Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Something Old, Something New -- and Blue!

After missing three weeks of tablescaping due to lots of travel and end of the semester activities, I'm finally back with a table featuring a generous gift from Debbie of Mountain Breaths.  A few weeks ago, she had a giveaway, and I won!  Debbie sent me some darling blue and white teapot-shaped ceramic napkin rings!  They are all a little different, so I'm including photos of all four of them in this tablescape for a special lunch with friends.


 I think the one below is my favorite!
I wanted to keep the placesetting simple, to let the napkin rings be the stars, so I used plain cobalt blue glass plates (from Walmart, years ago) that we use when we have a large gathering.  My daughter brought me the pretty placemats and napkins from her honeymoon trip to Ireland. 

 I like the way you can see the cutwork pattern of the place mat through the glass plates in this closeup.
 Did you notice the tiny salt and pepper shakers in the placesetting?  My inlaws gave me a set of six pairs, and they really add a pretty touch, I think.
 I also included the iced tea stems from my crystal, Lenox Moonspun, set in silverplate coasters that were a wedding gift. 
 Here's a view of the whole table.
 The simple centerpiece consists of dark red alstroemeria in a cobalt blue pitcher.The silver pitcher was a wedding gift from one of my grandmothers.  You can see me reflected in the pitcher, taking this photo!
 Here's one more view across the table.  Thanks, Debbie, for your generosity in sending me these napkin rings!
Thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!



33 comments:

  1. The tablescape and napkin rings is delightful! I know you cherish the family gifts!

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  2. What a beautiful table -- cobalt is one of my favorite colors . Those are such cute napkin rings. Joni

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  3. Welcome back! This is a lovely table setting. The new napkin rings are darling and look great as accents with the blue plates. You did a super job! My husband gave me a set of the little silver S&P for our table. They do add such a special touch. ~ Sarah

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  4. Such pretty shades of BLUE!! Gorgeous table, especially with all that lovely silver. I ♥ your new napkin rings...I'm bonkers for anything tea related.

    Your dishes remind me of some depression glass that my Mom had. We only used them for birthdays & celebrations, like baptisms & 1st communions. I think my younger sister inherited them. :-(

    Beautiful table, Tricia!!
    fondly,
    Rett

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  5. My mother in law loves the same kind of blues!

    xo,
    amanda

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  6. Very striking, the cobalt against the white, then add some silver...WOW!

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  7. There's nothing prettier than blue, white & silver! I love your new sweet tea napkin rings!

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  8. The napkin rings are just fantastic! What fun shapes. The dark cobalt blue is so dramatic, I love the plates and pitcher. This is just a wonderful table.

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  9. love your napkin rings. Lucky you. blue and white always takes my eye.

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  10. Tricia, this table setting is gorgeous. Elegantly simple but making such a stunning statement. I love it!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh! I am swooning over those napkin rings! :) I just love them! You will find me to be your newest follower :) I hope you evening is Plum Perfect!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  12. Oh those napkin rings are so pretty! I LOVE those beautiful placemats too. Your blue and white table is just gorgeous!

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  13. I'm not posting this week, but I had to stop by to see your pretties this week. I love the cobalt blue, it's so classy. Lucky you to win those great napkin rings too! thanks for sharing with us-glad you're back!

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  14. The napkin rings are just wonderful. As always, I love the family treasures...aren't they just the very best! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design with just the right touch of silver. Cherry Kay

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  15. Hi Tricia...

    Congratulations on winning those beautiful blue and white teapot napkin rings...they really are beautiful! Wow...I am loving all the cobalt blue, Tricia...it's just stunning...and ohhh sooo pretty paired with the silver! Love how you used your silver pitcher for the beautiful florals...for your centerpiece! Everything is gorgeous...right down to those lovely irish linens!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty table with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari

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  16. Very Pretty. I love the cobalt blue and I adore the napkin holders. Lucky you to win them!

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  17. I love it, the blue, white and silver is very pretty! Great placemats/napkins and congrats on the fun napkin rings Tricia:@)

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  18. Lovely and cool summer setting, Tricia. As always, you make a beautiful table look effortless.

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  19. Absolutely love those napkin rings, and the tiny salt and peppers!You have pulled it together so nicely.

    Pat

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  20. What a beautiful table. I love those precious little napkin rings, as well as your silver pitcher and S & P's! Gorgeous!

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  21. Sweet little napkin rings. Very nice giveaway.
    I love the pattern of your silverware.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  22. What a beautiful table! Blue and white is always a fav. Love those teapot napkin rings. I'd love to have a set of those. The individual s&p add such a great touch.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. I love your tablescape...the blue is so perfect with the crisp white placemats. The placemats are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings My Friend,

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  24. The linen is precious and I adore the teapot napkin ring - what wonderful inspirations for your tablescape.

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  25. I love the new placemats and those cute napkin rings!
    The blue and white combo is sooooo pretty!

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  26. I love everything about this table - elegant simplicity. Perfect.

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  27. I love, love your napkin rings!, such beautiful gift! I like the way you did your table with the blue glass paltes and pitcher, such pretty arrangement. I'm so glad your back with such a gorgeous table! I'm also at TT, BNOTP.
    Lots of hugs to you.
    FABBY

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  28. Your tablescape is beautiful! The napkin rings are so fun! And the placemats and napkins from your daughters trip Ireland are truly keepsakes. Looking forward to seeing a turquoise tablescape from you in the future?!! ~Susie

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  29. Tricia, I love how you have kept this table simple but oh so inviting. The napkin rings are a treasure.

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  30. This is gorgeous! I love cobalt blue so this setting really appeals to me. The napkin rings are truly precious and you have created a beautiful setting to feature them. The little salt & peppers are adorable. Everything looks beautiful against the wood of your dining table. Love it!
    Tammy

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  31. I have never seen napkin rings like that. They do deserve a great highlight on your pretty table. I too love your cobalt blue and lucky you to have a daughter who thinks of what you like on her honeymoon.

    Donna

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  32. Your tablescape with the Irish linen, cobalt blue dishes and silver are beautiful to behold! I think it is wonderful that you cherish your family's heirlooms. Being of Irish descent, I think it is wonderful that your daughter thought of you on her trip to Ireland and presented you with the Irish linen. Perhaps, you will hand them down to her some day so that she can remember you when she sets her table.

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  33. Beautiful tablescape Tricia, love the cobalt blue shade... and your napkin rings are so perfect and beautiful really very different
    I love if you please visit my first ever T-tablscape and give your suggestions and opinions...





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    Love

    Farah

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