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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stars and Stripes Tablescape

This year for the fourth of July, I am setting my table with my Colonial, Warren Kimble plates, by Sakura. I am in love with their worn stained Old Glory look. Rustic and fun. 
  

 I am using the red and white ticking napkins that I made and my napkin holders from an estate sale. If you haven't read the story about that estate, read about it here. I have found pieces of these Warren Kimble plates in three different places now. I found the large plates and a couple salad plates at a garage sale years ago in Roseville, California. Then the following year all the bowls at a garage here in Woodland, California. Then I found more salad plates at a local Goodwill. I love that when that happens! I hope I find more pieces, as I really love this set.
  



 Frosted blue votive sitting on one of red and white napkins inside my Currier and Ives sugar bowl. These red compotes Luminarc, from France. Perfect for a scoop of your favorite ice cream on these warm evenings.


  

 Here, I have taken the soup bowl off the place setting. You can see how cute the "Colonial" salad plate is.



  

 A very bright refreshing Americana look. Living in France for a total of almost 8 years, I missed my share of fourth of July celebrations. I think that's why it means even more to me now. There is something so American about the casual family gathering with Barbeques, watermelon, American flags and fireworks.
 
 Floating stars on stripes.

  
 Can you ever have enough American Flags? A bouquet doesn't have to be limited to Flowers. Here I have filled up a small footed milk glass vase with small American flags.

  
 
 Baby, you're a firework.....

  

We made no plans this year for The Fourth of July. We begin to regret it and brainstorm what we could do. Then, just yesterday, I received an email from our local casino. They offered us a free suite for one night, the 3 rd or 4 Th. since this year the Fourth falls on a Thursday, they probably don't have the crowd they were expecting. I called to reserve the free suite quicker than you can say, yes please!I'll be posting about the suite and our stay.

I am looking forward to being poolside. It is supposed to be 108 degrees that day...

Happy Fourth of July to you and your family!

Bisous,
Karen

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51 comments:

  1. Oh, your tablescape looks so pretty and festive! And I love the vase of flags! Have fun on your getaway :)
    Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I am looking forward to our "getaway." It's one night and 20 minutes away... :) we'll have fun though!
      Happy Fourth of July!
      Karen

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! My first try at something with my "new" machine! I have a lot more of the material, so I am sure I'll be using it for lots of little projects!
      Karen

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  3. Your tablescape is fabulous. Love the dishes and the striped napkins are perfect. I need to do a bouquet of flags, that looks so pretty. Hope you have a super 4th. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Awww. That means a lot coming form you Marty! Thanks :) Happy 4 Th of July!
      Karen

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  4. Dear Karen,

    LOVE your sweet patriotic tablescape - and totally am swooning with happiness for you on your awesome free suite score! I know you will really enjoy "getting away from it all" for a well deserved respite.

    Stay cool - it FINALLY cooled off here a bit and between weird pockets of rain has been a lovely day for once.

    Hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I am excited too. It's about 107 here today, so I am looking forward to the pool! We were really feeling like doing something and it just fell in our laps. Of course, it always takes a few days and then, we realize! Oh no! The dogs. We go every where with free rooms, but they cost a fortune! lol I hope you have a great Fourth of July!
      Karen

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  5. What a fun and patriotic table setting! And your buffet is styled to perfection.

    108!!! I would melt!

    Have a happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks, Vickie! It's pretty hot again today, I saw 107 when I was running an errand at 12:30. :( I have just stayed indoors. Happy Fourth of July to you too!
      Karen

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  6. Your patriotic dishes are fabulous, I love your table setting! Your buffet is gorgeous too. The flags gathered together is lovely and makes such a statement for the great Fourth holiday! Enjoy Independance Day ahead.
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks, Fabby! It was fun putting it together! I loved your table too! So sweet to celebrate with us :)
      Karen

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  7. OMG! Your weather is to die for...geezzz!!! Keep fresh inside!
    Fabby

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  8. I love your sweet Patriotic tablescape! Those dishes are darling and I love your napkin rings! The arrangement with the flags is my favorite! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks you, Sheila! I like those napkin rings too. The man at the estate sale where I got them was such sweetheart. I'll never forget him. So glad I have those from him. :) Have a great 4 Th of July!
      Karen

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  9. love love those dishes, how great that you found them such different places! cute ticking stripe napkins too!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! I am still looking out for more dinner plates. I am hoping with my luck I'll find some at a random flea market or garage sale! Crossing my fingers!! Happy Fourth of July!
      Karen

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  10. Your flags look so cute and you have put together a wonderful display of Americana. It looks just wonderful.

    Oh- Do you know I had a whole set of those dishes when I got married and my hubby gave them away when we moved along with a whole box of Americana stuff. I could have (maybe should have) killed him...(just kidding blog police). Anyway, we had one house that was all Americana. I loved it then and still have some of the pieces downstairs.

    Have a wonderful getaway. I hope you have fun and safe travels- xo Diana

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    1. You always crack me up! Darn husband! Sounds like something Stan would do. Who knows, maybe some of these were once yours ! lol....so...thanks! :)

      Happy Fourth of July!!
      Karen

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  11. I like everything about your Stars and Stripes Table. You did a great job on the napkins, and the vignette with the flags is a darling idea. How wonderful that you've found your flag plates through the years. They set a beautiful table. I've made a note that you collect these so that if I ever see any in GW or thrifts I can snag them for you. '-)
    Happy 4th of July! Be careful in that heat. ~ Sarah

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  12. Karen,
    Your table scape is so pretty. Love the red, white and blue. Have a fun night at the Casino. Happy 4th of July.
    Kris

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  13. Love the tableware - very unusual.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  14. How beautiful! I have never seen those Warren Kimball plates before and they are wonderful! Hey..maybe you'll strike it rich at the casino! Have fun girl!

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  15. I am a huge Americana fan. I think because I like red white and navy blue. Love your plates and tablesetting!

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  16. Those are perfect Americana plates. I have never seen that pattern before and I love their aged look. Great tablescape too. Enjoy your stay in the suite. What a nice holiday you'll have.

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  17. Love your bouquet of flags! I must remember that! Great patriotic, red, white and blue tablescape. I will watch the fireworks on TV and celebrate with family over the weekend. Enjoy!

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  18. Your have a perfect set of china for the 4th! The great way you found it makes for a fun find in completing your set. Have fun at the casino for a great 4th!

    Pam

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  19. Your tablescape is really lovely. I love the dishes and how you acquired them. The bouquet of flags is too cute! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Happy 4th of July!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Love your tablescape...so festive! Your plans for the 4th sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  21. Love your decorations...couldn't be more perfect for the 4th! Enjoy your getaway!

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  22. Karen,
    Just LOVE your decorations and the vignette by the window!! Beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so behind in my visiting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. Everything looks so lovely! thank you for sharing at Hickory Trail

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  24. I just love those plates...had some very similar, but they ended up in the yard sale prior to our last move...seller's remorse!...the table is so beautifully decorated for the 4th...Have a safe and great 4th sitting poolside!

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  25. Hi Karen,
    your table is really beautiful. And your photos are magazin worthy. Thank you for sharing this great tablescape.
    Best greetings and Happy 4th of July.
    Johanna

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  26. Very Inspiring! Glad to see your 'Efforts & Assets!' Visiting from Hickory Trail link Party

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  27. Everything looks so festive. I am in love with your dishes! Found you on Creative Muster! Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  28. PS I'm a new follower! I welcome you to check out my blog as well! Happy 4th!

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    1. Done! I love your blog. Your family looks so nice! Love the picture of the girls on Christmas Eve...so sweet! I saw you have a corgi too....I grew up with corgis! Love them :)
      Looking forward to following!
      Karen

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  29. Absolutely beautiful, timelessly endearing tablescape, dear Karen. I adore your hammed silverware, it's always been a favourite style of mine (I saved up for months many years ago when I was young, single, and barely scraping by to purchase a set of my own from Martha Stewart's line - to this day they remain my "good flatware" and are loved even more with each passing year).

    ♥ Jessica

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  30. Perfectly delightful, festive, patriotic and tasteful! Happy 4th of July~Following you on bloglovin!
    Happy Hugs,
    Jemma

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  31. I just yesterday frounf four salad plates in this same pattern at Deseret for $1.00 each and another patriotic dish set is born! I will put them in the display plate rack for now as this makes the third different set of patriotic dishes I am acquiring. That's okay though-I love to mix and match and red, white and blue always works! Love that you found your different pieces all over-the thrill of the hunt!!!! Have a happy fourth!!

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    1. Oh, yippee! Lucky you! Love it! You can never have too many dishes, right? That's what I have learned form my blogging friends!! Happy Fourth of July, Carlene!
      Karen

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  32. What a beautiful tablescape. I must say that I am partial to the milk glass compote with the American flags. I have a collection of milk glass and use it for a variety of occasions. I am not familiar with the Warren Kimble dinnerware, but love it! Enjoy your suite! I am now following your blog and looking forward to future posts. You are welcome at Still Woods Farmhouse anytime!
    Happy 4th of July and Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  33. This is simply beatiful. The plates are perfect for the occassion. And the flags sre the perfect touch. Your photos should be in a magazine. Have s great weekeng.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  34. The PERFECT patriotic tablescape! Can never too many flags, love your firework touch! So happy to have you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. What a great story about the collection of your plates and bowls. They were obviously meant to be yours. Your table looks beautiful. I just might trade a 4th of a July for a trip to France :).

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  36. Love your patriotic tablescape! I have 8 of the salad plates thrifted 2 diff times from Savers, 1.99 each. I would love to find the dinners, but I paired them with navy plates for my scape.

    Hope you had a fun get away!

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  37. I bought a set of eight of that beautiful dinnerware years ago and was able to score another complete set, again years ago, at BB&B on sale and with a coupon!! I just love it and have seen it increase in value over the years. No wonder, it's just perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, all through the summer. Gorgeous setup.

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