Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aqua Time!

The inspiration for this week's table came from a post Pattie at Olla Podrida did on the bishop's mitre fold...even I could follow her instructions. (It looks like a difficult fold, but is really quite simple.) If you have never visited her blog, you have no idea what you are is one of my favorites...great recipes, fantastic photography and even napkin tutorials...thank you, Pattie!

Wanting to do a simple, mainly aqua table before I get into fall colors had to be now or wait until next year and being an impatient person I knew next year was too far away off. So I gathered some aqua pieces and got busy setting the table. Maybe it is a little too aqua, but it will hold me until next year! A little fact, although green is my favorite color...aqua is my favorite color for tablescapes.

I tried a white tablecloth, but quickly nixed that idea, then dark woven chargers, another no...then these light woven round place mats seemed to work okay.

The large turquoise napkin was perfect for the bishop's mitre fold. I didn't even iron the fold and it held just fine...maybe not quite as neat as Pattie's, though.

The aqua charger plate is topped with a white luncheon plate.

My old standby, Oneida Louisiana flatware is being used again.

I have used teal stemware...maker/pattern are unknown.

The centerpiece are 3 wood candle holders that I painted/distressed a bright aqua. When I tire of this color or need another color I will repaint them. Whenever I find turned wood candle holders at the thrift store I pick them up specifically for the purpose of painting them.

The pretty rims.

Everything on the table came from thrift stores with the exception of the luncheon plates, which came from TJMaxx about 5 years ago.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you will return next time.

I will be joining:
Table It/Rustic and Refined
What We Accomplished Wednesday/Green Willow Pond
Flaunt It Friday/Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Anonymous said...

How'd we get so lucky...another stunning tablescape and in such a great color. bbb

Anonymous said...

WOW! Really bright and friendly looking table!
love you,

Pat Cantwell said...

I just finished an inventory of several sets of my dinnerware and the last ones to do were my Homer Laughlin Turquoise/ Aqua dishes!!!
I love the aqua/white combination here and those napkin folds are exquisite!!!
Love your stemware!!!
Great tip about purchasing thrift store candle holders then painting them to co~ordinate with your tablescape. I'll be thinking along these lines next thrifting trip!!!

retriever said...

Very beautifull,Greeting from Belgium.


Mons in Belgium My city

Blondie's Journal said...

Very very pretty! I love the colors and I will definitely check out your link. I have Googled napkin folds in the past...they are so much fun!

Jane xx

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love love love it. I really enjoy your original table settings featuring one color.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This color is gorgeous! I think with such a bold color your plan to keep it simple is perfect. Love the candlesticks and what a great idea to paint them! OK, now on to Fall right? hugs!!


Debbie said...

You did a fantastic job on the napkins...and I LOVE the color!
Your setting is very pretty!
I checked out your previous posts, as well, and love the green setting, and the lavender, also.
Your dishes are gorgeous!!!
Great tablescapes!

Mona said...

Such an interesting napkin fold. You did a great job on them. I love that so much of your table came from thrift stores. It really shows what can be done with not a whole lot of expense if we just have vision...
Very nice..
Love, Mona


Oh Marigene, you always make the most beautiful tablescapes and I love the dishes in acqua and white here and the place mats are awesome too!
Your napkin folds are very clever, you are so talented and such great photography as well.
Have a lovely week, ahead.

Ann Krucek said...

I think your right! I like the aqua against the dark table. This is a very vibrant aqua too - your table looks great! Nice job on the napkin folds, they look really good - I would have a wreck on my hands!

xinex said...

Pretty table! Love the color, one of my favorites!....Christine

Anonymous said...

Love this one!

Starla J. said...

Love the colors!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Your napkins came out perfectly! Aren't they amazingly easy to do? I am so glad that you gave them a try. And what gorgeous colors you chose for your table. I love that hue, and can only imagine all of the compliments that you received.

kitty said...

I love the napkin fold, Marigene. You did a great job on them. The aqua chargers are beautiful and look so pretty with your thrift store candle holders that you spruced up.

Christine Graves said...

Stunning colors, just stunning! And I am having a serious crush on those dishes my friend! love those...

Jacqueline said...

I think any time of year is aqua time!
I have fallen in love with it after my daughter's wedding and I can never get enough. It is hard to find beautiful napkins in aqua and folded like this, these make quite the statement. I am going to have to try that fold.
Your square aqua plates and stemware are fabulous too. Glad you chose to do them now.
(I can only take so much orange!!!)

Chris Scheuer said...

I am a huge turquoise fan, this is so pretty!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So pretty! This shade of blue is my favorite. Sadly the decor in my home won't allow it so I just have to wear it :)

Dee M said...

What a pretty tablescape, Marigene. I love the aqua, and I'm smiling because I repaint candle holders and vases all the time. Also, thanks for the roll recipe from the Spicery! I'm going to have to try them for the holidays. :)

Meike ° eat in my kitchen said...

I love the colour combination of aqua and white, that's beautiful Marigene! Have a wonderful weekend, Meike xx

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Marigene, such a beautiful color.
The napkins are so pretty, standing up so proud. Always a pleasure to visit.

Alycia Nichols said...

I can see this table as something for summer, but with the addition of a few brown tones and maybe a bit of green, it could run right up into fall with ease!

I wish I had those chargers. They are really the diggity bomb!

You did a really good job on the napkins. You're right...they're fairly easy to fold. The problem for me is ALWAYS getting the edges to line up. I've given up. If my guests want to get picky over that, I'll just throw 'em a wet nap! :-)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I am in serious love with those chargers and plates! The table turned out so pretty. Great job on the napkin fold. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!
Blessings, Deborah

Poppy said...

Aqua and white, such a soothing, but also energetic combination, much like the sea, don't you think? Beautiful table, Marigene!

Happy Tuesday!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Aqua is the color of the year. You couldn't go wrong with it. Lovely!
And...thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! :) I love you for that!

Anonymous said...

Love the aqua colors, so peaceful!
The napkins remind me of an ear of corn :-) Have a great day! Sue Z.