Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blue and White Tablescape

Try as we might, it seems we cannot set a table without using at least one Fiesta plate (the iconic American-made and vastly popular dinnerware by Homer Laughlin.) This week is no exception. We tried other plates.....lots of them, but to no avail. The Fiesta Cobalt Blue dinner plate is the only plate that "fit" perfectly into our color scheme. So, without any apologies, here goes another table - albeit different in style and theme from other tables that we have done recently.
Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting

Pat had to mix the flatware up a bit......much to my dismay - way out of my comfort zone

Pat chose this wild accent plate as the starting point for the table this week

Next layer is a simple rimmed white salad plate from Kohl's

Next is the ever present Fiesta dinner plate - this time Post 1986 Cobalt Blue. I swear the plate is brand new even though it looks battered in this photo.

I love these chargers - not one of Pat's favorites, but she used it anyway

Simple, over sized glassware from the Dollar Store

Down the center......

Pat bought herself a present the other day - this fantastic rolled bowl from our favorite local antique store

Then Pat used six blue and white Dansk candle holders to carry out the blue and white theme

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
White Tablecloth - gift from Pat
Navy Blue Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Charger - Maryland China Company
Cobalt Blue Dinner Plate - Post 1986 Cobalt Blue Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
White Salad Plate - by Food Network from Kohl's
Blue/White Accent Plate - by the English Pottery Company from Ross
Navy/White Ceramic Flatware - by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
White Bread/Butter Plate - "Everyday White" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Napkins - Target
Glassware - Dollar Store
Candle Holders - by Dansk from Pat's personal collection
White Centerpiece Bowl - from Art & Old Things in Fortuna, CA (our favorite antique store)

Thank you Kathleen (from Cuisine Kathleen) for hosting last week's challenge. We had a lot of fun. We will be joining her again this Wednesday night:


  1. I had to laugh a little when you said you can't do a table w/o a piece of fiesta dishware...with me, it's purple. Your table is wonderful...I love the blue and white and those chargers are stunning...

    Thanks for sharing it,

  2. Oh my, I love this table for sooo many reasons. The mixed flatware, the chargers that go so well to bring out the edges of the fabulous centerpiece bowl, and those absolutely stunning accent plates. Wow. This table is magazine worthy!! Great job ladies. It's stunning for sure. xo marlis

  3. I always smile when I see a table set with a blue and white theme, but this one even more so. The interesting layers on the striking blue mats really sets the stage. A+ on this one! Outstanding for sure! ~ Sarah

  4. I love the chargers - I have the same ones! Those accent plates really make a statement and I think the mixing the flatware is great. So pretty - who doesn't like blue and white?

  5. The chargers are beautiful! The blue fiesta dinner plates really work beautifully with the rest. Beautiful tablescape all throughout...Christine

  6. Fiesta dishware are so versatile and you've incorporated them perfectly into this lovely t'scape! I really like the "roll bowl" as a centerpiece - elegant yet functional!


  7. Beautiful! I love the blue and white and the way you have perfectly carried out the color scheme.

  8. Oh goodness, this is fabulous! I love the mixed flatware, and the rolled bowl is totally wow! It all looks amazing, I do hope you had guests over to enjoy this wonderful setting!

  9. Beautiful, love that patterned plate. Of course, the charger is my fave!
    Thanks for linking up!