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Monday, June 24, 2013

In LOVE with green and blue tablescape

I have found myself smitten; heads over heels; in LOVE with blue and green this summer. I think it all started with a post I did back in February, HERE...
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that featured this table, that I am still head over heels swooning about.

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And then I posted this table. Still haven't seen blue flowers anywhere!!!

And then came these goblets.
Horchow's when they have their 25-30% off everything sale.
Bahia - green feet on a gorgeous blue bowl.

At Tuesday Morning last week, I found some Waterford place mats in a gorgeous light blue linen. 
They had 8, and then Saturday morning there was another set of 4 (to make 12) on eBay. 
They were meant to be!!

I found that I had a plaid napkin that had both blue and green. Perfect!
Added a white World Market napkin ring.
The Cambridge flatware from Horchow's.


Cabbage plate from Bordallo Pinheiro.
A pasta plate made in Italy with a gorgeous blue edge.

 The white daisies give just the feeling I wanted, relaxed and casual.

The tall etched hurricanes are a Pottery Barn find and the blue vases came from Home Goods in Dallas.

One tip about place mats:
Don't crowd everything onto the place mat, it's better to improvise and or leave off a piece instead of cramming everything on the place mat seam to seam. 

This is some of the hardest working flatware I have.







Are you tired of this color combination already?

Not this year, I am not.

As I was playing around with what to use, I discovered a few combinations that will be perfect. 
Salad on a World Market Passaro plate.
And if I wanted to dress it up, a blue and white china plate with an elegant embroidered napkin.
Totally a very versatile combination.

Cast:
Placemats - Waterford
Cabbage Plates - Bordallo Pinheiro
Pasta Plates - Toscana
Salad Plates - World Market Passaro
Blue and White Salad Plate - Hutschenreuter
Napkin - old but not vintage
Napkin ring - World Market
Flatware - Cambridge from Horchow
Glasses - Bahia from Horchow
Hurricanes - Pottery Barn 
Vases - Home Goods

Thank you so much for dropping in. I so enjoy your company!!
I hope to see you there!
ps... I might have to do one more green and blue table.....

31 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

I've been drawn to blue and green, too...first time since the 60's...;-) Good things always seem to eventually roll around again, don't they? Those place mats are lovely. I'm going to have to stop by Tuesday morning tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration. Cherry Kay

RhondaBuss said...

I'm
Going to have to check out World Market. I love those napkin rings.

kitty said...

Oh so pretty, Marlis, I'm swooning with blue and green envy!! The goblets are gorgeous and seemed to have inspired the table. I love the stacks of dishes on the blue linen placemats. The pasts bowls are so colorful and add such beautiful color. What's for dinner? I'll be right over!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Blue & green is a timeless combination, it always looks good and so perfect for summer. I love all your beautiful blue pieces, the flatware is gorgeous! I like your eclectic mix of things too, all looks lovely,
Jenna

Pat Cantwell said...

Marlis,
Lovely blue and green tablescape, dear friend!!! Made me realize how cool and tranquil the colors are together!!! Perfect for this triple digit weather that has arrived along with Summer here on the Prairie!
Keep 'em coming. . .the blue and green, that is!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pat said...

Marlis, those glasses are fabulous!! Gorgeous table!

Mary said...

Gorgeous Marlis and I love your new goblets! Your table is cool and fresh and a perfect color combination for rising temperatures! Looking forward to your next green & blue creation :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Do as many green & blue tables as you wish, Marlis. They have all been so pretty!!! I really like this one because of the glassware and the dishes! No way I could get tired of these colors!!! I really like the vases, too. They go great with the Bahia glassware you chose, and the daisies look perfectly perfect in them! :-)

Great tip about the place mat crowding thing! You are SO right!

I love it that you showed several other cool dish combos at the end of the post! You just never know until you take time to play in the dishes! :-)

Sarah said...

Don't think I'd tire of blue and green tablescapes. I find the combination very cool and refreshing. My blue plumbago bushes are in full bloom. They would be perfect for your blue and green tables. The new stems are perfection for all of your pretty dishes, and the new linens as well. Great finds! Loving those WM napkin rings. They have great texture! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. ~ Sarah

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, Your table is beautiful! I love the blue and green!

Marigene said...

Blue and green is my favorite combo, too...love your table, Marlis. I have to say that almost anything looks great on those cabbage plates! I would do this combo every week if I thought I could get away with it.
The stemware is so pretty. Great vases.
Have a wonderful week...

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Marlis, you had me at the cabbage plates! I love that pattern and enjoy seeing the many different ways it's used. Pairing it with blue and adding those napkins is perfect! I'm trying to remember if I've ever done a blue and green tablescape. You've got me thinking... Yours (all of them!) are delightful!

xinex said...

Beautiful plates, beautiful table, beautiful color combo, Marlis! I love the last picture...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Marlis:

So pretty together and so many pretty parts!

- The Tablescaper

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I have been drawn to blue and green also and now I have a new blue to play with. Your table is beautiful.
I had to get up to look in my cabinets for the same glasses. I found two of them at Ross a few months back. I just realized I could have used them in the table I posted today. Next time.
I'm with Alycia, keep the blue and green coming.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Oooh it's gorgeous! I love that color scheme, too. I've been wanting cabbage plates, so I drooled over yours a little. :) You did a beautiful job. Take care - Dawn

Rettabug said...

Such soothing colors, Marlis...makes me think of the beach! Who could ever get tired of those colors? Not me!

Your new goblets from Horchow are GORGEOUS & they echo the colors in your pretty pasta plates, the Bordallo Pinheiro & the rest of the table beautifully.

Lulu said...

Your color scheme is perfect for a hot Texas day, and I love all the textures and patterns you have used. You had better luck at Tuesday Morning than I ever do.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow yes Marlis!! Love your blue and green theme! The vases on your centerpiece are gorgeous. Such a delightful table.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

I have those glasses too! I picked them up at Marshalls and TJMaxx, everytime I saw some. Had quite a few so gave my daughter some of them. I saw them again recently at TJ Maxx. Not sure why I like them so much, I have hardly any blue dishes but do have the greens to go with them. Nice table!

Jennie said...

Blue and green -- Mother Nature's hues are never wrong together. I loved that you showed how we can mix and match with this tablescape using different dishes. Beautiful!

Sweetladyelaine said...

The blue & green goblets are beautiful! So is your table! I love the daisy's....just the right touch to make your table sing! Blue & Green forever!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Blessings My Friend,

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello dear Marlis,

This swoon my heart away in my dreamland too, lovely lady?

Love the blue touch in every settings.

Absolutely fabulous.

Happy TS,
/CC girl

Jewel Sauls said...

Love blue and green and love your table! Those goblets are gorgeous and the daisies are add such a fresh feeling! So many good looks with the leaf plate and I am always impressed with your monogrammed napkins!!!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

So pretty. I love everything about this tablescape....such pretty plates and blue vases, and those goblets!!
My favorite color in a garden is blue, starting with blue hydrangeas

Kathe said...

Nothing wrong with blue & green this time of year Marlis, especially how beautifully you use them on your table! Everything feels cool & refreshing :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marlis, those goblets steal my heart every time I see them. You could have put those and the cabbage plates on the table, and I would have been swooning. Oh wait, I also think those cobalt blue vases are gorgeous, and oh, the flatware too. OK, once again, I love everything on your table. Good tip about not crowding the place mats. I'm always trying to fit as many as possible at my tables, and I do tend to over-crowd. Have a great weekend. laurie

Crystal Grandeur said...

Very pretty post.looking cool with the blue touch.love the lovely plate and the awesome napkin ring.love sujatha:):)

suzyq said...

Hi Marlis, great colours!! I really love the soft blue linen placemats. They would look just gorgeous teamed with brown for a more winter look.
Pretty table, as always!
Suzy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love blue and green, one of my fav combo colors for dishes and your setting is gorgeous, along with the pretty plates and lovely napkin rings.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I've been away on a Florida Vacation, that's why I'm a Little late catching up, but I didn't want to miss your post dear Marlis.
Fabby

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