Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Purple Blossoms Tablescape

The Roses are starting to bloom again with a
little cooler weather.  How fun to use them with
a little allysum and petunias to add to my table

Today we are eating in the gazebo in the garden.


The weather is just perfect.

We are enjoying my favorite color - purple -

purple flowers, purple plates, purple goblets,
purple napkins, purple chargers
 and purple napkin baubles.

Purple is not that easy to find when it comes
to table ware.  I have been collecting
different pieces over the years.

It is really nice to break up the busy floral plates
with a plain cream plate.

I just love square plates, they are so unusual.

These gorgeous purple goblets were purchased
years ago with a little inheritance money
that I had received.

The deep purple color is just magnificent.

Today the table is set for four.

Just walk down the steps and enter the gazeblo.

Every plate has a fun little flower posey

This certainly is a good way to enjoy the last of
the summer weather.

We are going to enjoy every last bit of lovely weather
and every last flower before the chill comes.

If you enjoy tablescapes, come visit
Between Naps On The Porch

You will love all of the talent and ideas you see there.

Flowered dishes - Home Goods 2010
Cream square plates - Tai Pan 2010
Goblets - Spiegel
Gold flatware - Best (Do you even remember that store?)
Purple votives - Target 2009
Chargers and napkin baubles - I don't remember
where I got them
Purple footed serving bowl - a present


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Just beautiful, looks like a special dinner! I love your plates and those purple glasses are lovely-enjoy!

  2. The colors are just perfect. What a gorgeous use of the shades of purple.

  3. When I saw those dishes I didn't imagine them in a purple tablescape, but it's perfect! Love the purple glasses and the shot of the table with the stairs in the back. I think I am going to can some of the cider sauce. I will try to save you some...the children are after the apple cider...hope I can make more. Joni

  4. Those dishes are my favorite part. They are gorgeous and make a lovely table. I also like those purple napkins. What a wonderful shade! Love the whole thing.

  5. How well I know purples are a hard to find color in dishes! It took me forever to find enough to do a table, then I started finding more and more! Beautiful table...I have the bowls that go with your set, that is what I eat my morning cereal out of. Your crystal is gorgeous!

  6. I'm not usually purple person, but I really love the colors on your scape. The goblets are beautiful, but I love the shape and color of the plates.

  7. You just took my breath away. That purple is gorgeous! The entire setting is stunning.

  8. These dishes are gorgeous!! I love the square plates and the entire color scheme! So pretty!!


  9. This is lovely. I never thought that I liked purple very much --- but since tablescaping, I've found a new appreciation of purples. Yours are quite lovely. Those dishes are so pretty and the stems are too!

  10. Jacqueline, Your table is beautiful, and so is the gazebo. You have a wonderful sense of color and the purple is magnificent. I think my favorite might be the purple in the goblets. And yes, I do remember Best! Linda

  11. What a beautiful table! i love purple and have very few purple dishes. I just can't find them. Yours are gorgeous!!

  12. Spectacular! I especially love the purple stemware, but the flowers in the purple votives look wonderful!

  13. I love this beautiful table!! I love purple too, but there is nothing in my dish "wardrobe" that color, lol! Beautiful!!

  14. A beautiful tablescape with shades of purple. I enjoyed looking at all the things you have collected in this colour.

  15. Wow! Lovin all of that purple. The stems are exquisite.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. great taste. great photos..


  17. Pretty plates settings. Where is the gabezo in the entry? Have a good week.

  18. Ooh! Those purples are so lush and rich. Gorgeous setting!

  19. I have always thought of rich purples as a "jewel" tone color and your table is a jewel! My daughters love purple and would love this table. It is so elegant and so beautiful. What a wonderful collection of dishes.

  20. Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Yes, I remember Best, do you remember Frederick and Nelson? Jackie

  21. I've never thought about it but I can see where purple WOULD be a hard color to find! I happen to LOVE purple! I think it's gorgeous!

  22. Divine!!! Stunning! Beautiful. I love those napkin rings. Your table is gorgeous.

  23. Purple is one of my favorites, and just recently have I begun to find pieces in it.....Bed Bath & Beyond has these leaf placemats and can see them on my the dishes.....Cleo

  24. So beautiful love your color combos!!

  25. You have created a completely gorgeous vignette for a romantic fete. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  26. Purple is one of my favorite colors. This is beautiful! I love your goblets and your whole setting. I am really in love the location of your setting too. So Gorgeous!

  27. What a special and beautiful setting! The goblets are gorgeous as are all the pieces- love it!
    xoxo Pattie

  28. Purple seems to be my THING this fall, so of course, I loved your tablescape. I have goblet envy!

  29. Hey Purple'd love 1 of the sets of dishes I had to leave behind. I'm #100 on TT.

  30. Absolutely fabulous tablescape! Deep rich purples are my favorite. I'm drooling over those goblets.

  31. What a fab settings. It looks Princess of Sweden is coming to sit & have a chitchat with you.

    My daughter's fav.

    Happy TST...

    Greetings from Stockholm

  32. Lovely lavender and rose! The lavender beaded napkin rings are beautiful. Enjoyed the tablescape!

  33. What a wonderful mix of purple shades. It would be a pleasure to eat at your table.

  34. So pretty- and I love your amethyst glasses! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Stunning! I have never set a purple table . This is so lovely and the gazebo is beautiful. Love the goblets. I certainly would be pleased to dine there. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Oh, this is just gorgeous! Those purple goblets are so rich looking. I loved looking at every detail.

  37. I knew I'd be in love when I saw the word purple! Be still my heart!!! I love every bit of this purpliscious tablescape...LOVE it!
    I have a friend who surprises me every so often for my b-day or Christmas with something purple for my table!
    Have a beautiful weekend...enjoying your purpleness!
    ;-D Kathleen

  38. I think this tablescape is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Just so elegant and special. I love the chargers too. I've not seen any this color. I have a set of Purple dishes with matching goblets and the table always looks so elegant when I use them. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table.

  39. I'm loving those dishes from Home Goods. Good thing I don't even know where that store is! You have SUCH a beautiful eye for things....


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