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Monday, June 11, 2012

Red, Cream, and Blue

I just love a red/white/blue table this time of year.  Not only do we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July right in a row, but the blue hydrangeas are just begging to be featured on a dinner table.

This table is colorful but super placecards, napkin rings, or even salad forks.  It's just right for a simple, rustic supper with friends.  I'm suggesting it for Flag Day, June 14th.  

Here's the placesetting.  The tablecloth and napkins are from a lovely little shop in Woodstock that has unfortunately closed.  The background is not white, but a really pretty cream.  I had heavy Belgian linen pillows with these same stripes, but I left them outside on the garden chairs and not only did they get moldy, they faded terribly in just a few days.  That was a huge disappointment.  They went in the trash.

The charger is bleached wood and came from World Market this spring.  The red plate is from Ballard's, the cream one is from Target, and the blue bowl has no marking and is so old that I have no idea where I got it.

This flatware is the same story...real old...can't remember.  Probably K-Mart or something.

And these glasses are also too old to remember.  

The centerpiece is one of three that I had left from a reception at church.

Just hydrangeas and hosta leaves in this cream footed pot.  I had about 14 of these from our older daughter's wedding.  I'm sure glad that I bought them and gave them to the florist, as I have used them over and over and over.

Frenchie, the canvas and metal cow holds salt and pepper and it makes me so happy to use her.  You can read about our love story here.

Are you feeling patriotic?  I should add sparklers!

                              I'll be joining:

                              Tabletop Tuesday
                            A Stroll Through Life

                             Wow Us Wednesday
                          Savvy Southern Style

                          Open House Thursday
                         No Minimalist Here

                           Tablescape Thursday
                  Between Naps On the Porch

                       Inspiration Friday
                      At The Picket Fence

                       Feathered Nest Friday
                     French Country Cottage

                   Fridays Unfold
               Stuff and Nonsense

Seasonal Sundays

Let's Dish


  1. I am always ready for a red, white and blue table! This is the perfect casual table! love your cow s&p holder! hugs, Linda

  2. I'm with Linda, I'm always ready for red, white, and blue. This table really makes me smile. Love that textile! I recently found a vintage French linen runner with red and blue on the natural linen. Close enough. ;-)

  3. I can never get enough of visiting blogs with red, white, and blue tables...Love them all, and love yours. Those hydrangeas are beautiful! ~Zuni

  4. Oh how beautiful. The linens and the hydrangeas are just perfect. Such a lovely patriotic setting. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. I love the simplicity of your table clearly works for several holidays and just for use as a pretty table in red, white and blue. Always fun visiting your site.

  6. Love the tablecloth, the beautiful hydrangea centerpiece and that cow!
    What a great table you have set!

  7. This is lovely! The hydrangeas are beautiful! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  8. Pretty red, cream and blue table setting. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  9. Beautiful table, love the tablecloth and your use of color too.

  10. Red, white and blue signifies summer for me. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous.


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