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.




Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your blues and whites are. The hydrangeas look like pretty snow balls. I know your daughter must have appreciated your home cooking and pretty table.

Babs said...

Donna, Your blue and white tablescape is perfect for this time of year...or any time. Great look with your mix of flatware. Love hydrangeas. They're one of my favorite flowers.

NanaDiana said...

Donna- That looks beautiful. There is nothing like a pretty backdrop for a good home cooked meal. I'm sure they loved every moment of being there! The blue is gorgeous as is the centerpiece. xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Donna! I am glad the hydrangeas came to the rescue...they are my favorite. And I love having flowers as a centerpiece! Love your dishes, too! I hope all of you had a wonderful evening!


Anita at Cedar Hill said...

That is beautiful and I am not sure if I am a new follower, but I clicked the follow button. How sweet to serve a special meal to your daughter and her friend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am sure they were thrilled to have a home cooked meal served so beautifully. I am like you, do not have too much blue but do have my Grandmother's set of blue so I have them out in january.

Rebecca said...

Its beautiful Donna. The hydrangeas give your table a hint of spring, in the middle of winter. Love it!

Marigene said...

Very pretty, seems to be an easy color to work with and always comes out looking like a million dollars. Beautiful centerpiece.

Sandra said...

I love the blue dishes. I think you're right, perfect selection for a cold winter night. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

April said...

Oh, how pretty, Donna! I love it all! And your blog header is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

I love your blue plates, Donna! You are so right...who doesn't like hydrangea! The centerpiece container sets them off so nicely!

Marlis said...

What a perfect time to use those lovely blue and white dishes. What a nice surprise for your daughter and her friend. Love the urn in the center! xo marlis

Tess said...

Just a perfect table for winter...I don't have much blue but am always impressed with blue dishes and tablescapes. You must have been so happy to have your daughter and her friend there with you for dinner1

Tea in Texas said...

The table is so lovely with the silver planter and hydrangeas as your centerpiece. I love all china also and the your blue mix of plates is so pretty, especially the salad plate. I know your daughter and her friend enjoyed a special meal and your company. You are so thoughtful to entertain the two of them and on short notice your table creation is very pretty! Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Donna! That is so thoughtful of you to make certain your daughter and her friend were pampered during their visit! I can only imagine what the life of a flight attendant must be, but I assume homecooked meals are nowhere in sight for the most part. Not only did you fill their tummies, but you nourished their soul and their feminine side by creating a pretty table they could enjoy. REALLY pretty floral container!

Kathleen said...

I love blue, perfect for any season! Iam sure your dau enjoyed a lovely meal at this pretty table. The centerpiece is perfect!

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I like this table plates.It so different and amazing.I really like this all designs.I really like blue colors.

Chubby Chieque said...

Color combo is gorgeous.

Hope hydrangeas aren't faux as I am loving the real ones.

Great TS...

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

Martha said...

I adore blue and white and your table is lovely and I like your dishes!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Why don't I get over here every day to check..if it had not been for you I would have never continued blogging!
I left a comment earlier but it isn't showing. I came back today to see if you had any new posts..
I love your Winter White and Blue's. Everything looks lovely.
I will check back often..MORE often.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Pretty, pretty blue and white!!! That is always a good choice no matter the time of year. Love your "easy conversation" centerpiece!!! I'm sure your daughter and her friend enjoyed the home cooked meal!!!

Special 'K' said...

What a lovely table. Thank you for sharing. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Rettabug said...

How nice that your DD brought her friend home to your house to share a meal! I think that is the ultimate compliment. (My husband would feed the entire world at our table if I could keep up with him!)

Your blues are so serene & calm looking & I'm sure it was a welcome change from the usual fare they eat.
Wonderful centerpiece, too! You are very talented!


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hi Donna! We are so glad that you stopped by yesterday :) We love your blue table...and we love that you mixed and matched, right down to your silverware *love it!!* Bet dinner was lovely with all of the thought you put into it!
Have a great weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Donna, your blue dishes with the silver chargers is perfect for any time of year but I do love it for right now. Your hydrangeas centerpiece is great too, love those little flowers that make up the whole hydrangea. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Char said...

How did I miss this one Donna? You know I LUV me some blue dishes and the table looks so fresh for a nearly spring day.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Donna, I LOVE blue and white and your table is so very pretty. Great stack of dishes!!!!
You are right hydrangeas are a much loved posey! And yours look beautiful in that centerpiece.
Thanks for your kind words... I am so happy to be back in the blogging world!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Donna! You know I love the blue and white! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hey Donna! Where've you been? I hope everything is okay.

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Anonymous said...

Is that date right up there on your last blog? whatcha been up to?? Not much blue in my home but I do love it....wait....the upstairs bath is blue....ha! I forgot. Your table setting is so pretty. I love love hydrangeas and have some of the most incredible faux blossoms you have ever seen. I only have three of them because they were so expensive. They sit on the foyer table for the entire summer. xo

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