Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amethyst Tablescape for February


"The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear."

Since amethyst is the birthstone for those born in February, I decided to create a table setting using my purple transferware.

The photo above features the plate on a silverplate charger, a gift from my sister-in-law Mary.
Notice the farm utensils around the edge of the plate and the scene of a woodcutter and his family.

I found some bone handled knives and forks on Ebay last week. They compliment the ecru placemats and napkins nicely.

These chairs were just reupholstered with burlap coffee bean bags! Heavier and softer than regular burlap.

What could be better for a February tablescape than irises!

A close-up of the plates. They are the same pattern as my Rural Scenes plates except these are purple, and called "Pastoral Davenport" This is the plate with the woodcutter scene.

The soup bowl has a pastoral farm scene.

I remembered my purple majolica chargers and added them to the layers.

I'm afraid I never get tired of these amethyst wine hocks and water glasses!






China: Pastoral Davenport by R. J. Wilkinson
Purple chargers: Bordella Pinheiro
Silverplate chargers: Godinger
Amethyst water glasses: Fostoria
Amethyst wine hocks, ecru cutwork placemats,
napkins, cutlery, etc. from my own collection.

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit her and see more tablescapes.
I'm also linking up to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Check out her blog to see all the other participants.

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57 comments:

Mimi said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.! There is no other way to describe your beautiful table.

Kathleen said...

I have been waiting for this! It is fabulous. Love those colors, so rich! The plates and glasses..so beautiful!
Really wonderful table!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kathysue said...

This is so lovely. I love transferware and I know that the purple is a very hard one to find. I can only imagine how beautiful this all looks in person. Loved it! Kathysue

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful! The amethyst glasses are gorgeous.

Nancy said...

I'm a transferware-o-holic! I love the Rural Scenes / Pastoral Davenport pattern...one of my favorites. Your table is just beautiful!

Sonia said...

I just love the amethyst transferware..so unusual. I really think the silver chargers are so exquiste! The purple goblets you chose for the table just give that sparkle and jewelry look to an already gorgeous table! I agree the irises are just perfect and so pretty! I adore this tablescape!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

mharber said...

OMG! You inspire me every single day.

pve design said...

I can imagine eating a simple toast there would be divine.
What a glorious table.
pve

kim said...

Gorgeous gorgeous table setting. Love your toile plates and those chargers are fantastic. Great glasses. It is all just so pretty. Oh, I love your chairs recovered in the grain sack material. I need to add those decorative tacks to my chairs. Great finishing touch.

xinex said...

Your table is so exquisite, Delores. The purple color is so deep and luxurious. I love your transferware and the dish layers. I have never seen purple transferware so I love the uniqueness of them too. The baby is doing fine and we're just having fun with him. I know you are too with yours...Christine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is just breath taking !!! And purple transferware!!! I did not even know there was such a thing as purple transferware!! Beautiful, beautiful!!
Debbie-Dabble

Lori E said...

Iris is one of my favorite flowers. I have several amethyst glass pieces, candle holders etc. They don't fit in with my country decor and I don't know why I even have them. I use them in a bathroom but I should try and work them into a tablescape one day.

Scribbler said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! In fact, your blog is always a feast for the eyes.. Thanks for sharing.

Scribbler

Lori Lucas said...

I had no idea the transferware came in purple. I thought I was not a fan of purple. You changed my mind! Just absolutely gorgeous. Simple and refined elegance. I will be checking back to see what other beautiful 'scapes you create!

Jeannine said...

This table absolutely sings to me! I love the purple and would love to find a set of transferware in purple. I was born in February and have amethysts on my engagement ring, your quote is so me. Thanks so much for sharing, I may sneak over from the Central Valley and sit down at your dinner party!

Allie and Pattie said...

I have coveted amethyst transferware for years. You've given me a big push to get some- this is stunning!
xoxo Pattie

French-Kissed said...

Oh how I would love to sit at this stunning amethyst table you have created! The photos are wonderful but I can just imagine how fabulous it would look in person. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous amethyst themed setting and your table setting talents. Always a pleasure to visit here!

~jermaine~

Carrie said...

Ireally do not have words to express the beauty of this fabulous table setting. It is truly spectacular...the color scheme is so unusual...all the elements you've put together work in harmony. Congratulations!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

There are no words....wow!

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH Delores! I am just SWOONING over your tablescape! Oh the purple is just so delicious and the plates, goblets, silver..just GORGEOUS!

Cooking for One said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

Angel said...

Forgive me for taking so long in getting back to you. You paid me a visit the begining of Feb. No excuses!! but i've been really busy trying to get my blog together.Takes awhile when you're learning the ropes.I love your blog,a girl after my own heart.haha I really like the black background because it makes the pictures really pop! AND I Love,Love,Love your Tablescape, Beautiful! I hope you don't hold it against me for taking so long to respond to you & you come visit me again.I know I'll be coming to see you again!!

Kathysue said...

Thank you for coming by my Black Fence post and letting me know what you think. You were right I am still thinking about painting it black, the jury is still out. I just think the Great Wall is just too huge at 32ftx9fthigh. When it quits raining we have to address some kind of finish I will keep you posted, Kathysue

Acanthus and Acorn said...

This looks so wonderful...all of it. I couldn't help notice your chairs. Are there 2 styles?Sometimes it is so nice to see a mix! And boy, can you take a fab photo!!!

SavannahGranny said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the purple and my favorite flower is iris. You have definitely set an inspiring table.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Absolutely breath-taking Delores! That china is beautiful, and oh my, that stemware-gorgeous! I love the mercury glass vase filled with the Iris. Your bone-handled flatware is wonderful. As always, I love all of it! laurie

Manuela@TPOH said...

Simply stunning! The transferware is just gorgeous!

Manuela

Debbie said...

Aside from the table and plates and flowers being absolute stunning, you take amazing photo's and your delivery of pics is awesome! You inspire me:)!!~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting - you did a great job!! Really like the stemware. Both of my children have February birthdays. :)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Gosh, its all so pretty. I love those chargers. Everything is beautiful. Rosie

Lora said...

Your china and glassware are just gorgeous! I love transferware in any color!

Susan said...

How elegant your tablescape is, my daughter would love it also, she is into purple these days

Tardevil said...

Being that I was born in Feb., this has to be one of my favorite tablescapes! LOVE your dishes! Especially the transferware, majolica & the Waterford?

Petite Little Bee said...

How very beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Hootin' Anni said...

The amethyst cut glass stemware is to die for! And being that my birthday/birthstone is amethyst....I'd give both my ovaries for this tablescape.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Mary said...

I'm loving everything on the table - this color transferware is so unusual and beautiful. Love the chairs and the new upholstery - cane and burlap are so great together.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What an absolutely stunning tablescape Rosie!

~ Tracy

Carey said...

I just love your table. Those chargers are to die for and I love the color of the glasses. Beautiful! I am having a french themed tabletop give a way at Chicory Nits if you would like to stop by.
Have a great day!
Carey

Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fit for a queen!

Cathy ♥

Vintage Amethyst said...

Beautiful, lots of pretty Amethyst colourings.
love
Alison
x

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I'm in love!! Fabulous tablescape. FABULOUS!!!

Denise Marie said...

love, love, love. I'm an amethyst girl too.

Patriotic Mom said...

The colors are dramatic, not used often, but unforgettable! Joan

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

purple transferwares are hard to get and your collection are just lovely! I have only one dinner plate in that colour.. anyhow your table setting is beautiful..

Suzanne said...

Stunning!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Delores, your table is over the top gorgeous. In all my dishes I don't have one piece of purple. Wondering if I need to correct that "problem"? lol I adore your chairs.. how unique! Love the mix of fabric with the style of the chair... hope all is well your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Sherry said...

Wow, this is absolutely lovely!! I love how elegant and romantic it is. The chargers are to die for! So pretty!

Linda @ Bushel and a Pickel said...

This table is so stunning! I especially love the irises and vase.
Linda

Erica said...

Everything is stunning and beautiful. Amethyst is my birthstone as today is my birthday!!!!

thanks for sharing.

~ LJ said...

Your table is stunning!! Purple is my favorite color and these dishes are so beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Tablescaper said...

I was just bouncing around your beautiful blog and realized that somehow I missed this wonderful post. The purple transferware is outstanding. Just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Elsina said...

i have no words, such a beautiful tablescape. I can watch it all day!

Sarah said...

I'm a late January birthday, but I would so love dining at this lavender table. It is perfection. ~ Sarah

Simone said...

I just found your blog and LOVE IT! I started a purple transferware collection, and your photos of how to use it are wonderful.

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Teresa Quesada said...

Very, very elegant as usual. I just love how you match "our" Bordallo Pinheiro in every table! Love it!

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