Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winter White and Blue

What color dishes do you go for in late winter?


A couple of weeks ago my daughter was going to be in town.  She is a flight attendant and her good friend (another flight attendant) was flying with her on the same trip.  So, I decided it would be fun to have a nice dinner for

Emily and her friend.

They eat so much airport food so I knew a home cooked meal would be appreciated on a cold January night.




Summer, Fall and of course Christmas are very easy to make a tablescape selection.  Being the dish junky I am

I have many choices.

It seems I don’t use my blue dishes often and there is very little blue in my house. 

BUT I am strongly drawn to these dishes and they made the cut for a special dinner for two tired

flight attendants.




It was a very busy day for me and time was short.  As I quickly started placing the plates around, my mind was racing~~~ thinking of a fast centerpiece.


Thanks to my handy dandy silk plant workroom, I hurriedly headed that way to see what I could come up with fast.

I wanted to leave it on the table and not have to worry about looking around it for the sake of easy conversation. 

This silver rubbed garden-y looking pot seemed to appeal to me with blue plates and silver chargers.



Who doesn’t love hydrangeas?

I grabbled white ones and a couple of green along with some green berries and proceeded to stuff them in the container.  This wasn’t going to be for sale so it didn’t have to be perfect!   ;-}

As I tell my customers, flowers and greenery DO make a difference in the feel of the room.



We had a delightful evening and Kristy was amazed at how much of my table came from thrifting.

I just sat back and smiled.



I am anxious to see your tables this week.

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch we have such fun peeking in at many tables.