Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh Say Can You See.............

Last year someone posted this decorated plate on their blog. I don't remember who it was, but I loved this patriotic plate with the words of the National Anthem.

At the end of the summer, my daughter and I visited Hobby Lobby, and guess what I found on clearance!! Yay!!







The words for the Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, sprang to life as he was observing the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Originally it was a poem of Key's entitled, "Defense of Fort McHenry," that came to be sung to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven". It's melody was attributed to an Englishman named John Stafford Smith. Benjamin Carr of Baltimore published the first musical edition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." that grew in popularity with the passage of time. In 1931 an act of Congress made it official national anthem of the United States. (Source)


42 comments:

The Zeigler Homestead said...

I love all things patriotic, and this is perfect. Your plate is so timely right now when those in government think our anthem should be something less heroic. Thanks for posting!!

Lois' Laughlines said...

The plate is so cute. I love it. God Bless American indeed.

cindy said...

Love your ideas!

SewCalGal said...

What a beautiful table and I too love that plate.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

~~Carol~~ said...

LOVE your tablesetting Jocelyn, and if it wasn't so awfully hot out right now, I'd be heading to Hobby Lobby to find one of those plates for myself!

Diann said...

I remember someone showing that plate too. I thought it was such a wonderful piece. Your 4th of July table looks great! I hope you and your family have a terrific 4th!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful plate! I don't think we have Hobby Lobbys here in Washington state. What a wonderful table setting. Perfect! I, too, am thanking God for where I live! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Snap said...

Lucky for you to find the plate on sale last year at Hobby Lobby! It makes the perfect centerpiece for your patriotic tablescape! Happy Tea Day!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great looking patriotic table, I just love the Red, White and Blue flag colors! The platter is so pretty too. HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY TO YOU and to the GREAT USA!
FABBY

SmilingSally said...

It is a perfect 4th of July decoration. Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

Lavender Cottage said...

Very patriotic tea table. Happy 4th of July to you from Canada.
Judith

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your tablescape is beautiful!!!

Dee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely table, Jocelyn! The plate is perfect and makes a wonderful centerpiece for your table. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Your table looks lovely, Jocelyn. I like the plate too. Have a good
4th of July!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful table. It is very festive and a nice way to celebrate our Country. Saw you on Rose Chintz hope you wll check out cloches and lavender.

Cynthia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is stunning and I love your plate. What a fabulous find and so appropriate. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

cassandrasminicorner said...

Great post.. Thank's for sharing:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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Doll in the Looking Glass said...

So pretty! Your blue and white china looks great with all of the patriotic accents.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop.
Debra

The Other Me Is Sane said...

You really make me want to celebrate! Hope you have a happy 4th of July.

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love that plate. Your table is lovely. The blue salad plates stand out. Happy 4th of July.

Olive Cooper said...

Great red, white,and blue table. So glad you found that plate.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blues! Been busy for the past couple of days that I am playing catch up with visiting blue posts.

Hope you'd come and comment on my BLUE entry. Happy 4th of July!

Cindy said...

Love your plate find! It's perfect with the quilt as the tablecloth. Happy 4th!

Schotzy said...

I love the whole composition and wishing you a great holiday!

My Cozy Casita said...

Love your tablescape nice ideas
Happy 4th of July!
XO
Isora

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Don't you just love finding something you really want on clearance. Beautiful table. Happy 4th.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Simply perfect. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Entertaining Women said...

I really like your table for Independence Day. I think that I recognize those great blue goblets as the same ones that I found at Dollar Tree. Sometimes they have the most amazing things. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Love your Red, White & Blue table and your patriotic plate is the perfect centerpiece!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I wouldn't have been able to pass up that plate either. I've seen other flag items with the words on them this year and I like them all. Your table looks great, and I too, am thankful to live in this great country. ~Zuni

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your tablescape is beautiful! I love the platter.

Dee

Kathleen said...

That plate is the perfect centerpiece! I would love a whole set of them!
Thanks for linking your festive table to Let's Dish!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful table! I too love the plate as a centerpiece, I must remember that! Hobby Lobby has wonderful holiday decor, I'm hoping to get some this year myself! Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Glad you found yourself the plate. it's great! Your table looks very patriotic ~ just perfect.

ellen b. said...

I'm a big fan of red-white and blue and a patriotic table! Very nice!

Cozy Little House said...

I was just there this morning. But I didn't see those beauties!
Brenda

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Ellen! I saw those at Hobby Lobby just the other day. I will have to wait until the end of the season to pick one up, though, because they were still pretty pricey. I would want to buy at least 4 and use them as chargers, and that could really take a big bite out of my bank account!!! You've set a beautiful table using this one as a centerpiece focal point. I hope you and yours enjoyed a safe and fun holiday!

Style Sisters said...

What a fun platter and using for the centerpiece is perfect! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share you idea with us.
Karin

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How wonderful that you were able to find your platter. I don't get to Hobby Lobby often....and that's a good thing!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Ah... Hobby Lobby! Don't you love that store?
hmmmm, I may have to see if mine.....
Thanks for sharing.

You should visit Ft. McHenry on the 4th... it's a wonderful time.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love that you found the plate - it is wonderful! A perfect accompaniment to your patriotic table - love it! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ellen!

How lucky for you... I would love to have that plate too. It is a great addition to you festive table. So patriotic!

Thanks for sharing at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hoop Party!