennium Collection plates (purchased at an estate sale) under the salad plates.  These plates were used for crackers to accompany our salads.  I removed them with the salad plates when we were ready to serve the main course.

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Even though there is no red on them, I wanted to use these blue and yellow plates because the borders of these plates depict icons of Americana.

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The main course was served on these Wedgwood, The Federal City, plates (from an estate sale).

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Each of these plates are centered with a different scene from Washington, D.C.

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A white metal charger (estate sale) is under the blue glass charger (kitchen outlet store).

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Cobalt blue stems were purchased at an antique store about five years ago, and the pewter stems, that we used for wine, belonged to my mother.

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Although it is stainless, our everyday wedding flatware selection reminds me of pewter, and when I think of Americana, I think of pewter.

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I also used pewter salt and pepper shakers (estate sale).

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The centerpiece is the Statute of Liberty ($7.00 at an estate auction). Her torch light runs on a battery. I thought the Crepe Myrtle stems suggested a cherry blossom tree. (Work with me here – you may have to stretch your imagination.)

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The cherry blossom tree Crepe Myrtle stems are in one of my grandmother’s gold etched stars and stripes tumblers.

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Oops!  If you inspect the table very closely, you will find a little bit of red.

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Hooray for the yellow, white, and blue (with a tiny touch of red).  I’m so glad you stopped by to celebrate America with me. laurie

This post is partying at  Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

14 comments:

Ginger said...

It turned out real pretty, even without the red. I love the statue of liberty, also the blue lacey plate.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love it- especially Lady Liberty! Those Wedgewood Federal City plates are awesome. The blue charger looks really pretty on top of the white lace charger!

Tricia said...

Blue and yellow is always a favorite color combo for me! The Americana plates are gorgeous -- I see why they came home with you!

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

Yellow, blue, and white is one of my favorite color schemes, and I love all of the history you incorporated into your table. Great job!
Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Kim Hood said...

It is gorgeous! I love yellow and blue, and your plates make the Americana connection beautifully. Thanks for sharing your lovely mixture. :-)
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Curtains in My Tree said...


beautiful and fun table.I love the statue of liberty with her light on

ellen b. said...

Love this color combination, Laurie!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Simply stunning Laurie. I have always loved the mix of blue with yellow. Gorgeous combo and you know I love the black and white plates.
Love the statue with the light on. What a wonderful piece.
Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Jennie Schumann said...

The Federal City plates are fabulous; I have never seen them before and I've seen a lot of plates! I wasn't in the mood for red, white and blue this week either, but I think I'm going to break down next week. Great post!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Love this creative table, and you have certainly proven that America does not have to be all red, white, and blue. Score!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Super cute! Love the blue charger over the white one-great tip!

Susie Holler said...

This table works for me especially the patriotic plates. I have crepe myrtle growing to where I pretend its lilacs you pretend they are cherry blossoms.Susie

thepaintedapron.com said...

This table says Americana to me Laurie, even though you used some Finlanda plates! It all looks very politically correct! Yellow and blue reminds me of summer in the USA and your table is totally charming~
Jenna

Debbie said...

Well, considering the fact that we are tying yellow ribbons around this place, I will say THREE CHEERS for the YELLOW, white, and blue on this table!

It all looks just wonderful and gives me the table setting urge.