Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tablescape Thursday - Orange blossom inspiration

It's time to tablescape again!




This week I drew my inspiration from my Lang 2010 kitchen calendar. They have such wonderful pictures I have a hard time throwing them away. This was the picture for January 2010 that inspired me for this week's table.


Welcome to my "orange blossom" table.


Here's your place!


This blue and white bowl and stand was given to me by my parents almost 20 years ago. When I saw the picture, I knew I had a similar blue and white bowl and so I started "shopping" around the house.


Tabletop overview.



Orange bowl overview.


Blue glasses were found a couple of years ago when I was finding all sorts of colored stemware at thrift stores, antique shops and Goodwill. I think this pattern is called "Jamestown".


The mercury glass votives came from Target Christmas 2009 and since I couldn't find any orange for my table through linens or china -- I just curled some orange ribbon around.


The napkins are the only things that are new (other than the fresh oranges). They came from Marshall's $7.99 for four.



My "Style Sister" napkin rings were the perfect compliment.



Layering of dishes and flatware.



Shell patterned everyday flatware.


These blue and white dishes were found last Spring at Marshall's -- do you believe that these are my only blue and white dishes?


Love Johnson Brothers transferware.


White Gibson Clairmont dinner plates.


Antique Irish linen placemats.


So how do you think I did with my inspiration picture?


Time to light the tealights....


....and say goodnight from the "Orange Blossom" table.




This is week # 3 with my paperwhites. I've got some more tiny growth from three more of the bulbs.

Be sure to visit Susan of "Between Naps On the Porch" this week for tables that will welcome you and inspire you!

See ya!

49 comments:

  1. Those photos just look so lovely. Google reader ate my blog list so I just found out how to recover my followers.

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  2. Hi Martha! Oh, how pretty. Love those oranges in your bowl with the flowers! The blue dishes are so pretty! You're good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Martha, you have done it again! I just love this combination of colours! You are so very talented! xxoo

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  4. Hi, Martha. You did a lovey job from the calendar idea to your tablescape! Love the blue and orange. I especially love the ribbon. (I LOVE ribbons and bows!) Those glasses look so pretty also in the blue color. Great job!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  5. Morning Martha,
    I love your table, so pretty, and what a delightful idea! Great idea for inspiration,
    and you made it look so lovely.
    Liked the orange ribbon twining thru your vignette and Great color combo too.
    I especially like it since I am from Florida and used to oranges and orange blossoms.


    When I was a lil girl I remember buying some orange blossom perfume for a friend as a souvenir and my dad saying are you sure you want to send her that..........I had no idea it smelled horrible!! Guess he didn't have the heart to tell me.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday and for all your thoughtful and sweet wishes for us, that was precious! Thank you!
    Blessings sweet friend, Nellie

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  6. Love it! My friend Carolyn collects the blue and white stuff...so I sent her a link to you. You do such wonderful tables.

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  7. Oh, this is gorgeous, Martha! What a fun inspiration piece -- and you carried it out beautifully! I've been wanting to do something "citrus-y" and I found this table really appealing. Just that little bit of orange really makes the blue and white wonderful!

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  8. Your paperwhites are sure coming along. I forgot to plant any this year. Love the table. Blue and white is my all-time favorite for plates. Very traditional and classy!

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  9. I just adore how you used the complimentary colors of orange and blue. It sure made for yet another beautiful table setting. The oranges just give it the perfect 'freshness' sweetie! :o)

    God bless ya and have a beautiful winter's day!!! Or..as I call it, another day closer to spring! Heeehehehe!!!!

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  10. Very pretty. I really like your centerpiece. Fruit is always such a nice touch!

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  11. That's pretty! I love the blue and white with the orange, very creative!

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  12. Great job with the inspiration piece! I love the orange with the blue and white, so pretty!

    Katherine

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  13. Your table is perfect in every detail. I love how you added the blossoms to the center bowl, which is sooooo pretty. I would give you an A++ for copying the feel of the beautiful calendar to the nth degree. I love the dishes and the blue glasses. Stunningly beautiful.

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  14. You did a great job! So pretty with the touch of orange. Very refreshing, and of course I love the Irish linen!

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  15. This is one of my favorites so far this week. It's so different with the blue and orange. I really, really, love your centerpiece inspired by the calendar picture.

    And paperwhites happen to be a favorite of mine. They say you either love the smell or hate it. I love it.

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  16. Perfect! Just like the photo, only better!

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  17. Martha -- what a fun table to sit at -- so bright and fresh. I love how you were inspired by the calendar and then went out and recreated it. I do love those blue and white Johnson Brother plates. Joni

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  18. Love this color combination ... the orange bowl is striking. Thanksfor sharing.

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  19. Just lovely my Dear friend..WOW!! I could almost smell the bloosoms...love the blue/white and I have that same bowl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  20. Hi Martha, I believe you nailed it!! Such beautiful things, and the ribbon was such a clever idea. I love using fruit in centerpieces. Lovely and inviting!

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  21. So beautiful Martha!I knew it would be wonderful after seeing your inspiration! Every detail is perfect! Thanks for stopping by my tablescape and for the lovely comment!

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  22. So beautiful and so fresh. I'm not an orange fan, but it looks lovely weaving it's way through your lovely tablescape. Orange and blue -opposites on the color wheel - oh, so appealing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. I love your Orange Blossom tablescape. You did very well with your inspiration pic! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. OH, Martha! This is one of my favorite tablescapes you've ever done. It is STUNNING. I adore it. Where do I start? The centerpiece...bowl and oranges... WOW! And the plates and the napkins and the whole thing! It just works beautifully. Great job!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  25. Morning girl..love the beautiful tablescape! Most people use blue and yellow or just blue and white...but the orange with the blue and white is just genius...I so love that!!!!!! great post girl! Picket

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  26. I love Lang Calendars too, I've framed a few prints off the calendars over the years. Your interpretation of the calendar print is perfect. I've never mixed orange with the blue but it sure does work. Thanks for sharing and expanding my "blue" tablescape world.

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  27. Love, love, love your table! You nailed the theme! I am drawn to this color combination of blue, white and orange. And the table is restrained enough for my taste. You did a fantastic job!

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  28. Hi Martha! You know I love your blue and white tablescape...and your centerpiece! Perfect! great idea to use an inspiration pic! I hope you are having a great week!....hugs...Debbie

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  29. Absolutly gorgeous! I love the orange and blue color scheme. The orange ribbon is a nice touch!

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  30. Hi Martha!
    Oh I love the orange and the blue! Perfect "fresh" table! Your centerpiece bowl is goreous! I can't believe you only have these blue and white dishes! Girl if you lived closer, I would have you come over and "shop' my blue and white dishes. I swear I could set up a little "blue and white dish store"! LOL Have a great day Martha!

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  31. Martha I agree with Mr. Magpie...this is your best tablescape it is gorgeous!! I love decorating with bowls of oranges and they look lovely paired with your blue and white china.
    xx
    Bunny

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  32. I'm agreeing with everyone...this is just beautiful! The centerpiece is just gorgeous. I do love orange with the blue and white. Very elegant

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  33. Bravo, Martha! Bravo!!! You hit the nail right on the head!!! Gorgeous color combination and very pretty setting all 'round! Glad to see your paperwhites are coming along fine, too! Thanks for stopping by my place a couple of days ago. I've been s-l-o-w this week. Lots of pretty posts, and I'm just taking my time browsing through them all! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

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  34. Beautiful table, Martha...blue and orange are so striking together.

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  35. What a great way to show off your blue and white. That orange really looks nice. Well done!

    Pat

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  36. Hi, Martha,
    You did a GREAT job creating your table from the calendar pic. I missed this Lang calendar.
    I waited too late to buy my calendar I think.
    I know what you mean about hating to throw away
    the pictures. :)
    D

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  37. Love this Martha! Truly I do. I think you are so creative to come up with a tablescape from a calendar. :) Your bowl is BEAUTIFUL! The blue and orange are so pretty together. You just did such a nice job with this table.

    Donna

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  38. What a perfect interpretation of the calendar picture!! And your table is beautiful. I don't have much in the way of blue either, but you have done a fabulous job in using those beautiful dishes. Love the irish linen

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  39. Oh! You did beautifully - you complemented your inspiration wonderfully! Love the combination of blue and orange - so cheerful!
    Kathy

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  40. Martha-

    Love the JB transferware with the white! The centerpiece is very pretty and different. Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

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  41. What a gorgeous interpretation of your inspiration picture! This is exactly the kind of thing that I love to do. I've had a thought to do a tablescape with miniature orange trees...if I can ever find them at the right time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  42. This is so pretty. I love the oranges with the blue dishes...a combo that I wouldn't have though of!

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  43. Martha~

    Wow, I love this table1 You did a great job with your inspiration piece. I love your blue and white plates and your centerpiece bowl reminded me that I have a blue and white bowl I could be using!

    Sheila

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    Please visit the link...I have something for you!

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  45. Martha, I brought the cupcakes over, but maybe I should change out the lemon on top for an orange slice... you think? I still adore every photo of this tablescape. I want to try something similar. Just adore it!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  46. 'Just poppin' in to wish you a great week!!

    God bless ya :o)

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  47. Martha, I think your table is absolutely beautiful! Orange and blue work so well together, and you have copied the inspiration picture so well! I love ribbon and yours completes the table! Just gorgeous! Linda
    p.s. I thought I was following you before, but google tells me no, so I just signed up to follow again. I have been having this problem lately--google seems to have dropped my icon from the following widget on many of my favorite blogs!!!

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  48. I love this! Yours is prettier than the inspiration photo. This is a combination that I wouldn't have thought of and I love it! The ribbon is a perfect touch.

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