Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eggplant and Sunflowers

Eggplant and sunflowers?  Maybe a combination you haven't thought about before.  As the summer draws to a close, this table ties together the rich colors of the end-of-season flowers (sunflowers) and introduces the deeper tones (eggplant) of the impending autumn.  Just watch how nicely it all works.  I'm embarrassed to say that occasionally I forget some little hidden gem that I have squirreled away.  This time, my buried treasure were these fabulous...

...eggplant table linens.  Oh, I remember purchasing them many, many years ago from Pottery long ago you might even call them Vintage PB.    The navy blue border is decorated with playful artichokes (one of my favorite vegetables)...

while the centers feature big, bright purple eggplants (a vegetable that I more recently have come to love)...against a deep golden background.

The napkins...match..and look so perfect against my green plates.

When I chose these placemats, I know I was thinking about my favorite Arabia Blue dinner plates.  These plates are very large,

so today I have chosen to use them as chargers, topping them with these Le Creuset fennel ceramic plates, a fabulous find from Sur la Table, and at their sidewalk sale no less!  These recycled green glass goblets and water glasses once again make an appearance at my table.

So versatile, they are a tablesetters go-to glassware.  Welcoming guests to my dinner table are these lovely pineapple candlestick holders.

I have had them for decades and they are always displayed somewhere in my home. 

Often times, flowers are the "wild card" of my tablescapes.  You just never know what is going to be fresh and beautiful at the market.

I think you will agree that these sunflowers were a perfect choice....nature's color palette at its finest!  End of Summer?...Beginning of Autumn? Call it what you will, these vibrant colors work together in any season.

I can't wait to see what my fellow dish lovers are up to this week, so please stop by the following parties...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Sooo fun and colorful! I love the pineapples! Thank you for linking up!

  2. Great colors on your table. Love the pineapple candlestick holders.

  3. Wow,such gorgeous colours!! I set a purple table this week (but much paler than yours!!)......pop over for a visit!

  4. First! The pineapple candle holders are awesome! I love the color on your tablescape, and the linen and napkins are just perfect too. Happy Seasonal Sunday.

  5. Wonderful tablescape of sunflowers and eggplant ... some of my favorite colors! Love the pineapples for welcome!

  6. Your table is so pretty! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  7. Such a lovely table! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!