It seems lately that I've had a case of the blues. No, I'm not feeling depressed. I'm just hooked on the color blue, especially aquas and teals. You are all probably sick and tired of me and my Goodwill finds, but here's another one. Months ago I bought 2 blue wine goblets (I guess that's what they would be called). Normally I don't buy things in twos, but I did this time. Then I was at GW again and found a piece of fabric rolled up and wrapped with masking tape. It was marked $1.99. From what I could tell it looked good so I bought it. After I got it home, I discovered it was a Waverly Fabric and the piece was square (my favorite shape for a table!). The design was very attractive and included peacocks without their tails open. You know, like peacocks that didn't need to show off.
We ran into this guy in a flea market parking lot not too long ago. You've got to love the bird life in Florida!
He even stayed still long enough for a few pictures (he knows he looks good!).
Sorry, let's get back to my table. I hemmed the edges (with fabric glue) and decided to pair it with my 2 blue goblets for my first table for 2. Come on out back and I will show you.
I layered my topper over a drop cloth from Home Depot. My Adirondack chairs are nice and comfy with my pillows from Pottery Barn and Old Time Pottery. The color of the pool and the color of the sky cooperated beautifully.
A bird cage just seemed like the appropriate centerpiece. This is the same one my sister painted but I am using it the way I found it for now. (We tend to buy the exact same things all the time even though we live thousands of miles apart!)
The place setting went together quickly. I've had these glass chargers (Ross) for almost a year and used my gold stoneware (again, I know!) but this time I used the bowls, too. It's cool enough here to eat soup. I found the teal blue salad plates and napkins at Ross. I layered the teal
napkin with a gold one and used a napkin ring from Kohl's.
My blue goblets against a blue sky.
These colors all work together so well. For once I had to do very little editing to my pictures thanks to the sunny day. I placed a candle in the bird cage and filled it with greens, some pine cones, blue berries and gold twig balls. I placed it on a stand for height.
OK, I know he's not a peacock but I felt I needed to add a bird.
I moved my fern behind the table to add a backdrop. I usually have the cement pieces on my front porch.
Can you spot the uninvited guest?
Right above the fork. He's tiny to fit through our screen!
And as the sun started going down...
Thank you for joining me at my table for two bathed in blue! I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch where you will find tablescapes created by a wonderful group of people who just love to play with dishes (just like me!).
Also make sure to visit Creating Wonderful Spaces to see what my sister, Elaine, has done this week. She and I are making plans for a different take on our usual tables for some time in November. Details soon!