Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Country's Flag Tablescape

Welcome to my Flag Day Tablescape!  I love our flag and the colors of red, white, and blue. 

"My flag, My flag My country's flag,
I love to see you wave." 

The salad plates are by Warren Kimball, the "Spirit of the Flag" dishes sold many years ago at Target; there are four different plates.

My in-laws are very patriotic people.  This Flag Day my father-in-law lamented about the lack of flags out on flag day.   Of course, they had a flag posted in their lawn on Flag Day.

"My flag, my flag, my country's flag,
The banner of the brave."

The dinner plate is brown reactive ware.  I picked up eight dinner plates at Tai Pan Trading on clearance for ninety-seven cents each.  Each piece is individual and unique and they have such a pretty finish.

Here's the place setting.  We use these red "hobnail bowls"  all the time.  They are ovenproof and are great as over-sized ramekins for individual casseroles.  I picked them up at Michael's on clearance earlier this year for fifty cents.

"Wave on, wave on forever,
The banner of the free."

My "bubbly" glass view with patriotic straws from the Dollar Store.

Bandannas -- perfect for patriotic tables.  My red pots with geraniums and lemon thyme light up my deck table.

I've placed flags in the vent holes of the red lantern which make it look so festive.

"Wave on, wave on forever,
The flag of liberty." -- LDS Children's Songbook

Thanks for dropping by my "Our Country's Flag Tablescape at Red Couch Recipes

Posted with the following parties:  Tablescape Thursday, Summer Blog Party, Wow Us Wednesdays


Pondside said...

What a cheery table! We will celebrate our country's birthday on July 1st, so it seems we'll share a long weekend with you this year!

Barbara F. said...

Very lovely tribute to our great country! My flag has been out since Memorial Day. I take it down after Patriots' Day (9/11). xo,

www.thewhitefarmhouse2.blogspot.com said...

Lovely table! I had been looking for red, white and blue for the outdoor table. I really like yours! Great job!

La said...

I love it! The lantern centerpiece is gorgeous, Joni. I am sharing a patriotic table this week, too. Be sure to stop by because there is also a tablescaping addition to my Blogiversary Giveaway.

Your father-in-law will be happy to know we fly the stars and stripes every day of the year.

Hope you are having a marvelous week!

Sarah said...

Joni, you know I smiled seeing this patriotic table. Beautiful! ~ sarah

Unknown said...

great tablescape--i do love flag day...maybe because it is also my wedding anniversary!

Renée said...


You are so talented and create beautiful tables and cookies. I just love how festive and patriotic your 4th table is!

Debbie said...

I would fit right in with your in-laws. I'm very patriotic and a flag gal, too. I love your table. It's neat to me how many opportunities we have to use patriotic dishware. Flag day was a fun one!

Lynn said...

Great table Joni, I always love red, white and blue! Your lantern is very pretty-enjoy:@)

Marlis said...

Love love love your red white and blue. Such a great deal on the hobnail bowls. Your tai pan plates are stunning. Fun table.. many blessings, marlis

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your place setting and the flag dishes are wonderful!


Julie Harward said...

Just beautiful...all of my favorite colors! :D

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, I am such a partiotic American, this really touched my heart!
YOu did a true blue job honoring Old Glory!
I love your 97cent dishes, WOW!
This looks like summer to me!

Thank you for joining StoneGable in the Mikasa Midnight Bloom giveaway! Good luck!

Also, join me for ON THE MENU MONDAY, a weekly menu planning linky party beginning this Sunday !
xo Yvonne

Kathleen said...

I love your Patriotic table, and what a deal on the dishes! Those red bowl are great!
Long may she wave!
I loved your cookie post too! They are fabulous!

Sue said...

The whole table is beautiful, but I LOVE the flag plates!!! I need to shop around more for good deals like the hobnail bowls:)

All That Glitters said...

Very nice! I love your lantern.

Jewel Sauls said...

Gorgeous table. Love those flag plates! Makes you want to salute Old Glory!!!


Stunning Patriotic tablescape! I adore those flag plates, wish I had them!! The red bowls are great, love them! I'm getting such inspiration for my Patriotic tablescape, I must honor my amazing and exceptional country!! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

susan said...

Joni-Your table is the epitome of patriotism!!! I love the hobnails! Since 9/11 I have been vigilant about flying our flag on appropriate holidays to honor our service men and women and to remind myself what a blessing freedom is! Thanks for stopping by to see the party! And I LOVE those cookies!

The Tablescaper said...

So patriotic. What a wonderful table.

- The Tablescaper

very merry vintage style said...

Love it--so pretty for the whole summer really and celebrating our wonderful patriotic holidays. Stop by and link up to my Share the {Blog} Love party!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Great holiday post, Joni. I love to see the flags waving on July 4th. Your lovely table is perfect for the occasion.

Jacqueline said...

I love the brown reactive ware plates. They are so shimmery. I really like your flag plates too, so perfect for several holidays.

You should bring me a cookie next time and stop just telling me about them!
Big Sis.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I Joni, We fly our flag every day, weather permitting! I have been thinking of doing a flag etiquette post as I was horrified to see a flag being used as a tablecloth yesterday!!! I see you are using "our" red lantern!! Don't you just love it? I find so many uses for it. Your table is so happy and pretty. Linda

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

My patriotic heart loves this! :)

Paula Jolly said...

Beautiful tablescape! The red lantern is perfect!!

I LOVE plates of any kind... mixing the patterns & colors are so much fun: thanks for sharing your ideas!

Paula Jolly said...

Oh, forgot to mention that I stopped by from Kim's at Southern Savvy: & I'm on my way to visit your another one of your posts. I'm searching for 4th of July dessert ideas & your Rice Krispy Star Pops just might be what I'm looking for!

Love your blog!