Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday!

This is a busy week for many of us here in the U.S.A. with Thanksgiving on Thursday. I’m going to combine my Blue Monday Post with my Tablescape Tuesday Post because my tablescape is predominately blue. I’m flying up North to Seattle on Tuesday and I’m busy getting all my ducks in a row…


I set this table for two putting together anything blue and gold that I had at our condo in Southern California.


I just picked up the Santa and the Gold large floral ornaments at my favorite little thrift store in town. The Snowflake napkins and Tablecloth are Big K Martha Stewart that were clearanced after Christmas last year. I also purchased the snowflake napkin rings at the Christmas clearance.


The Blue holly dishes are Target Christmas clearance from a couple years ago. The blue beaded sprays are also from Target clearance. The glasses, which I love the shape of, are from my favorite little thrift store. I was sorry they only had two, but most days it’s just the two of us here in the condo anyway.

So if you’d like to see more Blue Monday click over to Sally’s on Monday and if you’d like to see more Tablescapes click over to Susan’s on Tuesday!

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and demanding a ransom for me to access them. Iā€™m slowly cleaning up many of my posts where PB have added ugly black and grey boxes where my photos used to be. So frustrating!

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.

51 thoughts on “Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday!

  1. What a beautiful table setting with so many bargains! I have pink glasses like your little golden one, they are so thin and delicate I am scared to use them! I love blue, too, of course, and things with snowflakes make me swoon. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. wow..ellen.your photos and tables are something wonderful! The flower below, the hymn, the Emma State Wood photos were magnificent. Have a wonderful week, and Thanksgiving with family.


  3. Lovely, Helen! And such good finds! As usual, your photographs are incredible. I love coming to your blog and being greeted by such loveliness. Thanks so much.


  4. Ellen, this is stunning. I love the blue and gold together. Your thrift store finds are perfect and look elegant as well as festive on your tablescape. We can do wonders buying on clearance. I love clearance.


  5. Ellen, that table looks so festive. That shade of blue looks great with the gold!

    I set my table for Thanksgiving (Jeanie and Jim are coming) and noticed that the “silver” rims on my wedding china, Noritaki from 1970, is tarnished. Hmmmm. I’m not about to polish the rims on everything. Besides, I think it means that the protective coating has worn off. I wonder if it is poisonous?

    Oh well……….

  6. Oh, Ellen…this has to be the best yet! This table is pure MAGIC! It is sooo beautiful and so very festive! I would to be at your table! :o) Have a very happy holiday week, my friend…Wishing you & yours a wonderful Thanksgiving ((HUGS))

  7. Ellen, this is absolutely gorgeous! The blue and gold look wonderfully together.

    Have a nice and safe trip tomorrow — I know you will have LOADS of fun seeing your friends and family for Thanksgiving.


  8. What a stunning tablescape! Now that it just hubby and me most nights for dinner, I am having more luck at thrift stores and clearance aisles. A pretty table makes even a PB&J taste better.

  9. Ellen, your table settings are always STUNNING…… so beautiful that they could be in any decorating magazine. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!

  10. Ellen – that is a beautiful table setting – I love the dishes! Good for you getting things on sale last year – i get so tired of the stores I just don’t want to set foot in them after Christmas.

  11. What are you planning to serve on these beautiful plates? I think I need to find a different house to eat Thanksgiving dinner. My sister might be poisoning us (Kathy B comment).

  12. Beeeeeuuuutiful! (I spelled the way I am sayin’ it!!) You are one smart shopper!
    The table is peaceful looking šŸ™‚ I love blues. All shades!
    Have a blessed and joy filled Thanksgiving!

  13. Oh these are so beautiful! And festive too! I just love anything blue and paired with gold, oh its lovely! Thanks for sharing! This is truly a gorgeous tablescape!


  14. Oh, my goodness! Ellen, your table is too gorgeous for words! You really know how to make a tablescape sing!! Everything about it is so lovely – the dishes, the napkins and napkin rings – everything. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia šŸ™‚

  15. Hi Ellen, This is simply spectacular. I never knew how much I liked blue dishes until I saw yours. ~Wow~ Amazing elegance. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.~Melissa šŸ™‚

  16. It’s a blue Christmas, and I’m loving it! What bargains you used, and it yet it looks so elegant and beautiful! I have never seen blue Christmas dishes. Those are wonderful, and your napkin rings, your santa… can you tell, I love it all. laurie

  17. Those are the most unusual napkin rings I think I’ve ever seen. They are so pretty. The blues and gold are such good complements to each other. Love the soft tones of both.
    Your Santa is absolutely gorgeous. Adds a wondertful look to the table. Those glasses have a lovely design. Maybe one day you will find more like them.


  19. This is beautiful. I love the color…so cool to the sight, like seeing snow all over. It takes out the monotony of traditional green and red colors too. I love your plates and the Santa!….Christine

  20. Ellen, I never realized how beautiful blue and gold were together…this is stunning! Aren’t you the smart one…combining Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday! šŸ™‚ Multi-tasking at it’s best! Seriously, this is a gorgeous table and I love the china and those wonderful glasses…I like their shape, too! Thanks for such a lovely post! Susan

  21. I love all your blue.. Your finds at the thrift store are marvelous.. Wish we had those type treasures here. Thanks for swinging by.. I’m glad you liked the pheasant. I’ve had the most fun with all the wildlife things this year…~lynne~

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