Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blue Skies & Sunshine ~ The Italian Countryside



Blue and Yellow

Let's Dish about a 

favorite color combination.




I happened upon this gorgeous tablescape 

at one of my favorite shops in town.




The sunny yellows made me smile and 

pull out my camera so I could share the happiness.




Love the variety of square 

planters filled with yellow gerbers.  

I like the contemporary touch 

they lend to the very traditional china.






The white linen cloth accented with 

these bright lemons gives the table a crisp look.




Notice how the addition of the 

yellow linen placemats anchors 

the blue and white china so it 

doesn't get lost in the sea of lemons.





The blue and white china is 

Blue Italian by Spode.





Considered a design icon, this pattern was 

inspired by the Italian countryside and

features an 18th century Imari Oriental border.





The pattern goes back to 1816 

and is one of the most popular and 

successful patterns in Spode's collections.  


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Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

60 comments:

  1. I love it, Sarah! What a beautiful shade of yellow and I love the Spode dinnerware set. Everything is so nicely put together. Even the yellow daisies are gorgeous...Christine

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  2. Blue and yellow - one of my all-time favourite combinations! One of these days I'm going to have to take some time to investigate the new interface. It's really a matter of making the time!

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  3. Hi Sarah,
    thank you for those photos. So we can enjoy this delightful table. Its true that the yellow placemats anchors the blue and white. Clever idea to use it. Its a fantastic color combo.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  4. No need for food with this tablescape . It feeds the mind with thoughts of France. What a lovely sunny yellow.

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  5. Sarah~ Blue & Yellow is such a cheery combination of colors! I love when traditional and modern are paired~ the bold pattern & scale of the lemons, planters, and napkin rings make the setting so much more interesting!

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  6. Blue and yellow..There's nothing much prettier..especially w white..
    Lovely Sarah!

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  7. Sarah,
    Lovely tablescape with the blue and white Italian Spode and the pops of yellow linen! Such a refreshing color combination!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. Hi Sarah, Your blue and yellow post today brought a huge smile to my face, one of my favorite color combinations! This is such a pretty tablescape. I love the place setting and how the blue Spode pops on the yellow linen. Sure glad you had your camera with you. Your photographs are awesome super sized with the new Blogger interface. Lovely post Sarah.
    Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  9. I love your blog and always look forward to what is new!! Would love to have a table that looks just like this!!! Thank you for always brightening my day!

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  10. I can always spot spoke china, I think I have a couple pieces in the blue & white because thats the color of my staffordshire china blue calico

    love blue & white table

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  11. Your blue and yellow is perfect for the day I see outside my window. I look forward to each one of your tables.

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  12. Blue and Yellow are such a perfect combination. Your table is gorgeous!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such a beautiful table. Blue is always a hit. Especially this gorgeous treasure. The soft yellow looks so nice with it. :)

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  14. Hi, Sarah! The temperature here is expected to hit nearly 100 again today, so this cheery combination of brilliant color is a welcome sight!!! It is STILL SUMMER out there, and this is a beautiful table that celebrates it. I have always been a blue-and-white lover, and when yellow is added to the mix, I just go bonkers! Oh, what I would give for those Spode dishes!!!!!! Keep shopping and sharing! :-)

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  15. What a refreshing table. I have always loved blue and yellow, and I do think I am in love with the Spode! The lemon table topper is so pretty too.

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  16. Very nice indeed! I have a friend who bought those dishes and would love seeing this. Blue, white and yellow are classic together!

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  17. So cheery...the sun and blue sky!

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  18. Hi Sarah, what a beautiful tablescape you've shared...so sunny and happy! Thanks for the tip. I'm scared of changing over, but maybe I can do it. Can you hold my hand???!!

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  19. You had me at "Italian". What a lovely table setting. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  20. I have really fallen for blue and white dishes lately. Your table is stunning with your blue, white and yellow combination. Love the soft yellow napkins on the plate, such beautiful images to share.

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  21. Oh dear Sarah, I love your Spode, "Italian" china with touches of yellow in such a beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing this loveliness with us. Thanks for your sweet and lovely visit I enjoyed so much. Happy weekend.
    FABBY

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  22. Sarah I love blue and yellow and this is a stunning table. Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Linda

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  23. Hi Sarah, Blue and yellow is a favorite combination of mine. You must have fun visiting this store. The square planters and the lemon tablecloth are both unusual. I would be very tempted! And I agree about the new interface--it's so much easier and cleaner. Have a nice evening! Linda

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  24. I was just at KC's house helping her prepare for a small dinner party...she expecting the arrival of Beatrice Emaline sometime in the next two weeks. Turned out she couldn't move as quickly as she wanted to while preparing for her guest. I put her table together...she used her Spode Blue Italian on a Williams Sonoma yellow French Country tablecloth. Small world! Thanks for taking us along through your camera shots. Cherry Kay

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  25. I covet those blue Italian Spode dishes, Sarah, even though I have vowed not to buy new china when I move. I love them paired with yellow linens and lemon accents.

    Thank you for your moving tips! I ahve a lot of work ahead of me but it is a joyous task!

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  26. i really love the blue and yellow combo on the table.everything looks just perfect.the lemon tablecloth very impressive and the yellow flowers;leaves and the vase eye catching.thank you Sarah:):)

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  27. Oh Sarah, your colors are GLORIOUS!!!! I never liked yellow, EVER until this year. Maybe it is my age...I am growing UP and learning to appreciate so many new things like never before. I truly attribute that to blogging for there is such a vast array of talents to make so many things shine. I thank you kindly for coming to see me! I JUST FIXED MY HEADER.....I am learning to adjust sizes for the new template...AHHH!

    Have a wonderful week; your table is ready!!! Anita

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  28. What a marvellous store this must be to have such gorgeous displays. The vivid yellow with the Blue & White Spode brought back memories of our visit to Amalfi earlier this year.

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  29. Just lovely - there is something so cheery about these colors together! As for my blue checked dishes, no, they are not M-C, but rather Christmas Tree Shop many years ago! (I bought them because they resembled Honeymoon!)

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  30. You know I loved this, Sarah! Blue and yellow are the perfect color combo! Gorgeous tablescape! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  31. Your dishes are magnificent. I just love those colors, Yellow and blue are in my living room and dining room. It's such a cheery combination.

    Karen

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  32. My favorite colors at one of my favorite stores. Thanks for the post. And thanks for visiting steph's stitching. How is the Woodland Santa?

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  33. Hi Sarah,

    This is a gorgeous tablescape! We just remodeled our kitchen in these colors, and I love it. My favorite things in your pics are the Spode salt and peppers and the yellow hemstitched placemats and napkins. Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday.

    Denise

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  34. What a pretty setting and Sarah, I would have thought you had set this table. The dishes are so beautiful! I do have the tall salt and peppers with this pattern. No dishes though!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. Very pretty. I love going into store's home departments for inspiration. The challenge is not to buy everything in sight.

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  36. Ooo, wouldn't I love to sit at this table? Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  37. Beautiful blues!

    My blues are here and here.

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  38. All I could just say is WOW! Amazing photos.. The yellow and blue combination is just perfect. Happiness, indeed! ^_^

    Here's my blue... It's Leaveland

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  39. Sarah, I would probably need to stay out of that store! How beautiful!

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  40. Very beautiful, Sarah! Love the sunshine against the coolness of the blue!

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  41. What a beautiful China collection!


    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/08/the-kindergartners.html

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  42. gorgeous table setting. i love the potted gerbera.

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  43. those are beautiful colors together!
    Helen

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  44. Oh my, such beautiful dishes and the yellow is stunning. Gorgeous tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  45. I love blue and white dishes with yellow (and also orange)!

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  46. Blue & yellow are so pretty together. The Spode dinnerware is lovely!

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  47. So pretty! I use both blue and yellow pretty sparingly, and it always looks so perky when I see it together. I like all the different elements working together here. And so Euro too, which I love. Very nice!

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  48. Yellow and blue is a gorgeous combination that I had not thought of. I like the vase in those colors.

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  49. Beautiful table, Sarah. Blue and yellow is a favorite color combination of mine too. So glad you shared this pretty display. Just looking at it made me smile. laurie

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  50. Oh My GOODNESS -- Those blues and yellows are so gorgeous. I love the lemon tablecloth too. Thanks for your sweet visit Sarah --- I always love it when you pop in.

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  51. Sarah, thanks for sharing this beautiful table that you came acroos. I LOVE the blue and white dishes and the pairing with yellow is perfect. Now, how do I switch over to the new Blogger interface? Or maybe I have and don't know it. XO, Pinky

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  52. Hello Sarah, Blue and Yellow are such a vibrant, cheerful combination! Love the lemons on the tablecloth and the gorgeous blue dishes - perfectly matched! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  53. That must be a wonderful store! Their table is just beautiful!

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  54. The beautiful blue and white china caught my eye, but everything about this table is beautiful. I had posted about yellow and burlap in the past adding this beautiful blue would be the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. I love blue and yellow, and you put it all together perfectly.

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  56. Such a beautiful color combo...one of my favorites and my daughter only likes yellow when it is with blues...:)

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  57. Such a beautiful color combo...one of my favorites and my daughter only likes yellow when it is with blues...:)

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  58. I love these dishes! Just beautiful!

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  59. Love the blue and white with the yellow to set it all off! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you with me this Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper

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