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Monday, April 25, 2011

I've Got The Blues


I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting, Susan.

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It has been raining off and on, mostly on, for the past couple of weeks...it is getting old. I really would like to see the sun out for more than an hour or two at a time.

Inspiration for this week's table came in the mail last week. I received a package from Cuisine Kathleen filled with 3 different placemats, napkin rings. Thank you again, Kathleen...you are the best!

The placemats I used today are a lovely Waverly white, blue and tan floral.

I tried the table with a blue and white tureen, but it seemed to dark seeing the sky is overcast, again. Did I mention that I have found 4 tureens for only a few dollars each in the past few weeks? Three white, made by Calif USA, during the 1950s, each one a different pattern, and a blue that was probably someone's ceramic project, as there are no marks on the bottoms.

I settled on this white with grapes/leaves. Isn't she a beauty? She was sitting on the bottom shelf at Goodwill, kind of toward the back, behind a vegetable serving dish. According to the tag, it had been there 2 days before I scooped it up.

I thought the tan flatware from World Market went very nicely with the placemats instead of the sterling. The plaid napkin was a thrift store find, as were the dinner plate and soup/salad plate. I have had the napkin rings for about 20 years, maybe longer.

The blue glassware is also thrifted. I used cobalt cordials as candle holders.




Thank you for taking the time to view my post this week. Please leave a comment so that I know you have been here. I will be having a giveaway soon...when I reach 200 followers.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since I have been critized for not making comments on the previous two tablescapes, I decided before opening this weeks to comment on the blue regardless of color. Well, darn, you had to choose blue.

Marigene, as always, you have done a beautifull arrangement. I look forward to the next one...brown>

Love,

BIL

Anonymous said...

Love this tablescape as I am very fond of checks, especially blue. Dark and overcast here too but really like the blue tureen. love, bbb

Anonymous said...

really like the blue and white....but i'm waiting for a pink, white and black....
ily
jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This table makes me feel like a wonderful family dinner is just waiting to be served. I love the placemats and you have paired the perfect plates and flatware with it. Love that soup tureen! Wow can't believe you found so many! Wishing you sunshine soon! hugs, Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this tablescape, Marigene, very pretty. And the soup tureen is wonderful...what a deal you got on them. I just paid a pretty price for a new one, I just couldn't find any at the thrift shops. Lucky girl!

Have a great week!

XO,
Jane

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love the blues! My favorite! Especially those glasses, so pretty, Marigene, and it all looks so nice with the pretty things that Kathleen sent.

Pat said...

A beautiful blue and white table. I love the tureen.

Tim Gronek said...

This is one of my favorite tables yet. I love blues and the uses of them in a tablescape. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Babs said...

Marigene, Fabulous find in the tureen! I like your blue and white setting. I really need to find more things blue. I only have blue willow dishes, no placemants, nothing. Thanks for the inspiration.
Babs

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm glad you have the blues (on the table)! We are sun deprived here too. It helps to set a cheery table though! Kathleen sends the nicest gifts. Enjoy!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

If you have to have the blues, this is the best way ;) Love it!

Sarah said...

Marigene, the blues make a lovely setting. I think the white tureen was a perfect choice. Great find. I keep hoping I'll find a white tureen at Goodwill. ;-)
Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. ~ Sarah
PS
You can send us some of that rain.

Anonymous said...

I love it Marigene. The blue is so beautiful!! I think I have a new favorite!
Connie

Komali Nunna said...

Just love your soup tureen.

Suzy said...

Well if you have to have the blues thats the kind to have! Love that tureen!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Those napkins are great, beautiful shade of blue. Lynne

Jean said...

I loved this setting. This blue sure brightened up our blue weather also. You can just imagine the sun shinning through the window on your table. Thanks again for brightening the day. Jean

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty!!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Marigene,

I love the tureen as the centerpiece. Blue and white are perfect together and the placemats are wonderful.

Carol

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is such a beautiful table, great placemats, congrats! I love all the blue and one of your tureens you've found lately...yeah, I love tureens, they make great centerpieces as they're always sooo pretty! Thanks for comming by and for the lovely comments. I personally have two sets, mine is the one with the birds, in mostly oranges, this is my hubby's fav, the green one with the shermacks was a gift we gave to my Mil, so now it's here. I just did a table at my daughter's house with her china. I need to do one at my other daughter's home with hers too. Thank you for asking and liking the designs!
HUGS
FABBY

Mimi said...

Lovely table, blue and white is always so beautiful together.
Mimi

Kathleen said...

Those Waverly placemats look so pretty with the checks, good pairing. Love the glassware too.
Glad you like what I sent, you are always so good to me!
The tureen is lovely too!

Anonymous said...

Love the blue and white....as usual a great table setting. Very inviting. What time is dinner?
delma

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY BLUE post!

Designs on 47th Street said...

So pretty in blue! I love your table and all your pretty accents. Our soup tureens are very similar. (I have two..trying to think if my grape one is on my post from today!)
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous table with us.
Donna

Jane said...

Another gorgeous tablescape. Love the colors! Lucky you finding all of those tureens!!
Have a great day.
Jane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Blue Tablescape~~~ so Beautiful this is one of my favorate colors sweet lady. I also love the blue soup tureen for your centerpiece Great job putting it all together !! I just put my new Tablescape on also.
I hope you have a Great Week.
xxoo
Diane

Baye said...

I found your blog through We Three Dogs and Me and am glad I did. What a lovely tablescape.

Congrats on your many followers! I can see why so many visit. You have an eye for color (and bargains if those soup tureen prices are examples!)

I'm off to become a follower so I don't miss anything.

Entertaining Women said...

I love tureens, and I'm still looking for just the right one in creamware. Yours is wonderful! Cuisine Kathleen is such an A+ lady! The placemats are lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline said...

What pretty blue and whites. I can't believe how gorgeous blue and white is! The deep deep blue of the glasses is just stunning. You always set such a pretty table.

Meredith said...

Love your tureens. They are both beautiful and what great finds! Those placemats go great with your dishes.

Marlis said...

Lovely tureen. Also great placemats. wow they are really really pretty. I loe the table it's very very pretty.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can see you love tablescaping too! Love your new white tureen! SCORE! Thanks so much for letting me know you visited!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the blue and white and the placemats were a great starting point! I like the blue tureen with it too! Hope you get some serious spring time sunshine soon:@)

Christa said...

You made your own sunshine with such a pretty table. I also found a white soup tureen at GW last week! You've inspired me to use it for next week's TT!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great tureen! I know you'll be enjoying that upon your tables. The "blues" are so pretty -- perfect for those spring showers that bring May flowers!

Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous table - love the placemat inspiration - adore the tureen! Your combination of flatware, dishes, and glassware makes one really want to sing the blues!
Kathy

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene -- I love the blue and white. What a lucky girl you are to get the new placemats. Soup is just better served in a beautiful tureen like yours. How lucky to have a GW! Joni

Mary said...

Your table is certainly a cure for the blues! Love your tureen, I'll have to remember to peak on the bottom shelves next time I'm at GW!

Designs By Pinky said...

Very pretty blue and white table, Margene! I used to have those same blue water glasses!!! I really like the checks too and the placemats are beautiful! XO, Pinky

we three dogs and me said...

Blue and white are my favorite colors. I love the blue tureen and the checkered napkins. The only tureen I have got is a chicken one lol but I do like cutsie.

xinex said...

I like the white tureen better too. Beautiful tablescape as usual, Marigene! Thanks for the birthday greetings!..Christine

Jo said...

Marigene,love the "blues",this tablescape is fantastic.

Thank you for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your sweet comment,YES the Lori Wilde book got alittle raunchy at times,BUT!I am loving GWAHM,this book is more to my liking,I think MLW is an awesome author and her blog(DesignsByGollum)is so much fun just like her books.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Diann said...

Oh, you know how I love blue and white! this table is so pretty! And LOVE the tureen! Isn't it amazing how you got forever and not find something and then all of a sudden your finding tureens all over the place. That was how it was for me lat year. Not, I haven't found any since!

Rettabug said...

♫♫ Lucky-Dog ~ Lucky-Dog ♫♫ Do you have ANY idea how long I've been coveting a big white soup tureen like yours??? Oh my...it is just lovely as is the entire table. Well done!

I agree about the sun...we NEED some, too!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooh...Marigene! I love this...my favorite colors! And that tureen...swoon! lol Is it a Red Cliff? I have one that was my mom's and I know they have several patterns...especially with grapes! Lovely! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great tureen, and how wonderful that you found it at GW. Your table looks so pretty. Love the check napkins combined with the pretty floral placemats. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great having the blues when they are like this!! Neat soup tureen too!

I see we are both at the same number of followers! I also need to think of some way to celebrate! It may take me forever to get five more though! Ha-ha!

Katherine

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! So sorry you've had the weather blues! I know what you mean. It's been pretty blah around here, too. The good news is that your blues transfer beautifully to your table! :-) Gorgeous and cheery! I really like the napkins a lot. They have a freshness about them...they just call you to the table! Have a great week. Hubby and I have had a change of plans. I will be flying down to Savannah to scout out a house. We move in less than 4 weeks now, and we still haven't found a place to live there!!! So I'm leaving early tomorrow morning and will have 24 hours to find something. Crazy, isn't it? I've been doing my online homework, though, so I hope it pays off. Take care!

SavannahGranny said...

Marigene. You know that I love this one. Blue and white the world's greatest color combination. The idea of using the cordials for candlesticks was so great. Love the placemats. I am suprised the white tureen was still there after two days. It was meant to be yours.
Thanks for visiting my garden and for your sweet comments. Please come by and visit my living room.
have a great week. Hugs, Ginger

Pam said...

I think a blue table is my favorite. That tureen is gorgeous. Glad you rescued it from Goodwill.