Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~French Blue Tablescape

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by our lovely Susan at her blog, "Between Naps on the Porch". It's been a while since I have posted a tablescape but I should have more time now that Dear Son is getting better and has returned to school.
This week's tablescape is a lovely french pattern made by Arcopal. The pattern has been discontinued for many years now. I found the dishes on eBay and fell in love with them. They had five place settings, or partial place settings for a song. While they photograph very well, they are shall we say, less than substantial, in person. Regardless, with the frilly feminine scalloped edging and pretty blue and white color, you can not help but love this pretty little pattern.
I added some pretty little crystal goblets and a white, lattice basket to complete this tablescape. A pretty powder blue chiffon ribbon on the basket adds a feminine and elegant touch.

The centerpiece consists of etched glass bowls with orange gerber daisies. I chose orange because it contrasts with the blue and white making it stand out.
Candlelight, a white linen tablecloth and pretty white birdies complete the tablescape.

Another close up of the tablescape.

I did this tablescape for a small impromtu luncheon and liked it so much I snapped a few pictures so I could share it with you.

A few more pictures of the tablescape.

Another close up of the dinner plates.

You may notice that I don't have any pictures of the entire tablescape with my signature Louis XV gilded mirror, that appear in my other tablescapes. (Click on tablescapes in my sidebar to see this mirror.). Unfortunately, I was having some lighting problems that day and I could not get a good picture of the tablescape and the mirror.
While researching some lighting options on the internet, I could not help but notice this Alderson Court Gilded Medallion by Murray Feiss. I think it would go perfect with my gilded mirror. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment and they installed the sprinkler six inches from the center fixture. Here is a picture of the medallion. I think it is just beautiful.

I hope you have enjoyed my French Blue Tablescape! You can see more tablescapes at Susan's blog.
Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager. I run a business called, "Dream Organizers"; my motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."


Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely! that china pattern is stunning -- and I love the contrast of the brilliant flowers against the soft blue and white. Very pretty!

LillyB said...

What a beautiful table!!!

nannykim said...

Beautiful table--love the blue and white of the dishes. Also love the contrast of the bold flowers. NICE

ps. I have several blogs--the one for my tablescape is the spindle cottage one;

Joyce said...

I really like your French Blue for your luncheon. I should look on ebay for some new dishes so that I can play along for TS.

Mary said...

You set a beautiful table! The blue and white dishes are absolutely lovely, and the goblets are stunning! I've always loved crystal and cut glass. Having both tall and votive candles is very romantic and inviting, as well as the pretty color of the flowers... I do miss the mirror, though :( Very nice indeed!


The Country Nest said...

Pretty dishes!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty lovely dishes and I love that basket!

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table. I love your stemware and dishes, everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

DeniseMarie said...

lovely contrast. the gerber daisies just sing on those plates. dish xox! may you be blessed!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Blue and white is one of my fav combinations and this is beautiful! Perfect for a feminine and delicate. Love the flowers and the basket with the ribbon. I know you must have many ooohs and ahhhs over this table setting! I was so happy to see your name participating this week! :-) Susan

Dining Delight said...

I would never have thought to put the orange with the blue and white but it is beautiful! Your dishes are so pretty and the candlelight makes it so inviting!


Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design said...

OHHH those colors look fab together. One of my fav combos. Be you ti ful.

Sandy said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Anonymous said...

So pretty!
Here is a suggestion for a challenge -- how about doing a *minimalist* tablescape?


Erin said...

Just so lovely! I adore the colors used!

Terri said...

I am sure that anything you could serve--even something that came from a drive-thru-- would seem like an elegant feast at this table!

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