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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tablescape in blue and yellow

It's still hot, but cooler, so an evening on the patio seemed to be just the thing. Turn on the misters and a fan or two and presto-chango it's much cooler. Especially after being cooped up in the house during the days of 100 plus temps.

I fell in love with this Waverly tablecloth and it promptly jumped into my basket, along with it's big brother (bigger size).

I know, I know. what's up with the constant use of those white chargers!! Well, I just love them I guess.

White dinner plate topped with European size dinner plate and the matching salad plate.

Blue flatware seemed to be perfect on the busy tablecloth.

Blue goblets filled with ice water and a refreshing slice of lemon.

Enzian. Gentian in English. This belonged to my grandmother, it's one of my favorite pieces.

God made a little Gentian —
It tried — to be a Rose —
And failed — and all the Summer laughed —
But just before the Snows
There rose a Purple Creature —
That ravished all the Hill —
And Summer hid her Forehead —
And Mockery — was still —
The Frosts were her condition —
The Tyrian would not come
Until the North — invoke it —
Creator — Shall I — bloom? 
~~~Emily Dickinson~~~

Crystal votive cups

A perfect yellow linen napkin

A perfect blue vase filled with gypsophila, yellow carnations and some blue thistles.

A darling vase place card holder.. filled with creeping jenny, gypsophila and the blue thistle.

Here's a tip: Place your tablecloth on your scanner and print a color copy onto cardstock. Punch out with a circle (or square or heart or whatever) shape. Now you have matching placecards to your setting.

Tablecloth - Waverly (Home Goods)
Napkins - Villeroy Boch
Chargers - Pier One
White dinner plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Blue plates _ Blaue Blueten Schumann Arzberg
Blue goblets - estate sale, maker unknown
Blue flatware - Horchow's
Crystal votive holders - Tuesday Morning
Blue vase - Made in Spain, Home Goods
Place card holders - Tag (Easter line)

I'll be linking up to Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch. 
Do drop in and see all the pretty tables set just for you!

Also linking up to the Charm of Home's Home Sweet Home - do drop in for a bit!


Shelia said...

Morning Marlis! OH, how beautiful! Your table is so pretty! I love your pretty yellow tablecloth and you've just added the perfect pieces to set on top of it. I love those white chargers too. Your floral arrangement is so lovely.
You've done well and I hope the weather was accommodating! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

HHL said...

What a beautiful table setting!! Your setting has inspired me to start thinking about hosting a dinner gathering of friends. If I had those lovely white chargers, I think I would put them to work often, too!!

You have tablecloths hoping into your cart too??? lol... a table cloth and some place mats did exactly that , while I was shopping yesterday.. ;)

Wishing you a wonderful (and cooler) week...xo HHL

Barbara F. said...

Love blue and yellow combo, yours is gorgeous. I love Waverly fabrics. I think the idea of the placecards is genius, and I might have to borrow that! xo,

Alycia Nichols said...

Gorgeous, Miss Marlis! Absolutely gorgeous. Very soothing and genteel. I hope it cools off there soon. We are still in a sauna here.

xinex said...

What a lovely garden tablescape, Marlis. I love the colors and you can use those white chargers all the time as far as I am concerned. They are one of my favorites....Christine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I KNEW you'd have your tablescape up already! So cool and pretty! You do the lovliest flower arrangements. And that blue and white dinnerware...Luscious!

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is so beautiful!! That tablecloth is gorgeous! What a great tip for making place cards! I love your little individual vases at each place setting...so cute. A beautiful job!

Bill said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marlis! I love the freshness of the colors. Your flowers and artful photography always contribute to making your tables truly special.

Clever idea for making the custom place cards!


Mary said...

Oh what a wonderful tip placing your fabric on a scanner! Your palette of blue, yellow & white makes me feel cooler just gazing at your lovely table! Love your dappled light!

Miss Char said...

Blue and yellow, how can you go wrong? Beautiful table Marlis...I was just thinking yesterday about doing a blue and yellow tablescape. I guess great minds think alike. Thanks for sharing your table and its outdoor setting.

Martha said...

Lovely outdoor table!

podso said...

Oh my, how beautiful! I would love to eat outdoors but here the bugs are terrible. And I love blue and yellow together. You have set such a lovely table for a summer evening.

Maureen said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the tip on the place card..I'm going to try this for daughter's bridal shower in August! I love blue and yellow together..it's a classic.


Dianne said...

Marlis, Another beautiful table. The colors are cool and warm at the same time. Where do you find all your linen napkins? They are always so beautiful. Thanks for the tip on the place cards. I love combining paper crafting and tablescaping and this is a great idea. Dianne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how gorgeous! Love the way you made those place cards to match. The blue and yellow is such a pretty combination and what a pretty blue floral china pattern too.

once in a blue moon said...

very pretty, always love b&y~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a gorgeous tablescape!! I absolutely love the blue and yellow. Very stunning!

Jocelyn @

Entertaining Women said...

Blue, yellow, and white has been my favorite color combination for many years. This makes me so happy! The Waverly cloth is lovely. Do you all have a Home Goods in Lubbock? Oh my gosh, if so, I'm coming to see my sister as soon as possible. I can't believe that we don't have one here. The Enzian elevates the tablescape to a higher level...family treasures...always the best. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Poppy said...

I love this blue and yellow Waverly tablecloth.... your whole color theme is so lovely... perfect summer table. And those white chargers are absolutely gorgeous... they are perfect for this tablescape... they highlight your blue china so beautifully. I love the play of shadow and light in your beautiful tablescape... enjoyed my visit from Tablescape Thursday. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy


Marigene said...

Beautiful, Marlis...that tablecloth is lovely. Who could not like the blue and yellow combination. Love the shape of the blue vase.

Entertaining Women said...

Thank you for the invitation. I would love it, and I'll be in touch! Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

Soooo pretty. Love the yellow and blue together.

- The Tablescaper

Gina said...

What a pretty tablescape! I love blue & yellow together. I think the white chargers are great so I understand why you love them. Thanks for sharing the place card idea...that's pretty ingenious.
Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight too.

Designs By Pinky said...

What a beautiful table! I love the tablecloth and the CHARGERS!!! I love chargers but they seem to be so expensive. Thank goodness I have several sets! Your dishes are perfect. Thank you for the idea for masking the place cards!!!!!!!!!! That is fabulous! XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Marlis, your tables just get better and better, and your collection of things to work with must be growing! Though I know how hot Texas is right now, your table made me think cool. Nice allusion!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, I see we both have blue and yellow today--and I know what you mean about those chargers. I keep using them for so many different settings! I'm gad to see you can get outside now that, and your table definitely has a cool look. Linda

we three dogs and me said...

Your table looks so refreshing and cool even if it is so hot. Love the tablecloth and blue dishes. I would love to join you.

Rettabug said...

If I had those chargers, I'd use them on practically every single tablescape!! They're beautiful & so are all the other dishes on top of them. Beautiful tablecloth, too...very refreshing summer colors.

Thank you for the cute idea for making matching place cards. I never would have thought of that. Probably because I don't have a flat scanner...mine has to roll through it... but the next printer I buy surely will have one.

Well done, as always!!

Kerry Rossow said...

Looks so elegant! Love it!
Thank you for the visit, also!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this beautifully put together table, Marlis!

Diann said...

Marlis, this is such a lovely table! the colors are gorgeous and the Waverly tablecloth is beautful. I have to admit, I have a weakness for Waverly prints. I always seem to drift toward them at JoAnns Home Decor fabric area.

Sarah said...

Marlis, blue and yellow set a beautiful table. I think it is one of my favorite color combinations. Very French country! I'd use those white chargers over and over too if they were in my cupboards.
Like you, I'm tired of the triple digits but I know they are here to stay for the next few months. I feel so sorry for AZ at 118.
Stay cool! ~ Sarah

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Marlis,
The blue and yellow looks so pretty and the outside location is so serene! Yes, it's good to have a Home Goods store nearby, but bad on the pocketbook lol!! Great idea for the placecards! Stay cool!

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

Marlis, I LOVE the yellow and blue look. French Provencal Country is so refreshing! ANd I especially love the Gentian, they are the perfect match for that table cloth. This setting makes me want to be there enjoying good fellowship and good food! Thank you for sharing

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore your crystal votives!!! For me, I never tire of your white chargers...I adore them, too! What a great tip on scanning the tablecloth for place card...I'll have to give it a try in the near future! A truly < C O O L > inviting tablescape!

SavannahGranny said...

Oh my heart be still. Breathtaking! You know I love blue and yellow. I will never tire of those chargers. I just feel bad because I am not supposed to covet. OK, I won't if you will just keep showing them to us from time to time. Tablecloth is great and love the place card idea. Thanks for sharing this lovely sight. Ginger

Dreamgoddess said...

Marlis, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I must say I'm in awe of your gorgeous, gorgeous setting! What a beautiful view and your tablescape is stunning.

Kate said...

What a gorgeous table! Blues and yellows are so great together...reminds me of Monet's Table!

mississippi artist said...

Blue, white, and yellow-perfect every time. Clever idea for the placecards.Thistles are such an unusual weed/flower-good way to strike up a conversation among guests.

jo said...

WooHoo don't you just love it when somethung as gawjuss as your tablecloth jumps into your shopping trolley? Funny how it's never the unattractive ones, huh?

A divine table as usual!


Sherry said...

That is a pretty table! I love Waverly prints. I was looking them over this weekend when Joann Fabrics had a 50% off sale. They are so pretty. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!


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