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Monday, August 2, 2010

All Dressed In Lavender and Pink!



I can't believe August is already upon us, where, oh, where has the time gone. It is, also, time for another Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting this fun weekly meme...without a doubt, I would have no blog were it not for TT.

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I have had this piece of material for some months, not knowing what to do with it. Well, when I found the lavender dinner plates, I just knew they would be a perfect match...well, what do you think? I keep wondering where all the lavender dishes were when I started my quest several months ago. I couldn't find anything in violet, lavender, lilac, mauve or puce...you name it nothing in any shade of purple. Lately I found more than a few pieces in different shades of purple.



The flowers are Naked Ladies (Amaryllis belladona) from the yard. The are a beautiful pink with lavender tinged petal tips. Most of my flowers have been really stressed from the heat this summer, even the indestructible coneflowers, which thrive on the sides of the highways, here in Kansas.



The dinner plates, which are being used as charger plates, are a solid color, have no markings on the underside, no idea who made them or their age, am guessing they are fairly new. They go perfect with the plates I used here.



The dinner plates are a creamy white, also no markings on the underside.



The little pink and yellow flowered salad plates are from Vienna, Austria.



The dessert plate is a nice shade of lavender and are made by, are you ready for this...Pyrex! I had no idea they made anything in lavender.



The water glass is a dark pink, unknown maker and the wine stem is Noritake Sweet Swirl, lavender.



The placesetting.



Layers.



Overall of the table.



I had to, not only set the table once, but three times and dry the tablecloth/napkins before I got the photos taken...one of the kitties kept knocking the flowers over and chewing on them! Every time I turned my back AJ was up on the table after the flowers!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. If you enjoyed this week's tablescape, you will enjoy many,many more by clicking onto the link to Between Naps On The Porch. I know all of the tablescapers would appreciate your visit.


Tablecloth-a large piece of material from ARC Thrift Store $1
Lavender napkins-Savers $1.99
Flowers-from my yard
Glass vase-ARC Thrift Store 25¢
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1956
Noritake wine glasses Sweet Swirl-eBay
Dark Pink water glasses-Goodwill 99¢ each
Lavender dinner plates-Godwill 49¢ each
White luncheon plates-Goodwill 37¢ each
Flowered salad plates-ARC Thrift Store 60¢ each
Pyrex lavender dessert plates-Savers 75¢ each
Candle holders-ARC Thrift Store 25¢ each
Lavender candles-Josephine's Mercantile 50¢ each

49 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty. Love the Lavender and it is a hard color to find!! Love the Pyrex plates!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous. I love the layering of colors and how it all ties in with that gorgeous cloth. Thank you so much for sharing. It is really eye popping!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how pretty...the colors are just gorgeous! I had no idea pyrex made plates!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your table is the color of some of the sunsets we have here. I am laughing about your cat trying to nibble on your flowers. My cats do that too.

Anonymous said...

So Pretty.

I love the flowers. Those colors are so happy.

Magic

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... FUN colour... love it!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

2Mimi, Thank you for the link to my Lady of The Lake. I had no idea. I never looked it up. It is just a special piece because my Grandmother gave it to me because I like blue. I am stunned. That was quite something to wake up to this morning!!!!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Apparently, your flowers are also quite tasty!! Very Pretty! Check Christmas Tree Shops (if you have one out there) or World Bazaar (I think that's what it's called) for purple stuff...I got all of mine at Christmas Tree Shops!

:D

Anonymous said...

Really pretty-looks so "ladies lunch" with wide brimmed hats and gloves.

Sue M

Anonymous said...

Another spectacular table! Each week is a thrill to see your tablescape. Thank you so much for sharing. Love, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Absolute perfection! You did it again.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a lovely table that would make for a ladies luncheon - so feminine and beautiful!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Mimi! An amazing tablescape for very little money! I love the fabric...really ties it all together! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs....Debbie

{ L } said...

I am in LOVE with the color of those charger plates!! Beautiful table. Also, the hat on your header is gorgeous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Lovin' your tablecloth and the clear lavender plates!

Rettabug said...

What absolutely luscious colors in this post...it positively GLOWS!!
You did a bang-up job bringing it all together.
Happy TT!!

emptynester3 said...

Love the tablecloth!

Beeutiful by Design said...

It turned out so beautifuly. I especially love the tablecloth. Those darn cats! Jennifer

Tess said...

Oh these colors are just beautiful!!! Your table looks wonderful...and I UNDERSTAND the kitties on the table. I have the same problem here!

The tablecloth just pulls this all together perfectly!

Tess

Beth said...

Mimi, What beautiful plates! Great bargain too. Fabulous tablecloth. You did a great job putting together a beautiful table, Mimi. I love it!
Blessings, Beth

Sandy said...

Beautiful, a perfect tabe. Loved all the layering and the color. I have looked for lavender dishes for years and have never been able to find any. Great job, thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! Looks just like a summer flower garden..

Red Couch Recipes said...

Who really need flowers when you have such a great table linen! Who would have thunk that Pyrex would make such a great lavendar plate. Love it Mimi! Joni

Marlis said...

i love your tablecloth! everything turned out wonderful. It's really charming.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Beautiful color combos!

Donna

Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful! I love those colors, know you don't lol. Are you converting? The cloth is fabulous and those lav plates, so pretty.
It all looks gorgeous together, your flowers too! Great job!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I think your kitties would love my fish table this week! I need to find some candles like yours with the thinner base but wider top! And your colors are gorgeous. The creamy white dishes are perfect with the lavendar! Linda

Entertaining Women said...

Your table has inspired me to go look for something amethyst/lavendar for my table. This is really lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Melody said...

OMG what a pretty table! I wish our thrift stores were as great at finds and $$ as where you go.

Rachel said...

WOW- SCORE on those thrifty bargains! I love the lavander glass plates... what a steal!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Jacqueline said...

What a feminine mix of pinks and purples. I really love the purples too and they are hard to find. Your linens are gorgeous and they really pull it all together.

vignette design said...

I love this! The fabric was your inspiration for this lovely lavender table. Love the plates and how everything works together. My TT post was about a piece of fabric too. Sometimes that's all we need to inspire our creativity. Fabric!

Komali Nunna said...

What a fun and cheerful table, Mimi.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such a beautiful color scheme...I can't imagine finding all those great colors!!! It is a beautiful tablescape!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hey Girl I love your table and specially the solid lavender plates. What a find. Your right I don't see much lavender around and when I do it really catches my eye. Great table.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Debbie said...

My sister and I were just commenting about how beautiful a table done with shades of purple is.

Those lavender plates are a beautiful shade! I love how you pulled it out of the fabric!

Marydon said...

G'day ~ This is my first visit & your table decor & settings are gorgeous. I love the lavender touches.

Have a lovely summer's day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Barbara said...

3 times!! Oh, my! The dish colors are just beautiful on the lovely cloth. I love the layering that you did. Your search for purple/lavender dishes was well worth it. You found some treasures!

niartist said...

Stunning color pairings. I love the tablecloth, too! Just fantastic all the way around - as always a delight and an inspiring visit! Cheers! Artie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table! I love the colors.

Sue said...

Mimi, This color is gorgeous! I own absolutely nothing in this colorway, and I think I now need something! The tablecloth fabric is so pretty and all your layering in the plates really paid off. Thank you so much for your visit.
:-) Sue

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love those colors! The tablecloth is very pretty! Is the cat still alive after knocking over the vase so many times! LOL!

Katherine

Linda said...

Good job cooling off August in Texas with your lovely colors.

Jeannine said...

You can always get my attention with lavender! This is a lovely table with a great floral theme. Kitties always want to be naughty, they think they should be the center of your attention.

timbuck2mom said...

Very pretty. All of your tablescapes are gorgeous. I could take lessons from you. lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Elisabeth @ Treasuring the Moments

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I'm still trying to make it around to all the rooster parties!! Love your rooster collection! The clear glass ones are so unique!

Annie said...

I just LOVE this table, it is definitely one of my favorites of yours! The tablecloth is amazing - $1.00 ???????

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

OMG, I can't believe I missed this one while I was on vacation! BEATUIFUL!! You know I love me some purple. I just want to sit down to this table! LOL So pretty. I love every detail of it!