Sunday, February 24, 2013

Basic Blue

This past Friday, my daughter celebrated her birthday.
For her dinner, I asked her if she wanted the fine china set out or just the basic stuff.

She elected for a basis, simple table setting.
Since I was already decorating my hutch in blue, I pulled out my blues and whites for the table.

She was given her choice of menu.
We had tomato soup, her fave, to start, and rice, corn and pork chops followed.
For dessert we had cup-cakes instead of a cake.  
I still managed to get 22 candles on them......make a wish!  :)

 I used a beautiful vintage embroidered table runner with the centre piece.

The dishes come from Walmart.  Aren't they pretty?

Remember this little caddy makeover?  A total of $2 it cost me to make it this pretty.
It went from drab to fab here.

Speaking of makeovers, here is another little winter project I did.
Breathed new life into an old red egg basket with a pretty white makeover.

She looks right at home with all the other white and blues.

The blue china is Wedgewood, Royal Homes of Britain.

I have some pieces of this china in my Etsy shop.

I want to thank all that commented on my Daughter Turns 22 on the 22nd post.
I forwarded all your birthday wishes to Rachel.  And she loved them.
You guys are awesome!
She returned to her school apartment yesterday to study for a mid-term exam on Monday.
Kinda cruel to have an exam during your birthday week, don't ya think!!



I will be linking up with these parties
Sunday Showcase at Under The Table and Dreaming
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House


  1. What a beautiful birthday table! I love the makeover too. Everything looks great! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  2. Your tablescape and your hutch vignettes are so pretty. I love the blue and white. The little toolbox is a perfect accessory piece. This is a perfect post to link to my Table Top Tuesday party. It will be up tomorrow evening. Hope you will join. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a sweet Mama! Your table is beautiful. I love the white with that pretty blue hue from the place-mats. The centerpiece is dreamy! My mom always made my favorite meal for me too. Just lovely!

  4. Your table and china hutch looks very pretty all in blue and white. I remember seeing these dishes reduced at Walmart a while back and almost bought them but there was only one set of 4 place settings. :( The wooden caddy is sweet and I like the pretty, vintage table runner. I hope you have a wonderful week! Pamela

  5. Diane,

    Charming,How smart of you to mix some white china with your beautiful blue Wedgewood, milk glass and sweet little egg basket! Lovely table setting!

  6. Lovely table setting. Sounds like your daughter had a scruptious birthday dinner ~ yum ~ love your blue and white and milk glass. Looks just lovely

  7. What an absolutely lovely birthday dinner. Those plates from WalMart really were cute.
    I bet she just loved all of it !!!

  8. Love all the blue and white and anything Wedgwood!! You did such a wonderful job incorporating so many textures on your table. Thanks for sharing that cozy and bright room!