Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Rush Job

I'm not sure why Tablescape Thursdays at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch always sneak up on me, but lately I've been realizing at work on Wednesday that it's Now or Never time.  I was out of town over the weekend, the ideal time to play with my dishes. This week's table was based on some new napkins I found at Kohl's for half-price a few weeks ago.  The bright yellow with orange crocheted trim napkins work well with my everyday dishes, Mikasa's Windsor Park.  This placesetting also incorporates a dark blue placemat and napkin ring, yellow dinner plate from Pier 1, blue covered ramekin from the Le Creuset outlet, an everyday glass, and our silver, Lunt Belvedere. 


Here's a view of the table in the dining room.


The late afternoon sun made for a challenging photo shoot!  Here's a view from the other end of the table.


For a quick centerpiece, I grabbed the yellow alstroemeria from the coffee table and stuck them in a cobalt blue glass pitcher.


Here's a closer look at a ramekin, which I use for individual casseroles or desserts.  Blueberry cobbler, anyone?


I will leave you with a bird's eye view.


Thanks for visiting!  I love your comments, and please also stop by Susan's Between Naps on the Porch to see some beautiful tablescapes.



49 comments:

  1. I love these bright colors! Blue and yellow are wonderful together.
    I hear you on the white, but the table I did Tuesday was SO colorful, the white was calming!
    If you come across any whites put them aside...You may find something so you can join in. Last summer I did 2 parties, 1 all white, and one with just one color added. It was amazing to see what people came up with!

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  2. I love blue and yellow together, reminds me of a sunny cloudless day. The yellow alstroemeria are gorgeous in that blue pitcher.

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  3. These colors are always so striking! I love your plates and the cobalt blue. Your table looks very inviting...and I'll take blueberry!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

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  4. How pretty your blues and yellows are -- I always seem to be putting mine together too late to get the good lighting -- it does creep right up on you!

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  5. Blue and yellow, always a perfect combination. Very pretty table and I love your ramikins- so sweet and unexpected.

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  6. How pretty your blues and yellows are!
    Donna

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  7. GREAT TABLESCAPE, LOVE ROYAL BLUE AND YELLOW,
    SO PRETTY AND A BIT DIFFERENT!
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  8. Yellow & blue is a perfect color combination~ Love your ramekins :-)

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  9. Tricia, I LOVE this table. It shows that putting a beautiful table together for your family doesn't take a million accessories and tons of time- simple and beautifully put together. Love it! By the way, I have similar ramekins and use them often- they're great!
    xoxo Pattie

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  10. Tricia, Blue and yellow are two colors that make me swoon when they are put together! Your bright colors are so happy and sunny! They remind me a little of french country! Could this be a table in Provence? After all you do have Le Creucet!

    Your centerpiece of yellow flowers with that marvelous colbalt blue pitcher is a real attention grabber. So very very pretty.

    Great table! I would love to be a guest!
    Yvonne

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  11. Oh Tricia-what a beautiful table! The yellow and blue look just great together. Inever get over how many times I can put together my everyday stuff into something great!

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  12. Wonderful colors to this lovely table!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  13. Very pretty table! Love those goblets especially! Thanks for your visit and the birthday wishes! And the young comment? You are my new best friend! ~Nana~

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  14. Gorgeous! One of my new passions is the cobalt blue glassware paired up with the gold/yellow dinnerware! Your table looks like it should be on the cover of a Pier 1 advertisment. Blessed are those seated at your table. =)

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  15. This is so pretty! I just love a deep yellow and blue color combination like this. I covet your ramekins. :)

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  16. What a beautiful table. I love the bright summer feel.

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  17. This is beautiful! I love yellow and blue together! Such a happy bright tablescape! Love those ramekins!

    Katherine

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  18. Tricia, this table is so sunny with the bright yellow. I love this yellow blue combination. And I relly love your vibrant Mikasa china.It' lovely.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  19. Tricia, blue and yellow are a favorite color combination of mine, so I love this table. For someone who puts together quick tablescapes, you sure do a great job! Love the blue ramekins, and they look great with your dinner plates and those napkin rings. laurie

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  20. Tricia, what a beautiful table! Rushed or not, it looks fantastic! I have those same napkins in turquoise, with green stitching, love them! Great job!

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  21. Ithink you did a great job on this table. The colors are pretty and everthing coordinates together really well.
    D

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  22. I love your bright and cheery table, the wonderful blue with that great yellow, it real does make a statement, so pretty....

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  23. I love the colors! What a bright and happy table! Thank you!

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  24. Bright and cheerful, just what I needed to see this hot summer morning. love your style~!

    Sonny

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  25. so bright and cheery. love those napkins!!

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  26. I just love blue & yellow together. So cheery! I love individual casseroles and your Le Crueset are gorgeous.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  27. Trisha, I am laughing. I seem to following you around the blog world today. You almost always are the comment right above mine. :)

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  28. This doesn't look "rushed" or "last minute" at all. It's lovely. Thank you for coming to see me today, I so much appreciate it. xx's Marsha

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  29. I just got REALLY hungry for blueberry cobbler! I love blue and yellow together so much. I think I'll be stopping by Kohl's to look for those napkins this weekend.

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  30. Yellow and blue are wonderful together, as it is in your cute tablescape. Something about yellow and blue makes you dream of a sunny day and clear blue skies, even if it's rainy or overcast outside like its been in my neck of the woods. Those napkins are perfect with your place setting.

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  31. PS, I enjoyed your tablescape so, I almost forgot to respond about my crystal blue iced tea glasses. I bought them from Tuesday Morning a few years ago. I have not seen them since, because I wished I bought the wine and goblet glasses that match. They were made in Austria and more info about them is at the bottom of my TT post.

    Requi

    Requi

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  32. Simply beautiful! Blue and yellow are so pretty together!

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  33. I love blue & your setting is just so appealing to me. I am trying to decide on how to decorate a new sunroom & I am always drawn back to the blues.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  34. That is so pretty, one of my favorite color combinations. It's so fresh and inviting!
    Love the ramekins for the blueberry cobbler which sounds delicious, when should I drop by?
    Hope you're having a great week. Thanks for visiting!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  35. This is very nice Tricia! I love the ramekins. You have done a very nice table even if it was in a hurry. I always love the blue and yellow color combo too. Sometimes my best tables start out with roosters and end up with shabby roses and sea shells. I plan them, but when you start putting things on the table your eyes take over your brain and they guide my vision.;)
    Sherry

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  36. Hi Tricia! This is again a beautiful table and I enjoy seeing your choice of color combinations. The ramekins are so eye catching and the blue is so lovely against the yellow and orange. Your rush jobs are great!

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  37. What a striking tablescape! Your colors are bright and cheery, perfect for a summer day!
    Please save me a seat!!!
    Dee Dee

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  38. So pretty, Tricia! I think your photographs turned out great -- loved the afternoon sun/shadows shots!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Bill

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  39. I'm wanting to open the ramekins and see what tasty thing is inside! Your table makes me smile, not at all dull or dutiful.

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  40. Tricia,
    I love the color palette you chose for this tablescape. Your covered ramekins are adorable. Isn't it fun creating a tablescape just using color?!

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  41. Beautiful tablescape, Tricia. I love the vivid colors and I have some of those ramekins. I like them!...Christine

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  42. Tricia, what a beautiful table - had you not said "rush" I would have never known. The flowers the silver & those little heart shaped boxes are goregous. Great eye - nice touch! Thanks for the encouraging words!

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  43. Beautiful table!!! Everything coordinates perfectly and the color scheme is so summery. I love your silverware pattern!

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  44. Striking tablescape with pretty bright colors. Doesn't look rushed at all. Good photography.

    Tricia, thanks for visiting me. You can grow blue hydrangeas. Next year purchase some aluminum sulfate from any nursery and follow the directions. Let me know your results. I actually have scattered charcoal remains from the grill on several of my plants to turn them pink. I think all the potash in charcoal reacts and turns the soil more alkaline.

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  45. I LOVE your tablescapes! This one especially is so blue and bright and fun and summery! I love the orange-trimmed napkins in particular.

    One of these days I will get my act together and post a tablescape of my own :)

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  46. Just love the LeCrueset heart-shaped dishes - so very cute!
    Hope you have a terrific Fourth of July! I appreciate always your kind comments when you stop by,

    Kathy

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