You know I LOVE styling and setting a tablescape….and a few days ago, I decided to bring out my blue and white color palette!
Blue and white has been around for years and years and proof of that is my Blue Willow Dinnerware, among many, many other patterns.
I adore my blue willow dinnerware and I posted a blue willow tablescape here.
I also told the story that goes with the blue willow dinnerware, so if you would like to check it out, please feel free to read up on it and notice that I used orange as an accent color for that lovely dinnerware.
But for this blue and white tablescape…I decided to change it up a bit.
I decided to pair up the blue and white with yellow.
And I love it.
I started with a Ralph Lauren Mireille Floral Navy, blue, and white tablecloth.
I had purchased the prettiest blue, white and a little pink and green flower chargers/placemats that I knew would look good with the blue and white tablecloth.
But, my dear readers…I kept looking at the table setting and it just didn’t feel right, so I texted “Only Daughter” and asked her to choose which look worked the best for this tablescape.
When she concurred with me…I knew the flower chargers…pretty as they were…should be paired with a solid color tablecloth and not another floral tablecloth AND floral plate.
So I chose the rattan chargers.
Instead of using the matching floral napkins, I decided to use my white linen napkins with the blue monogram.
As I picked out the “touches” for this tablescape, I noticed I seemed to be heading in a more genteel direction; as in the days of lace hankies tucked in a lady’s bosom and pretty hand fans that a lady could use on a warm, early summer evening.
Definitely a different time and place.
I titled this tablescape the birds and the bees, because the salad plates have pictures of rusty colored wrens and ….
yellow warblers on them.
The Napeleon Bee flatware fit in perfectly, as do the little yellow bee salt and pepper shakers,… they bring out the brightness of the yellow forsythia and the little bees seem to be appropriately positioned by the honey jar.
I love the crackle blue and white on the bird salad plates, which I found several months ago at Cracker Barrel.
They have some of the cutest things there. I like to go there to shop and eating is secondary. 🙂
The stemmed wine glasses are from the dollar store as are the blue water glasses.
I use the bouquet of faux forsythia each spring in my entry…I change it up with different vases.
This time I chose a tall blue and white vase flanked by two different types of ginger jars.
For party favors, I used little watering cans that my guests can take home.
Gosh, I really love those floral chargers/placemats…they would even make a good hat…don’t ya think?
Don’t be surprised to see them show up one of these days in another tablescape.
Just not this one.
OR…what are your thoughts?
Too much floral or rattan is better?
Have a great and Blessed Day!