Wednesday, October 16, 2013

An Aqua and White Autumn Tablescape

Aqua is one of my favorite colors. When Kathleen called for the "white" challenge,  I knew I would be using aqua as my second color.  It was hard to come up with white only plates without any trim color . I stared wistfully at my Lenox Golden Wreath china,  and longingly at my Syracuse Gold Riviera china, then my eyes fell lovingly on my Noritake Christmas Ball china but none would do. So many whites but none without trim, except my Gibson Orchard china. The orchard china is my workhorse china.  It's the only set that I have enough of for the holidays (16+ place settings). But there it was plain and unadorned except for the embossed fruit.  I thought to myself,  go for it.  Plain but so serviceable.  Always there when it's needed. good old plain Jane Gibson.
 
 I scrounged through my tablecloths and found an aqua beauty made by Lenox. The label says American by Design (and made in China). It looks like silk but it is polyester.  I bought it marked down to $12.00 at Marshall's (or maybe Tuesday Morning) a while back. The napkins are from the VOA for 39 cents each and almost a perfect match in color to the tablecloth.
The white flatware is Argent from a Tuesday Morning sidewalk sale. The owls are pretty much all from Goodwill and garage sales.  Don't you just love white owls in the fall?  The white porcelain fruit was bought at Goodwill in Akron, Ohio two years ago when I went on my annual birthday china buying spree.












    

The aqua wine glasses and water glasses are from Marc's our local closeout store for 99 cents each.  The little aqua votive holders as well as the aqua owls came from Marc's too.



There are a lot of other thrift store finds on the table,  like the white embossed pear salad plates,  The pitcher, pretty much,  if it's white,  it's thrifted.





























 


My brother Don made this lovely stained glass window sun catcher for our mother many years ago.
Isn't it lovely?  My brother does wonderful work with stained glass.  He had made me one made of beautiful red roses.  I hang it in the dining room window during the winter.  It looks so pretty with all of the white snow in the background behind it.






























I will be linking at:

Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish Party and
Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday
The Dedicated House: Anything Blue and Pink Friday

Have a wonderful day and please come back to visit soon.  Please stay safe and stay happy.


Cuisine Kathleen: Let's Dish


Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday

The Dedicated House: Anything Blue and Pink Friday


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19 comments:

  1. You have met the challenge with the beautiful white and aqua colors. I also love owls and your lovely collection of owls in white on the table and the aqua one on the buffet are the perfect touch. My tablescape this week has white owls used for the white challenge! Your workhorse white china with the orchard embossing is wonderful for fall for it has all the fruits of harvest time. I especially enjoyed viewing the stained glass by your brother for the bird in the blue background is gorgeous! Have a happy fall week!

    Pam

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  2. Although green is my favorite color, my favorite color for tablescapes is aqua...your table is gorgeous, Candy! Your stemware is such a wonderful shade of aqua.
    Have a great week...

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  3. Very impressive! It's simple elegance.
    Sam from Creativelysams.com

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  4. Aqua and white...score! Just beautiful...love it.

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  5. This beautiful, Candy! I love the color combination and your owls, especially, the snowy ones! I was really drawn to the stained glass that you brother made. My sister makes it, too!! Your white china has such great textures on all of the pieces. I want to follow you around, when you are "thrifting"!!

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  6. Love your aqua & white table! Your dishes are beautiful! You set a fabulous table!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  7. When I saw the thumb in my blog I though "uh-oh it's agains some rule! Aqua at Autumn? uh-oh must be against some rule" ahahahah
    But I'm absolutely delighted with it and the lovely items you see to have in store. So elegant! I really love this table!!!
    Blessful!

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  8. Every thing is fabulous - I love the white with just one color. I've seen so many pretty combinations though I doubt that I have any one color that I could use to make a whole table setting of white and one color. I have lots of white though.

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  9. Candy, I am so impressed right now, you nailed this challenge. Love the combo of white and turquoise, and you added those cute fall elements that worked perfectly and made this seasonal! Love it! xo

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  10. I love white and aqua. Such a pretty combination.

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  11. Candy, I don't think I have anything aqua. I've got to find some aqua tablescaping items. This is beautiful. I love your white china, and the embossed fruit on it is perfect for this time of the year. I can't believe you even have aqua colored owls! Yep, I'm going to be on a search for aqua. You met this challenge beautifully. laurie

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  12. Wow, I love the white and aqua combo. And those owls are too stinkin cute! My house door is painted aqua (actually called Blue Spa). Thanks for following, and I followed you back.

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  13. White and aqua are simply gorgeous! You nailed the challenge perfectly. I love your owls and fruit embossed plates!!!

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  14. Oh, aqua its being my crush color for the last two years, beautiful! I love how you combined it with white. The white and blue owls and your brother's art complete the challenge ;)
    Thanks for stopping by blog and leaving such sweet comment. I'm looking forward to see your kitchen remodel, I love those!

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  15. Candy, your tablescape is so pretty! I love the aqua and white together! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Feel free to share this post or any other post at my Anything Blue and Pink party. Here's the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/anything-blue-and-pink-friday.html Have a grand weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. The aqua and white is a joy and you've done a great job making it just right for fall.

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  17. I know exactly what you mean! I had to change my plan too as the plates had a gold trim! I love the aqua and white together. You managed to take a summery combo and turn it into Fall. You did a beautiful job! Thanks for taking and fully embracing the rules!

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  18. You had me at aqua! That is my favorite color and it looks wonderful with the baby boo pumpkins! Great job! I see you even got kudos from Kathleen herself! She's a stickler! I love what you did with your side board too!
    Jenna

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  19. How beautiful! I love aqua, one of my favorite colors...Christine

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