Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Calm Seas Ahead!

I love every shade of blue, from sky blue to navy. The inspiration for this week's tablescape is a set of aqua goblets. As I was putting it together, I decided that this shade of blue is one of my favorites! I've always said that if Colorado had an ocean, it would be the most perfect place on earth.

Hope you enjoy!
















When I bought these glasses at a flea market, I had nothing to go with them. But, at $5 for four of them, it was just too good a deal to pass up!





My sister gave me the chargers for Christmas (thanks, Robin!) and the small plates came from TJ Maxx. The square bowls came from Big Lots.








With each tablescape I try to find something for the wall which will complement it. The best I could do was this metal piece with it's verdigris finish. It has a nautical look, doesn't it?














I did buy the fabric for these napkins with this tablescape in mind. It allowed me to use green as an accent color.








I bought these mercury glass candles at a thrift store for $1 each. I bought three gold and three silver. For this table, I placed two of them on top of silver candlesticks for some extra height. Part of the fun of these tablescapes is that you can do whatever you want!








I've been asked what these placemats from Z Galleries are made of. They are woven from a metallic vinyl. I just love them. So does my cat, Eddie, who tried to pull one out from under my stack of dishes!








Thank you for stopping by!

I will be joining...

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Let's Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Be sure to check out my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...



23 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!

That is an absolutely stunning tablescape - WOW - it is amazing!

I think it is absolutely perfect. You did a tremendous job with this!

Rebecca said...

This just may be one of my most favorite tablescapes EVER! (I'm a klutz at creating them, but I sure can SPOT 'em!) You have used one of my favorite shades of my favorite colors. Very, very beautiful...

ellen b said...

Oh boy! This setting is just luscious! I love those colors.

Caroline R said...

Oh My Goodness! Am i glad I discovered you. I RARELY comment although I just love to drool over beautiful tablescapes. Have you been tablescaping long? Everything about this table is exquisite... from the table surface (love the dark, rich wood top) to the centerpiece. Love that you found a fabric to inspire your color combination and made the napkins yourself. They with those beautiful napkin rings are the crowning touch. I would love to find me some of those metallic mats and your sister's gift of those chargers is just perfect. I've never seen anything like them and to be honest if I had I'm not sure I would have seen their potential. Gorgeous. Amazing how an unexpected find (your goblets) can turn out. Thank you for sharing this beautiful setting with us. I'm mostly a lurker and don't have a blog but I sure enjoy Thursdays. I'm going back now to explore your site... being a Colorado girl myself growing up, I'm looking forward to it.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Such a stunning tablescape! The colors are spectacular!

Blessings, Tammy

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is sheer bliss! The colors are just gorgeous with the dark wood. Really elegant and classic!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Hugs,
Patti

Alycia Nichols said...

Get down with your BAD self!!!! This is marvelous! I love the mix of patterns, the glitz of the mercury glass, the color combo...it's all beautiful! The Z Gallerie placemats were a great choice to anchor (pun intended) this setting of sea colored pretties. Gorgeous!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Get down with your BAD self!!!! This is marvelous! I love the mix of patterns, the glitz of the mercury glass, the color combo...it's all beautiful! The Z Gallerie placemats were a great choice to anchor (pun intended) this setting of sea colored pretties. Gorgeous!!!

Robin said...

I knew you would do something special with those chargers and you sure did! I'm so obsessed with finding aqua glasses like that! Great buy! I like what you did with the candles and holders too. Mom loved this color too. Remember when she decorated for Christmas with it? She was so ahead of her time!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am speechless!! These are my favorite colors. I have the square plates like your round blue plates.

Your table is incredibly beautiful!

I am visiting via Kathleen's. Subscribing.

Kathleen said...

This is stunning! What a fabulous color and the napkins are great too!
Robin sure picked some beautiful chargers for you!
Thanks so much for sharing this pop off the page table at Let's Dish! Hope to see you next Wed., at 7! And start thinking about the challenge on the 18th...The Good Earth!

Susan Hawthorne said...

Expertly done! The colors are delightful!

Marigene said...

Aqua is my favorite color for a table...this is stunning, Elaine! I think this is my favorite of any of the beautiful tables you have done. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Dining Delight said...

I'm not sure what to comment on first as the complete t'scape is breathtaking as is each individual element! First off, the colour(s) are stunning and coordinated wonderfully, pulling just the right amount of each throughout. The aqua against the wall colour is spectacular too.(the metal wall art DOES look nautical as do your napkin rings!) Fantastic dishes, chargers, flatware and REALLY...$5 for those glasses! A steal! Your floral centerpiece is charming and again, the colour works so well with everything else. Love the pics with the candles lit, so dreamy. I am going back to look it all over again....and pretend I'm a dinner guest!
DD

Karen said...

That is such a gorgeous shade of blue! And I love it paired with the green... my most favorite color. Great bargain for the mercury glass candles! Well done! Visiting from Let's Dish.

Judy Bigg said...

Wow, am I in love with your Tablescape. These colors are my favorite too. I can't get enough of it. You have done an outstanding job on your table. What a find the glasses were. I would live to be so lucky. I can't say enough about your table. You get an A+++ on this. Thanks so much for this creation and sharing it. Also thanks for stopping by my blog. You will see lots if these colors on my posts and I am planning some more for later. I am going to follow you.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is gorgeous love the color aqua this my favorite color for a table...this is stunning, I also love the glasses you got a great deal.Your wall color looks also great with the metal piece!! I also love making my napkins you can never find the right color.I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Easter Tablescape.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Diane said...

This table is definitely "swoon" worthy. What gorgeous colors and I love the chargers. What a nice sister!

The Tablescaper said...

This is gorgeous! What amazing colors. Love what you did with it. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Gina said...

This is a gorgeous table! The colors are so pretty!

Mary said...

Oh this is gorgeous~ in daylight and by candlelight! I love the fabric you chose for the napkins with the touch of green. Your textures...shapes...everything~ down to the coordinating artwork on the wall :)

Colleen Jorgensen said...

just stunning! I've become a turquoise 'fiend' of late and this tablescape is just close enough :)

Against that gorg red wall too?!? LOVE it!

Michelle said...

I agree with everyone! I am just starting on these sites. This is the best pasttime. This could also be Tuscan. I am also CO lady. Your table reminds me of an upcoming cruise to Italy. I also have the same goblets and wall paint color. Thank you!