Setting an everyday table in blue, teal, and turquoise
The holidays are over, winter is really settling in, and I wanted to break up the monotony without throwing a big to-do. You know, just a little sparkle for everyday life.
This doesn’t exactly sparkle, but I really love how all the blues come together in a not-matchy-match kind of way, but it looks intentional, ya know? (I’m mostly making this up as I go, by the way.)
I started with a silver fluted charger that I picked up for next to nothing at Tuesday Morning. Then there is a cobalt Fiestaware dinner plate that J-Mo and I got for our wedding. Next comes a white Pottery Barn caterers box salad plate (I can’t believe how often I use these “everyday” dishes for fancier settings!), topped with a turquoise Fiestaware dessert plate.
The flatware and tumblers are my regular 10-years-old pieces that have been used at least ten thousand times. I would like to pat 21-year-old me on the back for making such a classic choice, and buying flatware and glasses for 12, not 4.
I bought a $1.00 “Manager’s Special” bouquet of these light pinkish-purple daisies and put them in a glass pitcher from my grandma, and that’s it! Easy-peasy everyday dining with a little bit of flair.
These kind of remind me of dance-y party dresses; the “girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes” song kept running through my head while I was putting this together. The Julie Andrews version, not the Carrie Underwood version.
I feel like this kind of setting–everyday but fancy–is like that awesome pair of jeans or comfy pencil skirt that makes you look like a million bucks but feels more like pajamas. Or the hairstyle that takes 5 minutes, stays put all day, and makes you look like a movie star.
Silver fluted charger: Tuesday Morning
Cobalt Fiestaware dinner plate: Homer Laughlin
White Pottery Barn Salad Plate: Pottery Barn Caterer’s Box
Turquoise Fiestaware dessert plate: Homer Laughlin
Floral napkin: Pier 1 (old)
Teal napkin: Pier 1
Silver napkin ring: Macy’s
Silver flaterware: Target (super old)
Tumblers: Target (super old)