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April 12, 2018

Springing It Up With The Blues! (T)

Still turning up the blues here!  If you've seen my previous post you'll know what I'm talking about.

To start with let's pretend we're outside dining in this gazebo.  If I had one this would be my style!

Time for a ladies luncheon!  As you can see I loaded up the table with plenty of blues!  Seeing some of my blogging friends in the south posting their beautiful spring weather I just had to pretend I'm outside like they are!
Spring is still playing games with us.  We are melting down again after the post-Easter snow we received so I'm still inside springing things up!

I made up this arrangement with silk plants I had on hand.  While in Pennsylvania I saw forsythia and daffodils blooming so I had to use some yellow for a pop of color!  I bought the forsythia branches at Hobby Lobby a while back- they are so realistic looking!

While visiting our daughter in-law's Italian family in PA they all had some espresso after dinner.  I ordered these cups one year with the dishes and silly me didn't realize I had ordered espresso cups!  I decided this would be a nice time to try them out.

Sweetener and creamer a must for the espresso!

I like the casual floral design this offers.  It mixed well with the tablecloth and the salad plates.  This is the fun part about mixing patterns!  With all the blue patterns going on I needed the white chargers to create a visual separation.

Fleur De Lis is a favorite design of mine.

Cobalt blue and floral etched stemware to compliment the centerpiece.

Chambray blue and shiny silverware make good pairings.

I layered a reticulated white plate with a metal trivet to act as a base.  I gained a little height for the centerpiece and it gave it better definition.

I kept the attached card when I bought this "jug".  It's made by Queens out of The Garden series by an English artist- Lilian Snelling 1879-1972).  They transformed some of her colorful designs into blue and white.  I found these at T.J. Maxx 6 years ago.  I have a much smaller version of it too.

Yellow is such a happy color!

Springing It Up With The Blues!

Table contents:
Paisley tablecloth by Ralph Lauren 
White Chargers from Pier 1
Dinner plate by Johnson Brothers called Devon Cottage
Salad plates and Espresso cups from Sur La Table called Fleur De Lys
Flatware called Baroque purchased through Neiman Marcus
Chambray Blue napkins from Sur La Table
Cobalt Blue Stemware from Pier 1
Etched stemware from Williams Sonoma called Vintage
Creamy white and blue Floral Jug from Queens, (Royal Horticultural Society "The Garden" series)



  1. Table, plates, jug, cup all look beautiful in blue. It is nice to see you celebrating the spring:)

  2. Hush UP with the design of those dishes!!! The fleur de lis pairs so beautifully with the floral charger!!! I’ve made the same mistake in the past: ordering what I thought were regular coffee cups that turned out to be espresso cups. Just chalk it up to over-exuberance for the style that shadows our thinking! This is a beautiful tablescape, Liz, and the punch of yellow is perfect! You did a great job on arranging the flowers! You and I both are seesawing with the weather. 80 yesterday and today, snow expected Saturday night into Sunday. Say WHAT?!!?!??!?!? It’s craziness!!! Being smack dab in the middle of the nation, we always get a little bit of Northern weather mixed with a healthy dose of Southern weather. Maybe that’s why we have so many tornadoes!!! 🌪🌪🌪

  3. Gorgeous. Such a beautiful collection of blue dishes and accessories. Stunning and inviting tablesetting.

  4. What a beautiful table! I'm a fan of blue and white, and this table hits all the buttons for me.

  5. hi Liz! Your table of blues is just gorgeous! Nothing says spring better than forsythia in my book and it's lovely paired with blue...YES, I would love a gazebo like that too!

  6. I could sit at a table of blues every day! Love your fleur-de-lis plates -- stylized lilies are perfect for spring. In fact I love everything about your table. You have quite the knack for combining patterns. Here's wishing our warm spring weather heads your way soon.

  7. You always have pretty tablesettings. Love the dishes and I am a Fleur di lis person too. The espresso cups are perfect. Italians love a good cup of it after a meal. My family always has it, me, not a fan


  8. It's all beautiful Liz. I love the flowers painted on the pitcher. Gorgeous. Another beautiful table setting.

  9. Liz, you certainly have spring at that lovely blue table! All of the pieces make me smile! That forsythia really does look real in your pretty arrangement. I love the chargers--so pretty. Hopefully spring will be in your neck of the woods soon. ♥

  10. Oh my goodness Liz...this has got to be one of my favorite tablescapes....gorgeous! The patterns and color are so very well curated for a most beautiful look! What a great find in that pitcher!!

  11. Liz,
    O MY!! Love your blue tablescape!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a kind comment on my post about my nephew and thanks for your prayers.....

  12. Liz, this table is gorgeous. I love your blue collection. So pretty and traditional. The gazebo is charming. It would look great in your yard. The pitcher is so pretty Happy anniversary you you and Dan. I am featuring your living room this Sunday.

  13. Liz, I’m a true fan of blue and white! Looks perfect!

  14. Liz, your table is so beautiful. I absolutely love those dinner plates!!! The paisley table cloth looks fabulous with your plate combinations and the pitcher puts it all over the top! Love the flower arrangement you did. I can pretend with you and see this table looking spectacular in your gazebo!!

  15. Liz, I am swooning over this blue and white table. The plate stack and the table linens are gorgeous. Psst, I have a couple of the same espresso cups, and I love the fleur de lis. The center piece that you made with all of its yellow plays perfectly against the blue and white. I love the pitcher! You would not know that spring hasn’t arrived, you have spring inside to enjoy!

  16. Morning Liz,
    What a beautiful table you have created here.....so wonderful....just love all that
    blue and white with the touch of yellow, and that would be my style gazebo if I had one too......lol
    Nice to cross paths with you again, as it has been awhile. Love your new blog and all your pics are great....


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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