I love designing tablescapes. I started back in September 2010 and I now design tablescapes to share on my blog as well as on "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursdays.

My passion for designing tablescapes has sent me out on a search to buy more dishes that I can share every week.

I also enjoy making my own napkins to go with my different dishes and I love to mix and match some of my beautiful dishes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

French Garden Court Yard~

My inspiration for this Tablescape was my purchased of my yellow dinner plates on Ebay.
The pattern is Poppytral by Lotus~
I made my Napkins rings for the French Court Yard~~ full of sun flowers like this.
My tablecloth is Vintage all crocheted 72" round.~
Let's have a look at the Plate's
I use this white plate a lot with the soup bowl on other Tablescapes.
From Pier One,
I fell in love with this plate !! From Home Goods today !! The pattern is called Cream Sunflower
by Maxcera ~~ This is the salad plate..
Now this is the Inspiration for this tablescape ~~
We love to have family and friends over for dinner!!!
I hope you all come back!!! Please take a moment to comment
and thank you so much! I am linking up with these blogs for there linky parties.



Carol said...

Beautiful!!! ;)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Diane,

Love the sunflower plate and the ruffled charger under it! Its a beautiful table setting. Some day I want to see a photo of where you keep all these beautiful dishes!

Diane Mars said...

Hi Diane Diane here my first visit to your Blog and a wonderful place indeed, I am off to check out the past Posts, and add you to my list of Blogs I follow~ oxox, Diane

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Diane, yea - your post showed up on my dashboard!! What a pretty tablescape - the way the green ribbon falls over the top of the setting makes it looks like you bundled up the top few dishes - very cute! Don't you just love buying dishes?? ciao, bella!

Shelia said...

HI Diane! Oh, this is so beautiful! I was wondering why your posts weren't showing up on my blog but now they do - I fixed it! and I'm your newest follower. This tablescape is so pretty! You have the prettiest dishes and I'm just drooling over that gorgeous tablecloth.
I'm having a Favorite Cupboard Party and would love to have you come!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful Diane! I like the white duck(?)dish with it's little ones along the side. Cute. Have a lovely day! Pamela

Anonymous said...

Hey friend, so happy to see your comment on my "Heart of the Home",you are a sweetheart.

Diane, your tablescape is sooo cheery, I love sunflowers, there my favorite.And these dishes are perfect setting for spring in a french garden courtyard,love this!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Pretty as usual Diane. You have set a lovely table. You are addicted, I can see. I adore the tablecoth and your cute napkin rings.XOXO Linda

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous table Diane!! I love the tureen!

Katherines Corner said...

Diane, gorgeous as always you are sooo talented. The plates are lovely but I really love the pitcher holding your flowers too, and the duck with the ducklings butter dish is adorable. Big Smooch!

Marlis said...

I love all the plates on this table!!! Did you find the flatware at HomeGoods? I saw some this past weekend in Dallas in Green and red and now kick myself for not picking up the green (they only had a setting for 4) and/or the red. It certainly adds a lot of pop on your table. Your napkin rings are great. Thanks for droppin in! This week, I'm hosting a Mikasa giveaway.

Lizabeth said...

Ooh, I love the napkin rings! Cute! The plates are all great-love the ruffled charger!...haha..my vase would go with all this perfectly! Too bad I didn't buy two of them! I'll keep my eyes out for another one!

The Tablescaper said...

So bright and springy!!!

- The Tablescaper

Barbara F. said...

Sunflowers always make me happy! Those yellow plates are beautiful.. you find the best stuff on Ebay, I am always getting outbid :-) xo,

Visits With Mary said...

Beautiful table Diane.....))smiles))

Savannah Granny said...

Diane, I love your yellow plates. What a beautiful inspiration for the sunny tablescape. I love your combination of colors and accessories and I really love your new flatware..
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. You are one special lady.
I am just now trying to get a TT post.
Hope you can visit. Hugs, Ginger

Jacqueline said...

Such great sunny and happy plates! I adore the fluted edges on the yellow ones. I can see why you use the white florals all of the time, they are wonderful.

I have to say, Mother goose with her babies is just adorable too. We have quail that have babies every spring and they are always running around in my garden and across the street. She reminds me of them!

podso said...

Such a nice tablescape. I love the colors--the black and the yellow and the gerber daisy theme --you do the nicest napkin rings! Very fun!

Marigene said...

Beautiful crocheted tablecloth...lovely spring table, Diane.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Diane, all your plates are so pretty, especially the dinner size with the ruffled edges! And that tablecovering is so special! Linda

My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Karie said...

Oh, Diane, you are definately "the" tablescape Queen. . Really, your table settings are gorgeous and this is no exception. Love it! Everything about it. The dishes are beautiful. Love the sunflowers, and the cheerful yellow. And that crocheted tablecloth is gorgeous. Well done my friend. And thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my simple tablescape. I appreciate you sweetness. Hugs, Karie

jo said...

Oh Diane such a pretty table. I can how the yellow plates inspired it. You are so lucky to have such a great Ebay in the states. A,lot of sellers won't post to NZ, even at my cost. We do have our own auction site called "trademe", but for obvious reasons it doesn't have any where near the same amount of great deals. I am very envious of you.

Beautiful Tablescape, thanks for sharing it with us all.


Anonymous said...

I feel so honored your comments are delightful...thanks for coming back and commenting on my milk crate...did you notice the chocolate milk reference? lol...keep creating beautiful tablescapes..I only have threes sets of dishes..paper, china and everyday white...I've done two of the three...lol...I enjoy lookin' at yours and Between Naps..blog..Mel's Cabin

A Perfect Setting said...

Your yellow plates are so versatile, I'm sure you will get a lot of us out of them. They look great with the black, and your flatware is so adorable!! Your sunflower plates are so pretty! I've been very busy lately--wish I had more time for blogging. Thanks for visiting with me, and I will be back to see you soon!! All in all, your table is very beautiful!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey pretty TEXAS lady! I am SOO GLAD you popped by my blog so I could come here! OK! My JAW is on my COMPUTER! Ive been looking at all your tablescapes...WOW! Im almost speechless {and for ME to be speechless is NOT NORMAL} B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I am going to SO enjoy coming here! GORGEOUS!
Have a Blessed weekend!

BTW...WHAT in the WORLD do you do with ALL these dishes???? How in da HECK do you keep them all and store them...WOW! Oh YEA! Im your newest follower...I would LOVE to have you follow me:) {wait, maybe you are..}


Stitchfork said...

Just ducky!
xo Cathy

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Diane!
What a gorgeous table you set! And with a table like this who needs food :-)
Everything mixes together so pretty and the little porcelain rose piece is a treasure to find if you look at all the perfectly placed details!!
Thanks for sharing your tablescaping talent!

Babs said...

Diane, Like your sunflower theme and the beautiful plates. There is an almost sunflower pattern on your beautiful crocheted tablecloth. Pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, Diane! Those yellow dishes are making me swoon. This is such a happy tablescape. :-)



Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

It's a table so elegant and bathed in light!!!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿✿◕ ‿ ◕✿✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Phyllis said...

Now I am a new Follower of yours, too......LOVE your blog and so happy to meet you! We share Texas as our home state. Your table today is so pretty, and your new yellow plates are fantastic. I love how you have chosen the sunflower salad plates and the white flower plate to join with them. You are a very talented lady!!!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table. I love the yellow plates.

Donene said...

Your table scape is beautiful. Thanks for visiting but that is not my grand daughter but my grand son! He is cute enough to be a girl!

Designs on 47th Street said...

You have the prettiest dishes and such a way of knowing how to bring it all together for fabulous tables. Love the black and yellow combination!


Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely ladies.
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on this Tablescape ~~~ Im putting my new on Today I hope you enjoy it.~~~

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Diane How on earth did I miss this!!! The cream sunflower plates are so sweet I don't have a Home Goods here anywhere my lip is poked out I have to get these plates for me I love them!!!!

linda said...

yellow is just the best ever color its my fav the sunflower dishs are dareling hoew did i miss this lovely tablscape:)


Such talent my darling girl! Dianne, I just love this tablescape, the plates are gorgeous and the way you've displayed them it's awesome! Yellow is so for spring and on those great sunflower dishes. Boy!...and I almost missed this gorgeous setting pretty girl! I'm at TTT.
Luv ya!