Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Indigo and White for A Winter Tablescape

Are you familiar with the color Indigo? 
I bet you are and I hope you  enjoy it just like I do.

So a young child might ask, what color is indigo?

Answer: It's one of the colors of the rainbow - a dark purplish blue - and it gets its name from the indigo plant used to create the indigo dye.



I remember as a kid hearing the word "indigo" and I thought it must be something exotic. I didn't think we had anything in our house that was "indigo." Why, I was just a little American girl with blond hair and blue eyes, and thought you must have to be from another country to have something "indigo". Who would know that those dark blue denim jeans I wore were "indigo". That must be why I always liked to wear jeans!


I have some new indigo pieces for my tablescape to share with you. While I was shopping, I saw this indigo tablecloth on display and it was instant love. 

They must have created the display just for me! 


 I had to design my tablescape just as quickly as I got home I used my white Dollar Tree beaded rimmed plates to start the stack. 
I had to save somewhere in my expense.
Tidbit About the Tablecloth:
This textile was block printed by artisans in Jaipur, India using a process which is thousands of years old. Patterns are carved and chiseled by hand into wooden blocks. These blocks are then coated with ink and pressed firmly onto fabric to create a continuous pattern. No two textiles are exactly alike. The unique characteristics and irregularities are what make these items so special.


The blue goblets are from Dollar Tree and the white water goblets are Fostoria Heritage.


The salad plates were part of the display at the shop, so you know I fell in love with them too. Wow, they are just so vibrant on my table!

Tidbit About Indigo:
Indigo conveys trust, truthfulness, and stability. It also may have some of the authority and royalty of purple as indigo was considered a royal blue.

The cloth napkins came in two patterns, one was the exact replica as the tablecloth but I chose the contrasting napkin for a little added interest. The napkins and cloth are by TAG Tableware.

How about a glass of Von Jakob wine to go with our indigo tablescape?


This Hillside White American Semi Dry Wine has a beautiful indigo label to continue the indigo theme. Von Jakob is a winery in Southern Illinois close to where I grew up, and my husband and I have visited the winery on trips back to Southern Illinois. 
Here's a link to the Von Jakob Winery and Vinyard online store. 

 I always enjoy working in Photoshop, I applied an   an interesting effect called "Plastic Wrap"  to a napkin photo below.




I think this indigo color has truly stolen my heart. Thanks for stopping in. Let me know what you think about indigo and the tablescape – Judy.

Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 

Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 

Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House



Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sunday at Sunny Simple Life



 


22 comments:

  1. What a delightful table, there is nothing that can beat a blue and white table...love the tablecloth, such a pretty pattern.

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  2. Judy, it is gorgeous! I am a lover of any color of blue, but this indigo is just so vibrant, and that tablecloth and those plates are so unique. I'm glad you chose the contrasting napkin. It looks so pretty on the tablecloth. Even your wine matches your tablescape! Well done. laurie

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  3. I love the indigo Judy! Your table is beautiful!

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  4. Your indigo blue tablescape is gorgeous, Judy!'

    I would come to your house to dine anytime, you have the most amazing collections of dinnerware, lovely!!

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  5. Judy, this may be one of my very favorites of all of your tablescapes. I love all of the blue and white and your display with the wine. Yes, I think that wine goes very well - lol!This table is just beautiful - love the tablecloth and napkins! Also, enjoyed your comments about indigo.

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  6. Judy,
    Such a lovely indigo tablescape, dear friend!!! Blue & white done perfectly!!!
    I adore the photo with Plastic...makes the white appear gray in hue!!! The napkins harmonize lovely with the vividness of the indigo tablecloth!!! Against the SNOW white of our recent weather this is stunning!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Your indigo table is so pretty. I saw the indigo bedroom on the HGTV dream house and was hooked on the color. Great tablescape and you even found an indigo wine label. Perfect touch.

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  8. Your table is perfect! I love indigo...that the color of my new kitchenaid mixer!I love blue...your tablescape would be perfect in my kitchen!! Have a great day!

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  9. Hi lovely lady.
    You know I love blue and white dishes you did a Beautiful job putting this all together. Your Photoshop photos of your napkin is so cool looks like "Plastic Wrap" on your napkin photo ! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my St. Patrick's Day Tablescape, hope you and yours have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

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  10. Totally beautiful, sweet Judy!! The dishes, the tablecloth and napkins, blue stems, everything...a perfect blue and white table! Thank you for your lovely wishes for us. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. So pretty! I love how you justified your tablecloth purchase by getting other things at the Dollar Store! ha! I can't ever find anything at our Dollar Store. Love the photoshop technique on the napkin
    Jenna

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  12. Oh, yes indeed, I do love indigo! I didn't know it as the name of a color until I was in my 20s and heard or saw the term "indigo blue." That's when I put 2 + 2 together! Of course, I would see it and just call it "dark blue" or something like that. "Indigo" sounds so much ritzier!!! :-) COOL dishes! I love the centered pattern!!! It works really well with the tablecloth. I think it's great the way you were able to fashion such a great table using elements from so many diverse sources! That's what creativity and style are all about!!! :-) Hope you have dug out by now!

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  13. Goodness, this is just gorgeous. The tablecloth and napkins are stunning and the small plates are the crowning jewels on this table.. Just love the pieces you put together.. stay warm! xo marlis

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  14. Indigo is a favorite around here. It's a fascinating process in the design and dye of the fabric. Love everything about this scape.

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  15. Wow! What a dynamic tablescape! I love the tablecloth pattern and how it coordinates so well with the napkins, and the salad plates are fantastic. Very well done.

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  16. Love this table, especially the tablecloth, and the fact that you know how it was designed! The photoshop technique is so cool!! Very unique and stunning!!

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  17. I am loving this table!! I think I am an indigo girl. This tablecloth is gorgeous!! I love all the patterns on the tablecloth, the napkins and the plates it's no wonder you fell in love with and put it all together as soon as you came home!!

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  18. You always set the most beautiful tables! This indigo table is full of interesting patterns and textures, and those salad plates really pull everything together. I think indigo was first grown in our state by a woman named Eliza Lucas. You are doing her proud!

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  19. Blue has never been one of my favorite colors, but I LOVE this tablescape. The indigo is so rich and interesting - bravo! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lis

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  20. Just beautiful. Love the indigo!!!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  21. Love your deep indigo, and your tablescape is exquisitely done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Hi Judy! Your table is lovely and I love, love, love the blue. My favorite color in any hue. Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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