Welcome back to another day of great All-American spirit here on Tobi’s Blog. Today, we have an amazing expert here to talk about tabletops. I’ve known Kathryn Greeley for years and I absolutely adore her! I’m sure you will be inspired. -Tobi
The Vintage All-American Tabletop
I love to entertain and setting the table is my favorite part. My collections include this Calico pattern in red, white and blue. Perfect for an All-American party in the summertime.
I keep this china at my lakehouse and I use it quite often. Its vintage charm just screams Americana! Pairing it with cobalt blue glass adds the perfect spark!
The flags flying on the tables once flew at Arlington National Cemetery. What an honor to have them flying at my party! As a patriotic party favor, each guest received an American flag beach towel. I hung the towels on the chair backs and tied them with blue ribbon.
The Calico Pattern was manufactured by Metlox/Poppytrail/Vernon of California between 1949-1955.
This Liberty Milk Co. blue milk bottle could have many uses on the tabletop. It’s perfect for holding ice water on a hot summer day or it could stand in as a beautiful vase for flowers.
A vintage rolling pin is a perfect table accent. In adition to the vivid blue color, it reminds us of years past and sparks conversation among guests.
If you’re looking to start collecting a summer tabletop, I truly recommend Calico. It’s as American as apple pie.
The vintage tabletop above is from my forthcoming book The Collected Tabletop. In the book you can learn more about this table and many others! The book is available beginning September 1st. If you’d like to pre-order a copy from the author, you can do that HERE.
Today, I’m also featuring the second part of this post on my blog. The New All-American Tabletop will show you how to pull off a patriotic look using all new items. And if you leave a comment on The Collected Room blog today, you’ll be entered to win one of ten condensed, 30-page Advanced Reader’s Copies of my book. Hurry over! I’ll be selecting 10 names at random later today.