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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Majestic Purple


Part of the inspiration for my table this week came from one of my favorite blogs, Nancy's Daily Dish...we have the same glassware. I hadn't thought to put the two together until perusing her blog last week. Yes, I did copy her! I knew I was going to do a mainly purple table and they just seemed to complement the salad/dessert plate which has purple, green, orange, gold and brown in it.


I started with an ecru lace tablecloth and wicker chargers. I then layered a plain purple dinner plate, from The Better Homes and Gardens bought last year at Walmart, on sale of course; this I used as the charger plate. The next layer is a plain white dinner plate, Homer Laughlin White Dover, then a dark brown rimmed salad plate by Sterling, which I think is a type of restaurantware. Finally the top plate, which I am using for dessert, is another Better Homes and Garden from Walmart last year.



I found the purple, orange and gold napkins at Savers back last year after Thanksgiving and scooped them up. The beige flatware is from World Market.


Stacked plates.


The centerpiece is the vintage Red Cliff tureen in the Grape pattern found on eBay for less than $25. It didn't have the underplate with it, so I have used one from one of my other white grape patterned tureens, which is nowhere near as ornate as the original. I have seen this tureen priced for over $400 on Amazon and eBay! The purple candles are just sitting on little purple bread dipping plates. The urns are from thrift stores, probably Goodwill.




Thanks for taking the time to visit tonight. Hope to see you again, soon!

I will be attending parties this week at:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablecaper

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

lovely table......looks warm and "fallish".....purple is not my favorite but you've done it well!
love ya,
jude

Anonymous said...

I love all shades of purple and you sure know how to put a tablescape together. love, bbb

Anonymous said...

Fall has always been my favorite time of year and this looks so "fallish" and inviting-love the use of the purple. Once again, a great job.


Sue
Phx

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, the Majestic Purple is a treat for my eyes tonight! You will never run out of beautiful glassware either.

Denise said...

love your color combo.I do plum in the fall too.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really love the non-traditional fall table. I really like deep purple, but I don't have much in that color at all. The goblets are gorgeous and your tureen is perfect as we enter soup season.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty! I love the tureen as the centerpiece!! I never use mine so it may as well be a centerpiece!! lol! Love the colors and the purple dishes and goblets look fabulous!!

XO,
Jane

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty! You've done such a beautiful table with the purples!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty! You've done such a beautiful table with the purples!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the purple. It is not a color I have much of, but this has inspired me to be on the lookout for some. The glasses, the salad plates and the napkins...perfection. Love the tablecloth on an angle like that.
hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Love the color! Those plates are great.

Magic

the passionate hairdresser said...

Love it!! :)

Babs said...

Pretty Fall tablescape and I really like the glassware and your tureen,too. The BHG leaf plate is so perfect for Fall. Very pretty Marigene.

bj said...

A really pretty table...great job.

Chubby N Chieque said...

What is a home without purple treasure, huh?

My daughter really love the way you put together all your great jewels.

We both said...oh! ah! §:-)

Hope you have a great Halloween...

Greetings from Stockholm City.
/chie

Alycia Nichols said...

You know they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I'm sure Nancy won't mind that you borrowed her idea at all! Nearly everything in life is a borrowed idea whether we know it or not, so it's all good! Very nice, Miss Marigene!!!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful table, Marigene. I love the touches of purple and the plates from Walmart are beautiful!

xinex said...

I have your green and orange glasses too. I love purple and your table is beautiful. I like the lacey tablecloth too. What a great deal on the Red Cliff tureen, even without the plate and your substitute looks perfect. Thanks for stopping, Marigene and yes the dishes are vintage, not sure how old though. I am guessing maybe 50's?...Christine

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Adore the dishes you have combined for this setting, so pretty and unusual, love the purples and oranges and those beautiful glasses wow, love it all...I am new follower...

Kathleen said...

I have purple glass envy! They are so pretty. Love the combinations of color.
Beautiful tureen, tureen queen! Like Imelda had shoes, you have tureens!

Phyllis said...

Your vintage Red Cliff tureen is a true treasure and one that you will use many many times. It is just plain wonderful to "look" at! The purple/leaf salad plates are really a neat touch to your table, also.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely your autumn purples are. I love those plates ---- amazing what we can find at Walmart. Beautiful tureen -- what a great find. This looks like a wonderful table for a bowl of fall soup.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

It looks great. I used purple last year too. Love your tureen and the price.

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I never think of purple as a fall color but it really is. It looks lovely with everything else. Beautiful glassware.

Step inside my home said...

You did a lovely job on this tablescape! I love the purple salad plates. Then really bring out all the vibrant colors of the fall season. I also like your goblets - beautiful! Susie

Tess said...

I never think to use purple, but it always looks so pretty. Those leaf plates are stunning...love the whole table!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Marigene, Purple is one of my favorite colors, and you did it proud here, I love it featured in fall. Your beautiful tureen really sets the colors off so beautifully. Beautiful!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful warm and welcoming Fall tablescape. The goblets make my heart go pitterpat! Thank you for inviting us to the table. Cherry Kay

Elaine said...

You really scored with those napkins! They repeat the colors of the salad plates and add another print and texture! I like purple and it looks like you captured the shades in your photos--something that is not always easy to do. Your table is lovely.

What a deal you got on that tureen!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the purple twist on Fall!

- The Tablescaper

Scribbler said...

Thanks again for the tip on the silverware. I was very happy to get them in time for this table.

I like the combination you have used today -- you had me at purple!

Jacqueline said...

I forgot about my purple salad plates from Wal Mart last year. They look so great on your table. I love the combination of the stemware. So pretty together!

WhyCuzICan said...

Another pretty tablescape. You ladies have really nice eyes for this kinda thing. Love the plate with the leafs! awwww.....bliss!


Thanks for sharing :D

Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky today,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am loving the purple!!

The white tureen is beautiful.

Gorgeous table!!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Stunning! Love that china :)

Prasetyo said...

I'm just blogwalking and stop here. Also, you has a great blog. Dont forget to visit me back. Thankyou.

lulumusing said...

I want the purple dishes! Good job....again.

Geneva said...

What a beautiful Majestic Purple tablescape... it's so perfect for Fall. You've styled everything very nicely!

Pat said...

Hi Marigene,

I LIKE the purple! Something so elegant about purple glass. I think purple should be an official fall color. I have tureen envy too.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a beautiful table setting and this purple your using is really very pretty. Makes me want to change my dishes. lol
You really know how to put everything together to make it lovely
Love
Maggie

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Beautiful table. I'm a new follower. And I love purple.

Nancy said...

I smiled when I saw those two sets of glasses paired. I think we have some other glasses that are alike as well. I used the green/purple/orange again tonight. I just love them! They are PERFECT with your salad plates. Love the whole look you've created!

Nancy

p/s and thank you for the mention...I was just reading along, not thinking a thing about it except that of course I love those together and then I saw my name! Thank you...as Alycia said yes I am flattered!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful colors together! Using the glasses was a good idea! Love the tureen too. Don't you love a good bargain? It all makes for a very pretty table!

Bunny Jean said...

I really like that BHG plate. I think that purple goes great with all the fall colors. Your two kinds of glasses are a very nice accent to the plates!

Thanks for coming to my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Kathe said...

Great minds shop alike :) I have the same flatware on my fall tablescape right now :) I am in love with purple this year and your table makes me swoon with delight! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving the seet comment. I hope to see you again soon.

swedecollection said...

Did I miss who the maker of the purple fluted stemware was? It is truly fabulous! Love the leaves on the purple salad plates. I, too, love using a rich purple in the fall.

Kathy said...

This looks wonderful. Perfect layering - I just love Homer Laughlin dishes!
Kathy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape is beautiful with the purple this is one of my favorite colors. You did a great job putting this together..
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
XXOO Diane

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the purple stems, perfect for fall. I think the colors look so pretty on your tablecloth.
Your tureen is awesome, it is a perfect centerpiece.
Hope your weekend is great.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

Glad you stopped by for a visit. :) Your table looks so warm and fall-like -- very cozy. I thought we had the same flatware for a minute -- close, but not exactly. I congratulate you on that BEAUTIFUL tureen at such a bargain. I would love to have one of those, and you're right; they can be quite expensive. What a great find for you! I also love your purple goblets; they look so elegant.

Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog, and I hope you have a great weekend.

Denise

Helen's Decor said...

Your tablescape is lovely. So inviting and relaxing, too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Helen

Amish Stories said...

Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

There is something so regal about decorating with the color purple. Your table is just gorgeous!!

lvroftiques said...

Very pretty table. I love your ironstone tureen. What a deal. Vanna

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks joann

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the colors and all of the elements in this. That plum color is just stunning!

XO,

Sheila

Rettabug said...

OMGosh, you're going to have to go to confession for STEALING that vintage Red Cliff tureen at that price!!!! Its gorgeous & I'm jealous!

Green with envy,
Rett

Diann said...

Beautiful table! You know how much I love purple! I remember these BH & G plates from last year and have totally regretted not getting them!Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful table setting. I love how the rich jewel tones came together. You have found some wonderful thrifted items and blended it all so well.

Tanya@takesix said...

Gorgeous table. Your tablecloth is such a beauty. I love purple. I have a fall tablecloth with purple in it. Purple just goes so well with fall colors! Well done!

PS Gorgeous plates too!

Sonia said...

Wow that soup tureen is awesome! What a bargain you found!! I have seen them for upwards of $200 here in OKC. It looks wonderful in the middle of your gorgeous fall table! I bought those same plates at WalMart last year but mine have a cream background rather than purple. I really love the purple best!

Miss Bloomers

Robin said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. Although my table was in the sun (I did it the week before) I was in cold and snowy NJ this week. I love your color combination. I'm loving purple right now. And the soup tureen! Watch for my post on the Campbell's Soup Tureen Collection I got to see on my trip. Thanks for visiting.

Robin
Robin Flies South

The Tablescaper said...

Happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Your table is so pretty with those beautiful shades of purple. Love the glassware combined with your festive plates.

A Perfect Setting said...

The purples and greens look so amazing together! Perfect colors for fall! Very pretty tablescape! Thanks for your visit and kind comments, sorry I'm late responding, I've been out of town. Have a great week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Love the plates and the different shades of purple. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.
xo,
Sherry