Monday, November 25, 2013

Icy blue and white for Christmas

I can’t believe just how close Christmas is!!!! I have been a little undecided about just what colour I was going to have for my table this year. I am really moving more to the natural look with whites and pinecones and just a softer look in general. Last week I bleached some pinecones and love how they turned out. I mixed a few natural brown ones in as well and then added a few blue balls for contrast. It is just so long since I have been able to fiddle around setting a pretty table and I realise just how much I love it. Hopefully over the next few months of summer here in Australia I will have some fun. This table is very simple….so simple in fact I forgot to add some wine glasses but don’t worry I could soon find them if needed!!  The woven mats I picked up a few years ago in the bargain bin and now I’m wishing I had bought one dozen of them. I just wish my dear friend lived close enough to drop by and join me for lunch!!
Happy Monday to you all!!
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NanaDiana said...

OMGosh,, Suzy- That is absolutely GORGEOUS. You could use it all winter long! I love it- xo Diana

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Christmas in Australia must have quite a different "feel" to it season-wise than here in Canada. I think you have captured it perfectly though with your gorgeous tablescape and I love the textures and colours!


Latane Barton said...

I love the color combination. You did a great job with your table.

Tea in the Library said...

Everything about this is right. Bravo! Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Snap said...

Suzy, your natural look with just this little pop of blue is gorgeous. Love it! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Suzy, your table is absolutely beautiful! Love the soft blue and white with greenery and pine cones! It really is lovely. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a beautiful day.


Mary said...

Thank you for posting your tablescape at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday, I love it! I featured it on my top ten picks this week. Have a great Thanksgiving, Mary

Pamela Gordon said...

Suzy, your table decor and the choice of colours is so beautiful and also very appropriate for the climate you live in. Very pretty! Blessings to you, Pamela

KathyB. said...

Wow ! I just might steal a few ideas here. These are my Christmas colors ( with a touch of red thrown in ) and the natural elements of the design make this all around the most appealing Christmas decorating I've seen in awhile. Simply elegant...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Stunning, I love the soft icy blue color. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Barbara said...

I love a simple table. The pinecones look so beautiful with the blue. I saw the instructions for bleaching pinecones and look forward to trying it. A simple, quiet look for Christmas is always appealing. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tricia said...

Love these colors with the natural elements! Subtle and elegant!

Unknown said...

I love the icy blue feeling with that soft blue! So pretty and I also like how you used the pinecones on the 3 tierd serving tray! Great shots of your table, I never know quite how to get those good shots! Stopping by from Let's Dish!

xinex said...

Beautiful! I love the cool blue color!...Christine

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Love that blue, one of my favorites.
Lovely photos, and love how it looks with the greenery and pine cones.
very pretty............
Blessings, Nellie

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I love the soft hints of blue! Thank you so much for sharing with us at our All Things Thursday blog hop <3


Mimi said...

What a soft and delicate combination. It's neutral and yet not. I just adore it. What a beautiful job you've done! I found you through the Shabby Nest and am a happy newbie

Mimi said...

That is so soft and pretty. Gorgeous!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Suzy, this is a gorgeous table! I love the soft blues with the pinecones. I bleached some last week also. I too love the subtle softness it gave them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Maria C said...

Love your color palette! What a great way to celebrate Christmas, when it's still summer! I really like that you incorporated earthy elements, too! It grounds the colors beautifully.

Adorned From Above said...

This looks so beautiful. I love the blue and white. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

The Tablescaper said...

I so love your table! It is truly icy blue.

I am afraid that you've posted to the wrong party. I host two parties. One on Thursday evenings called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" which is what you've linked to. I think you meant to link to my Saturday/Sunday link party called "Seasonal Sundays" which is about all things seasonal.

I don't think your post got the traffic it deserved as it was at the wrong party. Why don't you link the same post again this coming weekend to Seasonal Sundays? The link goes up at 7 pm Saturday evening.

- The Tablescaper

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful. The icy blue is so pretty with the pinecones.