Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Irises and lemons

Whew - I'm so far behind with this blog. These last couple of weeks have been SUPER CRAZY BUSY and I haven't been able to play very much. Yuck! Still, I have certain priorities and tablescaping has become one! I couldn't NOT participate in Susan's party - she's always such a gracious hostess!! (

Last week, I teased everyone with my dark purple irises. They have been so beautiful this year. As soon as they started coming up, I knew I had to design a table just for them. The pictures don't really do it justice. The table is really beautiful.

The table is a mix of purple, silver, and yellow. I layered a dark purple lace cloth over my white tablecloth. Yellow cloth napkins match back to the fresh lemons.

Bottom layer is a sparkly purple charger. China is our wedding china - Mikasa Parchment. We LOVE it!! The silver swirls are light and add just the right touch of elegance to any color scheme. The silverware was from my maternal grandmother. I think it's called Remembrance. It has a sweet little flower at the tip of each piece.

I love the contrast of the deep purple flowers with the yellow lemons.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo PRETTY...luv the colors! Hope you have a great week:)

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Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the yellow with the purple. Such a nice contrast! Joni

Creations By Cindy said...

So adorable! Just love the purple Iris and lemons you used together. Be blessed. Cindy

Tricia said...

What elegant and versatile china! I like the way you've styled it for this tablescape -- the purple and yellow really look great together!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful combination of colors. The iris are just gorgeous...I am waiting for mine to blossom, soon as I saw buds on a few this morning.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a pretty table. You did really well pairing the lemons and the iris'. They are one of my favorite flowers. Nicely done!! :-)


Johanna said...

Hi LJ,
I love your Iris and lemons theme. And you made a fabulous tabelscape with it. I think, iris have somehow a similar scent like lemons. I know that it is very difficult to take a photo from a tablecloth like that. I am sure, in nature you can't see the white so much. That turns out differently on the photo. The chargers and plates are very beautiful, yes, the Mikasa plates are gorgeously.
Greetings, Johanna

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Your table is just wonderful. The flowers and your china are exquisite!!!!

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

Yellow and purple -- love it! And the lemons make it so fresh. Great color palette. The intense colors are nice among all the pastels that are out right now! Great tablescape.