Monday, July 29, 2013

White and Aqua


I was excited, when Kathleen challenged us to do an all white table with an accent color.  I have had this table in my mind ever since I made a trip to the Old Time Pottery store in Destin, Florida.








While I was shopping there, I bought these wonderful beaded napkin rings and these fabulous aqua wine glasses.  Both were great bargains and every time that I looked at them, I thought how pretty they would look with white.




I had purchased these Fino Lino "Florentine" placemats, runner and napkins on One Kings Lane a few months ago and thought they would be a nice foundation for the white table.




I had several choices for white plates, but I always seem to reach first for my Lenox "Opal Innocence Carved" dinner plates, since they always add texture to any setting.  Next, I used J. C. Penney white "Coventry" salad plates, which are more the size of luncheon plates.  On top, I placed a Clay Art "Sunflower" salad plate for even more texture.




I do own white flatware, which I used in my July 4th post, but it seemed too casual for this table.  Kathleen said that we could use silver flatware, so I chose Wallace "Sir Christopher".  Again, it added a lot of texture and shine to the place setting.




I thought that my Cambridge "Diane" stemware would work with this table, since the etching shows white on the goblets.



I love the way that the aqua pops of color look with all of the white.




For the centerpiece, I started with simple white vase that is actually a pitcher from Tuesday Morning with white mums inside.  I, also, placed on the runner tall silverplate Towle salt and pepper shakers and white birds from Michael's.




I will have to admit that this challenge was a challenge!  When I was trying to shoot it, we were having monsoon weather and my dining room really does not get a great deal of light, during the day.  I tried every setting on my camera and still could not achieve the look I wanted.  Oh, well!  I still enjoyed seeing the way it came together. Do you ever have tables that look so much better in person, but you just cannot get the photos to look like what you are seeing? Anyway, I will be looking forward to Kathleen's next challenge and much sunnier days!!

Diane



Sharing at:

Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish

Between Naps on the Porch

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays


43 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is perfect. The light colours make it very serene, but the aqua you chose add a bit of whimsy.

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  2. This is so pretty! I love the white with the pop of Aqua! I'm working on my table today and hope it comes out half as pretty as yours!!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. So many lovely textures assembled together creating a striking table setting! You always amaze me with all the different pieces you own that come together beautifully. And as for your question... sad, but true, we are down to two. Leaving us sitting in the living room balancing our plates in the comfy chairs. And noooooo... we have not, nor will we, resort to tv trays!! LOL I live vicariously through you so my need to get gussied up is always satisfied reading what you are doing! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love the new aqua pieces...one of my favorite colors., and the new linens are rich looking. Lovely! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  5. I love all the textures Diane! Thought you only used 2 colors, it still looked stunning and special!

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  6. Oh, there you go, using those gorgeous Diane goblets again--you're making me jealous! Plus I want crystal named after me!!! (I can't even find a mug at the trinket store with my name on it, LOL!). Anyway, Diane, teal and white...I think my favorite combo, and your table is so clean and bright and beautiful! The silverware you used is perfect, and in the closeup I was able to see the detail of your linens--wonderful! The variety of needlework is amazing!

    Thanks for visiting my baptism table and your sweet comments, Diane. I always love to get comments from you. :) ~Zuni

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  7. Just love your aqua and white table! I chose aqua and white for the challenge also. I really don't own much white, but will join in anyway.

    Ooh, really love your new stemware!

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  8. Your table is beautiful, Diane. I love the aqua touches,one of my favorite colors. But I am in love with your Walaace flatware set, so elegant......Christine

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  9. What an elegant table, Diane, and so pretty with all the textures of the white plates. The cut work placemats and runner are perfect and the pop of aqua is stunning! Your Diane goblets are gorgeous with the white design work.
    Yes, my tables always look better in person, too, Diane. At least, I think they do! xo

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  10. I always love the combination of white and aqua and your table is gorgeous. I especially like your new table linens and silver pattern. So pretty!

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  11. I love the aqua hues around the crisp and elegant White table, Dianne! Your tablescape is gorgeous and the linens...SWOONnnn!!!!! Happy Let's Dish. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  12. Love your white and aqua challenge tablescpe. Your lovely linens were the perfect background for this elegant table. The whte stack ov different pllates certainly added texture. A very beautiful creation!

    Pam

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  13. Elegant and beautiful, Diane...I love anything aqua. Nice plate rim textures.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  14. Such a pretty table...love the aqua color...and your dishes are beautiful!

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  15. Diane, Your table looks beautiful! The aqua is so delicate and pretty and I love that silverware! It really does emphasize the elegance of your table and color combination. This was such a fun challenge! Linda

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  16. So pretty, aqua is my go to color right now, and your crisp white linens really make it pop! Just lovely
    Jenna

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  17. I love how you used the aqua. This is gorgeous!

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  18. Isn't it nice when it all comes together on the table as it has done so in your mind -yours looks wonderful! I love the aqua color with the linens.

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  19. Great table! We were on the same way length, I also used aqua.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

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  20. Lovely, Diane!

    I understand perfectly about light problems and pictures. I think you did a great job. I love the aqua accents and your new linens.

    I adore etched crystal and yours is beautiful. Cute white birds too.

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  21. Gorgeous. Love the soft colors and those placemats are beautiful! You are right, the etched crystal is perfect with everything else. Dianne

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  22. The table is beautiful. It all looks wonderful, but I couldn't take my eyes off those placemats. I have never ordered from One Kings Road. I must look into them.

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  23. To answer the last question first: Oh YES. I have the same problem with lighting regularly, too. I have the best luck outside, but with the heat and the rain, that's a gamble.

    If yours looks even prettier in person then it must be stunning because what I see here is simply beautiful. The texture in the plates, place mats, stemware, and even the detail in the flatware all act like a bunch of subtle patterns all over the table. The shade of blue is so delicate against it all that the effect is perfect. I really and truly love this one.

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  24. The aqua is beautiful and I love the napkin rings. Just the right amount of bling. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

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  25. I love your beautiful stack of white dishes with the different rims. And your silverware is so ornate, I don't think I have ever seen such detailed silverware. It all make for a fabulous table!

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  26. What a beautiful table. The dishes and linens are exquisite and the pop of aqua is delightful! Your did a great job on the challenge! I didn't think it was confusing, only white dishes, but some misunderstood.
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  27. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the touch of Aqua. So refreshing and stunning.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful. Love the Cambridge glasses, one of my favorites. I love old glassware too. Make it a great day.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  29. Love your aqua & white! Beautiful...
    Blessings My Friend,

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  30. So fresh and pretty, Diane. The aqua does pop against all of that white, and you have some gorgeous white dishes. That is so funny you said that about the photography. It may be something about the white, because I almost said the exact same thing about my gold and white tablescape-I thought it looked better in person than in the photos. I think I took about 300 photos, and none of them looked good to me. I am drooling over that etched stemware - it is gorgeous, and the silverware too. Very well done! laurie

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  31. Very pretty table.The table mats the aqua stem wine glass and the white plates are lovely.This blue and white combo always looks good and charming..Beautifully done..Love sujatha...:):)

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  32. A very striking tablescape. I love the aqua additions. And your plate stack - oh my, lovely!

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  33. Hi Diane,
    I think your pictures turned out great! I love the way you stacked the white plates...I have those Lenox dishes too and also love their texture! And your stemware...I have some that are similar too! Wow, we really must be "Dish Sisters!"
    I've enjoyed looking at everyone's white challenge, they are all so pretty. They are perfectly calming for these summer days!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful table with the aqua accents, it was just lovely!
    Sharlotte
    P.S. Thanks for dropping by my site and leaving such a sweet comment! Have a great weekend!

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  34. Diane, I'm sorry to be late to this beautiful table. My sister is in town, and we've been busy. Love the aqua for your accent color. This makes a stunning summer table! Your stack of white plates makes me smile, and I see we share the same silver pattern. I selected Sir Christopher when we married, and I'd choose it again 37 years later. ;-)

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  35. I LOVE your table! Wish I could scoop it all up for my dining room. It would work perfectly. I have that same linens you have. Your aqua stemware is gorgeous!

    So nice stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  36. It's all so pretty and elegant! I don't know if I like the flatware better or those sweet napkin rings.
    Brenda

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  37. Love your table. The last shot turned out sensationally! I love to see the line up of glasses and the touch of aqua worked perfectly. Awesome place mats.

    You did an awesome job with Kathleen's challenge and it is great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. Gorgeous! I love everything - especially your aqua stemware!

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  39. Diane, this table is stunning! Those placemats are SO pretty! I like all the wonderful textures you incorporated, and the pops of aqua are perfect! I need to remember to visit that Old Time Pottery the next time we're in Destin! Thank you for visiting my table this week, too.

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  40. What a very graceful table setting. Very airy and fresh. You have the prettiest settings....sigh. May have to copy a few of your ideas. When the kids come home for the weekends, I love getting the table all setup, it's such a fun hobby! Diane

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