Thursday, September 13, 2012

Blue & White Transferware Tablescape

                                                           Hello everyone,
                    It is another beautiful sunny day here and it was a toss up for me whether to do lunch or enjoy a book on the veranda. However,lunch it is and the setting is the Gardener's Cottage today.
One of the nice things about these sunny warm days is I can hang on to summer a little longer if I so desire.

This beautiful pitcher came from our annual 70 mile yardsale a couple of years ago and it is coming up again not this weekend but next. It has become an annual tradition for us and I always look forward to finding little treasures.

There is something about blue and white that always looks so fresh. Once again these dishes have been collected over time and here and there.

  I love this plate rack as a nice way to display some of my favorite china and the good part is how easy it is to change it every now and then.

Hope you enjoyed lunch in the 'cottage'.

Tomorrow I have more pretty blue and whites for you.

I am joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell.

Thank you for visiting if I rush I might still squeeze in a few minutes on the porch with a book before I do a photoshoot tonight with a couple of little ones.

Take care,


Anne said...

What a lovely setting.Beautiful blue transferware too!

Deb said...

This is so pretty. I am so in love with those tea-cups. Deb

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Your post are always so pretty and this one fits right in that catagory too. Blue and white is so crisp and refreshing. I love it! Oh and a 70 mile yard sale, I'm up for it. Wish I was close by.

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I've always loved blue and white. The pitcher with the posies tucked inside is so pretty!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful vignette you've set. Blue and white always wins my heart. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful dishes, Carolyn! I am going to be attending a big antique mart here this weekend and transferware will be on my list of things to look for. I am partial to the brown and white, but I love the look of all the colors of transferware.

Merlesworld said...

Very pretty I like the white dolls house.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those blue dishes are beautiful! Your posts are always so pretty--they take me to another place!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks beautiful Carolyn. The plate rack would be great to put into use for a buffet dinner.

Anonymous said...

Blue is my favorite, and paired with the crisp white it is just so pretty! Thanks

Jeannie B. said...

I just love everything about your settings. You must live in a dreamy world!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your blue and white luncheon table is beautiful Carolyn.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your table is so pretty, I too vote on hanging on to summer as long as you can. A 70 mile garage sale, WOW, I would be in heaven!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your blue is beautiful, Carolyn. Love the pitcher! The teacups look like Spode; are they? In any case, your post is lovely!


Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Beautiful blue and white. I love this combination on dishes. Love everything about your space from the dishes to the beautiful setting. Visiting from BNOTP Tablescape party. Have a wonderful day!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Beautiful table and white are always so fresh looking. Hope you had time to squeeze in a quite read. Take care, Jen.


How beautiful and magazine worth, your transferware, blue and white table is. Your space is also beautiful, serene and cozy. Hugs,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Just gorgeous.

I love blue and white, it's so fresh and looks so GOOD in that space with all the white in the background.

So pretty!!!

podso said...

So pretty! I just love all the blue.

WendyBee said...

Blue and white will always be a favorite. I used to look forward to the June issue of Victoria. I don't know if they still do a blue and white issue, I don't subscribe or follow as closely now.
The flowers are simply perfect! They neither compete nor contrast. They complement and compliment. Are they phlox? They look like it in shape, but I have never seen it that color. Love it.

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It's so gorgeous. I like it. The presentation is great. Thanks for this post. I love your blog. God bless you.

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Loraine Living said...

A lovely table setting with blue.
With the white tablecloth and chairs... a beautiful invitation!
Wish you a nice day and weekend, greetings Diana

Heirloom treasures said...

Love blue and white,so fresh. xx

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I agree, there is something very fresh about blue and white. I love all your transferware but these stand out a little extra for me.

Have a nice weekend,


Wonderfu setting!

Elena said...

Foto fantastiche!!!! OMG!!! Are you live on the island of prince edward???! is one of my biggest dreams to visit this amazing place! you are very lucky indeed!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Thank you for another lovely, dreamy escape to your magnificent home. I love every detail of everything. I look in the background of each picture and study every little bit and it is all so incredible. That pitcher is really a gem and yes, the doll house, lace on the mantle, dishes, dish rack~just everything and the way you put it together is a home run. You are so talented.
Ruthie from:

Marie Arden said...

U spy a pretty dolls house in the window! Did you make it? Have we seen it before and I missed it?
A lovely blue and white bust for the start of the day is wonderful.

Collar City Brownstone said...

I love blue and white transferware. I used to collect it but stopped. Now after seeing your photos I want to add to my collection again.

Linda said...

Carolyn...coming to your blog is a delight. It is like having a playhouse in your back yard and you invite all of your little girl friends to lunch!

When I was a girl, the neighbors had a wonderful playhouse built in their backyard. It was a girl who was my much older sister's age who had it. I never got to play in it until their son,... who was my younger brother's age, took it over and made it like a hide-out for the "guys".

But it was always my dream to have a playhouse of my own to play in. Well, throughout the years I have enjoyed "playing house" in my own beautiful homes! I like to decorate, and change furniture around, and just change it up all the time.

Here I am 62 and I am still playing house and loving it! (:>) So, now you know why I love to visit your blog! And also your beautiful gardens.

Love, Linda

lavendel mio said...

So lovely blue porcelain! Is it English Spode?
I love blue china :)
Wish you a lovely weekend, hugs Hanne

Georgianna said...

So refreshing and beautiful, Carolyn! And every time I see a treasure from your 70 mile yard sale I get jealous. :) You always find such wonderful things.

Have a lovely weekend.


Rita said...

Congratulation on your cottage being featured in the latest issue of Casa Chic.
I just bought my copy and was so pleased to see so many gorgeous photos of your beautiful home.
love your blue transferware.

Deborah said...

Its so lovely here!
You sure know how to put on a pretty table Carolyn!
I love that pitcher filled with the pretty white flowers!
Thank you for such a lovely little visit!
Weekend blessings!

Deborah xoxo

Chubby Chieque said...

What a calm and serene home.

Love your settings and it looks like in a magazine.

Your so clever and artistique.

Have a great week-end.

Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

Sarah said...

Carolyn, your garden cottage tablesetting is so lovely. Makes me wish I could spend some time at this lovely table. Thanks for sharing.......Sarah

Tess said...

I'm just beginning to purchase some blue transferware. This table is gorgeous (but then all of your posts always are!). I ADORE your teapot. What is that beautiful pattern???

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