Wednesday, September 1, 2010

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Indigo is one of the colors of the rainbow! 
I'm joining in with MISS JENNY for Alphabe Rainbow summer school.  This week we are studying the color INDIGO

 Indigo is the color that is a hue lying between blue and violet

After looking at many photos on Flicker and Google I have decided that Indigo is in the eye of the beholder!  So this is my view of
INDIGO


This tablescape will have shades of blue and white
with 'touches' of Indigo
These white dishes with a blue pattern were found at a thrift shop
they have lots of chips but I loved the design and the were very inexpensive!  
They are marked Pontesa Ironstone made in Spain
They have a Modern feel to them
I used a blue  place mat, dinner plate and bread plate in the Pontesa pattern.  I added another white bread plate for some texture and topped it with a cobalt blue berry bowl. 
I used these wonderful milk glass goblets in a grape vine pattern
These goblets were a gift from my friend Mimi at In The Middle of Nowhere just because!
She also sent me some awesome tablecloths and you will see those at another time. Mimi and I both love milk glass and she was so kind to share some of her wonderful finds with me! 
I love how these goblets look!
The centerpiece is a loose bouquet of
garden flowers
Not a lot blooming right now but I got a little of this and that
A few white flowers and some greenery
A plate for sliced tomatoes and a silver tomato server
White napkins and my favorite silver
These napkin rings are the one's I won in a giveaway
I received 3 colors and today I'm using the INDIGO 
Don't you agree these are INDIGO? 
Between blue and purple? 
I thought you would agree! 
Did you notice the one gardenia in the flower arrangement?
I hope you have enjoyed my table today!

I am also joining in with these other fun parties
Suzanne at COLORADO LADY



Always,
Linda

45 comments:

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, I wimped and didn't do anything for Indigo...all I kept on thinking was that there was a band called the Indigo girls. Your interpretation of indigo is wonderful. I love the indigo berry bowls. Also love the tomato spoon...you have to have one! Joni

signed...bkm said...

Lovely - and Yes, Indigo truly is in the eye of the Beholder....bkm

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Linda Sweetie...
I love, love these dishes. How beautiful your table setting is. Just gorgeous. I love the indigo blues, boy are they ever beautiful. The little bowls and the salt and pepper shaker, oh be still my little heart.

Your garden flowers are just beautiful my friend, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with me today. I have enjoyed my visit so much.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I do believe that you are the Queen of beautiful dishes! I would call your blue, indigo blue and I love it. It mixes so well with the milk glass. I just love those goblets.

hugs
Sissie

Jo said...

wow, what a truly pretty table ... yes i think indigo is subject to personal interpretation ... and i love yours!!!

gail said...

Definitely indigo.....without a doubt! And pretty, pretty. I love the blue and white...I mean indigo and white dishes. You've done it again with great photographs.
(and thanks for your help, once again)
hugs,
gail

Chickens in the Basement said...

As pretty as that blue is, the milk glass is still my favorite. Your flowers are lovely! And the butterfly in your header is gorgeous. Did you take that photo?

Sarah said...

The napkin rings are definitely indigo! Your table is lovely. I always thing milk glass looks terrific with blue or indigo! ~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely lovin' your tablescape! What really caught my eye (in addition to the goblets) was the candle holder!

Angela said...

Just beautiful! They just don't make dishes pretty like that any more.

Vintage Thingie Thursday!
Angela

MOLLYE said...

Hi Linda, You always set such a beautiful table. Beautiful pieces.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Those ironstone dishes are wonderful, my favorite vintage dishes have some chips on them as well- it just means they've been extra loved! PS- I have the sugar bowl and creamer that match your goblets. :) Happy VTT!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Linda,
Your Indigo is lovely :) You set a pretty table. I keep telling myself to set a pretty table for me & hubby...one of these days.
Warmly,
deb :)

Annesphamily said...

Linda you should be a decorator! You could decorator those model homes! You should have a business because you have one incredible talent my friend! I love the indigos. Hugs Anne

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty - you did a great job! Beautiful flowers! The clear, deep blue dishes are my favorite. I would have a collection of them if room allowed.

Julie Harward said...

Very lovely and I do love indigo...fun to say and spell and wear and see! :D

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Oh, very pretty table. The Indigo is gorgeous! And the milk glass goblets are wonderful. Mimi is just so sweet!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Beautiful, Linda, and I agree, it IS indigo. You have set a beautiful table. Those plates are SO pretty...and unique.

I love the milk glass goblets. I recall that my mom had a set like that when I was growing up, but I'm sure it's been boxed up for about 30 years. Maybe I should rescue it, huh?

Hope all is well and that you're having a great week.

Love,
Patti

Debbie said...

And you get gifts sent to you too...WOW you are really special Linda...I knew that:) I like your take on Indigo...I am with ya..this is a touch call on color:) Beautiful table setting.

Susan said...

Very nice table setting, Linda. Very, very nice. Susan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, I love your indigo and white table setting. Looks great. Hope you have a great Labor day weekend in case I can't get on line out of town.

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, the blue, I mean indigo and white is so clean and crisp looking. The milk glass looks great with those dishes.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love the indigo mixed with the milk glass. Beautiful!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

My name is PJ. said...

Blue and white is such a crisp color combo...yet still soothing. Lovely post, Linda!

BECKY said...

Linda, I love blue and white combinations, in almost everything! Your dishes and table are just beautiful...and yes, soothing!

Deb said...

Very pretty!

jeff campbell said...

Once again Linda...such wonderful items and place settings. If I ever have a tea party for my prayer group ladies will you come and help me? Peace and blessings

Sue said...

Can I come over for dinner?

=)

the cape on the corner said...

i love this tablescape! it looks really great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I totally agree. I found indigo was many different shades when I looked on Google. I love your table.

Tina said...

Nice table! Those napkin holders are just darling!

Anitra Cameron said...

So beautiful! I love the blue and white plates! My mom and I have both collected blue and white for years, decades, actually, and that's one I've never seen. If I'd been there, I'd probably have wrestled to the floor to get it,lol!

Jeanne said...

I love your lovely tablescape and the blue depression glass can serve as indigo just fine. I too love the milk glass goblets. The grape pattern is my fave and the most collectible for a lot of collectors. Your fresh flowers are so pretty. I bet the gardenia smelled sooo good.

Happy VTT
Hugs, Jeanne

Jenny said...

What a great link to the most difficult color in Rainbow Summer School.

Your tablesetting is glorious, as always, and those napkin rings are really charming.

Thanks for sharing your treasures with us.

I really enjoyed my stop here.

A+

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, what a striking table setting, it's gorgeous! I love, love indigo and white!!! Your dishes are beautiful and your milk glass, awesome! I love my milk glass too!

Hugs,
Nancy

PERMANENT POSIES said...

That was beautiful! Indigo is between blue and purple. I didn't actually know that until we had to write about it...ha.

Miss Merry said...

The richness of the indigo is complimented by the quiet white. What a wonderful pairing and such a pretty table.

Marlis said...

I love the Indigo. It's very deep in color and offsets the white beautifully. Very lovely table.

mrs. c said...

As usual a lovely table scape and I adore the milkglass goblets! I too think that indigo is in the eye of the beholder!

Claudie said...

We have book stores that are called INDIGO. LOVE YOUR VERSION of it Linda.. and I like saying that word.....INDIGO.
Love Ya
Love Me
xoxoxo

Entertaining Women said...

I like the indigo mixed with the softer shade of blue. You found some great dishes at a wonderful bargain. Very creative take on indigo...I think that you may win the prize. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

Bill said...

Hi Linda,

Wonderful blue/indigo and white table! Your garden flowers look so fresh and pretty. I especially enjoyed the photos that gave us a peek at nature through your windows. Nicely done!

Have a great weekend!
Bill

Douce France..... said...

It's very nice and inviting!

Chatty Crone said...

Nice table setting - you go girl - loved the blue as you know. The flowers too.

sandie

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love the pattern on the dish and your milkglass looks great with it. Blue and white--always a favorite.