I was about to call this Purple Rain because of all the rain we've been getting and even up to a few minutes before I took pictures this morning it was trying to start raining again!
Gees.... enough! OK I'll stop whining.
Cuisine Kathleen made a challenge to do a tablescape with lots of purple NO ORANGE and it should scream fall or at least say it loudly! I have to admit I didn't think I could do it but after I sifted through my linens I discovered that I did indeed have some purple that gave me the kickstart I needed.
This black metal pumpkin is actually a candle holder but I decided to make it into a floral centerpiece. Purples, browns and ivory made their way into it along with a little scarecrow!
There is a metal candle holder in the center that I applied a styrofoam piece over it and that became the base for my flowers. I stuffed apples and pears at the bottom to conceal the styrofoam.
I used the same pattern in my last tablescape as shown "here" and I think you'll agree they took on a completely different look here. The arrangement I made sits on top of the white pedastal and the design works very well with the pattern on the dishes. I opened my storage closet to look for a candle and saw the pedestals sitting there and had an ah-ha moment. They also help tie in the white from the dishes. I chose to use the ruffled placemats in an overlapping verticle pattern which made a big impact on the design.
The napkin rings are floral picks from Michael's. I took off a couple of pieces that were too gaudy and I bent the metal pick in a loop to serve as a napkin ring. I liked the burlap and the gold in the sunflower ties into the tablecloth. The little gourds were something new at Michael's. I felt the bowl needed something so in they went! The tablecloth is a gold on gold leaf pattern by Now Designs.
The napkins are from Williams Sonoma (clearance) I like to keep an eye on their clearance sales Once in a while I score! I think I have the colors of a football team here!
Ole' Mr. Sun was bouncing in and out which I thanked him for!
Updated with early evening shot
Cuisine Kathleen for her