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Monday, May 10, 2010

Blue And Orange Table For Two...



I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch, with our gracious hostess, Susan, for another Tablescape Thursday, my favorite meme. Please stop by her place so you can enjoy many more tables that all the participants have worked so hard to bring you their eye candy!

Thank you, to all who stop to visit and take the time to comment each week, it is very much appreciated. I do try to respond to each one.

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I love a good hearty breakfast, so I decided to do my Mother's Day breakfast table for two.


The plates and flat saucers are Royal Sebring, Ohio Blue Willow that came out in 1948. The cups and little bowls just have "Made in England" on the bottoms. All of the Blue Willow was found at different thrift stores in the area. The orange plates are Waechtersbach Germany Orange Peel that I found a few years ago at TJMaxx.










The bright orange glassware came from e-Bay, sure wish I knew who the maker and what the pattern is so I could look for a couple more pieces, as I only have these two. I really like them, they are so bright and cheery.


I know that candles aren't used for breakfast but I thought the little crystal birds were cute so I added them to the table. They take small candles and the only ones I have that are the right size are either green or red, so I chose the green.





The beautiful flowers were from my husband's daughter, Stasha...they are perfect for my peach colored dining room. Thank you, Stasha!


Napkins and tablecloth are both from thrift stores, where else?




See you all next week...please, do stop by BNOTP to check out the other participants of Tablescape Thursday.

49 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Mimi! I have always loved that Blue Willow pattern. It goes so well with the rest of your dishes and your tablecloth. Nicely done! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Audra said...

I love your gorgeous table scape. The orange plates and glasses were an unexpected pop of color and really tied the table and flowers in together.

I hope you are able to find more orange glasses...they are divine.

Anonymous said...

It is rare that I know any dishes but I do know Blue Willow. Once again, you have dazzled me. Love, Brenda

GrannySue said...

The table is so cheerful and inviting. What a great way to start the day.

Kathleen said...

What a nice breakfast table for you and Mr ITMON! :)
I love those birdies, so cute!
I never thought to use the BW with orange..but then I don't have much orange except for Halloween.
I am more a PINK person, LOL

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How unusual and amazing. Just poking around your blog over from Cuisine Kathleen, lots of pretty things here. And love your blog background.

Sarah said...

I've always loved Blue Willow and like the way you've mixed it with the red. Nice table for two! ~ sarah

Foley said...

Love the Blue Willow - great table setting. Flowers are gorgeous! I'l surprised you were able to find the bright orange glasses..something I have never ran across.

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

First of all I hope that you and your family are safe and hopefully not affected by those horrible tornadoes. DFW might be getting bad weather next week...

One good thing about moving to Palm Desert is that there is no tornadoe season there... but it does sit on top of a rather big fault. No real warnings for earthquakes!

That was so sweet of your son in law to give you those beautiful flowers. They turned out to be a wonderful inspiration for your colorful tablescape. Great use of those complimentary colors!

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

p.s. I left a comment on your last (?) post to say thinks for the gift!

susan said...

Those cute bird candlesticks belong anywhere you put them! Love the contrast in colors!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Hi Mimi, I stopped by to thank you for your sweet comment and get well wishes. I ended up back in the ER last night and so I have been ordered to rest and that leaves me with plenty of time to read everyones great posts.
I have brown glasses just like your orange ones. I will look it up and get back to you. I love all your recent table settings. I absolutely love old glass and dishes too, you have inspired me to do a table top in the future.
Thanks for sharing.

Dishesdone said...

Your table looks gorgeous, Mimi, and those flowers are just so pretty and so colorful!

Anonymous said...

I am not usually an Orange lover but those plates and glasses are Fabulous.
By the way, I went to my local Goodwill this weekend looking for treasures and found nothing. That's prob.ably a good thing because I don't really have the room or the need.
Very pretty table and I love the flowers.

Magic

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello M,
Am shocked! Blue & orange? I can't imagine and didn't think of it, till now?

Ur great in a mismatch thing, girl? I appreciate you share this to me. I would love to try these colours one day, but first thing is, I have to purchase orange plate §;-)

Happy TT, to dear friend TT blogger.
x0x0

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty colorful tablescape. I've never seen orange glasses like yours -- what a great find! Your flowers are so pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi, great job on your table! I love the punches of color and how you echoed the orange in your glasses, your dishes, the flowers, and the linens! It just ties together perfectly! And that was sweet of Stasha to send you those pretty flowers to enjoy. :-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dining Delight said...

Very striking! Love the striped tablecloth with the dishes you've used!

DD

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your colors are so cheery and bright! I always love to see your colorful tables. I sure hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!
xo, Andrea

Miss Merry said...

WOW - the orange really makes your Blue Willow POP! I would have never thought they would look that great together. What a colorful and cheery table to greet the breakfast crowd!

Nancy said...

Mimi, I love the contrasting red and blue. Your blue willow is so pretty! I posted an article on the blue transferware origin. Have a great week!

Nancy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Those orange stemware glasses are awesome! I have never seen orange glasses before! And those candlesticks are too cute! Love your bold table colors. I always look forward to your tablescapes!

The Tablescaper said...

Well Mimi, black and orange provide a LOT of drama themselves!!!

- The Tablescaper

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Striking colors! Very pretty!

xinex said...

Pretty flowers, pretty bird candle holders. pretty orange goblets, pretty dishes, pretty table! Need I say more, Mimi?...Christine

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love the blue and orange. The goblets are wonderful. Very nice.

Carol

Annie said...

Thanks to Stasha :)
Which came first - the flowers or the blue and orange table? Makes me smile - the flowers are just so perfect with your bright and pretty table.

Marsha said...

It's beautiful Mimi! I love the flowers that go with it too.

I had never thought of blue and orange as a great color combination until our recent trip to Texas where there were roadsides filled with bluebonnets with some orange indian paintbrushes mixed in - it was so pretty!

Splurgie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the blue and orange together. Who said you can't have candles at breakfast?!

Sherry said...

Your flowers go so well with your lovely dishes. Blue Willow is such a classic. I like how you paired it with the orange.

kay ellen said...

Love your china!!
Happy Tablescape Thursday~~

Have a blessed day:)

Kay Ellen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, I love the way the orange plates pop on this table. I have never seen orange stemware. It's so pretty. The flowers are lovely too. laurie

ellen b. said...

Hi Mimi! I really like that Blue Willow paired with the orange! Very nice!

Lana said...

I absolutely love blue and white....but add in that pop of orange and I'm CRAZY for it!!! I love orange!! This is a great tablescape and color combo!!!

The flowers are wonderful, too!!

Hugs, Lana

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Mimi, I love your table with the blue willow plates accented with the orange, I wouldn't have thought to do that combination but I love it! Your flowers look so pretty too! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "My "TWEET" Tablescape Thursday", it was so much fun designing this table. I'm really into birds this year and I love the yellow and blue in this tablescape.
Hugz,
Kim

Johanna said...

Hi Mimi. Beautiful breakfast table. Love the cheerful contract of orange and blue and the flowers are very pretty.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia said...

I love blue and orange together, and you've combined them beautifully on this table. My everyday dishes include blue and orange, and now you have ME wanting some orange glassware to go with them! Your table perfectly complements the pretty flowers.

Beth said...

Mimi, Your blue willow is so pretty and it looks great with the orange accents. The flowers look really nice. Stunning!

Sherry said...

I love the way you mixed the colors and the dishes. Each time I look at Tablescape Thursday I learn so much about being creative with color. I would love to sit at your lovely table.

Abi's Blog said...

Hi Mimi, I do love your orange glasses. The flowers are beautiful, too. Everything is so bright and pretty! Thanks for your comment on my table.
Blessings,
Ava

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The orange looks so pretty with the blue and white china! Very nice!

Katherine

Deanna said...

Hi Mimi!
I think the orange goblet is awesome and stands out so pretty.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit over at HomeHaven. enjoyed hearing from you!

God bless and may you have a sweet week-end!
d

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love that color combination. And I am smitten by your Blue Willow plates. I am on the lookout for some like them. Wonderful sense of design!
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi,

Great tablescape -- very pretty. The goblets that you asked about are Noritake provincial -- now discontinued. There are many colors including orange. You can find wine, water and two sizes of ice tea -- 11 and 13oz. I have an extensive collection of this pattern in all the colors. Watch Ebay someone will be selling orange sooner or later. Good luck. Arlene

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

dear mimi,
thank you for your kind comments. i wanted to let you know i finally finished posting my sister's contribution. I didn't want you to miss it!!!
donna

kim said...

Mimi, thanks for the information. Wow, you are good. I don't have a clue what any of the silverware is. This lady had it in a drawer in her booth at the flea market and she had the stuff tied in separate bundles. Nice to know who they are by and the pattern and age. Thanks. And I love all the colors of this cute tablescape.

Donene said...

What a pretty table! I like the blue and orange.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful tablescape!! I have the currier and ives from my grandma and I love the blue and white! Grandma always said it was the poor man's china since she got it at the grocery store!! Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! So pretty...love the pops of orange! I love the Blue Willow, too! Your flowers are gorgeous! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

A Grain of Salt said...

Such a cheerful combination for breakfast, M.