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Monday, January 11, 2016

January Blues


We have only seen the sun a couple times in the last few weeks...I don't function well without it.
I wanted to do a bright table, but not too bright. I can always depend on the cobalt Artland Iris to provide brightness on the table!



I started with a cotton striped tablecloth in oatmeal/blue. I used blue gingham napkins in a lotus flower fold so I could put the soup bowl in it.




I started the setting with a woven charger, oatmeal dinner plate, unknown who the maker is, a blue BP cabbage salad plate and soup bowl.



The glassware is Artland Iris and the stainless flatware is International, I don't know the pattern.




The centerpiece is a collection of Iittal Festivo candlesticks. They were made by Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva. The candlesticks are circa 1967. They have 1-8 rings. I have all except the 7-ringed one. The candles are round, apparently made specifically for these candlesticks. They are perfect for a winter tablescape as they kind of look like ice. I am sure you will find them in future tablescapes! I first saw these candlesticks on Tanya's blog Dans le Lakehouse and fell in love with them...and her kitchen!




Thanks for visiting today, hope you will find the time to come back next time.

27 comments:

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Oh, this is a delightful blue tablescape, dear friend!!!
I love your Bordallo Pinheiro blue cabbage bowls!!!
Perfect for a hot bowl of soup on these wintry, blistery days!!!
Your stemware is stunning!!!
I am quite smitten with your candlesticks!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Beautiful as always!

Chris Scheuer said...

Beautiful, I'm such a sucker for blue and white!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Blue in January is perfect. I love those candlesticks! SO pretty! Blue cabbage bowls, love them!
hugs,
Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhhhhhh lovely in blue and white - just perfect for winter. I'm working on aqua, white and silver right now - we'll see how it comes out. The candle holders and candles are perfect for winter - though I can imagine them with colored candles in the spring and summer too. I love love love the napkin fold - clever idea - and I think you will be seeing that in my future table posts too (I love to snitch good ideas). Did you serve a nice hot soup for dinner - that would be perfect for winter. How is your snow this year - getting any? We've had frost for several days and now are back to our usual rain - and I'm glad.

Anonymous said...

You know how I love checks and plaids so this will be a favorite in 2016. How lucky we are that we will have many more tablescapes during the new year. bbb

janice15 said...

Lovely I love all the candle holders and I love the Blue cababge dishes ...happy new week with love Janice

thepaintedapron.com said...

ohhhh how pretty Marigene! I love the blue and white, it's bright yet wintery~ your napkin lotus is just incredible and I LOVE the way the bowl looks sitting in it. Your candlestick grouping in the center reminds me of icicles :)
Jenna

DD's Cottage said...

Love the blues and the gingham napkins are the great. I think the blue stripes are my fav!

Dianne said...

Love the blue! So nice for this dreary time of year. The candlesticks caught my attention immediately. Thanks for providing info on them. Dianne

Dianne said...

Love the blue! So nice for this dreary time of year. The candlesticks caught my attention immediately. Thanks for providing info on them. Dianne

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You have presented us with an outstanding table setting and I love it!
Blue and white-perfect Winter combination and it makes my heart happy!
I am too am just like you-I need sun too:)
Sending you Happy Wednesday wishes!
xoxo
Jemma

Curtains in My Tree said...


I don't do good without the sun out shinning bright either. I just can't function at home with no sun.
Love your blue cabbage bowls I have started collecting the green ones when I find them at thrift stores

Janice

Marlene Plasencia said...

Loving this table setting, the blue and white is so pretty. The napkins are my favorite but the candle holders are so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Marlene Plasencia said...

Loving this table setting, the blue and white is so pretty. The napkins are my favorite but the candle holders are so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Hermoso todo, en azul, verde o todos los colores del arcoiris.
Saludos

Linda said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Rue said...

Hi Marigene :)

Those candle sticks are really unusual! Perfect for a New Year tables cape looking like ice as well.

I hope the sun comes out for you more and I hope you've gotten a good start for the year.

hugs to you,
rue

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful blue tablescape. I didn't know they had blue cabbage dishware. The candle holders are so elegant and pretty. This table will certainly chase away the Winter blues.

Julie said...

Those candlesticks are quite interesting. Love the blues, hope you're getting some sun!

Toni said...

Loved the table-scape. I will have to do something like that today. The clouds and rain have taken over the sky here too! Have you tried putting 'full spectrum' light bulbs in your lamps? It really helps lift the mood when the sun isn't allowed to peek through.

podso said...

What a lovely tables cape. I love the napkin "nest." I tried folding napkins like that but they didn't seem quite right, but this is a creative way to use them!

Elaine Cariglio said...

Beautiful!

Erica said...

I really like your Blues )) It seems so aesthetic! Beautiful combination blue&white...

Candy S said...

I have not been functioning well for quite a while, with or without the sun. The soothing sight of your your pretty blue and white winter tablescape brings a happy smile to my face. I am in love with the wintry icy look of the Festivo candlesticks. They are fascinating. I had never seen them before, now I will be looking for some every time I am out and about at the thrift stores.

Jan said...

The blue is beautiful! And those candlesticks are so versatile. Can't wait to see how you incorporate them in future tablescapes.

Rettabug said...

"I don't function well without it." MEGA DITTO!!

Love your Jan. Blues table, Marigene. I didn't know that the cabbage bowls/stuff even came in BLUE...very pretty!