Yellow and Blue, Part Two


I don’t usually do two very similar tables right in a row; however, I won a bid on eBay for this lovely April Cornell table runner and it arrived this afternoon. I just could not put it away and wait til later to use it!


Isn’t the pattern gorgeous? I especially love the border in a smaller print that echoes the large print. The seller said that it came from her mother-in-law’s estate; she had given it to her as a gift. The mother-in-law had folded it up, stuck it in a drawer, and apparently forgotten that she had it. Now the mother-in-law is deceased, so the family is cleaning out and selling what they don’t want. Even though it is a long-discontinued pattern, it was never used. My winning bid was really low, and I fell so fortunate to have it.


Anyway, I love the colorful pattern, and my first thought went to my Fancy Free in Temperware by Lenox. It is hard to tell from my photo, but the green, yellow, and blue on the plate are perfect matches for the colors in the runner.


I used the same yellow napkins that I used last week. I could have chosen a different color, but I love the soft shade of yellow with both the runner and the plate. A simple brass napkin ring was all it needed.


I chose the Present Time flatware. I wanted something a little lighter than the black San Remo from last week, plus I like the playfulness of this flatware in a casual setting.


I am sure that you already guessed that I would be using the Dollar Tree goblets again!


On the last table that I did with Fancy Free, I had fun using my cute little flower pots, and it was tempting to use them  again. However, I really wanted the focus to be on the runner. Trying not to cover up too much of its pattern, I found two porcelain pots with butterflies on them to use. I love this one; it is a recent Dollar General purchase.


I wanted to play up the butterfly in the plate since that is where the yellow is. I did not want to add any other elements such as birds or dragonflies. I got this little butterfly pot last year at Dollar General.


I got this butterfly a while back. Although it is supposed to be an outdoor ornament, I like it for table décor. The simplicity of it was just what I needed to complete the centerpiece.


Basically, I just did another simple spring/summer table this week…nothing novel or exciting.


But it came out exactly like I wanted, and that is all that matters. My table runner is the star of the show, so I have excused myself from using the same color scheme 2 weeks in row!


Have a great week of tablescaping and decorating…can’t wait to see what everyone creates.

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 The Homesteading Hippy, 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, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday,  Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, 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, 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,  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, Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , The Scoop 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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10 Responses to Yellow and Blue, Part Two

  1. Rosie M. says:

    Wow!! I absolutely love that April Cornell table runner!! All your elements go so well with it. Beautiful job!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. its lovely and I like blue and yellow together my friend. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

  3. Melissa says:

    I am a butterfly fanatic and I have the same pots. The first one you posted. Mine contain Mother in laws tongue!

  4. cynthial1956 says:

    Love the runner! Such a wonderful inspiration piece. You did a beautiful job!

  5. Melody says:

    Oh Bev,
    That tablerunner is makes the table ‘fly’

  6. It came out exactly like you wanted, and it looks great, Bev! You really did a number on this! I love all the butterflies. This is the time of year when butterflies are abundant around here, so it’s fun to see them on your table!

    It’s sad that the lady never used the gift from her mother-in-law. I guess not everyone loves the same things. The good news is that you got it in mint condition for a song!

  7. April Cornell score! I’ve been thinking about using my April tablecloth soon, but I love the runner. It doesn’t demand quite as much as the full tablecloths do, and goes beautifully with your dishes and accessories. I agree with Alycia that it is sad the original owner never used it.

  8. Sherry says:

    Very pretty and summery!

  9. Your table looks so pretty! I love the colors.

  10. Linda says:

    the butterfly reminds me what I did with my daughter’s ceramic butterfly. She had this butterfly with a hook to put over a pot so it looked like the butterfly was resting on the side of a pot. I took in her tiny dn. rm where her curtains are and hung it in the middle ; it looks so cute and a little whimsical to her window.

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