Blue and white is a perennially fresh combination. Adding in a touch of yellow makes it even better.
I have only the salad plates in this pattern, Blue Chintz by Spode. Several years ago, Replacements had a four lonely plates, and I purchased them, contrary to my usual “rule” about buying eight or more. I figured I would be able to pick some more up at some point in the future, and that proved to be the case. A seller on e-Bay had another two, and then over time, another two.
In designing this tablescape, I started with a white damask tablecloth to give a clean, white palette, then layered blue placemats, Baronesse White dinner plates by Tirschenreuth and topped the place settings with yellow Depression glass champagne cups in La Fleure Yellow by Tiffin Franciscan.
I played around with how much of the yellow glassware to use – I have the juice glasses (which I use as water glasses), and the water glasses, (which I use as wine glasses).
Portions were much smaller in the Depression. What passed as a wine glass then wouldn’t wet the whistle of a cat, today.
The tulips had opened nicely, and some baby moon daffodils added a touch of the vibrant yellow in the plates.
I added in some ceramic place card holders I picked up many years ago in an antique store. Each one is unique, and they’re all white and yellow. A very feminine touch, I think.
I love the shape of the tea, coffee, milk and sugar in the Baronesse White set. The handles are very delicate and the overall shape is extremely pleasing.
Mother’s Day is approaching, and this would be a good table for a ladies’ lunch in honour of Mom, don’t you think?
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.