Monday, January 11, 2010

Just a barbeque....



I hope you all had a lovely weekend -we finished off our weekend last night with friends over for a barbeque.
It was a lovely relaxing night - not too hot, nice food, icy cold champagne and lots of laughs - just how you want it to be!
Instead of my usual pink table last night I decided to use some of my blue and white china - these two cute little jugs were part of my centrepiece. The small jug on the left is from Crabtree and Evelyn and the pretty floral china is called Calico. Blue and white always looks so fresh - don't you think??



I started off with a crisp white cloth then used my new silver chargers, my everyday white china then topped it off with a small plate from the calico range. The napkins are from Ikea - I really love the texture of these!



Just as I was standing back admiring my work Mr FH walked in and declared "It is only a barbeque!"
Whoops! Perhaps the chargers were just a little over the top!! I have had these cute placemats for ages so decided to use these instead - much more relaxed (still not the paper plates which Mr FH thought we should use though!!)




Now something for the table centre.. no flowers around at the moment as it's been so hot so what do I use??? I have two of these cute little bowls (DNo 1 brought these back from Turkey for me when she was living in London) so thought they would look nice with tealights in them - anything looks good in candlelight I think!



The large oval platter seemed to be the ideal starter for my table centre. I just took a few blue and white jugs I had on the dresser and popped them on the platter, next I added tealights to them. The effect was lovely but I was a bit concerned the jugs might crack so I placed white pebbles in the jugs then added the candles.
I was so happy with the end result.



I can't believe how good my flatware looks now that I have polished it all up!!



See, I told you anything looks good in candlelight!!

Suzy

14 comments:

Carol at Serendipity said...

Pretty table and pretty blue and white china. It has been too cold in Florida to even go outside! Hopefully it will warm up by the weekend. A barbeque sounds wonderful.

Carol

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all the wonderful blue and white china. Everything looks just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Rhondi said...

I like your blue and white china. It's a favorite of mine.

The Cottage Mama said...

Just beautiful! I love the candles in the pitchers - great idea. Blue and White is always a great classic!!

Lindsay

Martha said...

You got the memo!!! It seems to be a blue and white week!

Great table and lovely blue and white things!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Very creative centerpiece! Love all the light coming from the pitchers. I see you got the blue/white memmo for this week. So many of us (including me) used blue/white. Very pretty colors!
I am looking at the stunning white tablecloth and gasping! Barbeque on that tablecloth. I hope you have a great laundry pretreater.
Pretty scape!
YVonne

vignette design said...

Suzy,
I love the blue and white dishes. The candles look so romantic too. Also, love your header! --Delores

ceekay said...

Hi..thanks for stopping by! Your table is lovely...blue and white, so traditional, and always pretty!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful table you set. I love this.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a beautiful table! I love the blue & white theme. It's just gorgeous! And it looks particularly beautiful in the candlelight!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the blue and white, it is always one of my favorites, the pictures are beautiful...

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the blue & white china. And I love the little pitchers with tea lights in them. Everything looks lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Rettabug said...

Really, really pretty! I hope the BBQ sauce washed out of those beautiful white napkins....I would have opted for paper ones....RED ones, at that! LOL

Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes. I'm celebrating all week long!!!!

Mimi said...

I love a blue and white table! Cute centerpiece with all the little blue/white pitchers.