Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More Blues in the Kitchen

The last few days we've had constant rain around our area, it's been a blessing with the drought we've been in the last couple of years. Good for the crops not so good for working outside. I took the opportunity to play inside.
It's no secret I'm over the moon about blue and white. It seems to have taken over almost every room in the house. The kitchen table is one of those areas we can change things up easily and quickly.
Using a wooden tray or basket makes those transitions quickly adding texture and class to an otherwise flat surface. I gathered a few things to fit my mood. A gorgeous lantern for height fills the left side nicely. Adding flowers adds the softness the wooden tray and rough edges of the lantern need.

Classy wooden handle sets the mood for easy lifting and removing the tray for table to be decked out in beautiful dishes.
The jelly dish was a garage sale find a few years back, the weathered patina shows it's age, making one wonder how many hands have used the spoon into the beautiful crystal dish filled with jelly. I have to admit the patina didn't bother me at the time I took the picture, shortly after one cloudy Sunday afternoon I spent the day polishing all the silver in the house.

So there you have the breakfast room table decorated for Spring, one can only guess what the hot summer months might bring to the table. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

Fondly ~lynne ~


Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful! I love your new paint color... You're still the Queen of Vignette's! ☺

Unknown said...

You have the most amazing taste....I love to read your posts and look at your pictures!!!

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous blue and white tablescape! And your kitchen transformation is amazing, just with the use of paint! The room looks so light and airy now! It seems your cream painted furniture has a yellow tint to it, and the lighter paint accents those pieces perfectly! I just love what you've done to make this a happy room!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful blues and white. So glad that you are back now and blogging again. Take care of your self
and have a terrific weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like the table centerpiece - I am a big fan of cobalt blue and white together. 5th pic. from top, mug on right - I have some of the same mugs, got them late 70's. I definitely need to polish some silver around my place - not a chore I like, but not a big fan of the over tarnished look either.

Sarah said...

You have inspired me to get busy on some vignettes here using some of my blue and white with a patriotic touch.
Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen and the charming tray vignette.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a wonderful surprise to have you come for a visit. You say the sweetest things. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you so much Maureen.

Pat said...

Simply divine, dear friend!!!
The sun is shining at the correct angle to enhance the amazing detail in your blue & white plate.
This blues trayscape makes preparing the table at mealtime a breeze!
Love the large clock on the wall combined with allthe blue & white dishes!!!
We've been having more rain on our side of the Prairie, too!!!
I do believe the Sunflowers are growing a foot a day. I use the wooden privacy fence as a measurement.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful blues!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I think when I can redo my kitchen it will be blue. I love the colour and it goes with so much else. Like green its one of those natural colours you can not tire of because you see it every day in nature. Love that plate, the picture reminds me of Windsor.