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Sunday, July 25, 2010

SUMMERTIME....


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Blues and whites, coupled with the bolder color of RED, is a classic combo of colors...
a lot of us here in Blogland LOVE that color combo......
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I am LOVING doing these patriotic tables this time of year...
maybe because it's so easy since reds...blues...whites are all over my house
and in my dishes.!! :)
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I do these tables a lot throughout the summer....
they just seem like SUMMERTIME colors to me.!!
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I love SILVER, WHITE and BLUES together...
and I love using flags and other patriotic items during the entire year...
especially in the good ole summertime !
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I found this wine bucket at SALVATION ARMY thrift shoppe the other day...
nothing fancy but.....I love it...of course..it is JUST FOR LOOKS...
I keep our bottles of wine in the fridge..
The bucket WOULD look really nice, filled with ICE and a tasty bottle of wine for company sometime....
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Remember my new "thrifted" creamy white dining chairs that I FELL IN LOVE WITH.....
Well.....I am STILL in love !
These little birdie S&P's go so good with my other silver....
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I would love to have a set of RED TRANSFER WARE someday...
I have 2 different sets of the blue and white...and daughter, STACY LEIGH,
has her grandmother's ENORMOUS set of BROWN and WHITE from England.
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But, I am Red transferwareless...

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Isn't it funny how some color combinations NEVER go out of style...that are CLASSIC....
I do love some of the new colors...and have been known to buy things in FAD colors.....
but when it comes to DISHES....I try to stay pretty much in the classic range.
















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I have never bought a complete set of really NICE, NEW dishes...
the ones I have were bought at ESTATE sales, thrift stores...yard sales.
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I have been very lucky, indeed, to find 3 sets of vintage dishes
that are what I consider VERY NICE.
All three have been discontinued and the pieces I find for them are quite expensive...
HOWEVER.....
...since I stay pretty close in color range..I can mix and match and
I LOVE DOING THAT...
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A niece made this sweet towel for me about 40 years ago
and I'll bet she might be surprised that it looks this nice
after that long....:)
I hand wash it and line dry it so the colors have been retained.
It's one of those pieces that I just love because...
'it's the little things !!"
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Now it's time for an after dinner
TEA and COOKIES
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The little tiny teapot is the one I found at GOODWILL...
the one I keep using TEA after DELICIOUS TEA....*sigh.....
The blue and white dishes from a flea market...
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I love these cookies...and buy them every chance I get.
I've found I can keep them in the freezer and they stay nice and fresh....sometimes, I have to hide them from myself AND Mr. Sweet so I'll have some the NEXT tea time...
HOWEVER, when our sweet tooth is aching for CHOCOLATE, we ALWAYS find those cookies...
Oh, well...the market has packages and packages of them, anyway!! ;-)
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MOSAIC for MARY ....be sure to go over and see her and all the other beautiful photos....
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Lots of BLUES for SMILING SALLY...and she has a list of
a LOT more blues...



I am on the search for another pretty tea set...
I am SO running out of room to keep them...
if only i had a DISH closet like SHELIA... heavy sigh.....

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48 comments:

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

BJ, I could sit and stare at your beautiful table settings all day long!! Everything has been placed perfectly :) I just LOVE it!! Have a great day! ~ Laura

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Blue and White and I find it so elegant. Love the old dishes and I have the Blue Onion pattern. Cute teapot. I would love to know what kind of cookies those are! Gorgeous photos and wonderful tablescapes.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, gotta love red, white and blue! I hope you find some red transferware, it would be so fun to mix it with the blue:@)

Nancy's Notes said...

That blue and white is just gorgeous! I have to say, every inch of your post was beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Julie Harward said...

The cookies look yummy! Love the little bird S&P's very cute and the red white and blue is summer tome too! :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is hard to beat a red, white and blue combination. Your tables are always so pretty...I'm not sure that it matters if the dishes are a new complete set or vintage pieces picked up along the way...it is in the love that inspires the table don't you think?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your tea and table settings BJ...I am a big fan of red, white and blue too. I am lucky enough to have a set of 4 blue transferware plates and 4 red trasferware plates, so I mix and match them when I have more than 4 people over....

Those cookies look really good!
Hugs,
Penny

Queenmothermamaw said...

Like Linda I would love to know what kind of cookies those are. You are so right about the transfer patterns. If you can find them, they are so expensive. The dealers know what people want. Beautiful tablescape.
QMM

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Saw TX was getting rain. Thought of you! You must be in 7th Heaven with this weather!

Gentle Hugs, hugs, hugs...

SmilingSally said...

BJ, you have the most beautiful blue and white (and yes, red) tableware. I love that silver S & P shakers too!

Happy Blue Monday.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great table setting, blue, white and silver are a lovely combination. Take care and have a blessed week.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

As always just beautiful girlfriend...love all those blue/white china...you know it just made my ole heart skip a beat...and I'll have a cookie for sure...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It looks so nice, BJ, and I love blue and white, too. There is some really cute china that I saw at K-Mart (and they have it online) that are red and white chickens that say in a little banner over them, "Good Food. Good Friends." I don't know if it's considered transferware or not, but it is CUTE.

Hope you'll drop by and enter my giveaway, too.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beth said...

Lovely tablescape, BJ! The blue and white transferware is fabulous! Your tea and cookies look great too. I really like the vanilla tea. You do have such good taste, my dear! By the way, I love the new look of your blog. Beautiful! Hope all is well with you!
Hugs, Beth

Debbie said...

BJ you do such a nice job...so much thought and care went into your table...it looks fantastic. Have a great night. Debbie

PAT said...

I love your gorgeous table, BJ!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful table, and I love those cookies too!
Could you send me some of your energy?

Lavender Cottage said...

I so enjoyed looking at all your things BJ - many collections that are happy to be put together.
The cookies are sweet and perfect for tea today - I wonder if we sell them here in Canada?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is just so pretty. I love your blue and white and I just adore that you put silver in the mix. YOur little silver birds are just fabulous. What a lovely tablescape. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Joyful said...

Love the blue stoneware. Simply beautiful.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Classic blue and white and silver is so beautiful!!!

Gee said...

Hi Bj,

Absolutely beautiful teaset of blue and white. Nice display too. Love them so much.

Sue said...

Love the blue and white combination with the silver added, BJ. Saw a few cutie-pie pieces that look real familiar... *grin*
Cool wine bucket- great to use for lots of other things besides a bottle of vino. Hope you're staying cool in this hot weather.
hugs, Sue

Betty said...

Now that is a pretty table, I love coming and looking at your table. Have a great week!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

BJ,
Love that PRETTY silver wine bucket...thanks for sharing it at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Ann - making fun family memories with childrens toy tea sets said...

WOW! What a delightful Blue Monday! And intriguing links. I am looking forward to exploring more. Thank you!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I Love your mosaic!! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

BJ, no matter how matter dishes I get I am always drawn to a simple clean blue and white table. Your table and cookies are very appealing! Linda

Anita said...

So pretty!
Blue and white and silver is one of my favorite Christmas decorating color schemes, too... I try to change it up every year... I'm already in Christmas mode for some reason, must be trying to make myself "think cool" in all this summer heat! :)

Snap said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love blue and white and all the wonderful thrifty finds! Patriotic look is just right for the summer ... happy! Nice mosaic, too!

Bookie said...

Because I love blue and whites too, I would feel right at home at your table. Aren't blues refreshing no matter the season?

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh BJ another beautiful setting.. blue and white china just lovely and very classic! love the old dishes a lot!..

Lady Katherine said...

BJ, You done it again! So beautiful! I too love blue and white, and have to sneak a touch of red in on hubby. lol The serving pieces are wonderful as this pattern, just love it! The candles with the dogwood! Adore! Also I just love how you stacked the wine glasses on the metal shelf! I wish I could find a bucket! I did and passed it up in Natchez! Oh, well, The towel, oh, yes the little things! The chairs look great! I have new(old) ones from the annual garage sale a set of six for $40.00, I did Gloria's happy dance. lol Love the Tea, I need to find your wonderful cookies! I do have a dish closet, and yes, I running out of room too! lol Oh, but the hunt is so much fun! lol Thanks for joining me today lovely lady! I always love, love coming to see your lovely creations!

Virginia said...

As always beautiful table setting.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Sherry said...

Hi BJ,
I love your table. I am a fan of blue and white too. Your silver candlestick look amazing as your centerpiece. I love what you did with them. Such a pretty table. Yes, I do still get Victoria magazine. When it was reissued I was standing in line at the grocery right by a magazine rack and I looked over and saw it. I grabbed it up in a fast motion stared at it looked around and thought this can't be it is a new Victoria! I always love it to come in the mail.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ,

Hope you are staying cool! It is a beautiful day here in central NJ. The sheets are on the line blowing in the wind. Your table setting is so lovely. I am on my way for tea, and some of those delicious school boy cookies. They are one of my favs. Love the ones with the dark chocolate. Yummy!

Debbie xo

Kathleen Grace said...

I love red white and blue in the summer too, and your table setting is so serene and beautiful. DId I tell you I was inspired by your blue transferware to start collecting some? I pick up plates here and there a bit at a time. Not enough to set a table with yet, but they may end up on the walls:>) Can you pass me some of those cookies?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just found your blog and I'm having a ball looking around and having some tea...and cookies! Thanks! ♥

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Loved your beautiful blue, silver and white tablescape. Very elegant,
and very pretty. those lil birdie salt and pepper shakers are so cute,
My grandmother used to have some like that and I always loved them.
Everything was lovely,
Blessings, Nellie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) What a wonderful Tablescape you have set for us! And I sooo want one of those yummy cookies, lol!

Beautiful post!
Happy "Tea" Tuesday!
Warmest, Brenda

Tina Eudora said...

I love transfer ware also and the blue is so summery, especially with the silver. I think silver is so much more elegant and decorous than gold. A beautiful table setting BJ. Try to stay cool, my brother in Navasota tells me it is HOT in the big TX!
Tina xo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

BJ,
I just adore your Patriotic tablescape!!
I love the fact that you used silver with it!
I participate every year in a Hostess Tea at our church where each hostess does a theme table for her guests. I usually do 2-3 tables for 20-30 guests and it is so hard to find 20-30 things all the same so this year, I decided to do 2 tables but each in a different theme. One is going to be a Patriotic table using red and blue transferware. I will definitely be adding silver accents ti it after seeing how lovely your looks!!

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Debbie

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh what a wonderful tablescape you set for us! I LOVE it and just may be a red blue and silver convert!!
Your attention to detail is superb and I've enjoyed looking closely at every beautiful photo.
Thank you so much for a lovely visit today!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn
P.S. by the way - YES, I am missing HIM very much ;-))

Terri said...

Your blue and white tea cups and saucers are beautiful! What a great pattern they have on them.
Thank you so much for sharing them for Tea Cup Tuesday.
Hugs,
Terri

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful tablescape. I am drawn to the plates with the baskets. I love blue and collect baskets, so they are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi BJ: All I can say is stunning! Your table is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

BJ, your tablescape is lovely in your blue and white. I love the silver birdies; so adorable! I just had those same cookies the other day; very good! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Appleshoe said...

Hello BJ- I'm a bit late for the party but it looks like it was lovely. Your silver Salt and Pepper birds are adorable and those cookies look absolutely divine. You've set a beautiful vignette. Take care.