Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Liberty Blue for the 4th of July


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.


Thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes.

Posted with the following:  Tablescape Thursday

17 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This table is amazing. I love those blue plates! I have some star plates like yours that I got last year for my birthday and I will feature them on my 4th of July tablescape.

Marlis said...

I really love those dishes.. And the star plates with them are great too. I do like that you added the flags.. Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

Pondside said...

I love bachelor buttons - they keep on coming up year after year with a beautiful shot of blue just when it's needed. Those star plates are special!

Entertaining Women said...

Thank you for introducing me to the Liberty Blue plates. I'm now watching several auctions on eBay. Your tablescape is delightful. Cherry Kay

Debby S. said...

Great minds think alike! I used the same plates. Got mine on Ebay too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your fun patriotic plates Joni! Happy 4th of July:@)

Creative Cupcake Recipes said...

The blue plates are so pretty.

susan said...

I may be the only dish addict on the planet without a blue and white set--love these! Thanks for dropping by. Tuesday we ate the cupcakes, yesterday we got pedicures, today we are going to get wedding cake flavored sno-cones!! Trying to keep the mom to be busy! Love the bachelor buttons but have never had success with them. Happy 4th!

The White Farmhouse said...

Great job on the table! I like all the blue. Love that star plate!

Marigene said...

Beautiful! The Liberty Blue is one of my favorites...I had serving for 24, but have pared down to 12 placesettings, which I bought weekly at the grocery store back when they first came out.

Debbie said...

It's great, and the bachelor button at each napkin was my favorite part for some reason. There was just such a sweet simplicity to it.

And of course you had to have some red. It just wouldn't have been right to have a patriotic table at the Red Couch without it. Using the flag to achieve it? Just perfect.

bj said...

Beautiful table...
I have the Liberty Blues, too, and love using them at patriotic tables. :)

Beth said...

Hi Joni, Thanks for the mention. I do love Liberty Blue! I first saw it on BJ's blog, Sweet Nothings. I believe Christine from Christine's Home and Travel Adventures has it too. It is great for 4th of July, but really it's great anytime!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Sue said...

Love the plates! I agree with you, Joni...You have to have flags for the 4th of July.

Jacqueline said...

Your Liberty blues are beautiful. What a fun table you put together for the 4th! I love the star plates too. You always make all of the holidays so nice. Enjoy your 4th of July.

Tess said...

Such a pretty table!! I never think I am a blue person until I see someone do a blue table...this is beautiful and the red does make it look very 4th of July. Very pretty!

tammylovesdishes said...

Love your patriotic tablescape. I especially like those gorgeous Liberty Blue plates. Love how you have tucked the sweet bachelor's button into the napkin ring.
Happy 4th!

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