Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blue and White Tablescape!

Wednesdays are usually BFF days around here (I do something with my daughter and grandson- Best Friends Forever- I think my hubby started calling it that and even she calls it that now and of course it is BFF day everyday I am with all of my kids!) but today, I had to work in the afternoon and my house was a wreck, so I decided to clean and nothing cleans up a house better than a good ole Tablescape- am I right? So I took down the red, white and blue and just did a blue and white.


The runners I found at a garage sale mixed in with old sewing items in a large sewing box I bought for $5. They are both hand tatted (does anyone do that now?) around the edge and the long one has hand embroidery. The one I put in the middle also has a crocheted corner.

I used the rose petal napkin rings in the pitcher- love those dual purpose items!


I think the other title I should have used for my blog is "Just Call Me Candlelady!" I have a nice little hoard  stockpile of candles that I find at thrift stores and I should have partial ownership of Yankee Candle. The little hurricane lamps were gifted to me by my sister, Tammy and they fit perfectly in those candlesticks. I also bought some of that sticky stuff to help some of my candles stand up a little better and it worked like a charm.


I played around a little with the lighting and flash again and I think I like it best with no flash but with the light in the dining room on- I always do my table in the morning. Here is the place setting. Notice the bowls- are they round? No. Are they square? No. They are oblongish- you should have seen my son looking at this bowl when he was putting his ice cream in it- he said, "I am trying to wrap my head around this", as he twirled the bowl around. I love them- another addition to my Ironstone found by eagle-eye Tammy- she found the bowls, a large platter (remember I broke one that she found for me) and 2 small little oval platters- my collection is growing and I love it. These particular ones, however weren't marked on the bottom.

I again used the silver I found for $3.95 and some napkins I found and just the plain chargers from Wal-mart.

I mentioned my sister above- my hubby and I went to her house for the day on Monday and we actually ATE at one of her Tablescapes! My husband didn't know how to act- "We are actually sitting at the table? Using the plates?" Funny man. It was great though!

Be sure and check out some other tables at our weekly Tablescape Thursday party hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch .

**Be sure and check yesterday's post to see the giveaway I won from Affordable Accoutrements. (On my birthday no less!) The author Stan Williams also mentioned it on his blog The Elegant Thrifter on his yesterday's post!

Have a blessed week!

14 comments:

GrannySue said...

Very elegant. I like the color scheme and those cute "oblongish" bowls are really lovely. We eat on our settings all the time. If I have to set the table and make dinner, it might as well be pretty!

Sharon Haynie said...

My husband and kids say the same thing! You've set a lovely table this week! thanks for sharing with us!

Mimi said...

Nana, love your elegant white table with the little touches of blue. You have captured the candlelight beautifully.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Such a pretty candlelit table!

Donna

xinex said...

Very pretty! I love the color and the glow from the candles....Christine

Sweetladyelaine said...

I really like your tablescape!I think we enjoy spend time creating our tablescapes, why not use them!
It's a way of blessing our families! Thank you for sharing!

marlis said...

Your crochet edged doilies are fabulous. The embroidery work is pretty cool too. I love your table.. it's very pretty.

craftyles said...

I love how you mixed in the pretty vintage linens. The whole table is so inviting. Love all the candles!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very pretty! Your china just gleams in the candlelight! Love the theme.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, I love your blue and white table! So fresh and inviting! I just redid my baker's rack with blue and white items. I love your gorgeous tablerunner with tatted edging. My table this week features some linens with tatting, too!

Barbara said...

I love your linens and how you put them together. A white tablescape like this always appeals to me. I am laughing about your son's comments about the bowls and your husband's about actually using a tablescape. Thanks for the smiles!

Mary said...

Your table is so pretty, I love your dishes! Mary

Johanna said...

Nana, what a pretty table just in white and little blue. And with all the glasses and the candlelights it looks very festive.
Greetings, Johanna

Farah said...

Great tablescape.. love the cool and relexing atmosphere you create with your colour scheme, its simply lovely . thread drawn table mat is just gorgeous, there vintage style mats are my favourite thing... your china is elegant ans specially ilike thewhite and blue candle holder...