Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Fall Tablescape with Blue Transferware and a Poem of Mine

   Recently I received a question about a Fall tablescape using blue dishes.  I put this setting together for Garden of Daisies
I hope this gives you some ideas for combining your blue dishes with oranges and traditional Fall colors! 

Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel so they are naturally complementary. 
The complement of each primary color (red, blue, or yellow) is basically the color made by mixing the other two which equals:
red complements green (blue and yellow combined)
blue complements orange (red and yellow combined)
yellow complements violet (red + blue combined)

  If you follow my blog then you probably know I love layering and using a combination of materials and textures in my tablescapes and decorating.  I chose a miniature Persian rug on the table as it had a perfect combination of colors I was wanted to work with. 

  Royal Cauldon blue Polychrome transferware plates serve as chargers having a beautiful, solid off-white embossed border.  These were placed on dark brown, woven leather placemats.

Over that I added Royal Staffordshire Tonquin, shallow blue salad bowls

and then topped it with vintage miniature soup tureens in an orange-ish sienna.  I love the little lion head handles on these!

Around the table I continued pulling in colors from the miniature rug.  Light blue Heritage footed iced tea glasses, rocks glasses and water glasses sit atop rug coasters.

Next to each setting I placed blue transferware egg cups on Heritage glass coasters filled with single mums and acorn leaves.   Orange-amber colored glass votives with tealights add a little ambiance to each setting.

My centerpiece is a melange of items including a blue transferware pitcher filled with flowers and berries of different sorts, moss topiaries set in brown and blue transferware, tall candle holds a moss topiary and the other this gorgeous pillar candle with a cutout design in a contrasting color and amber rhinestones embedded around it.  I almost forgot, my little melange also has a Ridgways Aesthetic Movement Polychrome compote with yet another little topiary and some faux chocolates.  This compote has both the blues and oranges over the brown transfer.

I'll let you all finish browsing the table....(which you can also purhase HERE)

Of Three Are We

©Nancy M Roberts 

Red, blue and yellow
Primarily are we
Colors blend to emulate
So secondarily you can see

Red meets blue makes purple
~lavender swaying in the breeze
Blue meets yellow makes green
-rooftops on our trees
Yellow meets red makes orange
~sunshine now at ease

Red, blue and yellow meet black and white
Hence each shade and hue a birth-
Every color between day and night
And we, the three, were first born
When God created earth

Blue Royal Staffordshire / Clarice Cliff Transferware Salad Plates (not yet listed online but if interested please email me for quantity and pricing) Other blue Tonquin here:  English Transferware 
 Blue Polychrome Transferware Plates by Royal Cauldon ($20 each, email me and I will list online for you)
Candles Gem Light Pillar - Zest Candles
Tealight Candles - Zest Candles
Miniature Persian Rug/Tablecloth & Coasters from Small Carpets
Heritage Blue Glassware and Coasters from Bid & Bought
Moss Topiary HERE
French Country Table with Leaf HERE

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Friday Pretties @  I Love Pretty Little Things
Common Ground
Vignette Friday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
French Country Cottage
A Stroll Thru Life