Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Quick & Easy Patriotic Tablescape

Summer travels have left little time to set a table this week, 
So Let's Dish about a quick and easy tablescape of patriotic colors 
with a nod to the upcoming Independence Day Celebrations.

Red, white, and blue of course!
Red woven mats from World Market.
Blue pin striped chargers 
made in Portugal are from Neiman Marcus.
Dinner plates are in the Blue Room series by Spode 
and are topped with Wedgewood salad plates in Nantucket Basket.
Flatware was found at William Sonoma.

Red napkins backed in blue and white
 gingham rest within footed 
stars and stripes dessert cups by Pfaltzgraff.

The centerpiece is simply a 
cachepot filled with ivy and miniature flags.  
The tapers of stars and stripes on 
either side are held by 
pewter candle holders within glass hurricanes.
Quick and Easy!

Uncle Sam Wants You
To have a safe and happy
4th of July!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Bay House Blues

A recent trip to Galveston 

to spend a few days at a lovely home on the bay

was the inspiration for this post.

Want to peek into the kitchen cabinets?

They are full of colorful glass dishes 

that reflect the cool colors of the ocean.

Not only are these dishes full of color,

they also bring wonderful texture to a table.

Glassware in clear blue 

shimmers like the deep blue waters.

Clear wine stems march alongside 

blue margarita glasses on the windowsill

as they reflect light and a view of the water in the distance.

While these colorful tumblers 

make me think of a beach umbrella.

Tumblers with a shell motif offer a bit of

contrast to the seafoam greens and blues.

More umbrella stripes for the butter dish.

To accent the vibrant colors of the sea.

Ceramic mugs of seafoam blue 

and wavy sides are a perfect fit. 

Colorful Fish 

Clear glass snack plates 

take on the color of these paper napkins.

More accents of various textures

 can be found on the table.

Woven placemats the color of sand, 

hold chargers in a deep teal, that in 

turn hold the various colorful glass dinner plates.

Paper napkins are easy 

and convenient for a seaside abode.

While seashell napkin rings

Are like jewels on the linen napkins

at more formal dining occasions.

Acrylic flatware is easy, 

yet offers the elegant look of sea glass.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Random Paris Blues

~ Simply Irresistible ~

Random Paris Blues

No Words Needed

I was the fortunate winner of

 Bliss Farm's recent 

Brocante Give Away.

Thank you, Jackie.  

The package of Paris brocante 

items is cherished and appreciated.

But wait!

Bliss Farm is having a new Give Away.

Visit Bliss Farm to view the wonderful Parisian doors, door knockers, and door handles for Irresistible Paris and enter to win an antique Door Knocker.