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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her lovely tablescapes and other participants as well. It's so fun to see what people put together to share.

For my table today, I'm using my everyday dishes. They are Mikasa, Country Estate, pattern is Autumn Vale. I registered for them as wedding presents and have used them religiously for the past 25 years. They've held up very well, even with teenagers loading and unloading the dishwasher! {Yikes!}


My flatware is Michelangelo, also everyday.

I layered my placemats, silk on the bottom and woven on the top. These too were wedding presents and sadly, this is actually the first time I've used them!



The lavender decanter is a recent purchase from an antique mall, although, I'm almost sure it's new. The crystal vase was a gift from my parents from their travels, and the larger serving pieces were wedding gifts. The glassware and dessert dishes were a gift from my mother ~ I've seen them before on someone's post. I believe these were purchased at Joske's. Does anyone out there remember that store?

See the candle holder? It was a thrift store bargain. I'm so glad I picked it up ~ it's so versatile.



Here are a few shot after the sun had settled...



Have a terrific Thursday!

29 comments:

  1. Sharlotte, this is oh so lovely. Love the lavender!! You have really set a gorgeous table here!! Happy TT!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the purple...and use those placemats!!!

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  3. Lady, you rock in my book since you used shades of purple. I love purple and that table is so good in that color scheme. Beautiful!

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  4. love the lavender and the tulips are fab!

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  5. I'm loving all the purple and the lavender! This is beautiful! And the flowers are perfect!
    Great tablescape!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  6. What a lovely table you've set! Love your dishes and the flatware! The purples and lavenders are so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Beautiful lavenders and purples. That decanter is really beautiful. Lovely tablescape.

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  8. I love the rich colors and the pattern on your plates.

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  9. Your dishes are beautiful even after 25 years.... I'm seriously in love with your lavender decanter...Beautiful scape, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  10. Beautiful. What a pretty setting ... love the glassware, too. Beautiful color scheme.

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  11. I love all of your purple. That seems to sometimes be a forgotten color, but you have reminded me that it's a beautiful color. I especially like your glasses! Happy TT to you!

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  12. Oh lovely lavender!!! Beautiful!!! Your everyday dishes sre so pretty...and they make a wonderful tablescape!!!

    Happy TT!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  13. Love all of the purple that you used for your tablscape. My mother would love it too because her birthstone is an amethyst and she loves the rich, deep tones of purple. You have some beautiful glassware. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. What a pretty shade of lavender. Beautiful setting!

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  15. Lavender and purple are some of my favorite colors! I use it often when having a tea, and it is always admired, as it isn't used as often as other colors might be, but it's oh, so beautiful with white, just as you've done here. This is just stunning!

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  16. So very pretty!
    Really like the purple...one of my favorite colors.
    Blessings,
    d

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  17. What a pretty purple table! I love your chairs to. The purple looks so elegant.

    ~Liz

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  18. A lovely lavender tablescape. So refreshing for lavender is not used that much it seems.

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  19. I love the plums and lavenders added to your pretty tablescape! Very pretty indeed! Those rich colors added in just made this stunning!
    Brenda

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  20. Your Mikasa dishes are beautiful. I love the way you have brought out the purple shades with the accessories. Very pretty!

    Christi

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  21. This is absolutely one of the prettiest tablescapes I've come across!! Gorgeous!!

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  22. What a lovely tablescape. I LOVE it. The different shades of purple are so pretty and you've put it all together just perfect. Very beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  23. I am just a visitor passing through, but your tablescape in lavender is just STUNNING! I aspire to play along someday, but I am just a young (cough, cough) grasshopper, watching and learning right now! I did purchase a small but cute set of luncheon dishes this week! I feel this is a small wee baby step in the right direction, yes?! (0; ~tina

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  24. This is so pretty! Love those colors! I bet you will start using those place mats all the time now!

    My purple butterflies need to fly over to see you!

    Katherine

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  25. Ooohh...love the lavendar theme! Your wedding china still looks great! Your flowers are beautiful! Hugs!

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  26. I love the colors in this 'scape...just beautiful! Can't believe you've had those placemats 25 years & never used them!!!!! LOVE that flatware!

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  27. This looks gorgeous the way that you've put it all together. I love colored glass and you've done a great job finding all of these pieces. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  28. OK Miss Sharlotte- I have been on a quest- looking for the Madeira glasses in purple- and you have them! I have a million of them in avocado green from when I got married.
    Everything looks so pretty!

    Laura

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  29. Your tablescape is beautiful!!...I especially love the silverware...just beautiful!

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