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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Blue and Pink Perfection

Welcome back to another Tablescape Thursday!; once again, hosted by Susan at her incredible blog, Between Naps on the Porch.
On a recent antiquing trip, I bought some vintage linens, including two vintage tablecloths.  This blue and pink tablecloth was very striking and I imagined how I would put together a tablescape using it and my Spode blue transferware. I wasn't sure how it would look, but when it was done, I was in love with the result.
I just thought the colors and the design were so interesting!
It's actually not long enough for my dining room table, but I didn't let that stop me. I kind of like how you can see the border along the edges this way, instead of them hanging off the end of the table, out of sight.
You may recognize the centerpiece; it's the same fresh flower arrangement that I made for my Queen Victoria Tea party (click HERE).
With the exception of the white viburnum and pink spray roses (which are all wilted now) the rest of the flowers are still going strong on my dining room table!
Pink and blue; it's not just for baby showers!

Some pink spray roses even found their way into the wine glasses............
I found the sweet salad/dessert plates during the same antiquing trip; I got two of these for $1.00!
This is one of the other patterns of Spode blue transferware I have. I think it's called "Scenes of Rome".
I decided not to use place mats again. The tablecloth is just too interesting to cover up! 

Because I could only find two of the other plates with the pink roses, I also am using these for the other two place settings. These were also 2 for $1.00, but I managed to find six of these.
I didn't do one of my fancy folds this time for the napkins. They look lovely as they are as a backdrop for my gorgeous silverplate flatware.

A silver sauce boat adds elegant shine to the table.

Erik's favorite part of the whole table are these sweet vintage salts (or salt dips). I'm on the hunt for tiny spoons to go with them.

Bird's eye view!

Candles lit!

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhhh...so PRETTY! Luv the flowers and the flatware!


Bella said...

Hello Katie,
You have set another so so lovely table! I love the vintage tablecloth, and you are so right that being a little short highlighted the beautiful edge! I adore your roses in the wine glass so romantic!
I have been hopping around your older posts... I have so much to learn about you!
Your husbands cover band is SO cool! You must have the most fun weekends! Since you are so musical... do you sing?
and I laughed at your cemetary story... when I moved to southern WA I lived in an apartment overlooking a cemetary.. Jimmy Hendrix is buried there and there were always people searching for his grave.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Jiminey! This is all so fresh and original. I gotta say how much I love vintage mixed like this. These are all really spectacular elements on your table! JQ

Sherry said...

Love your table the vintage table cloth is beautifully highlighted with just the right amount of pink and blue. The pink tapers and the flowers are just stunning!

D said...

I LOVE your vintage tablecloth find. It's so pretty. One of the pretties tablescapes of the night (I think) :)


Nancy's Notes said...

Simply beautiful!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


That is one fantastic looking tablecloth and what you created with the blue and white dishes and then the pink accents is just breath taking!!

It is so stunning!! I gasped when I caught my first glimpse of this spectacular tablescape!!

Well done!!


Kathy said...

Simply beautiful.
Love the
blue glassware
pink flowers
just love it all!
thanks for visiting my WW.
I am a new follower!

Sharon Haynie said...

So beautiful-I love the way everything fits-especially that vintage cloth. thanks for sharing your beauties with us.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

Johanna said...

Kathy, what a beautiful find is this tablecloth. And it amazes me how the transferware sets off this little rose plate. I am absolute thrilled by your tablescape. This blue and pink combination is stunning.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

Katie, beautiful tablecloth, but with the dishes, crystal and silver on it, it is stunning!
Have a great weekend.

Carrie said...

You've created an elegant and visually delightful setting!

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous vintage tablecloth! I love the way you've put together such an appealing table with pink and blue elements to go with it. Love the flowers, too!

Gail said...

Beautiful tablescape. It is so fun when a plan comes together. Your inspirational tablecloth set the stage. The silver pieces and stunning silverware gave the sparkle. Gorgeous table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty - love your vintage tablecloth and your mixture of china -- the flowers are just perfect -- how lovely this all is.

Mariette said...

Love the vintage tablecloth and everything else, especially the pink roses. The red flowers are a bit clashing in this otherwise perfect setting! That's just my opinion...

Greetings from Georgia/USA


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

The 'red' flowers are actually a very bright, fuschia pink...if they had been red, I would have left them out of the arrangement, but I thought they looked okay. But thanks for the comment and the suggestion! ;-)

Bead and Needle said...

I know I've said it before...I want to live at YOUR house! The table is breathtaking...I LOVE old linens!

Eastlake Victorian said...


I really love the colors in your tablecloth! And the blue and white Spode plates go so well with it! I love your floral centerpiece color selection. The silver really looks elegant with this color combination! So very "Springy." Love it!



Hi Katie, I love your beautiful blue and pink tablescape. You are so right, you don't have to use pink and blue just for babies. Your table is so stunning and elegant and the flowers are so gorgeous! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my Tablescape Thursday"...Broad Stripes and Bright Stars...I really enjoyed designing this patriotic table. I'm flattered that you loved that I used the blue transfer with my patriotic theme. Please let me know if you decide to do your table like this, I'd love to see it. Stop back by and view the pink tablescape I did today to celebrate Pink Saturday, I think you'll enjoy the pink eye candy! Have a wonderful weekend!