Why is that yellow in an Americana tablescape, and where is the red?
You might also ask why there are Myott Finlandia salad plates (found at an antique mall) on an Americana table.
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.
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.
The main course was served on these Wedgwood, The Federal City, plates (from an estate sale).
Each of these plates are centered with a different scene from Washington, D.C.
A white metal charger (estate sale) is under the blue glass charger (kitchen outlet store).
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.
Although it is stainless, our everyday wedding flatware selection reminds me of pewter, and when I think of Americana, I think of pewter.
I also used pewter salt and pepper shakers (estate sale).
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.)
cherry blossom tree Crepe Myrtle stems are in one of my grandmother’s gold etched stars and stripes tumblers.
Oops! If you inspect the table very closely, you will find a little bit of red.
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