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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Time for a Blue Monday Supper for Two

Blue and white china was on my mind today. I have many pieces that I have collected over the years and I will show them all to you in one of my future blogs. However, today I am using only enough for an intimate supper for two.

Blue and white china is popular all over the world - I can certainly see why!

The blue and white dinner plates are Alfred Meakin’s “Edinburgh” pattern. This is near and dear to my heart, because my great-grandmother was a Cameron and I love all things Scottish. The Scottish theme, also, will be another blog – probably one of our Motif Mondays. Edinburgh is a wonderful place and I have had the opportunity to visit the city on my travels, but I have never made the pilgrimage to the Highlands. I am looking forward to searching for my Cameron roots there some day and, perhaps, I can search for more blue and white, as well!

The cobalt blue charger is from Horchow and the lovely white plate is a dinner plate in the Lenox “Opal Innocence Carved” pattern that was bought at Dillard's.

The cobalt blue goblets are from Horchow, also.

The bread and butter plates were made by EIT and were designed by Will or William Mellor (1851-1931), who was an English painter. The plates show a picture of “The Old Curiosity Shop”. I really do not remember where I bought them, but I feel sure that it was in an antique shop or at an antique show. The butter paddles were a discount store purchase.

The table is covered with a rose colored tablecloth. I have always loved the way that blue and white china looks against that color. On the matching napkins are blue and white porcelain napkin rings, which were purchased at an import shop. I have only four of them and so wished that I had bought more!

The small crystal and sterling compotes are from Duchin Creations. My mother gave me one years ago and, recently, my daughter found a matching one for me. I was thrilled!

The flatware was part of my grandmother’s silverplate collection. It is “Presentation” by S.L. and G.H. Rogers Oneida. I chose it for these place settings, because part of the pattern looks like tiny blue (!) bells to me.

It is wonderful that the silverplate collection included iced tea spoons. We Southerners love our sweet tea!

The centerpiece is a blue and white vase with the simplest of flowers – the first blooms of the season from one of our Bradford pear trees.

The crystal candle holders were bought at a Mikasa outlet, before the company closed all of their stores.

The table is set and, now, I just hope that I can find a recipe to cook for supper that will do justice to the pretty settings!

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  1. Hi! Well, you are speaking my language with all of this blue and white! :-) I have a lot of it at my house too but most of it is hanging on walls or up on shelves. This reminds me that I can get them down and actually use them for more than just decoration!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  2. Just loved your pink and blue tablescape !..It's beautiful!!

  3. I, like you and many others, love blue and white china, and yours is lovely. Your table looks so pretty. such a pretty flatware pattern, and I love those compotes. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

  4. Hi Diane...

    Oooh...another lovely table! I love that you paired the beautiful blue transferware dishes with the rose pink's gorgeous! This plate pattern "Edinburgh" really is's the first time that I've seen it! What a treasure...that it belonged to your grandmother! You have a beautiful collection of the blue and white, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. I love those blue and white pieces!

    Happy Blue Monday, Diane.

  6. "The Old Curiosity Shop plate is my favorite blue. I love your supper for two.

  7. Oh how I love blue and white china! Great compotes.Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. So very pretty. I love blue transferware and it is so stunning against the red.

  9. Cette vaisselle est vraiment très fine et belle. Vous l'avez généreusement mise en valeur grâce à vos photos.
    Merci encore pour votre passage sur mon blog et pour votre gentil commentaire.

  10. Love your table setting especially the large plate. Beautiful.

    Lisa x

  11. Love the blue and white and love your silverware too!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  12. lovely blue and white. happy tea day.

  13. your blue dining sets are fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Your blue and white china on the red tablecloth makes for a gorgeous table.

  15. All I can say is wow! Your table is gorgeous. I too love to set a pretty table. It is catching, I caught it from my mom. Smile. I loved viewing your lovely china etc. Thank you.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  16. Gotta love blue and white. You did a great job adding the red tablecloth. Really pretty.

  17. very pretty - i just love the blue/white together and it looks great against the pink/red tablecloth
    thanks for linking to Saturday Spotlight

  18. Beautiful! So glad you shared this table with us!

  19. I have always loved blue and your table is beautiful. Happy pink Saturday, Char

  20. FYI I have another one in my shop


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