Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crazy for Purple!

If I won a five minute shopping spree at Michael's, I would head right to the floral department and fill my arms with purple flowers. From the tiniest violet to the largest hydrangeas, I LOVE purple flowers. So, I am just "plum" happy to present this week's tablescape!

I hope you enjoy!














This tablescape started with the fabric. Intending to use it for napkins, I made a last minute decision to make placemats instead!






The obligatory bird.

















The white on white dishes allow the purple to steal the scene!














Each place setting gets it's own blossom!






Thanks for visiting!

But, before you go, I have an announcement!




My sister and I will be doing another Sister Act! This time we will be using the same animal print placemats. If you didn't catch Sister Act I, you can see mine here:

To see my sister's, you will have to visit her blog! Be sure to come back for a visit May 3rd to see how two sisters create tablescapes around the same item!

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...

33 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your tablescape is stunning.

I LOVE the light purple against the black - everything is gorgeous.

I love you made the placemats too!

VERY well done!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! You used the purple in just the right amount. I love your dishes and crystal. And of course the flowers! I feel a trip to Michael's coming on!!

XO,
Jane

Aledia said...

What a "Plum Perfect" tablescape!!
I love your placemats, purple is my favorite color as well. I could almost live at the Michael's :)

Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Rebecca said...

It's all so very beautiful! The floral placements are so attractive and a beautiful base for those white dishes.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Very pretty table. Love the purple mixed in for added color. It goes beautifully.
Pat

Scribbler said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful, and that fabric is spectacular.

Another thing I love about your photos is the way that the purple flowers look against your DR walls. Gorgeous.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table! I love the purple too. The placemats are wonderful!

Alycia Nichols said...

If you won that contest, I'd be right behind you throwing vases into the basket for all the flowers! Your choice here, though, could not be beaten. Very pretty! I love the whole table! The dishes are just gorgeous...I love just about anything with those cool reticulated edges!!! You did a fabulous job!

Robin said...

So much to like in this one! The fabric is great. Why can't they just make nicer inexpensive place mats? The chargers are nice contrast with the white dishes. Nice napkins rings and I recognize that picture (Carmel!).

Robin
Robin Flies South

Kathleen said...

Hi Elaine,
This is so pretty! I love purple too, and I am crazy about hydrangeas, I have about 35 bushes, half of them I rock rooted to make new bushes!
Love the fabric, so pretty. Everything about this table is lovely! Thank the good earth for providing such beautiful colors.
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Deb said...

This is all so beautiful. We share the same shade of DR walls and I would have never thought to use purple. I am loving that tea-pot you use for a vase and your china is gorgeous. Your table would surely make me feel very welcome. Deb=^..^=x6

Judy Bigg said...

This is just beautiful. Love the fabric in your placemats, what a good idea to make your own. Seems like I am always looking for something unique and you have the perfect fabric for a very unique placemat. This is just outstanding, I love every element of your tablescape. Thanks.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your fabric is so pretty. I love lilacs, but mine have not yet bloomed. Several bushes were damaged this winter! I'm looking forward to your sister act tables! Linda

Sarah said...

Purplelious table! I'm a fan of purple flowers too and have purple verbena and petunias growing this spring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

Marlis said...

Love the fabric. It would have been fabulous napkins too. Love it as placemats too. Your table is very pretty.. Happy Earth Day. xo marlis

Texas Tea Party said...

Glad you made purple flowered place mats for they are perfect with your table. I enjoy purple and the unusual pitcher is great with all the purple blossoms. The tablescape with the stacking of the plates is lovely! Thanks for sharing the purple hues. Pam

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those placemats steal the show! Gorgeous and such a good choice! Love the purple you choose! Hugs, Linda

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Very, very, pretty. I love your placemats. Lilacs were my mom's favorite flower. The way you feel about purple flowers is the way I feel about blue flowers.

Deanna said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Barbara said...

Ooooooh! I just love the white with the purple. The purple is so rich and gorgeous. The white really lets it shine and keeps it from being too much. I am outside right now sitting next to some purple flowers that would be perfect with this table. :) I love your placemats and you make me wish I could sew.

Barbara said...

Ooooooh! I just love the white with the purple. The purple is so rich and gorgeous. The white really lets it shine and keeps it from being too much. I am outside right now sitting next to some purple flowers that would be perfect with this table. :) I love your placemats and you make me wish I could sew.

Kathe said...

Well now, great minds think alike :) I just did a purple table too! I love your placemats, and you made them? I wish I had your talent. I am in love the pitcher with the flowers in it!
I'd love it if you shared at my new Tuesday link party starting April 24th!
http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/04/youre-gonna-love-it.html

ellen b said...

Beautiful. I was on a purple/lavender quest yesterday and did have some success. Purple flowers are some of my favorites for sure! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Ooh L La! My husband loves purple. I think it is a rich vibrant color. I love your tablescape. if we see all of the purple flowers missing from Michael's, we all will know where they went. Ha ha

Marigene said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous table, Elaine! I am so happy to see more tables done with purples. Your centerpiece is so pretty.

xinex said...

I just came from Robin's blog. Tablescaping talent must run in the family cause your tables both look so pretty. I love your pitcher and love all the purples. The dish layer looks fantastic. How fun for both of you to have the same likes. You should invite the others to do an jungle inspired tablescape on the same day. I for one would love to join in...Christine

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So lovely! Purple is one of my favourite colours... I actually got married in purple!!
Visiting from Tablescape Thursday

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Diane said...

That fabric is sensational! Also, I love the way you used just the right amount of purple with the white - the purple just pops off the table. Too, too pretty!

Style Sisters said...

Love the purple!! Great job!! It is just so pretty!
Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!

Karin

Judy Bigg said...

I think I am crazy for purple too now. I used to never use purple but now have used it in my lilacs post and working on a irises post. Great job, lots of inspiration for me, love your placemats.

Mary said...

Beautiful~ I love your placemats and of course the serving of flowers at each place setting! Beautiful painted stems too :)

Jann Olson said...

Very beautiful! The entire tablescape is like a breath of Spring. I too love purple flowers. Lilacs, violets, pansies, and Delphiniums are a few of my favorites. Love your beautiful pitcher over flowing. Visiting from Seasonal Sunday. Now a new follower.
Hugs,
Jann

The Tablescaper said...

The purple and black contrast is so dramatic!!!

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- The Tablescaper