Friday, May 9, 2014

A Cheerful Table

Another cheerful blue and green favorite color combo! The Vera tablecloth is what dictated the colors this week. I used white napkins and cobalt glass napkin rings.

I started the placesetting with a Vera Bradley blue charger, then a white Royal Staffordshire dinner plate, a green Bordallo Pinheiro plate and finally a cobalt square soup/salad bowl by Von Pok & Chang.

The flatware is the ever-present Oneida Louisiana.

The glassware is Artland Iris in cobalt and the green wine hock is possibly Imperlux.

There is a little bit of yellow in the tablecloth so I got bright yellow tulips for the centerpiece...I will be sad when the tulips won't be around until next year! The vase was someone's ceramic project, it is cobalt with lemons on it. I also added a blue candle holder with a squatty candle.

The rim shot.

I used the Pop Art setting on the camera for the top photo...a little bit bright, I'd say!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today. Please come back the next time. Have a great week!

I will join Diann at The Thrifty Groove for her final Thrifty Things Friday...this meme will be missed by many. Thank you Diann and Linda for hosting each week!

Vera tablecloth-HomeGoods
White napkins-Savers
Cobalt glass napkin rings-Savers
Vera Bradley blue charger-TJMaxx and eBay
Royal Staffordshire dinner plate-
Green BP plate-gift
Cobalt soup/salad bowl-Savers
Oneida Louisiana flatware-Savers
Cobalt Artland Iris-Savers
Emerald wine hock-eBay
Blue/yellow vase-Savers
Blue candleholder-Goodwill


Pat Cantwell said...

Blue & green was my favorite color combination as a new bride! WoW!!! This makes me realize why!!! Gorgeous!!! Looks as if you're ready for a celebration be it Mother's Day, Graduation. . .any occasion!!!
I read a tip in a magazine the other day to place a straight pin through the base of your tulip blossoms to keep them upright longer!
"Mr. Ed" & I are heading out to Front Porch Antiques in Ottawa tommorrow for their City Antiques & Flea Market. I'm on "a hunt" for a new piece for my next project!!!

ellen b. said...

That table is very cheerful for sure. Have a wonderful weekend Marigene...

Anonymous said...

Another tablescape that makes looking at your blog the delight of the week. bbb

Diann said...

I love all of it! One of my favorite things about your tablescapes is use lots of real colors! All your tables make me smile. Thank you for joining TTF throughout the last three years. You have always inspired me Marigene!

Blondie's Journal said... really outdid yourself this time! The blue and green is not expected but looks so fantastic together.. Genius! I really love the dishes! I think this screams SPRING!! :)


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that table really pops. I'd never have thought to put those all together but they work wonderfully and look terrific. I can just see a spring luncheon menu.

Ann Krucek said...

Wow!! I love those vivid colors!! Especiallyyour stemware! They really look amazing. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Anonymous said...

Last week's was a favorite with the bright reds and yellows but I'd say that you have outdone yourself this week with the gorgeous tablecloth and vibrant blues, greens, and yellows. Love the tulips as the centerpiece. Can't wait to see what next week brings.........
Happy Mother's Day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, this table is so perfect for this time of year. Blue and Green with pops of yellow! Love the Vera tablecloth. The new header photo is stunning as well. Thanks for joining TTF and being such a faithful friend.


Anonymous said...

You continue to amaze me with your creativity.

kitty said...

You put together the prettiest colors, Marigene. I love how you mix your dishes and the stemware is absolutely gorgeous. Of course, you tablecloth is the perfect backdrop. Happy Mother's Day blessings to you. xo

Susan said...

Gosh, that table looks gorgeous. Love the glassware, too. Susan

Lulu said...

This is, indeed, a cheerful table, but that is true of most of yours. BTW, I always appreciate your visits, especially when there's no tablescape!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Really pretty combination of colors! I've always loved yellow and blue together too.


Oh Marigene, you have the nock forcreating such fabulous tables! Blue and Green is great and your setting is awesome!

Kathleen said...

I am green with envy over your green stems, just gorgeous! Love the tablecloth and the combination of plates you used. Beautiful! Hope you are well, haven't heard from you .
I am tired, tired, tired!
I didn't know Diann was stopping here meme, that's too bad!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene!!! Either you've been feeling super upbeat, or you're trying to get out of a funk. One or the other. I can't decide which. Whichever it is, it has encouraged you to go all out with color...and I love it!!! Brilliant color is so uplifting, and with the grey days we've had around these parts lately, we could all do with a little uplifting of one kind or another.

The tablecloth was a great starting point and has all the colors that are great to pull on. I think the yellow tulips are a brilliant move.

Sunshine today after how many days of grey? Enjoy it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Just catching up on my blog reading, Marigene. This is such a pretty table. The colors are so bright and cheery...perfect for a Spring setting.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

This is a beautiful and cheerful spring table! Your colors play so well together. :) I'm glad to see you using those Bordallo Pinheiro plates; I just love mine. The tablecloth is really pretty, Marigene! Every element on your table looks great; I love the bright tulips, the plates and chargers, the flatware, pretty napkins, and the gorgeous green wine hocks. Once again, you've set a lovely table -- thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!



Marielle Collins said...

Beautiful colours! The glassware is just stunning ....

Jann Olson said...

Hi Marigene,
I love the layering of your dishes. So pretty with the tablecloth! Gorgeous stemware also and the bright yellow tulips are the perfect touch of sunshine!

Deborah Montgomery said...

such stunning colors! I love all the textures and patterns in the plates, and those glasses are beautiful. I would never get tired of that flatware either!

Dianne said...

I love all the color you have been doing lately. It just perfect for this time of year. This table is awesome. I love cobalt. Wonderful. Dianne

Jewel Sauls said...

LOVE blue and green and your table is one of the best examples I've seen! Love it all!!!

Scribbler said...

I love this! I don't think my camera has a setting like that, but I did find one that allows for extremely vivid colors. That's pretty fun!

Linda P said...

Wow, lots of pops of color. I love it Marigene. So bright and cheerful. Happy Spring....

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You know I love the yellow and cheerful indeed! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow, look at that amazing color combination Marigene. You have created a very elegant and cheery table for sure. Thanks for visiting me.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhh my! Your colors are just stunning. I LOVE cobalt blue mixed with green. Lovely! Just plain lovely!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Great color combo!! So bright and cheery

Shelia said...

Your table is gorgeous and I love the vivid blue and yellow you've used. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

Wonderful colors and love the yellow tulips..are they artificial or real and if they are real how do you keep them from falling over??

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautifully done! Such gorgeous colors!