Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This and That...Tablescape For Two..In Blue!

Tablescape In Blue

I'm in a blue mood today...but I'm not sad. I'm thinking blue because it is a color I love and I enjoy creating a beautiful table in blue. Not everyone has a huge crowd of people at the table for the holidays...or even for regular meals. So, I'm showcasing a tablescape for two which can be used for the holidays (expand the settings if you have a crowd!) or for a cozy dinner for two...or a special dinner just for YOU!  Of course, I know you aren't going to have the exact dinner settings, placemats, pitcher and candle sticks that I display here. But, think of the blue items you do have and how you might use them for a tablescape. 

I was doing some Christmas shopping the other day and a lady chatted me up telling me that blue was her favorite color to decorate with at Christmas. I definitely like to use blue as a Christmas color. I certainly have plenty of the traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold on display during the holidays but I also have blue! (I'll share some of those decorations in a future post.) 

My Longaberger pitcher worked beautifully to hold the flowers for the centerpiece. I forget the exact name of these flowers. They remind me of Baby's Breath, but they had another name when I bought them.

I went shopping in my cabinets and found items I could use for the tablescape such as these pretty blue placemats, cloth napkins with lace napkin ring and my blue Longaberger mugs. My "Winn-Dixie" China plates are also being used here. I was one of those brides who didn't get China for a wedding present 32 years ago when Mr.thisandthat and I got married. I remember being so excited to collect pieces every time we bought groceries at the local Winn-Dixie! 

Blue candles in crystal candle holders add a nice touch. The crystal wine glasses were a gift many years ago from my mother-in-law. Aren't they pretty?

I actually use these cloth napkins on a regular basis. It saves money buying paper napkins (although I use those too sometimes) and is also good for the environment. 

I hope I haven't left you feeling too blue!  Only in terms of using blue on your table, of course!  Let me know what colors you like to showcase on your table. Are you a blue person too? Until next time.....


I'm linking this post with Andrea at Living On Cloud Nine. Please visit her blog and also Robin at Fluster Buster. Thanks, ladies, for the Link Up Party!


julie Wunder said...

Such a pretty table! I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving week! I love the blue!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Blue is one of my favorite colors, for sure! My Thanksgiving week is going great so far!