Anyone who lives in a northern climate like I do (Wisconsin) can’t wait for winter to be over. Spring never arrives too soon. It’s almost mid-April and the temperature is 38 degrees.
I like to hurry spring along with colorful table settings. Purple dinnerware probably isn’t a color found in too many china cabinets, including mine. But it is so fresh and pretty I couldn’t resist adding to my collection. It is perfect for Sunday brunch.
This hand painted set was a bargain at Goodwill SEW. Layering and adding height are two techniques that can be utilized to improve any design solution. Since I didn’t need the little bowl for my brunch, I chose to use it to lift the salad plate. Something so simple can change the whole look.
I think rules are made to be broken, but it’s important to know the rules in order to break them successfully. As long as you know the proper place for the forks, spoons and knives at a place setting, you can do whatever you want. I kept the napkin to the left, and placed the fork and knife on the plate. I couldn’t believe I found purple flatware!
Silk violets as napkin rings have an old-fashion look and remind us we will see them soon in the garden. I love to mix and match glasses. A crystal cordial and frosted juice glass are perfect complements.
Silk flowers in coordinating colors, along with candles tie the whole table together.