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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Let there be White..part deux!

Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen is having another Let There be White table party today. She's changing things up a bit though & has asked us to add in one other color...just one. I had such a hard time deciding on what color to use! I thought I might use some hot pink roses out of my garden as the other color but I have had these plates in my stash forever & never used them....they wanted to come out & play! Blue is not a favored color of mine but I love the smokiness of this teal blue.

I started the table w/ a cream tablecloth then layered a white battenburg square over it.





I didn't have many accents, in this shade of blue, to choose from but I did find some sparkly garland so I added it w/ a sweet cherub statue & a couple of cream flowers & put the whole shebang under glass.



My candleholders are actually vintage chandelier shades set on top of silver candlesticks...I sometimes use them as votives too. I didn't bother to polish the silver as I love it's patina.



Tiny, individual S&P shakers....an eBay find years ago.





The teal blue goblets are by Indiana glass in the Whitehall pattern & are from the 60's....a thrift store find. I promised them to my daughter-in-law after I used them in a table...she'll be happy to hear that I finally did... come & get them Stacie!!!!



The china is Favolina, made in Poland & I believe is the Morning pattern although I'm not poistive....it's another thrift store find from a couple of years ago. The poor plates have set unused in a cabinet since then. But it looks as if the previous owner never used them at all so I guess that's not so weird.



I have no food pictures to share w/ today's table...in fact, for the very first time, I set the table for play, not to eat at. I had forgotten about Kathleen's party until yesterday & I had spent the day playing w/ my new paint spray gun (loving it!). I didn't have the time or energy to fix dinner so we had chinese take-out. ;o)


There will be lots more white & ________ tables @ Kathleen's party....let's go see!

23 comments:

Marsha said...

Just gorgeous! I love the blues with the whites and everything on your tablescape is so wonderfully put together. Beautiful dinnerware too.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very pretty! The vintage shades as candleholders are beautiful and I love the charming cloche vignette.

~Susan

Chandy said...

Kami, what a great and calming looking tablescape. I love it! Thanks for stopping by mine today...

ellen b said...

Oh I do love the blue mixed in with your white. Those glasses are fabulous. The cloche centerpiece is a nice addition and the candlesticks do have a nice patina to them :0)

Shelia said...

Your table is so pretty! The blue is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Beautiful table! I love that shade of blue and have those glasses in a couple other colors! I think it is funny that many of us have the sames kinds of things! I like your blog and read about your son. I'll remember him in my prayers. My sister was burned over half her body when she was just four years old. I wasn't born yet, but know the stories well. That was in 1948 and our family was fortunate in that the physician had worked on WWII burn victims and had learned how to do skin grafts. Things are sure different now and the burn care is much better, I'm sure. We never know just how strong our families can be until we hit a tragic situation ... right? Sounds like you know what to do, though ... hang on and pray! Thanks for visiting my site.

Debbie

Kathleen said...

Hi Cami!
Thanks for playing!
Your table is so pretty!
I love the glasses, I don't know if I could part with them.
My dil has the same name as yours, but she doesn't play dishes...she has 4 little ones..maybe someday I can bring her over to the dish side!
The cloche looks so pretty and the cloths are lovely!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

So pretty! I am drawn to your teal glasses; I love that color too. They go perfectly with the pattern on your plates. Your cloche vignette is beautiful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love it! The china is so soft and delicate looking and those glasses bring back such memories! My mom had some when I was little and I always loved them! Love the cloche too, looks pretty as your centerpiece, good luck with painting your table, I will be anxious to see how it looks too! Cindy

xinex said...

You picked a great color, Cami. Blue and white are so pretty together, so classic. I love the goblets and your centerpiece. Everythig on the table is so pretty!...Christine

Tammy518 said...

I love the blue that you've mixed in. Those glasses are gorgeous! I also love the patina of the silver candlesticks.

You had asked about my matelasse "tablecloth." It's a bedspread!

Katy ~ said...

Blue and white, so crisp, pure, and peaceful. I would sit and really enjoy my meal in this beautiful setting.

susan said...

Maybe blue is not your favorite color but you certainly have set a fine table with it! I love your glasses and am glad you let the dishes "out to play"! You can never go wrong with the beautiful Battenberg cloth!

Dishesdone said...

I love your table, my favorite is blue and white! Your table is so pretty! I especially love your glasses!

ceekay said...

Very pretty! The candleholders are so pretty....and I love the blue glasses...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the idea of the vintage shades for the candles! Now I'm going to have to be on the lookout for some of those. Your table looks so pretty. Lucky daughter-those glasses are lovely. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh lucky DIL to get such lovely goblets! I love those dishes too - this is a very pretty tablescape!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

So lovely! I love the white with the blues and everything on your tablescape is coordinated so well. I am keeping your son in my prayers :-) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sandy said...

Kami,
Great job, I'm not really a blue person either, but when I moved in this house I have to learn to like it a little more. There are just certain elements here I can't change. But I really liked the blue glasses. I also like the patina that old siver gets, I'm sure you have seen allot of it on my tables.
Sandy

Terri and Bob said...

Totally love the blue glasses with the white. I know you know that it is gorgeous!

The dishes are marvelous. Something I would pick out for my own table!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How beautiful Cami, & I love the creative centerpiece cherub with the sparkly bits under the cloche!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cindy said...

Who needs food when you have such a pretty table.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Oh I love those pretty blue glasses.
Your table is lovely!

~Liz