Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blue and Green and Almost Spanish

It's Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and I had a great time playing with the dishes and table, especially because we have my stepdaughter visiting and is very interested, so I showed her how I set the table.
I also have a little something to contribute for Thrifty Thursday, which is hosted by Leigh of http://lbratina.blogspot.com/.
Please visit Susan and Leigh to see their awesome posts and get ideas from all their participants. I set this table today planning to use it for dinner tomorrow. We are going to try to feed the 2 little ones early and then put them to bed but we will let the oldest one, Noah who is 4, join us. We will cook Spanish rice and something else to be decided and for dessert, I will make some flan.
So, I picked some dishes that will go with Spanish food. The blue crystal candle holders are Princess House. I've had them since I lived in Florida. The little crystal tea light candle holders are from TJ Maxx or Marshalls, I think.
I added a butterfly to my flowers on a vase because it matches the plate chargers.
I pulled these green sparkly napkin rings from my table accessory drawer and I think they match the charger and the butterfly perfectly.
I also used Polish pottery candle melter to make the room smell good.
Here is one of the 4 chargers that I used. They are glass and sparkly, perfect for Christmas too, I think. They are also my contribution to Thrifty Thursday because I got a real good deal on them on Ebay. I got all 4 of them for 99 cents, although I paid $14.99 for shipping. I think it is still worth it for 4 heavy glittery glass plates. I also love the color.
Here is the dinner plate. I thought the green on it blends with the charger plate color very well.

My cobalt blue goblets are from Walmart for $1.99 each, that's thrifty too, right?

I found this mini covered tureen or sauce server from the flea market last Saturday. I just love it cause it has the same design as my full size tureen, which I also used here as part of my centerpiece.
Isn't the ladle cute?
And here's Kerri, my stepdaughter who is visiting from Florida with her 3 little kids. I got her hooked on dishes and tablescaping, lol! She has been spending her free time (as soon as the kids go to bed) watching and bidding for dishes on Ebay. I gave her 10 of my plate chargers (8 gold and 2 silver) to get started. It gives me a little more room in the cabinet so I can buy more, lol.
Lastly, I wanted to show you my cloche storage for my lion handled flatware that I both got from Horchow or Neiman Marcus.
Thanks, Susan and Leigh for hosting these 2 wonderful memes.
And thank you all for visiting!

46 comments:

Janie's World said...

That buffet is amazing!I love those candelabra lamps. The dishes are sooo pretty and those great green chargers underneath them really set them off. Beautiful table.

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Really Rainey said...

Hi Christine... The colors of this tablescape are so fantastic... I LOVE it! And the photographs are fantastic!
~Really Rainey~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Christine! You have some amazing dishes there. I love all of the colors and the layering that you did on the table. And LOL! about making more room. I hear you! :-)

Happy Thrifty Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yvonne@ StoneGablre said...

Hi Christine,
Your dinningroom is beautiful. So full of elegant things!
The green and blue is so appealing.
I am going to have to spend some time here to see every detail.
I just LOVE it!
Yvonne

niartist said...

Ok - so you know that blue and white and green is my favorite color combination! Oh, to die for! And your furniture is gorgeous!! Beautiful - all the way around Christine! BRAVO! Hope you can stop by and see my Dining Room turned Library. I was gonna just try it for the picture - but I think I might have a library for good now! LOL! Take care!

Mimi said...

Stunning table, Christine! I ♥ the colors; blue and green are one of my favorite combos.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Christine, ABSOLUTLEY EXQUSITE! Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for linking up to thrifty Thursday, sweet friend! And thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Jes said...

I absolutely LOVE those dinnerplates. We went with some talavera style plates at TJ Maxx, but they aren't holding up too well. Darn it.

You have such a good eye on color combinations! It turned out beautifuly!

Happy Thrifty Thursday!

Jes

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Absolutely beautiful! Everything looks perfect!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the blue and green mixture so beautiful on this tablesetting, loved looking at all the pictures..

Riet said...

That tablescape is fabulous Christine. The plates definitely look Spanish. Beautiful.
Have a nice day

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful Christine! I love the colors you used for this table, it looks very rich and warm. Great deal on the chargers, and I love that mini tureen. Lovely table as always, and I'm sure that you had fun setting this up with your step daughter. Kathy (btw, it was a Greg Iles book that I just finished, I love his books!)

Rettabug said...

I love every single item in this beautiful dining room! Your table & chairs are spectacular & I'm GREEN with envy over those apple green chargers. They look wonderful with your blue & white & I can't wait to see what you do with them at Christmas!!

Just beautiful....ALL OF IT!!!

♥ Rettabug

Kammy said...

Hi Christine ~
Your Horchow Cloche is exquisite...I need a close up picture...next time ???? SO nice of you to share with your step daughter...very nice...I love your green sprakly chargers and for glass - you did score BIG !
Kammy

carolinajewel said...

Gorgeous table setting. I love the green touches through out and am envious of those chargers! The plates really bring the green and blue together. I also love your buffet and your wallpaper! :D Jewel

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Well, you must give your step daughter a lot of inspiration!! THis is beautiful!! I love those chargers--really a pretty color and a great deal from Ebay. I love the colors you have used and that soup tureen is adorable!!

nannykim said...

Oh I meant to say I love the cloche for the silverware---wonderful!

SmilingSally said...

Christine, you KNOW that I love this table setting with all of the cobalt blue!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Just beautiful. I do love the silverware cloche...and so much more. I'm participating, the minimalist!, today and have a tiny bit of cobalt, too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Christine, your table is gorgeous! I love the colors! Oh my!

kiakai / Kelly said...

Christine this is gorgeous! I love the green chargers. And glass too. Wow.
The whole table is just beautiful!
Kelly

salmagundi said...

Everything is beautiful, as usual. In some future post, can we see the silverware cloche up close? It looks so unique. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

I think this is my favorite tablescape. It looks like Kerri likes it too!! The blue crystal candle holders are lovely and I think the first thing I noticed was the butterfly in the flowers. What a clever way to tie in the chargers and napkins rings (what a steal)!!

How nice to find a tureen to match the one you have. What are the odds of that..

I enlarged the picture with your silver covered with the cloche. What a nice idea!!

Love everything, Christine. This is a lovely table!!

Happy Tablecape and Thrifty Thursday!!

xoxo
Jane

Really Rainey said...

Hi Christine... I popped back over to show my DIL your beautiful table... Its the talk of the town! Well maybe the talk of my house... Its the colors... and the photos... Again... Terriffic!
~Really Rainey~

Joyce said...

The buffet is gorgeous. I love the colors in your plates and the your green ebay dishes will definitely look great for Christmas and also for the Spring (Easter).
Joyce

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

The chargers (what a great deal!) and those pretty plates are to die for!
Brenda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The color combinations are beautiful. I love your china. It must be fun to have those little ones at your house.

Sue

Melissa Miller said...

Christine the colors here are amazing! You always create the most elegant tablescapes with such beautifully done details. I just adore the lime green plates and butterflies. ~Gorgeous. :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, what a beautiful table. I love, love, love all the blue and white.. And the lighted candle in the last picture is "screaming" my name.. it is gorgeous... Thanks for swinging by and the congrats..and for entering the give away... Good luck..
hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

First of all...it's so nice to meet Kerri...she sure looks like her daddy!!! Girl, you've gone and done it! You have created another dishaholic and tablescaper...too cute!!! Well, all I can say is...Kerri has one of the most creative and talented ladies I know for a teacher!!!

Love, love, LOVE your new Polish dishes, Girl! I was wondering when I was going to see a tablescape done with these...I love the blues and greens together...so pretty!!! Wow...and you got such a great deal on those fabulous sparkly green chargers and they're perfect with your Polish dishes!!! Love how you added the pretty green butterfly into the centerpiece too...sure ties all of that pretty green of the dishes altogether!!! This is a gorgeous table...enjoy your family meal!!! Sounds like you girls are having a great visit!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...thanks for stopping by today!

Maureen said...

Those dishes look beautiful together! Very pretty table!

Sue said...

Hi Christine....just beautiful...I love the colors with the sparkly green chargers and the tureen you just found is wonderful...it was nice to see something other then orange tonight!! You did a great job.Hope your dinner was fun....

Just Breathe said...

Beautiful dishes, I love the color.

Kathleen said...

Hi Christine!
Those dishes are just beautiful..such vibrant colors!The table looks lovely!
I haven't seen you lately..hope everything is ok!
K

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, this is just a spectacular tablescape! Those green chargers are gorgeous, and I love the colors on this china. Your little tureen is so pretty! I want to know about that silverware cloche. That is such a fantastic idea. Did the stand for the silverware come with the cloche cover, or did you put the two together? What a greaty way to display your beautiful flatware. laurie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What a beautiful table!!!Love the color and those chargers! Great job!

Sares said...

Your tables are always so gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas. I'm sure it was a real treat for Noah too, such a grown up boy!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Your dishes and table pieces are so gorgeous. What a great tablescape!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

So beautiful and elegant! Love the colour combination! MMM Spanish rice sounds good Have a great week! Sherri

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, I'm never disappointed when I come to see you - just look at your gorgeous table! I love those dishes. By the way, how many sets do you own!? :) That's so nice of you to get your step daughter started on being a dishaholic. We do like to spread our dish germs, don't we? :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

MissB said...

I love your color choices and the butterfly!

Liz said...

What a luxurious dinning room! Your table is beautiful as well. I love the blue and green. You did a great job!

~Liz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your colors and those chargers and most especially that soup tureen! This is all so pretty!

once in a blue moon... said...

oh i love your blue and green placesettings, striking!

countrymans said...

Just look at all your wonderful collections I'm enjoying all of your hollowware as well, Christine what a pleasure to view your wonderful home.

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