3.03.2014

A Colorful Spin on the Classic Blue and White

This is the part where I don’t talk about the weather, no matter that we are under yet another winter storm warning and school is likely being cancelled for the umpteenth million time as I type this, in the wee post-Oscar hours of the morning.  But, I am most definitely NOT going to talk about the damn weather.  The only thing I see fit to restore my sanity and banish these winter blues is a bright dash of color – so that is just what I did for this month’s Blue and White Bash over at The Pink Pagoda.
























I put together a table chock full of color to go along with my vintage blue willow dishes – proof positive that blue and white goes with anything.  I shopped my local Kroger flower selection to put together the floral arrangement – proof positive that even simple flowers like carnations, spray roses, and alstroemerias can be quite gorgeous – in a striking 40s Westmoreland milk glass pedestal dish with shell and dolphin motif.  And I used a vintage Mexican serape blanket to anchor the tablescape.  The result is my usual kaleidoscope of color and mixed patterns.  What can I say?  I am a more is more kinda gal.



Come join me over at The Pink Pagoda for some more blue and white goodness.


Now all I need are some merry-making guests!

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten

kisses,  mrs. V


13 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

What time does the party start? What a fabulous table! You have worked magic with the goodies you chose.

Kim said...

Love what you do "moreismore" girl!! What happiness sitting at this table would bring! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

How did I never notice that dolphin bowl before? Your styling continues to amaze me. So good.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I hope your family appreciates your genius. That is such a gorgeous table setting!

The Pink Pagoda said...

WOW. Thanks you for linking this beautiful post! I'm going to be for for a while, PINNING!!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

SO beautiful! Love the colorful blanket - great touch, and so unique!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Love it all! That pedestal dish! I love that you've used a rainbow of colors with your blue and white...how refreshing!!

therelishedroost said...

I just love this table setting!! fun and refined at the same time!

Andrea said...

Wow, so beautiful!!! Will you please give us a tutorial on flower arranging? I have so much to learn! And that dolphin bowl!! LOVE!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Sarah said...

Kudos on this fabulous table! Yes, indeed! You've shown beautifully how blue and white can go with anything. Love the festive feel of this table with the woven textile and the gorgeous flowers in the dolphin compote. Wow!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Wow--this is place setting perfection. I love the serape as a table cloth--so clever and festive! I am hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta this year and I am definitely stealing your idea. Hang in there--15 more days until we tilt toward the sun! ;-)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Your table settings are phenomenal. I love the blanket as the tablecloth..love your textile picks and your stylling, Youre awesome! xo Nancy

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Mother of Jesus....that is one stunning table and the flowers....well shut up! You can take a picture girl.