Monday, March 4, 2013

Lemon Yellow and Blue

My table this week was inspired by these gorgeous yellow roses that were on special at HEB. My husband brought home two bunches, enough to fill this vase and a smaller one, too. The table was set for a small dinner party we hosted Sunday evening for a visiting distinguished professor and a young colleague.
The bright color of the roses reminded me that I hadn't used this lemon-printed runner in a long time. 
With yellow and blue established as the color scheme, I knew it was time to pull out my Mikasa Windsor Court.  This bright and cheery pattern served as our everyday dishes until a couple of years ago, and I still love it.  The yellow dinner plates from Pier 1 made a good base for a salad plate and a cup, to be used for a cream soup.
Blue napkins and our silver, Lunt Belvedere, completed the placesetting.

The rim shot:
I love the pattern on the side of the cup.
Glasses from Villeroy and Boch added another touch of blue.
Here's the table, set for the four of us.  The menu included brie and crab bisque, shrimp Creole, sensation salad, and French bread, with dark chocolate creme brulee for dessert. I had never tried the dessert recipe before, but I figured, "How bad could dark chocolate creme brulee BE?"  It was heavenly!
Thank you for visiting!  I'll be linking to Cuisine Kathleen Wednesday night and Between Naps on the Porch Thursday morning. 


28 comments:

  1. So pretty!


    Jenny
    Www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful Tricia! I love that runner with the dishes, just perfect, as I love yellow and blue is one of my fav combos. Lovely centerpiece too. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  3. Aside from the roses being beautiful, I'm adoring the lemon table runner. Yellow and blue are one of my all-time favorite color combos, & I realize I don't use it enough. Your dishes look great with it, too!

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  4. Tricia, those roses are breath taking. This is a favorite color combo of mine, so I'm loving your table. Dinner sounds delicious. Wish I could have been there. laurie

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  5. Very Renoir-esque! I love it. Send me that brulee recipe, STAT!

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  6. This is so lovely! I just love those cups and saucers!!! And of course, those roses are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! =D

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  7. Very pretty. You must share the creme brulee recipe! The roses are gorgeous. I love bi-color roses the very best and my sweet husband knows this and forgoes red ones on valentines! Love the runner and your used to be kitchen dishes.. They are so pretty.. xo marlis

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  8. Very cheery table...your dinner sounds wonderful, especially the chocolate creme brulee, Tricia!

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  9. My goodness, what a happy table. Love those Provencal colors! Loved the way you mixed the yellows and blues and the roses are so, so pretty!!

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  10. What a cheery table, Tricia! It looks like happy sunshine with your pretty colors.

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  11. My favorite color combination, the roses took your every day pattern, and turned it into an elegant soirée. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  12. This looks so cheerful! I'm ready for spring and your table seems to invite it too! Such a wonderful pattern on your pretty dishes!

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  13. Love, love, love this table! The patterns, the color, the lemons, everything is great. Beautiful. Dianne

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  14. Love how these colors pop! Brie and Crab bisque sounds fabulous!

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. What a delightful looking tablescape! I love the pattern on the plates and the colors, kinda look Italian and those roses are so beautiful....Christine

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  16. Bravo! Look how nicely the roses pick up the pattern in your dishes! Wow! Very nice, Tricia! Good call!!! It's so sweet that your husband brought you roses, too! What a thoughtful guy!!! I'm glad your dinner party went well. The menu sounds SO good!!! Have a great weekend!

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  17. Love the Mikasa china, sooooo pretty. Perfect with your lemon runner too. What a bright fun table for any season! Your menu sounds divine, dark chocolate creme brulee, wow!
    Jenna

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  18. Another beautiful table, Tricia, this time with non-family members to appreciate it and the delicious menu. The dishes are delightful and the roses gorgeous.

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  19. Tricia, your table is gorgeous. I do love those colorful dishes. Mikasa's has some beautiful china.
    Your menu is really appetizing. Love seafood and chocolate.

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  20. I have a ceramic tea pot, creamer and sugar made by Deruta in Italy that matches those dishes to a T...! Love the dishes!

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  21. Tricia, blue and yellow is one of my favorite spring and summer combinations, and one of our guest rooms is done in blue and yellow.
    Your table runner looks perfect with the dishes you used. The roses are stunning. I know your guests felt special sitting at this table.

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  22. So beautiful! Love the colors, and the flowers are wonderful!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and don't forget the 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on the 13th! :)

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  23. Your table is lovely and the menu sounds wonderful. I enjoy blue and yellow together and you matched everything together very well. The dessert makes me drool just thinking about it. I bet the professor and collegue were impressed. Shannon

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  24. Oops! The professor wouldn't be impressed with my spelling. It should be colleague. Spelling was never my best subject. LOL

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  25. Your table is beautiful and I always love your Windsor Court. Of course I too love blue and yellow. The stemware is perfect with this table. I especially love the runner. I have that runner but have never used it. You are always in an inspiration and this is no different.
    You and your tables are anything but dull and dutiful.
    hugs

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  26. Love the blue and yellow! I'm a new follower! I am enjoying your tablescaping!

    Linda

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  27. Such gorgeous linens.

    - The Tablescaper

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