Thursday, March 1, 2012

Coffee or Tea?

So what will it be?  Your invited and for a very special imaginary brunch here at the Decorative Dreamer.  I do hope you'll come.  I've set the table just for you and I've even put out a stack that I think you'll love.  So come on, don't be shy, how about stopping in for just a spell, I promise not to keep you too long.  Okay?

  Why do I think your going to love this?  Because it's blue and green and reminds me of Spring.

How do you like this combination of dishes?  I love it.  I was playing with my dishes this morning, trying to decide if I wanted to do a tablescape or not and felt so happy after I pulled these pieces together that I decided to share a little happiness with you too!

For some reason I have been craving the colors blue and green.  Enough of all this brown and grey in my world!  I am ready for blue skies, blue water and green, green grass.  How about you?

I started with my pretty colbalt blue calico dish by Queen's, found at TJ Maxx.

Then I decided I wanted something green.  I just had to use my Franciscan Ivy dishes because they represent lush green growth to me.  That's what I really want to see outside this year!

 Then for my final plate, I decided to add this blue and green Ivy plate from Pfaltzgraff.  It's more of a denim blue in color.  Isn't that a wonderful thought too!  Sounds great to me, I sure do miss hanging out in my blue jeans Yall!

Love, love, love it!!!!  Oh, and I almost forgot, I also added the woven placemats for that outdoorsy feel.

Since you are invited, I put out my wedding stainless, by Oneida.

And my older green and white checked napkins.  They used to be the right shade of green here but have faded so.  I sure do wish I had some fabulous blue and white napkins to coordinate with these dishes.  I guess I will have to put that on my hunt list, huh?

So what would you like Madam?  Are you still drinking coffee?

Or are you right there with me and ready for some good old fashioned Iced Tea?

I've even set the centerpiece to hold whatever you might need for your drink, because I'm thoughtful like that.   Wink-wink!

Cream and Sugar anyone?

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm so glad you came!

I guess I'd better whip us up something good now, huh?  I'm sure you have a busy day ahead too.  What will it be?  Remember ladies, this is make believe land here, so I can serve you whatever you'd like today and it's calorie free!

Now how can you refuse that?

Have a great day everyone!
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  1. You did a wonderful combination there Mary! I really loved it, and it did make me smile. I am working on my mantel now, and that never is a smiling manner for me!

  2. I love it too! The blue and green is very happy and I love all the different patterns together, you really 'stacked' them perfectly!

  3. I love your Ivy dishes - and the fact that there are zero calories to be had!

  4. Mary I love your colors and yes so spring like! Where's the food? LOL....hugs, Linda

  5. I know you set this table just for and blue is my favorite color combo! Very pretty...

  6. This is delightful! I have a "thing" for ivy so this china always charms me. I love the way you've stacked your pretty dishes.

  7. Beautiful dishes! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

  8. What a beautiful combination! I love the blue and green together. Adorable napkins too!
    XO Cindy

  9. I was thinking of buying some of this ivy pattern. Is this the American Franciscan ivy pattern ( or English)? This is a beautiful tablescape.

    1. Thank you Judy! This is the American Franciscan Ivy pattern, made in the USA. I was lucky enough to find a great deal on my dishes from a resale shop. I have enjoyed using them so much. I know you will enjoy them too!

  10. I'll have a cup of coffee with creme please, vanilla creme if you have it LOL! I think it looks like spring...I love the green ivy


  11. Such pretty soothing Spring colors, Mary...I love blue & green together & wear that combination a lot in the summer.

    Your Franciscan Ivy dishes remind me of my grandmother so much. She had some wallpaper in her kitchen that was very similar. That was over 50 yrs. ago & I STILL remember it! Yikes!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  12. I couldn't agree with your wish more. I'm so hoping that the rain we've been having will give us some of that green grass you mentioned. The pea green carpet our lawn has been wearing all year is pretty pathetic.

    I love the table, and you captured the blue and green feel so well. Those ivy dishes are among my favorites. I keep wanting to find some. The way they look sandwiched between all the blue is the perfect contrast.

    And make mine coffee!


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