Schumann Wild Rose

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Aubergine, Burgundy, or Amethyst? Tablescape

Whatever color you call it, Pat found a great set of inexpensive "purple" flatware at Ikea in Sacramento last week when she went with her husband to a conference. So began the inspiration for this week's tablescape.
Over view of the table

The place setting

"Ditto" by Ikea flatware was the inspiration for this week's tablescape

The five piece place setting - the teaspoon is tiny....but they look great on the table

I goofed when I bought these amethyst glasses - I actually needed teal crackled glassware but somehow came home with these (declining brain waves due to old age.......) I rapidly fell in love with them anyway.

Pat started with this gorgeous amethyst colored Depression glass cream soup and liner

The next layer is a White Fiesta Luncheon plate

Then (my favorite Fiesta color) came a Heather Fiesta Dinner plate

Pat used a sleek, coupe charger by Bernardaud

To add just a touch of color to the place setting, Pat layered a napkin under the setting to act as a placemat (the napkins are slightly silky in texture so they were perfect)
The napkin sits on a White Fiesta Bread/Butter plate

The white napkin rings add just the right touch

The tea light matches the color scheme - it is amethyst, also

Depressionware candle holders hold amethyst tapers

Pat made floral arrangements in extra cream soups bowls and then turned the liner over to act as a riser

The centrepiece arrangement sits in a gorgeous amethyst colored bowl

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - gift from Pat
Amethyst Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Amethyst Flatware - "Purple Ditto" from Ikea
Charger - by Bernardaud from Tuesday Morning
Heather Fiesta Dinner Plates - by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
White Fiesta Dinnerware - by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
White Porcelain Napkin Ring - from World Market
Amethyst Cream Soup and Liner - "Newport" by Hazel-Atlas Glass Company from my collection
Amethyst Crackle Glassware - from Pier 1
Amethyst Centerpiece Bowl, Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a wonderful local antique store) in Fortuna, CA
Amethyst Candles, Tea Lights - Pier 1
Crystal Votive Holders - Michael's

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:


  1. This is a regal table with all those lovely shades. Beautiful!

  2. Such a pretty table and I am so impressed with the photographs! Purple/amethyst is so hard to shoot and looks blue or brown, occasionally, in pictures. The new flatware is great and I agree that the Fiesta is a wonderful color. Your story, about the glassware, made me laugh! I have made some of those same mistakes! I once meant to order four dinner plates of a pattern from Replacements and four cups and saucers showed up. When I checked my order form, so I could inform Replacements that they sent the wrong items, I found that I have checked the wrong box! Oh well, I can use the cups, too!!

  3. I am in love with this purple's stunning!

  4. Absolutely lovely!
    Sam from

  5. Your tablescape is gorgeous. The heather (purple) and white plates are beautiful together. And I love the IKEA flatware. I just found a set of plum colored dragonfly plates over the weekend. You have given me some wonderful ideas on how to use them in a tablescape. Both you and your sister are so talented. When I first found your site last January I was so impressed that I went back and looked at almost all of your posts. I am very new to blogging and I have no idea how I can join your blog. I did not see the usual place to join at. I would really like to be a member!