Many followers have asked me where I get an inspiration for a tablescape. Well....sometimes it is beautiful china, fresh flowers, a piece of fabric, or a special occasion, but this time it was this 2 1/2" eggplant! I was at a farmers' market and came across these and thought they were quite interesting. I bought a dozen or so of them and as I drove home, I mentally assembled a purple and cream table. It never occurred to me to eat them, I knew immediately that they were meant for a tablescape.
Lavender mums are always easy to find, and so are cream roses, so I knew the centerpiece I would use.
And here these little guys are, nestled in the flowers, held in place with a wooden skewer stuck into the oasis.
These graceful cream pottery urns first made their debut at our older daughter's wedding, and I find they are great for many things. I suggest them for basic tableware if someone asks. I have also given a few of them away used as a container for a gift basket.
Clarice Cliff made this English transferware called "Rural Scenes". I am so drawn to transferware, but this was the last color I began to collect. I don't have much of it, but I am always on the lookout for this pattern.
Even though this is English in origin, I think this subject matter is sort of French. Love the rooster!
Here's another scene......
but the best part is this border design.
I used it with this cream colored china from Pottery Barn. Of course.......acorns!!!
The tablecloth is just a basic one from a restaurant supply house, and I topped it with aubergine colored round straw mats from World Market. Then I used this cream flatware.
This pale purple glassware finished off the setting. I can't remember where I got the stem, but the tumbler with the fleur de lis is from World Market.
This matching linen napkin is also from World Market and I just folded it lengthwise and slipped it between the dishes to give the setting a little more contrast. And besides that, I didn't have any napkin rings that I liked with them!
Mr. Pressed Pants and I just had a simple pumpkin soup and rolls with this, but it was a tiny bit special with this setting.
Be sure to go to Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday blog party. There will be lots and lots of inspiration, especially for Halloween.