Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sunday Lunch

Today's tablescape was inspired by these yellow spray roses. My flower source is generally HEB, the famed Texas grocery store chain, where flowers are $4 a bunch, and my husband is usually the one who brings them home.  He does all the grocery shopping (and cooking -- yes, I'm completely spoiled), so when he asks me what I want to add to the list, I often ask for flowers.  I asked for yellow tulips this week, but they didn't have any, so he improvised.  The little blue pitcher used to be in my mother-in-law's kitchen, and it was the perfect size for this mini-bouquet.

The bright yellow of the roses seemed to dictate using similarly bright placemats. The placesetting also includes some cute little heart-shaped covered ramekins, our everyday dishes and glasses and flatware, and blue-checked napkins.

Here's a view of the table, looking toward the living room.  Very simple -- set for Sunday lunch.  Since the pitcher was so small, I elevated it with a wooden candlestand and added some yellow votive holders.

Here's a closer look at the very bright, colorful pattern of the dishes.  I chose this Mikasa pattern after using our first set of everyday dishes for 25 years.  These dishes are still going strong after 13 years!
 When I chose this pattern, I was looking for one featuring blue, but I also love the bright fruit pattern.

Here's a view from the opposite side of the table, showing the baker's rack newly decorated with blue and white. 

The details:
Dishes:  Mikasa Windsor Park (discontinued)
Glassware:  Villeroy & Boch My Garden
Flatware:  Towle Beaded Antique
Covered ramekins:  Le Creuset outlet
Votive holders:  Sur la Table
Wooden candleholder:  Pottery Barn outlet

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!


  1. OOh your table is so wonderfully warm and inviting. I love the blue and yellow and how sweet to have a husband who not only goes shopping but improvises. Lucky you. Your dishes are amongst my favorites, bright and colorful and happy. I love your glasses with them too. Great little pitcher. How clever to think of elevating it. Thanks for dropping in.. your comments made my day.

  2. Your yellow & blue is so cheery! And what a hubby! Love your newly adorned baker's rack!

  3. Love the blue and yellow! The little pitcher is so pretty...and the roses too!


  4. Hey, Tricia! What an incredible bargain on the flowers!!! When they sing about the Yellow Rose of Texas, I suppose they mean those beauties on your table. Very, very pretty! I'm bowled over that you can get such pretty flowers for such a great price! I think the lowest thing going here (besides wholesale) is probably $8.99 at Costco. Lucky girl! And your hubby does the grocery shopping AND cooking??!?!! You'd better bottle him up whatever's in his DNA and sell that! You'll make a fortune!!!!!! Also, I don't know if I've mentioned it before or not, but I love the shape of your chairs. They're have a kind of sexy, sultry look to them. Have a great week!

  5. Tricia -
    I will forever think of my mom and how she loves blue and yellow when I see such a pretty cheerful table. Just in time for a spring pick-me-up!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  6. So pretty and bright, Tricia. Such a delightful tablescape. You are so lucky for having a hubby that cooks...Christine

  7. Your lovely table looks like blue skies and sunshine!

  8. Love the bright colors...we need it this time of year! I do love the Villeroy and Boch glassware, they are such a nice color of blue! Good idea to elevate the pitcher! The heart shaped blue ramekins are cute!

  9. Hi Tricia...

    This is so pretty. I love yellow and blue together. Your ramekins are adorable and I love the shape of your pretty blue glasses. Such a lovely table. Your hubby made a great floral decision. My husband does our grocery shopping and if there were no yellow tulips, he'd be on the phone asking what he should buy!!


  10. Blue, yellow, and favorite color combination. Your dishes are so must enjoy taking them out of the cabinet each day. The blue pitcher is a wonderful family treasure. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  11. Those roses are beautiful and your table makes me long for much, much warmer weather!
    Beautiful table!
    Have a wonderful week.

  12. Tricia!

    Love your dishes and sunny tablescape. I am a lover of blue which can be matched with so many beautiful colors. Also, love the bakers rack and display and boy that is my kinda wallpaper too! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love your dishes! Such a beautiful spring filled table! And I am definitely a fan of your baker's rack display!

  14. I love this table setting! Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. You did such a great job selecting your china pattern, and those heart-shaped covered dishes are wonderful!

  15. Hi Tricia,
    Lovely and cheerful table. Refreshing. Like your dishes very much. Love yellow, blue and white together, such a nice combination, and the yellow roses are perfect. So nice you have a hubby who likes to cook, shop and bring you flowers....that is surely a blessing. Mine is great about shopping and bringing me flowers, but isn't too into cooking, but he is happy to help with the I am a blessed woman as well.
    Have a great day tomorrow,
    Blessings, Nellie

  16. The blue and yellow just brings a smile to my face. Your table just invites you in. What wonderful hubby!

  17. What a gorgeous table setting! I love the tablecloth and all the yellow and blue.

    I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

  18. Oh, I love this! I am drawn to blue and yellow.
    You've done a wonderful job. Everything is so pretty!

  19. Tricia, you know I covet those ramekins. :) They are so wonderful. I just love the yellow and blue combination - so cherry. I must look for (or make) some gingham napkins. Yours are just perfect. Thank goodness for grocery store flowers! I just love them too.

  20. Hey Tricia, you got it goin' on over here.
    Love,love,love your china, this blue is one of my favorite's & pairing the blue up with the yellow, wonderful!!...these roses(yellow rose of Texas,hehe) are just beautiful.

    And thank you so much for visiting LazyonLoblolly, your comments are so appreciated.
    Yes we are having springtime weather here in southeast Georgia.Please drop back again.

  21. Does your hubby have a brother? Oh wait. I already have a hubby of my own, but he does not do the shopping, cooking or flower buying.

    I love your table.

  22. Tricia, I guess this is one of those cases of great minds thinking alike! You know I love your blue and yellow table. That china is so pretty. And your baker's rack in the background compliments your tablescape beautifully. laurie

  23. Hi Tricia...

    My friend, what a lovely table you have created! It's so bright and cheery and just makes me smile! It reminds me of a table that might be seen in Provence...with all of those beautiful blues and sunny yellows! That Mikasa china pattern is just you, I love the blue and yellow with the pops of orange brought in through the fruit! The yellow roses that your husband brought to you are sooo sweet and they look fabulous in the blue pitcher! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Sunday lunch table with us...this was such a treat, my friend! I also enjoyed getting a peek at your newly redecorated hutch...lots and lots of beautiful blues going on there! I think that you are ready for Spring!!!

    Tricia, thank you so much for coming by for a visit! I really enjoyed your sweet note, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  24. The blue and yellow pallette is charming and so pretty. Love it.

  25. I love yellow and blue. My everyday dishes are by Dansk, Fiance Fruits and similar to yours.
    Your table is wonderful, love the little casseroles, and of course the fresh flowers!

  26. Great to see you this week! I am late making the tablescape rounds this time. I think a lot of us had blue and yellow on the brain this week! You asked about the wall color in my kitchen, and I wish I could tell you. The previous owner did it, and one reason I agreed to buy the house is that most of the colors worked with what I had. She also had the French country thing going on, and since I didn't plan to be here long, I thought I could work with some of it. It is a mustard/gold/Provencal yellow -- that's about the best I can tell you. I do plan to lighten it up, although it will probably still be yellowish.


  27. Tricia, you do have the "blues" today, and they do add a brightness to the day, much like the sky over Houston today. It's a lovely table, one that I would enjoy sitting around.

  28. Blue and yellow are one of my favorite combinations! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Love having you over! Sandi

  29. Hi Tricia, Love your blue and yellow plates. What a nice color pallette in your tablescape. Great deal on the roses. My daughter likes HEB too (she lives in Houston).
    Blessings, Beth