Jun 20, 2012

Blue...

Well,
 Hello to summer...


I HAD great intentions
of building a blue tablescape,
in tribute...

while garage saleing this spring,
a few pretty blues
have found their way into my hands...


still pink
has it's hold on me,
and has dominated the table....



a pair of soft sky blue
 Fire King salad plates...



cutwork napkins,
edged in the same soft soothing blue...


a Limoges serving dish
that has sat on a shelf (dusty,  very dusty)
waiting for it's day in the sun...


a menagerie of mix matched silver
all around the table...

all garage sale finds...


a new tablecloth,
dripping in flowers...


Lemons...


just say summer...


a grouping of rose bouquets
in small simple creamers,  and tea pots
rambles down the table...



each small bouquet,
ready for relocation...

to a nightstand,
or sink side...



Happy Summer!

Tonight I am joining...

Thanks for stopping by today...

34 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, Bella. Happy summer to YOU, too. We have such similar taste. I'd put everything I saw in your post in my house and I'd LOVE it. Take care. Susan

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Summer to you too Bella,
Your soft colors today will keep us cool. That is such a beautiful tablecloth.
Have a wonderful week,
hugs,
Donna

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Happy Summer! Love all of your beautiful flowers!

~Shanon

Entertaining Women said...

Your tablescape speaks beautifully of the soft days of early summer....so many gorgeous elements. Love the Fire Kind blue plates...just dreamy. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well so many sweet things on your table! Lovely blue Limoges bowl. That tablecloth is so so so darling! Happy Summer! Finally. We had a hundred degrees today, and honestly it was not too hot. xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--pink has a hold on me too. Your table looks so sweet and that lemon water has made me thristy!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, What beautiful pictures as always. I love your table setting it's gorgeous.
Wishing you a happy summer!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Mystica said...

I just love the combination of soft pinks, blues, lemons and whites. That tablecloth is to die for.

Mystica said...

I just love the combination of soft pinks, blues, lemons and whites. That tablecloth is to die for.

Mystica said...

I just love the combination of soft pinks, blues, lemons and whites. That tablecloth is to die for.

Lavender Cottage said...

Happy Summer Bella. I can't get over the fantastic finds you gals in the US come home with from thrifting and garage sales. From the few I've been to, there's nothing but junk on display. My conclusion is that we don't have the history of accumulated shiny silverware, fine china and lacy tablecloths. Most of the pioneers probably didn't have any finery and I know in our area, much of the lovely wooden antique furniture was burned to keep warm in the winter.
Anything I pick up is from an antique store and costs a pretty penny so I'll have to enjoy your found treasures.
Judith

chateau chic said...

Soft pinks and blues - so lovely together. Your roses look so pretty in the little white pitchers. Soothing inspiration on a very hot day.
Mary Alice

Debbie said...

Your photos are amazing, Bella!
I take my time with each image so I can soak in all the detail...like the tiny flowers of the serving dish..beautiful!
Enjoy your day.
xxoo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Summer, Bella! Your images are so beautiful and soft. I agree with Judith, you girls in the states have so many lovely things at the shops and garage sales. Here on our little Island, there is little to choose from; mostly junk! So, like Judith, I will enjoy peeking at yours. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rainbow Gatherer said...

lovely decor . pls check out my latest post it' very similar to this style =)

Style Sisters said...

So feminine and pretty! I love the tablecloth! Come linkup to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas!
karin

Melanie said...

Enjoyed my first visit very much! Lovely pictures!!! Visiting from A Delightsome Life.

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, I just re-discovered your blog and I am so glad I did. You are writing a truly lovely one! I am sure I will be back to visit you soon again to see what you are up to :-).
Christina

Buffi Neal said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Perfect for summer!
New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

janice15 said...

I love the new table cloth dripping with flowers....It's beautiful...wishing you a most lovely day with love Janice

Janneke said...

What a lovely soft colours you used for this post. Beautiful!!!!
Janneke

Gayle said...

Oh I am in love with the lavender rose. Simply perfectly lovely! Happy, wonderful summer blogging neighbor! ;)

Rose L said...

You sure set a pretty table. It would make any guest feel special!

Thuis Thuis said...

such a faboulus blog.
I enjoy reading and see your photo's of all those beautiful roses and linen.
Love follow you.
Enjoy your weekend.
Love, Annette

Beverly said...

It is all so beautiful. Everything looks so soft and charming. And, you know I love all of the pinks.♥

Karen said...

What a lovely table you set! Your roses are sigh inducing and the little touches of blue are just right. Your linens are just so sweet. We are having a late start to Summer, aren't we? Your post keeps hope alive that maybe Summer is just around the corner for us. xx

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Bella
woow.......just Love this post :)
YES now I have a lot of roses to....
HAPPY MIDSUMMER
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Heaven's Walk said...

Mmmmmmm! Loving your combination of pink and blue, Bella! I've been doing the exact same thing! lol! Your style is so sweet and dreamy. ♥

xoxo laurie

BlueShell said...

So delicate...amazing photos
BShell

Cindy said...

Ahhhhhh... the limoge serving dish is so precious, what a wonderful shape and those delicate faded blue flowers are gorgeous. Of course, i'm like you, i would end up with pink everywhere even when trying to play with another color. Your faded blues and pink play well together though, that's for sure. I love the little single petaled rose too, how sweet.

Cindy

Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Bella! Your tablecloth is soooo darling! What a treasure! If that tablecloth was at a yard sale here.... it would be in many pieces from women trying to buy it! I love your pretty pictures. Denise

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Such a pretty and sweet post Bella! I love flowers in little creamers and pots. Happy summer to you!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bella,
You have such a charming blog - love the pink and blue color combination -especially the new tablecloth. Yes, lemons do say summer!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Haworth said...

Your table is lovely, Bella. I love the way you've displayed the roses. I enjoy making tiny bouquets to tuck in small places here and there areoung the cottage, or making up little nosegays to bring to my neighbors.