Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue & White Tabletops

Blue and white china just makes me happy!
My mother has an extensive collection she purchased while living in Japan and from her travels overseas.
When she downsized she gave me about half of her collection which I was pleased to accept.

She  purchased a set of 'Liberty' Staffordshire while living in Hawaii...she actually found them in a thrift store in Honolulu!

I had a Spring tea for my neighbors several years ago using her pieces mixed with some of the teapots she purchased in Japan.  Each teapot held a different flavor of tea.  Everyone loved sampling new tea flavors as well as the standard fare. 

Yellow flowers or accessories are the perfect compliment to blue and white tables and add a pop of color.   I found this pear topiary on clearance and  knew it would be perfect with my dishes.   I have used it on a breakfast and dinner table. 

I love blue, white and yellow together in this french
 inspired style.  Actually the yellow/blue desert plates are from Italy.

These placemats are some of my favorites
 purchased from an antique store in 
Wimberly, Texas.   

I set another blue and white table on a cold winter's day.  Gloomy days make me realize I need some sunshine at my breakfast table. 

I found an adorable English transferware  teapot on sale and can't wait to create another tablescape around it.  I don't have time to play with dishes today but thought I'd share some 
sunshine from my previous tables. 

I'm linking with

Smiling Sally's Blue Monday 
 Marty's "100th" Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Oh how beautiful your blue and white dishes are, I just love B and W too, specially from your mom's that is a treasure you have. I also love yellow for blue and white, it's the perfect combo, it warms it up so much. I love the rabbit inside your cloche, so cute. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Oh, my, what a collection! I love to see the blue with the yellow as it reminds me so much of the South of France and Northern Italy! You are soon to be winging your way this direction! Can't wait to hear of your adventures on the Central Coast!

    1. We leave next week...met a lovely lady who follows my blog and she lives in Pebble Beach..we are meeting for lunch and then shopping...can't wait!

  3. Lucky you, to have such a generous MIL. I love this combination too! Happy Blue Monday, Sonia.

  4. Blue, yellow, and very favorite color combination! I love every detail! Just returned home from appointment with Susan. Missed you. Cherry Kay

  5. Sonia,
    what lovely tables, and I am in love with that tablecloth it is so pretty and looks so wonderful with your blue and white dishes. I too,
    really enjoy blue, white and yellow, just so springy and sunshiny looking. All your tables were very pretty, and thank you for sharing them with us,
    blessings, Nellie
    and nice to meet you hear in blogland, I do believe this is my first
    time to every visit with you.

  6. Blue and yellow is one of my very favorite color combinations. Your table settings and decor are lovely.

  7. Your blue and yellow table scape is so pretty! The pear topiary is so unique, I don't believe I have ever seen one!

  8. Beautiful blue, white and yellow! I love your banner photo, also!

  9. Blue and yellow make such a happy table! Gorgeous, all of them.

  10. Hey there....I'm shug and I am stopping by from over at Marty's place.
    I was thrilled when I saw your setting of Liberty Blue Dishes. My husband and I have been collecting these dishes for several years. I have enough for a place setting of 12 and we have given a 10 piece place setting to each of our 2 daughters...I just love these dishes.
    Your combination of yellow and blue is gorgeous. Glad I stopped by.

  11. Your dishes are just beautiful. I love the blue and white table setting and then the yellow just brings out the blue even more. Your table linens are gorgeous! Even the glasses of orange juice pop against the blue!! Wonderful job!


  12. Your Liberty Blue Collection is just beautiful. Blue and White always makes a stunning presentation. Love your linens. I'm not far from Wimberly. I might have to make a trip out there sometime!

    1. Wimberly is one of my favorite little towns to visit when we go to Texas...I used to live in Austin. Love Texas hill country. Two stores I shopped at : Chic-a-dees and Blue Willow. Don't know if they are still there as it's been 2 years since I visited.

  13. Ooh, I absolutely love toile. what a beautiful table.
    Jenn from, hopping from Inspiration monday
    (newest follower)

  14. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the blue and yellow, so perfect. The topiary is fabulous, love it. Thanks so much for the good wishes and for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  15. Your tablescapes are beautiful--I just love blue and white with yellow! That's my kitchen. I just wanted to let you know that my red and white transferware teapot was found at GW for $5. I don't often find bargains like that so I'm proud of it! I think it was never used.

    Scrolling down your blog, your cottage for your vacation looks like such a perfect spot for rest! Enjoy! And your mention of wallpaper "coming back" is the third I've heard about that this week! Stay tuned we all think! Have a good week and thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. I love your blue and yellow, so pretty! I would have been happy to accept those dishes too!
    I don't like wallpaper, never again! Byt I have no problem with brass and don't know why people spray it with ORB, which to me looks black! :)
    To each his own!

    1. I agree Kathleen...I bought my house in the age of wallpaper..we have stripped almost all the rooms..I laugh and the time we get it all stripped it will be in style again! I will just leave them painted though and use accessories and fabric for color!

  17. Noticed the other day you changed your header - love that china, and then I saw the blue and white...............have got to stop reading these blogs, my space in the garage is getting smaller and smaller. Now I'm hooked on all your lovely place mats and tablescloths.

    Weather is sunny, people are already filling up hotels, motels. PB is putting up all the stuff they put up for the Tournament - all in anticipation of your arrival!

    1. So excited....and I'm sure we will find some lovely placemats along the way!!

  18. Your blue and white transferware is gorgeous and I love, love it with that yummy yellow. The French inspired tablescape is my favorite. Wow! Great table linens, plates...great everything!

  19. Hi Sonia ~~ It worked!!!
    Beautiful dishes with rich colors, a afternoon tea party these days would be delightful.
    Hugs Rosemary...x

    1. Thanks for letting me know about the problem with commenting. Glad whatever I did fixed it!

  20. Thanks so much for your visit!!

    I LOVE your Liberty Blue set of dishes! I have a few pieces myself and have picked them up at yard sales and flea markets. You are so lucky to have a full set though!! They are now becoming highly collectible!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!


  21. Gorgeous pieces Sonia!
    Love your tablescape.

    Thank you for sharing.



  22. There is nothing like blue and white to make my heart sing!

    It would be great to have you join us at Seasonal Sundays one of these days.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. There's just something soothing and uplifting about blue and white. Plus it's so classy! I love your tables! I can't wait to see the teapot you found!


  24. I'm with you, I love blue, yellow and white table settings. In fact, as soon as Valentine's is over, that's my next tablescape. Thanks for the inspiration!


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