Pretty in Purple | Life and Linda

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Pretty in Purple

I used a flowering cabbage for the centerpiece.  My husband bought me the beautiful lavender glass bowl years ago for Mother's Day.  The artist happens to live close by.  He is an international artist for blown glass. Here's his link: Nicholson Blown Glass
 It is quite fascinating to watch. He has branched out to make light fixtures, sinks, statues and ornaments.

I know Jacqueline from Purple Chocolat Home would love this color.
I found these gorgeous purple plates at Home Goods, along with
the purple glass compotes.
Even the glasses are lavender.  I used silver chargers.

The charger looks gold me, it's silver.

I am using pillow cases for chair covers.  I figured out the King size fits our Breakfast room chairs.
They are inexpensive and come in all different colors and designs.  You can bling them up, add a sash or ribbon. 

It's finally raining a little in California.  We desperately need the rain.
Enjoy your week.

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  1. Beautiful! We could use a little pop of color right now...everything is white! Crazy weather. Glad you guys are finally getting some much needed rain.

  2. Using pillow cases for chair covers is such a creative idea! It looks very pretty. Your plates are lovely, too. You guys definitely need the rain - glad you got some. XOXO

  3. Oh your glass blown bowl is lovely. I love blown glass. Your table looks great, and I love the colors you have chosen.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. This is such a pretty Winter tablescape. I love the colors. Purple and silver go together so prettily. I like the idea of using the king size pillow cases for the chair backs. The bowl is stunning, I just adore handcrafted items like this.

  5. Love your glass blown bowl and all the pretty purple décor. Purple is such a soothing color that compliments a lot of colors. Your arrangement and usage is awesome!

  6. Oh- Those dishes are is the blown glass bowl. I love it when hubbys "get it". Your purple place settings are perfect...say that fast 10 times!;>) xo Diana

  7. Love the pretty plates! I almost did a purple Tablescape myself! That glass bowl you have is beautiful and I like how you made it a centerpiece with the floral arrangement. That's a neat idea about using the pillowcase covers for chair dressing. The silver chargers and pretty tablecloth are perfect with the purple hues.

  8. Hooray! Finally raining there! I know you guys have been dry as toast for a long, long time.

    I love the purple, and what a great idea to use the pillow case!

  9. The gold charger is perfect with the purple Linda and the cabbage is so pretty in the glass bowl. Your table is so pretty and you have a wonderful eye for design and color! xxL

  10. Just beautiful, Linda! You make me want to run right out to HG to find those gorgeous plates. I've been collecting some small purple touches, like dessert plates & some stemware, but the ones you found are awesome!
    Nice tip about using a fancy pillowcase to switch out the look of your chairs. I need to see if that will work on my rounded top dining room chairs.

    Hope you're feeling well,

  11. So pretty Linda! I never would have thought to use pillowcases, great idea! We got a little snow and it is cold here!

  12. Wow Linda, I love your pretty in purple table. Those dishes are so gorgeous and the centerpiece that your sweet hubby bought you is wonderful. What a clever idea to use pillow cases as chair covers!! xo

  13. Hi Linda! Oh what a beautiful setting! I love the purple decor you chose! All of those things are so pretty! Glad ya'll are getting some rain! We got snow! It's so pretty here! Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

  14. Shades of purple on a table is just so beautiful. The dishes are so pretty. Love your using pillow cases as chair covers, who would have thought!
    Hope your week is wonderful, Linda.

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is beautiful loving your purple dishes! You did a great job putting this all together as always. Hoping you and yours are both doing well see you are also getting some rain this is great news.
    God Bless.

  16. The art glass bowl is so pretty and it's nice that you know the artist who made it. Love the idea of using king size pillow cases for chair covers. It all makes for a very romantic table.
    Yay! Glad that you're getting rain in CA.

  17. Linda, where I live in Utah, if CA gets rain, we get rain. So glad you have rain, because we are having some moisture too. I love those plates -- so unusual. I love the lavender compotes too. I have some in yellow. What a clever idea with the pillowcases. Joni

  18. This looks so lovely, Linda! In the middle of winter what a fantastic way to brighten up your house with such a beautiful, vibrant colour! Loved chatting with you last night, Wonder Woman. I'm so thankful for your friendship. Hugs and much love. xo

  19. GOOD MORNING LINDA! It has taken me days to get over here! With getting up early just to beat the snow and long commute to work, I have not been able to visit. Love the happy purple over your chairs, and that blown glass! FABULOUS! I am glad to hear there is rain in your forecast. It saddens me when you guys are in drought conditions; I certainly remember that, growing up in L.A.!

    Happy weekend my beauty! Anita

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  21. I believe Jacqueline has the same tablecloth you're showing here... ;)
    I love Purple... I came for inspiration as I'll have mother-in-law for Sunday Lunch as a late birthday party (her birthday fell on Monday and working....) but she doesn't like Purple very much, but I bet IF I could create this setting she wouldn't even know the color that hit her ahahahahah
    Wonderful Job, Sweetie. Have a wonderful, warm and safe weekend,

  22. I never would have thought to use a flowering cabbage as a centerpiece, but it's very pretty and doesn't look out of place at all. I love those plates!

  23. Linda dear-how beautiful. I love your idea of using pillow cases to adorn your chairs. Genuis!

  24. What a gorgeous table Linda! Your art glass is so fabulous and the arrangement with the flowering cabbage arrangement makes it totally awesome. I absolutely love your idea to use pillow covers to change the look of your chairs! But then I always love ALL your ideas!

    Happy Valentines Day Linda! blessings, Edie Marie

  25. Stopping by, today, to wish you a "Happy Cancer Survivor Day!" Hugs,

  26. Linda, you are one creative this!

  27. Linda,
    Yes, it's finally raining in California! I had to comment on this post because PURPLE is my favorite color. Your table setting is so lovely. Purple just speaks to me, it is so beautiful. Your plates that you bought at Home Goods are pretty, and I love the cloth napkins. What a great idea to use pillow cases for chair covers - never thought of that before.

    I want to send Valentine's wishes your way, and I hope your day is filled with happiness and love.


  28. Oh, I love it, too.....all of the beautiful shades of lavender and purple! The light is casting a pretty glow on everything! Like looking through lavender colored glasses! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  29. Purple, a color of royalty.
    Thanks for the visit today.

    I still make good use of your bloggy wisdom. Thanks !!


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