Lazy Purple Sunday

100_9407 I started today’s table with one thing in mind: I wanted to use this sweet little pierced porcelain dish with violets as my inspiration. I found it at my flea market a few weeks ago with the intention of using it in an Easter tablescape, but you know how my Easter went…I get tired just thinking about it. 100_9394 When I was putting up the pink tablecloth from last week, I saw this taupe one and realized that I had not used it in a while. It looks sort of gold and I like it as the base for my Thomas Kinkade Spode china, but the drawback is that it makes the table look a little dark. 100_9395 I decided to go with it anyway. I found this china on eBay several years ago and love it. I like to use this set when I use anything purple because the cottages are all done at nighttime (I’m guessing the painter of light didn’t do many daytime pics…I’m just sayin’) and varying shades of purple accent the lights in the cottages. 100_9398 I also used the salad plates as the top layer. I love these dishes and don’t think I will ever get tired of them. 100_9402 I pulled out my purple napkins and beaded napkin rings. I always love this look with these dishes, so that is why you see it a lot. 100_9404 I debated about flatware and finally pulled out the Present Time. It is whimsical and keeps the look from being a little too formal. 100_9405 Of course, I had to use my purple goblets. I debated about a second glass but decided against it. 100_9407 OK, on to the centerpiece…my sweet little dish actually has violets on it in the shape of the cross, which I did not notice until today. Too bad I was in such a fog around Easter time…it would have been perfect. 100_9406 Oh, well, maybe I’ll remember next Easter, but I wouldn’t count on it.  I still am not happy that the table is kind of dark, so I chose my large white bird dish to lighten things up a bit. 100_9408 I decided on my large purple pillar candle. It has a gold glitter stripe and my dish is edged in gold, plus the tablecloth looks sort of gold. I tossed a few natural colored wicker ball thingies into the dish, and I was done. Love these dishes and the look! 100_9396 Why are we having a lazy Sunday when we are normally faithful churchgoers? David began with some pain and soreness late last week and went to the dr. on Friday. He has severe inflammation from overuse which has led to a pinched nerve. He got a shot and meds and has rested all weekend. 100_9411 Why the overuse, you wonder? Well, it goes back to the Passion Play put on by our church each year. Setting it all up is a very physically demanding task. He begins about 2 weeks beforehand, continues the physical work the entire week of, then it takes almost the entire week after to get it all taken down and stored. Yes, he does have some help; as a matter of fact, it has taken us years to finally get a good crew to show up the week of the play, but very few help the weeks before and after. So the majority falls on him. 100_9410 We are trying not to borrow trouble, but he may have just completed his last year of doing this task. We won’t worry about that prematurely, but we have to be practical as well. 100_9401 He cannot be the primary workhorse behind the scenes if his well-being is jeopardized. Of course, no one is exactly chomping at the bit to step up to the plate either! 100_9400 Oh well, I’ll be like Scarlet and think about that tomorrow. In the meantime, have a great week of tablescaping and decorating!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now,   Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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6 Responses to Lazy Purple Sunday

  1. Vicky Hunt says:

    I love this purple table Bev! The violet look much like my Hammersley Victorian Violets. So pretty! Everything works very well together. The Kincade dishes are so unique and lovely. I can see why you enjoy using them and never tire of them. I have been wanting to tablescape for a while, but the dining room table is full of things we have been using in the kitchen remodel. Soon though! Have a blessed and beautiful week!

    Hugs, Vicky

  2. Laurie says:

    Oh Bev, I can see why you love those Thomas Kinkade dishes. They are stunning! I’ve never seen them before. Your pierced Violets plate is beautiful too. I’m so sorry about your husband’s health problems. I’ve said a prayer for both of you. It does seem like the same people are always the ones who volunteer to do the chores. Maybe in the future, he can sit in a chair and direct others to do the heavy lifting, etc.

  3. plutrell says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. lulu says:

    When a volunteer does a good job, it’s very hard to find anyone else to step up to the plate. That’s the downside of volunteering but other rewards make up for it. Your purples are a delight.

  5. Lovel those plates, Bev! Sorry to hear your hubby is out-of-sorts, hope he is feeling better!

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