This patriotic weekend is the time for food and fireworks, so I opened my china cabinet and linen drawer and gathered all the stars and stripes I could find. I combined them with red, white and blue and now I have the perfect vintage table setting for our Independence Day celebration.
My first selection was “Star” made by Federal Glass Company. Federal Glass made Star from late 1950s through early 1960s in yellow, crystal and crystal w/gold trim. I was very lucky to have found a set of crystal plates, cups/saucers and platter at an estate sale a few years ago. While researching this set in Gene Florence’s book, Collectible Glassware from the 40s, 50s, 60s, he stated that he had not been able to find a crystal cup or saucer. I wonder if I should let him know that I have four?
I added color to the tabletop by using inexpensive cloth flags as placemats. I selected a few pieces of vintage cobalt blue Fiestaware, red and white striped napkins, a blue ringed mixing bowl and red-striped sherbet glasses with matching plates.
Want to create your own patriotic tabletop?
In addition to the above ideas, look for cobalt blue bottles, milk glass dinnerware, and ruby red glassware. Use blue fruit jars for drinking glasses, embellish old napkin rings with wooden stars and make denim placemats out of old jeans. Add natural color with sliced watermelon, strawberries and blueberries or serve tomato slices on an ironstone platter. Most of all, be creative and have fun!!!
Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day weekend!
I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Creative Bloggers Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime