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Cobalt Blue, Rust & Olive Green Tablescape

This mosaic oriental lady was the inspiration for today's table.

I started with a cobalt blue dinner plate on the backside of the vivid star table runners I showed in my last post. No chargers - but oh, how I wish I had olive green chargers! Mental note to keep an eye out for such (though I have never seen olive green chargers).
These rust-colored salad plates formed the second, and what I thought would be the last layer.

I fanned a rust napkin in cobalt stemmed glasses.


What could make a better centerpiece than my recent 70% off oriental bust vase filled with tulips that my sweet husband presented me with when I came in the door from work? I guess the tulips also inspired the table. If he had not given them to me, I would not have had to find a vase and not done a table at all.


I also scattered some votives in lotus flower holders and three higher levels of candles in the back corners.



I think that pretty much finishes the table. I snapped a few pictures to do this post. I thought the table looked a little bare and needed something. After looking at the lady again, I decided I needed to add a bit of olive green.


I think that finishes it off nicely. The coffee cups and saucers not only provide the green color, but will be used to hold the egg drop soup.



Don't forget to check out all the other creative tabletops


at Susan's blog on Thursday. Have fun!

22 comments:

Dani said...

This is a very fun table! Yes, those cups are just the right touch! What a wonderful creative spark you have- and what a lovely thing for your husband to give you tulips! :) I'm sure you deserve them!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Hi Zoey! Love your cobalt blue dinner plates and cups! I have been looking for some cobalt blue stemware... but it is too purple! Love your table!!!

Susan

Zoey said...

Dani,
I certainly do! LOL.

Susan, Thank you. I have always loved cobalt blue. It's amazing how many colors can work with it, too.

carolinajewel said...

Wonderful table Zoey! The tulips are just gorgeous. I love the olive green cups you added. The table was nice before, but that snap of olive green really made it! :D Jewel

susan said...
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susan said...

The cobalt blue and bust are great. My husband brought home flowers too--must be spring!

Christi at A Southern Life said...

What a clever table!

Chandy said...

Very nicely done, combining a Chinese cheongsam bust vase with a lady in Japanese kimono mosaic picture. Non traditional colors, but it works nicely... Cool!

Swati said...

Yes, those green cups made all the difference!

Domestic Designer said...

Love the cobalt blue and the bust vase! It looks great!

Mama said...

Zoey, The cobalt blue looks gorgeous with the rust and those beautiful tulips, love your painting and the last photograph of the whole setting is stunning, Happy TT, Kathy.

Janie's World said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Love the colors together, so different.

Bo said...

Hi Zoey...Navy & rust is such a gorgeous combination...Love it!
;-) Bo

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a beautiful and dramatic presentation for this table. Gorgeous color, and very imaginative composition. Lovely!
Cass

Kim Chalfant said...

The green cups & saucers are the right finishing touch. I like tables that are inspired by something.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Great table! I love how you pulled the colors from your wall art! Very imaginative and creative. Well done!

Boomka said...

I love that color blue. It always reminds me of the ottoman empire and this very old world impirial feel. Makes me feel a lot more classy when I drink out of them!

niartist said...

Loving the cobalt with the coral. Gorgeous combination! Have a great weekend!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pretty tablescape. Love that "bust" vase. laurie

Dianne said...

Cobalt blue is my favorite color glass and was an inspiration for my kitchen 3 years ago.
What a great theme with the mosaic lady being your inspiration here. I think I have the same cobalt blue plates!

OsageBluffquilter said...

I love, love, love those cobalt blue plates, glasses all of them. did I tell you I love them!
they would look to met my blue!
Great table!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful color combination! Love how you did the napkins and the pretty centerpiece! You are sooo good at this, Zoey!

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