Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I've Got the Autumn Blues (and Purples)

Well, I stopped by Crate & Barrel the other day and stumbled upon these absolutely gorgeous Mrya embroidered placemats.  Did I need more table linens?  No.  Did I bring them home with me anyway?  You bet!

I chose to use the floral placemats as a runner, lined up end-to-end...

since I also found these great eggplant-colored grass mats (Tropical Palm Plum) and napkins (Aubergine), also from the Crate.

Certainly these are bound to mix and match with pieces I already have.  (Ah...the famous last words of a dish-aholic.)

My beautiful navy blue plates (The Blues by Arabia of Finland) are old favorites.

I love the way these cobalt and gold stemmed wine glasses and water goblets (Crate & Barrel...circa late 80's) tie it all together.

Having the blues can be a pretty sweet thing.  Make sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch to see what my fellow tablescapers are up to this week!


  1. Beautiful! Love your colors and table setting! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  2. Love love love that table.. Gorgeous placemats.. drooling on this end.. Your blues are so pretty and the mix of the colors is a perfect blend! Gorgeous.. xo marlis

  3. Such wonderful colors - neat take on the traditional fall colors.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Gorgeous colours! Very warm and beautiful fall setting. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. This is a wonderful idea with the placemats! Some things are just irrestible! I love these deep colors on your table!

  6. What a wonderful color combo...I ♥♥♥ it! Beautiful table.
    Keep for getting to mention how much I like your header photo...

  7. Dynamic and exciting tablescape! I would have come home with the place mats, too. We don't have Crate & Barrel...wish that we did. The goblets are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

  8. I have those blue glass tea lights too! Now why doesn't my table look like that. ..?