Monday, February 24, 2014

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY! "Passion for Purple" Tablescape!

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a great week!  Has the weather been warming up where you are?  We had a wonderful warm weekend.  The kids got to go outside both days riding their bikes, scootering, and exploring the woods in our neighborhood!   It was glorious both days this past weekend!

Well, for this TABLESCAPE TUESDAY,  I decided to bring back one of my favorite colors before the spring hits and before March where I put up the St. Patrick's Day tablescape. 
 I am calling this one my "Passion for Purple" Tablescape!

I was able to find some lovely lavender ribbon and some lovely purple candles on mega clearance at Walmart last month, as well as some lavender ornaments, so I was really hoping to have the opportunity to include them in a tablescape. 

I decided that this couple weeks after Valentine's Day, but before March 1st would be perfect timing to try it out. 

I love purple and lavender together!  It looks very elegant to me and this table made me think of spring and the warmer weather.

For the centerpiece I took a lavender placemat, set a new mirrored tray (Goodwill) on top and topped that with some dollar carnations, mixed with other dollar tree florals, in a pretty vase I got last year at a thrift store on a huge sale ($1.25 for that gorgeous thing...I bought   Then along the bottom, I lined the tray with lavender ornaments...those clearance ones from Walmart!

Through the center of the table are the purple candles, also from Walmart, on Dollar Store candlesticks, and two white vases, both from Goodwill.  I was going to put a single flower in each, but in the end, decided the flowers in the centerpiece were enough. 

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY TIP - Here's a tip I saw on Pinterest that I really liked and that I used on this tablescape.  Ribbon, strategically placed on your table, can create interest and a neat element to compliment the tablecloths.  For this table, my hope was that it would tie in the solid tablecloths and kind of help add interest to any of those blank spaces on the solid tablecloths!

For the place settings, I used a purple charger from Michaels last year, my Dollar Tree white beaded plates, and my pretty white and purple floral plates, which were also a thrift store find last year.  I love these plates!  

Here it is all lit up for the evening.   

I really enjoyed putting this table together!   I hope you enjoyed looking at it, and hopefully you were able to find some inspiration for your table! 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!  =D

This post is being added to
Tablescape Thursday


  1. I'm a huge fan of all things purple. You did a wonderful job! And I love those plates.
    Sam from

    1. Thank you Sam! I also love Purple! It's definitely a favorite of mine, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to checking out your site! =)

  2. Bestill my heart! This tablescape is gorgeous!! I love your elements: your dish stack so complements those lovely floral plates! I love your linens (great idea with the ribbon!) and I love the centerpiece. You've done a great job with everything! Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. I really appreciate that, Rosie! Thank you so much! =D

  3. Beautiful! I have a friend who really adores purple - this would really speak to her!!! Your centerpiece is so pretty and I love the way you pulled everything together. Great job!!

    1. Thank you Diane! It was definitely fun to put this one together! =D

  4. I love all your shades of purple mixed together in your tablescape. Simply lovely! :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  5. Looks like you had some fun with purple! I just did one but I have to save it for a few weeks later. Love the pretty plates!

  6. this is so pretty I love all colors in the purple family and love using ornaments for more than just at Christmas time.Susie

  7. the purple.

  8. This tablescape makes me think of luscious, juicy grapes!!! And grapes make me think of summer. And summer makes me think of relaxing. And relaxing makes me think of wine. Oh, wait...who am I trying to fool? ALL I thought of was wine! :-) :-) :-)

    This is a color that works so well in all four seasons depending upon what colors & accessories it's matched up with. You did a great job of showcasing it! Add a few touches of green and gold, and you've got yourself a slam bang Mardi Gras table!