It's time to bring out the Blue Willow again! You all know I like it so much and use it with every holiday. For "Tablescape Thursday" I am bringing it out for St. Patrick's Day.
My motto is "use what you have" so I shopped the house and my mom's house for some accessories.
Let's get down to business! I love blue and green together. It all started with these placemats I bought at Pier 1 in Alexandria, Va., in the mid-90s. It was Spring and I was just looking around. There were some beautiful displays in the store with these colors and they were calling my name. Now, I am not really a "blue" person, but I thought the combination would be great with the Blue Willow. And, best of all, it is a combination inspired by nature! I took this photo in San Juan, Puerto Rico near "El Morro." Is there anything more beautiful than that gorgeous azure sky and ocean next to the green grass?
I digress! Back to the frozen late winter of North Carolina...
The hydrangeas are from my mother's garden and just bring it all together for me so nicely.
I used my Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates for chargers. This pattern is so versatile, I use it with pretty much anything. I added my great grandmother's Blue Willow plates and bowls made by Royal China. The bread plates are Johnson Brothers, and the coffee cups and saucers are by Churchill. I found this ribbon and lace in a bag of trim my grandmother had and thought it would be perfect with these blue napkins instead of traditional napkin rings.
For a runner I brought out the same vintage cocktail napkins I used with the espresso set last week. I just had to use them!
These little blue votive holders are all from the late 90s also.
I brought out my Churchill coffee pot for after-dinner coffee and paired it with the cream and sugar made by Royal China, and a tray I bought in Japan.
There you have the age-old "Blue Willow" for yet another holiday! I think the woven placemats give it a more casual, contemporary flair. This is such a versatile pattern that really just goes with anything and is perfect for any occasion whether casual or more formal.
Thank you SO much for stopping by:-) I hope you find something you can take with you to make your house a home. Your comments mean so much to me, and lead me to the wonderful ideas I get from you. Have a lovely St. Patrick's Day!
Be sure to go over to see Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for fabulous tables and other great ideas!
Cream dinnerplates: Mikasa "Italian Countryside"
Blue Willow plates and bowls: Royal China
Blue Willow cups, saucers, S&P and coffee pot: Churchill
Blue Willow B&B plates: Johnson Brothers
Blue stemware: Walmart/Belks
Placemats/napkins: Pier 1 years ago
Candle holders: Belks
Hydrangeas from the garden
Stainless flatware: American Harmony by Oneida