Tablescape Tuesday ~ French Duvet & Blue

It’s time to visit Susan again at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Tuesday.


This week my inspiration came from a Goodwill purchase I made last week. The tablecloth on this table is actually a twin french ruffle duvet that I bought for $7.95. It’s from the Target Shabby Chic line and sells in the store with a pillow sham for $59 or $69 (I forget which). I came home pulled it out of the package (still pretty wrinkly) and gathered up everything I could find in blue or white in the condo.


The main patterned dishes are Johnson Bros. Indies. I purchased all the different pieces of this pattern at different times at Goodwill or other thrift stores. The Teapot is Blue Danube (Japan). The larger blue-gray plates are from a Target Holiday line a couple years ago that I bought on a really good clearance. I even bought the great silverplate with the letter B engraved on them from Goodwill. The little white jar with lid is Villeroy and Boch. Nothing on this table was purchased at full-price retail.



To see more tablescapes click here. (on Tuesday)

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

29 thoughts on “Tablescape Tuesday ~ French Duvet & Blue

  1. Your table is so pretty and the blue dishes are great! The square plates make them all the more interesting! Everytime you go into a Goodwill you must get excited to see what others have left for you!!

  2. Ellen,

    I still thinking using a duvet cover as a tablecloth is simply a stroke of genius on your part!!!

    [I haven’t been able to visit blogs, and I so look forward to catching up with your posts…] πŸ˜‰

  3. Hello Ellen B.,

    Beautiful blues. I’d be curious to know how many china patterns do you have? I thought I was a dishaholic, but I think you should be Queen of all dishaholics!

    have a fun evening.
    πŸ™‚ Cori G.

  4. Ellen I couldn’t help myself…I laughed outloud at your sweet/funny comment on my blog this morning!

    I LOVE the tablescape! You know things like this make me just want to set my table! My fav is the blue-white theme. I have a set of blue willow that was a gift—and I just love the mixing of several blues! This is really pretty!

    I can’t wait to see what else you are going to pull out of the bag!!! I am anxious to begin my Christmas table setting!

  5. Now that is gorgeous! I love how you put everything together. It looks like a table out of a beautiful magazine.

    Wish our thrift stores were like that!

  6. Love that tablecloth–very clever, Ellen! I really like this blue/white shceme…it is so elegant, yet so homey and inviting…Another winner! :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

  7. Ellen, I hope you will be celebrating at your beautiful table tonight. . .the key word is celebrate. .. I keep thinking about your comment of what your party might be tonight ..
    Praying for you today.

  8. I love your Blue and White. I have a wonderful collection of Blue Danube that I am going to do a Tablescape on in a few weeks.

    Pretty table!


  9. What a beautiful table! I love these dishes and the gray plates look great with it. Blue and white are just so pretty together.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  10. Oooh-la-la! It all looks very French to me! SO beautiful! Love the duvet idea–done it myself–even used bedspreads as tablecloths! I love how you ‘went’ with the wrinkles instead of ironing…it gives it more of a romantic feel. Just gorgeous!! Great job!

  11. Good morning Ellen B.,
    Thank you so much for continuing to pray for my family. They are a crazy mixed up bunch who don’t know the Lord and really don’t want to hear about Him. It saddens me when I think about the conditions of their hearts in relation to a loving merciful Savior who died to save them.

    I hope you have a wonderful day filled with many blessings.

    πŸ™‚ Cori G.
    I just love the little smiley face that appears when I hit the comment button.

  12. Sandra Lee doesn’t have anything on you, girl friend! Your table is beautiful. Blue is my favorite kitchen color…I love what you’ve done.

    Cori, I’ve got family like you describe…my heart grieves and I continue to pray God changes their hearts before it is eternally too late. I’ll pray for yours, too.

  13. So lovely! My hubby is particularly fond of blue and white china – he loves the willow pattern. So I know he’d appreciate sitting down to this table. Especially if you served him up some of that pasta your Dear loves πŸ™‚

  14. I have the same duvet cover on my guestroom bed! It looks great there, but it might look even better on your table! And what a beautiful tablescape it is!! Love the blue and white! So classic! Also what a score at the Goodwill! I LOVE that place!! Great job, it’s beautiful! *grins* Vanna

  15. I want to go to your Goodwill and find those dishes!! I love all Johnson Bros. patterns and these are especially yummy. Sally

  16. Ooooh, love the Johnson Bros. china! And your twin duvet looks so elegant and fancy as a tablecloth…would have not thought to do that! Love your creativity! And it just goes to show you can have a beautiful table without breaking the bank…just a little patience and diligence. Your centerpiece is sooo elegant! Thanks for sharing this great tablescape! Susan

  17. I think your table covering has much more character because of, not in spite of, the wrinkles. Really couldn’t be improved on, I don’t think. That is a stunning centerpiece.

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