Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shades of Blue & Green tablescape

Many, many years ago, I watched an episode of Martha Stewart where the divine Ms. Stewart carried on about the wonders of blue & green and how they are colors that should be considered neutrals because they are found in nature that way.

Well Ms. Stewart would be happy to know that her praise of blue & green has always stuck with me, at least subconsciously anyway.  When I was deciding on a tablescape color scheme, Martha's words came to me and carried me off in this blue & green direction.


I wonder how Martha would pronounce the word, tablescape? Do you think she'd have some sort of elite pronunciation, like when she says marinod for marinade? Sorry, just thinking aloud. lol


Placemats & green salad plates are from Pier1.
Plaid napkins from Target.
Green flatware is by Cambridge and from Home Goods.
Napkin rings & bubble goblets from Christmas Tree Shop.
Green dinner plate from Oneida Outlet.
Blue dinner plate from local grocery store.



A close up of  "Martha's neutrals."   


I used simple hydrangeas for the table's center.  I have had the table runner for quite a few years.


I guess you really can't go wrong when you use the colors found in nature. 

Thanks for visiting today!

Linking to:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen


 

41 comments:

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your tablescape is beautiful Gina! Blue and green have always been my favorite colors. Stopping by from BNOTP.

Tricia said...

This table is SO appealing to me -- I love blue and green together. And now I'm wishing I'd gotten those placemats at Pier 1, too! The napkins rings are darling -- I must find a CTS soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really pretty, Gina, I never thought blue and green could look so great together! Martha had some good advice! Love everything! The runner is cute!

XO,
Jane

Debbiedoo's said...

My favs...I just love the color combination. Such pretty photos too Gina! I love the picmonkey, that darn Shannon had to get us going on there too:) Hope you are having a great day.

Judy said...

Blue and green is one of my favorite color combos. You have truly created a gorgeous tablescape. I just love the placemats...so unique.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

These colors are so pretty together. Such a calming, simple design for your table. New follower and look forward to reading more :-)

Anonymous said...

When I was younger I liked red, then I moved into rose colored things, from there I moved into a white/cream/beige phase and now greens and blues. I understand the next phase is purple as in the poem "When I am old I will wear purple." Your tablescape is lovely.

Barbara F. said...

Such a pretty table, Gina. I love blue and green together, so calming. xo

Kerin said...

Great tablescape Gina!
Quite welcoming, and soothing color combinations.

Had to laugh at you comment about M.S.; I do indeed think she's find a fancy way to pronounce 'tablescape'!

After all.. my hubby pronounces peonies... pea-a-knees, and herbs are pronounced H-erbs.. thanks to M.S.!!
True story!!

Smiles :)
Kerin

Victoria said...

That is really beautiful Gina! You definitely have a knack for tablescapes. I'm hopeless at it!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

Those colors are are so calm and serene. Love it.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Gina, lovely tables ape using blue and green. Mi still like reading Martha's website, she has a lot of great tips.

Debby said...

Your table looks really beautiful. I like those colors together.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love blue and green together, I love your tablescape Gina, especially the napkins and napkin rings!

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

It's funny, I always gravitate towards blues and greens! I love the popular grays and pops of orange but everything always ends up along the blue green line. That's okay. It's soothing. Your tablescape is beautiful.

Thanks for posting!

Alycia Nichols said...

I never really thought of it that way, but I guess they would be neutrals in a weird way. Blue, green and white together as you have it so beautifully displayed here represent sky, grass and clouds. They work together in nature and on your table, as well! Good ol' Martha. She also pronounces that "h" in the word "herbs." :-)

NanaDiana said...

Gina- That is a very, very pretty TOHBLESCHAPHE. I love it- the blues and greens are soft and lovely together- xo Diana

Marlis said...

Love the green and blue!!!! Martha was absolutely right. Love your sweet runner. I think your dishes are just perfect. xo marlis

Maria Elena said...

Gina, I love, love your tablescape!!! Green and blue is one of my favorite color combinations. If you remember, I just used those colors for my front porch Spring decor. I love your placemats and the napkins and dishes are so pretty!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Gina it is so pretty, I had always heard that green was a neutral, but never blue. I can see it in your table though.....You have become a master Tablescaper!!

Carol

ann k said...

Love the blue and green! You did it very well!! Looks great!

Robin said...

Just beautiful and Martha couldn't do any better herself! Perfect placemats!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Janet said...

You always pull everything together so nicely, Gina! The blue and green looks really pretty!

Debbie said...

I would agree that those colors are lovely together. I have been vacillating between blue and green for my new den major color. Maybe I'll just go for it and use both.

I love those napkins and napkin rings.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

So pretty, Gina. Mine (and my daughters) favorite summer beach colors. Martha would approve & I could serve my cake there!
Too bad we don't live closer! Have a great weekend.
~betty

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

For some reason I'm hearing Martha say "tableschape", ....weird. Your color scheme is lovely and your pictures too! I'm loving those fancy, color coordinated edges.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Cool, calming and pretty. A perfect combination for dining and a way to turn down the heat!
~Lynne
w/L.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Your tables always look so pretty... And it seems every time all the components are brand new the way you put them together :) Those place mats are perfection!!

Melonie said...

Beautiful Gina! I love those placemats:)

Landbohaven said...

Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
Smuk bordd├Žkning.
Tak for kigget.
Ha´ en dejlig aften.

Kathleen said...

Love the colors! Very pretty table, Gina! How come you didn't link up at Let's Dish?
I hope you dd is feeling better everyday!

kitty said...

Beautiful tablescape, Gina! I love the runner and how you pulled all the colors together. I also saw your great frames. I can't wait to see what you do with them. How's your daughter feeling?

Cindy Adkins said...

That is so pretty, Gina!

Ana said...

What a pretty color palette. I love it Ms Gina!

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Sarah said...

Darling table! The placemats with those cute napkin rings make me fell as if I'm in a garden. Love the color combo. This is a great tablescape for spring or summer.

Diann said...

This table is so pretty. the colors are so soft and lovely. And the napkin rings just finish the table perfectly!

tablescapesbybev said...

I love this...the colors are beautiful and go so well together. Martha also pronounces the "h" in herb.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Gina...my favorite color combo!

Elaine said...

Gina, you have proved once again that you cannot go wrong with blue and green! It's so easy on the eyes, and has a calming effect. Those placemats are so cute, and work so well with the dishes and napkins! I have to confess that I am not a fan of MS, but she did not steer you wrong. You did a wonderful job!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I must say that Martha is right in this case. I love blue and green together. I've been eyeing those placemats at Pier One, and they just sent me a $15 coupon for my birthday so just maybe :o)

The napkins rings are great. I haven't been to CTS in a few months!

Kathleen said...

I know I already commented on your pretty table already, but I wanted to thank you for linking to Let's Dish! Have a great weekend!

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