Thursday, February 26, 2009

An Aussie setting, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

On hot days in Australia the only thing that is ever wanted is water, huge jugs of icy cold water. This blue jug is enormous and holds plenty of cool water, it belonged to Andrew's mother and it is quite old. I love the shape of the jug, it is quite heavy when full and always pours so beautifully.

An old Australian shed on a near by property with yes more agapanthus. This is an old country sieve and I use it as a tray, I love using all these old farm objects in my table settings, the long stool came from the movie Babe, the Australian talking Pig movie filmed nearby in Robertson. I love the worn out wood and the pale colour of the timber. The blue and white french striped table cloth above is from an old umbrella. I unpicked it of the metal frame, I love it and it is a perfect circle for this little table.

Just a little bit more blue china.............I just can't help myself.

I have been in a bit of a blue mood this week - from my gardening posts through to my entertaining ideas, something different to share with you. I hope your enjoy your visit.

I am thrilled to be part of Tablescape Thursday with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch in the US again this week. Drop in and visit


  1. just gorgeous, you made agapanthas so elegant! i love all your styling and details, beautiful post~

  2. I LOVE that blue pitcher, blue flowers & blue & white porcelain. As always, your blog inspires me! Now, I've got to go and find Babe, because I had forgotten about that movie, and it was cute, so now I want to see it again! :O)

  3. Another elegant, beautiful Tablescape Thursday. I love coming here. It fills my day with light.

  4. Stupendous as always!

    Scribbler (Ellen)

  5. Absolutely beautiful! And yes who can say no about blue china...just who can say no? It is lovely as usual! I am envious of the color in the garden and how spring everything looks...while we are chilly here in S. Calif!

  6. Beautiful!Beautiful! Beautiful!

  7. Your blue mood is a vision to us all!!! Love it!

  8. Absolutely stunning photography! I love the blue. That flower is my very favorite even though I can't grow it here in northwestern Pennsylvania, USA. I wish I was with you now to enjoy that lovely setting.

  9. Your blog is stunning and your tablescape oday is just beautiful, I love your old umbrella table cloth what a great idea, the Agapanthas look so good with everything you have here. Kathy

  10. Running late this week visiting blogs....again...oh, City I adore anything blue and white...and then to couple it with outside...sigh....LOVE IT
    Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday

  11. I've been wishing that blue would come back "in" (nothing against the earth tones, which has been our "in colors" for awhile here in the US). Your post makes me hope again. The story behind the blue jug makes the tablescape that much more special. I have lots of lovely blue things ... all packed away and waiting.

    Your styling and photography are nothing short of exquisite. Makes me wish for summer here.

    Loved "Babe"... and must watch it again soon. (:

  12. Beautiful use of agapanthus with your table! Such a great background!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes


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