Monday, June 9, 2014

Vintage Liberty Blue Tablescape



My tea table for two is set with Liberty Blue Staffordshire,
blue and white dinnerware.  
My inspiration for this tablescape is planning a patriotic
afternoon tea or a luncheon for the ladies in our DAR chapter.  
The dinnerware is Staffordshire Liberty Blue Historic Colonial Scenes,
made in England.  
According to my research, this dinnerware originated as a regional promotion in 1975
by the Benjamin Franklin Savings and Loan in the Pacific Northwest. 
A Betsy Ross scene is on the berry bowls.
The bread and butter plates have a scene of Monticello.
The dinner plates depict Independence Hall.
A scene of Paul Revere's ride is on the teacups. 
The sugar bowl is Betsy Ross and the creamer is Paul Revere.
The scene on the teapot is "Minutemen". 
I look forward my DAR friends reactions when I set
my dining room table with this dinnerware! 

8 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fabulous tablescape you will have, and the DAR ladies will love it!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I have never even heard of this pattern but I absolutely love it! What PERFECT teawares to use with your DAR friends!

La Tea Dah said...

I have this set --- and love it. My mother, sister, and I collected it piece by piece. Pieces were offered at the supermarket, one by one, as reward for buying a certain amount of groceries. I am the caretaker of the entire set now. Your tablesetting is beautiful and so appropriate for the upcoming holiday. I am in the midst of sewing a tablecloth specifically out of this set from yellow toile fabric. Unusual and a lot of busy, but I saw a similar put-together in a 1980's decorating magazine and loved it. Thanks for sharing!

Patsy said...

That is very nice and I bet you have something for Flag Day, will like to see it.

Joy said...

How beautiful! That's a perfect use for those vintage pieces.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a special set of dishes, so very perfect for your tea! I'm sure your DAR friends will love it!
Nancy

Marilyn said...

It's all so beautiful and love the patriotic theme.

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful collection... so lovely and representative of our nations history.

 

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