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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What The Sea Looks Like


For Tablescape Thursday, with Susan of Between Naps On the Porch, I am using shades of aqua.

You can click on each photo to enlarge it.



When I purchased the salad plates I thought they matched the dinner plates, but they are lighter and the border is washed with a sepia color, but they do look great together. I chose a pale creamy yellow tablecloth instead of white and of course, I couldn't find anything in aqua for napkins...I could have sworn I had some!






The little birds are wool, wood and birch bark wings...their face looks more like a mouse than a bird to me! The pitcher matches none of the dishes but is in the same family of blues so I had to have it.


A little pressed glass compote with a sauce ladle.


A domed cake plate with aqua orbs is being used as the main centerpiece.




I like the looks of mismatched silverplate so I have used it, once again.


Soup bowl.

Salad plate

Dinner plate



The credits...
Creamy yellow tablecloth-ARC Thrift
White napkins-have had them for years
All silverplate-multiple thrift stores
Dinner plate-Home Essentials and Beyond 'Madison Collection'/HomeGoods a couple years ago
Salad plate-no marking on the bottom/TJMaxx a few years ago
Soup bowls-Pfaltzgraff/Goodwill back in the fall
Glassware-Goodwill and ARC Thrift Stores
Blue pitcher-TJMaxx for $1.00
Pressed glass compote
Salt/pepper shakers-gift from my little sister
Butter dish-Mikasa/Saver's
Cake plate-have had for years, probably from Wal-Mart
Blue orbs-Hobby Lobby
Birds-World Market
Candle holders-all thrift store finds

Thank you very much for taking the time to stop, peek and leave a comment. Hope you enjoyed yourself...make sure you check out BNOTP so you can see all the other fabulous tables this week.

53 comments:

Linda said...

Love the colors you have combined. It is such a pretty table.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the way you mix and match pieces to make a beautiful table! I wish I was as clever at decorating.

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so pretty~in fact, I think it's nicer that all the dishes don't match. I have the salad plate and I use them with white. I love them! And I really love your furry little birds! :-) Fabulous table! s

xoxo
Jane

PAT said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

I have 4 round platters in the pattern of your dinner plate, in blue. I use them as chargers. I love to mix things up. Makes for an interesting table setting.

j said...

Another pretty table setting. The turquoise/aqua looks so nice, especially with the creamy yellow tablecloth. The bright aqua orbs top it all off for me.

judylidie said...

your table setting is really pretty.......i love the soft aqua blues.......and i like mismatched flatware, too.......and by the way, you seem to have gotten all the talent in the family!
little sister judy

BrightenedBoy said...

How nice. I'm of the opinion that domestic order helps us to manage our lives; no matter how cluttered the world outside, we can control a small space around us.

the passionate hairdresser said...

This one is Katie's favorite!!! I love the aqua, too!!! Gorgeous!!! :)

alice said...

Mimi, I love the colors. The table looks beautiful. No All my quilts are fromthe 40's and earlier. The ones in the picture are my oldest from the early to mid 1800's. Thanks so muc for coming by!
smiles, alice

Audra said...

What a stunning table scape. I am such a fan of aqua, funny I don't have any dishes except a set of mixing bowls in this color.

Be sure to keep watching for the 100th post give away. I think you will love it.
:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Aqua is my color...I love the dishes. I want the dishes! I love the way they look layered and slightly different. Beautiful!

Sue

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I love the color and textures of the plates you used. I too love the mismatched flatware. Beautifully done.

susan said...

Mimi-I love your salad plates--the design on the edge is wonderful! I really like mixing things up. I also love the centerpeice under the compote! Don't feel alone--sometimes I can't find things I just KNOW I own :)

Kathleen said...

I love aqua..reminds me of the summer and the ocean!
Beautiful dishes, and they work so nicely together! Love the edges of those plates..
Great job, M !

Sherrie said...

As you can tell from my blog, with all my dishes, nothing matches but they all blend together as if they were bought that way. So much more fun....and it is what makes me a junking duck. By the way, I am going to have to start that as new tag line...... I love your dishes and the little birds are so cute. Yes they do have mouse heads.

Nancy said...

I love this color of blue! Your table looks so pretty!

Sherry said...

Yes, I do love that color. We have the same TJMaxx dishes. I love the texture on them. I have them in ivory too and they are some of my favorites.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful color. The different shades of aqua make it look so perfect. Rosie

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the blue plates. What a great idea to use your domed cake plate for decorating.

Joyce said...

Love aqua and those little birds are so sweet sitting on your lovely table.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love this color scheme! The middle plates are like my yellow ones!

Very pretty!

Katherine

xinex said...

So pretty! I love the colors. Aqua and turquoise are some of my favorite colors. I have those dinner plates too and I love them...Christine

Brenda said...

I also LOVE the color..I have some real (not plastic) dinner plates at the Rivah that are almost that color I just love them, but you have so many accessories...Very lovely table..

Marsha's Mpressions said...

the colors are just gorgeous!!

suzyq said...

Mimi, I love the colours on your table - very restful. This week I have also gone light blue but have matched it with brown.
Suzy

Sue said...

Very pretty....you usually don't see dishes in aqua...I loved the embossed ones...

vignette design said...

I love how the different blues really work together. Beautiful!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I just love all these blues and the plates are gorgeous!!

Maryrose said...

Oh so pretty. I love anything aqua and your table not only has aqua but it sparkles. Great combo and great table!
Thanks for visiting me and I hope you come back often.

Lori Lucas said...

Aqua/turquoise is the hot color for spring and summer. You are ready! Beautiful.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Oh Mimi! I love the colors and all the different patterns in your tablescape! Gorgeous and so serene!
Thanks for visiting me today!

Annie said...

Soooo pretty! I just love aqua, we just painted our bedroom aqua!

Carrie said...

Beautiful aqua dishes and accessories. I enjoyed seeing the interesting details of the dish patterns and the other items you've incorporated in your delightful setting.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

The aqua is so beautiful! I love the way you hve mixed and matched your table. It's perfect for spring!

Scribbler said...

Aqua to turquoise has become my go-to shade range in the last couple of years. You got those plates (the ones with the center medallion) I wanted so badly -- they got away from me! It just proves that when you snooze, you lose!

Scribbler

Judy said...

I love your tablescape. Just gorgeous.
I know how it is when you know you have something and can't find it. It is usually at my daughter's home when that happens to me.
I really like mismatched silver, they make it that way now and call it "hotel" silver, what a coincidence, huh?!?!?
{{{sweetiepie hugs}}}

Dishesdone said...

Love this tablescape, Mimi! Such pretty colors and beautiful pieces! Another gorgeous table!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Mimi, I am loving those blues! They are making me think of sea glass and the beach. Just gorgeous.
♥, Susan

Fifi Flowers said...

All that aqua is PRETTY!

jilly said...

My goodness, where to start? I LOVE that blue pitcher, a dollar, really? I love the bowls too. Do you find it is hard to find a set of four or more bowls thrifting? Why do bowls get broken first? Those are my favorite colors, I absolutely LOVE it!

Beth said...

Love the cakeplate with orbs of aqua and the silver. Your compote is really lovely and I like the combination of your plates. A very pretty table, Mimi!

honeysuckle said...

Beautiful table in aqua. All the pieces go so well together even though they did not come that way. I also posted a blue table today. Have a great day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What beautifully combined dishes. I wouldn't like it nearly as much if they were all exactly the same color. Your centerpiece looks so pretty with the orbs and jewels. laurie

Natasha said...

Wow Mimi, this is really beautiful. I especially like the way you have used the mis-matched flatware.

This looks like Spring to me!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Candy said...

Love the colors and details on the plates. Great mix. I also scrolled down a bit to see your others and WOW! love that Frontenac pattern.
Thanks for coming by and see ya next time.
Beautiful Blessings ;-)

Holly said...

I really like the color combination of the aquas and the pale yellow. Those plates are fantastic - all of them. I just got some really awesome aqua plates too! Beautiful. I am your newest follower.
Holly
504 Main

Entertain Exchange said...

I love those plates. Everytime I see them at TJ Maxx I think about buying them. (I just don't need them!) They are so beautiful. And I love the color...turquoise is always so refreshing!
Susan

Diann said...

Hi Mimi!

I love this tablescape. I have the aqua scrolly plates from TJMaxx. I haven't done a tablescape with thwm yet. I really adore that whole line of dishes! I really love that you used the creamy yellow tableckoth as the foundation for these dishes! Perfect!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Aqua or turquoise is supposed to be one of the popular spring colors this year. Your table is beautiful! I like the ecclectic blend of pieces.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! I love your tablescape...beautiful dishes! And I don't blame you for having to have the pitcher..so pretty! The S&P from your sister really caught my eye! I am soooo far behind from all of the baby business here, so I scrolled down to catch up! I love the rooster plates! And your Frontenac...amazing!! Have a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

kim said...

I love the color of your dishes and I love the way you used things you had to make that centerpiece.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love your aqua color theme - along with the white dishes - so pretty. What a grat idea on mismatched silverplate - much prettier than stainless! Linda

Jane said...

That is a beautiful table! I love all of the shades of aqua.
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I have been on the hunt for a straight edge razor for my shaving collection. I saw one a couple of weeks ago at an antique mall but they wanted too much $$...I'll keep looking :-)
Jane