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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lavender and Roses


The inspiration for today's table came from the Solymod tablecloth made in France. I found it hiding amid some rather ugly tablecloths at Savers back at the end of winter. At first glance I almost walked on by, but I saw a hint of yellow and bluish purple, so I moved the uglies away to see if this was anything I would take home. I was quite surprised to see it was a really pretty one. Who doesn't like yellow roses and lavender? I had to look up the brand, which I wasn't familiar with...it turns out to be a fairly pricey linen.



I did a very simple luncheon table with a minimum of dishes! I tried it with yellow and white dishes, but thought it was too much yellow. So, out came the lavender Bordallo plates.




The lavender glassware was bought a few years ago on sale at Pier One.








I am sorry I dug up my huge lavender plants the end of summer last year to add roses along the front walk. I couldn't find yellow roses at the grocery, so I chose yellow daisies and purple alstroemeria. I knew there was absolutely no chance of finding lavender!

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.




27 comments:

Judy Lidie said...

I really like the lavender and yellow.....perfect for this time of the year. fresh and clean!
Love you,
Jude

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tablescape as always but sorry I can't say much as I just got home from another 5 1/2 hr ER visit. Have a bad kidney stone that is affecting kidney function. Will fill you in when I know more.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - that is just wonderful - I adore the lavender cabbage plates - perfect with that lovely tablecloth. You have such a talent for putting colors together. I've been thinking of getting a lavender plant - it grows really well here - there are massive farms of it all around.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your luncheon table is very inviting! Love those purple cabbage plates!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, is all I can come up with.........
LY,
Delma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a pretty tablecloth! I love those colors and as always you set a beautiful table. Hope you are doing well this beautiful June day!
hugs,
Linda

DD's Cottage said...

the purple and yellow look good when you put them together!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful Marigene! My comments aren't showing up on your last two posts :-(

Bonnie said...

Marigene,
You have so many pretty tablecloths and lots of Bordello too. Your table is so happy and fun.
Hope your summer is off to a great start.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Marigene, Imagine a bouquet of roses and lavender! Oh the scent would be heavenly! I think you choose the perfect purple plates to accent the tablecloth, and of course my favorite chargers ever! A beautiful table, and I would love to sit here. Linda

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wow, what a great find! It looks beautiful with our lavender cabbage plates. I should really set my table and use my tablecloths and dishes more. You have inspired me.

Mountain Mama said...

You seriously set the prettiest tables. I'd love to have a meal at a gorgeous table like that!

Esme said...

What a pretty table setting. The purple and yellow are lovely.

Kathleen said...

What a find on that tablecloth! Love the table, pretty combo. Why did you dig up your lavender? Did you replant it elsewhere?

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

That tablecloth is some find, and how perfect it goes with the stemware and those plates. Lovely heading-into-summertime table.

Christine Graves said...

Loving those gorgeous petal dishes. They are superb, such a pretty table.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a lovely combination of colors and oh that tablecloth is a prize!
Have a great week!
Jemma

Linda said...

I absolutely love this gorgeous tablescape!!!

Laura said...

You found a beautiful keeper!
Don't you love it when that happens (I know your answer already!)?
Your table is lovely as always.
The color combination is beautiful.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I love the table setting, it would be especially pretty at easter when I enjoy mixing yellow and purple colors.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I love the table setting, it would be especially pretty at easter when I enjoy mixing yellow and purple colors.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

So my favorite plates. I would not hesitate to get these if i found them locally. Love the cloth also. Great find! Beautiful!

Christine said...

That tablecloth is gorgeous, Marigene. What a lucky find! Love what you put together on the table. I hope you are having a fabulous 4th!...Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You know I love your pretty tablecloth, Marigene! It just says Provence...yellow roses and lavender!I love those chargers, too...gorgeous! Hugs...Debbie

Jacqueline said...

Yum, yum and more yum! You know I always get a little jealous when I see gorgeous purples! They aren't that easy to find! Those cabbage plates are just delicious! I am actually redoing my dining room to put a little purple in my house! I have more reds and burgundies and need some gorgeous purple. This table is just too pretty!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I never stop marveling at your collection and how cleverly you put everything together.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
In answer to your question, dear friend!
"Mr. Ed" and I formerly lived in South East Kansas.
About 80+ miles South of Kansas City down 69 Highway
to the small town of Prescott.
We moved to Derby, outside of Wichita, to be close to our son and to retire comfortably!
We are at peace on this side of the Prairie.
Moving here 14+ years ago. . .was a "Good Thing".
Fondly,
Pat