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 ♥ ♥