Blue and white seem to be among the most popular colors for tablescapes. A great way to begin is with a basic white table setting and add a blue vase, blue napkins, or even blue hydrangeas to create your own elegant tablescape.
This is a glimpse of one of the blue and white tablescapes I have set in the past. Since it is one of my favorite color combinations, I have plenty of examples to show you. Then, at the bottom of this post I will share my Which one? Wednesday with a blue and white tablescape comparison.
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Blue and white tablescape inspiration:
You can see more of the details of this lovely table here. For these place settings I used a chinoiserie print tablecloth and white linen placemats which which were paired with white linen napkins. Cobalt blue starburst chargers are a favorite of mine when styling a blue and white table. I used white Lenox dinner plates topped with blue peony salad plates by Caskata. The natural choice for the centerpiece was a vase of peonies.
This great summer tablescape shows you how you can do blue and white casual! Toss a blanket over a table for a quick and colorful tablecloth. In the middle of the table I gathered some beachy and nautical items for a day at the ocean kind of feel. My napkin rings were made by simply gluing starfish onto dollar store plastic napkin rings. You see you don’t need blue dinner plates, white plates work just fine for this dining table. White salad plates with a nautical rope pattern topped off the plate stack with my DIY white chargers trimmed with seashells. It is little details like those that show your guests that you put extra thought into your table setting.
The different patterns used on this Easter tablescape made for a beautiful tablescape. I think now a centerpiece of white hydrangeas would be a fresh look on this table? Even though there are lots of patterns the repeating blue and white give it a cohesive look. Varying heights of chinosiere porcelains brought interest to the center of the table. If you are planning a Fourth of July table, you might want to consider going blue and white!
Which one? Wednesday
High end blue and white tablescape:
These could be your high end choices for an elegant tablescape in blue and white. This table set for four would cost you $2736.20! WHOA! I know which table I am going to shoot for!
Estelle Colored glass wine glasses, set of six – $185
Blue and White Herend bunnies, sitting – $345.00 standing – $925.00
Blue and White Chinoiserie lidded vase – $135.20
Juliska Mademoiselle pleated napkins – $24.00 each
Blue Mediterraneo Stella 2-Piece Dinner Plate Set – $525
Low end blue and white tablescape:
You can see this tablescape would not be all that different EXCEPT when you go to purchase the items! A table for four set with these items would run you $304.00!
Blue Flora wine glasses, set of 4 – $69.00
Chinosiere bunny from Ballard Designs – $36.00 each
Mikasa lidded Chinoiserie ginger jar – $42.00
Pottery Barn napkins, set of 4 – $25.00
Viva Santorini Diamond Dinner Plate – $24.00
Now the fun part…which one would you choose? I am one of those who would likely pick most items from one board and might splurge on one item from the other. I REALLY like those pleated napkins!! I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest that you collect plenty of white pieces for your tablescapes. White china is always in style and it is so easy to just add color with linens and centerpieces. Don’t forget, for beautiful crystal, silver and china, you can always hit up estate sales!