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Friday, June 27, 2014

Amethyst, Emerald and Sapphire


I am concentrating on the amethyst and emerald for this table. The inspiration for this week's table is a gorgeous woven table square...it is mostly purples, greens and blues. I did this table for my friend, Norma's birthday lunch on Monday...her favorite color is purple, so I used as much purple as I could find! The table square is very striking, not sure the photos are doing it justice.


Backside of the table topper.


I recently found a dozen lavender BP cabbage plates on eBay and couldn't pass them up. There are a few colors that are really hard to find; lavender, purple, blue and red. I am always on the lookout for these hard to find colors.



All sides are Bordallo Pinheiro this week. The stack starts with a green dinner plate that is being used as a charger, then the lavender luncheon plate, a purple dessert plate and finally a green soup/salad bowl.


I am using amethyst glassware that I bought at TJMaxx about 5 years ago. I wish they had had more than just the 4.


The flatware is my favorite Oxford Hall Fashion Wear in green...this is a new eBay purchase, also! The napkins are solid purple held with a lilac napkin ring.



The centerpiece is an aqua compote filled with amethyst beaded fruit, black candlesticks and aqua candles.


The rim shot.





This is one of my favorite tables of the year...so far!

I will join Anything Blue Friday/The Dedicated House.
               Table It/Rustic & Refined  

Thank you for taking the time to visit today...hope you will come back next time.

30 comments:

Tricia said...

Marigene, I love this! You do color better than anyone! This table positively GLOWS. I love these colors together.

ellen b said...

Oh now! This is a wonderful pop and combination of color on this table. Looks like a celebration!

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

Wow!! I love these colors!! Very Mardi Gras looking. Those are my favorite colors too. I love the dishes in their various colors. The table square is awesome.

You could have added some Mardi Gras beads to your centerpiece.!

Well done!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love those bright, bold colors. A definite winner. Would love to sit down to that!
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous colors! I just love the vividness of this table...
love you,
jude

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I am stunned - you have outdone yourself!! I've never seen anyone that puts colors together so well. I bet your friend was delighted. I love the table square - and the cabbage dishes - I am a BIT envious.

Carol in California said...

This is one of my favorites.
I wish I had your sense of color and form.
Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

How lucky we are that week after week you do another perfect tablescape. One of our biggest fans, bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, I love the colors on this table! The woven cloth is gorgeous and all the BP plates just make me smile. I didn't know they came in all those colors. SOOOOO Pretty!
hugs,
Linda

Deborah Montgomery said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors! Your friend must have been delighted!

chateau chic said...

Your tablescape is beautiful with the deep rich colors you used!
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch said...

Fabulous colours!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

Bonnie said...

Love this. So colorful and happy.

Thanks for your sympathy about my blog roll loss. I am knee deep in getting blog addresses to retype.

Scribbler said...

I love every single thing! That tablecloth is a stunner.

Elaine Cariglio said...

Love this table! Oh,it is so alive! Emeralds are my best friend! You out did yourself this time! That tablecloth is to die for......glad I visited!
Blessings My Friend,

kitty said...

Your table is sooo striking, Marigene, and I love the table topper. Your always put together the prettiest layers of dishes. Happy Birthday to Norma and I know she appreciated your beautiful table to honor her.

Christine Graves said...

I am going to have to hit Ebay to see about getting me some of those cabbage plates! What gorgeous colors and textures....love it!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, yeah....the photos are doing the topper square justice! Wow...so pretty! The colors are just so brilliant!!!

TJ Maxx almost NEVER has things in more than 4. SO frustrating!!! I have to go from store to store to store hunting for additional pieces. I wonder why they do it that way? It just seems silly because a lot of people (not us!) would just leave them behind because there aren't enough for whatever use they have in mind. Then we have to play the "keeping my eyes open" game to try and find more in subsequent months and years. It's maddening!!!

I'm glad you found those plates on ebay! I have stayed away from ebay because I know I could get into even more trouble there than out shopping. I'm already bad enough with the linen companies!!!

Beautiful table, Marigene! No doubt the guest of honor was just that...truly honored!

Have a fantastic holiday weekend, and hugs to you both!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this one! I hope you served Tequila! Lynne

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, that table can't be described as anything but yummy! What glorious colors you used from the table cloth and you had all of the fabulous pieces to pull it together. I could live in those colors - they just create the happiest mood!
Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Whoa!! This is fantastic! Those colors! Wow, what an eye catching display. Of course, I have long lusted after your cabbage plates, but now I want that flatware as well. Wonderful table.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What an explosion of color! Great way to shout to say "it's summer! Hooray!" Beautiful palette of some of my favorite colors and you always create such bright fun tables Marigene! I love your purple cabbage plates~
Jenna

Anonymous said...

Luv all the lusciousness
Gail

Anonymous said...

This is Gail again, I meant " lushness" a good thing

xinex said...

I love the jewel tones of your tablescape, Marigene. It looks very exotic. Thank you so much for your prayers for my granddaughter, Rea....Christine

Candy S said...

Marigene, What beautiful vivid colors. This is a feast for the eyes. The table square is the perfect backdrop to showcase all of the colorful cabbage plates. I love the exotic feel of everything on this beautiful table.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love the beautiful rich jewel tones in this setting! To answer your question about the cruets I used for my chive blossom vinegar, I bought them many years ago, and I think they are from the Christmas Tree Shoppe…..Haven't seen any like them in quite a while! Thanks for stopping by!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG Marigene, how did I miss this gourgeousness! The colors are amazing and what a vivid combo, spectacular my friend! The dishes are great too.
Thanks for your sweet visit.
Hugs,
FABBY

Linda P said...

Wow, what a beautiful table, full of rich colors. It would make anyone so happy to sit here with you. That woven piece is so gorgeous. Keep doing what you are doing.

Kathleen said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Great colors. I have cabbage dish envy, :)