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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wheat Sheaves Against The Azure Sky


This table topper caught my eye several months ago...reminded me of the wheat fields just before they are cut. The gold against the bright azure sky.


Tiny polka dotted napkins are held with blue/white ceramic rings.


The plate stack begins with an octagonal charger, then a Vera Bradley dinner plate (yes, I did use the VB chargers last week!), a Fred Meakin salad plate and finally a Bordallo Pinheiro dessert plate.




My favorite flatware by Oxford Hall Wear Ever in blue, which is a recent eBay purchase.


The glassware is a gorgeous shade of blue wine stem from the Dollar Store. I love the shape of them, as well as the color.



The centerpiece is a bowl of fresh vegetables and pitchers of basil.





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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just love the brilliant blues....and the veggies look so yummy, too!
love you,
jude

Anonymous said...

This is a sure winner.........absolutely love it. The blues are gorgeous and the polka-dotted napkins are the best. Excellent choice this week.
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Saturday treat. Maybe my dinner will taste better because I will be picturing this wonderful tablescape. bbb

BJ said...

Love the colors. So bright and festive and summery!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The colors are some of my favorites of course! You know I love the blue!! So pretty and the veggies as a centerpiece is perfect!
hugs,
Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the gold and azure combo! I've always admired the Vera Bradley plates :-) I hope you are having a nice weekend.

kitty said...

I'm loving you blue, Marigene. Your stacks of dishes always amaze me with the patterns and textures, and they look wonderful on your tablecloth. The eBay purchase of the flatware worked wonderfully well with your setting. The Dollar Tree goblets just can't be beat! Happy Sunday!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's beautiful! I love all of the blue...and that tablecloth looks very French! Hope you are having a great weekend! Hugs...Debbie

Dianne said...

Marigene, I love this! The colors are amazing and that topper is making me swoon. I love it with all the veggies and basil in the center. So colorful. This table would whet the appetite of your guests for sure. Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

As a Missouri gal, I can totally appreciate your reference to the golden fields of wheat against the deep blue open sky. I love driving along the country roads near our home and seeing the fields filled with wheat, corn, soy...it's like a summer ritual with me. It's kind of that in-between stage when summer is still going strong but we know that fall is just around the corner. It's so cool! You've captured that feel right here on this table, especially in using the fresh vegetables and basil for a centerpiece.

I feel so fortunate to live in the Midwest. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea, but it has really shaped me from the cradle. I had such fond memories of going to my paternal grandparents' farm up in Sabetha, KS and seeing more fields than houses along the roads. I didn't appreciate it then nearly as much as I do now, but it's a forever memory.

GREAT tablescape, Marigene!

Anonymous said...

Love the blues and all the different shape you use. I would have never guessed the wine glasses were from the Dollar Store - Such a pretty color. Sue Z.

Shelia Dowd said...

I never knew that VB sold china until now! Thanks for sharing...off to check out the VB dishes!
Shelia

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Vibrant hues of Kansas Farm Life done with such graceful taste, dear friend!!!Love the blue & white dinnerware! The blue & white polka dot napkins continue a lightheated feeling with your setting.
As a young bride, I remember seeing my father~in~law and his brother and father during a wheat harvest. Their sober looks and seriousness for their crop evident throughout the meal. Their laughter at the dining table the following week was such a relief to me.
I enjoyed your garden abundance centerpiece!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love those blue plates and I love the green ones that you used with them last time! You have mastered the art of mixing, matching, and stacking dinnerware!!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Love your table, Marigene. I don't have much blue in my home but I always love it when I see how others use it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Pretty blues, Marigene, but I was looking more at the veggies :) Don't tell me that big, ripe tomato is from your garden? All of mine are still green. Plenty of cukes though!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, that table topper is so vibrant. I love that gold against that dark blue, and your plate stack is perfect on the cloth. I want some of that flatware. It's wonderful. You definitely have a knack for great tables. laurie

Chris Scheuer said...

So pretty, I'm such a "blue girl" - love it all! Especially that first photo of the layered dishes - lovely!

chateau chic said...

Pretty, pretty table. I'm a huge fan of blue in all shades!!
Mary Alice

thepaintedapron.com said...

The blue really makes the summer vegetables POP! What a great summer look Marigene, the blue plate stack is gorgeous! You are always so full of color, I love it!
Jenna

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Beautifully photographed, stunning colors, and I am lusting after that flatware.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I absolutely love your cabbage plates in some of your other posts. I have one green one LOL I have never seen the purple but I am on the look out now

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Your table reminds me of the south of France with the brilliant blue table setting and the fresh vegetables…lovely.

Christine Graves said...

Love the colors of this table...those blues are just stunning!

Love the rim shot too, showing all the different edges.

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful! Love all the blues, and those polka dot napkins!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Love the beautiful colour of blue on the table.The stemware the plates everything looks pretty....love sujatha...:):)