Tuesday, October 15, 2013
White and Purple
It is time, again, for a challenge from Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen! She has asked us to set another white table with just one additional color. For this challenge, I chose white and purple.
The inspiration for the color came from my Fostoria "Fascination" water goblets in the lilac color, These glasses were made from 1958 through 1974 and, also, came in clear and ruby. The other crystal piece is a footed iced tea glass made by Galway in the "Longford" pattern.
Fortunately, I had recently purchased Laurie Gates purple flatware from Horchow on sale.
For the plate stack, I used white chargers from Maryland China, Lenox "Opal Innocence Carved" dinner plates and large "Coventry" salad plates by J. C. Penney from Replacements.
White on white embroidered napkins were set on the plates with pearl napkin rings -
with a sprig of purple and lavender tucked inside.
Faux pearls were added to the centerpiece, as well. This glass, bronze and marble compote was recently purchased at an estate sale. I fell in love with it. Afterwards, I saw another like it on eBay and thought that I would enjoy having a pair of them. However, the one on eBay was twice as much, as I paid for this one. I decided that one was enough for now!
Lavender ceramic birds hopped around among the acrylic scatters on the table.
For dessert, I made a recipe that I found on Kitty's Kozy Kitchen, which you can find HERE. Kitty calls it a Heath Bar Cake Roll and she wrote that the frosting is the best frosting ever. She was right - it is so delicious and it actually has flour in it! I have been baking, since I was in the 4th grade and I have never seen a frosting recipe with flour in it. That was one of the reasons that I wanted to try out the recipe. Wow - it was certainly worth the trouble. It is delicious!! I cut my cake in half, so that I could freeze part of it, but it is beautiful left in the original shape. I hope Kathleen will forgive the brown Heath Bar pieces on the top - the rest of the cake is all white!
I wish that I could have shot this post on a day, when it was not raining - oh, well! I still enjoyed the challenge of another white table. Kathleen's challenges are always so much fun - cannot wait, until the next one!!
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays