1/19/09

Tablescape Tuesday, no. 2 / Shades of Blue

Welcome to my 2Nd Tablescape Tuesday! All this blogging is wearing me out, but it sure is fun. My tablescape today is wintry and if you look out the picture window you will see why. The china I used is Blue Hill by Noritake. I know I've had it over 20 years! The little blue checked table cloth has a silver shimmer, the place mats have snowflakes and i tied some snowflake ribbon I had around the napkins.
I used a lantern I got at IKEA for the centerpiece, I usually keep it on the mantle, but on these cold dreary days we can use all the light we can get. I added a polar bear and a little penguin on skates (borrowed from my daughter's room.


The teapot is from an auction about 2 $, and I placed a votive by each setting.

The salt and pepper shakers are from the same auction, 1.00 and I put a little blue ring around the lantern and placed it on a silver place mat.



Another view- thanks for stopping by and please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for some beautiful and creative tablescapes!!



28 comments:

  1. Oh Cindy...I love it! So wintery with all the snowflakes! I love blue...my favorite color! I love the polarbear. He looks like he was carved from ice! You've got snow? Wah!! They changed our forecast to just a few flakes. Beuatiful tablescape..Have a great day.
    PS...Enjoyed Mamamia!

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  2. Great use of the lantern as a centerpiece...unexpected!
    Enjoyed your post today!

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  3. Love that pitcher & those salt and pepper shakers - gorgeous!

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  4. That is so pretty! Who would you have over for such a lovely setting?

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  5. I just adore all of your wintery blue and white. The polar bear is just too cute! Everything looks just lovely - filled with winter whimsy! :)
    Warmly,
    Alisa - Carolina Panache

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  6. what a wonderful tablescape. I love the whimsy of the polar bear and penquin. Your tea pitcher is gorgeous girl.. I hope you have a super TT Tuesday.. hugs ~lynne~

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  7. Very serene and warm. I love it!

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  8. WHat a pretty winter blue color. I see it also matches your furniture. Nice!

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  9. I am so glad to meet you. It looks like we have a lot in common. I love your home. Your tablescape is so beautiful. I love those colors. The pitcher is so sweet.

    I love your blog. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  10. Love your daughter's polar bear...too cute!

    And your Met Monday post is awesome...what a great transformation!

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  11. What a nice cozy winter scape...warms you up just looking at it!
    Have a happy week!
    ;-D

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  12. Love all the blue and white, and your auction finds are just gorgeous. Your tablescape is so pretty looking out at all the snow, makes it feel like a winter wonderland. Marty

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  13. Love your shades of blue tablescape... and all the extras... beautiful teapot too.... and polar bear ..and lantern...

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  14. Love your shades of blue tablescape... and all the extras... beautiful teapot too.... and polar bear ..and lantern...

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  15. I love the cool wintery blue dishes. Everything looks so inviting.

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  16. Cindy, I love all of that blue. Those placemats are so pretty. I enlarged the picture so I could see those pretty glasses. They are so unique. laurie

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  17. Very pretty tablescape. I love that lantern! Great idea!

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  18. Very pretty table,
    I love the blue and white.

    Wendy

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  19. Nice pretty wintery blue, love the lantern and all.
    Linda

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  20. Your tablescape is beautiful...I love the China and the ROSEY flatware!!

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  21. Beautiful! I have a weakness for blue and white dishes!

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  22. Hi Cindy! What a great table setting with the great blue and whites and the snow outside the window. I like it!! I like all the different patterns on the cloths that go so well together!!

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  23. I'm glad you're interested in joining us for ROSE Wednesday next week...but I don't understand what you mean by "I had a hard time following it". Please explain. You can email me by clicking on the mailbox on my blog's side-bar.

    Jan

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  24. Love the blue, so peaceful. I also love the glasses, very pretty.

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  25. Hi! I've left two awards for you on my blog if you would like to have them! No pressure to pass them along.... Have a great day...Debbie

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  26. You're right... we did have the same theme going. I had to work so I am late stopping by to see you. Thank you for your visit. You asked about the red chairs... that is a funny story & will be posted on Metamorphis Monday sometime. Underneath that pretty red & white checked fabric lies the UGLIEST pink & blue paisley chairs from an old office I had years ago!

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  27. oh I'm so far behind visiting the blogs that I love... your tablescape is beautiful... I adore the teapot... but that little crystal polar bear is a delightful, whimsical addition to your tablescape! I just love it when folks put the unexpected into their art...

    much like my funeral sign... LOL... just kiddin! thanks for stopping by...
    hugs... Dixie

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  28. Cindy...beautiful tablescape! Love the wintery blues and all the special touches. The snow in the backdrop just completed the whole setting. :-) Your china is so pretty...great posting for Tablescape Tuesday! Susan

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy