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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Savoring Spain

No, I'm not tired of having meals alfresco either!



A nice cool blue against a pristine white is what I'm in the mood for.


That means my "Asiatic Pheasant" blue transferware English china by Johnson Bros..

A crochet lace underskirt overlaid with white linen, and a linen and lace napkin layered as a place mat.

The laces suggest the traditional curtains of Spanish windows.
A cold and delicious gazpacho is to be served from my floral Bavarian tureen.


The glasses from Williams-Sonoma give a "Salute!" to Italy.

Blue and white works well with the spicy gazpacho reds.


Spiked flower frogs are good for place cards, menus, or favors.

The side table with its bright blue runner livens it all up and complements the red terra cotta serving dish.


Margaritas anyone?

Here's wishing you a fabulous holiday week-end!

Ciao! for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Jacqueline

I've joined Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
and Smiling Sally for Blue Monday!


29 comments:

Donna said...

Your table is so pretty! I just love your crocheted tablecloth! I found a gorgeous vintage one a few years ago at a garage sale for only $5! You've inspired me to get it out again. One of my favorite parts of summer is dining al fresco!

once in a blue moon... said...

that was wonderful!

SPLENDEROSA said...

This is lovely. I adore vintage linens and long draping cloths. Well done! I've got a giveaway going on, come on over. Happy 4th.

MARY PERNULA said...

I love it BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! XO MARY

Bella said...

Hello a wonderful table of red white and blue:-) Alway you have fabulous linens!
The photo of the flower frog with the postcard.. is mesmerizing... the butterfly is jumping off the card... talk about a pop!!!
Bella

Sherry said...

How beautiful! I love this transferware. Your table is just wonderful and no, I am not tired of alfresco either! Have a great 4th!
Sherry

Carolyn said...

Loved it all!!!

Carolyn

Kansas Amy said...

Very nice tablescape. It's both inviting and interesting. I REALLY like your place cards! And you are right, you can't go wrong with blue and white! Happy blogging!

Debbie said...

I LOVE this! just beautiful!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a gorgeous setting! I especially love your table linens -- divine! And, of course, you cannot go wrong with blue and white. So cool and refreshing!

Barbara said...

I just love the way you layer those gorgeous linens. It is so fresh and lovely. The blue dishes are perfect. That gazpacho looks delicious. I love your chairs!

craftyles said...

I love the blue and white. Your linens are beautiful. This is a beautiful table!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You have the loveliest things and the best taste! I'm in love with that crochet underskirt on your table. Blue and white just says "tranquil and inviting" to me. Lovely tablescape!
Brenda

marlis said...

this is soo pretty. I love the linens and the blue and the little corner your have. It makes for a beautiful setting!

Mimi said...

Jacqueline, the blue and white china look so nice atop the beautiful linens.
Have a great weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! This is a lovely spot for outdoor dining! Love your blue and whites -- enchanting. Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th to you!

Deanna said...

Lovely Tablescape Thursday!

God bless,
d from HomeHaven

Johanna said...

This is so calming and fresh. The linnen is just exquisit. Very pretty table. Have a very nice 4th of July.
Greetings, Johanna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very attractive tablescape! I love your blue and white plates, and those linens! The linens are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us. I would love to sit there and have some of that delicious soup with you.

Salute to you... Happy 4th and Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

SmilingSally said...

I love those blue and white dishes, Jacqueline.

Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

A very, very pretty post. All the things you featured are very elegant looking. You have a lovely home.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Just a lovely table! Blue and white is my all time favorite color combo!

Pie said...

You have a beautiful collection.

My Blue Monday.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful setting-enjoy!

Briarside Lane said...

love, love, love the table linens! Everything is just beautiful. ~Karen

Jingle said...

lovely blue in the setting,
Happy Blue Monday!

Joy said...

Everything looks beautiful, love the blue and white china. Have a great week and Happy Blue Monday!

A Write Life said...

So lovely. Happy Belated Blue Monday

CailinMarie said...

what lovely lovely photos!
A Belated Happy Blue Monday to you!
CailinMarie

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