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Vintage Hydrangea Tablecloth Tablescape

I seem to be in the vintage tablecloth mood. I love this old hydrangea tablecloth. I used blue dinner plates and pink salad plates that are both a pretty good match to the colors in the cloth.
I tried a couple of different glasses and finally decided on these two.

I try to use this hydrangea tablecloth when I have fresh hydrangeas to use for a centerpiece. I clipped these three from my garden.
I put just one hydrangea in each container. Did you notice these are the same candle holders turned vases that I used last weekend?
The pink rose candles are just about the same shade as the fringed-edge pink napkins.
It's a quick summer table that would be perfect for a ladies luncheon.

On the Wild Side

Remember the somewhat wild salad/dessert plates I showed you yesterday? Well this is the cloth I chose for a table based around those dishes.
It's pretty calm. But I think this table runner will perk it up a bit.

I think the turquoise animal print in the stars will work nicely with my turquoise-rimmed dinner plates atop the dark brown metal charger. Then I added the wild print plates which are the star of this table.


I thought these candle holders would work nicely, but not as candle holders. I wanted to use fresh flowers, but I already had a huge candle for the center of the table. So I decided to use these holders as fresh flower vases.
They worked great with one on each side of the centerpiece.
I added some metal orbs around the candle.
I chose these glasses to carry on the brown/gold tones.
When the glass was filled it worked nicely with the orange flowers.

The table is large and I used the end to stack the coffee cups so they were available when dessert was served.

Sunday Morning Vintage Breakfast Table

I pulled out this vintage tablecloth for breakfast this morning. It's over 50 years old and still in great shape. Even the colors are still vibrant.
It also went nicely with the big bouquet of lilies I made yesterday.
I used my golden yellow marbled glass charger.

Then I spent a moment studying the tablecloth colors to decide which color dinner plate to use.

I opted for dark green.

Then topped the green with some old Royal china.

It was a quick and cute breakfast table.


After breakfast I noticed a blueberry stain on the tablecloth. I thought I would tend to it immediately with this stain remover that I have used successfully on many clothing items.

Big mistake!
The chemicals immediately ate right through the fabric. I mean like instantly.

There was no hole here before I tried to remove the stain. This lovely old tablecloth has survived over half a century and I ruined it in less than one minute. *Big Sigh* I can't bear to throw it away. I am thinking I can still use it if I cover the hole with a big bowl of fruit or something.

Tonight I plan to use these new wild plates for a dinner table. I will post it in a few days.

I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Is there any color cobalt blue does not go with?

I have been so busy in the garden, that I have not done a new table in the last month.

I thought I would show a few of the different tables I have done with the same cobalt blue dinner plates.






I find it amazing how easy it is to incorporate the cobalt color with my tables.

I think cobalt, pink and orange would be a good combo. I don't recall doing that one before, but I can't really be sure. Perhaps I will try it this weekend.

Do any of you have a picture you have done of that color combination?

Cobalt Blue and Green Tablescape

My latest table was inspired by this table runner that I made a few weeks ago.


I pulled out my big martini glass vase and filled it with matching marbles and some water.
I then went outside and cut down all the white peonies that I had left in my garden.

After a good swishing of each peony head in a bucket of water (to remove the ants/bugs), I started filling the vase with them. The marbles worked great to hold the flowers in place.

I used a cobalt blue dinner plate and a green salad plate atop a heavy silver charger. The blue Chinese patterned egg cup was added to hold a flower at each place setting.

I wanted to put a peony in each egg cup, but I ran out of them. So I took a walk around the yard to see what else would work. All I could find was a bright yellow daylily.
I decided I liked the bold punch of color the dayliles added.

A cobalt glass holds a crisp white linen napkin in one of my favorite folds.


To bring in more green, I added a small green wine glass.

A few cobalt blue bottles will be great to hold beverages. I added crystal toppers in each bottle.

Here is a smaller pic in case the big one is cut off on your screen.


Thank you for stopping by to see another of my tablescapes.

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