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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Memorial Day Dinner for Two

We had a pretty low-key Memorial Day here at Le Beau Paon Victorien. Later in the evening as we prepared to eat dinner, I put together a quick, cute little tablescape, using very patriotic colors in red, white and blue, of course!

I set up our little breakfast table in the kitchen for two:






My vintage tins for Sailor Girl oysters and Cracker Jack fit the color scheme and also had a similar subject matter.


The addition of a stars and stripes ribbon to the Ball jar of faux daisies that was already on the table made up the centerpiece.


Lemonade is always a perfect summer drink for a meal.


Vintage White Rock bottles (with a straw!) are perfect for serving spring water. White Rock Bottling Co was founded in our town in 1871 and was in operation for many, many years before the headquarters were moved to Whitestone, NY.


I've used Spode blue transferware, red star-shaped plates, and my Goodwill cherry plates in the plate stack.



The linen hemstitch place mats are vintage. The red paisley napkins are Ralph Lauren and purchased last year at Home Goods. My casual flatware is Oneida, "Spring Blossom".



The red star plates are appetizer plates and were a Christmas gift a few years back (I use them often at Christmas parties also).


My Spode blue transferware is from the Blue Room Collection. I have several different patterns. To see more tablescapes featuring these dishes, click HERE and HERE.



A simple napkin fold, the roll, is perfect for a casual dinner.






Our Memorial Day Dinner Menu:
Grilled Bleu Cheese and Bacon Hamburgers
Seasoned Home Fries
Red Seedless Grapes
Garlic Stuffed Green Olives
Lemonade
Berry Fool with Pound Cake

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!


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7 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

love the cracker jacks, a smile maker :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Katie, I love this sentimental table. Makes me wish we could turn back the clock and live during much simpler times. This was wonderful...one of my favorites!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun, relaxing and cute tablecloth! Great plates, love the little tips of the stars sticking out. Cute footed hobnail bowl too:@)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You did a lovely job on your Tablescape for two.
I also love your Vintage
tablecloth !! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes. Im your newest follower on your Blog now.
XXOO
Diane

Richard Cottrell said...

It was just darling. Thanks for stopping by My Old Historic House,Richard

Bead and Needle said...

SPECTACULAR, Katie...as always. SO many killer items on that table top...yes, you ROCK! Happy Thursday - Tanya

Marlis said...

Wow, your table is fabulous. I love the classic vintage items. many blessings, marlis