Southern Blue Rhapsody

Thank you so much Mama for this lovely tablescape that you put together this week. It has been a crazy week around here for me and you know I love to feature my wonderful mother and her wonderful talents. She set a table with Mikasa Studio Nova’s Blue Rhapsody for today.

I love the blue tulips that rim the plate. She also has a lovely blue charger. Her flatware is Oneida’s Michelangelo. The tablecloth is one that I gave her that I found at a neighbor’s garage sale. I thought it would be perfect for her blue china.

mikasa china

Above is a shot of more of the china and her lemony-grape centerpiece. I love the yellow with the blue and white. Very classic.

hand painted pictchure

The lovely pitcher was painted by my great aunt, Ethel Cantrell. We called her Auntie (which we actually pronounced “annie”). She was a fine artist. She painted mostly in oils when I was younger and then moved on to watercolors and then to painting china.

Fine glassware

The cut glassware belonged to my bonus-father’s family. It is very old and, as you can see, very beautiful.

My mother told me that this tablescape was “something old, something new, nothing borrowed, everything blue” – how great is that?

blue china

Thank you Mama for a lovely table setting to add to this week’s:

Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch
with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Good Advice

As you know, a lagniappe is just a little something extra. Tonight’s lagnaippe is just a good wish for you to have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend!






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  5. marlis Avatar

    what a beautiful table your mom set. I love blue and yellow, it’s always so fresh and current.

  6. Polly Avatar

    Been meaning to tell you I have been on your blog site…love the tablescapes!! You do such a good job! pjl

  7. Blake Avatar

    Hi Christi!
    This is Blake with Mikasa. We are loving your mother’s table design! The dinnerware and tablecloth compliment each other so well- the perfect modern meets vintage creation!

    We’ll be featuring your blog on our Facebook page today, so be sure to check it out!!/mikasadining?ref=ts

  8. Donna Avatar

    So pretty and cheerful!


  9. Barbara Avatar

    What a pretty table, with the perfect name. Those blue tulips on the plates are so nice. Your auntie was very talented. That pitcher is a treasure!

  10. Mimi Avatar

    What a pretty table your mother has set. That tablecloth goes so well with the dishes, great find. The water pitcher is simply gorgeous.

  11. Celeste Avatar

    So pretty! I love the blue and white, accented with yellows!

  12. Entertaining Women Avatar

    You’ve honored your mother in such a lovely way. The tablecloth is the perfect choice for the blue and white china. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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