Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Perfect Setting's Remix

This has been a long winter, and, even though I don't want to wish my life away, I long for warm weather and sunshine.  We are teased by Mother Nature, and then she retreats while we prepare for another somewhat cold and rainy weekend.  I'm also thinking about the two graduations that loom in our future--a very bittersweet time for me, and I'm sure I will be blogging my heart out as that time approaches.  Our son will be leaving for college in August, but our daughter will be moving back in (she says it's temporary).  In the meantime, we are scheduling family vacations, and spring break vacations for us, as well as the kids.

Blue and white make another appearance this week, only with a bit of sunshine added in for good measure.  The tulips I used in last week's post still looked good, so I decided to use them again.  Hope you like it!
I've had this tablecloth for years--I love the blue flowers and it has a tiny bit of yellow as well.  I think I purchased it in Nassau, but I'm not sure.

I used two footed vintage bowls and added lemons to bring out the yellow in the tablecloth.

Salt cellars, also footed, were purchased at a consignment antique store.

Sterling is Modern Victorian by Lunt.  I used chargers purchased at Ross (wish I could find more) and china is Mandarin by Lauren of Ralph Lauren.

Dinner plate...
These cute little crystal candle holders were a great price at Home Goods recently.
Vase is Hanbury by Royal Worcester.  Crocheted doily was made by my Mom.

Crystal iced beverages are Chelsea by Godinger and wines are Omega by Waterford Marquis.  Sherbets are Crown Point by Gorham.

I couldn't decide if I liked the napkins beside the plates or on top.  Napkin rings were purchased at Stein Mart, I think, years ago.
A few more shots...

Thanks for visiting with me!  I will be drinking lots of fresh lemonade this weekend, won't you join me??


  1. Your tablescape is so pretty! I love the blue & white, especially with the touches of yellow. Tulips are my favorite, they look great!

  2. This is just so pretty! I love your tablecloth and think the napkins layered with the yellow are perfect with it.

    And I love those RL Dishes, too.

  3. Or make a lemon pie! Lemons are often one of my go to design elements...especially when I don't want to spend extra dollars for flowers. Your tablecloth is so pretty; I really like it. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  4. Very pretty setting. I love the blues especially. All your crystal pieces are beautiful.

  5. Blue, white and yellow are my favorite colors! I LOVE this table!!! I love the pop of color the lemons add!

  6. This is so pretty! The blue and white is so classic. Love all the crystals and flowers are
    gorgeous too..Christine

  7. There aren't many flowers as stunning as white Tulips, perhaps white Lilacs, that give such instant elegance. Nice to see you used them back-to-back as I do that all the time to get the most beauty possible from them. LOVED the ruffled chargers. Your blue Chinese tablecloth brought back memories of the '80s when we saw these in different colored flowers. Your Lauren blue plates just bring it all together. Very lovely! Summer

  8. I'm a huge sucker for salt cellars! Love it all...

  9. WOW! All of your tablescapes are lovely! You must have a lot of dishes. Everything is just gorgeous!
    Do you link up with Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch?
    Have a great rest of the week!
    ~ Julie

  10. Beautiful table scape...just love all of the blue. I'm crazy for anything blue.
    Marianne :)

  11. You have set a very beautiful table...there is nothing quite like blue and white with a punch of yellow to lift the spirits.

  12. Wow the blue and white is breathtaking! What a gorgeous table.


  13. Gorgeous with a capital "G"!!! I love the Ralph Lauren "Mandarin" pattern. I have it, but I have never used it. It will have to make its debut at my house sometime this summer, I suppose, so it won't fall into my 2-year rule. (If I haven't used something in 2 years, it has to go into the annual garage sale. Ugh! I cheat, though. Don't tell my husband!) I love the lemony yellow with the blue & white. Your tulips still look fantastic! I really like the salt cellars. I would love to have more of those. They look great alongside the other crystal on your table. Hey...I hope you will be entering the Mikasa Giveaway I am hosting on my blog. The dishes are very pretty and versatile. There are six 5-pc. place settings in the "Daylight" pattern. Check it out! Hope to see you! Enjoy your weekend! (And I agree with you about the lousy winter and Mother Nature teasing us with smidgens of spring. We were in the 70s here on Tuesday, in the low 40s today, and expecting measurable SNOW on Saturday!!!)

  14. Beautiful blue white and yellow combination. I love those colors. The tulips look delightful and speak of spring. Your dishes are so pretty.

    I too am ready for warm weather. Our daughter moved back home and was married six months later. Children have a thing about moving back home to the life that felt secure and safe and most of all loved.

    Thanks for your visit today.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  15. Blue fresh as the sky and yes thank you I would like some lemone. If you son will come to Halmstad in Sweden he is more then welcome to visit.
    Take care, MB

  16. What a fresh water like setting... as summer approach here so it gives me the feeling of cool and relaxed ... And adding of lemons are the most beautiful part .... table cover is so perfect matched with your chaina.... like the napkins style too... over all a very perfect and balanced tablescape... really like it...
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  17. Wonderful! I don't know what to comment on first. I love it all, but then, I haven't seen anything of yours that I didn't like. I think the lemons are a great idea and they worked well with your table colours. I love salt cellars too, and tulips, and those charger plates, and this could be a very long sentence. lol

  18. Oh I adore your blue tablescape~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. Beautiful table! A blue and yellow combo always brings a smile. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  20. Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescapes is so Beautiful !!! You know I love mixing blues with yellows !!! I also love the yellow lemons with the white Tulips !!! You always know how to put It all together for a lovely Tablescape. I hope you have a nice Weekend ~~~xxoo

  21. Gorgeous table ! I love the lemons on the table and the vase with white tulips. Just a gorgeous setting

  22. Love the tablecloth, as well as everything else!

  23. What a beautiful tablecloth. Love your blue and white with accents of yellow! Perfectly Spring!