Robin Flies South...

A blog about decorating and tablescaping with an emphasis on creativity and smart shopping over cash!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Purple, Gold and a Giveaway!

It's beginning to look a lot like.....well, you know the rest!  Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  I am also having my first Giveaway (more details on that at the bottom of this post).  Grab a cup of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine!), put your feet up and enjoy viewing all the tables this week.

In the coming weeks I will show you tablescapes formal and casual, using traditional color themes and some not so traditional.  This time I am stepping away from the red and green and embracing one of my favorite colors for decorating this season.  You could call it plum, eggplant, amethyst or plain old purple!  I have paired it with gold after finding these napkin rings (new, sealed in package) at Goodwill. 

That beautiful fabric is a Waverly tablecloth (clearance Burlington $6.50) and matching napkins (also on clearance and sold as "dish cloths").  Purple and Paisley make a great combination, don't they?

I set my Great Room table for four.  I  found these purple chargers at Michaels (used my 30% coupon on my phone!).  I layered them with my Federalist Ironstone, Goodwill plates and white salad plates from Ross.  I topped it all off with the perfect shade of purple ornament (Kmart).

I used my Pineapple flatware (Gingko from Amazon).

The glassware is from Marshall's and Home Goods.  I used the yellow tinted water glass so that it would stand out against this bold tablecloth.

For the centerpiece I layed a wreath on it's side.  I used two of these on my front doors last year.  I filled a glass vase with gold and purple balls and placed it on a stand to give it some height.

Two purple leaf plates filled with gold beads and ivory candles finish off the table.  I added a few extra picks to the wreath. 

Just a little candlelight.

You don't have to spend much to put together a table like this. Change the centerpiece to candles or fresh flowers,  take away the ornaments at the place settings, and this could be used for any occasion.  Please continue to stop by each Thursday to see what I will do each week before the big day!

On Monday, I announced my first Giveaway of a Scentsy Warmer.  It's not too late to enter and all the instructions are HERE.  You can leave your comments on either post from this week.  I love having new followers and reading your comments.  They have been so interesting to read.  Thanks for sharing your favorite gifts with me.  You have until December 10 to enter.  My sister, Elaine, is also having a Giveaway this week at Creating Wonderful Spaces.

And for the first time I am joining the party at Seasonal Sundays.  Stop by there for decorating, recipes and more tablescapes!


Elaine said...

Thanks so much for linking me up! I love your purple table! Very rich and elegant, and you did the impossible--the purples look like purples in your photos! The tablecloth is gorgeous, and I like the subtle Christmasness. Yes, I made up a word! Glad you decided to share your purple table with the world (inside sister joke)!

Creating Wonderful Spaces

Janae said...

Wow pretty! I really like the leaf plates!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The table looks gorgeous! Love the setting.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog::)

Liz said...

Beautiful table! Elegant and gorgeous! I am a sucker for the red/green at the holidays but I do love your color choices here! The flatware is very attractive and so are your dishes.I think I got those same wine glasses! Your white leaf plates are really uniqe! I can imagine many ideas for using them!

Tess said...

This is just the paisley (I'm a nut for paisley!)and the color scheme is beautiful. Very elegant table!

Marlis said...

your table is so elegant and exquisite. Love the colors and all of your chosen pieces are perfect! xo marlis

Wendy said...

You're right -- it's not traditional but it's Christmasy and just lovely. I like it mucho! I really like the mix of style and color of glassware.

xinex said...

How beautiful, Robin. I love the tablecloth and everything on the table but my very favorites are the flatware....Christine

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Stunning elegance! I love the paisley tablecloth and the flatware. The centerpiece is perfect and in a million years I would not have guessed that you found those chargers at are a true magician and this table is magic!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Robin! I could love on those napkin rings for years and years!!! What a great find! I need to get in there to those thrift stores and roll up my sleeves! I know there MUST be beautiful bargains...they're just hiding from me! Beautiful color combo!!!

Marigene said...

Absolutely gorgeous table, Robin! I think the purple and gold are very fetching together. Can't wait to see next week's table!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table, and I love the pienapple silverware and tablecloth. I love tablecloths. Pat

Texas Tea Party said...

The purple and paisley tablecloth is the beautiful foundation for your table. I think of royalty when I see these colors. Everything is very elegant. Happy Tablescaping! Pam