Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Same Thing Only Different!!

Same tablecloth. Remember Bob likes it and I try to get lots of use before laundering.
Since yellow and blue are my very favorite colors. 
They are in every nook and cranny of my house. 
So it's not too hard to find something different but in the same colors.

Hope you like my changes, so let's get started!
This cobalt blue charger from Horchow's really is cobalt blue!
My everyday, workhorse, dishes. From Kmart or Walmart several years ago.
I am sure they weren't costly enough to have a name. Never once had a chip.
I complain about our GW but I did get four of the cobalt trimmed soup/salads for $2.00.

I am adding last week's Blue Danube's "Blue Onion" B&B plate to hold the dessert dish.
Cobalt blue dessert in my collection for many years.
Everyday flatware. Stainless by Reed & Barton, don't know the pattern.
Partially hidden ice cream spoon, silverplate ~S & H Green Stamps, long ago. 
Napkins are dishtowels purchased from roadside vendor, with donkey cart.
There was one towel for each day of the week I chose these because they matched.
 Remember my post about the cows in the Azores?
You can read about them Here
I moved the ice cream spoon and added additional cobalt stems.
In the background you can see I am using additional "Blue Onion" pieces.
Awesome gravy boat. Hmm, that holds some kinda gravy.
Gravy ladle, Wallace "Waltz of Spring". You may have seen it Here
Dainty relish dish/bonbon dish.
"Blue Onion" casserole and yellow Fiesta pitcher.

Let's check out the flowers and candles!
The slot machine in the background is going to Nashville, Tn. in a couple of days.
It will find a home in my Daughter's rec room.
 I wonder if it is legal to transport this thing across state lines? Shhh!
All the flowers are from my garden.  Endless Summer, Limelight and Nikko Hydrangeas. Pink Coneflower
and Liatris. The garden is looking poorly just now. It is so hot and dry.
Cobalt vase a gift many years ago. 
I just love this little candle tree. It came from an import store years ago.

Now a bit of candlelite. 
It is still day but I was impatient.

The votive hold is actually a Master Salt Cellar.
The Candle Tree has another tier but is too tall for today's use.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can use some of the same elements, add a few different things and come up with an entire new look.
I am joining the following parties:

Whassup Wednesday-Elements Interiors
Tablescape Thursday-BNOTP
Vintage Thingie Thursday-Coloradolady
Show and Tell Friday-My Romantic Home
Thrifty Things Friday-The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday-At The Picket Fence
Farmgirl Friday-Dandelion House
Show and Tell Saturday-Be Different Act Normal
Saturday Centus-Jenny Matlack

Please link back to these parties for more summer fun!

Don't forget to leave a comment, I like to know you visited!


deborah said...

I love anything Blue! Your tablescape is so pretty! I also really like the towel with the cow. The flower arrangement is pretty too!


Oh Ginger, your table is gorgeous! I adore the blue onion pattern and with yellow, better!, like you, I also love this combo...I'm in love with that awesome, gravy boat, it's sooo pretty, what a great design! Tbcloth it's nice too and all your plate layers. I really enjoyed looking at these, thanks for sharing. Hope you can visit Victoria's b'day party. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Shoumi said...

Wooh ... so lovely@@@@
i always like Blue colour ... now planning to do somethng for bed room in blue colour @@@

I am your new follower ... Just spare few minutes to visit my blog and Say a Hello!!

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great Ginger, love your yellow dishes! The candle tree is fun too-Happy Summer:@)

Debbie said...

You're so right that the beautiful table cloth looks different this week with the new look. I like it just as much as last week's table, too. I'm clicking now to read about the cows in the Azores.

Brandi said...

Ginger, your table cloth is gorgeous! such a beautiful tablescape. love your blue and yellow dishes! The flower arrangement from your garden is pretty too, glad they've survived in this Georgia heat.

DittoDecorating said...


NanaDiana said...

Ginger- It looks absolutely beautiful...still using SweetBob's favorite tablecloth, I see! It is even more beautiful with the candles lit! Now...what's on the menu to serve on those beautiful dishes? oh...and I love the towels you bought off the donkey man! xo Diana

Denise said...

Hi Ginger,

Love your wonderful table! Your tablecloth is so pretty. My husband's grandmother has a large collection of the Blue Danube, and I really love it. It's gorgeous and very well-made china. You have set a really pretty table; I like your candle tree and your hydrangeas. I don't have any in my yard at the moment (sigh) but one of these days, I'll get one planted. Thanks for sharing!


Denise at Forest Manor

Miss Char said...

OK, you had me with the blue and white but then thrown in the hydrangeas and I'm a goner. Your table is beautiful Ginger.

rebecca said...

i love the blue and yellow together. and the candles! so pretty. :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

The tablecloth with the plates you have works very nice. Personally I would not use the onion blue together with it; a bit too loud. But hey, I'm not born here so the European culture is strongly embedded within me...
Too bad that the cobalt blue does not show on those photos. Guess in reality it must be gorgeous!

Lots of love,


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger, I love your Summer table and the colors are fabulous. The tablecloth, dishes, napkins..everything is beautiful!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love your tablescape Ginger.

The napkins are so different and very pretty.


Coloradolady said...

Your table is so pretty and fresh!! I love the colors and the vintage touches. Happy VTT!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Ms Granny

I love that blue onion pattern dishes. I use to have the entire set and sold it !!1 What was I thinking? I think I was thinking I had to many complete sets of dishes (5)

The silver cleaning method I posted on my blog is easier to me because you put the baking soda & alumium foil in a deep pan and let the tarish come off. I did have to rub a little while whipping off the excess solution. I rinsed it with warm water before dying.
I liked it better than our old way with creames


Babs said...

The blue and yellow combination is always a winner in my book. I also love your votive holder. So pretty.

Pattie said...

I was going to say Hello Granny but I found you name So hello Ginger nice to meet you I am your newest follower Love your table setting I wish we had vendors like that in Indiana . hope your having fun with the blog party and look forward to seeing and reading your blog..have a good weekend ..


Gail said...

Love blue/white, and add yellow for pure joy. Your lovely flowers and candle holder add both beauty and height to the tablescape. All nice.

tammylovesdishes said...

I love your blue, white and yellow tablescape. Just lovely! I'm a huge fan of blue and white and the Blue Onion pattern so this 'scape just sings to me.

CAS said...

Oh my goodness, Ginger, where do I begin? It looks so very, very lovely. The tablecloth is wonderful, as are those adorable towels turned napkins. Blue, white and yellow are also one of my all-time favorite color combos. I don't use it too often because The Man isn't crazy about it & he is so generous & sweet about giving me full-rein on most things that I just have to give him this one. I do try to wear that color combo as often as possible (he actually likes that, go figure). The candle tree is priceless -- so many ways to use that. You did very well, lady, & you can do that switch-a-roo any old time. So much fun to see!

Katherines Corner said...

Another beautiful setting. You are so creative. Love that gravy boat my friend.Thinking of you and leaving ♥ on your wonderful blog. Have a happy weekend!

laxsupermom said...

What a gorgeous table! I love blue and yellow together, and you've combined them beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

Honey at 2805 said...

You have such a beautiful table. It is gorgeous and really love the blue and yellow together. From your friend who has the least about of dishes in blogland. Seriously. ;)

xinex said...

Your table is beautiful, Ginger. The cobalt blue glasses are so pretty and so are the blue and white plates, actually everything is pretty! I love the tablecloth too....Christine

Jilly said...

It is very beautiful arrangement of each and every stuffs. Your arrangement of dishes are awesome and impressive work.
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Karen said...

It is a beautiful table Ginger, blue and yellow are always beautiful together.The tea towels are so cute and look perfect with your beautiful dishes. I love it that the vendor had a donkey cart.

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Ginger, So many beautiful things on this table, I don't know where to begin... your everyday dishes are great, and look so wonderful with the blue onion and cobalt. And your blue glasses are gorgeous. Your flowers and that adorable candle tree add so much, this is a lovely table!! And how cute are those napkin towels from the donkey guy! Love it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love blue and yellow, it is so crisp! Now, don't get busted with the slot machine, if you do write us from jail.

I agree with you on what happened to Caleyee, Mom overdosed her.


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
You know I love yellow and blue in a Tablescape sweet lady. I always mix my dishes with others! I love your Tablescape so Beautiful XXOO

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hello Ginger, what a bright and summery tablescape..........U and Diane are really rockin the tablescapes............LOL! So glad u stopped by, and thanks for following, hope to see more of u in the future. I will stop by from time to time......I really appriciate ur lovely words...........Bonnie

Jo said...

Blogger is messing with us again.Blogger misplaced me and showed that I was not a follower, so I just followed AGAIN #300.If I'm following twice just delete one. I can't have blogger messing with our following one another, your my favorite Savannah Granny!
Glad you're enjoying the cookbook and our chubby friend.
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Diann said...

Oh Ginger! this table is so beautful! And let me say, I am totally jealous of all your accessories pieces of the Blue Onion design! I have plates and saucers and that is it of this beautiful classic pattern. Thank you so much for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Ginger ... very lovely one ... and how smartly you set up a table with blue with a touch of yellow just lovely and your table cloth looks so synchronized with all the accessories .... And your candle tree ... what a beautiful thing it is... Hope you don't mind if I steel idea of it hmmm? ( permission required) that's great...
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LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities, especially the fathers Day tribute, which was poignant for me.

Jilly said...

I am totally jealous of all your accessories pieces of the Blue Onion design, I have plates and saucers and that is it of this beautiful classic pattern. Your collection is awesome.
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