Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and my Liberty Blues Tablescape for the 4th of July!
The Liberty Blue line was produced for the United States' Bicentennial in 1976. They were an incentive for customers of the Ben Franklin Savings and Loan and later were used as promotion items at grocery stores. If I would have been older then, I would have been all over these. As a young girl, I
conned asked my mother to buy me a series of history books. Later in college I wanted to become a history major, but felt that I couldn't get a job and took a different direction; I did get a history minor. The dinner plates feature Independence Hall and other pieces feature historical people or scenes such as Monticello or Betsy Ross. I love the border of the plate. I first saw this pattern on Beth's, Beyond the Garden Gate blog and fell in love with it. Thanks Beth for the tip; it is readily available on Ebay.
I tucked a Bachelor Button inside each napkin ring. Last year my dear husband sprinkled wildflower seeds all over in the bare spaces of our backyard -- these Bachelor Buttons came back this year-- love them. I bought the blue "daisy" bowl years ago. It is very impractical as it cannot hold much -- it works to add color to the table.
I really, planned to do a table without red this week, but what would the 4th of July be without flags?
Here's the placesetting.
I hope you have a great 4th of July and take a bit of time to remember our founding fathers who bravely took the step to declare our Independence 235 years ago.
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