Decorating with Liberty Blue Dinnerware
How beautiful is this Liberty Blue dinnerware? I absolutely love it. I love the pop of vintage blue. It is such a classic and timeless look.
This dinnerware is beautiful year round. I also love it for 4th of July! It’s perfect for a classic 4th of July tablescape like I have done, but I also love to add these to plate stands. You can even hang these on the wall or display in a hutch.
I was able to find my Liberty Blue dinnerware at a local antique shop. I got it for a fabulous price too. If you have been on the hunt for a few pieces as well check Etsy or Ebay if you can’t find it. I love the thrill of the hunt but when I’m striking out, Etsy and Ebay can be a lifesaver!
I was about to order a few pieces on Ebay when I stopped by an antique shop that is right around the corner from me. The funny thing is I didn’t stop to see if they had it, I just wanted to browse so I was so excited when I stumbled upon it. It’s when you least expect it you find what you’re looking for, right?!
I first grabbed just a few of the Independence Hall and Monticello plates. I was going to use them on plate stands around my home to add a simple and subtle touch of 4th of July decor.
After I got home and starting playing around I wanted more. Good thing this shop is right around the corner! So I hopped back down for more pieces to create a lovely tablescape.
I just love this beautiful tablescape. It’s simple and classic. My inspo for this tablescape was my love for Williamsburg. It is one of my favorite places to visit and I haven’t been there is several years.
When we lived in Fredericksburg we would take day trips to Williamsburg often. Since we moved back to Western New York, we took the kids once. It’s such a beautiful place to step back into time.
For my tablescape I used some of my wooden bowls and utensils, and this basket that I recently found at that same antique shop too.
I also added a white pitcher and a few pewter candlesticks to complete the look.
I love how the Liberty Blue plates pop on this tablescape. It’s such a classic look.
HISTORY OF THE LIBERTY BLUE DINNERWARE
Liberty Blue was first available in 1975 to mark its 50th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan. It was an exclusive series of ironstone tableware made by Enoch Wedgwood & Co in Staffordshire, England. The bank used it as a promotional line to encourage deposits, offering a free basic place setting for $50 deposits, or a 45-piece place setting for $1,000 deposit. Additional pieces were also available for purchase at the time until it ended of 1976.
Later pieces were available at grocery stores until the mid-1980’s
There are 15 historic scenes featuring colonial America.
Some of the pieces include
- Plate with Washington leaving Christchurch
- Plate with Valley Forge
- Plate with Independence Hall
- Creamer with Paul Revere
- Teacups with Paul Revere
- Fruit bowls with Betsy Ross
- Soup Bowl with Old North Church
- Pitcher with Old North Church
- Teapot with Minute Men
- Sugar bowl with Betsy Ross
- Platter with Governor’s House
- Platter with Washington Crossing the Delaware
- Serving Bowl with Minute Men
- Gravy Boat with Lafayette Landing
- Small plate with Old North Church
If you would love to read and learn more about the history of Liberty Blue Dinnerware you can check out the book Liberty Blue Dinnerware on Amazon.
So back to decorating with this beautiful dinnerware. I added a few of the pieces on plate stands in my breakfast nook and then created a place setting featuring the Liberty Blue dinnerware. I didn’t even want to put a napkin on top of the plates to cover these beautiful plates.
And for 4th of July I simply added a few flags in the pitcher.
I hope this inspired you to decorate with your Liberty Blue dinnerware or to start a collection of your own.