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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Icy Blue & White


Now that the temperatures have started dropping, and some of us have seen snow (!), I was in the mood for an ice blue & white-themed tablescape this week.





The wine glasses are Crystal d'Arques.  My Grandma Jane gave them to me as a wedding gift over 30 years ago.  Grandma J. is 94 years old and just had a stroke that she's actually recovering from!  She always had one of the best senses of humor of anyone I've ever known!  She's strong - the oldest of her 5 other brothers and sisters, and the only surviving sibling.  I wanted to use this beautiful glassware she gave me so many years ago since she's on my mind so much these days as she recovers.


Isn't this the perfect tablecloth for this setting?  I love the silver strands running through it:




Between what I found around the house, Tuesday Morning, and Marshall's, I came up with the following 'centerpiece'.  I love candlelight, even during the day...








When it's chilly, you have to do something to keep warm, right?!  Another opportunity to pull out some of the afghans I've made:





Blue glass plates and bowls:  Tuesday Morning
White salad plates:  Macy's
Flatware:  Pottery Barn
Tablecloth, runners, and napkins:  Tuesday Morning
Silver bowl, glass & silver dome:  Marshall's

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Thank you to Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another Tablescape Thursday.  Please check out her site to see the many beautiful tablescapes created by all the participants!


31 comments:

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

How very beautiful it all is, love the runner, love the wonderful snowflake tablecloth and the crystal glasses are such a treasure, hard to keep nice things for that long, thank you for sharing, I had a nice visit...

Joyce said...

The afghans you made are gorgeous. I love the blues. I hope your Grandmother is feeling better and I hope you get to see her for the holidays.
Joyce

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful blue and white tablescape!! The crystal from your grandmother is so very pretty!

Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Julie said...

Love the colors on this table...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Janie's World said...

Beautiful winter table!

MaryBeth said...

Your table is winter perfect, it is so darling. I really love the snowflake table cloth.

Sue said...

Beautiful Table....beautiful Afgans....gorgeous glasses from your grandmother...Happy Holidays!!

Martha said...

I love your blue and white -- of course, I love blue and white! It transcends Christmas to January and February!

Kammy said...

Beautiful , Cool and Crisp !
Kammy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lovely tablescape. What a treasure to have your crystal your Grandmother gave you. I'm glad to hear she is recovering nicely. What a gorgeous afghan. I haven't crocheted in quite sometime. May have to take it up again..Thank you for swinging by, pop in any 'ole time.
hugs ~lynne~

Kathleen said...

Your afghans are gorgeous!
Love your blue and white and the lovely glasses from your gma..a wonderful way to remember her..

once in a blue moon... said...

this is so pretty lori! i love snowflakes and blue and white, its always enchanting to me~ come see you on fws too!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love your blue and white tablecloth! It is all so refreshing!

Kathy said...

I love your icy blue tablescape, all of it and I wish your grandmother a very speedy recovery. Kathy.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love the winter theme! Your afghans are gorgeous too. What a great way to show them off!

Linda said...

Just stunning Lori!
You know blue and white are my very favorite color combos and yours looks so tastefully done...
Great job!
L~xo

La Table De Nana said...

I love the afghan touch too..Beautiful tablescape Lori.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fabulous and festive! I love the shades of blue that you used and those larger blue glass dishes are just wonderful.
Susan

Linda said...

What a pretty table. I love the blue and white! The snowflakes on the tablecloth set the mood and the silver threads give a sparkle. Your centerpiece is lovely with the candles. How wonderful to have treasures that evoke such great memories. I want to cuddle up under your afghan!
Stay warm....Linda

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, your setting is beautiful. I love the tablecloth and the lovely blue plates and bowls. Perfect match to the tablecloth.

Ann

Erica said...

Everything is so pretty......love the crystal glasses. I have some of the same ones, pretty blue and whites tablescape. Enjoy your day!

Mimi said...

Very pretty!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Soft, serene and so lovely! You put together a wonderful table. I love the blue dishes, with the white plate in between. The tablecloth is perfect as a mood-setting element. Love it!
Yvonne

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Cynthia said...

Your table is lovely. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my table. Have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Oh, Lori, your afghan is gorgeous. What a wonderful way to stay warm on a cold winter day. Your blue and white table is gorgeous. Love the touch of silver running through the tablecloth, and the glass and candles...perfect.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That tablecloth is stunning...just stunning. There is nothing like a snowflake to make Christmas come together, even in a tablescape!
I love it. The dishes..everything. Just beautiful! You "wowed" me! :)
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Your afghan is lovely! One of the most beautiful I have ever seen..AND it is handmade! Can you hear the wistful tone in my voice? I mean my comment? :):)
Hugs,
Mona

Trez said...

Wintery wonderland!! Love it. Check out my blog if you get a chance!

2 Stews said...

Snowy bliss...I could sit there and have a warm cup of tea and biscuits!

I hope your grandma gets better soon.

Diane

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