Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Purple Inspiration, Pinterest Style


I always relate the color purple to the month of February
After all, purple is the color of amethyst, February's birthstone.
That being said, I'm "opening the door" on purple inspiration, Pinterest style!

A purple tablescape!

Purple wine hock from my hutch.

My favorite mulberry transferware!

Purple sweet peas from my garden.

Lilacs from my garden!

A purple bathtub?
Why not!?

How about a mulberry colored stove and backsplash!
Oh so pretty, but I'm not that brave!

I do love this pretty purple and pink floral chandy though.

An amethyst rock from South Africa. Gorgeous!

I love this vintage amethyst ring.

Purple. Such a gorgeous color.
Such a brave color. I used to be afraid of it, and still don't wear it.
But I do love to create tablescapes with purple dishes and glassware.
And of course, flowers in the garden. Purple hydrangeas, lavender, sweet peas and lilacs are a must.
Oh, and I love amethyst jewelry!

How do you feel about purple?


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35 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful. I like purple too I haven't used it very much in decorating but you have certainly given me something to think about. Have a happy day.

Kathy said...

It's my birthstone so I have several pieces here and there of that gem...but I am a fall color person so don't have much of it..it is however my sisters favorite color and she uses it everywhere..pretty pictures Delores as always

Rhonda said...

In recent years I have become a purple lover! No where to sneak it into my pink and green house, but I have bought blouses and scarves, shoes and purses! My favorite picture is your green majolica pitcher with your garden lilacs! Simple and beautiful!

inmygardentalesfromdeepinmysoil said...

I have loved purple since childhood. Just bought an 1880's green majolica mug yesterday...can't wait for the lilacs to bloom. Thanks for the inspiration.
Gail

Entertaining Women said...

I find that I flirt with purple, but I hesitate to embrace it. It's a color that I don't seem to have a problem editing. Your photos are beautiful. The chandy treatment is spectacular. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

once in a blue moon said...

So many gorgeous images, my.fab is the sweet simple scent of sweet peas...

Jeannine said...

I love purple! Of course I was born in February, so Amethyst is my gemstone. We are moving this spring and my new draft room will have ever so gently lavender walls. Just barely not white. After all it will still be a guest room at times.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores my mom's birthstone is amethyst and she has that same exact ring. My grandparents gave it to her when she graduated high school.

The enchanted home said...

Oh that last picture took my breath away!!!!! So beautiful:) But then again so is your stunning purple transferware. You have made a believer out of me!

Kathysue said...

gorgeous images!I will wear lavender but not purple and I do not decorate my home with it. However I almost always have it my floral arrangements and definitely outside in my flower beds. In fact I just bought some purple tulips to go with my yellow and purple pansys! I think we are going to have a Spring day today 75 degrees, crazy good weather!! happy Wednesday,Kathysue

gme said...

I love purple, always have. It's an easy color to work into my home. It goes well with green and I use it in bits and pieces around the house as a fall and spring accent.

Rachel said...

I love purple and am planning a purple tabletop for my next girls luncheon. Thanks for the inspiration

classic • casual • home said...

I love purple on tablescapes, too. I see it so much in design lately...with more gray tones.

Carollynn @ www.designGumbo.net said...

I've loved purple since, well, I was old enough to have a favorite color. I'm told that for my 5th Christmas I asked Santa for purple pants, purple shirt, purple barbie, and purple hair.

So, I still love purple, and wear shades of it regularly in the fall and winter.

Love your selections for this post.

Lady of the Woods said...

The color is inspiration for sure! Also my birth stone. It is so hard to pick only one color from Mother Nature's Palette isn't it? especially when it is the guest of honor in a feature? These are gorgeous. I have 2 lavender bottles I keep on my window sill with crystal toppers and when the sun hits them, its delicious. :D

Tricia Rose said...

I love purple in nature - those sweet peas! - but shy off it in materials. That said, I would accept the purple AGA with open arms!

Jodie said...
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Jodie said...

Oops!. Amethyst!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I love the tablescape and wine hock and flowers, well, lets just say this is all so pretty. I am redoing my office in purple. It's a very rich color. Love it.

Karen said...

Delores,
So pretty. Our youngest son is a February baby (not a baby anymore) and I have always enjoyed seeing the beauty in images such as lavender and grape colored transferware. The table setting from pinterest is so amazing.
Karen at Garden, Home & Party

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love it! I have always worn it too and always receive such nice compliments when I do. You reminded me that I have an amethyst ring that I never wear anymore either. I will have to pull it out. Purple must be coming back around in popularity again because I have gotten several customers asking if we sell purple table linens and bedding and we just got in a huge shipment of purple sheets. I love your purple tablescape and all the beautiful pieces that you have on it. It's beautiful!

24 Corners said...

Oh, I have the same transferware...it's been packed away for over five years now, seeing it here makes me miss it all the more!
Your tablescape is just gorgeous, the crystal is stunning...the whole image is stunning, and so springlike...beautiful!!
Thank you for this wonderful escape into my favorite color...
xo J~

Sonia said...

I adore purple..purple pansies, violets and lavender are some of my favs!! One of the prettiest bedrooms I've seen was done in soft shades of purple...such a relaxing and beautiful color! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous purples!
Miss Bloomer

Loretta said...

Lovely!

Budget Design Girl said...

Beautiful inspirations pictures. Lilacs are one of my all time favorite flowers, but I can not think of a purple flower of any kind that I don't like! Nice post.
xo-Lisa

Karen said...

Amethyst is my birthstone, so I have amethyst jewelry and purple clothes. But, I'm not sure how to work it into my decor. I wouldn't have thought to put purple flowers in a green jug, but I absolutely love it!

Karen T.

Sarah said...

Oh, what regal images. Love the purple sweet peas! And that tablescape is gorgeous! ~ Sarah

French Basketeer.com said...

Love all shades of purple-into-lavender, especially with greys. I have a large purple and white barnacle cluster in my office that I admire daily. Love the photos Delores~

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

That purple tablescape is lovely. Wouldn't that be beautiful for a birthday or a shower ? The purple glasses remind me of yours.

Becca said...

Love all of your purple inspiration pics. The tub is awesome ... love the chandie, too, dripping in flowers and bling! Thanks for sharing.

The Summer Porch said...

You had me at the lavender pics! :)
I love purple it truly is an inspiring color. Your transferware is really beautiful.
I must get myself something purple!
Hugs Rosemary...xox

Betsy Speert said...

I'm your newest follower, glad to have found you too!

Jaybird said...

I LOVE purple and your pictures are gorgeous!! Amazingly I have a ring very much like the one pictured....it was my G-Grandmother's and I love having/wearing it!
Thank you so much for posting...everything is beautiful!
J

Susan Hawthorne said...

I love purple, especially flowers and dinnerware, and this post was very pretty and inspirational!

penelopebianchi said...

HI again! I adore purple!
My birthday was Feb 23; today Feb 25 is my husband's birthday; our anniversary (34 years) is tomorrow!

I have always loved amethysts ; and my favorite crayon was "magenta". Still my favorite color......fuschia......which is related to purple!

Color is magic....and can change people's worlds.

Love your blog so much!!!

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