Aubergine, mulberry, plum, grape, lavender -- so many different colors of purple. I like using purples in the fall and winter on the table. Some colors of china are just more suited to a particular season. This week I brought out some of my mulberry and purple transferware and paired it up with a runner and placemats from Williams-Sonoma in their grape toile pattern.
This is a very simple tablescape, nothing over the top with this one, using potted white Hyacinths in a metal cachepot from Pottery Barn as the centerpiece. On right, purple English transferware on the console.
I love Hyacinths in all colors and can't wait for them to hit the stores after Christmas.
I started the theme with this placemat and runner in the grape harvest pattern from Williams-Sonoma. They are currently on sale at W-S if you are interested. I would call this color mulberry as it is just a little on the red violet side.
I like the bird, of course. I already had purple 100% hemp napkins from Williams-Sonoma so didn't purchase the matching ones to the toile pattern. The camera reads it too purple, but in the room it is a great match. Flatware is Ricci International gold plated stainless steel pattern Raffaello. I like the fish scale pattern on it.
The charger I used is a French company called Jars Ceramistes. It is pretty cool as it is finished on the back. This is their colorway Aubergine. The charger's color is a super good match to the placemats.
Next is a Limoges rim soup in an unknown pattern by a great old French company William Guerin. I think the flowers are Thistles not Cornflowers, but don't know for sure. These are probably from the late 1890's through 1915.
I am using two pieces of stemware in amethyst colors. The one on the left is Royal Scot in the pattern "!Home,James! Society Amethyst. Right is an unknown pattern/maker wine glass that I've had for many years and am not sure where I got them. I liked the clear bump at the base of the bowl.
Dinner plate is Royal Worcester's "The Chamberlain" pattern with the scenic center. This is an older vintage pattern. I like bringing these older pieces up to date and using them again with newer products to give them new life.
So nice that many of these old plates survived over the years. They are still loved today.
This week I am linking to:
Centerpiece Wednesdays by the Style Sisters:
Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.net/.
and Show and Tell Friday by My Romantic Home: