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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Royalty



A few years back one would only think of rich oranges, reds, yellows and browns as fall colors, now
purples/plums/aubergines top the list.

I started with a tablecloth that definitely depicts fall; pumpkins, colorful leaves, people with long sleeves, rakes...this is my favorite one for fall which reminds me what it would have been like a hundred years ago. Plus it has great colors...



I started layering with woven placemat to which I have added a plum dinner plate that is being used as a charger. On top of the purple is an aqua plate topped with a plum plate.





The glassware is my favorite of the purples I own. I think this came in an amber also, that I foolishly didn't purchase.


The knife and fork is a very plain pattern I can't seem to find any of the books I have. It is 1847 Rogers. The spoon is Oneida/Community Forever, circa 1939.


Rim shot.



The candle holders are amythest with gold. I used cream colored candles.


I have again used the compote from my friend, Sue Z, this time filled with mini pumpkins and gourds.






Tablecloth-Goodwill
Woven Placemat-World Market
Plum dinner plate-Better Homes & Gardens WalMart
Aqua salad plate-TJMaxx
Plum dessert plate-Better Homes & Gardens WalMart
Purple glassware-TJMaxx
Plum napkins-World Market
Napkin rings-World Market
Amythest/gold candle holders-Savers
1847 Rogers flatware-ARC Thrift Store
Compote-my friend SueZ
Mini pumpkins and gourds-Country Mart

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you will visit again.

I will be joining a few parties this week.

Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish
The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Finds Friday
The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!

40 comments:

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, Marigene. I like those fall colors! Pretty table, especially that tablecloth!

ellen b. said...

Oh boy! What a lovely rich table setting. Love the colors and your layering!

Alycia Nichols said...

While I love, love, love it all, Marigene, I have to tell you that the purple just totally ROCKS this table! What a great color to play up this time of year! It really does have a royal flavor about it!!! I think the flatware you chose to use is PERFECT atop that great tablecloth. The style looks like one that may have been used during that time. The simple lines of it are fantastic! Beautiful stemware, too! Shame on you 1000 times over for not getting the amber! :-)

kitty said...

Hi Marigene, I LOVE the tablecloth. It's a story in itself!! You've pulled all the rich, Fall colors from it for us to enjoy.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, I am in love with this purple setting! This is perfect for fall! So rich looking!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors........and the table cloth, too.......it makes me think of a grandma moses painting...
love you,
jude

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I have not seen a prettier tablecloth for fall!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of purple so love this tablescape. bbb

Dianne said...

this is a very royal indeed. I love those purple glasses. Purple is everywhere this season, so you are certainly right in style! Love the tablecloth too. Dianne

Entertaining Women said...

This is glorious! I love the tablecloth, and I can't believe that I never came across those amazing goblets...I'd have bought the amethyst & the amber, too! Cherry Kay

Lulu said...

I absolutely love this table, maybe because I very much like purple and orange together. The tablecloth is just terrific, so much to work with there.

Marlis said...

Marigene, this table is totally amazing. I love the color! It is perfect for fall. Love your pretty glasses, so sad you by passed the amber. I'm loving amber more and more. Your table is just gorgeous.. xo marlis

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm with Alycia. Love it all. I don't know what I love more: the cloth, the glasses or the candle holders. It looks gorgeous!!!

Linda Primmer said...

Your table is so pretty with the rich colors. Loving the purple touches. The tablecloth is beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

I used my ruffled purple plates today too. I never got the salad plates and everytime I see them I wish I had! Your tablecloth is absolutely amazing Marigene! It is truly a treasure.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Marigene--I love your tablecloth and generous use of purples! It's one of my favorite colors.

Liz said...

Gorgeous tablecloth!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mary said...

This is SO beautiful with the amethyst shades and your leaf plates are perfect with your tablecloth! I love the scene it depicts as well as the colors~ it puts in the perfect fall state of mind!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene, I love the purple for fall especially placed on that wonderful tablecloth! The purple goblets are so very pretty! Love it all. Joni

Anonymous said...

Marigene,
Oh goodness….What a beautiful table setting.
The colors are vibrant yet so warming. Each piece compliments the other perfectly.
You have brought the fall season to life. You did good my friend! Sue Z.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene this table is gorgeous! The rich colors of fall and that purple! What a great tablecloth to use as an inspiration! The stemware is such a pretty color!
hugs, Linda

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your tablescape is beautiful! I love the purple and that tablecloth is fantastic!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love your plum colors. You so seldom get to see them anymore..at least I haven't. It's beautiful..
What a great job you did on this tablescape. :)
I ..thought I had Fall dishes..I wonder where I put them....

Susan said...

Your autumn table setting is gorgeous!! I love the plum colors!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This tablescape is exquisite! Rich hues and the variety is stunning!!! Like you, I adore your stemware!!! The first thing that caught my eye when surveying your table was the lovely print on your tablecloth! Gorgeous, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh those plum colors are beautiful! I love the fall dishes and those stems are gorgeous. Can't believe that you found such a pretty tablecloth at Goodwill!

Sarah said...

Marigene, I always like using purples with autumn colors, especially in my garden. Your plates are beautiful, but that tablecloth is amazing.

Annie said...

Love the purple tablesetting! I just bought a purple coffee maker and so I'm really into purple right now - I hope Ken likes it too since its his birthday present LOL.

Diann said...

Hi Marigene! You already know what I am going to say about this table don't you? LOL LOVE IT! Purple just makes me smile. This table just feels so rich and royal. And the blend of all the pieces also has the most wonderful Autumn feel! Beautiful Marigene! Thank you for sharing at TTF! Have a fun weekend.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! Love those rich colors! The tablecloth is so unique and perfect for the tablescape!

Katherine

sweet violets said...

I absolutely LOVE this tablescape.....the cloth is wonderful and your choice of plates is perfect!!! The glassware is outstanding in purple and the candlesticks.....I am lusting after them!!! hugs...cleo

Scribbler said...

This is so gorgeous, on so many levels. I love the way you have combined the colors; I love the table cloth -- reminiscent of Grandma Moses; I love the combination of plates and glassware. You hit this one out of the park!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful colors Marigene. Love the purple and gold in the plates and in the glasses. Great tablecloth too.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the purple and the tablecloth!

- The Tablescaper

GardenofDaisies said...

One of the best things about fall is the rich colors. Beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

I love those colors, they really are so rich and royal! The glasses are gorgeous, you put it all together beautifully!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Jewel Sauls said...

OK I love this table also! It's a tie!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my goodness, my friend, how did I miss this, I must've been sick or something!!! This totally gorgeous, the colors are fabulous, I'd love to do something in purple, never have! I think I'm in love with this tablescape Marigene. Big hugs,
FABBY

Lulu said...

You've already heard I'm crazy about the tablecloth and no matter what you do with it, it's going to look great. I have a fondness for purple and love what you did with it.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

I always love it when you use your purples. I saw some purple goblets at the thrift store and thought about you :) I talked myself out of them as I am running out of storage space :(

Your tablecloth is just wonderful with all those vibrant colors!

xoxo Bunny Jean