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Blue and Brown Floral Transferware Tablescape

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I’ve been playing around this week with some lovely plates I just got in.   I’m excited because I’ve not had this pattern in stock before. It's called Tapestry by Ridgway.  They are a brown floral toile and I’ve mixed them with some blue floral plates by Myott to create this blue and brown tablescape.

I set up in our tv/game room/teenagers hang out upstairs because it is decorated in blues and browns. Whoo-wee, didn’t realize I’d have to clean so much for this post…thanks kids! I moved a table in front of the sofa and put two arm chairs at each side leaving the front open for pics of course!

I used four blue, gold embroidered organza napkins that I placed at an angle so they would hang over the edge of a table, one at each setting, which makes it appear to be a tablecloth underneath.  I've said it before...I like using things I've already got so, seeing as I didn't have a blue tablecloth...some old napkins sufficed.

I then used round pleather (fake leather) placemats at each setting.  I love the texture of these and use them all the time!  Using various textures, patterns and colors gives depth to any design...including tablescapes!

Next, I used the 10" blue Myott Finlandia plates and topped each with one of the brown Ridgway Tapestry plates.

These blue Myott plates are available for purchase  HERE 

and the brown Ridgway plates are available for purchase HERE

I bought these brown napkins at Walmart for $1 a piece and used blue and brown transferware napkin rings by Royal Staffordshire around each one.

My Mother in law gave me the blue Fostoria stemware some years ago, but I just got these brown tumblers at Walmart for only .77 a piece!  Better deal than the dollar store!

Since I decided to use only floral patterns here, I chose an antique wash pitcher filled with blue hydrangeas for the centerpiece.  I just love this piece.  I have the bowl that matches as well.

Gotta have a little blingage at the table so I added these inexpensive tea light holders with crystalique (plastic) drops and beadwork.  I've had these for years.  They really are pretty and add a nice ambiance to the setting.  I love eating by candle light.

I hope you've enjoyed my tablescape and will post a comment to let me know what you think...then click on over to Tablescape Thursday for more lovely table settings.

A Poem for your Thoughts:

Who among us has never been struck, upon entering a room for the first time, by its particular atmosphere, the undefinable perfume given off by it?  Doesn't this effluvia of sensation seem to carry with it the memory of actions, silences, and emotions to which the room has been witness?  Why wouldn't its walls have recorded and stored away all the emotional vibrations given off by its successive occupants and visitors?  Both metaphor and psychic catalyst, a room always seems to reveal to us a specific psychological and spiritual universe. 
-Robert Polidori


  1. Nancy, your blue and brown combination goes so nicely...lovely table. I like that you used napkins for the tablecloth, sure looks like one in the photo! The blue hydrangeas are perfect with this table.

  2. Nancy, What a lovely table. I have a few brown transferware plates and I never thought about mixing them with my blue transferware. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love the color brown with just about anything! Your tablescape is stunning. Sorry you had to do sooo much housework before tablescaping. :( Yes, that is a picture of our home. Been here almost 10 years...been in the same town all of my about 2 miles from my homeplace. We have had more snow this year than in a long time. Missed 3 full days, 1 half day,one 2 hr late start of school this winter because of the snow....we do not know what to do when the white stuff starts falling down here. :) Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Nancy, I love this combo! I love that blue and white is so versatile. Gorgeous!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Nancy, your brown and white table is lovely. The colors look wonderful together. I am a big fan of transferware. The two patterns together are so very interesting. Your napkin rings are beautiful, my favorite! I think it is wonderful if you can mix expensive and thrifty elements and have a beautiful overall effect. So lovely and so perfectly done!!!!

  6. That is lovely! I love that color combination...Your transfer ware is so pretty!
    You did a great job!

  7. Nancy,
    This is just gorgeous! I love the colors and your dishes. Your home is just lovely too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog. I had to return the favor. Your table is so elegant! The transferware in tow colors is lovely and I do like all your bling. Thank you for showing such a lovely table.

  9. What a beautiful mix of colors and patterns, Nancy. I love your placemats too. Gorgeous table!..Christine

  10. Love the brown and the Finlandia pattern, but I'm drooling over the Fostoria!! Gorgeous!

  11. I really like this color combination! You must have so much fun playing with all the dishes you have access to!

    Great job!


  12. Nancy:

    I love the blue and brown together. I did a tablescape for a fall house tour this past fall, with blue transferware and brown drip as I wasn't fortunate enough to have any brown transferware. Just a lovely tablescape.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. I love this!!! Blue transferware is my fave and it looks even better paired with the brown! Everything, even the pillows on the sofa, match the table perfectly and it looks so cosy and fun!

  14. I not only get a feast for the eyes from reading your post, but I also learn something new every week. THANKS!

  15. What a pretty table! Love that you did your tablescape in the kids play area. All the dishes are so pretty

  16. I am in love with that antique wash pitcher filled with blue hydrangeas for the centerpiece! Just Heavenly!

  17. Nancy, you're causing me to have a serious case of dish envy here. I took at peek around your blog and may I say you have a dream dining room.
    I'm your newest follower so now I wont miss your next display..
    thanks so much for stopping by to visit me so I could find You..
    ~ Sonny ~

  18. I've loved brown and blues together for several years now...I especially LOVE your brown transferware, I'm a brown girl :-) Your room is so cozy, I love the table pulled up to to the sofa and all the cushy pillows.

  19. Wow! I am blown away by this combination, not only of colors but TEXTURES. I am going to borrow your idea of using leather placemats (where do I find those?). I do not usually like place mats but I DO love those, especially layered over fabric ones! My business is custom home furnishings, so I always have fabric remnants left over to offer to make a pillow or something for my client with - now I might suggest placemats! I have brown leather furniture in my family room similar to yours but I chose to accent in spring greens. I may make one square table cloth for my tall round endtable and place one of those leather placemats on the center of that, then place my lamp on top of that. You've got my wheels spinning! Thank you for inspiring me this morning! :) Michelle Jamieson/ Michelle Jamieson Interiors/ Boxford, MA

  20. I just love browns and blues! Your Ridgway plates are simply beautiful! Love the setting and tablescape... Dee Dee

  21. Great tablescape! Yes, our glasses do match. I love brown and blue and I have planned a brown and blue tablescape to come up soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. I love the tablescaping! And I saw you were from Tulsa...I love that city...I almost moved there...:( I had picked out the house and all...It was not meant to be...But such a lovely city...and so friendly...Like TX...I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! If you get a chance, stop in and say Hello! Meme

  23. ~WOW! Nancy the tablescape and your entire home are both just gorgeous! What a beautiful and elegant presentation. ~Stunning job!

    Your blog is so pretty as well.
    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  24. I am inlove with your tablescape. How awesome that you set it up on the coffee table like that. I love it!

  25. the blue & brown is really beautiful...& i love the cushions on the couch!!! lovely thoughts

  26. Very pretty! The blue and brown look great together.

  27. Brown and blue are one of my favorite color combinations.

    NIcely done!

  28. Hi,
    Such a pretty table. I love the combo of blues and browns. I love that you use what you have, which really showcases your creativity. Love the bling too.

  29. PS - my daughter lives in OK and I always fly into Tulsa when I visit her.

  30. Lovely table. So cozy to sit with you. Romantic and so magical...

    Love love love...

  31. Hi Nancy...thanks for stopping in. I love brown and blue together,. My bedroom in my first home was those colors and your table reminded me of it.. Beautiful!

  32. Very pretty, and creative. Love the napkin idea. Really love the colors.

  33. Your blue and brown tablescape is lovely and those embroidered napkins are really beautiful!

    I also love the gorgeous soup tureen in your latest post and I'll have to try your wonderful recipe!

    Kat :)

  34. Brown and blue is one of my fav color combos and it looks so beautiful with your transferware dishes. What a striking and comfortable table.

  35. What a pretty combination! I can see I need to go click on your Etsy - or maybe I don't NEED to. I have so much china but I do love it. Great idea to put the napkins under each place setting. laurie

  36. Wonderful job with your blue and brown table! It's one of my very favorite color combinations. You also incorporated great shapes and appealing textures. You mixed and matched patterns very effectively, and the flowers were the ideal finishing touch.

    Have a great weekend!

  37. Oh Nancy, your table is delightful. Of course the china is wonderful, but I could not take my eyes off of the blue hydrangeas. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  38. So pretty! You did a wonderful job.

  39. I didn't realize those were napkins till you mentioned it, had go back & take a double look LOL beautiful combanation of blues & browns

  40. I didn't realize those were napkins at first, had to go back & take a double look LOL great color combanations of blues & browns

  41. Really beautiful and inviting. Great idea with the napkins -- I'll have to borrow that sometime.


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