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
You may also like our entry on Blue Tables HERE
Reba's Blue and White Toile & Check Luncheon Table is HERE
St. Patrick's Day Table using lots of Recycled items for decor is HERE



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Thursday, February 23, 2012

RE-ceiving Guests: Mom's 80th Bday Color Ideas

We are throwing a sit down dinner party for our mother's 80th birthday.  We will have 200+ guests.  We all agree we should use yellow roses for the centerpieces because those are my mother's favorite flowers.  Reba and our sister, Elsa, went to talk to the lady about the tables and flowers and before things are finally decided, I wanted to share some looks  I liked.   I would like the party to be deeply personal and capture not just my mother's, but also, my father's journey.  For this reason, navy and yellow is speaking to me.  When my mother ran for public office in our small town, those were the colors of her campaign posters/stickers/cards.  They are also the colors for the advertisements for our family business.  I worry it will seem cheesy because we do use those colors for the family business, but at the same time, there are memories attached to those colors.  I remember learning way back when my mom chose these colors for her election ad campaign, that black and white have the most impact in advertising because they have the most contrast and yellow and dark blue have the second most impact and my mom deciding she'd use yellow and blue because it looked prettier than black and white.  The site for the party will have gold chairs like the ones above, and I like how the dark blue table cloths, the white centerpieces, blue napkins and gold accents work together.   Image Source http://www.hwtm.com

The dessert table is very cool, but the two tiered cake in the middle especially caught my attention.  Very unique design.  I'm not sure it is right for this occasion, but I do admire it greatly.  Image Source: http://www.hwtm.com
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Another post on PHOTO DECOR for MOM'S 80TH BIRTHDAY is HERE


You may also like to visit my orange and navy blue breakfast table post HERE

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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