Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It’s A BLUEtiful Day! Let’s Dish # 80

Good evening, Ladies, hope you had a good week!

The weather was perfect today, sunny and around 75.

I thought I would get a few more tables done outside before the Fall comes!

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Blue and white is right for every season, right?

I started with a white to the floor cloth, and topped it with the blue and white .

The dishes are from clearance at TJMaxx a few years ago.

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A blue round mat, $1.00 at CTS, the plates, and the 2.00 bowls from the WSonoma Outlet.  Flatware is from HG.

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Napkins are very large, and cotton, and were .50 at the fabric outlet I go to.

Alabaster napkin rings from WSonoma  Outlet.

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Christian Dior platter and matching bowl hold the centerpiece. I got them years ago for I think 5.00 each at Peter Andrews.

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Mikassa candlesticks and stemware by Dansk.

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The round white porcelain candle holders have a nice detail, and all for .99!

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I hope you are enjoying these last few days of summer!

My friend gave me some not so perfect tomatoes, so I made ROASTED TOMATO SOUP.

I cut them up and roasted them with garlic, onions, salt and pepper and drizzled them with some olive oil.

Roast them for almost an hour, let them get some brown spots

 

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Dump it all into a pot, add some chicken broth and simmer for 20 min.

Use your immersion blender to make it smooth.

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I made some homemade parm. croutons with leftover baquette, and topped it with shredded cheddar.  Tomato soup and grilled cheese all in one!

It was thick and delicious!

Next week is the APPLE challenge.  Go with it where you will!  :)

Be sure to mention in your post you are taking part in the challenge.  Maybe we will find some new bloggers who enjoy a challenge.  There will be a give away too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Same rules, no word id, be a follower to link, BLOG NAME first, and one DISH related entry.  Please don’t forget to link back to this party, and visit at least 5 entries. Thanks, you are the best!

I am joining Tablescape Thursday, Thrifty Things Friday and Gollum for Foodie Friday.

37 comments:

  1. I love blue & white, my favorite colors. I love the plates and tablecloth! You set a beautiful table with a yummy dinner.
    My apple table is complete! I just have to post it next week. It was certainly a challenging week for me.
    I keep forgetting to thank you for hosting. I always enjoy looking at everyone's tables!
    Thank you!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  2. I have some apple-y things to work with, K! Love your soup and grilled cheese all-in-one bpwlful of love, delicious. Something special about blue and white. xo

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  3. You know I love blue and white!!! Love "bleutiful"!

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  4. Kathleen! That soup sounds delicious and I usually do not like tomato soup. However, I think this may be the one that I will love! Your table is beautiful - the tablecloths look so luxurious draped that way. I adore the blue and white - my favorite is that Christian Dior platter - wow! Everything is just perfect - wish I had a Home Goods close by, because you always find the best things there. That flatware is wonderful. Also, I like the way that you added the touch of yellow in the flowers!!

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  5. Gorgeous blue and white! I love the pattern on the dishes, and they look great with that tablecloth. I have a few of the Dansk stemware pieces and wish I had more! Enjoy your late summer weather while it lasts! (It was 97 here in Texas today.)

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  6. You're right, blue and white is perfect any time! Love the blue stemware.

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  7. Lovin' your blue and white, table, Kathleen! It looks so fresh and cheery. Your roasted tomato soup with the cheesy croutons sounds perfect. Thank you for hosting and I look forward to your challenge next week. xo

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  8. Hi Kathleen, Love your blue & white, your bargains always amaze me! I'm envious of your weather :)

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  9. Wow, that is a stunning table! I love everything about it, especially the tablecloth and plates. Is the swan a serving piece...you didn't get a close up of it!
    I got about 20# of not so nice tomatoes last week and made marinara sauce for the freezer. I may get another batch this week, if so, they will become soup.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  10. Kathleen - That blue... oh wow it's such an amazing shade of blue! And that soup looks good too! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest! Hugs, Holly

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  11. Love this outdoor table! And the great prices on those items make it that much better...lovely.

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  12. I love blue and white and it's even better with all the bargains you found! Thanks for hosting. Dianne

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  13. Blue and white is so classic and fresh, perfect for your perfectly beautiful day! And roasted tomato soup with Parmesan croutons, oh my goodness that sounds so good! Thanks for hosting, this is such a great party for dish aholics like me!
    Jenna

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  14. Love the blue and white colors. It's totally timeless and the soup looks yummy, especially on the cooler days coming ahead!

    Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  15. Ahhh, blue and white-one of my very favorites, and you do it so well. I love those square plates. Your cloth is gorgeous, and I cannot believe you got such a deal on that platter and bowl. Roasted tomato soup sounds so good - of course, tomatoes are another of my favorites. This post is filled with my faves. Thank you for the linkup party. laurie

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  16. Blues are my absolute heartthrob and your table setting is divine. I adore this for any season and any occasion. Roasted tomato soup is perfect for Falling into Autumn...

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  17. I love blue and white as my whole house can attest, and this table is no exception. Love those blue bowls. Wish I had known about that sale. I've been eyeing them for ages at the Williams Sonoma Outlet and at $2 @ they were a great deal.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  18. I love blue and white as my whole house can attest, and this table is no exception. Love those blue bowls. Wish I had known about that sale. I've been eyeing them for ages at the Williams Sonoma Outlet and at $2 @ they were a great deal.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  19. Can I borrow your cute flatware and your stemware?! They would have been perfect on my table this week - guess we both had a case of the blues. But in this case it was a good kind of Blues!

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  20. I love your blue and white table, Kathleen. My Polish pottery will feel right at home there. Glad your weather's getting pleasant. It's still really hot here. I love your flatware and that tomato soup, Yum!...Christine

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  21. It just doesn't get more classic than blue and white. Beautiful.

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  22. All the blue and white is gorgeous Kathleen! Always a fresh look! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

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  23. I find myself liking blue and white more and more these days. Maybe all of you who use it so well are rubbing off on me. Enjoy these last days of summer. If you are like me, you hate to see it end.

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  24. I love a blue and white alfresco table, and this one is outstanding. Thanks for the soup recipe and for hosting us each week. Sounds like something that I can do...yippee! I look forward to the Apple Challenge. Cherry Kay

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  25. I just love that blue and white table! The plates are so pretty, haven't seen those before. Those were my high school colors so I've always been loyal, ha ha. Take care - Dawn

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  26. It finally dawned on me...yesterday was Wednesday!! Lot's of irons in the fire this week, definitely!

    Better late than never.:-) I am fashionably late to the party.:-)

    I love the blue and white, of course. The soup looks great. We are having a few soup weather days, here in Missouri. They are like sweet promises of Fall.

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  27. This blue tablescape is so lovely. I love you set it outside. I have a similar tablecloth. The blue and white is a classic look. Perfect time for soup.

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  28. Love the blue-tiful table Kathleen! We're having great weather too. Hope all is well.

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  29. Kathleen, blue and white is always a winning table for me. This one is full of pretty, crisp details. The soup looks like a wonderful dish for lunch on the terrace. Thanks for hosting!

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  30. Gorgeous! Love those plates too.

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  31. Love the blue and white! Pretty table!

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  32. Love the blue and white...if I EVER get BACK TO NORMAL, I can join you in blues and whites. :)
    And, if I'd known the apple challenge was coming up, I would have saved my French Toast post. :(
    Well, maybe I can make something else with apples....will try.
    hugs, bj

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  33. BlueTiful indeed!! Love all the pattern mixes. I'm going to pin this!

    I have my apple 'scape all ready, can hardly wait till Wed!

    I posted one fall item, but will wait till October to get out the fall bins to decorate.

    Katherine

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  34. GORGEOUS!! I love that flatware, so unique.

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  35. Your tablescape is so pretty. Love it all.
    Mary

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  36. Hi Kathleen,
    Stopping by to tell you how much I've missed participating in LD. I'm ready for tonight though. :-)

    LOVE your pretty autumnal header & I love all the beautiful blue & white as well. I'm amazed that you have the energy to do these gorgeous settings again & again every week.

    Hope you are both well & I'll be back later on to link into the NEXT party!!

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