Use these blue and white table setting ideas for your spring and Easter entertaining. Easy and budget-friendly ways to set a crisp and bright table. Includes information about Liberty Blue China.
Even though spring is still weeks away, it has arrived here On Sutton Place! I am so ready too. I honestly don’t mind the cold and snow that winter brings. It’s the gray skies, day after day, that really make me long for spring. I haven’t shared any spring table setting ideas for over a year, so I decided to welcome spring a bit early for our Styled & Set event. We’ve changed the format to include any spring decor ideas, not just tablescapes. If you are coming over from Edith & Evelyn, a very warm welcome to you!
If you’ve followed this blog for even a little while, you know my favorite color combination is blue and white. I’m not very particular about the shades of blue and white either. I love them all. My blues range from navy to baby blue, and I love all shades of white and ivory. It’s a classic and timeless color combination that adds a fresh touch to any decor. Today’s table settings are focused around this pretty pair of colors, but the ideas can be used in any setting or style of decor.
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Use Vintage Items
Bring in your own personal style and reflect your family history by incorporating vintage items into your table settings. Whether they are valuable family heirlooms or flea market finds, something old will add incredible interest to any table. Don’t feel like everything needs to be in pristine condition. Things with a little wear are beautiful in their own way.
Mix and Match
Even though I love things to match, I enjoy mixing things up when I set the table. I still need symmetry, but I’m getting much better at finding new combinations for linens, plates, and even flatware. Getting creative with your choices also allows you to use small sets with just a few pieces.
I know I have said this before in previous tablescape posts, but it’s so important and definitely worth repeating. Use as many layers as possible. Begin with a tablecloth or table runner, add placemats, chargers, and multiple plates. Use your napkin as a layer between plates. Anything you can do to add depth and color is a good thing.
A Unique Centerpiece
No one loves flowers more than me, but using flowers combined with another element is a way to take your table from just OK to amazing. Do your best to avoid using a plain vase with flowers! Here are just a few ideas:
- Layer multiple vessels (an odd number) filled with flowers or something natural on a tray.
- Use a large pedestal cake stand to add height.
- Incorporate something from the menu into the centerpiece. Surround a flower vessel with fruits or vegetables. Add a pretty dessert to a cake stand along with a small bunch of flowers.
Mix Refined with Rustic
Mixing styles is something our mothers weren’t comfortable with, but today’s entertaining rules are completely different. In fact, I’m not even sure there are any rules! I love to mix sparkling crystal with casual flatware. A round wicker place mat works with everyday plates just as well as it works with vintage blue and white transferware.
The little blueberry bundt cakes look so pretty and impressive…but they are simple to make. The recipe uses basic pantry ingredients and most of the prettiness is added with the garnish. Get the recipe by clicking the link below.
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Liberty Blue China
Whenever I show my Liberty Blue china in any of my photographs, it never fails that someone has a question about what it is, and how to get it. This china pattern was fired in 1976 to honor the bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is authentic Staffordshire china and was produced by the Enoch Wedgewood Company in England.
It was originally produced as a giveaway incentive for the (now closed) Benjamin Franklin Savings and Loan, located in Portland, Oregon. Towards the end of 1976, the bank’s customers were notified that they had until the end of the year to complete their sets. After that, it became a promotional item for a chain of grocery stores, mostly in the northeast section of the country. This lasted for about five years, until the china was sold out.
It’s still available, but takes a bit of looking. My set was purchased several years ago, a little at a time, on eBay. It’s also available on sites like Etsy and Replacements, Ltd. I originally purchased Liberty Blue because I fell in love with the patterns, and for vintage transferware, it was affordable. The price, not surprisingly, has gone up since I put my set together.
Blue and White Table Setting Sources:
Table runner | wicker placemats | wood pedestal plate (similar) | rug | chandelier | fabric on chairs | flatware | vases with metal trim | ironstone pitcher (similar) | napkins | hanging wood lanterns | botanical prints
Now it’s time to send you along to Yvonne’s blog, StoneGable, where she has lovely ideas and inspiration waiting for you. Before you go, I hope you take a look at all the links below. Enjoy!
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