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.

A white kitchen with a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.Come on into our kitchen and see how I pulled this look together.
A white kitchen with a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.I added some greenery from the flowers, since I didn’t have actual leaves from the lemons or limes, and they work perfectly.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh lemons.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh lemons.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!Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh lemons.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh lemons.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.Notice all the different patterns of each piece and how well they work together.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh lemons.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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.Create a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes. 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.A white kitchen with a welcoming tablescape of blue and white accented with fresh flowers, lemons and limes.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!

Below you can shop the items I’ve purchased as well as some others I’ve chosen for you from Etsy.

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Thank you as always for stopping by and taking the time to read! xo

42 Comments on A CASUAL AND RUSTIC BLUE AND WHITE TABLESCAPE

  1. Terry
    May 9, 2017 at 7:56 AM (5 months ago)

    Tam,
    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!!
    xo

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  2. Sandra
    May 9, 2017 at 8:04 AM (5 months ago)

    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!!???

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 8:17 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  3. Lisa
    May 9, 2017 at 8:17 AM (5 months ago)

    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

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  4. Kristen
    May 9, 2017 at 9:17 AM (5 months ago)

    Ok this is so beautiful! Love what you’ve picked!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 9:26 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  5. Isabel
    May 9, 2017 at 10:18 AM (5 months ago)

    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

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:32 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  6. Kelley Nan
    May 9, 2017 at 10:19 AM (5 months ago)

    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!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:33 AM (5 months ago)

      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

      Reply
  7. Bree
    May 9, 2017 at 10:19 AM (5 months ago)

    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?

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:34 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  8. Haneen
    May 9, 2017 at 10:29 AM (5 months ago)

    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

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:36 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  9. Brittany Hayes
    May 9, 2017 at 10:34 AM (5 months ago)

    Girl, this could not possibly be more beautiful!!! Wow such gorgeous pieces and your display is amazingly gorgeous! Seriously you are so talented! XOXO

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:58 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  10. Randi
    May 9, 2017 at 10:42 AM (5 months ago)

    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! ?

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 10:57 AM (5 months ago)

      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

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  11. Kim hazel
    May 9, 2017 at 10:58 AM (5 months ago)

    Such a fun and elegant tablescape! Love all your picks, and I agree you can’t go wrong with a blue and white pallette! Just gorgeous!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 11:07 AM (5 months ago)

      Kim, thank you so much my friend! I’m so happy you like what I chose! Etsy has so many fabulous and unique items, you need to check it out!! Thank you for the love! xoxo

      Reply
  12. Molly Kay Johns
    May 9, 2017 at 11:33 AM (5 months ago)

    Can I come and eat? This is just gorgeous and I love the pieces you chose! I have loved etsy for years and years but I will have to check them out for pieces like these! I’ve never shopped there for things like that!! Beautiful!!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 11:52 AM (5 months ago)

      Molly!! Yes you can! I’d love to have you! I’m so happy you like my new pieces – you will have to check some out for your new kitchen, which I’m dying to see!! Thank you for visiting today!! xo

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  13. Janet - Shabbyfufu
    May 9, 2017 at 11:39 AM (5 months ago)

    I am officially both hungry and drooling over the photos that are so well styled. Off to go check on those beautiful blues!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 11:50 AM (5 months ago)

      Janet! You can come over to share a meal with me anytime :) Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment and for reading today! xo

      Reply
  14. Jennifer
    May 9, 2017 at 11:43 AM (5 months ago)

    Tamara, this is absolutely perfect! So true to your style yet you made it so easy for us to adapt to our own! I love your blue and white pieces and this makes me want to find some Etsy treasures for my own home!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 11:50 AM (5 months ago)

      Jen you are always so kind, my friend! I’m so happy you like these pieces! I could totally see these in your gorgeous kitchen! Thank you so much for popping by to say hi, I’m thrilled you like everything! xo

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  15. Erin
    May 9, 2017 at 11:53 AM (5 months ago)

    Tam!! Oh my WORD! Talk about gorgeous! What a stunning table setting! Love those blue dishes! I’m ready to come over! :) XO

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM (5 months ago)

      Erin you are the sweetest! Thank you so much for the kinds words, it means so much to me!! I’m so happy you like my new pieces! I would love to share a meal with you here anytime!! xoxo

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  16. Shauna - The House of Silver Lining
    May 9, 2017 at 3:09 PM (5 months ago)

    YOUR PHOTOS ARE STUNNING! Love those little coffee mugs too without the handles. I’m always cupping my mug to warm up my cold hands…who needs the handle, right?? You always have the best tablescape ideas! Wish I could pop on over!
    xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 5:25 PM (5 months ago)

      Shauna! You are so sweet my friend and I’m thrilled you like the mugs! Aren’t they so cute? I appreciate your kind words so much, and I wish w could hang our for coffee together!! xox

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  17. Deborah
    May 9, 2017 at 4:38 PM (5 months ago)

    Absolutely beautiful table Tamara!!! ??

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    • tamaraanka
      May 9, 2017 at 5:37 PM (5 months ago)

      Deb thank you so much!! I’m happy you like it! Thanks for stopping in!! xo

      Reply
  18. Tracey
    May 10, 2017 at 7:35 AM (5 months ago)

    Tam..
    This is so striking and inviting, I picture a pretty little European cafe or brunch place serving with these pieces. I love love love those cups/glasses. How pretty to show them off too. Some beautiful pieces from Etsy :) xo

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    • tamaraanka
      May 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM (5 months ago)

      Trace, thank you!! There’s definitely a European quality to these items and I love that they’re mostly from local artisans! Thanks for reading and I’m so happy you like it! xo

      Reply
  19. Kris {Driven by Decor}
    May 10, 2017 at 9:08 AM (5 months ago)

    Tam this is perfect!! It’s hard to find the combination of things being perfectly styled while still seeming welcoming but you definitely nailed it! I never would have thought to look on Etsy for serving pieces and dinnerware before – love the ones you found!

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    • tamaraanka
      May 11, 2017 at 7:09 AM (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much Kris! Aren’t these pieces just beautiful?! I was so excited to see them all come together on my table! I’m so happy you like it! Thank you for reading! xoxo

      Reply
  20. Melinda
    May 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM (5 months ago)

    Beautiful Tamara! I never thought of looking at a display like this in a “cascading” sense. What a great way to see it and understand it in this way. Take care my friend! Melinda

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    • tamaraanka
      May 11, 2017 at 7:08 AM (5 months ago)

      Thank you, Melinda! I love that you can appreciate that and I’m so glad you found some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by! xo

      Reply
  21. Kandis
    May 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM (5 months ago)

    Your tablescape is Simply Divine! I also love yr chandeliers! Do you mind telling me where you purchased them? They are exactly what I’m looking for.

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    • tamaraanka
      May 12, 2017 at 7:36 AM (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much Kandis! I’m thrilled that you like my table! My light fixtures are also new! You can find them linked under the SHOP MY HOME menu! Let me know if you need more help :) thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read! xo

      Reply

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