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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Blue and White Table?



It is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch with our host, Susan. Thanks for my favorite meme.

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This week I am doing a blue and white table with new, to me, blue dishes. I have been looking for plain blue dishes and haven't seen an overabundance of them...if I weren't looking, they would be everywhere. I found dinner plates and soup/salad bowls by Home Trends, the pattern is Natural Elements-blue.


I am using the dinner plate as a charger plate for this table setting.


The white dinner plate is Wedgwood Hedge Rose, which I have used before. I only put the napkin on the plate to cut down on the starkness of the white!


The soup/salad bowl is being used for salad tonight.


The placesetting.


The pretty edges of the dishes.


The centerpiece is just Swedish ivy in a small tureen that is sitting atop a very pale yellow dessert plate.



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Tablecloth-Savers Thrift Store
Napkins-have had them for years, probably WalMart
Silverplated napkin rings-ARC Thrift Store
Candle holders-Dollar General, several years ago
Yellow dessert plate-TJMaxx
White tureen-Goodwill
Blue dinner plates/soup bowls-Savers
White luncheon plates-Goodwill
Libby blue stemmed glasses-Goodwill
Silverplated flatware-Rogers/International Gracious 1939-eBay Salad forks Rogers/International Sweep 1958

42 comments:

Anita said...

Mimi, this is just beautiful! I love this shade of blue! I do not have anything this color. Love the tablecloth especially. You always put together a great table, and you must be the luckiest person to have Goodwill and ARC with such great things!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the blue plates and bowls! Gorgeous shades of blue and the edge is so pretty! You really found some beauties! Love this table, the cloth is adorable! Good Job as always dear friend!

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, Mimi! Always love your blues and whites! The Swedish Ivy centerpiece is beautiful! You always find such pretty things!

Blondie's Journal said...

The blues are SO pretty~I adore your tablecloth...you have the best! I love your sweet ivy, too. Great idea putting it in the tureen. I need a tureen! ;-D

xoxo
Jane

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this tablescape. You have so many dishes with scallops which I like so much. Every week you do something so fabulous. My friend Lisa that I told you about can maybe look at now that her husband is here from England with his Blackberry. I am going to ask if I can send your blog to him. Love, Brenda

Rettabug said...

Very pretty pale blue scene, Mimi! I think the whole table looks lovely & serene...blue always sets such a calm mood for me.
I've been wanting to do a "blue" table for awhile now. Just too busy sewing lately. ;-)
I go in different directions for awhile.

Keep up the good work!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The blue plates and bowls with the scalloped edges are beautiful and set off so well by the white. I really like the ivy centerpiece too.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Mimi, your blue and whites are just so very pretty, I have always loved the crisp look of the two colors together! What a charming setting, love it!

Nancy

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is beautiful... Blue and white is such a soothing color combo for the hot summer months... Your table is exquisite. LOVE those Wedgwood blue soup plates, they are gorgeous...
Hugs, Donna

Kathleen said...

Those are great plates, I would have bought them too! Pretty tablecloth too. I love blue and white, it is never exactly the same, so you can do it over and over!
Pretty tureen too!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Nice!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Mimi,

another beautiful table! And we do love our blue and white don't we! These new blue pieces are gorgeous! Great find. And I love the tablecloth!

I'm not doing a tablescape this week. I am still trying to get things back to normal around here after our vacation. hopefully, next week I will be back to whatever is normal for me. LOL

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love the layers of blue & white. Very pretty!

Sherry said...

I love your blue and white dishes. this is very pretty. I like that you used the larger plate for a charger. I have done that too. It looks great layered.
Sherry

Sweetladyelaine said...

Mimi, love your new blue dishes! Thank you for putting together such a beautiful table! Thank you for visiting me..love ya!

Komali Nunna said...

That blue and white combination is very beautiful. I especially love that table cloth. Great job, Mimi.

xinex said...

The dishes are beautiful, Mimi. Love the color of your tablescape, looks very tranquil.....Christine

Debbie said...

I love those blue dishes. I agree with you completely that the edges are beautiful! The large blue one made a perfect charger.

I never get tired of blue and white. It is always lovely, and this table is definitely no exception.

Entertaining Women said...

I'm a blue and white girl from way back. Your tablescape is lovely, and your new plates are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those blue dishes are really pretty! I like the curved edges!

Nice Tablescape!

Katherine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful, Mimi I love blue and white. It looks so crisp and calm!
You layed your dishes to show them off in the best way! You have a real knack at finding treasures!
Yvonne

Marlis said...

yep, blue dishes are scarce and you found some great ones. I love blue and white, especially in the summer, it's so calming and cooling. The tablecloth is just fine! Stunning.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your plates and bowls are just a wonderful shade of blue! I love how layering a white plate between them adds such interest. And you found those blue glasses at Goodwill? Lucky find -- they are perfect!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great! I like your new dishes and that's a cute tablecloth!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hi Mimi! Love those pretty blue dishes -- what a lovely shade of blue. And the tablecloth is wonderful. This looks sweet and soothing. Thanks for your kind visit as well.

lulumusing said...

Mimi, I thought of you this weekend as I was browsing an estate sale and an outdoor antique show. Both had lots of dishes and glassware and I wondered what you would have bought.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that looks very nice, I like the way you placed the white dinner plate and used the blue plate as a charger. They all stand out more with the white in the middle.

I know what you mean about them being no where when you are not looking for a particular color and everywhere when you are not.

Mary said...

Love this blue & white...so soothing especially in this hot weather. Those layered plates with their scalloped edges are lovely!

Vanessa said...

Hi! Thanks so much for coming over to say "hi" and leaving such a sweet comment! Your tablescape is gorgeous and I adore the blue and white combination. One of my favorites!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. I can see that we like similar color schemes. I am also looking for blue dishes, alsom some with a bright color I don't usually use. I saw a lot of white at Goodwill today but I'm holding out for some color. Your table is lovely. Very pretty tablecloth! I am planning to use my tureen for a fall tablesetting after seeing your idea.

Sherrie said...

You always have a full host of comments, but it is no wonder, you always post the most lovely tablescapes. You really do.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, those plates are sooo pretty. I love the scalloped edges on them. I never tire of blue and white. It's just a beautiful color combination. Did you make your tablecloth? That fabric looks sort of French Provencial. Love it. laurie

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love those blue plates w its scalloped edges! Gorgeous!


Live, Love, Laugh….
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Mimi~
I love your dishes...they are lovely and compliment each other so nicely!
I love to layer dishes with pretty rims, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment...the teacup you mentioned was sent to me from my mother specifically for my PINK Tea party...it was a cup she bought her aunt over 50 years ago and when her aunt downsized she sent my mom all the tea cups she had given her so many years ago!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Pam said...

Mimi, this is a beautiful tablescape; very calming and a great shade of blue. I'm new here and so glad to find your blog! I love that white pitcher!

Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

So pretty, Mimi! I always love blue and white together. Your tablecloth is especially charming!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Oh there is always something so fresh about blue and white.
I especially love the tablecloth!
Beautiful table!
Dena
Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY... blue and white go together perfectly!!!

Carrie said...

Lovely table setting...the blue and white is very appealing!

paperbutterfly said...

I was so pleased that you took the time to share “tea” with us this week. I will serve coffee in your teacup. As long as you enjoy your visit.
I look forward to seeing next Tuesday.

Blessings, Pam

bunny, The Paris House said...

Such a pretty tablecloth, and I love the blue plates!

Shel said...

Just stunning! Love blue and white.
Thanks for stopping by at me.
Shel