Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Blues with a Dash of Turquoise

Welcome to the first tablescape of summer! Pastel shades still dominate in early summer gardens, and that's where I found my inspiration.

I've had the table linens for a number of years. Soft blues and greens predominate, with pinks thrown in for good measure.

The design is impressionistic, with strokes of color between the flowers.

I like the way the pleating on the placemats blurs the lines of the flowers even more.

The graphic bands on the china repeat the colors, as do the stems of the glassware and the napkin rings.


At the antique mall a few weeks ago, I spotted these turquoise candle holders. They have a wonderful Art Deco vibe!


The candle holders flank a hand-thrown, hand-carved vase.


I love to use the items I've collected as centerpieces! They are often unique and frequently engender lively conversations.



Mostly blues, with a dash of turquoise. . .



. . .and a bit of pink!


Thanks for visiting!



Resources  
Plates | Mikasa 'Jet Set'
Stemware | Schott-Zwiesel 'Conte Sapphire'
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'
Candleholders | Homer Laughlin 'Fiesta'

 


  
  
  
  




26 comments:

  1. Very Classy!! With a retro vibe, sort of Gatsby like!! You have some very unusual pieces!

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    1. Thank you! I like the unexpected way these pieces combined.

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  2. I agree with Ann. This reminds me of the roaring 20's. Lovely

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    1. Thanks! I'd like to say I planned it, but I was really focusing on the colors.

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  3. What a lovely setting and so very serene and elegant.
    The centerpiece, candle holders, china and sherbets make it look retro 1930?s. I love it !
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    FABBY

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    1. I suppose it's the Art Deco lines of the pieces that give the setting that feel. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Wonderful tablescape! I like the art deco style candle holders, and those placemats are just lovely.

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    1. Thanks! And to think I passed up those candle holders twice at the antique mall! Sure glad I went back a third time.

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  5. Very pretty. Your vase is quite unique.

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    1. Thanks! The potter had a variety of designs to choose from.

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  6. I love how the lines of the placemats mimic those of the cutlery, and the subtle hint of pink is working. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

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    1. Thanks! I think subtle repetition adds to the ambiance. I look forward to joining your party each week.

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  7. Those candle holders are divine! Thank you for sharing at Make it Pretty Monday! Happy weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. I was lucky to find them! Thanks for hosting the party.

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  8. Beautiful table setting. The china has an Art Deco style to them. The sherbits on top are lovely as are your stemware.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you Fabby! Something about the lines of Art Deco design has always appealed to me. Over the years I've broken 2 of the sherbets -- and haven't been able to find replacements. But I'll stay on the hunt.

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  9. Very lovely! The candle holders are so unique! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! I'm so glad I went back for those candle holders

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  10. Wonderful summer tablescape. Love the impressionist look, the candle holders and the vase is out of this world!

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    1. Thank you! We have enjoyed this look for xx years and I never tire of it. I love to use hand-crafted items on my tables and this vase is one of my favorites.

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  11. Those candle holders are amazing. I love turquoise anything. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.

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    1. Katie, I love just about any shade of blue or green. Since I found those in an antique mall, I've seen many in a rainbow of colors on eBay. Never expected this design in Fiesta ware.

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  12. I received those same place mats as a wedding gift... I won't tell you how many years ago! ;-) They were my faves!

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    1. Julie, we've obviously share great taste! LOL!

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