Purple has been my favorite color since I was little
and when we got married, the reception at the
church was filled with purple lilacs
Last week we celebrated
of marriage so
a post filled with lilacs is a perfect way to celebrate
our wedding anniversary.
When I was growing up my parents property had
a huge row of lilacs in different shades. I
would cut a huge bouquet of lilacs and bring
them into my bedroom. The heady smell of
the lilacs would fill my bedroom.
Cutting this large bouquet reminded me of those times.
I found these beautiful plates at Home Goods and
just had to grab them. I love the dark purple flowers
mixed with the delicate sketched flowers.
Here's a closeup of these rich beautiful flowers.
It is almost a shame to layer these under a cream
colored textured plate and a deep purple leaf shaped
Everything is set on top of a damask purple
table cloth that was custom made.
A black textured and scalloped charger anchors
the setting and is set off with black flatware.
I love the details on this flatware from Horchow.
The beautiful deep purple flared vase was
a gift from a friend years ago.
This shot shows all of the pretty textures involved.
Purple beaded napkin holders top a dark purple
A wooden Fresh Flowers sign adds more interest
to the table.
I had to add my last purple tulip and
a few violets to the table.
I love all of the different spring purples
on this table.
This overhead shot shows the leaf shape
of the deep amethyst plate on top.
These are my favorite goblets, their deep
amethyst color with the twisted stems are
I paired the amethyst goblets with a black
goblet for added drama.
The black goblets go so nicely with the
chargers and flatware.
If you still have lilacs blooming,
gather a large bouquet and bring
They will fill the house with their
I will be posting this with
Purple goblets and leaf plates - Spiegel Catalog - years ago
Black Goblets - Pier 1 - years ago
Cream textured plates - Tai Pan
Wooden sign - Tai Pan
Cream and purple dinner plates - Home Goods
Black chargers - Tuesday Morning
Black flatware - Horchow
Purple napkins - Bed Bath & Beyond - years ago
Purple damask tablecloth - custom made