Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Purple and Green

If I had to answer the question, "What is your favorite color?", I think I would say purple...and green.  Oh wait, that's two!  How can I pick just one, when there are so many great colors out there.  And when you begin to combine shades, magic happens.

So here is a tablescape featuring one of my favorite color combos...purple and green.  Several seasons ago, I picked up these...

....pretty purple woven mats from Target.  Then I layered...and I layered, starting with a simple plain white plate.  I have had these octagon-shaped French purple plates and olive bowls for years.

With their charming beaded borders, they are my "go to" bowls for many a pasta dinner.  Being the fabric lover that I am, I could not resist these two companion fabrics from Hobby Lobby.

The flipside has these same colors, this time as big zig-zaggy stripes.  The double sided napkins have a very nice "heavy" feel to them, AND. more importantly, are so fun to mix and match.

This time, I decided to make my napkins double sided.  The first side is covered in concentric circles of gorgeous lavender, fuscia, pea green and sea foam dots, all on a rich deep purple background.

I think the dark handles of my Aero flatware look perfect sitting atop these linens.  For glassware, I pulled from my stash these sweet little purple etched water (or wine) glasses...

...that I found at Pottery Barn many, many years ago.  And not to forgett green, I also added these beautiful optic mint green flutes (Horchow, years ago)...

...which add height and sparkle to the table.  My centerpiece is oh-so simple...just some fresh purple Fuji mums lined up in my new...

...recycled green glass vase made in Mexico from Pottery Barn.  I'm envisioning many ways to use this versatile piece.  So there you have it...

...a simple happy tablescape celebrating two of my favorite colors, purple and green!  Coming next...  my first patio tablesetting.  Please drop in, you're all invited!


  1. Purple and green, one of my favorite combos. Your table is so pretty. Love your purple plates and the glassware. Thank you for sharing.

  2. You've created a wonderful color story here. The napkins ended up making it magical. I love your new green centerpiece container. I may have to hot foot it to our Pottery Barn. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. My daughter is a huge purple fan & this is a beautiful tablescape!

  4. I love purple and green too. My daughter would love that fabric (all the colors of her new apartment). If you are looking for some super cheap green glass pieces I just saw some at my local Ross this week. Cheap like $6. Not Pottery Barn but looked nice to me. I love those purple glasses too.

    Robin Flies South

  5. What a beautiful table top. I love, love the purple. It is so stunning and eye catching.


  6. You have inspired me! I TOO Love the color combo Purple and Green. You have captured it's effect beautifully here!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Have a FUN week,

  7. You have a great sense of style. Love the napkins!!! The fabric you chose is fabulous. Your table is really wonderful. I love the mix of textures and colors.. have a wonderful weekend. xo marlis

  8. This is so pretty! I would love to see you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great day. Anu

  9. The colors are fabulous together. Beautiful table!

  10. Beautiful table! I love the fabrics you choose for your napkins. Glad I stopped by to sneak a peak! Thanks

  11. Beautiful use of purple and green, lovely table.

  12. What a beautiful and interesting table. The glasses are divine, but I love how the contemporary material pulls it all together. So pretty!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Your purple tablescape is so pretty! I just love those woven purple mats :)

  14. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!