Thank you Susan and Sally for hosting another week of these great memes! This is my first ever Blue Monday!
Am I really becoming a fan of BLUE dishes?! To be honest, I am not fond much of the color blue in general, but lately, I have been seeing blue everywhere! Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of "Blue Plate Special" where one member of the family gets to have a blue plate for anything special that they are celebrating. Who, you ask, introduced me to this most wonderful thing? My lovely MIL of course!
So, I started with this set, a Robin Egg's blue Fiesta dinnerware wannabe and a Cobalt Blue nobody that she picked up somewhere while putting together some Christmas gift ideas for her two children, Kate and my dh Charlie. The Cobalt came with a salad/dessert plate and matching glass. I would have loved it, but there's only one setting! I asked her where she got it, but she couldn't remember and now, I want more!!!
Then, to share the love of "Blue Plate Special", I came across the Wedgwood English Terrace Water Series for $3 each at Ross back in 2000, and proceeded to grab them all for my friends during a Christmas reunion prior to our move to Gilbert, Arizona. Now, I'm in love with the set, but again, I only have one place setting! What cruel fate! I can't even afford one additional piece!
Then after Christmas last year, I wanted to do a New Year's tablescape but didn't want to spend a lot of money, so we went to Kroger's to see what we can find. Lo and behold, I found these bowls that just called to me from the moment I came in. But there were no plates to go with the tablecloth and goblets, so I was doomed once again to just enjoy this serving bowls all by themselves...
Then, most of you have posted about all of your great Goodwill finds and so I found myself inside one. And though I almost lost hope of finding any great dishes, I decided to look one more time and look at what surfaced! Isn't she beautiful? Her simplicity is just adorable and at 99 cents, I convinced my disapproving hubby. What do you think of her?
Now, just when I thought I've been cured of my "blue tease" disease, I find this exquisite set at Pier 1, just last month. And the red butterfly made it all worthwhile. And look, a whole set for 8, complete with napkin rings! Yay, me!!! I've definitely morphed into someone who can appreciate blue dishes. This was LOVE at first sight, but now the dilemma is... what do I do for a centerpiece?
Am I this weak over dishes that I couldn't even resist the color I least use? The color that rarely surface on my table and only for one? You bet I am! I'm part Chinese on both sides of my family, so yes the chinoiserie legend lives in me and I would scour the earth for some great pieces from now on! (Alright, when I can finally afford it... Whenever that would be!)
TABLESCAPING IDEA: (Man, oh man, "Brain" is unstoppable with all these great tips!) Do an ALL BLUE table. Use different shades, but all blue including the centerpiece and make meme cards about everything blue with your guests and see just how "blue" your night can become!
Happy Met and Blue Monday to all! Make sure to visit all of the participants today!