205 - Mood Indigo
Am I Blue Table
Each season Savoir Faire likes to dedicate an entire episode to
the challenge of entertaining all in one colour. In Episode 205
“Mood Indigo” that colour is blue. Monet took his inspiration from
the still waters in which lily pads bloomed; George Gershwin’s Rhapsody
in Blue and me setting a blue table? I consider myself to be in
Monochromatic colour schemes are very dramatic. On our blue table
we placed a cloth long enough to reach the floor. The blue china,
“Petal Lupin” is from a company named Brimley in England. It’s scalloped
edge lends almost a water theme to our service.
Hand-blown glasses with gossamer blue ribbon tied around each stem
is very easy to gain impressive results. If you’re serving at the
table from a blue casserole dish you may wish to consider blue trivets,
something ready for use again and again.
You can’t forget blue napkins or blue napkin holders. How about
Lucite handled cutlery, blue being the colour of choice. Blue service
pieces can be of another pattern, condiment bowls, place mats, everything
the same colour.
A single colour table theme can be striking whether it’s formal
or informal. It’s the colour that counts.