Monday, January 13, 2014

Blue January

I have a New Year's goal of posting a tablescape once a month but I was having trouble being inspired with all the nasty winter weather Missouri has had lately.  Last week, several bloggers I visited used blue or aqua in their tables and it got me thinking....
 
My mother-in-law and I attended a local auction before Christmas and we did quite well.  Part of our haul included several mismatched, but lovely dishes and glassware.  I decided to use a couple of things from that day. 

 
These soup bowls are quite delicate.  They seemed well used but
still very pretty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was so surprised when I visited Janet at Rosemary and Thyme and saw she had chosen the same pattern to highlight this week!!  She has the plates, cups and saucers.  I just have these four bowls.
 
 
 
 
The bowls' pattern hints of spring but the tablecloth brings me back to reality ... wintry January.
 
 
The other acquisition I'm using from that pre-Christmas auction are these pretty little wine or cordial glasses. 
 
 
 
They are quite delicate and thin.  Like many auction items, there were five in this set instead of six. 
 

 
For the center of the table, I decided to use a simple pitcher of flowers on an old silver tray.  We received the tray as a wedding gift many years ago.  I love how they have come back in style!
 
 
 
After braving 10 inches of snow and subzero temperatures last week, I find myself dreaming of my summer flowers and gardens.
 
 
But for now, I'll have to settle for the cheery blooms I find on my dishes!
 
 
 


 
 
I hope you're staying warm and cozy!
 
Zenda
 
 
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12 comments:

Jennie @ Got My Reservations said...

I love the pretty bowls and your fun finds. Enjoy the snow and cold -- it will be too warm before we know it!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those new bowls are lovely. The blue tablecloth is a great punch of color during the wintery months. I was thinking along those same lines when I did my tablescape. The delicate stemware is so pretty. I've always admired the older etched stemware pieces I see but they always were random when I'd see them and I wanted a set. At least you have a set of four with a spare!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Love your blue tablecloth...it is a cheery blue and great for these grey Winter days.

Tricia said...

Oh, that deep blue tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for your pretty new bowls! I love the vintage floral pattern, and this table really shows it off beautifully!

Miss Char said...

Love the mix of china and your glassware looks perfect with the eclectic mix of your dishes. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog too.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I can see why you are dreaming of summer flowers with those winter conditions! I live in Alabama and it's freezing here too! Love the bright blue table cloth and how it offsets your pretty dishes!
Jenna

Rosie M. said...

Such a pretty table!! I LOVE your tablecloth and your new soup bowls are lovely. Such a pretty spray of flowers and delicate etching around the edges. Do you have a pattern name? Well done! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Lady of the Manor said...

Rosie, The pattern is Homer Laughlin, Georgian Eggshell. I should have included that in the post. Be sure you stop by Janet at Rosemary and Thyme to see the pattern on plates, cups and saucers. Her photos are so pretty!

xinex said...

I can imagine how anxious you are of spring. I feel the same way. Your table and those bowls are lovely. Love the stems too...Christine

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello. What a lovely table you have created. The Homer Laughlin soup bowls are so romantic and delicate. I just love this pattern so very much. I have a few pieces in this pattern and I try to use them often. How wonderful that you stopped by my blog and discovered my post. Thank you for your kind words. Have a great weekend.

Brittany Ruth said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Windsor Castle post! You should definitely visit if you get the chance!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those soup bowls are beautiful, and so is that stemware. I love the old, delicate looking patterns, and these make such a pretty table setting. laurie