Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FABBY: A Purple Autumn Table

Hello sweet friends!

       I just found out Kathleen at her meme "Let's Dish" is having a purple themed tablescape for Fall this Wednesday; so I promptly came up with this setting, because I already had a 'purple' sort of Thanksgiving table idea for this year.

Here is my inspiration for Kathleen's party, plus, I love her tablescape challenges, I get such fun out of them and visiting around your beautiful settings as well.

Ok, here is my collaboration for "Let's Dish-Purple Autumn Table."

I used a 'purple scarf' for the under cloth and used on top, one that's very lacy, so it can reflect on the setting the purple from under better.

I started setting the table with my purple chargers, white and gold Noritake dishes; purple Polish sherbet and water stems to match, along with German purple stems wine glasses.

I've been looking all over blogland, magazines and Pinterest; gold painted pumpkins and gourds, so I went to the cellar and dug out some dry ones I left from last year and proceeded to spray paint them and loved the result!

A high shot so you can see how my 'purple scarf' shows from under the lace tablecloth and picks up the hues from the purple glasses specially.


The purple compotes and water glasses are a set and I have them in pink too, I just fell in love with them a few years ago.

Here I used gold candles from my C'mas stash to go with my 'gold Fall pumpkins.'

The wine glasses have purple stems and are German. The water glasses are Polish and are a set with the sherbets and I also have them in pink as well.

The cute water pitcher with purple flowers was my Mil's.

Oh!...I did paint some pinecones too.

I'm so happy this late afternoon is raining finally; there's much needed water in the river near my house that I love.

When it stopped raining the color became gold, or it's a reflection of the gold painted pinecones, gourds and pumpkins...who knows!

Thank you so much sweet ladies for dropping by for a lovely and kind visit, you always make my day!

Thanking the wonderful hostesses for having me at their great parties...and specially to the ladies that support me by featuring me, I'm always so very grateful!
At the end of this year I will mention your generosity.


I will be joining:

Let's Dish   www.cuisinekathleen.com
Wow Us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Wake up Wednesday   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Outdoor Wednesday   http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com
What's It Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday   http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Before and After Wednesday   www.thededicatedhouse.com
Open House Party   http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home   http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

Tablescape Thgursdays   http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Share Your cup Thursday   http://jannolson.blogspot.com
The Homemaking Party   www.hopeineveryseason.com
So Much at Home   http://somuchathome.blogspot.com
Home and Garden Thursday   www.adelightsomelife.com
It's a Party   http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Fridays   http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Creative Ways   www.posedperfections.com
Grace at Home   www.impartinggrace.com
Favorite Things Blog Hop   http://katherinescorner.com

Say G'Day Saturday   www.natashainoz.com
The Inspiration Gallery   www.craftberrybush.com
Show and Tell Friday   http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
IY Inspired Party   http://foodfolksandfun.net
Chain Linky CLIMB   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks Linky Party   http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Serenity Saturday   www.serenityyou.com
Show and Tell Saturday   www.bedifferentactnormal.com
A Bouquet of Talent   www.lifeonlakeshore.drive.com
A Return to Loveliness  www.adelightsomelife.com
Creative Mondays    www.clairejustineoxox.com
Inspire Me Monday   www.createwithjoy.com



  1. Very pretty, Fabby, gold compliments purple very well!

  2. I am so happy to see this lovely tablescape because I don't think there is enough purple used in table settings, and I just love it. Thanks for sharing and for the heads up that I can see more on Let's Dish tomorrow.

  3. Fabby, this tablescape is so gorgeous. You did a fabulous job as always.

  4. First comment disappeared! Oh well. This table is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job.

  5. Gorgeous! Love the gold and purple togethger and purple is my favorite! I have a bit of purple in my Autumn decor this year. xox

  6. I love the view out of your dining room window. Jeepers, purple and gold looks great together. I really enjoyed your cyber tablescape. You did a fantastic job!
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  7. So elegant, Fabby! Beautiful dishes, crystal and clothes!! Your centerpiece is lovely, too. Once again, you've outdone yourself!!!

  8. Oh, my, you did it again....another beautiful tablescape!!! Love the gold accents with the purple, the china is lovely and fits the elegant table setting!!

  9. The gold is a lovely addition to your beautiful amethyst and purple pieces. I like the idea of the scarf under the lace cloth...very effective! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  10. OMG.. This is so regal ...The purple and gold compliment one another so wonderfully...Lovely, Lovely tablescape.... I can appreciate the time it took to add your creativity to mother nature .. the gold centre pieces are the perfect touch ... I was just in the midst of creating a similar crafts with acorns, only with glitter. ENJOY your day !!!!

  11. BE STILL MY HEART! Love this gold and purple tablescape! So elegant and so inviting! Just beautiful! And I do love me some purple. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Fabby, You have gone beyond beautiful and have achieved an exquisite Fall tablescape of a beautiful array of china and shades of purple in the stemware, the salt cellar and the stunningly beautiful lace over purple table covering. Gorgeous Fabby, just gorgeous! The overhead photograph is my favorite (it shows the beauty of the tablecloth the best)..... Candy

  13. Fabby, Love the Purple theme for your Autumn table setting! Very pretty! Happy Fall!

  14. Oh, what a stunning table!! I'm drooling over that lace tablecloth!! Your gold accents and china have made a setting fit for a queen. Beautifully done........Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  15. Wow Fabby you met the purple challenge beautifully! The gold painted pieces look beautiful. I love the soft shades of purple you have here and that pitcher of your Mother in-law's.

  16. Very pretty fabby ! Love the painted gourds .. your table looks beautiful !

  17. Fabby,
    Exquisitely done, dear friend!!!
    I am so~o~o smitten with your amethyst hued stemware!!!
    The water pitcher of your Mother~in~Law's caught my eye. Such a lovely piece!!!
    Purple and gold make a beautiful Purple Autumn Tablescape!

  18. Fabby this table is gorgeous and so elegant with the gold pumpkins I love the lite purple glassware.Are you a collector of these pieces maybe I need to look more closely at my antique stores at this glassware just beautiful.Susie

  19. Absolutely beautiful! Love the purple under the tablecloth and your stemware is gorgeous. Perfect for fall!

  20. Oh, Fabby, what a beautiful table! I love every bit of it but I find the lace table cloth with the purple shade underneath just ravishing!
    You keep amazing me my friend! Hugs.

  21. Gorgeous table my friend! I saw some of those compotes at an antique store and I almost snatched them up but then I saw they had them priced like they were gold....so I am keeping my eye on them to see if they get marked down. I am quickly becoming a lover/stalker of polish glass. Wonderful table!!

  22. Oh Fabby, this table is so beautiful and elegant. I love the glassware, such a nice soft shade of amethyst.
    The gold gourds came out great...I have a basket that dried out last year, I know what I am going to do with them!
    Have a wonderful week.

  23. Dearest Fabby,
    A very elegant table setting with 'raffinesse'!
    Purple is one of my favorite colors but all I have are some purple and lilac Easter egg vases. Love the marriage between your Polish and German purple glasses; considering their history this looks very peaceful together at your table.
    Enjoy the cooler days of the fall, rain changes the feel and we all love to get to the more cozy period.

  24. Beautiful table as usual, Fabby. I love the glasses and the purple tablecloth under a lace one. It came out so nice with the white plates....Christine

  25. Your tablescapes are always so pretty! Love that purple glassware! Thanks for sharing this beautiful autumn table with us at the Creative Ways Link Party. Have a wonderful week!

  26. Oh, Fabby...this is so pretty! So, so sweet and pretty!!!

    That pitcher is just so unique! I love it! It is one that could be used year round (a feature I love in anything I might buy!), and it's so feminine. It works so nicely with the lacy overlay. The photos you took really show the fabulousness of putting that overlay on top of the purple scarf underneath! The purple comes through, but not in an overwhelming way. Beautiful!

    The gold painted pumpkins are pretty! They bring a real Midas touch to the table!

    You met the challenge!!!

  27. Hi Dear Fabby! Oh, your table is simply gorgeous. I love the soft purple color of your glassware and the pitcher is lovely. Your golden pumpkins just set off your pretty table. Now the view out your window is stunning too! Wish I could sit down at one of your tables. Thank you for popping in to see my little kitchen.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  28. Very pretty! I really like the compotes and goblets, they are so beautiful! It has been so much fun seeing what everybody came up with for the purple challenge! Nice job!


  29. Fabby, the combination of the purple and gold is simply elegant. I love the painted pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones! Really make the gold edges pop. Your purple goblets are gorgeous! I think I have a total of two purple teacups and that's it. They are vintage and a friend gave them to me. I pull them out for Spring. I do love the pop of purple for Fall! Thanks for shairng with SYC.

  30. Dear Fabby - you certainly rose to her challenge! I love how you put this all together. I don't own purple but had I not been absent I know I could have hopped over to my neighbor (the one whom I invite to tea and mention often on my posts) because she has lots of purples. Maybe next time.

    Funny how all turned golden - warm and lovely - that centerpiece is an attention stealer for sure, gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

  31. In love with that last picture. So much warmth and elegance.
    You really pulled the effect wanted for the party; I would never figure gold and purple to go well together... sometimes people take a chance and they rule - that's what you did.
    I also loved the simplicity in it. Thanksgiving should be about feeling blessed and grateful not being drowned in too much decor and details... I always remember this painting on the date - it shows what's important


    And your setting a lovely homage.

    Take Care,

  32. What a gorgeous table Fabby. I love love purple and this table is perfection my friend. I would love to be able to sit at your spectacular table for a lovely meal. You did an amazing job with this table.

    I particularly love the purple compote dish. So elegant.


  33. G'day and thanks Fabby for sharing at our #SayGdayParty Stunning table settings
    Please make sure to revisit and Say G'day to the hosts and people at the party if you haven't already!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List
    Thanks for the link back@ Greatly appreciate!

  34. Hello dear Fabby. Love the gold and purple. I have those very same compotes. I don't have the glasses....Such a lovely view out of your window. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for visiting...xo

  35. This is lovely, Fabby, so soft and inviting! I am so happy you enjoy the challenges, some shy away! The glassware is exquisite. Thanks for joining in!


  36. Hello Fabby I wanted to be part of the challenge but could't be a one as I was busy with Navratri celebration.It was days of unpacking and packing of dolls and absolutely no time for other things. It's nice to see your tables and as usual they are such wonderful settings. Love the colour combo and the golden pumpkins are so pretty.Love sujatha:)

  37. So lovely and inviting! I'm in love with all things purple!

  38. Tú mesa luce bellísima, como de costumbre. ¡Saludos!

  39. Oh this is beautiful, I need some nice plates now to brighten up my kitchen :)

    Thanks for linking up #CreativeMondays

  40. Such a pretty table. I love the purple and gold, something different for fall! :-) I am hopping over from A Delightfulsome Life.

  41. Very pretty Fabby. Blessings, Catherine

  42. Oh, so elegant, Fabby! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  43. Love the color, Fabby - I'll have to share this with my daughter! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  44. I love this setting of yours but I also love the table cloth you used - so vibrant!


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