Wednesday

Purple Fall Challenge

 
I always enjoy joining Cuisine Kathleen's monthly challenges. This month she challenged us to
do a fall tablescape using PURPLE and NO orange!

 I have the ruffled purple plates purchased from Walmart a few years ago, but that's the only thing purple I had!  I decided to pair them with lime green since I have the pretty petal shaped green salad plates. These were from Marshall's several years ago.



I wrapped flocked faux fall leaves around green napkins:
 and added green glasses and clear flatware:


I had to buy some purple silk flowers. These were 50% off at Michael's:


The purple berries were in the Halloween aisle at Dollar Tree:

I also tucked some of the faux fall leaves among the flowers and berries

There you have it! No orange!


The red on the faux leaves are really a wine color (not this bright.)


Purple and green tablescape!


I wish the purple color of the plates showed up the true purple!


 
 Here's a place for you!


 


 
 
 
 I'm happy the faux flowers show their true purple color!


 

 
  I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots more inspiration.
 



 
 Thanks for stopping by!
 

 
Katherine

Thursday

It's Fall After All!

This is my first fall tablescape this year. I hadn't planned on doing a fall tablescape since it's still hot here in FL and there will be three months of fall, but this one had a "mind of it's own!" LOL! Inspiration for this tablescape started with this cute little pottery purse I found on sale at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. I love the color and bought it since it was only $4.00.
 
 
 
I love a great bargain!!

A few silk posies, something simple so the purse could be the star:


It took a while to find napkins, but I finally found them at Home Goods recently, 4/$6.99!



They are perfect and pair well with the eyelet Pier One napkins and cream colored plates and flatware.
 The ecru lace tablecloth works well with all of it.

But, I wasn't totally satisfied.

 

Orange kept calling out to me! So I dug out some orange silk flowers!


                                         
                                           POP!!!

I then added some orange salad plates:

                                             POP POP!!!
 



 
                                                      WOW!!!


 
                     Fall has arrived here in Florida!



                 No pumpkins though! Don't want to rush things,
                             it's still in the 90s here!



                           Find your place

 

No question which of the two styles I like better!


                                                      I hope you like it too!


I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots more inspiration.

I'm enjoying these colors so much and now I have ideas for three more fall tablescapes (maybe more!)

 
 Happy Fall, Ya'll!!

 
Katherine

Wednesday

One Last Bling of Summer!

 I'm using "bling" for my one last bling of summer tablescape! Thanks, to Cuisine Kathleen for hosting our monthly challenges! Click on her name for lots more fun.

Inspiration for this came from these pretty bling napkin rings and ornaments that I found at Hobby Lobby last spring. They were only $2.99 and $3.99 each with 40% off those prices!
 I almost forgot I had them, and didn't want to miss using them this season, she wanted no "Fall" so I'm gonna brighten up things with Bling! Anyway I'm in no hurry to start fall, we are still hot here in FL!

The bling looks great with my clear dinner and salad plates, and on top of my wedding veil tablecloth.

 The crystal glassware and crystal look flatward pair really well with it all.

The green napkin ring looks lovely. I used four different colors, including a crystal.

Pretty in pink!


The flower shaped ornaments (have a ribbon on them, that's why I'm calling them ornaments!

 I used these for the centerpiece

I love the yellow!


 

 

               The Centerpiece:

I must confess I had a really hard time coming up with a centerpiece, this is the third one and I "settled."

Here's the first one, a crystal compote that I usually keep little soaps in the master bathroom:

It is filled with the clear glass flat marbles, and a necklace.

I just didn't think it was right.

Then I took it away and just used the assortment of crystal candlesticks. Tall tapers just didn't look good either, so I used them with a flat crystal marble on top.
                                                 

                                              Nope.

Next I found this crystal bowl of glass shells in a bedroom, they are pastel, so I used it, placed on top of a short candlestick.




I didn't have a lot of time to work on this one.

So this one has to do.


Choose a place for you, will it be the blue napkin ring?
 

 Or green?


                                           Or crystal?

Or the pink?


                   Would you have chosen this centerpiece?


 I would have spent more time, but had to cut it short and take the pictures because I had to take the tablescape down right away! :-(  We are having the rest of our wood floors installed (four bedrooms) and this was taking place the next day, and we had to store furniture, ETC in the dining room with a ton of stuff on top of the dining room table!   I may put it back later when the mess is gone.

I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.  Thanks, ladies for hosting!

I hope you liked my One Last (Fling) Bling of Summer!

Katherine