Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday 9/09/08

Tablescape Tuesday 9/09/08
My sweet new blogging friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Tuesday for us, so hop on over to her blog to see more participants. Each week more participants are joining & it is so inspiring to see all the beautiful tablescapes!

Flow Blue is a new passion of mine. My favorite little footed Flow Blue compote ~ Sylvan by Cauldon.

The red of my dining room walls is the perfect backdrop for blue & white settings.

Spode Blue Room Collection ~Traditions Series



Flow Blue Covered Vegetable Bowl
These older pieces of vintage china really make me wonder who loved & cared for them before. Who used these to set a beautiful & gracious table in the 1800's? What did they wear to their candlelight dinners? What type of conversations have these pieces overheard? I think I was born into the wrong era!!

Hugs,

27 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Stephanie, that is gorgeous!! I have really been enjoying the peacefulness of blue lately....
:)

Connie said...

I saw another setting with blue plates and it was lovely also. Blue must be in this time around, my chick sistahhhhh,
Smochies for the southern belle,
Connie ;-)

bj said...

Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL table you have set. You just KNEW I would love your Flo Blue, didn't you!! It is so lovely and, you are right...it looks magnificent with the red of your walls. You did so good, girl !!
love, bj

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Stephanie beautiful table!!! I don't know why it never occurred to me to use silverware on my post!! Hello!!! Your table is lovely. Gotta love that blue.
Blessings,
Debbie

Fern said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your table setting is just gorgeous, I am a big Spode fan too.
Best wishes from the wet and windy Lake District. Fern

RetiredAtLast said...

I can see you have an imagination that could rival mine. One of my favorite HGTV shows is "If Walls Could Talk". I personally don't have a problem with extending that premise to old dishes as well. Just think who might have dined at the table where these dishes were used. That leads my mind down some interesting roads. Thoroughly enjoyed your post.

Shelia said...

Oh, Stephanie! How gorgeous is your table! I love Flo Blue but never could afford it! All of your dishes are just stunning on the lace tablecloth. Isn't this Tablescape Tuesday fun!?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

decorator101 said...

I had just run by Susan's Betweennapsontheporch and discovered you had just put a tablescape up as well.. I could harldy wait to swing in and get a glimpse. I'm so glad I did..what a beautiful tablescape you've created.. I love blue and white (among many others..lol ). Like you I wonder how many conversations have been shared over these beautiful dishes...thanks so much for sharing.. ~lynne~

DishDiva aka Kay said...

This is so lovely. Is that Michaelangelo silver? Looks like mine. I agree about the conversations...

ceekay said...

Gorgeous. I love the lace with the blue and white. Love it! Thanks for stopping by today.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Oh, Stephanie...this is gorgeous!!! I love blue and white and flo blue is my favorite!!! Stunning, and you're right...the red dining room walls really set it off beautifully!
BTW, I wanted to apologize if you let me know earlier in the week you were going to post a tablescape today, and I missed it. I added you to my list on my blog as soon as I got home from work. I so hope you post again next week....just let me know so I can make sure I have you on there. Again, I am so sorry if I missed that earlier.
Love,
Susan

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Stephanie.. this is a very nice setting.. infact it reminds me of my mom who loves all the blue dinnerware you have!.. have a nice day!

Fitty

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, you would love my Mom's house. :) She has flow blue everywhere lol !! Your table is Gorgeous, Like you !! :)

Jessica said...

Hi Stephanie,

I love your tablescape, it is stunning! I think I was born in the wrong era, too. I have completely fallen in love with all things vintage. :)

Hugs~ J.

Carrie said...

This is such an exquisite tablescape! Thanks for stopping by...

Margie said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the red color of your walls, and also your dining room chairs! So lovely!

Margie

Marie Antionette said...

OMG !!!Beautiful,simply beautiful.Hugs Marie Antionette

Jeanne said...

Stephanie, gorgeous blue and white dishes and place settings. Your table cloth is stunning. I will try to join in the fun next week. A beautiful table is a wonderful thing.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sweet Designs said...

Your tablescape is very pretty, I collect blue and white dishes too.

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, I love your beautiful table setting with the blue. Your pink post was so cute also. The teacups are adorable and the medallion that Ele made is remarkable!
Love you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW! At first I thought those were magazine photos you downloaded from the web. You are one lucky woman to own that beautiful china! AND have quite the eye for arrangement. : )
Thanks for stopping by today.

The Rose Room said...

I love visiting your table scapes each week! Rachaelxo

karen @ Arise and Shine said...

Stephanie, What beautiful dishes to look at. Blue and White are my favorite and have been around for years, love it when things don't never go out of style. Glad you visited my "Arise and Shine" blog.
Live and Love Life, Karen

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love your table setting. I love flow blue. I just happened to notice your ebay button as I was looking at one of your pictures. I looked through all 7 pages of listings you have. I must say, you have absolutely incredibley beautiful items for sale there. Thanks so much for stopping by our blog it was great to wake up and see you'd been there! Have a great day. Twyla

Judy said...

Hey Girl, Love the blue setting. Take a look at my blog to see your shades.
Hugs,
Judy

Hooked on Houses said...

I love the blue and white and these are just lovely! Makes me want to redecorate my dining room and copy your tablescape. -Julia :-)

santamaker said...

oh my, such delicious spode plates, I believe a grilled cheese would even taste special on these!
Be Good!
Santa