Here are a few of the scenes on the dishes since they are covered by food in the picture above:
The big platter with tea sandwiches has George Washington crossing the Delaware River,
The serving bowl has a picture of the Fraunces Tavern. The real tavern (located in New York City) served as a headquarters for Washington and a venue for peace negotiations with the British. I found both this bowl and the platter at my favorite thrift store last year for only $7 each!
The little bowl with jam in front of the serving bowl has Betsy Ross with an early American Flag.
The plate full of dessert in the front has a decal of Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the site of the second Continental Congress, and where later the Constitutional Convention was held.
I'm serving Blueberry white iced tea in my blue stemmed water goblets, with two mismatched small plates at each setting:
(Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia graces this plate)
(This is actually a saucer, and is of the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where a lantern (or two) would be hung to warn of the British coming by land or sea)
Now for a bit about the food:
(Chicken salad and cucumber canapés)
(White chocolate cherry scones)
(white chocolate French financiers)
This is a brand new camera--I think the picture quality got a bit better as I worked with it more! So far I'm pretty happy with it. I need to walk around with it outside and give it a better test though. Here are a couple of pictures of my yard for the fourth that I'll leave you with (from my brief excursion out with the camera):
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea
Rose Chintz Cottage's Tuesday