Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blue Day.

Today we are having blue for our table settings, as I have had some 
really good thrifty finds in blue

For dinner we are having fish.  I bought these fish knives and forks
from Ebay, a couple of years ago, a set of 6 of each plus 2 sets of coffee spoons, $6.50
I know it wasn't enough to pay,
but the same thing has happened to me when I have listed on Ebay
It's the chance you take. 
The plates are only a set of 2 dinner and 2 bread and butter plates
They belonged to my DIL's mother.

I have had these blue stemmed glasses for about 40yrs
Do you remember glassware parties,(like Tupperware)?
Well I bought them at one of those.  I bought 8 at $1.60 each
I didn't have much money at the time and thought it was a fortune
Am I glad now though.

Smiley little pansies.
I love yellow with blue
The maiden hair fern is growing wild in our garden

I made these white fabric roses and attached them to a circle of cotton fabric
then slipped them over my  plain, white, china napkin rings.
I always make them removable, so I can change whenever I want a different look.

They even look nice in a silver bowl

I'm using my vintage damask table cloth, I bought last year in
the charity shop for only a few dollars.

This is the stamp on the plates

This weeks thrifty find
vintage tablecloth  only $1 and had never been used
until today for our morning tea and lunch.

For lunch we are having  a green rocket salad, picked fresh 
from our garden with lentil rissoles.

I don't fry the rissoles in lots of oil, I just spray the pan with oil

I serve them with yoghurt,cucumber dip.
I just chop up a little cucumber and sprinkle with ground garlic
Then mix it with some natural yoghurt.
This is lovely with potato mash too.

For morning tea, honey/oat biscuits and mint,ginger tea
of cause it has to be in pretty china cups.

Happy Week xx Jeanetteann

I am joining the following parties this coming week
The House in the Roses
A Delightsome Life
Faded Charm
Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage
Antiques and Teacups
My Romantic Home
Knick of time
French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home
Common Ground
 The Thrifty Groove
Delectable Home
Lily Rose Cottage
Smiling Sammy
 Ivy and Elephants
A Stroll Through Life 
My Rosewood Cottage
The Farmhouse Porch
Kathe with an E
Tea Rose Home


Rosetta said...

Trovo la tua tavola molto accogliente e riposante!Anch'io amo l'azzurro!Buona domenica!Rosetta

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a lovely table setting. I especially love your blue glasses.

Gina said...

Such lovely blues! Your dishes & stemware are so pretty!

Diann said...

Oh, so many beautiful finds on this table! I am absolutely drooling over that tablecloth! It is gorgeous and only a dollar? Oh be still my heart! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a great day!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty! Love the napkin rings. Did you change the pictures in your blog header? I think it looks extra pretty. Those roses are gorgeous!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I LOVE blue! Gorgeous! What a find with the tablecloth. Wonderful! Dressing up at Stratford is fun. When we came up from London with an 18yr old from the USA who was a pen friend of our niece in Erdington, she loved doing that! The only other things she wanted to do was visit a Shire Horse farm in the Cotswolds and Hard Rock Cafe in London!

Snap said...

Blue and white is always a favorite! Everything is lovely. Happy Tea Day!


Pretty tablescape! Looks like a yummy lunch too. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blue and white collection with us...

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful blues! Love your setting, & your vintage tablecloth makes my heart beat faster! Pam

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Johanna said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
beautiful table setting in blue and white. All items look so nice together and your food looks yummy, too. Thank you for sharing this nice tablescape.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Jeanetteann,
Your blues are lovely. Wonderful glasses! Love the tablecloth and china. Your food looks good too. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea.


Jann Olson said...

I love your thrifty blues Jenetteann. Yes, the stemware is just perfect. That tablecloth is super cute. Can't believe it was only $1. Your meal looks very tasty. I'll have to try the dip sometime. I would love it if you would link this up with my new party. Share Your Cup Thursday. Opens up later today.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Thanks for coming by for a visit Jeanettean. Love your pretty blues. I used to have a lot of blue in my home, and now it's pink!! Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Your table is lovely and love the blue and white colors. The table cloth reminds me of a vintage table cloth. I would like to know how to make your rose napkin holder. Very pretty.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely table setting. I just love all the blues and your tablecloth is the star! It is beautiful. Very vintage. Thank you for sharing,

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Coloradolady said...

Lovely table setting...I love that tablecloth! So pretty. Happy VTT!

GardenofDaisies said...

That is such a lovely tablecloth! WOW! I can't believe the price!

Melody said...

OMG Jeanetteann! What a table...What a thrifty find! That table cloth is beautiful! Everything look yummy and great.

Melody said...

OMG Jeanetteann! What a table...What a thrifty find! That table cloth is beautiful! Everything look yummy and great.

Judy Bigg said...

Good blue tablescape. I have been thinking about collecting some blues for a tablescape.

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh everything looks simply wonderful and how delightful to have an occasion where you can use so many lovely treasures!

Anonymous said...

Your table looks lovely in blue. Blue and white are always so fresh looking. God bless x

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so loving your blue table. I love blue! I can't believe your ebay bargain. I've never been that lucky.

I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY and would love to have you join in.

- The Tablescaper

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just love the look of blue and white, so classic! Your table is so romantic. Great finds, you really scored. Thanks so much for stopping by and such kind words.
Have a great week!

Maria said...

Lovely items pictured. I always loved that blue willow design. I gave my late MIL, the sugar bowl and the creamer from that set. Was thrilled when my 'ex' gave them back to me after she died.


LOVELY dishes!