3/18/09

First Tablescape Thursday

This is my first Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on The Porch and I am so excited. I love setting my table differently each time and finding just the right china or glassware, tablecloth or napkins to set the particular mood. I was reading At Home With Carolyn Roehm last week and got the idea for this tablecloth from her beautiful and inspiring book with it's lovely pictures.
I love the contrast between the blue and white and have several different patterns of china in these colors. I mix and match(?) them together. This was set for a casual family dinner.
Because my round table is so wide ("72") it is hard to find tablecloths for it so I have begun buying coverlets or bed coverings. (Thank you Carolyn). This one is for a queen size, is matelisee and has the nice scalloped edging. I have found a big variation in the sizes so be sure to read the dimensions before purchasing. I have found some at HomeGoods for a good price.
I love old transfer ware with the lovely picture scenes.
I found some of these balls at HomeGoods. I did have them in a lovely glass bowl then changed them to the basket to look more casual.
I thought this one was Spode but the back says Denmark trademark England.
This is a Syracuse China (restaurant use) plate that I bought from their outlet store when we lived in New York.
This is my silver plate we got for our wedding. I love it with the rose and shell patterns combined. (I wish it were in focus!)
The stemmed glasses were from Costco. I am looking for some pretty blue tumblers now and some clear blue salad plates. Also some beautiful antique napkins would be nice! To see more lovely tables go to Susan's site. Now I look forward to reading and seeing all the beautiful tablescapes from everyone else!
Happy Tablescaping to you!

20 comments:

Marie said...

Blue and white are my absolute favourite colour combination! I adore your table. I love the pretty plates and your balls. They're all so wonderful!

Mama said...

Beautiful table, what a wonderful idea to use a coverlet with the scalloped edges, I love seeing blue and white china and you have some really pretty pieces and your book sounds really inspiring, Happy Thursday, Kathy.

jenjen said...

I love all of the blue and white. So pretty!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

XOXO
Jen

Janie's World said...

Loved all your elements! So pretty and combined together made a beautiful tablescape!

Raggedy Girl said...

Blue and white heaven, how very pretty. I love how the table cloth is quilted and the basket of blue china balls are a really lovely collection.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Beth at Aunties said...

The blue and white setting is gorgeous! I wish Salt Lake City had a Home Goods store! We don't do we?
You were on my mind last night and I hope you are doing well!

Hugs

Connie Weiss said...

WHAT? There is a weekly tablescape theme? I am addicted to dishes and glassware....just ask my husband. At Christmas, I bought new dishes and hid them from him for a month!

Your tablescape is just gorgeous! I really love blue and white plates (I have some...) and I love the dark blue table covering with it.

Great job!

Cathy said...

Like you, this is my first Tablescape Thursday. It has been fun to participate, but wonderful to see what others are doing. I like your variety of blue and white, and how you mixed them together. Homegoods is a favorite of mine also.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely! The coverlet is perfect as a tablecloth...I do that, too!
Happy Spring!
;-D

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh i love the blue and white, and the balls are the finishing touch. The mixing of the patterns make it in my book, but I do break the rules, thanks for visiting.

B said...

I love the mismatched plates. They aren't really mismatched because the color ties them all together. What a clever idea to use a bedcover for the tablecloth. My round table is 48" and I have trouble finding coverings for it because I want it to be floor-length. And I'm not about to try to sew a round cloth myself.
Anyhow, your table is lovely. Have a nice day. :) Brenda

carolinajewel said...

I love your mix and matched blue and white plates. The centerpiece with the balls is so pretty. I also like your flatware. :D Jewel

Linda said...

Oh, your first plate is my aunt's pattern, which she passed to me. It is so pretty - love the blue and white! Linda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a cute tablescape!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love the different blue and white china that you incorporated.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Very pretty! I love blue/white and love to mix and match them!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Thank you for dropping by and for your sweet comments! I love blue and white! Your table is so pretty! I think it's really neat to combine different plates and such! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Maryrose said...

Welcome to TT, I love it too. Thanks for stopping by my table. I love your blue and white. What a great idea using a coverlet. Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
Maryrose

Mary said...

Blue and white is such a classic. I love that you have mixed all different dish patterns -- they look wonderful together!

Christyc said...

Your Blog is so wonderful. It inspires me. All the hospitality and decor..Yea! Good job