Currier and Ives Blue for a Christmas Tablescape

I have developed a love for blue and white and was so thrilled to visit an antique store in my area of Kentucky and purchase this Currier and Ives blue set of antique china. The china was made by Royal China Company in the USA from 1950 to 1986. I felt just like a kid in a candy store as I looked at each piece. 

I find myself searching for blue and white tablescapes on blogs and Pinterest.

Setting a table for eight with this china is so much fun for me. I just love the look! The chargers are chop plates by Bordallo Pinheiro followed by dinner plates with "The Old Grist Mill" design and fruit bowls with "The Old Farm Gate" design.  

Six dark blue candles surrounded by fresh cut cedar lined the center of the table.

Blue glass ornaments filled a raised crystal bowl while mirrored glass ornaments nestled in the cedar cuttings. 

Blue beaded garland ran atop the cedar pieces. 

Cedar cuttings and blue glittered stem filled a crystal vase near the table. 

Flatware for the blue and white tablescape is 1847 Rogers Old Colony. The silver plated flatware was a gift from my husband's aunt years ago. 

Crisp white dinner napkins rolled inside antique silver napkin rings were placed at an angle to the top left side of the dinner plate. 

Blue goblets from my hutch were selected to finish the table setting. 

Magnolia leaf clusters were cut from a friend's tree and attached to wire wreaths. Blue ribbon bows were tied and fastened to each wreath before they were hung from each set of shutters.  The leaves last about 10 days so beware of making the wreaths too early. 

Gosh, I am ready for the guests to arrive and share some holiday laughter and fun around this Currier and Ives Blue Christmas tablescape. 

Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy.

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  1. Judy, I love your blues and the unique take on a holiday table.

  2. So much color! What a grand table. Thanks for a lovely post. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Judy, I can't tell you how much I love this scape. This was my mom's pattern for years. I sure wish I had it but it was used everyday and over the years some were broken and eventually replaced. But, this was my favorite. I love how you use the gorgeous blue bulbs on the greenery, just so elegant and lovely. Love how the white charges gives highth and lets the blue pop. A gorgeous touch is the vase of cedar with blue glitter stems. Gorgeous magnolia wreathes. I am smitten with the blue you use here. I think your guest will feel they are in a Christmas magical fairyland!

  4. Judy, I adore blue, and I love your pretty! Everything looks beautiful from your gorgeous centerpiece to the pretty Currier and Ives plates. I hope that you have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. Beautiful! I love to decorate with blue, even the holidays ;-)

  6. Judy, your blue and white holiday tablescape is absolutely gorgeous - perfect for winter, Hannukah and Christmas - an inspiration to all!

    Your tablescapes are always stunning.

    Have a wonderful December, sweet friend. Sorry I have been so absent. Hugs. ♥

  7. When my siblings and I were kids my mom always decorated our tree with blue lights and blue balls. Your blue table brings back memories of those trees. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Judy, the dishes were a wonderful find! I love your beautiful tablescape. It's one that would work all winter long. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. This is such a lovely vintage pattern and your tablescape looks just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing @Creating Christmas!

  10. I love everything on your blue and white table setting.

    Having a blue and white dining room, I might just have to copy a few idea.

  11. I have those same dishes and loved seeing your Christmas pretty!