Tablescaping in Blue and White

Welcome to the 7th Tablescape Thursday!

I don’t know what it is about a crisp, white, linen tablecloth and napkins…but I love ’em, especially with a blue and white tablescape.

Blue and White Tablescape with Silk Magnolia Blossoms
Magnolias and wisteria…sooo romantic.

A couple of years ago, I begin to collect salt cellars to use in my table settings. It just seems like such a simple, yet wonderful way to spoil your dinner guest. It eliminates having to pass around a salt shaker and your guest will be able to salt their food to their individual taste.

Zipper cut, crystal salt cellars paired with salt spoons in the same pattern as the sterling…

And just to spoil my guest (and family) a little bit more, I’m using a special salt that melts easily when sprinkled over food.

This particular brand is highly rated and reasonably priced.

This french salt, Fleur de Sel, is another great salt to use. I had trouble locating it locally, but it’s readily available online.

I liked pairing the crystal goblets with the crystal salt cellars in this tablescape.

Cloches are so versatile…so many fun ways to use them in tablescapes and vignettes! This cloche came from a antique shoppe near my home. It’s really nice and large so it worked well as a centerpiece in this tablescape.

I bought these cute, ceramic blue and white balls a couple of years ago to use as a decorative accent in my upstairs family room. I recently found out, they are actually called carpet balls and were often used in parlor games back in Victorian Days.

Every tablescape needs a little candlelight!

Years ago I purchased a coffee type drink that came in these cobalt blue bottles. I thought the bottles were too pretty to throw away. So, I just kept saving them…having no idea how I might use them one day. I love how they look mixed in with this blue and white table setting.



I love using a sugar scuttle instead of a regular sugar bowl. You can find them for very reasonable prices on eBay. When you have a large party, they are great to put out where you have your coffee available for your guest.
Some times I fill the scuttle with sugar cubes and use little silver tongs instead of the scoop…

Blue and White…it will always be one of my very favorite combinations!

Blue and White Tablescape with Silk Magnolia Blossoms
Information about items used in the tablescape above: China is Churchill, Blue Willow, Crystal is Waterford, pattern Araglin, Sterling is Towle, King Richard. Chargers came from Neiman Marcus, online about a year ago…Horchow had them, too. I’ve had the napkin rings for years but apparently they still make them because I saw them in a Macy’s about two weeks ago. Found the crystal salt cellars on eBay.

Have a wonderful weekend…see you here on Sunday eve for Metamorphosis Monday!

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  1. Susan this is just beautiful. As usual you outdid yourself. The blue and white is so pretty and the carpet balls with the gorgeous magnolia flower are so perfect in the cloche. Your tablesetting is lovely as always. Thanks so much for joining the clocher party. This has been great fun. Hugs, Marty

  2. Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage says

    Susan! Beautiful table setting and cloches! Your blog is so refreshing!


  3. English Cottage in Georgia says

    Your tablescapes absolutely blow me away every time I visit. How you can be soooo creative and create stunning tables EVERY time is way beyond my abilities. You are such an inspiration.

  4. southerninspiration says

    Oh,oh, oh, so beautimous!!!:)


  5. I have been lurking at your blog for what seems like forever. I must say I love your tablescapes and your pictures are unbelievable! I love dishes and setting a table-but don't really like cooking, go figure. Since reading your blog and other Tablescape Thursday posts, I am inspired, challenged and excited about seeing what I can create. I might even need my own blog–who knows! Thank you so much.

  6. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Absolutely beautiful!! I don't know what else to say. My favorite color of blue.

  7. Blondie's Journal says

    Came the cloche and fell in love with the salt cellars and sugar scuttle!! Lovely, lovely details that will surely spoil any guest!!

    Love the magnolia and wisteria, too!!


  8. salmagundi says

    It's always fun to see an oldie but goodie again. I loved it just as much this time around. Sally

  9. Omgosh, this is beautiful!!! You have inspired me to do something for my family soon! Such a pretty table setting. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Beautiful tablescape. I don't remember seeing it the first time around. I love the cloche. And the individual salt cellars. I only have one I bought years ago at Restoration Hardware. I have it under one of my smaller cloches on my post. I wish I had purchased more, but who knew then that I would get totally up in tablescaping or blogging.

  11. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Susan just beautiful! I love your little salt cellars and spoons- I have several assorted cellars and just 1 tiny spoon. They are hard to find these days it seems!

    have a great weekend

  12. Terri and Bob says

    Bob is a huge salt fan… cooking with several different kinds but I don't think he has any salt cellars. I'll have to think about getting him some.

    This post is beautiful!!

  13. imjacobsmom says

    You're right Susan, this was an oldie but a GOODIE! It was fun to revisit. ~ Hope you have a nice weekend! ~ Robyn

  14. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    OH Susan you know how I loved this tablescape the first time I saw it. It brings back soooooooo many memories. Priceless memories. Hope all is well with you.
    hugs ~lynne~


    Susan – This is perfectly delightful. A blue and white tablescape is so calming and restful. I have many blue items boxed away and you make me anxious to get them out and review their gentleness. As always, your post is outstanding. Thank you for sharing.


  16. blushing rose says

    So rich & elegantly presented. Your choice of colors are so regal. Love it! TTFN ~ Marydon

  17. Oh, Susan, how beautiful! Now there you go again – putting us all to shame with your wonderfulness! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  18. Having never seen this post before, I truly enjoyed it! The use of the cobalt blue against the pure white was striking. Thanks for the opportunity for us "newbies" to see it. 🙂 Sue

  19. This is stunning! The flowers, the blue and white, the silver, and of course your lovely cloche! Cindy

  20. Jerralea says

    I love your blue and white tablescape! Your cloche is lovely.

  21. Melissa Miller says

    ~Stunning! Love the cloche in the center and the sweeping flowers. Just dreamy Susan. 🙂

  22. cedwards55 says

    Love this tablesetting and the cloche! I have to say also, those are great tassels on your candle holders.

  23. M.L. @ The House of Whimsy says

    Breathtaking! Do you remember when Victoria magazine use to devote an issue every year to Blue & White? It was my favorite one of the year. Thanks for sharing all this lovliness.

  24. Just breathtaking, Susan. So very pretty.
    Did you ever figure out how to enlarge our photos without cutting the right side off? I am having so much trouble with that…don't really know what to do about it.
    xo bj

  25. Allidink says

    Your tablescapes are so inspiring! So cute! I love your little salt cellars! I have a little sterling spoon but not the jar LOL. I love the idea though!

    All the best,

  26. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Simply stunning! I'd be in big trouble if I ever had to choose one of your tablescapes as a favorite because they're all gorgeous!

    Lovely idea with the cloche. I was so jazzed over all the cloche posts today that I went to Home Goods, Michael's & Ross. Not a cloche in site. They must hide & giggle while I look for them… I did find the other wire cage/cloche at Michael's. The ivory one is in my post. The newer one is taller & slimmer & green.

    ☺♥☺ Diane

  27. What a beautiful table! I love how you mixed the blues in with the white. The cloche is so pretty-alas I have none! And the tassel- How creative! Yes, you have outdone even yourself!
    Eye Candy-I voted!!

  28. It is beautiful Susan! Love all the blue and white! Nancy

  29. Oh my, Susan this just lovely.
    The blue and white just looks so fresh. I love the carpet balls. I never heard of them before, they look great under your cloche.

    Have a great weekend!

  30. **swoons** Oh you Southern Ladies do have the Touch! Salt Cellars. I need some! **blows kisses** Deborah

  31. Sharing with Sherri says

    Hi Susan,

    Oh I just love this tablescape, with all the blue and white, and touches of silver!! What adorable little tassels too! So sweet!

    Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!

  32. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    I'm still working my way through the list of Cloche folks. Having lots of fun!

    I love the magnolia in your cloche. Beautiful!

  33. This was another beautiful tablescape… So… when is your book coming out? You have made some of the most phenomenal tablescapes I've ever seen during this past few months…???? I'd buy it!!! Your photography is amazing!!!!?????

  34. Well, everyone knows I'm a huge fan of blue and white, so that grabbed me from the get-go! Your tables always do, however! I love the combination you put together for this cloche on your table. And I'm very enamored of the blue and white tassel! Did you make it?

  35. Sarah Anderson says

    Susan, lovely table. Blue and white is always a winner in my mind. Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful table setting.

  36. Susan that is a nice cloche and glad you reposted this since I don't remember it. What a beautiful table you set and I adore those white wisteria with the magnolia blooms! Darling!

  37. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    So very beautiful! You certainly have the magic touch!


  38. I don't remember this post so it was wonderful to see it today. I don't have a cloche yet. I feel so out of the loop using those at the moment. One of these days I will get one. Lovely tablescape. I have gotten introduced to things I would not have otherwise. Like salt cellars and scuttles. Oh and cloches too!

  39. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

  40. Michelle@Fromhousetohome says

    Just gorgeous! You have such a way of tablescaping, it's incredible!

  41. amariaf2000 says

    WOW! I love the idea of the little salt basin (I forget what you called it) at each setting. I have little fish – although I think they are really for some kind of sushi sauce – that would look really cute with salt in them! I will definitely be giving this a try! – LOVE that cloche, too!! So unique!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  42. Enchanted Rose Studio says

    Stunning! Absolutely stunning tablesccape! Your cloche is lovely and those little crystal salt cellars are just too darling! What a lovely touch. You are very gifted.

    Thank you for sharing!


  43. Love those blue bottles – they are a great addition to a beautiful tablescape.

  44. Lady Katherine says

    I love the salt cellars! Yes, I still want a sugar scuttle The cloche is lovely with the magnolias, as are the wonderful blue bottles, Wished I still drank coffee! lol

  45. Your cloche is pretty! There are so many ways things to do with them.
    Love it with your table setting , as always, great job!

  46. The blue and white is awesome! Also, thanks for telling us about the flaky salt — that looks great. I can't wait to try it!

  47. Miss Janice says

    Susan, this is soooo pretty…with the blue and white and those gorgeous magnolias! Awesome tablescape!

  48. The Country Nest says

    Susan, I am honored you came by my blog, thank you for the kind comments. I love your porch and so admire your tablescapes. You have introduced me to many new blogs and inspire me to set a better table. Thanks!

  49. Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility says

    GORGEOUS!!! That's all I can say!

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