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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Clear glass salad bowl (my mother’s) tops Royal Warwick, Lochs of Scotland dinner plate (purchased at a garage sale a few years ago).  Those pointed napkins are supposed to look like sailboats.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
The blue glass chargers, and the swirls on the edges of them remind me of the ocean.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
The ruffled baby blanket made me think of white wave caps on the ocean.  I know, that same blanket made me think of snow drifts when I used it in a winter tablescape.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
The centerpiece is an island in the middle of the ocean.  From the beach, you can see a tree and some flowers.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Salad dressing was served in a blue creamer (estate sale purchase), which rests on unmarked plate that I’ve had too long to remember where I got it. 
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
I did remember to put a butter knife on this plate before we ate dinner (Port of Plymouth, Made in England, purchased at a flea market).
Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Thank you for coming to sail with me today.  I’m linking to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Laurie @ Vinyet Etc said...

WOW! Your home is HUGE! and stunning!!! I am still drooling over your goblets!

~Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

xinex said...

I like your imagination, Laurie. Cool napkin fold, thanks for the instructions. I love your blue and white plates, very pretty...Christine

20 North Ora said...

Love that table! Love your blue dishes and accents and really like those napkins. I knew instantly that they were sailboats.

Great job!

Anonymous said...

The sailboat napkin fold is wonderful, Laurie! Your table is beautiful!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your tablescape makes me want to sail away! Love those blue glass chargers and goblets! And I knew immediately that those napkins were sailboats! I couldn't help but admire all those bookcases in the background! Beautiful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You clever gal you!
Those sailboat napkins are but the cutest!
I love the layers of blue and the ruffles for waves, it's truly stunning!
Hugs friend,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the napkin fold! I'm going to try to remember that! And the dishes are beautiful. I have a blue kitchen and I try to find blue nautical...anything! lol Sweet hugs!


Beautiful table and the napkin fold is awesome...what a great idea! Your blue and white dishes are gorgeous too. Big hugs,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The cobalt blue and white combo - one of my favorites! The blue goblets are so pretty.
Enjoying this weather - hope it will last for some time.

Sarah said...

Laurie, with all the blue and white details, you are ready to sail. The napkin fold is clever. Thanks for the tutorial. I read your kitchen post earlier, but couldn't comment because I was on my iPone. ;-) Love seeing your Q grouped together above your stove. Sorry there was an accident. Not so worried about the plate as I am about my friend. Hope you are OK and that the bruises don't hurt too much. Be careful! ~ Sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful 'scape! I LOVE that napkin fold! Thanks for sharing the instructions with us. Also enjoyed seeing some of your pretty home and how you display your treasures.


Palomasea said...

I think this may be one of my favorites! I love anything water-themed...gorgeous blue transfer-ware, cobalt dishes and glasses...and your napkins are darling! Thank you so much for the inspiration...
Love your creativity, dear Laurie...
Blessings and hugs,
- Irina

Marlis said...

Your napkins steal the show! Love your blue and white. The plates are wonderful pieces!!! Love the goblets too. Wonderful centerpiece too. Oh, just love this table, as you know I'm delving into the blues lately! xo marlis

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow Laurie, what a beautiful tablescape. I love it! Everything goes so well together. Many thanks for sharing.
How's the little guy?
Have a great week.

Diane said...

Laurie - I do not know if any of us can top this one! You thought of every little detail to make us all want to sail away! Those napkins are adorable and the ruffled blanket does look like waves! I am a little jealous of those Scottish Loch plates. All things Scottish - another obsession of mine. Is there no end to those - lol!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Laurie, I'm thinking that the ruffled blanket really does look like waves!! What a fun table to make us sail away with you. The napkins really sail us over the top! Great job.

Alycia Nichols said...

Ahoy, matey! Your imagination was really hard at work this week, Laurie! Great job! Yes...the napkins TOTALLY look like sailboats! When I first looked at the whole table, it reminded me of the nearby lake on Memorial Day weekend when we first see all the boats out on the water. And what a great use of the ruffled baby blanket! I can imagine the wave caps. Good comparison!!!

Your dining table has such a great backdrop to it with that whole wall of bookshelves!!! And the fireplace is right there so close for winter. It's just heaven!!!

Have a terrific weekend, and carry on, Captain! :-)

ellen b. said...

What a fun theme Laurie! Love the sailboat napkins!

Mary Ann said...

A beautiful theme and a beautiful table!

Marigene said...

Beautiful, and white table are way up there on my list of favorite tables. I love those Noritake Swirl dark blue stems, especially against the white "waves". That baby blanket makes a wonderful table topper.
Have a great week...

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
I just love your table and the blue and white just steals my heart away. Love the sailboat napkins and thank you for sharing the directions.
You pull together the best table settings and your imagination and creativity are always inspiring.
Have a blessed day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun table! Folding the napkins into boats is perfect. I can see doing a nautical birthday party for my Tiger!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you know anything with blue and white steals my heart. Thanks for checking out my issues and for the prayers. fondly ~lynne~ said...

How creative! I am mesmerized by the white ruffly topper in the center, that is beautiful! Your napkins are a very fun touch to your sail away table, it is all so lovely!

Dewena said...

This table is my second favorite table of yours, the first still being your cowboy table for your husband's birthday! But this one is refreshing and the room behind the table is just lovely.

Palomasea said...

Thank you so much, dear Laurie, for such kind words! :)
I think I could post on something French every day, and never tire of it! heee...
I hope you can visit some of those party links, it will be fun...
Have a splendid weekend!
Love and blessings,
- Irina

Mimi said...

The table and the room- wow- I want to see more- and more!!

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! I love the napkins, I must give it a try, but I don't know!
Yes the blue plate is very ocean like!
Great job!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I just love the ruffled baby blanket idea on the table for whitecaps. Cute. The sailboat napkins are perfect for the blue and white transferware plates.

Rettabug said...

Laurie, I think this table is just very creative to make the napkins into sail boats & I agree the ruffles DO look like waves!

All your pretty blues play together so well. I had a set of steak knives that matched your flatware & I gave them away years ago because, at the time, I didn't have anything blue. *Kick~Kick* I'm not getting rid of any more stuff!!! My DD can do it when I'm gone.

Thanks for sharing the directions on the napkins. It would be cute for a grandson's birthday!