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    Shades of Purple and White

    Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:10 pm
    Forum Host
    To welcome spring weather, I decided to set my table using my favorite dishes that belonged to my Grandmother. She bought them in the early 1950's and it was also one of her favorite sets.

    The pattern is Georgian Eggshell Violets by Homer Laughlin.


    Each layered place setting consisted of a purple charger, a white trimmed with gold plate, Violets dinner plate, white salad plate, Violets dessert plate and a glass sherbet dish.


    Gold napkin rings held white battenburg lace and purple organza napkins wrapped together. I also used gold flatware that I bought several years ago.


    I added gold trimmed crystal wine glasses and Violets bread and butter plates. Crystal candleholders held purple taper candles and pillar candles.


    Snowball clusters and bridal wreath blossoms filled the handblown vase in my centerpiece for the table.



    A shot of the whole table...

    Liza at
    Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:50 pm Staff
    Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:23 am
    Forum Host
    I so wish I had the resources and the reasons to do something as lovely as this!
    Fri May 06, 2011 2:23 pm Groupie
    Just beautiful.
    Fri May 20, 2011 5:24 am Groupie
    I always know you will have a beautiful table. I love lilacs and violets and this really hit the spot with me.
    I also noticed your that an antique or very old hand made one? The crocheting in it looks exactly like one I have, but don't use too often. It fits my table when extended with leaves, so it is too large to use for smaller occasions. My only problem with it is that I have to dampen it, and iron it each time, and that is quite a job ! But your round one looks just beautiful with the dishes.
    So pretty.......I enjoyed seeing it.
    Kim D.
    Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:09 pm Groupie
    Beautiful as always! I love seeing you tables! Do you recall where you bought your purple napkins? I've noticed purple is very hard to find.
    Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:01 pm
    Forum Host
    Donna, I bought the tablecloth on ebay and it's new, not an antique. I bought it several years ago, but if I'm remember correctly, it wasn't expensive at all.

    Kim, I bought the purple napkins on ebay also. I bought them from a seller named alwaysalwayselegant. I've bought several items from them and haven't had any problems at all with the items I've gotten from them. The only problem with these napkins is that they're organza...not really very practical for use as actual napkins.
    Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:14 pm Groupie
    Dreamgoddess, I just have to visit E-Bay more often. Such great buys. I have only checked it out a couple of times for some depression glass and then didn't know how to determine the condition of the items, so I "chickened out". icon_redface.gif icon_rolleyes.gif You seem to make great choices though !
    Lovely pictures.
    Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:24 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Beautiful table setting. I love the little round vase.
    Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:56 pm
    Forum Host
    ABounD, thank you for the sweet words and welcome to Table Settings! I hope you'll drop in often!
    Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:50 pm Groupie
    I'm so glad someone added to this thread today.........I get another chance to look at that lovely table. I just LOVE it ! icon_wink.gif
    Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:57 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I might be a little biased because I love purple, but that's one gorgeous table setting. icon_wink.gif
    Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:21 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Love that china! What a wonderful inspiration for a beautiful table!
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