Monday, February 20, 2012

RE-ceiving Guests: Blue and White Luncheon


OUT OF TOWN VISITOR LUNCHEON.  A couple summers ago, Reba offered to host some out of town visitors for one of the groups she supports over to her home for lunch.  This was during the summer time so she kept the menu and the color scheme very light.  She used white table cloths with navy blue and white toile runners and navy and white buffalo check napkins for the table linens.  For the centerpieces, she used her round oriental white and blue round planters.  As you can see HERE, she has gotten a lot of use out of those pots and the Blue Italian plates. She also placed white basketweave ceramic baskets for bread in the middle of the table.

FRENCH COUNTRY BLUE.  Reba used Spode Blue Italian plates on dark blue chargers.   As we have mentioned before, Blue Italian was my everyday china when I got married and Reba liked it so much she began collecting it, too.  Our other sister, Elsa, joined in as well, so now if anyone hosts a large party, we usually have enough Blue Italian/Blue Room plates for everyone.    The goblets are blue cobalt.  The silver is Towle Old Master, Reba's wedding silver.
NAPKINS & NAPKIN RINGS.  The navy and off white buffalo napkins were held by monogrammed silver napkin rings and placed on top of the plates at the place setting.  White roses and blue hydrangeas were used for the blue and white centerpieces.   Reba made a frozen dessert for the party that looked like watermelon from different sorbets.  Either Reba or I will make a separate post about the dessert soon.


WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE


You may also be interested in my new post this week on MOM CAMP which is HERE
You may also like our entry on Blue Tables HERE

We are throwing a dinner party for our mother's 80th birthday and in my latest entry, I discuss a possible blue and yellow color scheme HERE  Image Source http://www.hwtm.com
You might also like to visit my navy and orange breakfast table post HERE



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24 comments:

  1. Wonderful job on the table! Loved the plates. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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    1. Sandy,

      Thank you so much for your supportive comment. It is much appreciated. btw, I just dropped by your site and I loved your VDay table.

      Eldarose

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  2. Love the Toile and the transfer ware. The glasses are beautiful. I am your newest follower. Please stop by soon. Richard at My Old Historic House.

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    1. Richard,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I think the cobalt blue goblets worked well with Reba's set up, too. It is so nice that you want to follow our blog, but I do not see you listed as a follower on GFC, linky follower or via email. Sometimes it doesn't go thru when you try to follow. I will drop by your blog later today and we will be glad to follow your blog. Thank you for the invitation. :D

      Eldarose

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  3. OK...when are you having your NEXT blue and white luncheon because I'm inviting myself right now. Its absolutely gorgeous. Love love love it. I'm such a blue and white nut anyway...I have alot of it in my kitchen and other places so when I see a table done in it I really get excited. Its neat too that you all have enough plates between you to put it together for a large group. Thats whats great about having sisters! Great post!

    Hugs,

    Nann

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    1. Nann,

      You are the sweetest! Thank you so much. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations, too. I think Reba's table turned out very nicely, too, but I am a big fan of toile as you know. And yes, we are lucky to be able to borrow from our sisters. It is a pretty good deal. :D

      Thanks again for the supportive comment.

      Eldarose

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  4. Such a pretty tablescape! Love the transferware dishes! The blue goblets are such a great infusion of color, too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Laxsupermom,

      I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment.

      Eldarose

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  5. I love this beautiful table, specially the blue and white transferware dishes. The blue goblets are just perfect! Hope you have a good week.
    FABBY

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  6. A lovely table but then I adore blue Spode and silver napkin rings! The blue goblets are perfect -- I may have to look at those!

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  7. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Cheers!

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  8. I love your tablescape! I would also love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome@yahoo.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lovely blue and white table. The Spode Blue Italian is a favorite with pastorial scenes. The colbalt blue goblets compliments the china. I like your use of the blue toile runner with the tablecloth. Happy Tea Party! Pam

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  10. Very pretty Spode plates. Interesting and unusual that all three sisters liked the same pattern. I just found your blog and follow you now with Linky and email. Summer

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  11. BEAUTIFUL! I love blue & white together.

    I'm following you on Linky and would be delighted if you would follow me back!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia

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  12. Hi! I love the blue... I am following now with Linky would you follow back. Pat

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  13. Love the combination of Spode blue and white plates. I've always wanted to have a whole set of the Spode Greek pattern...haven't accomplished that...yet. Have you seen the blue Greek pattern with touches of orange in the design...pretty amazing pattern. The buffalo checks and toile mixed with the transfer ware make a beautiful tablescape. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  14. What a lovely table setting in the cobalt colors. I am a new follower. Will visit again soon.

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  15. Lovely table setting!
    ... visiting from Between Naps on The Porch

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  16. Beautiful table! I love blue. I am passing on the Liebster Blog Award to you! Check my blog post for details http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-award.html

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  17. Love your table scape! I found you at Sunday's Best Party

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  18. Such a beautiful table, loving the toille and check together. Loving the blue and white together very much. Such pretty dinnerware. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  19. I LOVE blue and white. There is nothing like it. It's wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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