In the spirit of my blues for January, today’s table is cornflower blue.
As you may recall, in an effort to use more of what I have, I decided to make my tables for January all about BLUE.
My tables for the last few weeks have been blue and white, but I’m an equal opportunity lover of blue! LOL!
I love this shade of blue, which I call cornflower blue.
Yes, it’s winter and some tend to use only strong colors, but to me, this table is so peaceful and relaxing.
I think the wintery months put less demands upon us and allow us to be more relaxed.
The real star of the show is this amazing tablecloth by April Cornell. I love her linens. They are amazing.
In keeping with my New Year’s resolution, nothing on this table is new (well, OK the flowers are), however I have a confession to make. I have made a few purchases lately (see Kathleen, I did come clean, but none are on this table.)
There is no way, that I wouldn’t make any purchases. I’m trying to limit my purchases and make them more thoughtful.
So let’s take a look at all of the layers. I so love these napkin rings. They were such a steal, .99 at Christmas Tree. Are they the perfect accompaniment to these linens or what?
The first layer is this awesome quilted salad plate. Can you believe it’s not marked – at all? they were a HomeGoods purchase a few years ago that I instantly fell in love with.
Next are my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. It’s amazing how many things these plate go with.
And then, Vera Bradley chargers which just steal my heart away with their gorgeous shade of blue and wonderful detail and shape. I wish Vera Bradley produced more dishware. Their things are extraordinary. The footed cake plate featured towards the beginning of the post is also Vera Bradley, however the tea pot is Bordallo Pinheiro.
And low and behold, on the very bottom of the stack is a wonderful cabbage leaf placemat. They were a birthday gift last year from my dear friend Nancy. Man, does she know me or what?
The moment I spied these glasses (at Christmas Tree) I wanted them. They so reminded me of glasses by April Cornell from years back that I had passed up. Is it any wonder how well they coordinate with the tablecloth?
These amazing glasses are so fun to use. They are very bulbous, but are short so you can really hold them in the palm of your hand (another Christmas Tree purchase).
I love how this flatware matches perfectly (it’s by Gibson, yet another Christmas Tree purchase).
This amazing pitcher was purchase this past Fall on my trip to Brimfield.
This pitcher is by Villeroy and Boch. Oh, how I miss that store!
This Sunday, as I do every Sunday, I’ll be hosting Seasonal Sundays. It’s an interesting combination of posts. Some are seasonal décor, some are seasonal foods, some are seasonal tables and some are just what you’ve been up to this season.Be sure to come back on Sunday for Seasonal Sunday as I’ll be featuring a GIVE AWAY!
Please visit the following parties I’m joining:
- Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday
- Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday
- Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
- Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
- Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday
- Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold