Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blue and White Tablescape

Happy Sunday friends.  What delightful weather we are having here in the Northeast.  Warm and sunny days with perfumed breezes that are perfect for entertaining outdoors.  Just Impossible to stay inside.  And I find that it is so much easier to entertain in the garden.  So carefree and relaxing.  

Why not gather a few of our favorite vintage pieces and picks from the garden to set up the perfect table to enjoy with a loved one or friend.  For this table, I was inspired by my peonies.  Oh have the blooms been glorious this year.  And is there any flower more gracious and elegant? Really...  Look at the petals and colors on these blooms...  They truly steal my heart.

My color concept for this intimate table were shades of pink, white and blue.  I started by creating a neutral background by using freshly pressed crisp white vintage linens to dress the table.  This created a fresh and clean setting for the pink Peonies centerpieces and my favorite blue and white vintage china pattern by Clarice Cliff, Charlotte.  This pattern is such a treasure. Ageless and breathtaking.  I often wonder what tables it dressed.  What stories it can tell.

The delicate wine goblets are Mikasa and the vintage silverplate flatware was found at a flea market in Lambertville, NJ.  Accents pillows, pearls and figurine complete this romantic and beautifully decorated table.































So proud of my Peonies this year.  They are such a joy.









One of my favorite spots in my garden.  Perfect for enjoying a good read or chat.


My little pooch loves this spot too.

 





Wishing you all a wonderful week.  And thank you for your support and for taking the time to leave me your lovely comments.  They are such a joy to read.

Hugs,

Janet


35 comments:

  1. These pictures are so beautiful and romantic. Niki steals the show!

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  2. super!!! uwielbiam błękit, moja bajka. Super! I love the blue, my story

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  3. Be still my heart! So in love with blue and white and all the other pretties!

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  4. Beautiful setting, Janet, and you captured some gorgeous lighting!

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  5. Stunning! Your setting in your gorgeous garden is simply exquisite, amiga mia! I love the dishes, they're so sweet and pretty, perfect for your garden setting. Todos tus adornos y detalles son perfectos, llenos de hermosura! Adorable Little doggie too! Have a terrific week, my friend.
    FABBY

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  6. I don't think this could possibly be more beautiful!!

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  7. Ooh Janet, you always set the most gorgeous tables that are so romantic and full of beauty. I do want to join you for a chat on your pretty bench and look at your blue and white dishes, while enjoying your garden. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  8. JAnet, your table is beautiful and I love your peonies. I really wish we could grown them here in CA. I understand that they have some - will have to check that out.
    I would love to sit in your beautiful garden and have lunch, or to sit on your bench and read with your cute little dog. Everything is perfect. Thanks so sharing.
    Mary

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  9. Hi Janet, I found your blog somehow and it's just lovely! I have a garden bench similar to yours and love to set a pretty table too. You're a master at pretty tables!

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  10. So beautiful. I mentioned to my husband how pretty the outside can be decorated for a lovely evening and dinner. He thought I was crazy. Said. Who does stuff like that? I said. I DO! Summer is just beautiful. Goes by way to fast.

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  11. Can I imagine myself sitting there taking in all this beauty Janet. So pretty in every detail. Your photos are so beautiful!
    sending hugs...

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  12. What a beautiful and restful spot to sit and enjoy the beauty. Thanks for sharing your lovely table, I love the little white birds.

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  13. Janet ~
    Your table is beautiful. I love the blue dishes. And your photos are gorgeous. What type of camera so you use? Thanks for stopping by to visit today @ Surroundings by Debi.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Debi

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  14. Beautiful table and beautiful flowers! I love blue and white china best of all.

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  15. What a beautiful bouquet of peonies! I can imagine how good they smell. Your china is lovely and the setting in your garden really is pretty. Thank you for inviting us and joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Wow, this tablescape is so pretty. The blue and white with the touch of pink from the peonies is perfection. *le sigh*...

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  17. Janet, I love your beautiful blue & white china will have to hunt for that pattern. Have enjoyed following you on facebook and love your blog. Your soft & delicate colors are perfect for a tablescape set for tea!

    ~ Patti
    Tea & Thyme

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  18. Such an romantic dreamy table.Love the beautiful blue plates.The flowers adds charm to the whole setting.have a lovely week end and hope to see you in mine too.thx sujatha..:):)

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  19. your table is si romantic, I love so much the colours....
    Have a wonderful week
    I invite you if you want to visit my blog...
    www.mespassionsentoutessaisons.blogspot.fr
    Bisous
    Nélinha

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, my dear Janet !
    Tomorrow it's my turn in the Virtual Blog Tour and I'm going to introduce you and your lovely blog, I hope with words that will please you :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday, my sweet friend xox
    Dany

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  21. Janet, absolutely lovely!!

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne. I do appreciate your kind words.

      Janet

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  22. My pink Peonies have bloomed and gone, I SO love them. The smell is intoxicating.
    Ann

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    1. Hello Ann,

      Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate your visit.

      Janet

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  23. The dishes and the table scape are wonderful. Your garden tablescapes are like pages in a magazine. You never fail to inspire. Happy Pink Saturday! (And thanks for your visit)

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    1. Thank you Susan. What a wonderful compliment. I am so honored.

      Have a lovely week,

      Janet

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  24. Dear Janet,
    What a pretty china pattern! I love the fluted edges and the flower pattern is so sweet and delicate. Love your pillows too and that lovely tablecloth.
    I am on Long Island and some of my peonies loved the winter and others didn't. Yours are gorgeous. If only we could smell them. :)
    Beautiful photos. Thank you, Ruthie

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  25. LOVE blue and white in the summertime - the pink Peonies are a wonderful addition! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  26. Hi Janet,

    What a pretty table setting! Just love your peonies, a very pretty spring flower. That wrought iron couch is to die for!
    Hugs, Lynnie

    www.cottagegalstyle.com

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  27. Janet, I love those dishes and oh my they are gorgeous paired with your beautiful Peonies. It's easy to see why your pooch is so happy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. So love this tablescape! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  29. Oh, the dishes, the candlestick, and the peonies! It is all just gorgeous! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. Hi there, I'm new here--saw your feature at Rooted in Thyme. Love everything about your gorgeous post! Blessings, Cecilia

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