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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two Favorites...Blue and Green



My favorite time of the week, Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, once again, Susan for hosting this fun meme.

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Today's table is using my very favorite color combination...blue and green. I first tried lilacs on the table, but the the cat kept trying to get to them. I got sick of shooing her away...she had already knocked one vase over before I got started.



I changed to a smaller vase and used some viburnum, instead.




I started with my Liberty Blue dinner plates.


Then I added Wood & Son Glenwood salad plates.


And finally, little Blue Willow type dishes. The only marking on the back is an embossed "made in England".


All of you real collectors, please don't gasp that I am showcasing a cute, but damaged, little serving dish with a band of blue/white decoration around the outside. (Don't worry that I am using it to serve food in, because I am not!) There are no markings on the bottom so have no idea who made it or how old it is. It does seem to be fairly old, though. I found it at the local ARC Thrift Store for 50¢ and can't resist anything blue and white.


The band around the outside...and you can see this dish has many years of use on it...it has been thoroughly washed a couple times since I bought it. I may try bleaching it.


This gravy boat was found in Fort Scott, Kansas is an Alfred Meakin Spray made in England, possibly between 1875-1897.


Don't you just love the blue and green together?


The flatware is Community Afterglow 1956.




Table overall. The linen tablecloth was a thrift store find some time ago.


Thank you for taking the time to visit, it is very much appreciated. Please stop by Between Naps On The Porch so you see other fabulous tablescapes.

59 comments:

Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

Oh, I love the blue and green together too! You can never go wrong with blue willow-ish dishes!

I also couldn't help but notice the blue stemware. I got ONE at the GW and thought I might use it in a breakfast tray tablescape. I love how heavy it is. Where did you get them? (Sorry if I missed that part)

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Linda said...

The blues and greens are so pretty!! Lovely table as always.

Kathleen said...

I do love blue and green together! Very pretty!
Your lilacs are in bloom already? I thought it was cold in KS. Mine don't even have buds yet!

Audra said...

You continue to inspire me! I would have NEVER thought to mix those two colors together in patterns in a tablescape. You pull it together and it works FABULOUSLY.

Thanks for the comment....Glad you saw where I was going. I wish I had taken a picture of the mess they made, but it's a 100 year old Irish linen tablecloth and I COULDN'T leave it in a heap!

Dang those fur babies.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue and green are a real favorite of mine! And the combination of plates just is magical! This table is so serene yet detailed. Love it!
Yvonne

GardenofDaisies said...

I love combining blue and green... my two favorite colors!! I have LIberty Blue dishes too.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

How beautiful! I would never have thought of that combination and it looks very pretty!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! You know I love the blue and white! The green salad plate is gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

the passionate hairdresser said...

I love the blue & green and I also like the gravy boat...very pretty!!! My cat has a thing for lilacs, too... :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Mimi...

Blue and green were a hot color combination when I was a kid..I remember a dress I had that was navy and lime..I still love it....(the combination....not the dress!)

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Nancy said...

I love this color combination too, Mimi...and I love all of your transferware, especially the green plates! Those are my favorites. So pretty!

Komali Nunna said...

Very cozy table. Lovely as always.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your blues and greens look so beautiful together on your table. I love the mixture of china patterns.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative and well-written blog. Look forward to following you here. Cheers!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Mimi, love this table! Your dishes are just gorgeous!! I did blue/green today as well. I, too, love that color combo! Everything looks just beautiful!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love them dishes girl! Be blessed. Cindy

niartist said...

I'm falling over for this! GORGEOUS!!! Those glenwood salad plates with the blue and white - oy ve! HEAVEN! I love this color combination too mimi - and you've done it so well. I wonder if I can find that salad plate on ebay? Hmmmm .... off to check! Great job~! Changes to the garden are posted, hope you can stop by and take a peak when you get the chance! :) Take care! A

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Mimi,

Regarding my soup tureen, yup, I got it at a thrift store. It was marked $9.99 and I got it for $4.99 (50% off day)!

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

I love how you put the two patterns together. They look so rich! Very creative, and lovely table.

Johanna said...

Hi Mimi,
because the time difference I come little bit late to visit you.
I adore green and blue together. I love your salad plates, so nice. And I love the cat in your header - I guess, I said it once before.
Greetings, Johanna

Ilene said...

Hey, Mimi! Try a little naval jelly (the pink jel that they sell to remove rust) on the bottom of your ARC Thrift Store dish. Also apply some on the crack. Some of these ironstone pieces do get rust stains. I like old restaurant ware and some of them have had rust stains from having iron skillets set on them (or some such scenario). The naval jelly works really well. Just dab it on thick and let it sit for awhile.

Thanks for alerting me how far Atchison is from Wichita, over on my blog "visitwithgrandma". That's a "fur piece", but then seems like going to Kansas does require a lot of driving no matter what. Heh.

Tricia said...

Your green tablecloth really sets off your lovely china beautifully! And what wonderful china mixing in your placesetting! I think it adds so much interest to use different patterns together. Yes, cat-proof centerpieces are a challenge!

Ann said...

Yes, I really love your blue and green combo! Those salad plates are gorgeous!! What a wonderful table setting. :)
I too live in the middle of nowhere, in the AZ desert 75 miles southeast of Tucson, 10 miles from Mexico. :)

Sherry said...

I do like the blue and green together. That is wonderful! You have some beautiful transferware.

Atticmag said...

Yes, I absolutely do love the blue and green together. Ethereal. -- Jane F.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Marvelous collections, Mimi... I am very envious of your treasures.

Lucky U.

Hugs on a great day & w/end ahead.
xoxo

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Mimi, Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
I do so love those blues and greens together...what a feast for the eyes, and you actually serve food! How wonderful.
Re: Kohls... I could only find 2 of the aqua plates in the store, but was able to order the other 6 online. They were 50%off, but then I always wonder what the "real" price is. I also used 2 online promo codes that gave me another 15% plus free shipping. I ordered the larger aqua platter to go with them....can't wait for their arrival.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Yes those two colors are so pretty together. I love the first plate you used too. That would be great for a patriotic setting.

Hugs,
Joanne

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

What a lovely table, I love the blue and green combination, reminds of the summer sky and green grass... so very pretty!
Hugz,
FLOWERHOPGURL

Denise said...

Love the blue and green together. My Mam used to have the blue willow pattern plates years ago.. oh how I wish I could have kept them, she doesn't have them any longer either, don't know what happened to them!

santamaker said...

Love the liberty plates and the blue and green look great together...would not have thought to do that!

Abi's Blog said...

I love the blue dishes - I actually have ONE plate and one saucer similar to them. :) From the days when the kids were little - I had intended to collect it from the grocery store, but didn't follow through.
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog as well!
Blessings,
Ava

bunny, The Paris House said...

Your blue and green tablescape is lovely. I have been thinking of these 2 colors lately so I am so happy to see how lovely they look in your design.. I just put a turquoise chair on my balcony with some green furniture and green foliage and I love the color combo.
Beautiful post!
xoxo

ellen b said...

That shade of green goes so well with the blue in the dishes! Very nice...

Janean said...

with that little bit of green showing it is stunning!!! great job.

The Tablescaper said...

You can never go wrong with blue and white. I love your thrift store finds!

- The Tablescaper

Dream Mom said...

Love the blue dishes-it's very pretty with the green. I never would have thought to put those together but it's very refreshing. Loved the tablescape with the lilacs. I live in the Midwest and I am just itching for spring and the smell of lilacs is just intoxicating. I can smell them just by looking at your pretty tablescape!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, this is so pretty. Of course, I also love blue and white china, but mixing it with the green makes it pop. I also love your stemware. Did you say where you got those? If you did I missed it. They are exactly what I've been looking for. That Wood & Sons china is so pretty too. Great tablescape. laurie

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Warmly,
Tracey
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xinex said...

Beautiful table! Your transferware are gorgeous!...Christine

The Southern Belle said...

Yes, I adore your green and blue table. I remember my mother buying Blue Willow at the grocery store, piece by piece, when I was a little girl. She eventually replaced it with 70s gold and black stoneware. I wish I had the dishes she gave away!'

In answer to your question about the tablecloth--no, it was not stamped. Came that way from William-Sonoma, my sister's all-time favorite store! :-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Ohhh...I love your beautiful blue and green table, my friend! What gorgeous dishes...of coures, transferware is my very favorite of all dishes! I really enjoyed seeing your pretty pieces!!! Hmmm...blue and green must have been the color combo of the week! I enjoyed putting my blue and green table together...great colors for a spring table! Sooo...your kitty likes lilacs? Hehe...too cute! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous table with us!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my "Springtime" table! I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

Have a fabulous Friday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

scribbler-unfocused said...

Your table is very pretty! I too like the blue and green -- and I don't mind seeing those imperfections either.

Scribbler

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love your blue and green. Your tablescape is so pretty! Jennifer

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your plates, beautiful, beautiful.

Hugs
Charo

Rettabug said...

You can never go wrong when using the colors of the grass & the sky! Your blue & whites are ALL beautiful. Makes me wish I'd started collecting them. I just have a tea set.

I have a cracked bowl that was my Mom's & I keep it out on display all the time. Just 'cus it has a little flaw doesn't make it less lovable...alot like ME! :-)

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House. I appreciated your comments very much.

Anonymous said...

Bravo, bravo. Once again you have wowed everyone. Luv, bbb

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I never think to put blue & green together. But I do like it. Don't know why I haven't thought about putting those 2 colors together. I do love blue & white china though. I have some Liberty Blue plates & some Blue Willow plates. I've never used mine in a tablescape. At least not yet.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Oh I love blue and green and this is just beautiful!! I love the green china...will have to look for that! Beautiful!!

Suzy said...

Pretty table Marigene! I would never have thought of putting them together. I really love your old casserole you found. I wouldn't have been able to resist either.

colorchic said...

Loving the blue & green together. I had some of those blue dishes when I had my first apartment, they really make for a fun setting. Thanks for visiting my site. Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Everything looks great and what a wonderful color combination. Very spring like and calming. Thanks for visiting my blog.

:) Michelle

Carey said...

Hi Mimi,
Your table is gorgeous. The combo of colors are perfect. I love how they look on top of each other with the different border patterns. The gravy boat is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Carey

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oooh, those green and blue dishes look lovely together. Beautiful table.

bj said...

bLUE AND GREEN IS A wonderful COMBINATION. I love this!!

hahaa..yes, now that I think of it, I would have chosen Mr. Ford, Sam Elliot, Sean Connery..oh so many cuties out there. That was a fun meme and I hope someone will do it again sometime.

Kammy said...

Hi Mimi !
You are so sweet to visit..I am always playing catch up ...I need to be wealthy and retire, LOL !
Love your table and have never thought to use my blue and green together - very nice :o)
Hugs ~ Kammy

Beth said...

Mimi, Your china is gorgeous and I love how you mixed and matched! It all looks great with the green tablecloth! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments.
Blessings to you, Beth

Kelee Katillac said...

Oh I love the blue and green...that transferware id spectacular!

Lovely Table!

love,kelee

eatlotsachocolate said...

Beautiful dishes. I adore the antique patterns, the blue and green make a wonderful tablesetting.
Thanks for comming by and your kind words. Come back again soon.
Joanie