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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vera Bradley Goes Blue


I am back from my vacation in the beautiful Green Mountain State. I missed most of the oppressive Kansas heat, thank you Lord...the weather in Vermont was beautiful, even the few rain showers we had. I had the opportunity to spend lots of enjoyable time with family and friends.

I can't believe it is time once again for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. Please make sure you take this opportunity to view all the lovely tables being offered up this week. Thank you for hosting, Susan.

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Blue and white is a combination I never tire of using or seeing!

The tablecloth is from Savers, as are the white napkins. The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956.

The white candlesticks were found long ago at Goodwill.

I have had two of the Vera Bradley 13" charger plates for ages. I found them at TJMaxx for a couple dollars apiece. I couldn't find another two until I checked on eBay. The seller was asking $29.99, which was a little more than I was willing to pay...an offer of $17.50 each was made...the seller accepted!


The dinner plate is by Totally Today, plain white with a raised design around the rim. These were found at Goodwill for 49¢ each. Most of the Goodwill stores in the area charge 49¢ for plates and most stemware.


The salad plates are Bordallo Pinheiro. I also found these on eBay for about a dollar each. I have tried to find the name of the pattern but so far have come up empty handed...so if anyone reading this knows the pattern, please let me know.


The underplate for the cobalt blue sherbet is stamped Federalist Ironstone which made dishes for Sears. The pattern is Mayhill, circa 1965.


The cobalt sherbets are also an eBay find. The maker and pattern are unknown.

The iced tea/lemonade/water glass is Indiana Whitehall and the clear wine stem is Noritake Provincial. These were found at either Goodwill or Savers.


The handled bowl I am using for a vase was found at Savers a few months ago. It is one of my favorite finds. The markings on the bottom are mostly Chinese. The front panel has what looks like a pair of storks or an ibis on it...the back panel is indistinguishable. The daisies are from the local florist.




Blue, white, blue white, blue!


Placesetting.


The table overall.


The table by candlelight.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope you enjoyed it. If you did, please come back again soon.












43 comments:

afternoon tea said...

A very lovely setting. I love those charger plates especially.
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Marsha said...

What a beautiful table setting and I especially love those blue chargers and the blue Bordallo Pinheiro plates. You really get great bargains at your Goodwill -here in central MN our Goodwill charges $1.99 a piece for plates and stemware.

Glad to hear you missed the heatwave and had a wonderful time visiting family and friends!

Marigene said...

love the blue and white.....and especially the cobalt blue....as always, you have all the taste in the family!!
love you,
judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I never tire of blue and white! This is so refreshing. I love all the plates and the colors. Wonderful table! That charger is sooooo pretty!

Glad you had a good vacation!

hugs,
Linda

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love everything about this refreshing table. The blue and white are so appealing. Love the charger and the blue salad plate and the Indiana glassware. You find the best bargains. Glad you escaped the heat. Joni

Monica said...

Love the blue Bordallo. I have never seen them before. The chargers are awesome also.

Tim Gronek said...

I always love blue and white together. Especially in the summer months. Your table is beautiful as always. Welcome back from Vermont!

Bunny Jean said...

I really like my Bordallo Pinheiro dishes and have never seen that blue before. It looks like a water lily patttern. You are so lucky to have found them.

I have seen Bordallo Pinheiro plates sold for outrageous prices on Ebay. I know people pick them up at HomeGoods or Marshalls and then resell them.

I would love for you to come to my Bunny Hop party, it is going on right now...

Glad you had a nice trip.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my main blog)

Jean said...

I love this table. Blue and white is my favorite. You brought that same ray of sunshine to Vermont and it was good to have you.
Jean

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty! I didn't know Vera Bradley made dishes...they really are beautiful!

XO,
Jane

xinex said...

Blue and white is one combo that I never get tired of, Marigene. Your plate chargers are very pretty. Good you found some more on Ebay.....Christine

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Beautiful!!
I love your Dishes sweet lady !!!!
This is lovely for Summer dinner with family and friends. I hope you can come Visit my new Tablescape.
XXOO Diane

Diane said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation, family gatherings are always the best. Your table is beautiful, like always...love the blue and white combo, very elegant and classy. Diane

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Glad you had a nice vacation! We missed you!

The blue and white is so beautiful! Love the mixture of dishes!

Katherine

mississippi artist said...

I never get tired of blue and white either.I love how you mixed and matched everything. Your flower arrangement is lovely.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These blues are just gorgeous! Perfect for summer.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous dishes, each one of them, I love blue and white too! I'm crazy for your blue and white centerpiece, you've mixed such beautiful patterns! I'm visiting from TT at, BNOTP. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Marlis said...

so happy you got to go somewhere cooler.. Vermont is so lovely! I love your table.. those other chargers were worth every penny. They are gorgeous. I love the layers of dishes.. each one makes the table! Love those candlesticks too. Great table!! xo marlis

Meredith said...

Beautiful!!! Just beautiful! Love the patterns in all the blue and white dishes you used.

once in a blue moon said...

such pretty blue plates~

Entertaining Women said...

I think that your wonderful blue Bordallo Pinheiro plate might be a part of what they called Frog Service...features lily pads. Wonderful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You are so right --- blue and white always makes a lovely presentation. Love all your mixtures of patterns. Beautiful!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Blue and white is my all time favorite dishes since I was 14 years old and my grandmother gave me my first set

It always looks so great. I have 2 pie safes full of blue & white

A Perfect Setting said...

That stack of blue and white dishes is just beautiful! Great find on the chargers! Our GW store charges a bit more for dishes and stems, but you can stil find some good buys. I love blue and white! Enjoyed my visit, and thanks also for visiting with me and your kind comments.

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the charger plates! You got a good buy at Goodwill. Texas GW's charge much more for things than when we lived in Buffalo NY. Missing home I guess. Loved your table. Enjoyed stopping by.
Blessings My Friend,

Barbara said...

I just love the blue and white combination. It always feel so fresh and wonderful. What great buys you found!

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful blues. Those chargers are outstanding. I am so glad you found 2 more. Your other blue plates are killer too and add those cobalt sherbets, wow! You had to do a lot of searching to find all of these fun blues and it was worth it. Lucky you! I love it when I get a good deal.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Welcome home! What a beautiful table and those blue chargers are gorgeous. Good work on the price!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Welcome home, dear friend! I have missed your sweet tablescapes! Hope your time with siblings made some treasured memories!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Marigene,

Blue white always my fav enjoy it everytime.

Lovely setting

Hugs,
Karin Şen Cankan
Karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Martha said...

I love blue and white -- and your table is very very pretty!

Dianne said...

I love each layer of your place settings, but I am "in love" with the Mayhill plates. Well done. Dianne

Designs By Pinky said...

Glad you escaped the heat and had a good vacation! I love blue and white, this is so pretty. The chargers are beautiful!!! Glad you found the other pair! XO, Pinky

Pat said...

Marigene,
Beautiful table! Love how the tablecloth and vsse look together. School has started and I am so busy I can't even look at all the blogs I want to, much less post anything. Stop the chaos!

niartist said...

Gorgeous! Love all the layering!

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)

xo,
A

Kathleen said...

So pretty! The chargers were a great deal as were the Bordallo, great colors. I love the blue faceted glasses and the cache pot filled with daisies is wonderful, so nice and fresh looking. Great table, Marigene!

Pam said...

Those chargers are gorgeous. I always love a blue and white table. So easy to mix and match other plates with.

Alycia Nichols said...

I see that Cherry Kay already answered your question re: the Bordallo Pinheiro plates. I agree with her on the Frog Service, although I didn't know it came in blue. Cool. I never tire of blue & white, either. It's just one of those completely ethereal color combinations that reminds one of the sea and sand. Very relaxing, yet joyful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful blue and white table! I will be looking for your iced tea glasses, along the way.

Rettabug said...

Love, Love, LOVE all your pretty blue & white...always so classic & timeless. Well done!

Scribbler said...

Thank you for coming by my blog -- Your blue and white table is beautiful. And you are so thrifty! The centerpiece and white candles are really striking against the blue and white checked cloth.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE blue and white and for some inexplicable reaswon....I have NONE in my house!

Than needs to change....

This table is DIVINE! LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda

Nancy said...

I just love the layered plates! Such pretty designs and textures in your table.

Nancy