Americana Table Tops for Summer

Monday, June 14, 2010
In a previous post, I promised to show off the top of my old upright grand piano all dressed up for summer. I LOVE red (I know I've said that before) and jump at the chance to add an Americana theme for the summer months.

I've shown off the cloche that is the centerpiece. This display also includes a pair of antique colbalt & milk glass oil lamps that my were bought me for my birthday many years ago when we were living in Longview, WA.

I've included one of my Warren Kimble 'Colonial' salad plates, a small basket and a set of masonary stars.

The tea stained flags are in a vintage blue glass vase with a frog top.

The transferware platter and small bowl are Goodwill finds by Harvest USA and Ridgeways (made in England and I suspect quite old but I haven't researched it).

A couple of the old hymnals I collect.

The top of my secretary/hutch in the dining room. The brown transferware tea pot is by California Pantry and became an instant favorite when it was found at GW. The beakers or mugs were added later. The tall oil lamp was my Great-Grandma's and started me on my way to a collection.

The cloche holds a small basket of ceramic eggs and sits on a wooden box, next to my Grandmother-in-Law's old Daisy churn. We have made a lot of butter in that beauty.

Tea anyone? I love my yellow barn star. It hangs in the dining room year-round.

My old radio, with some vintage goodies and tea stained flags. Recognize those old bottles?

Thanks to Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life and Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday for hosting these wonderful Tuesday events each week!