Something New … Something Blue

Although brides and grooms tie the knot year-round, June has long been the traditional month for weddings.  I had hoped to do a “full blown” tablescape for you this week using Noritake Marywood china, but my plans changed and I ended up with the Wedding Blues.  I’ll share the china with you anyway…

Click the collage once — or twice! — to enlarge it.

Marywood was a popular choice of beauty-loving, price-conscious brides in the 1970s … and continued to be offered until the mid ’90s. I think its delicate blue flowers, bright white field, and thin platinum band are still stunning decades later.
Let’s do an impromptu link-up, why don’t we? If you have a blog and have ever done a tablescape with your wedding china, link up the post here!
Don’t forget … Use this code: STMMMS26571 to receive $10 off your My Memories Suite Software AND upon purchase you’ll get a $10 coupon off anything in the My Memories shop. (The wedding china collage was made using this software!)
I’m joining Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen, Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, and The 3rd Annual To Have and To Hold Wedding Blog Party at Angelic Accents.


  1. Great idea for a spontaneous meme. I’ll be eager to see everyone’s wedding china. I wonder how many of us will share the same pattern? Thanks for hosting us. Still keeping you and yours in prayer. Cherry Kay

  2. Very pretty! I do love the light blue flower border. My mom’s wedding china is very similar to “Marywood”, but is slightly different. She doesn’t remember the pattern; she bought it when she was still in college….in the early 1960s! It was very inexpensive, but she still uses it today.

  3. Beautiful! We married in 1975. I’ll come back and link up a post. We definitely use our wedding china. Your china is lovely. Certainly sets a gorgeous table! ~ Sarah

  4. Fun way to switch hit, Susan! The “Marywood” pattern is very, very pretty! It has definitely held its own over the years. I have Noritake “Spectrum” which is plain white with one wide and one thin platinum band. I remember choosing it because I thought it would go with a billion things…and I was right! It’s still one of my favorites after all these years! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to share. I hope you have a good weekend and that things are looking up – WAY up – for you! Take care!

  5. My wedding china is Noritake “Gallery” I wanted something that I could add to or replace…so I didn’t go with the upper end china. Now 32 years later it is discontinued and I am realizing I need more if I am going to use it for this large family. We used it on Easter. I have enough dinner plates but need other pieces…I have found I can buy them and it still is reasonable..I am glad I was a reasonable bride! LOL

    Fun post and pretty setting…I will have to check if I have pictures of my wedding china on my table.

  6. How fun — an impromptu post! I’ve used my wedding china in several posts, but the photos have improved (slightly!) over the months of blogging, so I’ve linked the most recent table, from Easter of this year. I see we had similar taste as brides! Your china is lovely!

  7. I do remember looking at that china. I think it was first choice for a lot of girls back in the 70’s because of its sweet blue simplicity. Lovely post- xo Diana

  8. Love the Marywood! It reminds me in color and style of my sister’s wedding china. Mine is Shenandoah by Noritake. I picked it for the pinkness. I have YET to do a fully pink table with it on the blog, and that’s the way it is supposed to be in my mind. I tried it with yellow for my luncheon so I’ll link it up.

    If it’s OK, I’ll also link the one I did with my sister’s blue wedding china.
    I you don’t want duplicates, feel free to delete it. I have a feeling you won’t mind, though.

  9. That is a beautiful pattern. My wedding china is very similar, Noritake, Heather circa 1972 ish!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s DIsh!

  10. Such a pretty pattern and tablesetting! Love the collage with the bridal portrait added, too! I made a collage today for my bridal giveaway! Thanks for joining us for the WEDDING BLOG PARTY fun!!!

    Now I’m off to see if I can find my wedding china post to link up to your party!!

    Big TX Hugs,

  11. Are your blues true blues or did you just mean the blue china? Great post and photo! Enjoyed “meeting you” and visiting! Hope you’re not truly blue (reviewing wedding stuff can do that!)

  12. What lovely wedding china! It makes for such a pretty & elegant table.

    (Sadly, I have to say, that I never registered for wedding china. I have no idea why I never did, but I do regret it now.)

  13. What and elegante table set!


  14. Pretty table setting. I had Noritake for my wedding but returned it because I changed my mind. I just love china and table settings.

  15. The table looks so pretty, Susan. The pattern reminds of the one my friend chose many years ago. I wonder if it is the same.

  16. Popping over from Stephanie’s wedding party! What a beautiful table setting that is! The china is lovely:)