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after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a Memorial Day table...

WB is a carver. It is a magical process to me. No matter how often I watch him work, I never can see how he can take a piece of wood and turn it into a work of art. I am lucky to be the recipient of many of his treasures. Selfishly, I must admit, I can barely stand when someone else gets one.


Uncle Sam was the inspiration for another simple tablescape. When K was a little girl, she was fascinated by the process. Many times when it was time for bed, her dad would be carving. When she would wake in the morning, the project would be finished. WB would always tell her that he carved down to the the paint. It still makes me smile to think of it. Do you see the firecracker that Uncle Sam is holding?


This is such a simple setting. Red, white and blue with some stars seems to be all that is needed. When I went to layer some plates, I realized that my bright red plates are an entirely different color than my bright red tablecloth.







I love this mum with its fireworks-like flowers. The fork and spoon on top are waiting for a strawberry/blueberry shortcake dessert.



You can see another Uncle Sam at this angle.



I am late with this post because of computer problems but I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day!

Thank you to Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday. It is always so much fun!

22 comments:

once in a blue moon... said...

you can tell i am such a fatty... the table is set and you said your husband is a carver... i was looking for FOOD! carved food...

what a talent! i can see why you would be jealous if his work left your home... and carving down to the paint is pure magic~

cute table and glad you are back to the land of cyberspace~

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, how special! Lovely table, but the carving is spectacular-enjoy!

lulumusing said...

Good table and a love for things handmade.....my kind of girl.

Tricia said...

Simple, elegant and lovely! The tablescape really lets the carving of Uncle Sam shine. Love it!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful carving. I love your patriotic tablescape -- complete with fireworks too!

Debbie said...

This is such a nice setting. Very patriotic.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Sarah said...

Your patriotic table is just my cup of tea! I have a great appreciation for things made by hand. Your husband's figures are wonderful. I can see why you don't want them to leave you home. If by chance he does sell some of his work. I'd be interested in possibly adding one of his patriotic figures to my collection. I've featured some of them on my most recent post at HFTS. I hope you'll have time to stop by. Thanks for sharing this fun table. ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

Very nice patriotic table...Uncle Sam is amazing! I loved watching my great-grandfather carve when I was a small child, many years ago.

Maria said...

I love your table!

Kathleen said...

Those figures are beautiful!
You are not late..Flag Day coming up and July 4th!
So glad to meet you, thank you for visiting!

D said...

Very cute table. I love your Uncle Sams.

Johanna said...

Nice patriotic table. I had seen this Uncle sams figurine at Sarahs blog. You will love it.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathy said...

Beautiful table! Just love Uncle Sam!
looking forward to seeing more!
Kathy

Diann said...

What a wonderful table! Love it!

marlis said...

thanks for the comments on my blog.. love your Americana tablescape and the wood carving is delightful!

Mary said...

What talent! I'm fascinated by people that carve and can see the finished product in the wood~ I love the part about carving down to the paint :-)

Nancy said...

I love Uncle Sam standing at attention! Darling table setting!

Martha said...

What a beautiful and creative and patriotic table! I LOVE it!!!

emptynester3 said...

Love the Patriotic table! I did one a couple of weeks ago! Love the carving too! Thanks for visiting me! Love, ~Nana~

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am just so new at this. Who knew you could have so much fun. This was my first tablescape. It is addictive, I can tell by looking at everyone's You are amazing. I need patriotic dishes now! Love the bobcat - scary!

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I love your patriotic themed tablescape. It is so special having someone as talented as your husband to add inspiration to your table. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Your table is wonderful! I love the visual play of red tablecloth, white plates, and the napkins having the blue and stars. That is a great composition in your table. It looks stunning. The carved Uncle Sams are fantastic. I could see this table in a magazine. So cute.
Have a great weekend.
Sherry