Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blue at the Zoo

Just to update you...................
Mr. Sweetladyelaine is still working on his promoting his business and job hunting. It seems to be picking up.  We have hit a rough patch, but I am not homeless yet!
Praise God! HE is faithful!
The past few weeks have been heartbreaking for Aunt Elaine's husband, Edmond "Babe"  passed away on the 10th and eleven days later her brother, my uncle, Gene (Chip) died on the 21st unexpectedly. I must admit, reality set in. My Uncle Chip, as we called him was 66 years old. When we lived New York,  Chip, Gretchen, John & I were together most weekends.
I didn't forget you all, just have had a little set back.

Now that you are caught up.......................
The inspiration for my table today came from Russian napkin rings on loan to me by my friend, Rosie. I love when friends allow me to borrow their treasures!
Cobalt blue is the theme today!
I used my glass Pier 1 chargers with the Russian napkin ring and yellow bandannas as napkins.

 Topped them with "Gibson" white dinner plates

and my white & blue Fitz and Floyd, Allegro in glazed blue.

 My tea set was bought at a garage sale many years ago for $5.00
on Union Street in Schenectady, NY.
There are no markings on it at all. It's just chunky and old. I love it!
It sits on the top shelf of my desk where I use my computer so I can look at it everyday.

My pitcher is a fairly new find from The Thrift store here in Spring, Texas.
The blue details are beautiful!

 My little blue bird keeps his eye on the table by sitting in yellow "Sweet Olive Designs" crown bowls.

I used my milk glass pretzel compote and sat a Pier 1 yellow bowl in it filled with red roses. I use mirrors alot and this happens to be one that I bought for a wall in one of my houses that never got hung up in any house. It just sits under centerpieces as their base! LOL Simple but really gives the table the color!

A final look at the whole table!

Lately Mr. Sweetladyelaine and I have not been entertaining, so my tables are set just for you. I hope I inspire you as you do me. Can't wait to see all the pretty tables this week. I have been missing you!

I will be joining:

Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday

Blessings My Friend,
I will never leave nor forsake you. ( Hebrews 13:5)


  1. Elaine, your table is gorgeous...any time I see cobalt and bright yellow I start smiling. I remember you using the F&F plates before, I think I like them better this time around...they are perfect with this setting.
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

  2. Elaine, glad to hear that things seem to be picking up for you. Hope all continues to get better. One of the items in this tablescape that really caught my eye was the white pitcher with the blue accents. Don't you just love thrift store finds?

  3. Beautiful tablescape. Blue and yellow together, what could be more perfect. I love all the details, the bowls stacked with the bird, to the lovely centerpiece. So sorry for your loss.

  4. such pretty table i have yellow blue napkin rings in the shape of tea pots i have been dying to use cant wait your table inspired me susie,

  5. Elaine, I do love a white and blue table setting. The clear cobalt blue charger combines beautifully with the white & blue F&F salad plates. I love the borrowed napkin rings especially with the yellow napkins and the pretty striped placemats. Your chunky blue and white tea set is perfect for this charming tablescape.

    You have my most sincere sympathy on the passing of your loved ones.