Orange and Blue and Dollar General, Too

I’m a little late getting my table done and post up today. I won’t go into my personal business, just know that I am glad to get the table done, and, as always, love to blog. But today I won’t be as long-winded as normal, so that should be a relief to all of you! Also, thanks so much to Kathy; she has chosen to feature my estate sale post this Thursday! Her blog is wonderful, so hop on over if you haven’t read it yet!


I started today with one thought: to use my brightly colored plaid napkins.


I looked through my cabinets and decided on the Salem English Village. I haven’t used them lately, and I thought to bring out the blue in the plaid. I have used these napkins several times with red, yellow, and/or orange, and I like to challenge myself to do something different.


I decided to use them in this pretty beaded napkin ring. I purchased these rings in an antique mall a couple of years ago when I first started tablescaping.


I did not want to used my silver, so I pulled out the San Remo again. I love this flatware!


I decided to keep the top layer simple and just added the berry/fruit bowls.


These pretty goblets are another early tablescaping purchase. The color is called desert blue, and they were made by a Scandinavian company called Doyen. The foot of the stem is clear, and the rest of the glass is blue. You can tell by the look that they are vintage late sixties/early seventies when the clean, modern Scandinavian look was in.


I do have an ulterior motive here. If you read my blog, you know that if I purchase something new for tables, that I get rid of something else. I’ve purchased several things recently, so these Doyen goblets are getting the boot. They are for sale in my tablescaping store, so let me know if you are interested. They are really striking, look good with a blue tablescape, and are not expensive! You notice that I also used my margarita glasses again.


I really wanted to accent the table with some of the other colors in the napkins. I decided on my beautiful orange glass pitcher and two of my Spode pitchers.


I still wasn’t quite satisfied with the look, however, and I made a quick trip to Dollar General. I went to the artificial flower section and found these flowers in the perfect colors! I purchased the orange mums and blue hydrangeas.


I’m sure you know by now that I used the wire cutters to separate them, like I do with most of my flowers. I was really pleased with the final look!


Speaking of Dollar General, the summer clearance section has some great buys. If you need anything for your tables that has to do with fruit, I saw some cute bowls, mugs, and other things with strawberries, apples, and other fruit. I’m just sayin’.


Check out my internet stores when you have time; right now I have three. In addition to the one mentioned above, I also have one for holiday items and one for dishes. Also remember that if you don’t see it in the store does not necessarily mean that it is not for sale! (Case in point: someone has recently inquired about the fur coat.) Just ask! have a great tablescaping week!

 I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill , Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Efforts and Assets at Hickory Trail, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist Here Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , Tips and Tidbits at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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18 Responses to Orange and Blue and Dollar General, Too

  1. Vicky Hunt says:

    What a cheerful table…:) Love all the bright colors! When you first said orange and blue, I was thinking of Florida Gators. Those colors are popular around here…:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Mona says:

    I surely like the bright colors you used on your table….and those glasses are really pretty. I am thinking someone will snap the up in a second…
    Love, Mona

  3. Love your table and beautiful colors. You did a great job of bringing the colors together.

  4. Christine says:

    The San Remo flatware are some of my favorites. I have them in black, red and blue. I love your plates, very pretty. The glasses are pretty too…Christine

  5. The plaid napkins are great inspiration pieces, and I love the Salem Village. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. I love your Salem English Village pattern!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Love those plaid napkins! I would have never thought to pair them with the delicate blue and white china, but you make it work! So pretty with the bright flowers,

  8. Kitty says:

    I love the bright plaid napkins and they look great with your pretty blue transferware. Thanks for the tips on Dollar General.

  9. Jacqueline says:

    I wouldn’t have known the flowers were artificial if you hadn’t told me! They look so vibrant on the table in your pretty vases and pick up the fun in the napkins.

    What a great idea to have an internet store to sell your plates, etc. My husband always said I should do that – meaning the cupboards are bursting at the seams!!!

  10. Kim says:

    I love your colorful tablescape. So pretty! The golden flowers are a nice hint of fall. I’m ready, aren’t you?
    ❤ Kim

  11. deanna says:

    Nice job!
    Please come for a visit,

  12. laurie says:

    What great napkins, and Your vases and flowers pick up the colors in them beautifully. Enjoyed your scape. laurie

  13. Sarah says:

    Vibrant colors perfect for fall. The flowers are a great combo with these napkins. I’m off to visit your sale.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Lovely! Those napkins are great. I will have to check out your online store this week.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you’ll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  16. FABBY says:

    What a sweet and pretty table! I love your blue and White transferware china, always a favorite! Have a nice week.

  17. Kathy says:

    LOVE the pops of color the napkin and the floral arrangement make – gorgeous tablescape! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  18. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    I love how cheerful this looks. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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