Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring in the Dining Room

Cobalt Blue and Yellow Tablescape

My love of blue and white, which is obvious in just about every post I write,

started out as something else.

It began because my mother had blue and white pieces throughout her home

and because I live in South Texas.

Why does living in South Texas have anything to do with anything?

Because I also love cobalt blue and cobalt blue is a key color in Mexican glassware

and pottery which is predominant where I live.

I will show you what I mean someday soon .

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And so this table setting for a recent birthday dinner I hosted

made perfect sense to me.
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These colors working together , as I shared here, are old friends.

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In fact, so were the guests!

Our covered dish menu?

Wild Rice and Chicken Casserole

Fresh Brussel Sprouts

Green Bean Casserole

Fruit Salad

Strawberry Congealed Salad

Garlic Knot Rolls

Chocolate Sheet Cake for Dessert


Linking to:

Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday

Love of Home, Sundays at Home party

Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home

Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Share Your Cup Thursday

Home Sweet Home



Manu said...

Wow I do love your yellow dishes; these are so cute!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy week

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I love the birdie plates! Enjoy the week ahead dear Laura! HUGS

Jeanie said...

That's one of my favorite color schemes. Your table looks so inviting, I should like to sit down there right now!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog - this table is so beautiful. I too love cobalt blue and especially blue glass. I pinned your table for inspiration.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I like cobalt blue too. Love those bird luncheon plates! And I'm intrigued by the name "strawberry congealed salad" -- what exactly makes it "congealed"?

Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed yellow and blue together. Our new daughter in love has quite a cobalt blue collection of glassware. It was the accent color at my son and her wedding, too.
Lovely table that you created.

Marigene said...

What can I say, other than...dazzling! I love these big bold colors together, Laura.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love the yellow and white plates with the birds! I find blue, white, and yellow a very happy combination!

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a lovely set table! I have two (I think, unless I broke one) of the bird plates but mine are red and white.

Stacey said...

Mmmm, the dinner sounds wonderful and the table is beautiful! I bet you all had a wonderful time. :)

Lisa said...

Laura this is so pretty! I love those yellow dishes! They are so bright and cheerful and add such a bright pop of color!

Hena Tayeb said...

those yellow plates are so pretty

Daniela said...

Probably I have Mexican ancient roots and I do ignore it at all {{smiles}}, I also do love cobalt blue and white, my kitcken is full of transferware decorated with these two colours !

Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you wonderful days to come, dearest Laura,
sending blessings to you


Laurie said...

Beautiful table setting, Laura! Sweet bird plates!

Pondside said...

This is my favourite colour combination - always has been. Your menu sounds like a treat!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures. I love blue also. Mom gave me all her blue and white dishes.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Absolutely charming and beautiful, love this color combination!

Pura Vida said...

Love the sweet bird plates! Beautiful!!!

JB said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Nikki said...

Those bird plates! I love blue and yellow. AND can we talk about spray paint? That stuff is a miracle worker.

Margie said...

What a beautiful tablescape! My favourite pieces are the yellow bird plates. Thank you for the visit and invitation to join your Thoughts on Home party!

Connie said...

You have a gift for creating a lovely & comforting place for friends to gather. Your meal sounds delicious!

Estelle's said...

This is stunning Laura! I adore blues and yellows together! And....a perfect menu! What a beautiful hostess you are! said...

How utterly delightful Laura! Love the yellow bird plates paired with the cobalt blues!

Decor To Adore said...

Laura there are so many delicious layers in this tablescape and they all work together beautifully.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table, and your plates are absolutely precious!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Those colors are so gorgeous together, and I love the sunflowers in the flower display! I have those same bird plates but in different colors.....use them every day for lunch sandwiches. Your menu also sounds delicious!

Warm hugs,

Botanic Bleu said...

A gorgeous table setting and a delicious sounding meal would make anyone's birthday a special occasion. What a great friend you are to host a birthday party.


Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my goodness! Such a beautiful and elegant tablescape! I love every detail from the charming bird plates to the cobalt blue stemware, SO pretty! And I adore that gorgeous table runner! Blue and yellow, my favorite colors:) Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Poppy

The Charm of Home said...

That is beautiful Laura! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what a lovely table setting and in my favorite colors.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Mary Kay said...

Love it all, Laura!! One of my favorite color pallets!


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