My favorite color to use in fall and winter is purple in all its tones and shades. As a china addict, I am always looking for old and new things for the tabletop. This week I added to my hoard two purple items.
In Kim Seybert's fall line are these Mogul napkin rings with the purple glass inserts. The glass seems to turn color with what shade of purple or pink you put it with. Sometimes it looks dark purple and others magenta.
I will probably use these napkin rings with my holiday placesettings that I do in magenta. It's funny how the light changes what the camera picks up as color. If you saw these napkins in person, you would say they are dark purple with no berry red in them.
Notice how the eggplant pulls out that same color on the top of the fish from this peach antique French fish plate. That is what is thrilling for me in using these old porcelain pieces and giving them new life with current pieces made in France. It is the joinder of two generations.
My other new purple item is the charger. It is sold as a large dinner plate at 12.25" diameter. The maker is Jars, a French maker of stoneware. Pattern is Tourron in eggplant or sometimes called aubergine.
In the photo above is an amethyst water goblet by !Home, James! and flatware by Ricci Silversmiths.
I found that Williams-Sonoma online sells these as well as other French formal china patterns like Haviland in some colorways. I didn't know they sold china from other makers until I clicked on the word "formal" while looking for something else. They don't carry porcelain china in their stores. What I like about this Jars pattern is that it is finished on the backside as well.
I like the large size that I can use as a dinner plate or as a charger.
How do you feel about purples? Do you enjoy them more in the cooler months than warmer months?
I am participating in:
Centerpiece Wednesday on The Style Sisters. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps On The Porch. http://betweennapsontheporch.net/