Saturday, February 25, 2012

Little Boy Blue Spring Table

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Do you ever get an idea for a tablescape that keeps floating around in your head, waiting {IMPATIENTLY} to be created?  The idea came to me around Grandbaby Boy’s birthday in late January—a table in his honor, if you will:  Little Boy Blue.  It can be a SPRING TABLE too—beckoning with the less-traditional, barely there icy blue and white.
Little Boy Blue Spring Tablescape
…it came together by itself. 
First—the beautiful tablecloth, bought well before his birth, but in anticipation of being blessed with a precious baby boy, for his baptism.  (More on the tablecloth below.)
Next, the Heinrich dinner plates with blue and white flowers and gold lattice work.
For the center piece, my vintage blue Caprice candle holders and bowl, accompanied by
Blue Boy and Blue Girl.

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The plates came home with me from an auction—they were in a box lot!  Can you imagine?!
But alas, if you look closely, there were only 3—(I hope the fourth of my imaginary guests is
{GRACIOUS} and doesn’t even mention that her place is missing the lovely plates the others have.)
Replacements, Inc. has none like them…they are now on the “search” list.
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I’m so happy they came home with me!  I think they’re lovely.
The Baronial Plate individual salt shaker is the only silver on the table, but they “made the cut” because
their patina is soft enough to not interfere with the gold of the ‘scape.
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Blue Boy and Blue Girl are also from an auction—they’ll be available in my Etsy soon, so before
they move to another home I wanted have them grace Little Boy Blue’s table.
The flowers are perfect for a SPRING TABLESCAPE.
The blue Cambridge Caprice candleholders and bowl are gifts—from my mother, and from our DIL’s mother respectively--lovely gifts, yes?
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Oh, the light and shadows playing on the table!  That’s one of the many reasons
I LOVE glass/crystal.
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And now…for the pièce de résistance….
if I LOVE crystal, I ADORE fine, intricately embroidered ANTIQUE linens.
This tablecloth is an antique—white linen, masterfully hand-embroidered in icy, barely blue floss.
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Let’s get a closer look so you’ll understand…
…Richelieu cutwork,
perfectly executed raised satin stitch…
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…insertions of Point de Venise needle lace.
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and a scalloped filet lace edging.
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So how do you do justice to such mastery when selecting your napkins?
More mastery:
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More of the same stitches of the tablecloth, plus
eyelet stitching and buttonhole-stitched edging.
What do you love most? China? Crystal? Linens? Silver?  YES, YES, YES!! All the above, right? :)  That’s why we tablescape!
Thank you for visiting.  I’d love to hear about what you love.
Lenox now-vintage Eternal dinner plates as chargers—wedding china
Gold flatware, a gift from my grandmother 28 years ago
Godinger Sutton Place iced tea stems
Flutes, wedding gift
Linens – my collection
Small white footed dish, Limoges, at auction
Leaf spoon, Table Art, The Morgan House, Powell, OH
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From my Chickadee Nest to yours~


  1. Zuni, this is delightful. Each of your delicate details give this table a thoughtfulness that is so pleasing. Absolutely lovely! ~ Sarah

  2. Hi Zuni, how special to have a beautiful table created in your honour. Your Grandbaby Boy’s a very lucky chap to have such a clever talented Grandma...
    It all looks so perfect ;D

  3. So pretty! The dishes, the glassware and wonderful colors, it is lovely.

  4. I love the blues, Zuni! Just the right amount. That figurine is gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful plates, and the bowl is such a wonderful color!
    And yes, tables swin in my head, some drown, some go on to be created!

    Mark the 13th for my blog party, details in my post!

  6. Oh, Zuni, I love it! Grandsons always need to be honored, and your table does that perfectly. As for ideas running impatiently through my head ... YES! Sometimes I have such a hard time deciding which one to do -- because I want to do them all "yesterday!" You too?

  7. Your table is magnificent from the china to the centerpieces to the linens..I used to have those blue candlesticks until I sold most of my antiques prior to our last move...I loved them...seller's remorse most definitely...

  8. Beautiful plates -- I've never seen anything quite like them.

  9. What a beautiful tablescape!! Love your soft and elegant colors. That china pattern is gorgeous! I know you would love to find more pieces as I have a few sets that need additions too. Thank you for your sweet visit. I am your newest follower. Love your blog...starting with the name.
    Miss Bloomers

  10. Zuni - I am swooning over everything! Those plates are stunning and there is nothing more beautiful to me than white on white embroidery! I, also, love the Caprice. I will be following everything that you post in the future. Wow!

  11. Oh, WOW! This tablescape is absolutely stunning!!! Love the boy and girl, love the soft color palette, love the's all so lovely and inspiring.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  12. Zuni, your tablescape is stunning, all around it... from the gorgeous dishes, to the candle holders and centerpiece, and to top it all of, with an exquisite tablecloth! I also love the boy and girl blue. Thanks for sharing. Thank you fou too for your lovely and kind visit. Have a wonderful week.

  13. Zuni, I just became your beautiful blog's newest follower, hope you like to do the same, so we can visit each other more often. Hugs,

  14. This a beautiful tablesetting. I love the little touchs of blue. The dishes and the table linens are very pretty. Good job!

  15. thank you for stopping my my blog, love this table of sweet blues and whites. I think I really just love all your layers, that gorgeous table cloth, with those fabulous plates play off all the other pieces and textures like a painting...

  16. I love this dinnerware. The plates are beautiful, Zuni. Gorgeous table!

  17. Beautiful! Love it all! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Your blue & white tablescape is so pretty :-) The china is absolutely divine - the blue & white flowers and gold lattice are so elegant and pretty. The blue glass candle holders and bowl are beautiful too. My mom used to have a very similar blue & white tablecloth - seeing your brings back some wonderful memories of family meals at the dining room table :-)

    Thanks for the visit and the Linky follow - following you back :-) Oh, and I ordered the large Sherwin Williams paint samples online.

  19. Hi, I just found your blog. I love your beautiful blue table setting. The china and crystal are just gorgeous. Perfect for any celebration! Now a new follower.

  20. Zuni~ SWOON! What a beautiful tablecloth & setting with your dear Blue Boy and Blue Girl at the table! Your plates are gorgeous~ I'm keeping my fingers crossed you find your fourth~ I'm sure your dinner guest will be happy to be on the look out for you :)

  21. I think this entire table is just plain lovely. I'm such a huge fan of beautiful linens, and I love that tablecloth. The plates are gorgeous. No wonder this one just came together in your head.

  22. What a gorgeous tablescape you've created. Just love all of the blue and gold especially blue boy and blue girl! Marianne :)

  23. Love those plates! the blue and gold together are magnificent - Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Hi lovely lady.
    What a beautiful tablecloth & setting with your dear Blue Boy and Blue Girl at the table! Your plates are gorgeous~ and I love the way you have put this all together I'm sure your dinner guest will be so Happy !!I'm your newest follow on your new LINKY on hope you come follow me also.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  25. I still love this table I love the china and the little touches of blue I said that a couple of the days ago.

  26. Beautiful table! I love the pale blue in the plates and the crystal. :)

  27. Your plates are gorgeous and you have set a perfectly beautiful table.

  28. A gorgeous tablescape! Loving the blues...

  29. Such an elegant table, Zuni. I hope you are able to find another of those beautiful plates. Gorgeous linens.

  30. Zuni, this is a wonderful table. I love the tablecloth.. okay that is my love.. linens.. the bobbin lace inserts are fabulous too. I love cutwork! Such a pretty setting with the pale blue. Love the vases!!! those are exquisite.. xo marlis

  31. What a beautiful tablescape! I love those plates. And the boy and girl figures are darling too. I have a very similar tablecloth to yours and I realize I need to pull it out and use it more often. *winks* Vanna/your newest follower

  32. This is a lovely tablescape - - Beautiful dishes, blue candle holders and boy and girl figures too.

  33. Your table is your dishes and I hope you can find the pieces that you are looking for. That tablecloth is beautiful!

  34. Your table is a stunner, Zuni, a true beauty! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  35. I LOVE THIS! What a sweet inspiration. The lighting in your shots is beautiful.
    Thank you so much for popping by my place!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  36. What a beautiful table! Little Boy and Girl Blue are stunning and the perfect accessories for such a pretty table. I am sure guest number 4 won't mind at all because the table is such a stunner.

  37. What a beautiful tablescape! Thanks for your sweet comment on my post about hobnail milk glass.

  38. Oh Zuni, this table is so pretty! the solf blues are gorgeous and those dihes are so lovely! I completely understand the "Tablescape ideas floating in the head" concept! I always have a couple stuck in there! LOL Thank you so much for joining us at TTF this week! Have a fantastic day!

  39. Loved your table scape! Thanks for linking it. Yours is a feature this week, so please stop by and pick up a button!

  40. I use the table cloth as you have displayed for my company and napkins. I get discouraged when the guest dont use the napkins. I have all pretty ones. Do you have that? I tell them I would love them to use them. They say they are too nice to use and dirty up. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My good set is beautiful as well. It is Royal Albert Blossom time. The original artist has died. So mine cannot be replaced. My Mom had the gold as you . Being English.

    Very lovely. Everything.

  41. Awesome! I love everything in your tablescape especially the antique tablecloth. So unique and also, the plates are stunning. Love the gold design on it.

    Damask Tablecloths


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