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Purple & Dusty Blue Tablescape

A Saturday morning trip to the fabric store turned up this great purple fabric that was the starting point for my latest table.

I really had a Halloween table in mind when I saw the fabric, but since it's not yet October I had not planned to use this cloth for a few weeks.

While putting away my napkins from the previous table, my eyes were drawn to a purple-printed napkin.
I pulled it out of the storage box and tossed it on the table.

By the way, this is my latest napkin storage system.
These boxes hold over two dozen different sets and they are so much more convenient. I can see the different colors so easily now.

Back to the table:

The dusty blue in the (very) boldly-patterned napkin brought to mind some dusty blue plates I have and the color scheme of blue and purple was born.

I thought I would try to match the darker reddish shade of burgundy for the salad plate.

I could probably make these plates work, but after putting them all on and looking the table over, they were not making me sing with excitement.

They are too red.

I went back to the cupboard to find something else. I spotted those wild animal plates I bought in July. Hmmm....maybe they would give the punch I wanted. They are a purple color.

With the chunky purple-stemmed goblets holding the napkin, I am liking the direction the table is taking. Did you notice how different that napkin looks once it is in the glass? The big print is gone and you only see the blend of colors.

I do feel like the tablecloth is a bit more formal looking than I want, so I decide to try a placemat. I don't often use placemats with charger plates, so I was skeptical.
But once they were all on, I liked the added texture the placemat gave.
I think the swirl-handled flatware adds even more texture.

For the center of the table I went out to the deck and cut some purple and pink dahlias for my amethyst vase.
I added a few more vases to fill out the table center. One one side I floated a 'Park Princess' dahlia in a small bowl.

I tied the vase and bowl together (literally) with a pearl necklace.

Two burgundy red candle holders with blue tapers completed the table.

I think this new tablecloth is going to be quite versatile. I still plan to use it for a Halloween table in October.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You always set the most stunning tablescapes and you use the most unusual colors to perfection. I love it all. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

This is a fun table. I like your creative spirit! Thanks for sharing the napkin storage idea. ~ Sarah

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