Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waverly Valley Plaid & Nantucket Basket


Today's tablescape was inspired by the sunny plaid that is used in my son's bedroom. I began with extra valances of Waverly's Valley Plaid used as table runners. The blue and yellow is so cheery!
I then built a centerpiece using a salad plate, tea cup placed upside down, a bread plate and a creamer in my everyday pattern, Wedgwood's Nantucket Basket. I hope I didn't give my son any ideas about using my china to build towers!
Into the creamer I placed some grocery store flowers of yellow daisies and lime green mums, along with a yellow zinnia or two from the containers on the patio.

A salad plate is arranged on top of a dinner plate, along with a bread plate for the place setting.

The flatware is my everyday stainless, Oneida Easton. The iced tea stems are just simple, clear glasses I picked up from Wal-Mart. The linen napkins, wedding presents, are bordered with a pretty swiss dot pattern.


All in all, a summery tablescape for these very hot days! How does Imperial Chicken, alongside salad with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and garlic cheese biscuits sound?

Please join Susan for Tablescape Thursday to see lots of creative table settings!

26 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- love the way you've set your very clever centerpiece!

Marlis said...

You are extremely clever. I love the valance runners and the 'ivory' tower in the center. It's quite beautiful.

Kathryn said...

Dinner sounds delicious! :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very fresh, sunny and cheery! I love yellow and blue together. Cute centerpiece with the tea cup!

Katherine

Entertaining Women said...

You can never go wrong with Wedgwood, and I've made a tablecloth using the exact same Waverly fabric. Blue/yellow/white is my favorite color combination. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Clever idea for a centerpiece~ I love Nantucket Basket :-)

Debbie said...

Very fresh tablescape! LOVE the centerpiece you've created!!!
White dishes are a favorite of mine.
Very pretty.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Mimi said...

Your white china looks so nice with the blue and yellow table runners. I love your centerpiece, how creative.

Barbara said...

I always love the fresh feel that white dishes give. On this pretty blue and yellow, they look lovely. What a clever centerpiece!

xinex said...

Oh so simple and yet so pretty!...Christine

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

So pretty and cheerful!

Donna

Joanne Kennedy said...

Love the blue and yellow together. Very cute.

Hugs,
Joanen

Melissa Miller said...

Everything is lovely and charming!

Sherry said...

Love your Nantucket Basket dishes! They are wonderful. It looks perfect with the cheerful yellow and blue. I love daisies too. Very nice!
Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Cute centerpiece idea -- and great white dishes! Such a great table with nice clean lines!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your cute centerpiece idea! Great

Hugs
Charo

Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful and crisp and so New England! Lovely! Jacqueline

Sharlotte said...

What a friendly and inviting table! I love the centerpiece you constructed and your runners. They really add to your table's charm! Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by to visit!
Sharlotte

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

My everyday china is also Nantucket Basket, and I love it! I use it with everything! You can see it in an older post of mine here: http://morefunlesslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/07/welcome-home-tea-on-deck.html (if you would like!) Linda

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Anita said...

Love the beautiful plaid fabric! I have also used window panels and valences for runners! The menu sounds great too! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

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Sistergirl said...

I just came across oyur blog, LOVE your settings.

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Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very pretty! I love your white dishes!