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My Blue and White Thanksgiving Table (That Didn’t Cost a Penny!)

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it was time to come up with a plan for what our dinner table will look like. I decided to see if I could create a tablescape without buying a thing and just using what I have on hand. Being partial to blue and white, I began with…… Continue reading My Blue and White Thanksgiving Table (That Didn’t Cost a Penny!)

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Blue and White China Patterns

There are so many gorgeous china patterns to choose from! One color combination that I gravitate to is blue and white—classic and timeless. Blue and white china has been popular in Europe since the 17th century, when it was imported to Europe from China, and in America since the 18th century. Owning a set of…… Continue reading Blue and White China Patterns

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Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, I thought these pretty and patriotic tables and centerpieces might provide some holiday inspiration!   I love the mix of fabrics (gingham, buffalo check, florals) below: A pot of red geraniums with a few small flags mixed in makes a quick and easy centerpiece: Cherries, blueberries, and…… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

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Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

Blue and white is a classic color combination for outdoor table settings. It works beautifully with flowers of all hues and complements the surrounding greenery. As we enter the outdoor season for entertaining, here are some lovely blue and white outdoor tables to inspire you! The above four photos are from Carolyne Roehm’s book A Passion…… Continue reading Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

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Blue and White Design Inspiration From Aerin Lauder

Friends and family have been sending me lots of alerts about designer and beauty heiress Aerin Lauder’s new collection for Williams Sonoma, because the collection comprises primarily blue and white goods for the home—-and everyone knows blue and white is my favorite color combination! The pretty tabletop collection was inspired by Aerin’s family home in Palm Beach and…… Continue reading Blue and White Design Inspiration From Aerin Lauder

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Everyday Kitchen Table Centerpiece Ideas

I always like to have a centerpiece on our kitchen table. If there is nothing on the table, it feels too bare and unfinished. Although my first choice would be to have fresh wild flowers in a pitcher or pretty greenery and branches trimmed from the yard in a simple vase, this isn’t a realistic…… Continue reading Everyday Kitchen Table Centerpiece Ideas

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A Spring or Easter Table Setting

Today, I am sharing a table setting that I created for spring. I used what I had on hand with the addition of some fresh Forsythia branches from the grocery store and some bird nests that I picked up at Michaels. I like to have a color scheme in mind before I start planning a…… Continue reading A Spring or Easter Table Setting