Monday, January 28, 2013

Icy Blue

This is my first table since having surgery on my wrist in December.  It's been a slow and painful recovery and I still have a long way to go.

This is the first time I've felt like playing with my dishes, so I hope you will be kind with my first effort.  It was a little bit of a challenge gathering things up with one hand.

I love these blue dinner plates I found at Goodwill about a year ago.  I googled the letters on the back of the plate -mse.  What a surprise and delight to discover they are a Martha Stewart line. The salad plates are Mornay by Mikasa, Flatware Venetian by Community.








 Fire-King Blue Azurite Delphite Square Cup and Saucer

 The Tea Cozy was a gift from my sweet friend Marydon.


Pale shades of icy blue set for a Winter table.


26 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

The table is lovely, I can't imagine doing all this with one hand. I like the MS blue plates you found and the square teacups are quite unusual.
Judith

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the pretty MS plates. Your seta up is beautiful and the pieces of ice like runner, is simply perfect, along with the blue touches. A perfect winter's table.
FABBY

Diane said...

I love those blue plates, too. I never can seem to find a pretty blue dinner plate. Beautiful job!

Antiques And Teacups said...

You did a wonderful job! Very elegant! Love the glass pieces down the center, and the pieces work so well together!
Thakns for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

The Zeigler Homestead said...

This is all so elegant. You did an awesome job with one hand. Hope it heals more quickly for you.
--Susie

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

A perfect winter tablescape -- the soft colors make the table look like it was kissed by the evening frost. Beautiful ... and my favorite color!

Debra

Bernideen said...

This table looks very pretty. I am glad your wrist is healing and I am sure it will take time. You don't want any setbacks. Isn't it hard to hold back when you are ambitious and eager. I look forward to seeing you post this on "Friends Sharing Tea".

Crystal Grandeur said...



Lovely piece of work on the table.very soothing..:):)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Very serene colours. This tablescape is just perfect for winter!

Pat said...

Beautiful winter table.

Sylvia said...

You did a great job with just one hand to use. It's a very pretty and peaceful tablescape. Love the shade of blue.

Terri said...

I wish I could do as well with two hands! You are amazing, one handed! I do hope that your healing speeds up for you and that you are setting tables easily soon : )
The colors are lovely for winter. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
You set a lovely table with only one good hand. I had sprained my hand and wrist earlier in the month and I had trouble just with that! I wish you a complete and speedy recovery. Thank you for coming to tea and I hope you have a beautiful day. Take care!

Blessings,
Sandi

Snap said...

Love the Fire King Blue Azurite cup and saucer. What a marvelous, elegant table. Perfect for winter. Nice to have you back and I can't imagine setting the table with one hand! Hope you recover quickly. Happy Tea Day!

Beth said...

Your table looks pretty, Jocelyn! I love the goblets and your tea cozy too. Hope your wrist is healed very soon.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love the Fire King cup and saucer. Your table looks so beautiful. Thanks you so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Betty Stapleton said...

What a lovely table you have set, so elegant. Thank you for sharing.

sandy said...

It all looks so lovely! You did a wonderful job!
Have a great week!
sandy :)

Alycia Nichols said...

You poor baby!!! I'm so sorry!!! I hope the painful part is over. I will (finally!) be having my 1st shoulder surgery in March or early April, and I have a feeling I'm going to be in the same boat, different paddle. I'm NOT looking forward to it other than that it might rid me of the original pain. Anyway, I am so sorry to hear that you have been down and out. You did a wonderful job on your "comeback" table! :-) I don't know how in the world you were able to get that napkin fold goin' on with one hand, sister, but you did it!!! Take it slow and feel better soon!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am glad you're feeling better! It is hard when you wish to do more than you're able to. Your tablescape looks beautiful. The icy blue colors are perfect for this time of the year.
Kathy

Marigene said...

Jocelyn, beautiful icy table...and it is freezing cold here, never got above 20° today. Love those Fire King Charm cups...they go so nicely with the MS plates, which I think you will find to be quite versatile.
I hope your wrist is healing well, I know it isn't nearly as fast as you would like!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh, I feel for you with your hand. I hope it is coming along better now! your table is beautiful and so peaceful with the cool blue and white. I think it would be so lovely to sit here. Linda

Marlis said...

Praying that your recovery is full and that is goes quickly. A gorgeous table!! I do so love those blue plates. They are perfect with your beautiful salad plates. Get well, xo marlis

Elaine said...

Icy Blue is the perfect title for this tablescape, yet it doesn't seem cold at all. Maybe, it's that tea cozy that makes the difference! I had to give up tablescaping for awhile after I had knee surgery (all my dishes are in the basement) but I can't imagine being without the use of one hand! Well, you did a wonderful job with this table, and I hope you heal up quickly!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a lovely table! So very pretty! I hope the pain lessens for you daily. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathleen said...

Hope you are feeling better each day!

Love your icy blue tablescape, the blue plates are so pretty!

Thank you so much for linking to Let's Dish!