Thursday, May 17, 2012

Climbing Clematis

I am using purple again today in my tablescape. This is my fourth table using purple or lilac this Spring but it is such a beautiful color and I have enjoyed bringing the purple indoors. 

I used two tablerunners that I purchased at TJ Maxx in the sale isle for $10 each. I also found the purple platter laying next to the runners and couldn't believe someone hadn't nabbed it before I saw them. It must have been put there just for me! 

I did see Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life feature two runners crossed on a tablescape and thought she had a great idea so I am using Marty's idea. Thanks Marty.

My inspiration for my tablescape came from my clematis growing on my mailbox. I have never cut clematis for my table so this is a first. I wasn't sure how the blooms would do bringing them in the house so I cut them and immediately gently placed them in water. 

The blooms look much darker purple when I added them to this deep purple tablescape. I set the table and had it perfect before I cut the blooms in case they wilted quickly (more clematis images)

 I have used the goblets on several tablescapes but I love how they look. I purchased them at Target early in the Spring but recently saw they were still carrying them.

 I used a stack of blue and white plates to pull out the blue flowers in the runner. The blue plates are from TJ Maxx and the white plates are Pfaltzgraff Gazebo. The plateware is Oneida.

I prepared a coffee/tea center on my bread rack next to the table. I love how the purple looks next to the white teapot and cups.

My husband gets all the credit for this menu. He has been cooking up a storm today.  I have a separate post about this Menu, click here to read it. It includes grilled salmon and halibut that he caught in Alaska.

I used the pink napkins (Kohl's) since the purple plate in the center had  pink flowers. 
Thanks for stopping to see my Climbing Clematis Tablescape - Judy

Linking to:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays 

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
The Delectable Home
You're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday
Stone Gable for On The Menu Monday

Cozy Home Scenes on Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living 
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party
Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
The NY Melrose Family for Whimsey Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday

52 Mantels - Thursdays Are Your Day
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursday

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Natasha In Oz for Say G Day Saturday


  1. Your tablescape is beautiful Judy! I love the clematis inspiration and your glasses are so pretty!

  2. Judy,

    That is one gorgeous and very "happy" tablescape! WOW!

    And it is brilliant of you two to crisscross table runners, I so need to do that.

    Your purple Clematis is stunning!

  3. The deep purple does indeed look stunning against the white of the china.

    Let me know what time -- I'll be there! The fish looks sooooooo goooood!

  4. Oh this is so pretty. I love the two runners, I think it looks amazing and the colors are gorgeous. That platter is the perfect find. I never think to use purple, but this is so beautiful. I love the blue and white too. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  5. Loven your purple! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Hi Judy: What a beautiful tablescape. The clematis is just perfect and I never thought of using as a cut flower. Thanks for teaching us new things. The colors together are beautiful..Happy Thursday..Judy

  7. I see someone else used purple this week, too! It is always a treat to come see you beautiful tables each week, Judy. Your clemmie is gorgeous.

  8. Beautiful tablescape! Of course I'm loving the purple and those runners are gorgeous! I like the little birds peeking through the flowers too!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  9. The colors just pop. Wjat a beautiful setting and dishes. And the fish look so delish!...Christine

  10. Clematis is such a gorgeous bloom...beautiful on your table. I love your color selections...somehow has an elegant oriental flavor. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  11. I love it, love it, love it!!!! The colors in lilac and purple are totally gorgeous, along with your table, from the pretty china, glasses and tabletopper!! Thank you for coming and for your lovely comments and good wishes. Happy weekend.

  12. Beautiful table. I really love the clematis next to your white pieces at the coffee station. How long did the blooms last?

  13. Ah! Gorgeous, gorgeous,gorgeous! I love the pattern on your fabric and dishes. The clematis with this setting is perfect! I love each element you chose for this as well. It's so lively and lovely!

  14. Judy,
    The purple table scape is very pretty.
    Your clematis is wonderful and large blooms.

  15. What a gorgeous table! I love the crossed table runners and the plate stack. You do set a beautiful table!

  16. This is so pretty! Those goblets are wonderful. I never tried cutting clematis before, how did they stand up? Love how they look next to the white.
    So many varieties of clematis, just like dishes, I love them all! :)
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  17. Hi lovely lady.
    I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday with you family. I love the Idea using purple in your Gorgeous Tablescape, your husband did a great job with the menu we also love fish.. The Centepiece using a plate with flowers is so sweet looking on your table with your two runners perfect. I also love the plates with the pink napkins just make the Tablescape pop. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Nautical Tablescape..
    XXOO Diane

  18. your table is absolutely beautiful Judy. I love all the purples an the dishes are gorgeous as are the runners

  19. Wow! What a table! Those colors are eye-popping, and I love the dinnerware with the flower on top and that gorgeous plate. Nicely done.

  20. Such gorgeous richness and color! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Awesome purple tablescape! Great ideas!! Your photo isn't showing up under centerpiece Wednesday for some reason? Maybe re list it and it will show up.


  22. This is beautiful!!!! I really love the way you are using all the bounty of nature on your tablescapes!!! The clematis blooms are huge! I used to grow clematis at our old house, and I just loved it. Yours is obviously very, very healthy and bountiful! Way to go on the pink napkins to bring that color out of the runners!!!!!!!!