If you saw yesterday's Blue & White Christmas tree than today's blue & white table is no surprise! I loved the fabric I found at Walmart and made sure to buy enough for not just the ornaments I made for the tree, but also for a table overlay. Now that I've done these photos though I'm seriously considering sewing some pillow cases with them… we'll see what I come up with. If you have a suggestion I'd love to hear it. OK, back to today's table, usually when I think of toile I don't think of sparkle, but I figured a white tree is breaking tradition so let's go whole hog and add some bling to the tablescape!
The sparkly placemats and Snowflake napkin ring are both Target finds last season, but I noticed that they have similar (if not the same) items this holiday season too. By the way, all Holiday decor is 20% off at Target right now through November 21st. Click here to check out the deals (affiliate link)!
The napkin ring is so icy and pretty, and surprisingly right at home with the florals and softness of the blue and white china and fabric, yay! I alternated the plates, some placesettings feature Clarice Cliff Blue Tonquin with a white lace edge salad plate,
while the others are a pattern by an English maker named Booths and the pattern is titled “Peony” – I adore the details on these plates including the tiny butterflies – sadly I only have 3 plates of this pattern, although I did find quite a selection of them for sale on ebay here: Booths Peony china on ebay (affiliate link), I also found a couple of BOOTHS PEONY CUPS & SAUCERS in the pattern on Amazon (affiliate link). Thankfully, it mixes quite nicely with the Clarice Cliff as you can see it here with a soup bowl. I also paired this with my set of antique white enamel flatware. The scroll etching on the blade is magical – they just don't design like that anymore!
A planter steps in as an impromptu vase for a bouquet of babysbreath and some other blooms I found at my local grocery store.
I mixed in a few sparkly ornaments for a bit of bling as well as a couple of white butterflies fluttering over the blooms (I thought they tied in nicely with the blue butterflies on the tree).
These blue tulip glasses – a happy find at Goodwill a few years back – make another appearance here.
I couldn't resist adding a couple of tiny white trees to this table – to mirror the giant white tree beyond. Each tree is nested in a blue enamel bowl I found at Caspari a while back.
It's an interesting mix of spring and winter but somehow it all works for me.
What do you think? Would you enjoy having a wintery lunch at this table? What would we serve?? I didn't dream up a menu…
I hope you like this fresh and vibrant remix of blue & white for the holidays! It was a lot of fun playing with adding some sparkle to this classic combo!