Thursday, August 2, 2012

~~~For the LOVE of Blue and White!!!~~~

 Hello my friends! I have not done a table in AGES so I decided that since the blue hydrangeas are turning green, I had better get with it and do a table NOW!!!! I also got a new piece TODAY, that I am IN LOVE with so decided to use it for my centerpiece! Isn't it beautiful!!?? I have wanted a piece like this for a long time and finally found one and it was ON SALE!!!!
 I love the pattern on it. It has cut outs on it so I put the hydrangeas in a glass bowl and put that in the compote. I will show you in a future post a design trick for arranging flowers.
 My place setting is a STACK of beautiful dishes. I used a white tablecloth and a blue, round placemat. Then I layered my white chargers, a blue dinner plate, a white salad plate with a pretty edge, a Johnson's Brothers blue and white salad plate and on top; a small glass bud vase with a hydrangea placed in that.
 You can see the green color coming through some of the flowers in this shot.
 Here are the details of the plate edges.
 I don't know why my BLUE hydrangeas look purple in some of these shots but I imagine it is my camera and the LACK of light in my dining room. I will have a MUCH brighter dining room in the new house:):) I am looking forward to that!
 I have had these blue and white candle holders for many years and don't remember where I got them but LOVE them alot. I placed a new berry candle ring around the candle and FLUFFED it out.


 Since summer meals are rather casual here, I decided to use my blue and white flatware instead of the Napolean Bee.
 Then I gathered 2 napkins; a blue and a white into one of my favotite napkin rings. They came from Pier One several years ago.


 The blue wine glassed AND the clear glass waters are both from Dollar Tree!!!!!


 I thought I would show you the pattern on the salad plate. Cann you see the 2 birds? They are hard to see.
 My blue and white pitcher will be used for water.

 My whte pagoda S and P are another favorite of mine.



Thank you all SO much for your visit. I hope you will leave me a comment so I know you were here. I will be joining these parties:
Sunday Favorites-Happy to Design

Seasonal Sundays-The Tablescaper
Metamorphosis Monday-BNOTP
Mosaic Monday-Little Red House
Motivate Me Monday-Keeping it Simple
Tabletop Tuesday-A Stroll Thru Life

39 comments:

Jane Bowley said...

That table is just beautiful ... I LOVE the blue and white!

Anita said...

Pinky, gorgeous table!!! I love blue and white. My hydrangeas froze, so I got some off my mom's small one, but I'm going to have to go a family cemetery to get some for a luncheon. Love your table!!! I hope you like the blue paint color too. I'm still loving it here!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

My favorite, blue and white! Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Wow Us Wed. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Dolores said...

Oh what a beautiful table...the blue and white is so gorgeous with the hydrangeas..
I hope the showing of your house went well today!!

Gail said...

Gorgeous table! If you had a showing, I bet they would be impressed with the ambience to your home from the tablescape. Who wouldn't want to live there?

Marlis said...

Pinky,. gorgeous gorgeous table. I love the hint of green on the hydrangeas.. So welcoming and cheery. Your blue and white combinations are fabulous. I too love the pedestal compote.. Your table turned out splendid!! xo marlis

On Crooked Creek said...

Pinky,
The new compote for a centerpiece is stunning, dear friend! I adore the green and the blue in your hydrangeas! Your tablescape is refreshing...a much needed sigh of relief in this heat wave!!!
Fondly,
Pat

StagerLinda said...

BEAUTIFUL TABLE! I am SO in a 'blue' mood these days. Love the stacks of dishes. Hydrangas are just lovely. You may have to invent a holiday for August 1!

Linda said...

Your table is beautiful Pinky. I know you have been so busy. The blue and white is lovely, especially with your hydrangeas

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pinky, This is my very favorite tablescape of your! YOur new pedestal bowl is a stunner! You know that I love blue and white!
Your hydrangeas are so pretty on your soft table. I only wish I was there to see it!
I am looking forward to seeing you on Friday! Barb H. is joining us too!
xo

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of your blue and white, but I have my eye on your new centerpiece. Where did you get it??? It's beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love your blue and white table setting, but particularly those darling pagoda salt and pepper shakers.

Kelly said...

I love those colors used together. Blue and white with a dash of purple is so pretty! That table would be a beautiful setting for Mother's Day. It just looks like that to me. Glad you were able to enjoy your hydrangeas a little longer inside.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is really gorgeous! I love blue and white mixed in with some of my seashells, too! Lovely decor!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Lovely setting...I especially like the flatware and napkin rings! Flowers are beautiful, too!

Jenny said...

My hydrangeas are all but dead due to our horrible heat but I love blue and white china and own several pieces myself. I'm very partial to anything Johnson Brothers. My mother has the blue willow pattern and I have the pink castles for every day. You've inspired me to consider a table scape post on my own blog someday. :)

SavannahGranny said...

Pinky, this is a lovely tablescape. Blue and White is my favorite color dishes of all time. I love the little birds on the beautiful salad plate. I have the same blue wines from DT. I LOVE DT.
Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Marigene said...

Gorgeous centerpiece...love your table, too!

Carla Karam said...

Pinky.. one word... WOW!!!
Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

Bonnie said...

Hydrangeas and blue and white dishes- now I am in heaven because I love both of them so much. Your table is lovely. Pretty blue stemware and I love the layering you did. I wish I had that many layers! I like your blue round mats also. Your pics look good but I understand the frustration about the light because I struggle with it too.

I am so jealous you girls are getting together. Wish I lived closer I would enjoy getting to know all of you.

Sarah said...

Pinky, this is a gorgeous tablescape! You new pedestal bowl is lovely and perfect for the hydrangeas. Love the stack of blue and white plates you selected. I have the same white chargers. They have proved to be a useful purchase. Wish I had bought twelve instead of just eight. I like your flatware too. Who makes it?
Thanks for sharing.......Sarah

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- of course, I LOVE anything blue and whie! Love the hydrangeas!

Linda said...

You can never go wrong with blue and white, can you? I'm loving that centerpiece. your whole table and theme looks perfect. What's for dinner?
Linda

Mary said...

Hi Pinky~ I love your new blue and white compote~ it's perfect for hydrangeas! Our hydrangeas have moved into the green and papery stage. We removing some grass and making a natural area where we're planting more hydrangeas in the fall! Your blue and white table looks beautiful and cool!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! Whether blue or purple, the hydrangeas are stunning! Your clear glasses really caught my eye and then to hear they came from the $ Tree! Wow! I'm gonna keep my eyes open for those!

Leslie's Garden said...

LOVE your table! That compote is beautiful, too. I've had my eye on something similar for a while. Now that I see how pretty yours looks, it makes me want it that much more!

Tess said...

This is so beautiful. I have hardly anything blue but have recently started collecting a few things. I LOVE your salad plates and have been watching similar ones on ebay. Your lovely table is an inspiration for my foray into blue. Thank you!!!

Katherines Corner said...

I love blue and white together. your table looks beautiful! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful weekend xo

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous table! Your hydrangeas are absolutely beautiful, and really complement the blue and white dishes. Your table is picture perfect, down to the littlest (your cute S&P shakers) detail!

Entertaining Women said...

I could sit at this table for hours and soak up the fellowship along with all the glory of your Hydrangeas and my favorite blues and whites. This one just sings my name. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

So glad to see you back, little lady! I have missed your designs!!! I didn't know blue hydrangea would start to turn green after awhile. I guess I'll learn those kinds of things when I finally get my hydrangea bushes in....someday! You did a beautiful job! I hope your weekend is going well. Take care, and great to see you creating again!!!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful, beautiful, love the blue and white and your compote is just lovely and a perfect centerpiece.

Aledia said...

What a blue-tiful tablescape!! I love all the layered plates and your centerpiece is just stunning...thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful night!

Aledia

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! I love your centerpiece , it is gorgeous!
Where is it from!
Everything about this table is lovely!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Infuse With Liz said...

Awesome look! Your new centerpiece was a great purchase! Your tablescape is lovely- heck I'd leave it that way for the showings! I didn't get any flowers on my Endless Summer hydrangeaas this year. So disappointed! First time that's ever happened here! I love the bit of green that started showing on your hydrangeas....gives it a nice look!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning dear Pinky! The most gorgeous table I've seen lately.. and you are featured at Ivy and Elephants and I cannot believe I almost missed this!! I love your beautiful dishes and the white and blue. Your centerpiece, flowers and vase are gorgeous! Hugs,
FABBY

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Pinky! LOVE your blue & whites, they make such a lovely setting! The salad plates with the two darling birds are my favs for sure. And the hydrangeas are so chic on each place setting, very nice!

Big hugs, Edie & Marie

Richella said...

What a gorgeous table! I like the way you mix lots of different blues--just the way God mixes them in nature! Everything goes together beautifully!

Style Sisters said...

Wow I love all your gorgeous blues!!Everything looks amazing! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas with us.
Karin