Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trying a New Color Scheme

Last week's tablescape by Rett at The Gazebo House inspired me to try a tablescape using a new-for-me color scheme -- purple and green.  I don't have much purple, but in shopping the house, I found a few items to include, and the grocery store contributed a few more.

The placesetting includes the leaf green placemats and napkins I've used in several tablescapes, some wicker chargers, plain white plates, square lavender melamine plates, green stemware, and our everyday stainless flatware.  

The clear napkin rings were a gift from my daughter, and they have an opening to hold flowers and water.  I have really enjoyed using these! 
Here's an across the table view, in which you can see another purple item I found, a glass carafe that was a gift from my in-laws years ago.  It's perfect for keeping iced water or tea handy. 
At the other end of the table, a bowl of plums brings in another shade of purple.
For the centerpiece, I found some lavender daisy mums at Sam's -- ten stems for $4.88!
Here's a view of the whole table.
One more look at a daisy mum!
The details:
Green placemats and napkins, Crate & Barrel outlet
Wicker chargers and white plates, Pier 1
Lavender melamine, Target a few years ago, I think
Green glasses, The Great Indoors
Flatware, Towle Beaded Antique
Napkin rings, gift from daughter via Color, Inc. in Nashville

Thanks for visiting today!  I'll be linking up with Tablescape Thursdays at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch, so please visit her blog to see lots more tablescapes!



38 comments:

  1. OMG, Tricia, this is gorgeous! I love the tones of your tablescape with the lilac plates! Love the daisy mom, so lovely, the center piece vase is wonderful! Thanks for sharing, hope you come by and visit. Hugs, FABBY

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  2. Oh, I also love your table and chairs!! FABBY

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  3. Tricia, this is just fresh, clean and so pretty!! Gorgeous combination and you, as always, pulled it together so elegantly!!

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  4. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful Tablescape !! I see you have use green and white!! this is one of my favor colors to mix together.. You did a great job sweet lady. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you and your family are having a Great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  5. So lovely! I adore those napkin rings, I have never seen them before!! Great job!
    Have a wonderful evening!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  6. So...I'm thinking that you're going to have to challenge yourself more often because. This. Is. Absolutely. Gorgeous! Has a bit of an oriental sensibility to it, and I love it! Thank you for sharing your new design. Cherry Kay

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  7. This certainly is a stunning table.. As Cherry Kay says, I need to challenge myself more often. I love your green and white and the hint of purples. so great. Love your table.

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  8. Wow! Gorgeous table! I love the green and purple tones and those napkin rings are amazing!!!

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  9. Oh I love those flower filled napkin rings~ what a perfect touch! Love your square lavender plates with your green!

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  10. Hi, Tricia! The lavender plates...ooo la la! I have never seen lavender plates like that. They're p-r-e-t-t-y!!! Do you remember back in the 80s when purple and green eyeshadow was the rage? I wore it constantly and loved the color combination. I'm glad to see it making a grand comeback. It's a hit on your table and a little nostalgic for me! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Tricia, For never using purple and green together you hit a home run! Everything is balanced so well. Better watch those napkin rings... if I could I would reach in and "borrow" them. That pretty bloom add the right pizzaz to your table.
    The clean lines and welcoming touches make this a winner of a table!
    Yvonne

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  12. This is certainly pretty. I love the green and purple combination. Those napkin rings are just the best!

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  13. Beautiful, Tricia. Sophisticated and lovely color combo!

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  14. Tricia, I love the mix of purple and green, and you've certainly done the combo justice. This is lovely! Great idea to add the bowl of plums.
    Those clear napkin rings that hold a posy are wonderful. ~ Sarah

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  15. The purple & green mix is so pretty! You did a nice job on this. I think those napkin rings are ingenious.

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  16. Tricia, Your purple and green is so fresh and lovely. Love the napkin rings and and the lavender mums.
    Very pretty.
    Babs

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  17. Good for you for stepping into a new place! You did it well.

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  18. Isn't it fun to try out new colour schemes? You did a wonderful job with the green and purple! I am SO WANTING those napkin rings that hold flowers!! They add such a unique touch to each place setting.

    DD

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  19. This is such a beautiful table. Love how you used the colors. Very inviting.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  20. You blog title/about you description cracks me up!!!

    And your green/purple table is wonderful!!!

    I'm sure GH is proud to have inspired you and will be inspired right back!!!


    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana In Italy

    PS I hope, please, that you get a chance to drop by my blog & leave a comment for a chance to win my 1st Giveaway! THANK YOU!!!

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  21. This is just the way I like trying a new color: Stick to basic pieces, then add some natural elements, like fruit and flowers to set your theme color. If I like the combination, then I might decide to invest on some pieces when the time is right. Oh, I'd love to sit at this table. Your napkin rings are gorgeous and I like the way you used them!

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  22. I love that color combination. in fact I am trying to create it. Very pretty, Tricia....Christine

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  23. Lovely table, and the colars are just so nice to see at a table.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of love,
    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

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  24. Very pretty! Good for you to try something new! You did a great job. I love the napkin rings and lavender plates. Very elegant! Thank you for sharing! Blessings My Friend,

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  25. Hi Tricia! I would say you nailed purple and green, as this is all so soothing and perfect in my eye. Crisp and clean sums it up.

    Donna

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  26. You did a wonderful job with purple and green. What a smart way to try it out! It is so much fun to look around the house and see what might fit. Your napkin rings are so special! I am sure you will use them often. I always enjoy your simple, elegant style.

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  27. It's great to branch out to new color schemes. Love the simplicity.

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. I don't know how I managed to miss this one, but I love it. Your green shade is perfect with the purples, and I think the WAY you brought in the purples and lavender is what makes it so pretty.

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  29. Thanks for stopping by our Tables for Two post. I'm so glad that you'll think about joining the party! I look forward to your post for TT this week. Cherry Kay

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  30. Looks sooo pretty! I just love those napkin rings!

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  31. Hi Tricia,

    I love the fresh, crisp lines and the eye-pleasing color combinations. Nicely done as always. Hope you and yours have an enjoyable Labor Day!

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  32. Those colors are just lovely! Very calming!
    Beautiful table, Tricia.
    Hope you are well, you have been quiet!

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  33. Hi, Tricia. Thanks for welcoming me to Blogland! It's great to be here with all these wonderful people! Your table is "Fresh." The color combination is great, and it was clever of you to add the splash of purple with flowers--didn't break the bank! Thanks for visiting me!

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  34. Well, you know me! I love purple and green and it is always so pretty. The pale colored salad plates are soooo pretty with your flowers. I just adore the little flower holder napkin rings. How pretty are they!!!

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  35. Tricia, I've missed your tablescapes! I hope all's well.

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  36. Gorgeous table! Greens and purples are one of my all-time faves, and in fact, I used to have my master bedroom in softer shades of those colours because it is very serene.

    I love what you have done with your blog. Did you get a professional designer, or are you just really, really smart? I could use a little help, as I had to go back to Blogger, and I am using something called "updated interface." I would like to make it look a little prettier, and also to move some of the stuff from my iWeb site over. I just don't know how.

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  37. Hi Tricia!! I have not seen you in a while!! Thanks for stopping by and for entering the giveaway. I hope you are well:-)

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  38. Wonderful! Where can I buy those napkin rings?

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