Excited to bring out my red, white, and blue table decor! This is also being posted at www.betweennapsontheporch.net.
I started with a bouquet of red roses in this vintage handpainted blue Quelders Delft vase from Holland (from The Grand Bazaar). The vase is flanked by two American Flag-themed Del Mar candles in cobalt blue candleholders. The red tablerunner from Home Goods is silk with a red sequined border.
This beautiful antique tablecloth was crocheted by hand (from Treehouse Antiques in Cape May, NJ).
For the place setting, I layered antique red and white transferware. These dinner plates are made by Ridgway, Staffordshire in England and the pattern is called “Shadow Rose” (stamped on the back). The pattern is as pretty as any chintz pattern I have ever seen with a dark pink rose pattern, on a cream background, with roses in all stages of bloom from buds to full bloom. This is a lesser known pattern and there is not a lot of info about its age, but it was likely made in the 1950s. The silver belonged to my husband’s grandmother and is 1942 Watson Sterling Silver Windsor Rose.
I layered various dessert plates and berry bowls from a 40 piece collection of antique red transferware lot from an online antique shop called French Bleu Vintage. The set includes Meakin, Coalport, Wedgewood, Johnson Bros, Royal Staffordshire, and Homer Laughlin.
The stemware is vintage Villeroy & Boche Boston Red (Ruby) Claret Wine glasses (eBay).
The vintage white embroidered cloth luncheon napkins are from Summit Antiques Center.
Happy Independence Day to all!
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love vintage china used in modern ways.
Alycia Nichols said:
Beautiful transferware pattern, Laura! This really is an elegant way to celebrate any patriotic holiday! I love the candles, too!!!!!