Debut of the Blues


Recently, all things blue and white have been attracting my attention.  That color combination is not a new phenomenon, but these days it catches my eye at every turn, and I have nary a thing in that palette.  So, what’s a girl to do?  Perhaps a tablescape is a good place to start.

blue/white tableblue/white tableblue/white tableblue/white tableOff to Goodwill hoping to find something to get me started.  I found two of each of these plates which suit me just fine as they provide a new opportunity for mixing and matching.    There were four salad plates of similar style and I found additional blue glass ones at a local store.  Altogether, 16 pieces costs about $16, not a bad investment for experimenting with a new color palette.

blue/white tableWhere to start?  Nothing blue and/or white in my linen collection, but yellow accessories seem to make a happy late summer combo.

blue/white tableOh, and I do have these beautiful blue stems that I bought several years ago at the Union Antique show and which rarely come out of the cabinet…..perfect!

blue/white tableEach napkin is tied with a piece of colored raffia, a very quick and easy way to gussy up a napkin!

blue/white tableLast to worry about  is the center of the table, and when all else fails, I go to the trusty green bottles this time mixed with an assortment of smaller ones  filled with what’s blooming in the yard.  A couple of my favorite pitchers are added to continue the blue, white and yellow theme.

blue/white tableAll complete, I’m very happy with my blue and white finds and will be on the lookout for other things to use with them.  Let’s not have a set table go to waste.  Want to come for dinner?

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17 thoughts on “Debut of the Blues

  1. Such a cheery late summer table Linda! I love your bottles with your assorted blooms and mixing & matching of dishes!

  2. Pretty Lulu! You have such a flair for the unexpected combos and elements! Your pitcher and teapot are quite unique!
    Jenna

  3. Your table looks delightful! I love the blues and greens together with the garden blooms. Very creative.

  4. You made me remember to check my ad for Garden Club on Craig’s List we have lovely Colonial themed plates and tea cups I must keep an eye on maybe ebay 🙂

  5. Sure I’ll come for dinner….LOL send directions…..Again, beautifully written. A great way to start my day.

  6. Love the mixing and matching Linda! The plates with the plant/floral type design in the middle were actually the dish set my family had when I was growing up! 🙂
    Kenley

  7. Very cheerful. Always love the addition of yellow to a blue and white scheme.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. You did a lovely job! So inspiring for mixing and matching, next time I only see one or two of something, I won’t be so quick to pass it up. Love your centerpiece, too. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  9. So beautiful, Lulu! And I love those unusually shaped pitchersa.

  10. Very pretty, Lulu! I love how you put this together after a simple trip to Goodwill and then using what you had. Great inspiration!

    XO,
    Jane

  11. what a beautiful table and I love the plates I have been thinking about new dinner plates just haven’t seen any I like … oh well i could just steal your

  12. Liz @ Infuse With Liz September 5, 2013 — 4:18 pm

    Cute table! Love the blues too! I’ve been decorating with tuscan green, gold, red for a long time and I think that’s why the blue is grabbing my heart strings lately.

  13. This is just lovely. I really like the pattern and your table is perfect.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook! xo

  14. Love your table!…with one of my very favorite color combinations of blue/white and yellow…I used to have some of those Pfaltzgraff pieces years ago…I am loving those gorgeous pitchers!

  15. Lulu, blue, white and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Your table looks beautiful. What deals you got on those blue and white china pieces, and that pitcher is so unique with the pretty, curvy spout. laurie

  16. Really pretty! I especially love the Pfaltzgraff. The way you have mixed and match is great…especially with the yellow.

  17. I love blue and white with yellow and I like how you mixed patterns. Those pitchers look really interesting! I love the one with the long neck. thanks for your visit. Dianne

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