Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blue, White, & Yellow

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.

It was a warm summer day, and some of my friends wanted to go out for lunch.  I told them that I had plenty in the refrigerator.  Today's spontaneous luncheon featured corn chowder and an assortment of sandwiches, egg salad, tuna salad, and chicken salad.
 Come on in, we're seated at the games table in the living room...

 ...and I'm happy for the opportunity to create a tablescape with my long standing favorite color, white, and yellow.

Since the menu was under control, I was able to take a few minutes to run to the grocery store...

...and pick up two bunches of yellow roses...

 ...snip...snip...pop them in my pair of Hobby Lobby compotes...combine them with a pair of Wedgwood blue and white sauce tureens and a Luneville teapot and strainer...and... centerpiece was ready.  The yellow, blue, and white tablecloth was a fortunate eBay find.

The Argent Sophia blue flatware framed the Maryland China Company Minuet charger plate...

...topped by the Coalport Athlone cobalt dinner plate, another eBay acquisition,...

...and crowned by the Meissen Blue Onion rimmed soup...

Voila!  The stack is complete.

A few more details...the open salt cellar was a gift from my friend Debbi.  It had belonged to her mother-in-love.  I've had the crystal pepper shaker  for many years.  The navy Williams-Sonoma linen hemstitch napkin is held by the Coalport Countryware napkin ring...

The AJKA Xenia cobalt wine was paired with the Godinger Sutton Place goblet; both were found on eBay.

Get ready...get set...we're on a roll.

 It might have been hot and sultry outside in the summer afternoon...

 ...but we stayed comfortable and cool at our little table for four...

We dined, visited, and laughed into the afternoon.  Had you been passing my way, I would have set another spot for you!

This week I'm joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop @ Katherine's Corner
Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. Oh my, what a great lunch you came out with! I would always rather eat at your house if it's only to sit in such a glorious table! I have the same dishes on my post today and I love how you set it with yellow, gorgeous stemware and blue flatware!
    So happy to see you my friend, I was missing you, so many great tablescapers hardly blog now. I remember when blogging was practically tablescaping mostly.
    Have a lovely weekend ahead.

  2. That's a very pretty table and you know my love for blue and white and it goes so well with yellow. Love the mix and the yellow roses!

  3. This table makes me smile...very cheery, Cherry Kay. Love blue and white against is like a sunny day on a table!
    Lovely roses, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I am a huge fan of combing blue and yellow. I love the mix of pattern, color and form on yours. Beautiful and inviting table!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. I don't always comment, but I always love your blog! Thanks for sharing. It is so beautiful and inspiring to look at!

  6. Cherry Kay, this is a delight! Your creative touches are wonderful in the centerpiece that you put together. I love the mix of patterns. It makes it so very interesting. The tablecloth is perfect as a backdrop to the dishes. I love that we have them in common!! It's great that after a break, you are back as our muse. xo.. happy fall Marlis

  7. Soup and sandwich is great for lunch every day of the year in my book! As long as I'm inside with the A/C blowing full force, soup is great! In fact, we had chicken tortilla soup for dinner tonight even though it hit 81 today!

    Those yellow roses are really beautiful! The color is so deep and rich! They look great with the blue & white decor.

    Chicken's been a while since I made some. You just planted the seed!

  8. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combos also, and you have done it up beautifully! As much as I love your plates, that tablecloth is my favorite element...lovely...

  9. It all looks and sounds wonderful! Love the blue handled flatware. Perfect with the other touches. You really do have a knack, Cherry Kay. Thanks for sharing. xoxox

  10. Oh and AAhhh! What a gorgeous table and the combo of yellow and blue is a hit. The tablecloth is to swoon over. Lucky you for finding that on ebay. You are a great friend to pull together such a lovely lunch for your pals. Great job.

  11. Oh my goodness, what a cheerful and pretty table! I adore yellow, blue and white and your tablecloth is just perfect. Gorgeous tablescape. Hope you are enjoying the beginnings of fall!
    Miss Bloomers

  12. Oh cherry, this one makes me smile!! I so love yellow and blue together. Love it!! In fact I am catering a family dinner in a couple of weeks and their colors are blue and yellow. They are using sunflowers.. I am inspired by your table!!

  13. You do know the way to a tablescaper's heart. Blue, white, and yellow. And with the yellow roses - so perfect! I wish I had found that tablecloth first, I would have bought it for sure. Lucky you!

  14. Beautiful! One of my favorite color combinations too. The wine stemware is simply my favorite. They look like blue crowns floating just above your setting. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
    Visiting via Thursday Fav.
    Much love.

  15. Very late to this party but I was wondering if you know the maker of the tablecloth. I have been searching high and low for something similar, no luck at all, the patterns have been too bold and would "fight" with the Blue Onion dishes I have. This is 4 years later, I do realize...

  16. Hello CK,

    Love, love, love the tablecloth! Blue and yellow would make anyone break out into a happy dance. Just enough zing to complement the blue/white. There is great proportion on the table. You use the smaller serving pieces as well! The blue charger with gold rim is nice 'regal' pop. Regards, Robin


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