Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Black and Blue, A Hint and A Thank You-Tablescape Thursday

     This week's tablescape has a few things you have seen before and a few that you haven't. Pay close attention, you might recognize something! I started with my pale blue tablecloth from Macy's. I know you've seen it recently, but my dish combination worked so well with it, I used it again.

     I'm not usually comfortable mixing busy patterns, but I think this works...what do you think? I love a soft blue and black color combination. The Royal Stafford transferware bowls are from TJ Maxx. I layered them on Living Quarters salad plates, the pattern is Blue Toile. I also used the matching mugs on this table.

The black dinner plates are from Wal-Mart, $1.75 each!

I added TJ Maxx charcoal gray flatware, crystal and
black stemware and delicate white napkins.  

     I really wanted this table to be a little more formal, so I added some sparkle and silver. The centerpiece is a black and silver tray that we got for a wedding gift. The sterling candlesticks were also a wedding gift. The silver orbs are actually from the holidays, but I have used them at other times during the year. I found them at Crate and Barrel last year. I wove a black sequined scarf through the table setting just to make the blue tablecloth look a little more formal.

This sterling cream and sugar came home
with me from my dad's last month.

Here is a peek at the mug that matches the dessert/salad plates.

If there are mugs on the table, there better be a coffee server.
This one was a found treasure in my in-laws garage!

Of course the table looks best by candlelight.

     I also want to show you what came in the mail to me this week. I won this beautiful outdoor thermometer from Lynn @ House and Garden Boutique. Lynn has a beautiful blog that I just recently discovered. Please stop in to say hello to her.

Please remember to sign up for my giveway...
does anything in the picture look familiar.
I couldn't buy something so pretty for myself
and not buy another set to give away, could I?

I'm linking today with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. Susan is a wonderful hostess.
Her blog is worth a visit, you will keep going back for more!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening Su...girl what a pretty table you set...I love the silver with the black and blue...and the sweet littl bird...this took you some time to put all together..just lovely my Dear friend...your mama's sugar and creamer is just PRICELESS...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, I need to get some black transferware. I love it with the blue! What a fun giveaway you won! Joni

xinex said...

I like the mix and match dishes, Sue. And love the sterling you got from your dad. Congrats for winning that pretty giveaway....Christine

Lynn said...

Everything looks great together! I'm especially lovin' your coffee pot!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the black and blue, Sue. Love the silver set you brought home. I have this new love for silver since I started blogging. Did not really think about it before. That thermometer is gorgeous. Have a super day.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty. Your black and blue make a stunning combination on your table. Love your silver...especially by candlelight. Lots of unexpected treasures on your pretty table this week.

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a great job you did on setting all this up and coordinating every thing. The blue toile plates are great.

Slice of Pie said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the mixed up look and keep a box of Christmas ornaments at hand all year long! I love the way you've used the silver. Glamorous look!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I like the color combination. Congratulations on winning.

koralee said...

Hey I have those black pattern dishes...and I have a lot of blue and black so this is one of my favourites for yours.
Happy to be home again...I have missed you. xoxoxo

Kathysue said...

Sue you know how I love a touch of black and white. I have the same black and white dishes and love using them in the fall!!! I just read your comment and had to smile about danger, danger!!! You need to get some of the battery operated candles. I have a few to put in places that are anti-flame areas!!! Glad you were inspired,Kathysue
PS I have more Fall inspiration post coming up. I am trying to take some of the things off of my list and do post on them.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is such a pretty and elegant table Sue!
I love the mix of patterns, it gives it so much interest.
And the silver adds so much elegance and pizazz!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a gorgeous table setting!! You could have hooked up with Ms. Jenny's Rainbow blue with all that blue going on!! I just love the look of silver next to the blue table cloth! The black really makes it stand out. Beautiful!

Atticmag said...

Haven't seen black and white for a while -- it's my favorite combo lately and looks great on your table.

Some news: We're staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party tomorrow, 8/27 plus we are giving away a custom backsplash! Please join us to link your giveaway or browse. Jane F.

Entertaining Women said...

I'm a devoted blue and white girl, and the addition of the black is quite stunning. I'm going to have to see what I can do with your wonderful concept. Thank you for sharing your charming idea. Cherry Kay

Maria said...

Hi Sue!
I'm smiling as I read your comments!
I thought that Koralee would love this, black and white are her favorite colors...
Isn't it funny how much we've learned about each other this year!
Sue, this is a stunning table setting and I'll bet everyone felt regal while eating!
Love how you brought it all together this way.
~enjoy the weekend... I see your temperatures are still summery!

Marigene said...

The blue goes very nicely with the the toile plates.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your tablescape, sue! All of your silver pieces are wonderful! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Marlis said...

I think it all just goes so well together. The silver pieces are amazing. Wow. Your wedding candlesticks are so nice!! Great tablescape. Thanks for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment.. Be blessed.

Unknown said...

So pretty tablescape, love your silver and the beautiful centerpiece!

Tricia said...

Sue, I love the light blue with black color combo, and it's not one I'd have ever thought of myself! Adding the silver is perfect, and your silver sugar and creamer are gorgeous -- such an unusual shape! Thanks for your suggestion to try my Potpourri dishes with gold for a fall table. Good idea!

Monica H said...

The black and blue combo is nice together. It's feminine yet bold.