Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Blue and White Fall Tablescape and Ten on the Tenth

Welcome to October's Ten on the Tenth, where our theme this month is all about fall.

Fall is that perfect time of year to use what you have and to keep things simple.

There is nothing I enjoy more than opening up my cabinets (where I store my dishes and other treasures) and putting together a special tablescape or vignette.
I rarely have a plan.
It is almost like looking through family photographs.
There are memories attached to every single piece.
The Spode Blue Italian is the pattern our oldest daughter selected when she got married ( in addition to Blue Danube and Old Britain Castles).
I fell in love and started collecting all three that same year:)

The small blue and white planters are from my favorite thrift store in El Paso.  
There were about 20 of them, and they were $3 each.

Here is where I erred on the side of caution.
I only bought 6.
Here is also how I think- six won't do much.

I tend toward 'extravaganza' thinking.
As in- wouldn't it be nice- if hosting a party- to have blue and white planters on round tables with tablecloths, all filled with succulents?

But no. 
I didn't need 20 :)
The yellow woven napkins are a flea market find.
The bee patterned stainless from Horchow was a great sale find.
The woven chargers were collected from Overstock .
And of course there is my collection of blue and white- all found at the flea market or Ross or Marshall's.

I have had most of these things for years.
They are part of the family.

Please visit all of the bloggers listed below. They are all sharing wonderful fall ideas, all under $10. You will be inspired!

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Tricia said...

So beautiful! I love the fall colors with the blue and white china. I wouldn't have thought to add bright yellow napkins, but they bring everything to life!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yellow accents the blue and white tablescape so beautifully!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love this setting. I have NO blue in my home - I am not sure why I don't as I love this look. This is something I should work on, lol!. Love your large tray and the centerpiece in it is gorgeous! Well done.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Blue and white is always right! (grin) Love it with the fall colors!

Tammy Patina and Paint said...

Oh, Laura I want to be you when I grow up and have all your blue and white collection! That basket is to die for. As always, you have inspired me. Thanks!

Katie Mansfield said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. I love the planters and have one just like it.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your blues and yellows are so pretty in your dining room. Wow, what a steal of a deal on the cute little blue and white planters! I'm surprised you didn't buy all of them instead of only six! They are adorable, and your dining room table is elegant and pretty.

Kim said...

Laura, your blue and white table is just so elegant for fall. What a lucky lady you are to have so many pretty pieces that have been part of your family...and I love it that you actually use them!

Carol Henstra said...

My hubbys Parents were Dutch since have passed away.
I do remember that the table setting was a daily setting. Being Dutch.

So your dishes are lovely. And all the trimmings.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura! You just made my heart happy seeing your tablescape! I love the awesome allure of blue, yellow and white! Your decor and beautiful things, so full of class! I want to go shopping with you soon!
Love you my friend!!

Mary K. said...

Blue has slowly become my favorite color so you know I am drooling over your tablescape Laura. I don't even care about the food, I can just drink in all those colors!

Eilis said...

Beautiful, Laura. You really know how to work that blue and white!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

I always enjoy all your blue and white and that's one thing I do not have. No blue and white in my house. I think by the time I feel in love with it that I had already gone in a totally different direction so I just enjoy everyone else's blue and white. Lovely!

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Stacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love that you have a little story with all of the pieces. I wish I were more of an extravaganza thinker when it comes to collecting!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Laura. I love blue and white as well, and found myself collecting Spode Blue Room plates about 20 years ago. Still love all my blue and white, especially mixing it with the fall oranges this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

The Grey Dove Cottage said...

Beautiful collection of blue and white. Love the velvet pumpkins and your arrangement, very inviting.

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