Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Purple is a special color this weekend. It symbolizes the strength and courage of cancer survivors everywhere but especially in our community. On July 14th and 15th, the annual Relay For Life - the event that raises money for the fight against cancer - will be held. The very moving and emotional Survivor's Lap takes place right after the opening events. Pat and her husband Jim will be there and will be there for most of the two-day event. Each year, they dedicate many long hours before and during the Relay to help raise awareness and much needed money.

To honor all the people who have been touched by cancer, Pat and I wanted to set the table in purple (quite a challenge since purple is not a color we have a lot of.)
Overview of the table.

Another full length view of the table.

The placemat is a metallic purple!!! But it looks really good on the purple table. (One of Pat's bargains - she got them for less than a dollar apiece a Pier I. I couldn't imagine what she was thinking at the time. Boy, was I wrong!)

Flatware is "April" Silverplate by Wm Rogers & Son.
Close up of the gorgeous Bell Heather cup and saucer by Royal Doulton.

The rims on the Dinner and Salad plate are stunning.

Royal Doulton made a variation of this pattern with a gold rim with the same name.

Heather is known as a sign of love, kindness, and hospitality.

Assorted white and purple heathers cut from my yard.

Close up of a real Bell Heather.

The purple metallic-like glass coordinates with the placemat. Both are from Pier I.
A very substantial crystal candlestick.

Just one of the crystal salt and pepper shakers on a tray.

You can see the detail of these cute napkin rings - another Pier I purchase.

Purple votives on a mirror look just right.

Betty dressed for dinner.

Couldn't resist another picture of the table.

White Brocade tablecloth - from Pat (one of her "finds" at a local rummage sale.)
Purple metallic placemats - Pier I
Dinnerware - Bell Heather by Royal Doulton (made from approx. 1941-1956)
Flatware - "April" by Wm Rogers & Son
Purple stemmed water glass - Pier I on sale this Spring
Champagne trumpet glass - Cris d'Arques from Ross
Lavender Hemstitched Napkins - eBay
White Napkins - Target
Napkin Rings - Pier I
Large Crystal Candlesticks - Gottschalk's (a local department store now out of business)
Candles and votives - Michael's
Purple votive holders - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Crystal Salt and Pepper shakers on trays - eBay

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