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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Three Red, White and Blue Tables

We have a wonderful couple coming over for the Fourth, and I want to change up my go to Red/White/Blue table for the patriotic holidays.  I took several things down to the lower terrace today to fiddle around.  I only set two place settings today, just so I wouldn't have so much to carry in and out.

I kept the red and white checked tablecloth in all three versions.

And these carnations and daisies in this salt glaze pitcher.

First, I did this.

This was all red and white, except for the flag plate.

This Nicole Miller red and white plate is rather contemporary looking, and I used it with this red handled flatware.

I added this salad, or dessert plate that I've had a long time.  I had a little accident the last time I used them, so I'm down to five now.

Red Glassware, some new and some vintage.

White serving accessories. 

White linen napkin with a napkin ring made from a satin ribbon and Martha Stewart grosgrain embellishment.

Then, I changed it up a bit.

I left the red pieces behind and added blue and white.  Can you ever go wrong with blue and white?

This is not Royal Copanhagen!  It's pottery with a very similar pattern.

I used a white Portuguese charger under it to give it some relief from the checks.

I changed out the red handled flatware to this blue, gathered the napkin differently, and used a white wicker napkin ring with a couple of tiny flags on picks.

I like the mixture of glassware here.

Blue willow mixes with almost anything.

I've got some beautiful serving pieces that would work.

Next, I mixed the reds and the blues for one more version.

Here, I used a natural wicker napkin ring and I tied the ribbon one on top of it.

A blue glass and a red one. 

I haven't decided.

If only we could have an evening as beautiful as this one!

This table is a little farther to carry our food than the other two outdoor tables, but it's such a serene space. 

Those terrace gardens are not filling in as quickly as I had hoped, but I guess they look ok.

What's your favorite version?

On the small side table down there, I like to use this metal sand bucket for ice.  Here it is with the red cut glass stems.

Here it is with the blue stems. 

I might just decide to go with my favorite red/white/blue table. It seems so much more festive to me.

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1 comment:

  1. It all looks so inviting and festive for the 4th! The flag postcard plates are darling!


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