It’s lilac season. Happy sigh. And while I have been a bit pouty about the continued chilly temperatures, the upside has been an extended season for blossoms. The perfumed air from the lilacs has been exceptional.
A table featuring a combination of green and purple transferware to showcase the lilacs seemed in order.
Gien Mures (blackberry) dinner plates…
…topped with Gien Mures salad plates. I hadn’t noticed before how much darker the purple is on the dinner plate. This is a modern pattern, acquired from a supplier in France several years ago (now discontinued, drat it). I see that claudeberry.com lists the pattern among their discontinued wares, so that might be a good source.
I had an abundance of blossoms – a combination of an all-purpose bouquet from Trader Joe’s, purple and white striped alstroemeria, purple tulips and of course, lilacs.
I used two pitchers and a coffee pot from my collection of Spode Fitzhugh Green to hold the three bouquets. Juliska Colette purple goblets provided a punch of colour to complement the green (the purple is no longer available, but Colette can be had in blue, green and clear from Juliska.com and other suppliers, such as Bloomingdales). The linens are from Pottery Barn, several years ago.
Small fluted purple dishes were pressed into service as open salt containers.
I really wish the lilac season was longer, but we can’t be greedy!
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
What a wonderful collection of flowers! Your table is so pretty and inviting. I’d love to sit and just look at the details all around – from every floral stem to the tiny adorable salt cellars. It’s wonderful!
You’re very kind. Like you mention on your website “We should use the skill and knowledge gained through experience to help others appreciate and enjoy life in a new and beneficial way.” If we can share things we like so others can enjoy them, it’s a good day! Thanks so much for visiting.
The lilacs are just really getting started here. My daughter took a bouquet back with her when she went home after mother’s day. Their perfume is amazing. Your table is very pretty. Very smart to take advantage of a seasonal flower to set your color scheme. and I like how you incorporated the foliage as well as the blooms. I bet the scents in that dining room were to die for.
I remember a line from one of the Anne of Green Gables books, where Anne confesses to loving the smell of lilacs, and also observes that there is something “not quite chaste about it”. Still makes me chuckle.
Your daughter must have had a lovely, fragrant ride home. Lucky girl!
Thanks so much for your kind comments. It’s very nice to hear from you. Have a lovely day,
I love decorating and entertaining and coming up with different tables capes. This is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! So lovely!!!
Thank you, Ruth. I’m sorry Gien discontinued the pattern; it would have been a nice one to add to over time. It’s tough to find nice purple transferware.