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Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's Blue & White & Blue & White & Blue . . . .

So I was talking with my sister-in-law Doris a little while ago,
and she mentioned something from the blog, and I said,
"Gee, I haven't posted anything today.  Eh, so what?"

But it sparked a little idea in my mind.

I decided that this week I am going to post each day.  
Yeah, again, so what?  Hey, it's a goal, and I'm sticking to it.

This ain't gonna be a Pulitzer winner, friends.
However, Howard won't be home from work till nearly midnight, so no dinner to cook. . . .
(Do you cook dinner for yourself when you are home alone? Last night I had a bowl of broccoli for supper).

All right.  Enough palavering.
Here's my post for today, and as my grandmother would have said,
"That's all there is, and what are you goin' to do about it?"

It seems that Blogger is playing fast and loose with the normal rules of posting pictures,
and I'm having a wee bit o'trouble getting them where I want them to go.

Therefore I'm just going to put them all in a bunch, and you sort it out.
No, only kidding ... kind of.  I am just going to post them, and I'll explain at the end.

Welcome to a really cheap blue and white table!

The obligatory stomach's eye view.

And that's all, folks!
From Dollar Tree -- big wine glasses, large white basket weave border dinner plates, little tea light spheres (they are so chubby and cute).  Also the plate stand that is holding the plate.
From Christmas Tree Shops -- those blue and white balls, one buck a pop.
Goodwill -- the cake plate, that I took apart for this setting and stood the plate up, and used the stand part to raise up a blue fishy bowl that I got at a museum store on clearance for $7.  Also the napkins are GW.
Restaurant plates with cobalt and gold borders -- a gift from my Mom.
The hobnail milkglass S&Ps were also my Mom's.
The bowls?   CTS again.  Clearance.
The very old plated flatware, eBay.

Can't remember where I got the Delft pitcher, but it was not a thrift buy.

Tomorrow?  It's a look back at what we did to transform our kitchen to better suit our old house, and the compromises that you just live with, because . . . that's life. See, Doris was telling me about their master bathroom renovation, and the subject of compromises came up.  So, Doris, you are responsible for today and tomorrow's blog posts.  It's all your fault.  -- Cass

Linky Parties

Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps On The Porch.  Click here!
Leigh of Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursday.  Click here!
At Coloradolady blog, it's Vintage Thingies Thursday. Click here!
And it's an Open House Party at No Minimalist Here.  Click ... here!


  1. It may be a CHEAP tablescape, but it sure is a pretty one too!!

    Cheap and easy - - - that's how I like things.

  2. Very pretty tablescape, Cass. I like making them for two...all the impact, less work!! Meals, too, except I hate to eat alone. Usually just cereal!!


  3. You know I love anything blue and white -- and did I spy "our" glasses?


  4. I am alone at the yellow house a lot. Two nights this week I have had hummus and nacho chips for supper! I could not post every day-I am too ADD or something. I get distracted by books, flowers, the cat, and most every thing else. I love blue and white and your table for two is charming. I love cheap too!

  5. Hey Cass I'm trying to be more organized with posting too. And, to answer your question I don't really "cook" when I'm home alone - just kinda graze...

    Love the blue and white and on a bargain it's even better.


  6. That's a very pretty thrifted tablescape. A bowl of broccoli?? I love not having to cook supper for my hubby if he's late. I eat a p b sandwich and maybe run to the store and get some sinful potato chips and a chocolate bar. They make me feel good when I have to eat alone. So bad!!

  7. You KNOW I love this post, Cass! Cheap??? No...classic, I say!...hugs...Debbie

  8. The blue and white is so pretty. Love the blue pitcher. Ahh...Dollar tree, I posted that I went and go the white wire basket you had and alot of fall goodies too!

  9. Cass- Broccoli for dinner? Throw a little chicken and rice in for me, will ya? Love your blue and white post-It is so fresh looking..and doesn't LOOK cheap..of course, neither did my ex-husband's girlfriend but looks can be deceiving! xo Diana

  10. I don't think blue and white can ever be cheap! I LOVE it and have quite a collection (it is on my blog if you want to see). I LOVE that bowl with the fish on it!!!! Hope you can do a blog each day, you are a better waman than I am:):) XO, Pinky

  11. It have have been cheap to get the pieces but it sure does not look cheap! Love the simplicity of the blue and white. My first visit from Bwt Naps...I'll enjoy looking around in the morning!

  12. Cass~ Such a lovely little table setting.

    Yes I do cook for myself, or my children and myself even when hubby isnt here. But it is harder to cook for just me because I like variety and cooking a little bit of food is not something I am accustomed to. I have cooked for a large family for so long, first my family growing up and then my husband and children. I am really not sure what will happen when all my kiddos grow up and move away and I have to get used to just cooking for the two of us again.

  13. wow .. what a beautiful .. table scape i like the color combination of blue and white ..

  14. I don't really cook, so when he is not here to cook for me, I tend to eat from the freezer. Thank goodness for Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice frozen dinners!
    I have always loved blue and white china. Nice setting,

  15. Just gorgeous! I love the bowls, such pretty little table. I cook very simple when I'm alone, I just look for what's in the frizer. I love blue and white, I love the votives! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. FABBY

  16. That's a tall order to post every day, I try and do every 4. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

  17. What a pretty table! I just love blue and white, especially when it is hot out. I really like your vintage silver flatware. I have been really looking at that lately. I don't cook when I am by myself unless it is a couple of eggs.

  18. Guess I wasn't the only one with blue and white on the mind this week! Very pretty, Cass.

  19. Love all your blue and white, can't beat it!
    Have you tried Live Writer? I could never go back to blogger again. The picture process is a breeze.
    I don't remember if I answered your question about Duralee. It is in Bay Shore. If you came out via Southern State it is the 5th Ave No exit. Great stuff, cash only.

  20. Beautifully done.

    Loved the blue and white

    Karin Şen Cankan

  21. "Palavering" Now THERE'S a word for ya! I had to Google it to make sure what it meant! I think it will forever be etched in my vocabulary now! :-) Blue & white tables are always the cat's pajamas, and yours is no exception! Blue and white is the epitome of simplicity and elegance all in one...that's what makes it so cool! Very nice!


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