A CASUAL AND RUSTIC BLUE AND WHITE TABLESCAPE
You know by now that I obviously I love blue and white. I also love to create tablescapes, as many of you know as well. Blue and white is my favorite color combination and I love to use it all over our home, and even much of my wardrobe also consists of this classic. Growing up surrounded by this timeless palette, and seeing it in our home every day, has most definitely made an impact on the way I use it today. I’ve been building my collection for the last few years and I have quite a few chinoiserie ginger jars, dishes and vases, ikat dishes and bowls, beautiful linens…I’ve wanted to add some new pieces to my dishware collection that will bring a certain rustic element to it. We have a casual yet elegant kitchen and I wanted my new pieces to have the same feel. I’ve partnered with Etsy to build my collection and I couldn’t be happier with the gorgeous, one of a kind items that I found. I love that some of them are made by local artisans too. They’re the perfect addition to my collection. The ‘Etsy Editor’s Picks’ page is a fantastic resource as well when you’re looking for unique pieces for your home – there are a multitude of items to choose from – you can check them out here. Today, I’m sharing a casual and rustic blue and white tablescape and I’m so excited to show you my new pieces and how well they fit into our home.
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Come on into our kitchen and see how I pulled this look together.
The idea was to build a casual and elegant setting for a light snack or breakfast. Rather than use a table runner, I chose to layer two Turkish towels for a more eclectic look. I kept it light in color to create a fresh, airy feeling and I love the beautiful stripe pattern as the base for the tablescape.Keeping it somewhat classic, I decided that lemons and limes, along with fresh tulips and hydrangeas were the way to go. It’s so simple to create a stunning centrepiece with fresh produce. Green apples, oranges, pears, etc…anything in multiples will work fabulously with this idea.I added some greenery from the flowers, since I didn’t have actual leaves from the lemons or limes, and they work perfectly.Now, let’s talk about this stunning plate that I found. It’s almost too beautiful to cover up, don’t you think? I know this will be on display in our kitchen!The pattern is so pretty, and has a French quality that I just love. I especially love the imperfections in the print and that it feels like a piece I’ve inherited.The little tea bowls are so cute and I knew I had to have these too! The size is perfect for a single, small serving of fruit, and I love how they make the blueberries look even prettier. I love to present items on a cake stand to give them importance, and rather than scattering the bowls on the table, I chose to give them height so they’d stand out.It’s no secret that I love to mix pattern, and these pieces, even though they’re all different, have a cohesive look when paired together. They all have the hand made, rustic quality that I love. It’s incredible how you can create unique collections that speak to your own personality. Don’t be shy to try to mix, it’s always more interesting than using a complete set.I love the shape of the cups, which are actually made for coffee, and that they have no handle – the design is a fun spin on classic, vintage glassware.Notice all the different patterns of each piece and how well they work together.One of the key elements to this table is all the varying heights that are happening. I chose to build the height at one end, and cascade down from there – I didn’t want too much greenery in the middle of the table. I wanted the importance of the blue and white pieces to take center stage as you walk up to the table.This was really simple to create, it took only a few minutes of placing the items in a pleasing arrangement, creating almost a gradation of color down the center. I love how this tablescpae welcomes you as you enter the kitchen. It’s not too fussy, and the vibrant yellows and greens play off of all the blues and whites so beautifully…it feels homey, warm and comforting.Classic blue and white is always right! It’s currently right on-trend, but it’s also timeless – you’ll never be sorry for building your own collection, you will use it in so many different ways. I hope you enjoyed reading today, and that you learned how easy it is to pull together an elegant table like this in just a few minutes.
A very big thank you to Etsy for sponsoring this post! I have received both product and payment in exchange for writing this, however all products were chosen by me. All photos, writing, opinions and reviews are my own, as always – I only endorse products I want to use myself and that I know I will truly love!
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Thank you as always for stopping by and taking the time to read! xo
Thank you Britt!! That means so much to me coming form you! I know how much you love color and this would be FABULOUS in your new kitchen!! Thank you for stopping by!! xoxo
Randi, I know how much you love blue and white too! And it means so much to me that you like my new pieces! I was thrilled when I saw these, I love the rustic quality they have! Your mom would love them, I’m sure! Thank you so much for stopping by my friend!! xoxo
Tam I wish I could be a guest at this gorgeous spread!!! I love how beautifully those pieces tie into your blue and white you already have! I may have to get a few of those pieces for my mom! Your ohotos look amazing too! ?
Haneen!! Thank you, sweets!! Being the true artist that you are, I know how much you love hand made pieces like these!! Etsy has so much to choose from! And thanks for the photography compliment! That means a lot to me :) So happy to see you here today, thank you!! xo
Bree thank you for reading! It means a lot to me and I know you appreciate helpful tips – the editor’s page is such a great resource, especially for your new home! So happy to help you my friend! xox
Girl, this could not possibly be more beautiful!!! Wow such gorgeous pieces and your display is amazingly gorgeous! Seriously you are so talented! XOXO
Kel, I’m thrilled you like it, and I know how much you appreciate unique pieces like these! Thank you so much for stopping in! xox
Isabel thank you so much my friend! I always love to hear from you! I’m so happy you like these new pieces, they would be amazing in your kitchen too!! xoxo
Tam, this is SO beautiful!! I love the pieces you chose! They’re perfect! Your photos are stunning as always! Etsy is my fave go-to! So fabulous to have handmade pieces that you’ll treasure for years to come. They look so great in your kitchen! Obsessed with your new lights! What an impact! Xo
Tamara, I just love the items you’ve chosen here and I had no idea about the editor’s pick page so thank you for sharing about that! I will head over now to check it out!! Thank you for another beautiful and tip filled post!! Always love your blue and white?
Oh my word! Every bit of this is stunning- those dishes DO look like something inherited. Of course, your styling is on point and those lemons and limes are the perfect compliment. Saving this for inspiration!
Hi Tam! So fresh! I love all these gorgeous dishes. love that blue and white. Limes & lemons are always a good idea;) Keep inspiring us… I love your work. xox
Hi Kristen! Thank you so much! I’m so happy you like my choices – they really add the perfect touch and I could’t be happier! Thank you for stopping by! xo
Ok this is so beautiful! Love what you’ve picked!
Lisa thank you my friend!! Aren’t the cups just darling?! I know you love unique pieces too and have such an appreciation for patterns and color! There are so many gorgeous pieces on Etsy – you will most definitely be inspired!! Thank you for reading!! xoxo
Sandra! Thank you SO MUCH! That really means a lot to me and I know how much you appreciate an artistic approach!! Thank you for reading and stopping by! xoxo
Oh Tamara, this is so stunning ! I love the items and patterns you mixed and matched,…those coffee cups without handles are so beautiful with the print pattern on the rim only! Using blueberries looks so elegant, I love the way they add depth to your gorgeous blue & white palette. I will definitely be searching Etsy for some one-of-a-kind pieces! Nice ideas for Mother’s Day! xo Lisa
Thank you Terry!! I know you love this as much as I do!! And totally right for mother’s day!! Thanks for stopping by!! xo
What an inspiring post, Tam! I love your mix of height, pattern and accent colors! You seriously do the best “blue and white” I’ve ever seen!!???
Signature classic blue and white. A trademark of yours!
Stunning , fresh and classic as always.
Nice for the spring and Mother’s Day !
Mom would agree!!