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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is Purple Just For Royalty?



Another week has passed and it is time to join Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting my favorite weekly meme, Susan.

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Is purple just for royalty...I hardly think so, as it is on my table this week! I have been trying, for awhile now, to find enough dishes to do a purple table. I have had a hard time finding anything in purple that I thought I could live with, but think there is enough here to do a decent tablescape.

The table before the flowers were cut.


Placesetting.


Plum dinner plate used as a charger plate.


Dinner plate.


Close-up of pattern.


Two shades of purple/lavender stemware.




Layered pieces.


Flowers from my yard...the day lilies are about done, these are the end of the season scrawny ones...a week or so ago, they were huge. I have also used the gooseneck loosestrife, again, purple coneflowers, lavender buddleia, white coneflowers, beebalm, and something dark magenta, can't remember the name of it, but when cut it has a strong onion smell, so it is probably in the allium family, but really small.








Dinner plate/charger-TAG Sonoma plum
Dinner plate-Salem Bryn Mawr
Dessert/salad plate-2 Hazel Atlas Moroccan and 2 Bormioli Rocco Duralex
Salad bowl-No markings
Dark purple water/lemonade glass-Unknown maker/pattern
Lavender wine stems-Noritake Sweet Swirl
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow
Tablecloth-Damask
Lavender napkins-Linen
Vase-iridescent from my late mother-in-law
Flowers-from my yard

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I very much appreciate each and every visit and comment. Hope to see you next time!

55 comments:

sharisumm said...

Very nice, like to seee all your new treasures. Makes me want to go garage saleing--but to hot now. Keep up the good work.S

Kathleen said...

Pretty! You know I love purple, and those glasses are wonderful.
The flowers look so pretty too!
Great job, M!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Spectacular flowers! How lovely to know they're from your yard! The dishes are layered beautifully, and I love the two shades of purple stemware. Very appealing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful pattern on those dinner plates and you have picked up so many lovely colors out of it. Wonderful table and gorgeous flowers!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That's a lovely table. I like the purple. In fact our guest bedroom is done in khaki and purple! Linda

Anonymous said...

love it! your tablescapes are the BEST! Randa

the passionate hairdresser said...

If purple is for royalty, I'm in BIG trouble!! I have purple goblets from Christmas tree shops that go with my fruited plates from the dollar store!!!

Nice tablescape! :)

Anonymous said...

Tuesday is the highlight of my week when I see your wonderful tabelescapes. I am a big fan of purple and lavender and my room growing up was painted in lavender. Love from Vermont. Brenda

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

There is just something about a purple table! I love all the layers of dishes! So beautiful. The flowers from your yard make the most stunning arrangement! You must have fabulous gardens.
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful table setting. I know purple/lavender is one of your favorite colors and I know that lately you've been looking for just the right finishing touches to set a table with those colors. It came out beautifully....the flowers really top it off.
Delma

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the prettiest tablescapes week after week. I am loving your purple dishes and stemware and the flatware is beautiful. Love the floral arrangement, too!

xoxo
Jane

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, my favorite color!! I love this....of course! LOL. I have almost NO purple dishes or glassware. I keep looking and I WILL find some!!

I found a new white ironstone turneen but, when the woman wrapped it up she dropped the lid and ladel!! I let out such a loud "Oh No!!" that everyone at the yard sale turned around and looked at us! She gave me back my money but told me to keep the bowl. I will show it next week but, I am so sad. I think I will use it for just a bowl. But, I am still looking for ya! Like purple dishes, this has become a mission of mine! LOL

Sherrie said...

Your suggestion about Marble on top of sewing machine stand is exactly what my husband said. I never would have thought marble but am now. Of course your dishes are fabulous but the best part, your flowers fresh from your yard. Lovely.

Stephanie Lee said...

Thanks for visiting our little blog!

The bird pictures is actually an oil painting! Not to brag because I did not paint it.. But isn't it beautiful! I am now the proud momma of this great painting!

Your place setting is just beautiful! I wish I had fancy company to have a fancy dinner with a fancy place setting as yours! Anyone besides my husband's buds!

Terrell said...

These are beautiful pieces! I just love the rich color!! Thank you for the comment on my blog! I believe the bowl is made out of resin. It's pretty heavy! I can't wait to check out your blog! I'm going to be your newest follower and I'd love for you to do the same! Visit again soon! :D
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

marlis said...

what a beautiful combination you put together. It was so worth the effort.

Rettabug said...

Such deep, rich, intense colors...very royal in appearance!
Your flowers are truly the show piece, though. Outstanding!!
You must have a green thumb. :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How very pretty your purples are. I'm sure your dinner guests would feel like royalty at this pretty table.

Tess said...

This is soooo pretty and different...love the glasses and ADORE your silver flatware!!!

Barbara said...

You did such a lovely job with the flowers. They certainly don't look like they are at the end of the season. I love the shades of purple. TT is tempting me to all sorts of things that I haven't had before - including purple!

Johanna said...

Mimi, your table looks so nice. The purple is a pretty color and I love the china pattern on the deep purple charger. That looks really royal. Everything is nice and your lovely flowers decorate so nicely the whole table.
Greetings, Johanna

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is an elegant tablescape and I really do like the purple!

Niki said...

Mimi,
I always love seeing your beautiful pieces...you have quite the collection. I particularly love both sets of glasses on today's table. I look forward to seeing what else you have in that extremely Large china cabinet. :>

xinex said...

I love purple and your table is so pretty. I especially like the dinner plates!..Christine

Americana Lady said...

Love the purple! You arranged a pretty centerpiece. I do not have anything purple for a tablescape, but I enjoyed your's today. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

Jacqueline said...

With a name like Purple Chocolat Home you know I must love purple. Your stemware and plates are just lovely. I can't believe your daylilies. The colors is exquisite. I only have yellow and orange and have never seen any that unique color. Lovely.

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Mimi

Love your pretty purple glasses!

Hugs
Charo

D said...

Lovely table of purples. Your flowers are beautiful , too.
D

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just a downright classy tablescape!
NO if's, and's or but's! Lovely and says "this is a special evening!" I love it!

suzyq said...

Hi Mimi, I love your purple table - it's such a dramatic colour, don't you think!! You are very clever having all those pretty flowers to pick from your garden.
Suzyq

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your table is so purple! Love it! Your flowers set the whole table off! Very pretty! Thank you.

The Tablescaper said...

I love purple! The flowers are spectacular!!

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- The Tablescaper

craftyles said...

I love the purple and your table looks great. Happy Fourth!

Beth said...

Pretty dinner plates and like how you layered them with the purple. Pretty stemware too and your floral bouquet is beautiful!
blessings, Beth

Lana said...

This purple table is aubgerine amazing!!! I love this richness of it and those flowers....just divine, truly divine!!!! You put everything together great as always!
Hugs, Lana

GrannySue said...

I love the color. I've been resisting collecting plum, violet, purple or whatever it is called. This table is truly an inspiration. So elegant and inviting.

Bill said...

Very regal! You've coordinated everything perfectly, and your flower arrangement is lovely. Your Salem dishes look very similar to some I have, Epiag Pastelle.

Hope you and yours have a happy 4th!

Regards,
Bill

Debbie said...

The bowls are my favorite in this setting. Love everything you've done. Even the flowers are beautiful!
Who wouldn't feel like royalty sitting at your table?!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Niki said...

Mimi,
I always love seeing your beautiful pieces...you have quite the collection. I particularly love both sets of glasses on today's table. I look forward to seeing what else you have in that extremely Large china cabinet. :>

Amy said...

Ooooh pretty! Such eye candy!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful purple tablescape! Yes, fit for royalty! Nice job!

Katherine

emptynester3 said...

Mimi- thanks so much for finding the name of my silver pattern and for visiting! I love the purple that you used- and as children of God, we are all royalty!!! Have a good weekend! Love, ~Nana~

Anita said...

Beautiful table! I love your floral centerpiece. My daylilies are just about gone too.I hate to see the end of them. Love your Hazel Atlas also. I love purple, but have nothing as far as dinnerware. Would go nicely with green. Thanks for stopping by! I have told my mom how many people are loving her glassware!

dee dee said...

I love all the shades of purple on your beautiful tablescape! Fantastic!
Dee Dee

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Lovely table setting. The pattern on your dinner plates is darling, and I like the plate and bowl. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous; the three in the front are my favorites.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape and glassware.

Jami said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog and leaving just kind words! I love your amethyst plates and goblets!
Smiles from Texas!

Jami said...

Change that to SUCH kind words...not JUST kind words! Still need more coffee this am!
Smiles!

Kathy said...

Love your settings! The purple is just beautiful! Love seeing all your treasures!
So glad when you stop by!
God Bless,
Kathy

kayellen said...

Ahhh so pretty in plum:)))

Very elegant~~~

Happy 4th too!!

Kay Ellen

Annie said...

I love purple! Looks great - the flowers are gorgeous too!

The Barnett Family said...

Love all your hues of purple and no it is not just for Royalty!!! Your flower arrangement is sooo beautiful. You are so lucky to have a wonderful variety of flowers to cut from. Lovin' the layerin' effect of all of your dishes. Happy 4th to you and yours. Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! I've been out of town and I'm running to catchup! lol I love the purple...so elegant! And your flowers are just gorgeous! I'm tickled to hear that you found some Red Cliff! You;ll soon be addicted like me! Have a great 4th!...hugs...Debbie

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

It's hard to find enough purple but I'm glad you did. I love what you've done! You're flowers are pretty too!

Enjoy the week! :)

Alison

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Mimi...my gosh..all those beautiful tablescapes! I run out of ideas, or am too lazy and will you look at all you did just to share with us! Beautiful!