Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Fall Tablescape Using Purple


(a favorite fall tablescape from the past)

This fall tablescape was a pleasure to create because of two things:

the use of a new color (purple)


this is one of my favorite times of the year.


I wanted to use purple, and I wanted to fill the table.

I used everything I could find.

I LOVE doing that.

More really is more.


It may seem like too much, but that is the way I like it.


I used my Royal Stafford bird dishes and my Nyssa garage sale soup tureens.



And even though they are not my favorite (as my grandson says), I am so glad I kept my 12

mercurochrome colored goblets.

I have 12- and for several years I have tried to sell them at a local antique mall.

They just wouldn’t leave (sell), because alone they are pretty startling, but mixed in with everything on the table, they become wonderful.

I love THAT too.



My Reed and Barton Francis 1st still makes my heart flutter – and it  has since I chose it many, many years ago.

I only had one place setting for years.

I didn’t tend to it, I didn’t make it a priority, and rightly so I guess.

And then one day I woke up, years had gone by, and I thought,

‘I better get this show on the road.’

And so I turned to Ebay.


I am just so grateful today-

which is not to say that perfection lives in my house,

because it does not.

But the irregular does-

*my purple tablecloth from DD’s Discount- which is a retail phenomenon in and of itself.

That is where things from Ross are sent out to pasture.

Can you imagine?

*my ceramic pumpkins from Walgreen’s- I love multi-task shopping, don’t you?

You can even buy Blue Bell there.

*my copper colored, mercury glass candlesticks (from a garage sale), that I found stuck and forgotten in a cabinet in the little house

*my goblets that wouldn’t leave


a simple life today.


I am linking to these wonderful parties:

No Minimalist Here Open House 

Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laura, your table is beautiful! I love all of the deep, rich colors; and I share your sentiment...more is more!

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the use of purple. Love surrounding myself with things I love as well.

Patty Marker said...

Love that table and I love your gratefulness today. DD's for the tablecloth, who knew?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful those pretty dishes!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Lovely tablescape! I love the purple theme!


Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I love all of the colors in your theme! I'm a sucker for purple.

Theresa said...

Your table is GORGEOUS! Love the purple added in:) SO pretty! Enjoy your day dear Laura, BIG HUGS!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! what a gorgeous table! I love all the rich accents...looks so festive and perfect for a holiday tablescape! The pretty bird dishes and the little soup tureen-server is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration and I'm so glad you found me so I can find your beautiful blog:) Happily following you back through GFC! Looking forward to more inspiring posts:) Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Donnamae said...! Simply beautiful! Love the blue and white in the background....that sort of sets the mood. Everything looks better with blue and white in the background! ;)

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love your table, especially the goblets! Jennifer

Deb said...

I love the goblets...I love the purple..your table looks so homey....

Pura Vida said...

I love purple for the fall...such a wonderful thing to add to the table

cake said...

Never get rid of quality pieces.
And remember quality is not always about the dollar. I too am a person
of excess! Pile it on, layer it,
different levels, unexpected but
'relevant' items & COLOR!
Your tablescape is sumptuous...

Anonymous said...

Your table is lovely. It makes me want to make the pies, pop the turkey in the oven and light the candles. Your glasses remind me of what happened to a friend and me one summer.

We were antiquing in Salado and she came across the Fostoria glasses she had chosen for every day as a bride. She picked one up and was astonished at the price per stem. She could have bought fine crystal for what they were asking. She laughingly said she learned two things that day.

1. It makes you feel old when you find your wedding selections in an antique shop.
2. Keep things until they are really valuable.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Your Fall tablescape is gorgeous and I love the colors!! Thanks so much for sharing your pretty table at the Open House party.

Bonnie said...

Delightful fall tablescape.

Carol said...

Hi, Laura!
I'm so glad to stopped by my blog & took the time to leave a sweet comment!
Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the bird dishes!
I look forward to following your blog & seeing all your great ideas.


Gail Dixon said...

You're so creative! This is such a festive tablescape. The purple is a perfect compliment with the autumn tones. :)

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Laura, Just wanted you to know I will be featuring your beautiful Fall Tablescape at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Don't forget to grab a button if you'd like! Happy Halloween!!


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