Tablescape Thursday - Violets

For today's Tablescape Thursday I'm sharing a tablescape done with my collection of pieces of violets china. Go to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for lots more pretty tablescapes.

Due to the sudden death of our neighbor, I didn't have time to prepare a new tablescape, so I have an encore appearance of this tablescape done over a year ago.

I used purple fabric for the table cover. The centerpiece is a small luggage look box covered in violets paper. A nosegay of violets tied with sheer purple ribbon is on top with purple shiny beads.

Small flower pots of violets (from Dollar Tree) are covered with bright green polka dot fabric, tied with a ribbon, and placed on top of white plates.

Placemats are lime green, I bought four at Home Goods on sale for $3.00,
the reverse side is yellow.

Violets tea cups are at each place setting.

My violet tea pot, creamer, and sugar bowl were given to me when I was a teenager by a favorite aunt, it is a treasure to me.

A violet colored pitcher is used to pour water into the lime green tumblers.
I bought the green tumblers at Home Goods for $1 each!

Below: miniature violet chintz tea cups hold tea lights

Leaf shaped plates with violets are beside each place setting.

Actually I started out with the leaf shaped plates on top of the white dinner plate.
Like this:

But then started tweaking and decided I like this look better:

Which do you like best? Above, or below?

This is my favorite:

Thank you for visiting my Thursday Tablescape!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my tablescape again, or for the first time.

I'm also linking to Centerpiece Wednesday, go here for lots more inspiration.

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Chandy said...

You know purple is favorite color, so this table is such a treat to my eyes!

Melissa Marie said...

LOVE the purple!!!

Patty said...

Oh how stunning. I just LOVE the colors together here! I agree, I like the flowers in the plates with the leaf shaped bowl to the side. Those are just gorgeous by that way! I just love this whole table, So pretty!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is one of the prettiest tablescapes that I have seen. Either way looks great, but I do think the flowers on the plate and the leaf dish on the table is my preference. I love, love, love all of your violet tea cups. Don't you have a wonderful aunt to give you the pretty teapot and creamer and sugar bowl. Thanks for sharing,

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! How perfectly lovely! I love the lilac and green colors togethers! It's beautiful. I think I have those same white dishes - are they old? I've had mine for a long time!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Very pretty! What I'm wondering is where do you keep all of these things when you're not using them?
Mama Bear

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A very pretty table, Katherine! I love the colors.

niartist said...

Beautiful job Katherine. I think that violet and shades of green have to be one of my favorite color combinations. You put them together perfectly! Love those tea cups and saucers.

redsoxmom said...

This is the second purple/green setting I've seen this week--love it!!! So refreshing and summery. I like the pots on top of the plates best. Wonderful job!!


marty39 said...

What a gorgeous table. I really love all the beautiful violet flowers and dishes you have used. Your centerpiece is just stunning. Such a beautifully done table. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

Oh Katherine...this is beautiful. I have some violet dishes...but your teaset....this is a beautiful tablescape! Enjoyed seeing it.

Michelle said...

I love purple and green together!! I love the teaset too. I like the setting with the little flowers in the middle the best.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

How feminine and spring like; I love the violets mixed with green!

A Hint of Home said...

Love the colors and all the violets. I like them better on the plates but the other way is cute, too.
Your tea set is beautiful! Great post.

Dana and Daisy said...

I love this color combo of purple and lime green!

Happy To Be said...

Just beautiful my the colors love it all...great job...may you have a wonderfulr day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cynthia said...

Love the purple and green together. Thanks for sharing your lovely table. Have a great day!

ellen b said...

Oh Katherine! This has got to be one of my all time color combination favorites. The table is just so beautiful and inviting! I love it!! Love all the china teacups and teapot too!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great color combination - this is beautiful!

Michelle said...

OH MY...purple and green are always so pretty together.

Love the violet pitcher. Such a graceful shape...I just love it!

Carrie said...

Ohh, the color combination is and the use of the violet themed items is just fabulous!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the above! For the green just pops! Your table is set so lovely! I adore all the violets! The tea set is so----o beautiful! Lucky you! Did the leaf dish come with the tea set?

Mary said...

OMG, absolutely gorgeous! LOVE those colors together, and you are so creative with your centerpiece and little pots of violets. And your teapot? Priceless!!

Carla said...


Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE purple and lime combination... Pretty!

Lallee said...

This is a lovely setting, Katherine. I love the pop of lime green with the purple. I like the flowers on the plate best. It really shows them off. Beautiful violet collection!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Lavender...brings a flood of wonderful memories back to mind. It was my son and daughter in-laws wedding color (two years ago).
Your tablescape is beautiful. A lovely combination of design elements.

Sweet wishes,

Mrs. Teapot said...

I have one word to describe your table setting, "Gorgeous".

Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Teapot

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

This is one of the prettiest table settings ever! I love the colors and dishes.

I've just gone through a bunch of your posts and I'll try to remember to comment on them all here. Your vacation looked wonderful. All that shrimp, yum!! Good thing you had three people to eat that volcano cake, geeesh; and that it was half off, lol!

Lulu's looked wonderful. Glad you were able to take Elisabeth there.

Some great pics of you and Joe throughout. Like the one of Joe by the frong, ha!
Loved the topiaries. That's neat about the "fragrant gardens".

The potpies looked FAB. Will have to try it, along with using the cresent dough for a cobbler. Lovely presentation on all of your peachy confections. I bet it was all yummy.

Liked the choche pics too, cannot find any around here!!

I'll have to try some of those summer salad recipes too. I think we've had the rasp. basalmic before.

The soft yellow background on your blog is gorgeous, love the banner pic too.

Thanks for your words on ILR; you are right about my mom!
Off to finish catching up!

Mimi said...

Beautiful, Katherine. Love all the shades of purple with the the little pops of lime...well done.

Barbara said...

So pretty. I love the colors. I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor.

Beth said...

Katherine, Your table is so very pretty! I love the colors. Have a good week, Beth

Style Sisters said...

So pretty with the purple and green. Love the idea of using the little box like a mini suitcase. I like the violets on the plates. I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor.
Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing your ideas!


Deanne said...

In my crazy tea set collection my violet cup and saucer set is my favourite. The green goes lovely with the violets.

Celly B said...

I'm sorry about your neighbor.

Such a pretty table! I collect violet china, too. Your tea service and leaf plates are especially lovely.

craftyles said...

I love the color combination. The way you mixed the pretty tea cups is just great. Beautiful scape!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Love your violet pieces. My friend Mary collects violet tea pieces and I am always looking for them :)

Sorry to hear about your neighbor.


niartist said...

I love this still Katherine! :) Just a reminder - my Friday Vignette's post is tomorrow, and I'd love it if you'd link up! Even pictures from this post - the vignettes are great! :) Hope you join in! :) Artie

Entertaining Women said...

Since I'm relatively new to blogging, I'm glad that you chose to reprise your pretty tablescape. So wonderful & feminine. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay