Sunday, August 25, 2013

Versatile Blue and White, Part II

Late last summer (yes! almost a year ago!) I did a fancy table in our screened porch in blue and white HERE. I then changed only the napkins and the small centerpiece to see how very versatile (and lovely!) blue and white is—it stands on its own, or it’s a foundation for a shot of another color.

So here’s a glimpse of last year’s blue and white table, in the evening ~


I left all the crystal and silver elements, and the following morning did the switcheroo to red. I love red, white, and blue, which is usually a very casual/patriotic look, and I wanted to see a more formal table with the same colors ~





Then, the switch went to yellow, also a traditional combination, but again with all the same components.


DSCN9074 The morning light was lovely, and played out in beautiful shadows.


2012.62 Collage

What colors do you like to add to blue and white? I remember now that I did one with brown too, and probably others…

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  1. Your table is stunning, it just glistens, love the silver and crystal and the plates of course are beautiful, love the way you put it all together...Please stop over to my blog, I think you will love the post with my chickadee dishes, everyone says you will love it...Phyllis

  2. Blue and white are timeless in their beauty as you have demonstrated so well. I use purple and mauve with blue and white. Especially flowers with those colors really go so well with blue and white.


  3. they are all lovely, I have a lot of blue and white china but hadn't thought of putting other colours with it. You have given me inspiration now. :)

  4. You can definitely get a lot of different looks just by changing out a few things with your blue and white table setting, Zuni! I love it with the red.

  5. Zuni - I love seeing china patterns set with different elements to show its versatility and your post definitely "hits the mark". I love to use the color rose with blue and white china, in addition to the colors that you used. Such a smart and inspirational post!

  6. Zuni, I love the way you demonstrated the use of color in changing up a table. Color alone made an amazing difference. You know that my favorite combo is the blue and yellow. LOL!
    I thought about you when I saw Phyllis's tablescape with the Chickadees. I think she was the first comment on this post. I know you will love it.
    Have a blessed week, Ginger

  7. Love blue and white, it is so versatile that it looks great with just about any color!
    Your table looks lovely in my favorite, yellow! I also like to use it with green as well.

  8. PS I just realised I already follow you :)

  9. Oh I love it, so pretty and yes versatile too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  10. Gorgeous settings!
    Blue-white-yellow are versatile.
    Thanks for this lovely sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:

  11. Gorgeous, elegant, and of course versatile too! This table setting is lovely in such a beautiful combo of colors, with your beautiful blue, and white china aaaand yellow...stunning! I haven't done anything in blue, white and yellow in a long time, you've inspired me sweet friend! Thank you for your sweet and kind comments, you are wonderful and you always make my day...err, night!
    Big hugs,

  12. Oh I do love this tablescape! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Blue and white is timeless and always classy. I love to add a pop of yellow or orange but one of my favorite tables was using a Christmas plaid with my blue and white dishes. Thanks for sharing these elegant tables.

  14. Both combinations are some of my favorites. Pretty table!...Christine

  15. Hi Zuni~ Love your blue and white, especially paired with the yellow! Brown is a wonderful color to introduce for fall! Hope you're enjoying the last days of summer :)

  16. Beautiful tables. I like both colors, depends on what vibe you want.

  17. Blue IS very versatile. Leaning towards the yellow, both lovely!
    Thanks for your comment and linking to Let's DIsh!

  18. Your blue transferware is a very versatile basis for different tablescaping from elegant to simple. The changes with the different accesories and colors show how creative you are. Have a lovely Labor Day!


  19. Blue and white is a great neutral start to any table. It's such a refreshing combination especially in the summertime. Your transferware is beautiful.

  20. I absolutely love blue and white together, too, and can't think of a single color that would NOT work w/ that classic color combo. I'm going to do a Blue/white table soon....timeless. Have you read/seen Carolyn Roehm's (sp?) book??? I'm your newest follower and so appreciate your comment on my blog!

  21. Zuni, I love this table. Today, of course, I'm all about blue and yellow, so that's the one to which I was drawn at first. But then, I went back to the original post, and I fell in love with the simple blue and white. So, so beautiful! The vintage pressed glass dishes we so pretty and the blue embroidered napkins are to die for. I'm finding out that blue dishes are much more versatile than I thought. I wish I had thought to try different color napkins with my blue calico dishes. Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to try it again and again until I've used all the napkins in my collection. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

  22. I always love a beautiful table and yours is just that! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

  23. Que hermosura de mesa! Yep! My fav combo is blue, White and yellow...can't miss out on this one, I totally love it, it's perfect and elegant!!! Than again your first table with the gorgeous embroidered napkins was gorgeous too! I am so excited cause I think I'm finally have my English blue and White transferware dishes collection for 12 place sets complete. Your dishes are stunning though and yes blue and White is so versatile, love it! Thank you sweet lady for your kind and generous comments on my table and daughter; who left today and I'm so depressed, she's so much fun to have around! Have a wonderful week.
    Abrazos fuertes,

  24. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! love the shadows of the light and you take beautiful pictures!

  25. I just adore the combination of blue and white - the addition of yellow is perfect! Beautiful tablescape. I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  26. Such a pretty blue and white table, Zuni. I love the play of shadows that you've captured.


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