ic Kathe With an E: For The Love Of Blue

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For The Love Of Blue


I am very lucky.  I have a mother-in-law that is also a dear friend.  She and my dear father-in-law accepted me into the family from day one.  I carry the family name with great honor. She and I share so many of the same likes.  She loves to shop (me too!).  She is very thrifty (oh you know I am).  She desires to set pretty tables (hello!!).  And, we both think Mr. B is just wonderful (and I thank her for raising such a fine man ). The only thing we don’t share is our favorite color.  Mine changes with my mood and the season.  Right now, I am loving the orange of pumpkins, the golds of leaves changing, the rust of mums.  In Spring, I might be more moved by the reds of tulips or the yellow of a daffodil. My mother-in-law never wavers.  He true favorite color is, and always is, blue. 

With her in mind, I set this table to share with her, and with you.  

I started with an off white tablecloth. Forgive me for not taking an iron to it.  It's been a stressful week at work and I claim being tired.  






I then layered a white plate from our every day Gibson set.  The small blue flowered salad plates were a Goodwill find, again on a 50% off day, and were .25 each. On top of that I placed Candlewick sherbet glasses. I also used a Candlewick salt & pepper set that I purchased on EBay.  They have never been used and still have the labels on them!

The napkins were purchased from on online source that for the life of me I can’t remember right now (Edit: I remembered!  Boscov's!).  The napkin rings were another gift from Mr. B. The flatware is the same as I used on my table last week  (see here) as are the crystal water goblets.

The candlesticks were yet another Goodwill 50% off purchase at $1.00 each.  I chose dark, cobalt blue candlesticks to go with the placemats.  The blue stems came from Dollar Tree, if you can believe it!  Mr. B thought they were from a much more expensive store. Was he ever happy to find out I spent only one dollar on each of them LOL.

To keep the centerpiece simple, I used a silver plated bread tray purchased in a lot at a local auction and used a faux loaf of bread found on sale from Hobby Lobby.



I hope my dear mother-in-law sees this table and knows that I set it with her love of the color blue in mind ♥ ♥

24 comments:

  1. I love blue, too. This is a lovely table setting, so pretty!

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  2. So pretty.. great table.. I too have a wonderful MIL.. makes life such a great place to be. xo marlis

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  3. Hi Kathe.....love you table!
    Yep, that dollar tree is a life saver sometimes huh? Glad to meet you and hope to see more of your awesome blog in the future!

    I am now your newest follower, come visit me sometime!!

    ~~Wendy

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  4. How nice to honor your MIL! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I also have those Dollar Tree glasses in Green. I love your napkin rings.

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  5. Hi Kathe- you commented on my sister's blog about the weather, and I live in Lakewood. The cold always seems to show up suddenly, doesn't it? Very pretty table setting! I love blue also, but being a stager, we don't use it very often. It's popularity comes and goes. But, good for your mother-in-law to stay true to her favorite! My sister asked me if we had Dollar Tree here and I said I wasn't sure. Two days later I found a Dollar Tree receipt on my dresser! I guess I see the word dollar, and that's all I see! Stay warm!

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  6. Soooo pretty with the beautiful blue/white theme--great finds on those dishes at GW, too! And, yes, you are blessed with a friend as a MIL!!!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  7. Love it! Lucky you to have such a nice relationship with your MIL.... mine would think I'm nuts for doing these tablescapes! I love blue too but somehow I've never gravitated towards blue for a main theme. I'm more into warm tones. I just found purple stemware that look just like your blue ones at T.J. Maxx $2.99 each...you did better!

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  8. jo'sthisandthat.blogspot.comSeptember 15, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    I love the blue too,wish I had some blue.My mother-in law was great too,I miss her.You set a beautiful table.Thanks for sharing.

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  9. How pretty this is -- I have those blue goblets too -- I think that they do hold their own with all the "good stuff". You've set a beautiful table.

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  10. Very pretty and such a nice nod to your m-in-l! It's all so lovely, but I LOVE the tablecloth!!

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  11. You can never go wrong with 'breaking bread' over a blue and white tablescape. I have those goblets, too....such a wonderful blue. I love that you have such a good relationship with your mil. Thank you for sharing your lovely design.

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  12. Seriously....what is wrong with me??!??!! I go into Goodwill or Dollar Tree, and NOTHING! NOTHING!!! I need to have a little conversation with the stores here, because I can NEVER find the great stuff you and other TT posters seem to be able to find there!!! Anyhooooo....I am so glad to know that you have such a warm and wonderful relationship with your mother-in-law. Not all wives can make that claim, so it is indeed something to be treasured. The fact that you created this tablescape to honor her shows that you do treasture it. Have a wonderful weekend, Kathe!

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  13. very pretty I love the blue and whit together.Hugs and wishes for a weekend filled with happy!

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  14. Your table is so pretty in the blue and white. What a nice reltionship you have with you MIL. So did I and I believe that it aids in a happy marriage.

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are an asset to making the party a success. I appreciate you and I hope you will make this a weekly stop.

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  15. Lovely table! The blues just goes so well with the white.

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  16. A table to be proud of. I am also fortunate to have a wonderful, kindred mother in law. I am sure she appreciated you setting a table with her color. I just love the floral salad plate....nice score by the way. My fine china is a delicate blue print that my in laws all chipped in for.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  17. I am also your newest follower.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  18. The table looks great and I agree, thrift shopping DOES relieve stress! I love your thrifty finds!

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  19. I love the blue,so soft and dainty for the table.

    Have a great new week!

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  20. Hi Kathe! That is so sweet that your MIL is also a dear friend! You are so lucky! The table looks fabulous... I especially love the flowered salad plates...they are so lovely! Angie xo

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  21. What a beautiful and lovely table! And such great thrifty finds! thank you for sharing at TTF and have a fun weekend!

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  22. I'm starting to love blue too...it had never been one of my favorite colors before. Your dining room table looks beautiful! I'm your newest follower from the Happy Hour Projects Party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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