Cuisine Kathleen's Purple Fall Tablescape Challenge!
Purple is the one hue that is near to non~existence
in our 1970's Ranch Style Home.
a "touch of purple" can be found
in my Hutschenreuther Arzberg~Bavaria Germany Coffee Set.
Therein lies the inspiration for my Purple Hues Tablescape.
Centerpieces are challenging to me.
As a child ~ right through adulthood~
my main responsibility to our family tablescapes
was to assemble the place settings for the evening meal.
So~o~o. . .
gathering the tablecloth, place mats, and dinnerware
is always an easy task when preparing any tablescape.
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I began with a white linen hemstitch tablecloth,
to which I added silver chargers for romantic ambiance.
I placed my everyday white porcelain dinner plates
and dessert / salad plates atop the chargers.
This dinnerware pattern was chosen especially
for our Thanksgiving Dinner years ago.
I love the embossed oak leaf design and the delicate beading on the rim.
as the base for my centerpiece,
I placed the wrought iron shabby chic footed tray
in the center for proper positioning.
This tray was one of the amazing purchases I made
while visiting Robin's Vintage Suitcase in Springfield
during our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park.
Atop the stacked everyday white porcelain dinnerware,
I added the dessert plate from my Bavaria Coffee Set.
This is the first of my Bavaria Coffee Sets
"Mr. Ed" bought for me while we were stationed in Baumholder, Germany.
I was as smitten with the embossed lacy trim then, as I am today.
Rose etched crystal stemware
and my heirloom Reed and Barton silver flatware
aside the matching demitasse cup and saucer
complete this side of the place setting.
I used the napkin fold taught to me by my MoMa in my youth
with a linen hemstitch napkin,
then tied it off with a single French Silk Purple Ribbon.
Green mercury glass votives with battery tea lights
keep that romantic ambiance as evening shadows rapidly approach.
My favorite faux fruit for home decor,
la poire, tied in a double bow of French Silk Grey and Purple Silk Ribbon
continues the color palette completing the place setting.
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To assemble the centerpiece,
I used a heirloom porcelain compote
with a touch of purple along its base for added height.
Within the center of the compote,
I placed a glass candle lid before adding a green and brown hued pumpkin,
grave vines combined with amber and brown Aspen
and creamy ivory and brown velvet Maple leaves, surround the pumpkin.
At the base of the compote,
another co~ordinating pumpkin was placed
alongside a tied bouquet of purple ranunculus faux florals.
I bound the stems of the bouquet in co~ordinating
French Silk Green and Purple Ribbon and tied it off in a double bow.
Additional grape vines and autumnal hued leaves
with a few random acorns continue around the base of the wrought iron tray.
A seldom seen view from On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room
into my Galley Style Kitchen.
A soft, romantic, subtly spoken Purple Hue Tablescape
whispers of Autumns arrival On Crooked Creektt.
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creektt will be joining
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Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!
Be sure to visit these amazing hostesses
for you'll come away
filled with inspiring ideas
to enhance your families dining experience!