Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Blue And White Brunch: The Dish Dish

And so finally... the dish on the Blue and White brunch! Admittedly, it was just a casual Sunday with a few girlfriends, but I hadn't entertained in such a long time! I wanted to empty out the china cabinet and use as many dishes as possible - mixing and matching to see what I could make of it.

To start--the dinner plates from our wedding china were the perfect chargers. And a recent addition, a set of Real Old Willow dinner plates, fit on top as if they were made for. A coffee cake called for the dessert plates from our wedding china. And for pre-brunch nibbles in the kitchen, the china pattern I picked out as an eight-year-old on vacation in Victoria BC (I would get a few pieces each year until I had a complete set at 15!).  

For the menus, I painted backers in a blue and white stripe, and then finished by making seating card/gift tags as the final touch for each guest.

 Here's the final dish:

More to come on flowers, food and the total look!

So... when you set the table, do you tend to stick to one pattern? Or do you mix and match?


  1. Good Morning

    Ever little details and thought in planning your luncheon is so beautiful. I would love to have been your guest on this very special and memorable day

    Helen xx

  2. Jeanne your setting looks wonderful! And what a special gift you gave to each person. You really can draw/paint straight


  3. Jeanne that looks delicate and elegant and classic. I LOVE your art work here, would make beautiful stationary. It must be such fun to dream something up and just be able to draw it.....lucky and talented girl that you are! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a lovely setting. I love mix and match when it comes to using dishes. I am new to your site and look forward to additional inspiring posts. :D

  5. Jeanne,
    I have some pretty blue and white Royal Copenhagen dishes that I adore but I must admit, I love mixing all white. I have natural linens, white linens and am thinking of adding black to the mix.
    Happy Wednesday!

  6. Lovely! Carolyne Roehm has nothing on your, my dear.
    C + C

  7. Oh, it's so charming and beautiful!!!! Your girlfriends must have felt so special. I love mixing and matching so that it's not too expected. Elements of fun are always a hit, as I'm sure your hand painted touches were.

    Can't wait to see more!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  8. so cheerful and welcoming! love all the custom touches to the placesettings, jeanne. i generally mix whites, and our wedding china is (you guessed it) a tone on tone with a silver band. now let's see more...


  9. Jeanne,
    You are such a gracious hostess! Look at that place setting!!! Simply beautiful and so classy. You should be a stylist, truly. I especially love the name cards with the attached mints / eggs.

  10. Jeanne-
    I know that they all felt like princesses! Your place settings were beautiful, and everything is so special.
    Can't wait to see the rest.

  11. When is the etsy shop coming? Tags, stationery - happy to be your first customer!

    1. Thanks, Q! I would LOVE to have you as a customer. Shop is coming soon... I'm reveling in summer and having a hard time being serious about anything, but do have some plans in the works! Stay tuned!
      Thanks again!

  12. came across this artist on Pinterest today.....immediately thought of you and your beautiful china.



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