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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, July 5, 2011

Ladies Night Out ~~

My Inspiration for this Tablescape was my new dishes!!!
Also my lady friends are coming over for dinner~~
I purchased my new dishes at Ross for $2.79 each.
I put them on my white charger plates from Pier 1 Inports $4.25 each.
My bamboo placemat set of four are from Ross $1.50.
I did not use a Tablecloth on this dark wood table so the placemats would stand out!
You know, I always mix my plates with other dishes!!!

Lets have a lovely glass of wine!
Oh, we are having Grilled Steak & vegetable salad with Tomato bisque soup!
Ladies, I hope you are having fun at my dinner party...
How do you like my new Salt and Pepper set ~~~
Do you have room for creamy lemon pudding cheesecake? Sooooo good.!!!
I hope you all come Back!!!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!!!
I am linking up with these Blogs for their linky parties.

http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
http://www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
http://www.alacate.blogspot.com/
Beverly's pink Saturday
http://www.howsweetthesound.blogspot.com/
Linda is having a Giveaway
http://www.morefunlesslaundry.blogspot.com/

38 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Diane, I love your new square plates! They are beautiful. Your table looks so pretty. Such great looking placemats. I probably would not have thought of combining that china with those placemats. It looks so unexpectedly elegant. laurie

Designs By Pinky said...

Diane, where did you get those napkins???? I think they are the same print as a tablecloth I ahve!!!! I LOVE your new plates! Beautiful table!!!! XO, Pinky

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks wonderful, I will be right over Diane.

Bethe77 said...

Diane I just love your table setting just beautiful! Enjoyed the center peice that seemd to pull it all together. What a lovley setting.
I love your decanter as well.
All so beautiful!
You ust have a huge kitchen or hutch to hold all of your beautiful settings.
Blessings

La said...

Your table looks beautiful and your new dishes are striking. Have a wonderful week! La

Barbara F. said...

Love your new dishes, Diane. I love the bird s&p set. xo,

Pattie T. said...

Gorgeous! I love those dishes and what a price. Oh, and, yes, I have room for cheesecake! ;-)

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What beautiful plates! The table looks great! And the cheesecake sounds yummy!!

Zondra Art said...

Amazing table decoration, I lake it!

Have a nice day.

Poppy said...

Oh my, you have set such a pretty table for us and the food sounds yummy.. loving those square plates from Ross... what a steal they are! ...the plates go so well with your centerpiece. I'm loving your bamboo place mats, Diane... the china looks amazingly striking against the place mat and your birdie salt and pepper shakers are soooo adorable. I had a wonderful time at your dinner party.. thanks for having us. Have a lovely week!~Poppy

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Denise said...

Diane, your table looks so pretty and summery, and your menu sounds wonderful! What time should I be there? :)

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane this is a lovely table. Those square plates from Ross are so pretty!! Love how you have paired them with the square chargers and the cute soup bowl. Oh and for me there is always room for Cheesecake!
hugs, Linda

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely ladies.
Linda on top of this comment is having a Give-a-way on her blog this is the link. ~
http://ljm-alacate.blogspot.com
I do hope this is right.
XXOO Diane

podso said...

so pretty! Love the layers you have made with your dishes and the menu sounds outstanding!

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful as usual. Love the new dishes from Ross. Everything looks ready and I am just outside the door. Hugs, Ginger

Marlis said...

Your new dishes are so pretty. Love the placemats on the bare table too. Great table.. very welcoming. Many blessings, marlis

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Diane! Very pretty plates...love the flatware.

Miss Char said...

Diane, your table looks so filled with summer. I love your new dishes, thanks so much for sharing.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Diane, I think your friends must have been thrilled to sit down to this pretty table. I love the way you matched the centerpiece flowers to the flower on the plates. Lemon pudding cheesecake sounds delicious! Linda

Entertaining Women said...

An artfully designed tablescape...The colors pop beautifully against the wood of your tabe. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those plates are so pretty.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is -- any lady would be charmed to sit at this lovely table. Love your new dishes. I do believe I'll have some of that cheesecake......

Monica said...

The menu sounds delicious. It all looks great. The napkin matches your new plates perfectly! Have a great weekend.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning table! Those plates are so pretty! Love your style...gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I love the way we always get to know what's to eat! Yummy!!~~~ I love the square plates, but haven't found any here that have grabbed my attention yet!

~~Wendy

xinex said...

Your S & P shaker set is beautiful, Diane, in fact everything on the table is gorgeous...Christine

Snap said...

I'm eating at your house!!!! I love mixing dishes. Love the salt & pepper shakers! Too cute! Have a delightful week!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely ladies.
Linda with [More fun less laundry.] Is having a Giveaway... I hope you will go see her.
XXOO Diane

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

here from seasonal sundays...this is stunning, really lovely!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new dishes are very pretty! Grilled Steak Salad sounds like a great lunch-enjoy:@)

Kathleen said...

It looks great, D! Love those plates! And dinner sounds delicious!

Joan said...

Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane!

I love how your centerpiece matches your plates!

Aledia said...

Hi Diane!!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. I just love this tablescape, those dishes are beautiful and the napkins match just perfectly!! I always have room in the car for a shopping buddy! :) Have a wonderful night.
~Hugs~
PS...I added your button to my blog :)
Aledia

Laurel said...

Hi Diane! I really like the poppy dishes - they're one of my favorite flowers, and these dishes echo their grace well. I'll have to get some ideas from you, since my "tablescape" isn't anything to blog about - EVER - and it would be nice to present a lovely meal to my family when my in-laws visit this weekend.

LeRae said...

Oh My Goodness! Makes me want to run right out to Ross and find those placemats to recreate your table. Soooo Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

Love those plates! Wish I had a Ross near me.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Ginger said...

Room for creamy lemon pudding cheesecake? Are you kidding? I'm in!!! Please share the recipe if you made it yourself.
The red and black is stunning. I love, love, love, poppies. Perfect tablescape for the girls.

Till next time...
God bless you.
Ginger

Tootsie said...

I love it! I am adoring those plates lady...wow!!! ok I am just wondering how long it took you to learn what and how to do what you do to make the magic that happens on these tables!