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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blue Danube

As soon as Valentine's Day was over I was anxious to put away all of my hearts and put together a tablescape a little fresher.  Last Summer while thrift shopping I came across 4 place settings of Lipper Blue Danube. This pattern goes back to the 1950's and as I recall was very popular through the 1980's. It's made in Japan and is a version of the famous Blue Onion pattern made by Meissen, but at a fraction of the cost. One of the fun things about Blue Danube is all of the accessory pieces made to go along with it, from serving pieces to candlesticks, teapots and casseroles.

 The colors are deep and rich, and who doesn't love classic blue and white?

 I've used a coffee mug as a little pansy pot.

 I've used some little pots of lavender as the centerpiece.

 The glassware is Denby Mirage Blue. I admit, I didn't find this at the thrift store, they were wedding gifts. Alas, I only have 4 left of my original 8.

 I've layered the place setting on a charming plaid tablecloth found at Goodwill for $4 along with some Pimpernel placemats also found at the thrift store for $1 apiece.
I truly believe you can use lovely dishes to set your table with every day, without spending much money! 
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  1. I love Blue Danube, such a beautiful pattern. I have the onion one from Hutzenreuther and I also love it. I love the plaid topper and the glasses in blue. Funny, I got 12 glasses for our wedding too and have only 5 too, lol! Have a nice evening!

  2. Blue Danube is a beautiful pattern! I love your tablecloth as well, Goodwill is a great place to find them!! Thank You for sharing your lovely setting. Have a wonderful evening!


  3. THis is such a pretty Mother In Law had this one. Blue and white is always a lovely classic.