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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

~~American as Apple Pie~~

I hope, however you celebrate Memorial Day, you all have a safe
and great time
with your families and friends.
This is a day we recognise the ultiment sacrafise men and women made defending this great nation
as well as all of us!

We did go see the Flag raised at Houston National Cemetery. The Scouts
took part in the raising of 300 U.S. flags alone the cemetery roads.
I wish you all a Safe Day !!

Today was a laid back day with family for lunch! Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad
and last but not least, apple pie with vanilla ice cream! Yummy!!!
My top china is vintage~ Seltmann Theresia china red dessert set.
This is for my Apple Pie.
My ceterpiece was flowers from Randalls ~~
I hope you all come Back !!! Please take a moment to comment.
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Barbara F. said...

Lovely table as always Diane! I love the flowers and all the flags for napkins and centerpiece. You have a nice collection of dishes. xo,


What a beautiful tribute to MD with such a patriotic table! I can't get anything around here to make a table like this, next trip to USA, I'm definetely getting red, white and blue plates, stars and stripes! Your table is gorgeous and I'm a little jelous! Your centerpiece with the flags is great! Terrific napkins too and all the beautiful plates...oh, well. Have a great MD weekend.
Hugs sweetie.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful table! Love the china!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

It looks beautiful, as usual! The menu sounds perfect! Potato salad is my favorite!!! XO, Pinky

Savannah Granny said...

This so beautiful, I always love the red, white and blue colors our flag. I think your desert set is awesome. Thanks for sharing this tibute to Memorial Day. Hugs. Ginger

Unknown said...

So, so, so beautiful! I am looking for flag plates, but everything is RED and I need a more vintage look with the burgundy red. You have inspired me to try a table like yours for July 4th! Amazing!! Thanks for sharing : )

Stitchfork said...

I salute you on a patriotic table well done!
xo Cathy

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beachcomber said...

your tablescapes are amazing! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
cheryl x

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very colorful and Patriotic Diane. I love the layering and the flags are a great touch!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful table. I love the flags in the vase with the flowers!!

Leslie said...

Diane, your tablescapes are wonderful!!! I wish I was better at that. I love this one in particular...so festive for summer!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments! I hope you come back again soon and enjoy my recipes!

Leslie :)

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table. Love the cobalt goblets and vintage plates.

Be sure to join in the fun of "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2".

- The Tablescaper

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful table setting! I don't know how you come up with all these beautiful settings!


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Red Couch Recipes said...

Just love the red,white, and blue and can you ever get too many flags? The red and white dessert plates are just beautiful. Joni

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a lovely table! I really like the red and white dessert plates! So pretty!

Marianne said...

What a great table, I just love all of the layers of plates that your using. And that apple pie, yummy, my favorite!
Marianne :)

Marlis said...

I only have one piece of the Seltmann Theresia! a Platter. I really hope to find more. It's a lovely set, your dishes are beautiful. Your table is fabulous. many blessings, marlis

Lizabeth said...

Beautiful tribute table Diane...I love the how you did the flags around the flowers...All your plates look great together. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Hugs...Liz

Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful table for a special day. Thank you for sharing y our lovely design. Cherry Kay

Lynn said...

Love your red, white and blue table! Great vase for the centerpiece and your chargers are very pretty:@)

Kathleen said...

Very festive patriotic table! Well done!

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Good Morning,

Just getting back to you from PS, tired of fighting with Blogger so...... But I hear if you leave the check mark off "Stay Signed In", it actually allows you to answer people back. Go figure.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for PS. Have a wonderful weekend and just love your sets, they are beautiful.

Hope to see you around PS again:-)

Love, Light, & Happiness, CindyLew

Katherines Corner said...

Love the Patriotic table setting my friend.Hugs and happy Friday

Blondee said...

I love this table! This is my favorite one by FAR!!
I'm trying your tip to leave a comment, fingers crossed that it works!!!

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Denise said...

Hi Diane,

What a pretty, patriotic table! I love your silver birds and your festive flatware. I hope you had a very special Memorial Day weekend.


Denise at Forest Manor