A Patriotic Table For Two

Welcome to the 363rd  Tablescape Thursday!

Thanks so much for all your great suggestions yesterday! Appreciate those so much!

With Labor Day weekend upon us, I had fun putting a patriotic tablescape together out on the deck.

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The whole time I was working on this table, the tree-form hydrangea on this end of the deck kept poking me in the head. πŸ™‚ Taking a photo behind the hydrangea gives this tablescape a “secret garden” feel.

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Since I wasn’t able to find any red geraniums for the pots behind the table this summer, I created a flag garden for this table setting, instead.

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Flag dishware is by Warren Kimble and the pattern is Colonial. I found it on eBay several years ago. Gibson also made a set that looked very similar with the pattern name, “Americana.”

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I didn’t think to take a photo of each of the plates. The small appetizer plate on top is covered with ants. πŸ™‚

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Flatware is also by Warren Kimble.

Patriotic Flatware with Stripes and Stars



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Getting dark now…

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Do you have big plans for Labor Day?

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Resources for this tablescape:
Chargers: Marshalls
Dishware: Warren Kimble, Colonial Pattern, Bay
Stemware: Noritake Breeze
Napkins: Pottery Barn a few years ago
Flatware: Warren Kimble, Colonial Pattern, eBay
Napkin Rings: Pottery Barn a few years ago
Tablecloth: Probably Marshalls or HomeGoods…can’t remember now

Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Susan I love the happy addition of yellow! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Love your patriotic table for two Susan! Those are the only kind of ants I want to see marching across my table πŸ™‚ Wishing you a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

  3. I love the idea of the flag garden that you can also put on a table as the center piece. I would love to have a pot full of yellow black-eyed susans (those flowers that look like daisies but are yellow not white) with flags sticking out of them. Like everyone says that pop of yellow against the red white and blue makes it standout even more.

    Thanks for another great post

  4. Beautiful and patriotic! I would love to get some of those flatware. Happy Labor Day, Susan!….Christine

    • Christine, I didn’t even know they made flatware to go with the dishes until I tripped over it on eBay. I bet some will pop up on eBay again sometimes. You may want to set up one of the alerts to let you know when it does. Also, check Replacements.com…that’s always a good place to look, as well.

  5. Love your table, I wish those ants are the only ones that ever came to visit! LOL

    Thanks for a great party!!

  6. Love the yellow Susan!! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Susan, it does look like you’re dining in a secret garden. Love that look, and I love that metal plant stand behind the table. What a clever way to extend the table dΓ©cor and the secret garden feel. The yellow checked table covering adds so much to the red, white and blue table. I would never have thought to add yellow to the mix, but it makes the table look so happy. (Can a table look happy?) Thank you for hosting..


    • Thanks, Laurie! Definitely, I do think a table can be “happy.” πŸ™‚ I tried adding my yellow sunflower salad plates into the mix, but it seemed to be a bit too much yellow, so just settled on the tablecloth. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! XO

  8. love the golden yellow check cloth Susan, it really sets off the red white and blue! Have a great Labor Day!

  9. Susan, your plates, napkins and flatware are all so fabulous! What a fun little table you have set for Labor Day!

  10. I love this table! The yellow check tablecloth makes everything else show up so well, and I love the flags and pinwheels in the pots. But what I love most is that flatware! Thank you (as always) for the inspiration.

  11. Just beautiful! I can almost taste the BBQ burgers and corn on the cob!

  12. Sandra Boudreaux says

    My plans for this Labor Day it to chalk paint my parent’s 1960’s bedroom set. At my mother’s request, of course. Love you website!!

    Happy Labor Day!

  13. Marlene Stephenson says

    I loved that yellow tablecloth it really made the whole setting stand out. Lovely table Susan and very clever.

  14. Fun table, especially the ant plate! Happy Labor Day.

  15. Very festive, Susan! I love those denim napkins…so versatile. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

  16. So, who ya gonna share a meal with at the table for two!

    • No one, now. It rained cats and dogs while I was at the dentist today so I have a very wet table. lol I just finished taking it apart. Fortunately, the confetti was plastic and it didn’t bleed on the tablecloth. So no damage from the rain, just a soggy tablecloth and napkins. πŸ™‚

  17. Susan, the flag garden is a great idea. Also love the yellow check tablecloth.
    Oh, no! I just noticed your comment above about the rain. At least you got rain. We are pretty dry here again.
    No plans for Labor Day, but I did put together a mini scape for the occasion. Haven’t had time to do a table, not to mention most of my dishes are packed and sitting in storage. So I fudged with some paper plates today. They are actually very pretty and a great deal and a good cause. Do you know the designer Molly Hatch? Love her work. She has a permanent instillation piece hanging in the High Museum. Have you seen it?
    Have a great weekend. Thanks for hosting!

  18. What a beautiful patriotic table. Dear Susan, you always make the best of them!
    Thanks for hosting this great tablescape party.

  19. You always have the cutest flatware to match your table themes! Also really like the red lantern! Thanks for another beautiful tablescape!!

  20. What a lovely tablescape. Love all your dishes and they way they look so well together. What wonderful touches you have used to complete this stunning table.

  21. Cute & festive table and I also love the yellow check tablecloth. Happy Labor Day!

  22. Lanita Anderson says

    Love your patriotic table….especially the flag dishes and the red lantern!! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

  23. Hi, I just wanted to ask a quick question. I have a blog for tablescapes as well called DishingwithDiane.com and I keep trying to sign up for the tablescape Thursdays. Is there a waiting period to be posted? BTW, I have the same flag dinnerware and flatware. I just love the pattern. Check out some posts on my blog and you can see my tablescape with these dishes- I just love them. Always admired your work. Stay well.

    • Thanks, Diane! No, there’s no waiting period. Anyone who has a tablescape to share can participate any week they wish. I just ask that folks don’t link up the same table two weeks in a row and don’t link up more than two tables each week.
      I try to have the party up by 10:00 AM each Thursday. To link up each Thursday, just scroll to the bottom of the TT post where you’ll find InLinkz, the system I use for the party.
      The party stays open for folks to link up for four days days…so you can add your link, Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you scroll down to the end of this post, you’ll see the blue writing that says, “Add Your Link” so you can add a link back to your post until tomorrow around midnight. Then the linking up time will close out, but of course all the links will remain visible for readers to enjoy.
      Don’t forget to put a link in your post back to the party. InLinkz will look for that link in your post and it will not let you join the party if the link is missing. That prevents businesses and companies linking up to parties to sell their wares (a problem I’ve had in the past) and helps your regular readers find the party and the other participants.
      If you have any questions, let me know. Would love to have you join in! The dearhearts who participate each week are wonderfully talented and absolutely the loveliest folks you would ever want to meet!

    • Oh, and I’ll check out the flag dishware…I love that pattern, too! It’s one of my faves. πŸ™‚

  24. bobbi duncan says

    Love the table setting, Susan, and the yellow and white makes it POP…so pretty! Hope your holiday is filled with lots of fun. Hugs.

  25. I just love tables for two. I like all those flags. The Warren Kimble plates are such a treasure.

  26. I was clearing out the linen shelves at work to get ready for the holiday linens and found this. I think this will look really nice for this type of tablescape, especially since my dining room has no natural light. What do you think?


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