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Monday, February 18, 2013

A little blue and white inspiration - tablescapes


Blue and white inspiration



Lately, I’ve been horribly smitten with blue and white tables. I am thinking the influence is coming from blogs, pinterest, magazines.. etc.
And I do not have but one set of blue dishes. No solids to go with them, nope, nada. So before I go off into the wild blue yonder…

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I did a bit of looking, in my files.  And I’m going to share some of my finds with you today!

I love the table.. and the ginger jar vases. The dishes are not even blue.. but you don’t notice that until you take a really close look. Maybe I should just find some blue things? Notice the sweet silver salt and peppers? I even see spot a cute salt cellar above the forks. The draping tulips just make me happy.

Yvonne always stacks her dishes so well. Oh wait, I do have those blue and white calico plates, right above the larger white plate with the gorgeous edges. Notice too that each blue plate or accessory has a different pattern. So interesting and fabulous to look at.

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A very crisp white tablecloth with small motifs is a wonderful backdrop to the china.. Note the blue berries on the napkin ring.  The dinner plate is clear which lets the salad plate just float above the table.. intriguing.


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I love all the white. And just the touches of blue on this table. Especially the blue flowers in the white vases.

Dark blue tablecloth, white flatware. I do have blue flatware. Once again tulips.

Some inspiration for next winter.. dusted pinecones in a blue wash bowl. I love this. I do love this a lot!

Of course Cherry Kay has blue and white. And stunning blue and white it is. I have that flatware, so there is a start.  The toile linen provides a perfect backdrop for the dishes.

This was a very early tablescape from the Susan. Actually, the second tablescape one!!  The placemats are just fabulous. Love those chunky candles in what appear to be flow blue candlesticks.
 
What is not to love? The gorgeous blue and white plate, the twig flatware, the napkin and just look at the rim on the white plate. I think this would be heavenly on a Tattersall tablecloth.

From: Tablescapes at Table 21 Just one of the few with which Alycia has bedazzled us. Gotta love those rice bowls. And once again, ginger jars.



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Next week, I think I’ll try my hand at just blue and white. I certainly have enough inspiration. I know I can visit so many of you and pull from your inspiring tables, too. It shall be a complete surprise to you and to me, to see what I can pull together. Maybe, just maybe I can persuade my dad he doesn’t need Mom’s china??? LOL
Linking to the hostesses who let us come out and play at their parties:
Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish on Wednesday evenings.
And Susan at Between Naps at the Porch for our party on Thursday!
I hope you will make your way over there!

32 comments:

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

There is NOTHING like blue and white!
Nancy

Mary said...

Blue and white is so timeless! Lots of beautiful inspiration from your files~ I always love Yvonne's dish layers and Cherry Kay has the most beautiful dishes and linens in her arsenal :)

Entertaining Women said...

Blue and white....my go to color combo again and again. I'm about ready to dive back into b & w, too. What is the blue and white pattern that your daddy has? Send me an email with your address, please. Thanks for the mention and the stroll through so many gorgeous blue and white tables. Makes me happy. Cherry Kay

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
Wow!!!
What inspirational blue & white tablescapes!!! Of course, I adore the contrast with the yellow you added and the pink from Yvonne's @ StoneGable!!!
I'll be watching for an upcoming blue & white tablescape in the future, dear friend!!! I'm in the mood for blue, too!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Blue and white is always fresh and beautiful. Each one of your examples proves that! You featured some of the best of the tablescapers. I always envy Yvonne's pretty stacks of dishes. Great post, Marlis. You are inspiring me to pull out my blue dishes.

Tricia said...

What glorious inspiration! And you've introduced me to a couple of new tablescapers, too! Blue and white has got to be one of the most delightful color combos ever!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Marlis, thanks for visiting the new blog. I just realized I hadn't put you in my new blog list, but you're there now! Whew! I love that Nordic image, and your settings under the tree. I have blue and ivory china and I've always loved it. Classic, classic!!

Diane said...

Marlis - I so so love blue and white! Before I added granite to my kitchen, all of the accessories were blue and white. I have been looking for the perfect solid blue plates for years and last week-end, I finally bought some (not so perfect) at Old Time Pottery. I guess blue is a difficult color to produce for some reason. So enjoyed all of the photos. Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue and white is my very favorite combination! Thanks for including my tablescape along with all the other beautiful ones in blue and white!

Alycia Nichols said...

Thank you for the shout out! You got me to thinking...so I looked in my catalog, and I don't have nearly as many blue dishes as I thought. Most of the blue in my stash is in the form of vases and such. You are going to have F-U-N shopping for something new. There are so many fabulous classic and contemporary designs out there just waiting to be adopted by you!!! I can't wait to be wowed by what you decide on!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the table with the white tulips...so fresh and springy as we prepare for a winter "event" in the next 24 hours. I also love blue, white and yellow used together. You show us quite a variety here!

The "Home Girl" said...

OOH, This is heaven right here...looking at all the gorgeous blue and white tablescapes! It's my favorite! I'm about to do a "Homeschool Mom's Breakfast" in blue white and yellow...I just LOVE it! Thanks for posting all this great eye candy!!! =D

Marigene said...

I have done a few with blue and white this year...still have a few more to do, too! They are so refreshing to look at.

kitty said...

All those tables sure provide great inspiration, Marlis! I know you'll come up with something stunning. I look forward to seeing your creativity.

xinex said...

Oh I just love all those blue and whites, Marlis. You are inspiring me into creating a table with my blue and white plates. I will have to dig them out from storage soon, lol....Christine

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed this post very much. Blue and white always catches my eye!

Ann Krucek said...

Love your collection of inspirations and creations! The blue and white is one of my favorites, ironically I have very little blue. This may just be my the inspiration I need!! Good post!

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Marlis, your blue and white have inspired me. Plus I was on the other side of town the other day and picked up blue stemware at Dollar Tree. I had never been before, definitely will be checking in again. Thanks for the inspiration.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Blue and white is gorgeous and I have my onion pattern china to take me into it..but, like you, NADA in blue glass-ware! I need to look for that. I'm also looking around for B&W transfer ware. Thank you lovely lady for the compliment and feature of my English bowl, I love that vintage piece too and got it at a good price two years ago. You can start with Hutschenreuther! Big hugs,
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I loved all the gorgeous table settings you shared from our friends..wow, there is so much inspiration here for sure!!
Fabby

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, aren't you clever! Some wonderful tables here. Isn't it funny how something will just grab you and you gotta have it?

Gina said...

Beautiful tables! There is something about blue & white, isn't there? I find I'm always attracted to it as well. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Ann, Heather and Sheila said...

I love the blue and white...and the blue and yellow! Thanks for inspiring me to do something with my blue and white dishes that don't get used as often as some of the others.
Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

thepaintedapron.com said...

I enjoyed all the lovely blue & white tables so much, there is something magically elegant about them. I don't have ANYTHING blue, but I did buy several Italian plates with lemons and large blue plums so I am venturing out in that direction...also found some fab blue placemats on sale at Pier 1, so something will eventually develop! Have fun with your tablescape!
Jenna

Maria C said...

I was recently given some of those blue calico dishes and I'm in love with them. I'm hoping to be able to put together my very own blue and white table. I can't wait to see your table next week!

I'm hoping you'll double team with Cherry Kay again. Together, you guys are dangerous!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Hi Marlis! I'm a big fan of blue and white, too! Now that I think of it, I don't think I've posted a blue and white table! Gasp! Something else to add to my to do list! Blessings, Tammy

Laurie Ritchey said...

OOOO, I've always loved blue and white, so this post was like being in heaven. What beautiful inspiration you've shown. I look forward to seeing your b & w table. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty all those classic and classy blue and white tables are! Thanks for your very kind visit.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a great post Marlis. I love your idea of featuring blue and white tablescapes. There is simply nothing else so fresh and elegant to make a statement. I am definetely inspired by this. Lets see what I come up with. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Violets Are Blue said...

Beautiful table settings - thanks for sharing. Patty/BC

suzyq said...

Just gorgeous, Marlis. There's something about blue and white that looks so refreshing. Some lovely ideas there for us all to file away!!
Suzyq

Ruthie Miller said...

Blue and white is always fresh, clean, homey and never goes out of style. I live with it and wouldn't be happy to live without it! You will see some on our tea blog.
It looks great with red, yellow, purple and orange!
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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