Monday, February 27, 2012

Thrifty Blue Tablescape

Been playin' with dishes again. Tablescaping outside my color wheel, as it were. Having fun showing off my thrifty finds. It's amazing, really what one finds out there when one is specifically looking for something ELSE.

Blue is very new to me on a table.

I kinda like it.  It is growing on me.....something a little different.

These plates are very whimsical - and I'm not very whimsical; again, something new for me.

I have 8 of everything shown, including flatwear but was feeling too lazy to iron the extra long tablecloth required for the dining table. I have those kinds of days much too often.

I like to play wish my dishes, not work for them!

I am quite fond of this heavy Gibson flatwear that I have had for years and seldom use.

And what tablescape of mine is complete without something tea related being on it?

So how about a simple & fun blue and white teapot on a blue plate as the centerpiece?

She's a fun hand-painted modern one,  but gets along well enough with the others.

Joining the fun with Sally at Blue Monday!

Link Party for Your Cozy Homes Scenes! 

Heading to A Coastal Charm for Thrifty Tuesday!

Linking to Table Top Tuesday!

Joining a second post for Tea Time Tuesday!


  1. I like your tea pot ... she's a wonderful centerpiece. Blue and white ... so calm .. yours give me a smile! Happy Tea Day!

  2. Such a pretty looks all fresh and springy. Those goblets are gorgeous!

  3. Hello,
    the vibrant blue looks really nice with white. Thank you for sharing this pretty table.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  4. Hi Michele,
    Your blue and white is very nice and your teapot is very cute! I always enjoy my vist here and thanks for the smile. Have a delightful week.


  5. Love the blue and white! Gorgeous table scape!

  6. Love the glasses, Michele! Such a striking blue. That is a true statement ~ many times I have gone out looking for one or two specific things and find something totally different.

  7. Hi Michele
    Cobalt blue is very attractive and you've put some nice pieces with your pretty teapot.

  8. Gorgeous dishes, specially the salad plate. I totally love your blue and white teapot. Lovely. Have a nice week.

  9. Very pretty! Love the mixture of patterns in the dishes. AND those goblets are to die for!

  10. I love the whimsical dishes! Love the teapot, too!! I really like how you coordinated everything.

  11. I like your centerpiece idea.

    Happy Blue Monday, Michele. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

  12. Your table is beautiful. I'm a blue and white freak and I would love to sit down at lunch with you at it. Simple yet so lovely!! Its funny because I was going to do a blue and white tablescape too. It must be in the air.(smile) But that won't be for a week or two. Love your cute teapot too. Its all very clean and fresh looking. Thats what I love about the cobalt blues and white. And you did a bang up job!!



  13. What a crisp and delightful setting. I love the blue glass goblets so much and I'm not even really a blue lover....just so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is such a pretty tablescape! I love the whimsical plates with the dots & your teapot is great too.

  15. That is a very cheerful teapot! Pretty tablescape.

  16. As blue is my favorite color, I love the post! I've never seen any nice blue glasses at MY thrift shops! I'd have snapped them up and put them to use within an hour! LOL!

  17. Love your thrifty table! My new post is a thrifty table too. Amazing how pretty they end up being. Those blue glasses are a great thrift find!

  18. Love the blue. The table is sweet and fresh. The teapot is so very cute! I love thrifty finds. I must stay out of the Goodwill stores!

  19. I love your vibrant blue and white table lovely! I also enjoy shopping at thrift stores for tea cups and teapots. It's fabulous to find wonderful treasures for a fraction of the it! Thanks for sharing. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage for tea time tuesday. Blessings,


  20. Michele, thank you for showing this pretty table setting at my party. I really like the blue glasses and I love the cute dishes with the flowers and dots. They made the table look like a cheery place to dine. I am of the opinion that making things pretty, whether a tablescape or other decorating, does not have to cost a fortune and you proved me right. Thanks again!------------- Shannon

  21. Hi lovely lady.
    How did I miss your Tablescape.I love your vibrant blue and white table lovely! I also enjoy shopping at thrift stores for my dishes you know this right. It's fabulous to find wonderful treasures for a fraction of the price..Thanks for sharing, and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family..
    XXOO Diane

  22. This is a beautiful should let your whimsical self out to play, she did great! I love those blue goblets and they are perfection with those plates!!

  23. Oh, my favorite color and blue. Very springlike and lovely.

  24. Beautiful teapot and dishes! Nice colors! Thanks for sharing your table!
    Miss Bloomers

  25. I love your combination! Very fresh and fun!
    XO Cindy

  26. Beautiful setting with blues:)

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

  27. Love this, the blue really pops. The glasses are so pretty!
    Beautiful teapot, and the green mat grounds everything nicely!

  28. Simple and beautiful. Love the blue!

  29. Teapots and polka dots......a fun combination. I love your mixture and the green and blue and white together.


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