Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dramatic Purple Tablescape

I have these lovely purple wine glasses. They are such a soothing colour so I have used them for this week's table.

I have teamed them with black for a dramatic look today. If anyone had told me this time last year that I would have purchased a black dinner set I would never have believed them!!

Even though black is not my colour I thought at $15.00 for the whole set it really didn't matter if it was never used except for playing with.

I have placed the black handled cutlery into these cute wire baskets. I picked these up from my sister's gift shop when she was about to throw them out one day.

Pretty purple and green glassware (from Ikea) bring in the colours of the under cloth I placed on the table first.

Simple placecards cut out from purple and white spot scrapbooking paper sit nicely in the bowls.

I have used three layers on today's table - the pretty purple and mauve rose print, topped with a piece of plain black then purple placemats to accentuate the black china.

I placed all the glassware at each end of the table and I really like it set like that - probably not really correct but I like it none the less.

A simple plate with three perfumed purple candles is sufficient in the centre of the table.

Mr FH and I are going away tomorrow for a couple of days - not to our beachhouse but somewhere really different. Actually it's part of our Christmas present from last year from our kids. I am very excited and hope to have some great photos to share with you.



ShabbyESP said...

Hello Suzy!
I just love the tablescape!!! I am on the hunt for some purple napkins and a pretty purple tablecloth.
I love the purple with the black it is stunning!
P.S. Have fun on your away time!

Blondie's Journal said...

I like your dishes and the glasses are so fun! What a sweet idea putting the place card in the bowl!


Unknown said...

A fantastic setting, love the color combination! Great purple vine glasses!


Debbie said...

The black dishes are so versatile. You can dress them up or down. I like that. The fun purple glassware that you got makes them fun and whimsical. It's completely different!! Great eye for color!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a fun tablescape. It's such a fun mod look with the purples and blacks and the vintage pieces. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Have fun on your trip -- love those glasses -- they're perfect for your table today.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Ooooh! How pretty. I love the color combination, very elegant.

Purnima@a creative project said...

wow.. The color is so pretty.. I love it!!! Have a lovely trip!!

Marlis said...

Love those glasses. I love the green and purple. Your black dishes are really quite lovely.

Kathy said...

Now this is a setting my daughter would love! She loves purple and she'd like the modern pattern on the glassware!

Entertaining Women said...

I've been drawn to amethyst goblets lately, too. Your's are lovely, and I enjoy seeing how you've utilized them. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Totally digging the purple, green & black! The smaller glassware has a real retro feel to it that I love!

Barbara said...

What a pretty color combination! I know what you mean about black dishes. I have some now too. Hope you have a fun trip!

A Perfect Setting said...

I love the purple stems as well, gorgeous color, your table is very dramatic!

Dreamgoddess said...

I love black and purple used together and your table is very elegant. I love how you layered the colors.

Marigene said...

Love the purple with the black...very dramatic!