Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedgwood Potpourri Redux

For this week's contribution to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch, I decided to set another table with the Wedgwood Potpourri dishes recently passed along to me by my father-in-law.  In May, I posted a table highlighting this pattern with blue placemats, napkins, and other elements, so this time I decided to try it with deep red instead.

I really love the cream soup bowls, with the floral design inside.

I also like the shape of the plates against the deep red placemat. I'm using my silver, Lunt Belvedere, along with soup spoons from the silverplate my inlaws passed along to us a few years ago.  

Here's a view of the dinner plate by itself.  Fruit, flowers, birds, butterflies -- this pattern has them all!

The Georgian-Ruby water glasses have been featured in several previous tablescapes, and while I wasn't sure they were quite the right color for this china pattern, I think they work.

Here's a view of the whole table.  I would have preferred different flowers, but not enough to make a trip to HEB for them!  I decided the pink alstroemeria highlighted the lighter reds in the china pattern nicely.  Note the two kitties enjoying the late afternoon sunshine -- one on the floor to the right and one in the seat of the chair on the left.  They were most put out with me for trotting back and forth while they tried to nap.

My mother-in-law collected many wonderful pieces in the Potpourri pattern, and I've included a few on this table.  Here are closer views of the sugar and creamer, salt and pepper, and a vegetable bowl.

Here's one more view of the whole table, with the late afternoon shadows.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blue + White + Yellow

Since it was so hot when I set up the blue and white tablescape for last week's Tablescape Thursday, I decided to get a little more mileage out of it by adding a new color to the mix.

I used the same tablecloth, dinner plates, silver, and glasses, but added yellow spider mums to the cobalt blue bottles and lemons to the blue footed dish.

Yellow napkins edged with orange, plus salad plates and salt and pepper shakers from my everyday dishes, Mikasa Windsor Park, added more color.

I've had these dishes for at least twelve years, but I still love the cheerful pattern and colors.

Here's another view of the table.

Lemons make such an easy splash of color!

Stay cool, y'all!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cooling Off with Blue and White

When you're on Day Nine of temperatures above 100 degrees and expecting several more days that hot, you'll try almost anything to cool off.  Let's see if a blue and white tablescape will do the trick! 

I ordered this tablecloth from Williams-Sonoma when it was on sale recently, so decided to see what I could pull together to go with it. 

White mums in cobalt blue bottles make an easy centerpiece.

Other blue and white items were pulled from the baker's rack in the kitchen. 

Here's a placesetting, starting with plain white dinner plates, everyday glasses, and my silver, Lunt Belvedere.  The napkins are in a coordinating pattern, also from Williams-Sonoma.

The blue and white appetizer plates belonged to my in-laws and feature what I think are quails.

Here's a closer look at the pattern.

The salad plate is by Bordallo in the Basketweave-Blue pattern.  I only have two of these, but would like to collect more!

The blue and white rabbit also belonged to my in-laws, and I thought he added a bit of whimsy to the table.

Here's a closer look.

I like the simplicity of the white mums.

Here's another view, showing a glimpse of the Knockout Roses, which have continued to bloom, despite the intense heat.

If the blue and white table didn't cool you off, maybe a dip in the pool will work!

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