Tuesday, February 28, 2012

RE-ceiving Guests: Navy and Orange Breakfast Table

GOOD MORNING.  My new orange and blue breakfast setting above.

RISE AND SHINE.  I am bringing in more and more deep blue into my home lately so I picked up some blue and white fabric for a new table cloth at Hobby Lobby this past weekend. I wanted a more modern looking pattern to update the cobalt blue pieces I have since I first married 16 years ago.  While at Hobby Lobby, I found these orange and white quatrefoil design plates on sale. They are plastic and I thought they'd be fun for summer and outdoor parties.  I also thought they'd be fun on a breakfast table with my Mexican made cobalt blue rimmed glasses.  Above,  you can see I also added orange and blue rick rack ribbons for some extra table top color.  I am thinking of using this modern blue and white fabric for place mats and using the rick rack for trim.  Place mats can be fun and easy for casual meals, imo.  Also, I admit I still feel like I want something for under the orange plates, but I didn't have anything solid navy blue and square or white and square to use.  Because the geometric shapes are a big part of the appeal for me in this setting, I don't want to use round place mats, plates or chargers.  I think it would make it seem less modern.  I may make some square navy place mats since I plan on using this setting for awhile.  I may google around for some solid color DIY place mat ideas. Whatever I do, I will do a follow up post.

IMPULSE BUYS.  The orange and white plates are on sale right now as part of the Spring collection at Hobby Lobby and couldn't resist buying some.  I used orange napkins I have long had for use during Halloween/Thanksgiving on the table.  The colors match well enough I think.
VISUAL STIMULATION.  I know the patterns and colors are bright and busy, but I find that very stimulating and enjoyable.


WHITE ACCENTS.  I also have white ceramic bowls and platters from Crate and Barrel and Wal-Mart that I can use with this setting.  I really like the square bowls from Wal-mart that I bought a couple of years ago. They were super inexpensive and go with many different settings. Plus, they add a modern feel to settings.

BREAKFAST. FRUIT CENTERPIECE.  Oranges and blue berries in bowls are the perfect complement to this color scheme and a very practical one for a breakfast table.  



WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE


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You may also be interested in my new post this week on MOM CAMP which is HERE
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31 comments:

  1. Love it! You guys always do such beautiful tablescapes!

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    1. Awww, Jen. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Thank you also especially for the compliment. I think it is a very cheerful and bright setting. So glad you liked it, too.

      Eldarose

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  2. I absolutely love it! You can never have too much color, beautiful combination.

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    1. Pam,

      Thanks so much. I know it may not be for everyone,but I am digging the colors so much. I was pretty excited to find the plates on sale at Hobby Lobby. I hope we get plenty of chances to use them this summer.

      Eldarose

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  3. Hi,
    I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a grow your blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and return the favor and follow me back as well. If you are interested also check out our current giveaways. We have something for everyone right now.
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    1. Monica,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate the follow. We are following back now.

      Eldarose

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  4. I love your tablescape, orange is my favorite color. I must know where you got those plates from! Also I am a new follower on GFC. :)

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    1. I really like orange, too. It is such a positive, cheerful color. I bought the plates at Hobby Lobby this past weekend. Hobby Lobby is a craft store here in Austin. I think the chain is in other states, too, but I am not sure. These plates were on sale along with all their Spring items. Since they are plastic, they were really inexpensive. I think they were originally $5 a plate and they were either 30% or 40% off. I bought all the ones they had at my store and plan on going to the other store in our town to see if they have more. I think they will be really fun for summer dinners.

      And thank you for following us! I believe I have followed everyone back on both GFC and Linky Followers at this point. If I am mistaken, please just let me know and I will try again. :D

      Eldarose

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  5. Wow, what a way to start the day! I love this vibrant table...

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    1. Marigene,

      Awww, thank you. I am so glad you like the table. I agree that it is a very vibrant one, but I really dig that for spring and summer especially so I couldn't resist the plates when they were on sale.

      Eldarose

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  6. Beautiful table! I was out shopping yesterday and this color combo seems to be really hot for Spring. Love it. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party. Hugs, Sherry

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    1. Sherry,

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I haven't seen that much blue and orange in stores yet where I shop, but I am digging that combination. I have seen weddings pics online with the color combination and before painting my living room walls a dark blue, I found a lot of blue and orange stuff on Pinterest that I fell in love with. I got my new Ballards Designs catalogue yesterday and it has a blue living room on the cover. Since I've loved Ballards forever, I was pretty excited to see that. Until then, the main examples of the colors I have been using in my house lately have come from Metoropolitan Home/Mid century modern type settings and pictures which has not normally been my style. I am hoping this is a sign that more inspiration on how to use these colors (from sources I have long admired) is coming.

      Thanks for hosting the Open House party and allowing us to link up.

      Eldarose

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    2. Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

      The stemware on the Garden Table is Mikasa, found at a Mikasa Outlet several years ago. I bought four of each size and don't recall the pattern.

      Your blue and orange table is spectacular!

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    3. Pat,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my question. That was so nice of you. I will keep an eye out from now on for those glasses. I thought they were fantastic in your setting. But, honestly, the whole setting just worked beautifully.

      I'm glad you like the blue and orange table. I've never done a setting this bright before, but I like it.

      Eldarose

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    1. All the Pretty Dishes,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I like your name. LOL!

      I'm glad you love the orange and blue. I am digging it, too.

      Eldarose

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  8. So bright and cheery and full of life!

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. The Tablescaper,

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm glad you found the table cheery and bright. It struck me that way, too. I think it will be a fun breakfast and summer setting.

      Eldarose

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  9. I love blue and navy together. The graphics and the colors are wonderful. That will sure wake you up in the mornings.

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    1. Janette,

      LOL! Yes, the orange and navy are a strong, vibrant look for the morning. But, I wake up needing an energy infusion so hopefully this will help. ;)

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment.

      Eldarose

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  10. Lovely table. The orange and blue are so cheerful! It's now a piece of art! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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    1. Honey,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. So glad you liked the breakfast setting. And thank you for hosting the link party so I could share it there.

      Eldarose

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  11. Love your bold colors! Thanks for sharing Joann

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    1. Jo,

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. So glad you liked the bold colors. I know they go against the popular pale/white wash look, but I cannot help feeling the color so thanks for the encouragement.

      Eldarose

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  12. I'm a big orange lover (I have an orange kitchen). Love the orange and blue. Well done!

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    1. Snap,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. An orange kitchen? I am fascinated. That sounds so cool. So glad you liked the setting. I think it needs some work, but I am enjoying it already.

      Eldarose

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  13. I love blue and orange together. Fun dishes!

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    1. Sarah,

      I'm so glad you like blue and orange together, too. I know the combination is not for everyone, but I think it is so fun. Thanks for the encouraging comment.

      Eldarose

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  14. Wow, you've definitely created an eye catching setting, and it's terrific the way you've used the oranges and blueberries to carry out the theme.

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    1. lulumusing,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I think part of why the combination appealed to me is that I like bright colored foods as well. I like lemons, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, cucumbers, kiwi etc. If the color appears in nature, it gets a little extra boost in my esteem. I do use oranges and blueberries for breakfast so this color combination just seemed to click for me.

      So glad you liked the combination, too.

      Eldarose

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  15. Such a lovely table, I really like the dark blue and orange together, so pretty and an attention getter. Like the different graphics going on! I also love bold colors, could never get in to monochrome rooms. I so need color. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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