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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 19, 2011

Patio Dinner Party..

My Inspiration for this Tablescape was having family over for
~~~ A dinner on my patio !! This was my first time this Summer, because of the Hot
Weather....
No tablecloth on this table ~~ I did use my light green placemats, and my ever
day flatware.. The same green color is in the salad plates.
My centerpiece was a mix of Magnolias and Hydgenea flowers.. Can you see my
Green vase is on my blue vintage plate for more height~~ because of the Candles..
I did use my vinage white napkins, and a light green color one !!!
The green glass will be filled with cold shrimp..Yummy
I Purchased my salad plate, and dinner plate from Wal-Mart for $1.50 each!!
This was great buy for my Summer table. I love the butterflys sweet.
I also love the pattern ~~ The color of this dinner plate is a Teal Blue~~~
Lets light the Candles, and have a glass of Wine !!!

I hope you all come Back !!!
Please take a moment to Comment. Thank you so much!!

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40 comments:

Barbara F. said...

This is very pretty and perfect for outdoor dining. I love the way you set up the centerpiece, blue and green go well together. Another hit, Diane! xo,

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so beautiful! I love eating on the deck and enjoy simple meals in the summer. You chose a pretty colour scheme and I love those butterfly plates. Enjoy the hot weather and stay cool too. Blessings, Pamela

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful and cool looking table. I love the blue plates! Great job.

Tricia said...

What a great centerpiece! It's perfect with your green glasses and the other refreshing colors you've included. I know your family enjoyed dining at this table!

Designs By Pinky said...

Would love to join you at this beautiful table! Love the dishes! Great finds! XO, Pinky

Bethe77 said...

Beaitufl table as always! I love coming to see what you do on your tables. Each one set with a perfect desing in mind. Love the center piece and how it is raised with the blue plate lovely!
Blessings

BettyMarie said...

Diane, this is beautiful and looks so refreshing and cool!!!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi gorgeous!

How's everything? I see that you had an enjoyable settings. So cool! I got lots of ideas to bring back to Sweden.

TY for sharing and hope you join the fun in my place.

Happy day.

x0x0

Odie Langley said...

That was an amazing tablescape but I sure hope your temperatures are less than it is in NC which will be triple digits for the rest of this week.

mississippi artist said...

Lovely cool looking summer table. It is too hot here for dining outside!

Blondee said...

You always find the coolest dishes!!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely table as always!! Can't believe the price for the plates...great find! Even though very hot we are dining out on the porch and loving it!
Blessings!!

Monica said...

Looks great as always. I love your centerpiece.

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

Yay!! Blue and green always have a calming cool effect and the butterflies just say "summer"! It's just too humid here to even think about eating outside.....but I wouldn't mind if it was in the lower 80's eating your shrimp!!

~~Wendy

Pattie said...

Diane, would love to be out there dinning.. and sure would like to see the rest of the yard.. It looks amazing. have a great rest of the week and I will call you later on tonight...

Hugs Pattie

A Vintage Green said...

Very pretty indeed - just read several of your blogs and the Blue Onion was my favorite and then I read furthur and the poppies ....

I am following your blog, thank you for following mine.

Poppy said...

I'm loving the pretty dishes and the hints of blue and green colors... such a lovely summer tablescape... perfect for outdoor dining. Great idea of serving shrimps in those glasses! And I loved the green centerpiece with the candles... it makes a wonderful focal point for this lovely table setting. Thanks for sharing with us Diane. Have a great week!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

What a gorgeous table!! I love your use of the magnolias. Also your plates are so pretty! I am so impressed that you got them for such a great deal. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, I am your newest follower! :-)

Ginger said...

I just love the cool refreshing colors you chose for this tablescape. The centerpiece is lovely. I think it's one of my favorites. The plates are so pretty,especially the butterflies. Do you know the butterfly story? It goes like this...when you see a butterfly it's a reminder of someone whose gone on before. They are telling you to be as the butterfly...happy and carefree. Life is too short not to enjoy.
What time shall I arrive for this lovely evening on the patio? I'll wear my best summer hat and come expecting a wonderful evening...teehee.

Til next time...
God bless you with JOY!
Ginger

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Yes Ginger. I do know the story about the Butterfly's ~~~~ My Mother told me this story a long time ago...This is a sweet reminder of someone ~~~
XXOO Diane

outjunking said...

Very inviting. Now that my sons are grown I'm trying to bump up my food presentation. But it will never look as good as yours. Just became a follower.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Diane! Long time no talk to! Looking good! I know what you mean about not wanting to entertain outdoors in this unforgiving heat. It has been just excruciating!!!!!!! I rarely venture out of the house except for trips to the grocery store and the pharmacy. TOO hot!!! I hope your summer is going well just the same. Take care!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

The first thing I love about your tablescapes is that they aren't matchy-matchy. The second thing I love is the colors you use.

And then you have the pretty butterfly plates here. They add a big punch, don't they?

Where do you store all your stuff? Will you ever or have you ever posted about how you organize it so you can find it when you want it?

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful! I love your talent for matching plates in such a perfect way!! Love the colors you've chosen for your outdoors, summer time and your garden looks gorgeous, too. The centerpiece is so pretty, darling Dianne, your tablescapes are so unique and always so special, my freind. Love, FABBY

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those dishes are so summery looking. I love the colors.

Lizabeth said...

Love the colors in this Diane! What a great outdoor tablescape. It's all fresh and summery! Too bad it's been so hot, more than usual :( Love your votive centerpiece!

BeautifulDees said...

Hi back lovely lady...I love your table.I wish I could come sit and have lunch with ya all.I can see my follower's I just cant see their post's but I did find a gadget with all my follower's on it and can go to the site from there so that is what I will do. I am so thankful for your friendship.
Love ya,Debbie

Marigene said...

Very lovely table, Diane! Love the butterfly plates with the aqua.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What pretty colors your setting has. This looks like a delightful outdoor setting. Love those pretty plates --- amazing what we can find at Walmart and Target.

lisa said...

Ooh, how I'd love to see my cookies on your table!
Hugs,
Lisa

Poppy said...

Thanks so much Diane for your sweet words. I always enjoy your visits.Take Care! Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Entertaining Women said...

Such a lovely melange of colors. I particularly was captured by that darling dinner plate. Thank you for sharing your wonderful summer design. Cherry Kay

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much, my dear Dianne, you're so sweet and nice!!! Have a great weekend sweetie. FABBY

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a cheerful an cool Summer table! I love your vintage mosaicwork napkins.

Stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction is going on now!

bj said...

Such a beautiful, outdoor setting. The table is beautiful..and I love your pretty dishes.
I am over from The Tablescaper..and I am signing up to follow you. Hope you will come by when you can. :)
xo bj

Maria said...

Beautiful setting all the way! I love your vintage napkins! I can just see the cold shrimp sitting on those glasses and now I want to go get some!!! Lovely job!

Snap said...

I'm just so jealous of anyone who can eat outdoors! Such a beautiful setting. Everything is lovely! Have a great week!

Tootsie said...

how long does it take to put one of these tables together? It would take me hours/days! wow...I love these plates too!!!
speaking of plate loving...HOW MANY SETS OF DISHES DO YOU HAVE????????
I have several really pretty sets...and I suck at this....I bet you have hundreds!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, so wonderfully summery! I love this table. It's so full of life. Thanks for bringing your wonderful table to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

SavannahGranny said...

Great patio party. Don't know how I missed this one. Love the colors. Love Ya girl, Ginger