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18 March, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...or...Violets are Violet!!

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with our Hostess with the Mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to stop by her beautiful blog for another one of her gorgeous tablescapes and to get a list of this week's participants!

I am calling this week's tablescape Violets Are Violet because...well...they are! I guess things just rhyme better with blue! Anyway...today we are having dinner in the garden with a flowery Springtime theme!

My co-host today is Baby Kitty, who has now recovered from his recent bout of jet lag following his golfing excursion in Scotland. He's looking rather pensive...must be daydreaming about playing a round at Saint Andrew's! Back to work!

These wonderful violet print placemats and napkins are the inspiration for today's tablescape! I just thought they looked so springy! Can you see that the other side of the napkins matches the little stripe on the placemats? I love that feature! I am using my Gorham pewter flatware again. It seems much less formal and I like the chunky handles.

I am so excited to show you the salad plates! They are Spring Countryside from Mikasa and they are very special to me! My dear friend Marty at A Stroll through Life sent me four of them when I commented how much I loved hers! I got a wonderful "love box" from sweet Marty full of even more goodies that I will show you in other tablescapes!

The dinner plate is the Bordallo cabbage plate that everybody seems to have an entire set of except me! I had to hunt high and low for the few random pieces I have!! Doesn't it look so extra springy with the violets?? The butterfly napkin rings came from Goodwill.

I am also using my Wedgwood Queensware creamer and sugar. I bought these dishes as a treat to myself years ago and they have been real workhorses as china goes. They are so versatile! You can see the cups and saucers and salt and pepper shakers in the background.

My centerpiece comes entirely from Goodwill and Dollar Tree! You may remember the little angel and lantern from a previous post. The ivy wreath is also a Goodwill find that I dressed up a little to match my theme. I added some little flower pots holding votive candles.


Doesn't she have the sweetest little face? The little bouquet of violets came from Dollar Tree. Of course they are faux flowers...sounds so much better than fake...because of my staff's tendency to eat the real stuff!! lol


Look who has come to dinner!! It's Mr. Mouse! He's holding up his own mouse-sized cup and saucer so we can see that he brought his own. Should we let him stay? Why not! He matches the decor!! lol But watch out for Baby Kitty! I have also placed a tiny watering can holding more violets at each place...also Goodwill finds.

Now my placemat and napkin are going to do a few tricks for your entertainment! Notice that I have reversed the napkin so that we have a stripe with a floral!

Now how about a floral with a stripe!

Or a stripe with a stripe...a little more masculine!

Now back to the original floral with a floral...which do you like best? I think I like this one, but isn't it nice to have some choices?

And there you have it...my Violets Are Violet Spring tablescape! I hope you have enjoyed it! Please be sure to stroll on over to Susan's to continue your tour de tablescapes! Happy tablescaping!

68 comments:

  1. Debbie, Oh, j'aime bien!!!! ça me fait penser au printemps...les violettes, l'ange, la lumière. Les nouvelles assiettes sont parfaites! Je n'ai pas vu le "wreath". Tu l'as acheté sans moi? (Mon cerveau est nulle...j'ai oublié le mot pour "wreath".)
    Tu es encore la Reine des Couverts! Linda :)

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  2. Debbie, I love this!! Wow! Now I'm going to have to go looking for violet mats and napkins to use with my green dishes! Oh and yes, I think I'll look for more green dishes, too!

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  3. Debbie, I totally am loving these violets and the green dishes! The little mouse with the teacup is my "cup of tea"...sorry for the pun, too irresistable. ;) The little sugar and creamer are "PRECIOUS"., can't wait till we set a date to get together., I'll slow down here soon and send some availability out to you. You did a FABULOUS job with this tablescape., I know you put tons of time in it., and BABY KITTY too! Tell him welcome home from MOI! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  4. Lovely. I'm going to use this color scheme at an upcomming luncheon I'm hosting Easter week.

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  5. Oh, I just loved your little tablescape. I especially loved the placemats and the napkins (preferred the floral) since it was unexpected. Your little mouse was quite charming; I think you should let him join in. I loved your little angel and the votives in the flower pots. Everything really looked great.

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  6. Debbie... a beautiful tablescape as always. I relly like the reversible placemats and napkins... I remember Mr. Mouse... When Candy and I go to Wimberley next month... i'm going to look for that little mouse on the bicycle I found once before.

    Violet are my favorites... your table is simply perfect in every way...

    ps... I don't own any of those green plates.. they don't look very eater friendly, so I've never bought any of them.

    Love your table as always. Blessings. Dixie

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  7. Very pretty! I love the colors together! Hopefully, baby kitty is too tired to pay attention to Mr. Mouse!

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  8. Oh so pretty, Debbie! I love violet, and your table is just lovely..
    Missed you at my party yesterday..:(

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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  10. Your table is really lovely. One of the prettiest.

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  11. Debbie this is so beautiful! Love the plates and I just love the napkins and placemats. The violet colors that you chose with the green plates look so pretty together! Deb

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  12. I love the whole garden theme you have going. The little garden pots for votives and watering cans to hold flowers. It's all lovely!

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  13. Debbie -I really love the color combo, and nice for your napkins to change out for different looks. The little cabbage bowls I have been looking for at TJMaxx, I'm always late!
    Great tablescape..the little violets pulled it all together, faux or not!

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  14. I love your garden tablescape, Debbie, so springy. The violets are so fresh looking. I love the combination of green adn violet together, very pretty. Love the angel and using the little clay pots for votives is very creative! Love all your plates and especially the white salad plates that Marty sent you. Isn't she a sweetie! I betcha you'll get a lot of use out of them....Christine

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  15. Debbie,
    This is just gorgeous! How lucky you are to have been given those beautiful salad plates. And I also love the butterfly napkin rings. Can I come over to your house for a meal at this table? O, btw, you're not the only one who doesn't have a full set of those cabbage dinner plates. I have a set of NONE! lol
    Have a great weekend. :) Brenda

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  16. Debbie it's so beautifully done!

    ~Lovely color combination with the all the Greens and Purples.
    The water cans are precious.

    Sweet Baby Kitty is being a real gentleman this evening. :)

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  17. I just love the placemats,napkins with the violets in the water can!!!! The butterfly napkin ring with the salad plate, just lovely! The teapot is wonderful. Love the pot of ivy, and the angel! Just wonderful!

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  18. The kitty is so sweet, I am sure she will let Mr. Mouse stay! He is so cute!

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  19. Hi Debbie, your colour combinations are perfect, I love everything on your table esp those gorgeous mats, napkins, salad plates and butterfly rings and of course the Wedgwood, Kathy.

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  20. Debbie...this is beautiful! I'm in love with those placemats and those darling plates that Marty sent you! I was just reading some of your side bar pics and got a kick out of The Catwalk magazine and the "coffee break" pic!
    :-)Susan

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  21. My favorites are the butterfly napkin rings. Of course, I love the cabbage plates too!!

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  22. *** SO very pretty, Debbie! And that mouse n' tea cup is sooooooo delightful~~ what a SMILE-MAKER! I am waiting now for 8 white porcelain butterfly napkin rings that look alot like yours, so it's "extra fun" to see the pic where YOU have them!!! Such a happy, lighthearted touch! Many thanks, Linda ***

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  23. Madame Debbie-
    Tout tres jolie! Avez-vous une table pour moi?
    -marie

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  24. I love the purple and green. Such a beautiful job! Have a great day!

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  25. Love the violet and green tablesetting. For some reason purple/violet is such a spring color (because of lilacs, hyacinths?)

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  26. Love the violets are violet table....very springy!

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  27. Debbie,
    Just wonderful again. I love your neat finds from the dollar tree and goodwill they add so much and the beautiful place mats and napkins are so springy and pretty. Mr. mousey adds a whimsical touch. Beautiful Debbie, you are so talented at this. Baby Kitty looks quite dapper today. Cindy

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  28. Lovely table. I think Baby Kitty has spied Mr. Mouse coming up behind the violets.
    Every piece and detail is perfect.
    and the piano and birds music is so soothing.
    Enjoyed my visit!
    Ta-Ta, Candy

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  29. I love the butterfy napkin holders. I also enjoy the pics of you cats. I love cats!

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  30. Debbie this is really truly a spring tablescape. The flowers, napkins, plates and yes the kittey. I am a napkin ring person; this is beautiful. The mouse is so cute.

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  31. Very pretty, Debbie, and Marty's salad plates look wonderful with your cabbage plates. Bravo once again, my friend.

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  32. I must, must get some beautiful cabbage plates. Your tablescapes are always so creative. Goodwill is now on my shopping list!

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  33. As usual Debbie, your table looks so pretty. I really love the way you put everything together. The angel, clay pots, lantern and of course the mouse, you do really have a wonderful talent for pulling it all together. I am so happy you like the salad plates, and Mr. Kitty just looks like he also really approves. Your placemats and napkin rings are just wonderful that they are both reversible. What a great find. Isn't GW just the best place to find some really great things, quite the hunt but worth it. Love it all, Hugs, Marty

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  34. i adore those cabbage plates.You have shown so much creativity here.You've used colors that aren't the usual and are a totally Debbie concept.How cool is that?I am impressed Ms Debbie.Somebody is going to want to hire you if you keep this up..
    And Isn't that Marty a doll?Imagine her just sending you a gift.Awwwwwww...Ann

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  35. I have been away on vacation - glad to be back enjoying favorite blogs!
    Your springy green and violet place settings are delightful. Love the cabbage plates no matter how many people have them. They always work. Your attention to detail is so great.
    Makes it fun for us "viewers". You have found such fun things at GoodWill - inspiring.

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  36. How very pretty and springy. I love what all you can do with your placemats and napkins. Very versatile.

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  37. Love the cat and the little Mouse cup and the violets...a fun table!

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  38. I have never owned white dishes but after seeing how you used them to put together this lovely table...I may need to get some. And the violets are so pretty. I really loved this table on a day when I have seen many. This is a real favorite for me.

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

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  39. Debbie, I always knew you have great taste. You used purple with green! Smart woman; :-)!
    Beautiful table, I just posted about my St. pat's table, too!

    I love the napkins and your bordallo plates! Happy Thursday to you!

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  40. Hi Deb, I love this Springy table it really makes me ready for Spring and now here it is tomorrow is the first day of spring and you are all ready with your beautiful table. I agree about the white dishes being a work horse they mix and match so well with all dishes,perfect for someone like you who has a love(addiction) of plates.

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  41. Hi Debbie...Violets are one of God's most beautiful flower creations...and your tablescape looks like a work of art...with all the cute little extras like Mr. Mouse & the darling little watering cans. I love those cabbage dishes! Wonderful job! ;-) Bo

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  42. Beautiful table, great colors, a fun read!

    Scribbler

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  43. GM Debbie...girl this is all just lovely...love those place mats and violets...another job well done...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  44. this one is my fav so far. I envision myself having tea with some creatures of the forrest and holding conversations...I'm weird

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  45. Debbie,

    The violet themed tablescape is very pretty and shows a lot of versatility! I love how you jazzed up your greenery with the flowers (which do not look faux at all!) Your dishes are beautiful and together, look very springy! The watering cans are a great idea added to each place setting and give me ideas when looking at all the crafty things at Michaels that leave my mind blank! ;-)

    Thanks so much!

    xoxo
    Janie
    P.S. Love Mr. Mouse!

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  46. Debbie, I loved your table. Those placemats and napkins have such pretty colors, and the individual little watering cans are darling. The cabbage dishes are great. I think I need some. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

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  47. Debbie, I hardly recognized your "place"... I thought you were a "true blue" and there you go being fickle favoring your red and white! LOL. You know I love it! Looks fresh and pretty! Just loving your violet today. Those green plates have been calling my name everytime I see them at the store. One of these days I'll gonna snatch them!
    Loving the birdies twittering in the back ground!

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  48. Wow Debbie, this is fantastic! I've got to go shopping for placemats & napkins! I'm so in love with the white plates. Good one!!! ☺

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  49. Hi Debbie, a beautiful tablescape as usual- my favorite is the little mouse. Glad Baby Kitty is over his jet lag! Enjoy your day!

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  50. How pretty!

    Laura
    www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

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  51. Hi Debbie...

    Girlfriend, I love your Violets are Violet tablescape...I love the colors!!! Love your placemats and napkins...and I've always like the look of stripes and floral together in coordinating fabric! Your new white cabbage plates are gorgeous...that was so sweet of Marty to do that for you!!! Well my friend, the accents of the little violets and wreath was the icing to the cake for your beautifully done tablescape! I loved it all...

    Have a terrific Thursday, Sweetie!
    Chari

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  52. Again a beautiful tablescape Debbie. Just beautiful. It is a feast to come and look at your blog

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  53. So springy! I love that you find some items at goodwill and thrift stores and of course your cute kitty guest. Thanks for sharing. These are so fun to read. Today is my first time.

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  54. Debbie
    Your tablescape is just lovely. I love the lovely VIOLET colours for spring. Arent you just so lucky to receive such lovely plates? They are soooo nice. I wish I had some of those cabbage dishes too..Ive seen some around but only a few pieces also.
    Lovely table with placemats and napkins too.
    hope you had a lovely day
    Judi

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  55. Debbie you just keep getting better and better! I love this table, and Miss Cait would definitely approve of the violet and green combination, it's her favorite! Love everything about this, from the flower pot votives to the tiny watering cans. Just perfect. Hope that your host doesn't eat your mousy guest! Hugs, Kat (love the playlist, perfect as usual)

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  56. Debbie, the violet and green together are just gorgeous -- refreshing, spring-like, and just perfect. Lovely table... and so many delightful details. Thanks! Cass

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  57. Love this. Has all my fav colors.

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  58. Oh I just love your violet tablescape. Those are gorgeous placemats and napkins! No way could I pick a favorite - I enjoyed all their tricks! :D Jewel

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  59. Well, I have been thinking that I wanted to do a tablescape and use the violet color for Spring! I just couldn't get it together...the look I wanted...in my mind. But, YOU DID! This is soooo pretty! Just beautiful! I just love to see what's up with kitties as well! BTW, love the new blog look!

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  60. Good evening, Debbie, your tablescape is so lovely and inviting. It truly does reflect a spring garden! I love your Wedgewood creamer and suger...so pretty with such graceful lines. I also like the colors you put together for you table.
    -Smiles,
    Wendy

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  61. Debbie, it's beautiful! Those napkins are amazing, and you are amazing to be able to make them do tricks! Love those little watering cans with the flowers. This is just a perfect table. laurie

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  62. Debbie, this is just as cute as can be! Love it so much!

    XO,

    Sheila... who is taking a fifteen minute break! :-)

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  63. I love everything! I adore the placemats! You can tell from my blog I love Bordallo. You have got it going today!

    JudyBug

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  64. Debbie
    what an inviting setting . . . I admit the purple and green combination is one of my favorites and your placemats and napkins really show off your always beautiful plates
    happy twirls

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  65. Debbie, I stopped back in to revisit this post when it popped up as I googled "violets". I'm so happy I did. I remember visiting this one before and love the napkins that reverse from stripes to violets. Also love those dishes. Like you, this definitely says "spring" to me.
    Hope you are having a grand time as a new granny. Don't you just love holding a sweet baby.
    Hugs ~ Sarah

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  66. Debbie, I just had to pop over for another look at this beautiful table. Like you, I've been eager to find more of the cabbage plates for our table. Bingo! I came home with chargers and bowls from Tuesday Morning this week. ;-)
    Now to set a table! ~ Sarah

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie