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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Purple Autumn Challenge


Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen has put for a challenge to do a purple autumn tablescape using no oranges. Had I known this, I would have saved the purple table I did a month ago! I scrounged around and came up with something that I think would qualify as a purple autumn table.

I am not going to give you a blow by blow description of everything...most you have seen since I have just passed 5 years of blogging! I am still wondering how I accomplished that fete...














I hope I met the challenge, although there is a good amount of green in the tablecloth!

White Bordallo Pinheiro charger-Tuesday Morning
Purple BH&G dinner plate-Walmart
Lavender BP luncheon plate-eBay
Purple BP salad plate-eBay
Tiny square grape plate-Goodwill or Savers
Oneida Louisana flatware-Savers
Amethyst water glass-TJMaxx
Eggplant wine stem-Pier One
Tablecloth, napkins and napkin rings-Savers
Purple table runner-Gift from my friend Sue...this is the backside, the front is a pattern
Wood candle holders-Savers, painted by moi/candles Walmart and Goodwill
Fruit pedestal-TJMaxx
Beaded apples-Savers
Grapes faux/Savers, real/grocery store

Thank you for your visit today...hope you will be back next time. Have a wonderful week.

I will be joining:

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen


What We Accomplished Wednesday/Green Willow Pond

28 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You came out with a gorgeous purple table for the challenge, my friend! Maybe you used everything before, but we see so many that everything always looks new to us. My purple tablescape challenge is with all I've ever had too.
I love the runner, dishes, napkins and glasses, all lovely.
Hugs,
FABBY

Anonymous said...

Very nice....definitely autumn looking without a hint of orange! and this is much prettier than any traditional fall table could ever be...
love you,
jude

Lulu said...

What a great job you've done with your purples! This is one table I cannot do because I don't have any purples here.

Anonymous said...

I think you did an excellent job of meeting the challenge.....love all the purples and I think the green in the tablecloth is just the right accent. A challenge well met............
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Purple a very favorite color of mine and so nice to receive on my birthday. Bob's birthday too and my good friend, Judi Foster Jacobsen. Bob was an usher, I was a bridesmaid at her first wedding and that is how we met. bbb

Candy S said...

Beautiful!! Marigene, you have met the challenge to perfection. I am in love with your beautiful array of cabbage plates, and the lovely glasses and stemware all placed on the perfect fall tablecloth. Love, Love, Love this tablescape.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Marigene, your table is beautiful love all of your purple accents. The fruit is a perfect touch....

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

That is so charming. I love the shorter glasses - such a sweet design. I just bought some of those white chargers like you have and salad/soup plates at Tuesday Morning, in white. All your colors are so "autumny" without the orange - love love love it.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous table Marigene! Loving all your purple. I have a grapes theme going myself and forgot to buy grapes for my bowl while at the store yesterday, dang! I went ahead and posted anyway.

You really have a lot a gorgeous purple items, love those plates. Don't know how you managed a different stunning purple table so soon, but you sure did. :) Pam

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Purple perfection, dear friend!!!
I am so~o~o smitten with your amethyst stemware. I searched every Antique Shop, Flea Market, Goodwill and Home Decor Shop during vacation, but alas. . .nothing to compare with yours was to be found! Notice, I still have no purple stemware!!!
Every detail from the rim shots, to the silver flatware to the centerpiece is gorgeous!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, not only are the purple cabbage plates gorgeous, they worked perfect for the challenge. I'd love to sip water from the beautiful goblets. I don't think I've ever seen your dish storage but each week you amaze me with your inventory.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is gorgeous! I love the wine theme! I don't have much in the way of purple in my house, but I did do the challenge. Not as well as you for sure. Thanks for always doing such fun and pretty tables! I like that you can make the 'same' dishes look so different each time! It's what real life is.
hugs,
Linda

kitty said...

You surely did meet the challenge, Marigene. You tied everything in so well with the purple runner on top of the pretty tablecloth. I love your purple cabbage plates with those gorgeous stemware.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Love your tablecloth, runner, and napkins...the grape napkin rings are wonderful. Beautiful table...great use of purple!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love your purple 'scape! Looks like we used the same purple (Walmart) dinner plates! They are a favorite of mine!

Katherine

xinex said...

Lovely table, Marigene! I love the tablecloth and also your centerpiece. They blended together....Christine

Susie Holler said...

I think you met the challenge perfectly and with no orange.Where do you get purple glassware I never have found these? .oh yeah at antique stores and prices that are so out of my reach even to pretend to want them.Very lovely Marigene.Susie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I think the grapes are a great theme- especially since the grapes are ripening and ready to pick at this time of year. Love the centerpiece and the tablecloth. Grest dish stack. Purple is one color of dishes I dont have so I got my color through other things. This was an interesting challenge!

Lady of the Manor said...

I'm loving your grape-inspired table! The cloth is lovely and perfect for this table! Yes, you met the Purple Fall Challenge beautifully!

Rosie M. said...

Wow, Marigene! Your table sure doesn't look like you had to "scrounge around" to find things! It's beautiful!! Every part of it! LOVE your tablecloth and your dish stack. It all goes together so well and certainly met Kathleen's challenge, hands down! So very pretty........Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Alycia Nichols said...

Well, OF COURSE you met the challenge! She just said no orange...she said nothing about green! And green leaves are a natural part of grapes - which are such a huge part of the fall season - so it all works out!

I think when people are looking for a good example of how to effectively use purple in a fall tablescape that this will be a "go to" post. There's a nice mix of pattern, and the fall elements are not contrived.

You did a beautiful job of "scrounging up" things for this tablescape challenge, Marigene!! Enjoy your weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I can't find your email to reply to your question, so I'll reply here. Yes, I do make all my centerpieces, and I just "lay" them together, I don't use styrofoam to put them together, they aren't permanent. When I'm done, back into the flower bin the flowers go!

I wish I had known Walmart also had the white, and the orange plates like thise purple ones, I would have loved those too!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I can't find your email to reply to your question, so I'll reply here. Yes, I do make all my centerpieces, and I just "lay" them together, I don't use styrofoam to put them together, they aren't permanent. When I'm done, back into the flower bin the flowers go!

I wish I had known Walmart also had the white, and the orange plates like thise purple ones, I would have loved those too!

Katherine

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Love, love, love it! Oh those plates!!! If I could I would collect that as well. I do love your header as well!!! Great job Marigene!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lovely table overall, but those two styles of cabbage plates really make me swoon, as does that darling grape dish on top. Nicely done!

Kathleen said...

Those cabbage plates are gorgeous! What a beautiful table, and those shorter glasses are so pretty! Thanks for doing such a great table for the challenge!

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Marigene!
Wonderful job on this purple tablescape! Great mix of textures and patterns. And lots of pretty purple too! Well done! Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You set a really lovely table. Purple is beautiful. Love those plates! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesday. Have a great weekend.