Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday!

Since we had a blue and white tablescape for our daughter Katie’s birthday on Saturday I’m combining Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday this week!  My sister Lana G! was over and helped with the details on the tablescape while Dear and I prepared dinner for the party. Dear made both soups we were serving for the dinner. His famous Tomato Rice Soup is one he’s been making since his college days from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. The second soup was a Potato Leek Soup with Bacon and Havarti cheese that we used the best of 3 recipes to come up with. Both soups were yummy and well received.


My daughter Katie gave me the star bundt cake pan for Christmas so I decided to make her the Bundt Spice cake she enjoys. Here are the thick hearty soups we served along with bread and salad…


For more Blue Monday posts visit Smiling Sally and on Tuesday for more tablescapes visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007 to 2015 hostage and has replaced them all with ugly black and grey boxes asking for a ransom to have them re-published. Such a frustrating bother as I go through each post to delete the ugly boxes.

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.

38 thoughts on “Blue Monday and Tablescape Tuesday!

  1. Ellen, this is wonderful! I love the whole tablescape, and that food looks delicious! I love your blue plates and the cute blue bow on that cake! Beautiful as usual. Happy Birthday to your dear one!


    Sheila 🙂

  2. I’m craving the potato leek soup….and the spice cake- Mmmm! I may have to get that star bundt pan it makes a very pretty cake. Your tablesetting is very pretty. The blue tablecloth with the all white dishes very elegant. Happy Holidays! ~ Robyn

  3. Soup is a perfect choice for this oaccasion and time!! Your table is set so nicely and Katie looks very pleased with it all! The star cake is very pretty! Happy times for all!

  4. Beautiful table!! You always have such pretty tables. What a wonderful celebration. I’m curious now….what do you have hanging from the chandelier? Looks like pictures. I am guessing pictures of the birthday girl. If so, that is a cute idea too!

  5. I haven’t baked a bundt cake in years, but I may have to dig out my bundt pan – I’m really getting cravings! What a beautiful table setting! Beautiful blues for Blue Monday.

  6. All I can say is WOW. how perfectly beautiful. The star bundt pan is fabulous and festive and I love the photo with the candles lit. You both look great. I can’t forget the food. Yum!! Thanks for sharing your blue today.


  7. once again…white dishware…the fabulous staple of any decor! YEAH (ok, do i appear biased?) LOL

    it sure looks like there was great fun to be had by all…and my goodness who would not? how great is that table?

    and to have homemade goodies..that is always the best!

    ellen thank you so much for your blog visit and kind words 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness. Not only did you set a wonderful table you served some delicious looking goodies here.. hugs ~lynne~

  9. The table is lovely and the food looks delicious. That reminds me, it’s time to get in the kitchen and start fixing dinner. Now you’ve made me hungry for soup. Would love to have a piece of that cake too.
    Happy New Year.

  10. Ellen, thanks for visiting my blog! What a wonderful family you have and so happy you could be together like that! That Miss Hope in the red coat, to precious.
    Your Tablescape is so pretty and just right for New Years, food looks yummy! What a nice time!
    What part of Washington do you hope to get back to?
    I am in Washington, North of Everett.
    We are happy to be thawing out, now going to get back to rain and rain and wind this week!

    Blessings to you and yours ,

  11. Hello; Wow I love the cake, it sure looks very yummy… As for you table setting it is so lovely, it reminds me of ice and snow, that is a good thing. lol Love the bottom photo how sweet they are.

    Happy New Year.


  12. Beautiful! The cake is amazing! And I want ALL the soups! YUM! You must be a fab cook…everything looks wonderful! Love the simplicity of the white tablescape…so elegant! Thanks for another wonderful TT. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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