Dining Room Tour and A Simple Blue and White Tablescape

Happy Thursday, sweet friends! I am so happy that you are here for a tour of my new dining room.  Also, I decided to do a simple blue and white tablescape. I promise to share more tablescapes soon.

Before, I show you the new space, I want to show you how the space looked when we first toured the home.

Below is the space today. Upon several discussions, we decided to leave the room green. Mr. Bleu really likes green, and truth be told I do too.  He is always so sweet to allow me to decorate the house as I see fit, that I decided to leave the room green for him.

The only changes made to this room were a new chandelier, rug, and pinch pleat sheer cafe curtains. The previous curtains were very formal and covered the beautiful woodwork surrounding the window.

I found these red buffet lamps along with the rug at a local consignment shop. The rug looked to be brand new. It is amazing what you can find in these shops.



For the simple blue and white tablescape, I chose to display my Blue Italian Spode china.

I chose to add some pieces from my Great Grandmother’s Limoges china along with my Mikasa Golden Tiara crystal. The table linens were simple gold lace placemats with French linen napkins.



Next week, I am joining a wonderful fall blog hop. It is going to be a lot of fun. Each day will feature a different fall decorating topic….fall vignettes, wreaths, porches, recipes, mantels, and tablesapes. I know you will find lots of great decorating ideas for your fall house.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you have a happy Thursday and a wonderful weekend!!!

Linking with:
Pieced Pastimes– Life on Lakeshore Drive – Coastal Charm – Dwellings

Savvy Southern Style – French Country Cottage – Stone Gable – Confessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill Farmhouse – A Stroll Thru Life – The Charm of Home

Katherines Corner – Share Your Cup –  21 Rosemary Lane – Rattlebridge Farm –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms – Reinvented Collection

Our Home Away from Home – Sweet Sensations – Imparting Grace – Blue Sky Kitchen



  1. I really like the green, too. You have some beautiful china. Pretty dining room,Shannon.

  2. I think the green goes beautifully with your blue elements. Those curtains do show off the windows woodwork much better. LOVE your tablescape!

  3. Your dining room is so pretty, Shannon! I think your arrangement fits the design of the room perfectly. I loved my green kitchen, and I’m glad you decided to keep your dining room color. Every other color goes well with green, so you can add anything, and it will look smashing! Grass is green and makes a good foundation for all else God blooms in our world. Green is the perfect backdrop! I’m drooling over your gorgeous stems! I like how you brought other elements to your table that hold memories of special people in your life. I wish you many happy meals with family to be enjoyed here. 🙂

  4. Your dining room is beautiful! I like the green and your dining set looks beautiful with it. Love how you’ve decorated it. I like what you did with the window. Our son and daughter in-law have a focal point window like this. When I was there we removed the heavy window dressings and immediately the room woke up! I’m going to show her your idea with the cafe curtains. It’s wonderful that you have things like your grandmother’s fine china to display. You must pinch yourself often now that your’e living in your new home!

  5. Shannon: Your room is lovely. The green is really pretty and as it is natures color, it is beautiful with everything. Love your chandelier and your Spode. I have Spode Tower Blue and the blue in Spode is such a gorgeous blue.
    I have just found your lovely blog – I will return. Enjoy this beautiful season.

  6. Shannon, I love the green…the dining room is beautiful! The new chandy, rug, and lamps are perfectly suited with your gorgeous Italian Spode dinnerware. Your new home has lovely details and I know you are enjoying it so much and especially being near to family! It is so good to see you back sharing your tablescapes! Blessings, sweet friend!

  7. It looks lovely Shannon, your blues seem to turn the green walls gray! You have such beautiful china and I can tell you treasure it. I know you are looking forward to creating many new memories in your beautiful dining room!

  8. It’s really pretty. I love that it’s so different and not all trendy and white. The curtains and chandy made a huge difference.

    • Thank you, Joanna, for such a sweet comment. I love color so it is hard for me to follow the trendy white look. Although, I do think it is pretty to look at. I am so happy that you stopped by for the tour! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. your dining room is beautiful! I like the green with the mahogany furniture – I think the greens go so well with those pieces! Love the new lights too!

  10. Your new dining room is lovely, and your blue and white tablescape very elegant. Spode Blue Italian is always a perfect choice!

  11. Shannon, I love your new dining room…the green is beautiful! I love shopping consignment shops and the new rug and lamps were a great find….and I LOVE the new chandy! Looking forward to seeing more of your new home. Oh, and the blue and green look so wonderful together..one of my fav color combinations! Happy Fall Shannon!

    • Thank you, Shirley! That consignment shop may get me into trouble-lol. They have a lot of beautiful things. It is not far from the house so I find myself there often. I hope that you are having a wonderful visit with your mother. Happy Fall!!!

  12. Your blue and white is a lovely complement to the soft green wall color.

  13. How pretty your dining room looks! I do love your china. Love your chandelier and the rug as well. Thanks for sharing and Happy Autumn, Shannon!


  14. The dining room looks so lovely. You show green can be neutral. The table setting is gorgeous. You do have a fantastic china collection.

  15. The dining room looks amazing, and the chandy is beautiful!

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