Thursday, January 21, 2010

Toile & Checks

Today's tablescape is on the breakfast table in the kitchen. I used my Blue Willow china along with a piece of toile material for a runner and blue checked napkins.
I used Blue Willow bowls placed on top of my everyday wedding china: Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood. This pattern is so versatile! I had picked out Nantucket Basket even before I was engaged. Why wait to eat on nice dishes until you're married? My family members were kind enough to give me pieces for my birthday and Christmas until I was able to finish out place settings for twelve with wedding gifts.
I've really enjoyed my Blue Willow pieces, too. You can read about my find here.


The stainless flatware is Easton by Oneida. It is our everyday flatware. I like the simplicity of the design and how the notches echo the wicker rim of Nantucket Basket.

A January meal calls for a warm cup of tea after dinner, don't you think? What about Harney & Sons chocolate mint?

The covered casserole I've used as the centerpiece of this setting is usually displayed in the hutch. I'll be using it today to keep chili warm. A Blue Willow serving bowl temporarily has taken its place in the hutch.


I love checks with the toile. It has such a French Country feel.


Dinner Plates: Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood

Cereal Bowls, Cups & Saucers, Butter Dish, Covered Vegetable Bowl: Blue Willow by Churchill

Water Goblets: ?, a boxed set from WalMart

Flatware: Easton by Oneida

Be sure to join in on more tablescape fun at Susan's!


16 comments:

Style Sisters said...

Love the blue willow...we had that growing up. Brings back memories. Love the Toile. Stop on by and say Hi.
Karin

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Blue Willow is so classic! This is a very lovely tablescape and I like so much that you used the toile linens in it.
Susan

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

I am such a sucker for toile. The blue toile is timeless. Very pretty tablescape!

Cynthia said...

Lovely tablescape. Have a great day!

dee dee said...

Blue and white are perfect for this time of year! What a nice table!... Dee Dee

Mimi said...

Oh, I love that so many of us did blue and white this week...none the same! Your table is beautiful.

A Gracious Home said...

I remember my grandma's blue willow dishes. I have always loved that design. I have noticed it's out again. Your tablescape is beautiful. Doylene

Tammy518 said...

I love the blue willow and the toile...so very Frenchy. I collect tureens, so I love yours. The tea sounds delicious!

Diann said...

Oh, so beautiful! Everything is just wonderful!

D said...

I love Blue Willow, too. You did a great job on this table. Very pretty!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Everything here just perfect.

Am drooling with your toile.

Happy week-end.

Rhondi said...

Thanks for leaving a comment today. I'm glad you did so I could come and visit you. I see we both love Blue Willow! Mine was a deal too at Ikea years ago.
Hugs, Rhondi

Nanna said...

Love the blue & white together I have those same blue willows, & also have white plates LOl, thanks for visiting my blog
Helen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My mother had blue willow so it's always a nostalgic look for me -- you've put this all together beautifully -- toile always reels me in!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I just adore Blue Willow, and you really have some nice pieces. I love how you'ved paired it with toile and gingham. Very classic. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

When I first opened your post, I gasped. I love the table. That tureen is so very nice. I love the candlesticks. Toile is a weakness, too. You did a great job. I like the fact that you started getting yourself the beautiful white plates even when you were single.