Cool Blue

Those who have read my blog for a while know that I love blue and white, but I tend to do those tables more in the winter. I’m not sure why, but blue, white, and touches of silver just scream “Cool!” to me.


Last week I mentioned a great website I found called shopmissa. Have you tried it yet? When I thought about my blue and white table, I remembered a great blue and white scarf that I bought at shopmissa a few weeks ago. Winter, scarf, blue and white, ….hmmm. Why not make that scarf my table runner? I like using everyday objects in new and different ways.


Of course, silver chargers and Salem English Village plates are a must for my cool winter table. Blue Dollar General flatware is another must.


I love these blue and white napkins, and I do have the placemats to match. I decided not to use them today since I had the chargers. Of course, I needed sparkly silver napkin rings.


For stemware, I chose Dollar Tree glasses, those wonderful goblets that tablescapers rely on. Why doesn’t Dollar Tree make these in more colors? (Sigh!) Silver goblets, an old eBay purchase, are perfect for this table.


Of course, my wonderful Vietri dish makes a great centerpiece with my Dollar Tree blue beads thrown in for color. I love this dish and use it a lot, mainly to hold fruit. The pillar candle holder is an old Dollar General purchase, and I love my blue pillar candle.


Did you notice the sparkly blue and silver garland? I was in Dollar General earlier today specifically hunting for something to add to my blue and white table, and I saw this garland on the Christmas clearance shelf. I spent ten whole cents…not bad. My vintage Fenton silver crest dish is also perfect for this centerpiece.


I liked the table, but I wanted to add a little something else. Finally I decided on salt and pepper shakers…they just finish off the place setting perfectly. I’ve had these cobalt blue hobnail ones since I was in high school.


I don’t remember exactly when I got these. Silver shakers are lined with cobalt blue inserts.


Also from high school, these cobalt blue shakers are actually Avon bottles. Love them!


This pair is probably the most recent addition to those displayed. I did a book review for my mother’s book club a long time ago (I reviewed Let’s Roll, so that tells you how long it’s been), and they gave me these as a sweet gift.


Do you love my cool blue table? I always love it when I use the blue and white, and I always wonder why I don’t use it more often.


I also like using my $1 scarf. Using common things in different ways is fun and challenging.


I encourage you to try it. It’s always fun and challenging.


Plus…not trying to give spoilers…I just may have some upcoming tables with elements that are meant for a certain purpose, but used in different ways. Stay tuned to find out!Have a great week of tablescaping and decorating!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,   The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants;  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 , Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow, 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, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home

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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8 Responses to Cool Blue

  1. Rosie M. says:

    Hi, Bev. You’re so right about blue and white. It will always be one of my favorite color combinations! Love, love, love your Salem Village plates!! I also did a blue and white table this week, but it was turquoise blue and white; and I used a scarf for a runner! We tablescapers think alike!! You’ve shared a pretty table, indeed!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Laurie says:

    Blue and white tables are a favorite of mine too, and your table is fabulous. I love your use of the plaid scarf, and I love that blue and silver garland. I have those same cobalt blue, silver encased salt and pepper shakers. You have some beautiful s/p sets.

  3. Hi Bev, I love a blue and white Tablescape…classic and timeless! The Salem Village plates are perfect. I often use scarves for a table runner! Happy Thursday! Pam @ Everyday Living

  4. Blue and white is such a classic combination that looks great all year. Very pretty! Thanks for posting.

  5. Gorgeous! So refreshing to see this color instead of what is expected. You have done a beatufiul job in this tablescape

  6. Mimi says:

    Bev that is gorgeous! I did a blue and white Christmas table too. So soothing 🙂 Mimi xxx

  7. Sandra Garth says:

    Blue and white are favorites of mine as well, this is lovely Bev! Love the salt and pepper shakers also.

  8. Sherry says:

    I really like the scarf as a table runner. Your salt and pepper collection is very nice too. I love blue and white. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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