Wednesday, January 30, 2013

~ A Blue and White Table For Winter's Sake ~ Pin It

If you're like me, you may be a dish addict. You have loads of dishes, those you use for every day and that "special" set of china you pull out for that big event or gathering. Over the last few years I've discovered I'm not getting any younger, OK I admit it I notice it every time I look in the mirror along with trying to do certain chores that take me a lot longer than they once did. With that revelation hitting me in the face on a daily basis I've decided to use as many sets of dishes as I can. I'm no longer going to store them away, I'm going to use them. I'm proud of saying I don't spend an arm and a leg for any of the dishes I must have, I shop wisely and mix the old with the new.

I'm sure many of you must think the only dishes I have are blue and white or black and white. I promise you the pantry is full of colorful dishes. Yesterday we were in the 70's unheard of this time of the year in Missouri. Today is a different story entirely, we've had rain a bit of ice and now snow is in the forecast our temperature as I write this post it is 25 degrees,  instead of using some of the darker pallet dishes, I longed for something more Spring like. 
The soft
glow of a candle always calms my soul, a sense of peace washes over me and I can forget the days troubles and woes. I try to look at the glass as if it were half full instead of half empty.
I've gotten a lot of mileage out of my Maidenhair Fern. The soft leaves are the perfect combination for the blue and white fish bowl planter.
I love the process of pulling napkin rings from my stash to add some pop, added texture as well as coordinate the table setting.

My treasured crochet tablecloth grounds all the blue and white.The story of the crochet tablecloth can be found HERE
The sunshine adds a bit of glow to the light and airy table.

The blue flatware was a buy from Target quite a few years back. I have every color they sold at the time except for the red set. I've since purchased a red set yet to be used, stay tune for that table.

The Herringbone pattern water glasses were purchased at Garden Ridge 16 years ago this month. My girlfriend and I drove 50 miles to the city in frightful weather to check out the new Garden Ridge. I came home with quite a few blue and white pieces that day, only to go back the following week to pick up more to finish up that set. I was so afraid they would be gone, a gal just can't take a chance on such things. The wine glass is from Walmart.

Looking across the table.
Looking into the dining room the color palette from the table flows directly across to the hutch. A fluke thing not planned, a pleasant site none the less.
I hope you decide to pull out your stored away china make a pretty table for your family or just yourself. Why save it for a special occasion? After all you are the special occasion.
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