Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here's Lookin' At You George!


Did you know that there is no "official" holiday called Presidents' Day?

Presidents Day (or Presidents' Day) is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington's Birthday. As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington's actual birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency) on February 22. While the holiday is still officially known as Washington's Birthday, it has become popularly known as "President's Day", honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president.


Contemporary fabric tablecloth with vintage napkins, Post 86 Fiesta in Sapphire, White, Scarlet and Sunflower. The George Washington toby type mugs are from the 1939 World's Fair. Vintage Cobalt butterdish and covered individual casserole also by Homer Laughlin.


Read more about the 1939 Word's Fair and the Homer Laughlin connection HERE











An image from the inauguration to show another setting used with this same tablecloth. This tablecloth also appeared in December 2009 for a


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Originally published February 14, 2010:

34 comments:

  1. Great table..I don't think I've ever seen a President's Day table! Great job and so clever..love the George Washington mugs!

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  2. Great tablescape for President's day. Such great saturated colors. Very nice.

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  3. Striking colours! Pretty blue.
    Happy Blue Monday!
    Anna

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  4. What glorious colours! The deep blue especially.

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  5. Wonderful patriotic tablescape, the George Toby jugs are fabulous.
    ~Maggie~

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  6. Wherever did you find those mugs, Candy? That tablecloth is just right. Happy Blue Monday!

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  7. Very awesome!
    It takes me to my Patriotic Place!!

    I am just back from a very cold walk with the dogs and am enjoying the Blue Monday list!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  8. Happy Blue Monday
    What great BLUEs you are showing us today. The mugs are great. I had heard that story before and its very interesting.
    Thank you for sharing
    Judi

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  9. Red, white and blue -- perfect for President's Day. Love the mugs! The whole table/theme -- very creative.

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  10. Wonderful red white and blue. Perfect for president's day. The table looks stunning and I love the Washington mugs. A true treasure from the World's Fair. (The year I was born)

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  11. Oh my word!!.. LOVE your mugs, and love your tables!!! Happy Blue Monday!! ~tina

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  12. Amazing!
    Love the President table and all the red, white and blue.
    http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-rose-blue-monday.html

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  13. So festive! It never occurred to me to set a special theme table for President's Day.

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  14. that is really colorful! a feast in the eye :)

    u may view mine here

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  15. That's a great looking table..Love the blue cloth.

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  16. I Love your Tablescape! Very Nice!
    Debbie-Dabble

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  17. Very Patriotic!
    Happy Blue Monday !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  18. How cool! I especially like the tablecloth..Happy Blue Monday and Happy President's Day!

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  19. What a colorful tablescape and I love those mugs and tablecloth too. Have a great week.

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  20. Wow, that is just beautiful. Happy Presidents' Day and Blue Monday~

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  21. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing at MM. Hope you had a happy day! :)

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  22. Thanks for all your nice comments, I'm so happy you enjoyed my little bit of red/white/ and blue!!

    Sally - those mugs are from the '39 World's Fair.
    Very collectible, the rare ones come in other colors like Cobalt or Yellow!

    Candy

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  23. Good Morning, Candy!

    It's a pleasure to see this lovely Presidential table again.

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  24. Oh, my golly. I opened my Presidents' Day post with the same bit of information! Just proves that great minds run on a single track.

    Love the deep red tumblers and the ribbon in those wonderful chargers. Where'd you find the chargers?

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  25. Hi Candy...

    What a beautiful "President's Day" tablescape! I love all the nostalgic red, white, and blues! Ohhh...and the Washington mugs are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week, my friend! It's always such a treat to see your pretty tables!

    Have a super Sunday!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  26. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the Washington toby mugs. You did a remarkable job. ~~Sherry~~

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  27. Great table as always! I am loving that butter dish!

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  28. Aren't you clever to have thought of a table celebration presidents' birthdays! I must confess it never crossed my mind nor would I have the first thing to work with. A define A for creativity!

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  29. Thanks ladies, George appreciates your visits ... as do I!

    Candy

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  30. Holy cow, holy cow, holy cow! Your world's fair collection is stunning! Those jugs and Oooooh, the multicolored dinnerware! I am swooning, can you tell? They must have cost you a fortune. I'd pay a small fortune for sure....if you ever want to sell. ;)
    And, today's table setting is one of the neatest patriotic settings I have seen.
    xo,
    Sena

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  31. Thanks for stopping by Sena, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit here at The Little Round Table.

    Candy

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