Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blue Transferware Dishes At Thanksgiving?

So... I had this dilemma...

Many of the things in my house are blue.  Including almost all of my dishes.   I have some special guests coming this year for Thanksgiving dinner,  and I really want my table to look nice.  Blue isn't thought of as a Thanksgiving color, but I didn't want the expense of all new dishes.  I love my blue dishes and wanted to use them on the table.

So I talked to Nancy, at  Nancy's Daily Dish.  She always posts pictures of beautifully decorated tables on her blog, and I knew she would have some ideas for me.

Take a look  at what she posted the other day!!

(these photo's were used with permission from Nancy.)

Oh my!  Isn't this gorgeous?  A beautiful table for fall, incorporating blue transferware along with the browns and oranges that are usually associated with this season!!  

THANK YOU Nancy!!  You were so sweet to do this for me!

I have been out looking for table linens and centerpieces that will help meld my blues into fall.  Can't wait to see it all come together!

(Please visit her blog because she has a bunch of other photo's that show the table up close.)


  1. Now isn't that a beautiful table scape! That actually was something I needed to inspire me for our Thanksgiving table, as well. I just put out my "fall/winter dishes" last week...blue and white Currier and Ives. I was thinking the same as you...not really fall colors. Now I have all sorts of ideas going through my head.

    Thank you, Gayle, for letting me know about your son. I will continue to pray for him.

  2. Beautiful. My immediate thought was blue is perfect because it goes so well with orange and brown. And then wala! a beautiful table appeared.

    Can't wait to see your Thanksgiving pictures.

  3. What a festive tablescape! I am positive your Thanksgiving table will be very lovely and memorable too!
    Enjoy this special Season!
    Blessings to you,
    Gloria @}~`}~~~

  4. Such a nice post! Thank you for mentioning my tablescape. I'm glad you found some ideas from it. I cannot wait to see what you do with your table.

    I am loving the oranges and blues together. In my shop...actually behind the table...I have a wall painted a rusty orange color and did a wallscape with lots of blue plates and a big Turkey platter in the center. The blue really stands out against it.

    Kind wishes,


  5. Oh so pretty! I love the blue and orange together with the brown tones! I love it as much as the usual colors you would think to use for an autumn tablescape!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  6. I think your table is going t be lovely, Gayle. I love those colors together!

    Glad to hear the boys from the accident are okay. We never know what may happen next.


  7. Yes, I love blue/white and some orange with it!!! It is just right! I want to see yours when you do it!


  8. You can do it! I love blue and brown together and this gives you some time to add some fall touches to your lovely blue dinnerware. Can't wait to see your table when it's done!

  9. Oh, that is nice! I have more blue than anything else so I will have to check it out, thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Blue!
    My absolute favorite color!
    It goes so well with almost everything:)

    You can't go wrong...happy planning:)

  11. Perfect colours for an Autumnal tablescape, it looks lovely.
    Andrea x

  12. Thanksgiving doesn't have a color! My goodness, just use your own dishes and make sure they have food on them! :)

  13. Nancy's table is beautiful, I can't wait to see yours! Have fun:@)

  14. These are lovely. Who knew about orange, brown and blue.

  15. I LOVE this table!! It really works..what a dear Nancy is :)


  16. very pretty indeed! I will look forward to seeing what you come up with..I'm sure it will be charming and beautiful for your guests.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  17. Ooooo, your table is gonna be just spectacular....I feel it in my bones. They know these things...I'm twisted like that. Heeheehhe!

    God bless ya'll and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

  18. Beautiful table scape, and good luck with your Thanksgiving dinner.

  19. Blue is a lovely color and goes well with orange, I think your table will be beautiful !
    Enjoy your weekend,

  20. Blue is always good with me! The more blue the better. It will be beautiful.

  21. My mother's good dishes that we used at Thanksgiving were blue and white transferware. It was that Currier & Ives print that you see tons of at antique stores. Think they gave them away at grocery stores or something. Anyhow, that is what I always think of when I think of Thanksgiving. Blue and white.


THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies