Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Still Red, White & Blueing

Hello Dear Ones! I know July 4th is over but I have just one more little patriotic post to share with you...bear with me. Once a month, our women's group from church has a luncheon and for the month of July, it was at my house.

I set a mixed up red, white and blue table.

I used my Blue Willow and my Old Britian Castle dishes and mixed them up - red, white and blue! :)

With every other place setting, I used a blue napkin or a red and white toile napkin poked in a glass.

This was the fun part - the centerpiece! I grabbed a tarnished wine bucket and went to town! I poked in white flowers and then I poked in some red flowers, a couple of little flags and it was done! :) Now you know these flowers are from my stash of fauxs. I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)

Since I was mixing up my dishes, I plopped down the sugar and creamers from each set - more red, white and blue! I sprinkled some patriotically wrapped candies down too.

I have two buffets on each wall in the dining room and my table is in the center of the room. Here is one little vignette I set up. Another tarnished wine bucket with more red and white fauxs and a little flag. A sugar scuttle and a picker - upper finish it out while sitting on a napkin sitting on my silver box! I love uses my silver boxes in here.

Here's the other side of the room with an old tarnished ice bucket filled with more red and white fauxs all sitting on top of another silver box! I poked in a flag too. I tried to make both buffets look more casual by putting a red and white checkered runner down.

Well, after I got the table set I was outside grilling hot dog wieners, making potato salad and a strawberry and blueberry trifle! I'm sitting down because I was dog tired! :)

Oh, I almost forgot! This was the dessert table in the breakfast room. I used my most handsome Rooster, poked in some faux hydrangeas and a flag. There were desserts but we ate them all! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Don't Rain On My Parade

Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter
Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter
Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade
Don't tell me not to fly, I simply got to
If someone takes a spill, it's me and not you
Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade
I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum
And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir
At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir
I guess I didn't make it
But whether I'm the rose of sheer perfection
A freckle on the nose of life's complexion
The Cinderella or the shine apple of its eye
I gotta fly once, I gotta try once,
Only can die once, right, sir?
Ooh, life is juicy, juicy and you see,
I gotta have my bite, sir.
Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer
Don't bring around the cloud to rain on my parade,

I'm gonna live and live NOW!
Get what I want, I know how!
One roll for the whole shebang!
One throw that bell will go clang,
Eye on the target and wham,
One shot, one gun shot and bam!
Hey, Mr. Arnstein, here I am ...

I'll march my band out, I will beat my drum,
And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,
I guess I didn't make it
Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer
Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!
~ sung by Fanny Brice


  1. I love your patriotic table, Shelia. Love the toile!...Christine

  2. Hello my sweet friend,
    Your decor is gorgeous, and oh so patriotic. You think of everything, don't you. I love the way you have staggered the colors of the dishes and napkins.
    I love the song, too. I had never heard of it so I went over to YouTube and found it sung by Courtney Cheatham, what a voice and what a beautiful song!
    Have a sweet day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Well there you are just ready for your guests!!!
    Everything looked beautiful!

  4. It's all right to do red, white, and blueing any time -- love that color combination and also the red and white and blue and white transferware. The buffet looks so nice for guests too. Joni

  5. You sure know how to set a beautiful table. I wish I could have had some of that blueberry trifle!

  6. I love the red, white & blue! I really love how you mixed the transferware! Fun table for sure!

  7. What a sweet idea for your luncheon! I love the mix up of red, white and blue - very patriotic! I bet the desserts were delicious. Have a great day. Blessings, Pamela

  8. Shelia,
    What a wonderful table. Great inspiration with the beautiful transferware. The faux look terrific!

  9. Hi Shelia,
    all that pokin would make me tired too! LOL!

    Love the red, white and blue theme. It's all so pretty and very special for your guests.


  10. Red white and blue works all summer long! Your guests must have loved it. I bet your trifle was gorgeous. xo,

  11. I can never get enough red, white and blue! Your table is wonderful. I love the way you alternated the dishes. Your floral arrangements are wonderful; I admire those who have the talent to create such pretty arrangements. I know you all must have had the best time!

  12. I think red white and blue anytime! Love the table and how you mixed the plates!

  13. Oh I love it! I've kept all my red, white and blue decor out too....any day is a good day to be patriotic!

  14. Shelia, I never tire of red, white, and blue. Love the way you mixed your transfer ware patterns. Beautifully patriotic!

  15. How pretty. I am sure your guests felt special because everything looks so patriotic and festive!

  16. Hello Lady S!

    Come and peep at my place to check the surprise gifts from Lady M & me.


  17. And a beautiful red white and blue table, it is!

  18. Very nice Sheila!
    I love how you mixed it up! And I think you look very cute for having been outside working your tail off!
    Hugs friend,

  19. I love The Old Britain Castle and Blue Willow together. So elegant, not the typical 4th of July tablescape. Very creative.

  20. Your home is lovely! I love your tablescape with the red, white, and blue theme. Who says it has to be for July 4th? I'm your newest follower.
    Thank you so much for visiting with me and your nice comment. Hope you have a creative day.

  21. Your guests are so lucky that you make everything so beautiful and inviting for them! You sure don't LOOK tired, you look beautiful, as usual! Love the red, white and blue.....anytime!!!!! XO, Pinky

  22. Hi Sheilia *hugs*
    Nice to lead on with the red, white and blue. I love the way you displayed everything in such a pretty and patriotic way. You must have been tired!
    hope you have a more restful day today..

  23. Look at you!! You are soooooo cute sitting at the table, you always make me smile!!! Everything is beautiful as always.....hugs...cleo

  24. How fun, to have it at your home and everything looks so beautiful too! :D

  25. Love the toile and your beautiful patriotic table, Shelia. You look adorable sitting by your beautiful flowers, like a pretty flower girl! Hugs, FABBY

  26. Love the mix of toile dishes. Your table looks fab!

  27. I can hear Barbara singing that now! Was that "Funny Girl". OH I loved that movie.
    Shelia, I loved yoour tablesetting. And there is never a wrong time to be "Patriotic", is there? I love to have flags displayed year round.
    I can see why your exhausted!

  28. Love the Red White & Blue theme and Love Love Love you use what you have on hand! The Best things in Life are Free! (ok sort of free, you already have them!) Enjoy your Blog, came by way of Charli and Friends!

  29. Hi, Shelia! This is my first visit to your blog. You are QUITE entertaining!!! What a treat! I love the red, white, and blue. There is just something about a table in patriotic colors that makes my heart sing! You really did it up grand!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. The title of your post just cracked me up! I could so relate to sometimes not being through with a theme! I love your toile napkins. They are perfect with the transferware dishes. The menu sounds wonderful. I'd be a little tired myself after all that work. No one but a fellow tablescaper knows how much goes into creating an appealing setting. Wonderful job!

  31. Hi Sheila! What a pretty patriotic table. I love the transferware and especially the wonderful red and white tureen. Thanks for joining my party and I hope you have a great weekend.

  32. Shelia, I bet the ladies loved this! Beautiful patriotic table! Love the napkins tucked into the glasses. You are so cute sitting at the table! Hope you've recovered. :)


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