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, July 11, 2011

Romantic Dinner For Two ~~

My Inspiration for this tablescape was just a Romantic Evening
with my Husband!!!
I purchased my Vintage Blue Onion china on Ebay, some moths ago~~~
I'm using my new Vintage Tablecloth from Ebay also~~
I love the blues and whites in the patttern !
My ceterpiece is white Hydrangeas and yellow roses ~~~
This is looking down at my China, with my flatware from
Home Goods.
I made my napkins some time ago~~~
 I did add a yellow flower rings from Pier One !
My dinner plates are sitting on a dark
Blue glass charger....
I hope you are having a Great Evening with the one you Love!!!
Lets light the candles and have a glass of wine.
Oh for dinner we are having ~~~ Cranberry-Glazed Chicken.
This is how you put the Glazed together~
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 [8-oz.] can jellied cranberry sauce
Heat in a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
Add onion; cook and stir until crisp-tender; stir in ketchup,brown
sugar and cranberry sauce, cook over low heat until cranberry
sauce is melted !!! I hope you Enjoy~~
I hope you all come Back!!!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!
I am linking up with these blogs for there linky parties.
The big give-a-way~~


Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a beautiful table, Diane!I love the contrasting tablecloth and topper! The topper is perfect!What a lovely setting!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Diane, another charming setting. Love the blue onion and I have to try that glaze, I love cranberries. The table topper is beautiful. Wish I could use blue more in my house. xo,

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL, Diane! We did the same thing last night, a romantic dinner on our deck. I ahve 2 posts about it, the table and then thr recipes for our dinner! I have the same flatware!!!!! Did you get it at Home Goods??? I love it and used it for the 4th! Have a wonderful week!!!!! XO, Pinky

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful table you have set in your lovely backyard. Very romantic. Your cranberry glaze sounds very good.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I love the blue and white place settings and with the yellow flowers its just the perfect table..
How do you do it, every table is as beautiful as can be.
Your cranberry glaze over chicken sounds delish!
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! What a beautiful table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a beautiful table. I have a set of Blue Onion and it is always so pretty on a table. Love that tablecloth also. The chicken dish sounds so good...I love cranberries!

xinex said...

This is just adorable, Diane! I love your table topper too....Christine

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

You have set another amazingly beautiful tablescape and I love it! that blue and white tablecloth with ruffled edges is so very very gorgeous and I love the layered look with a different colored tablecloth under it. And your blue and white china is looking so pretty and goes so beautifully with this table setting... even those little birds looking so adorable. Hope you had a delightful time with your husband sharing this romantic dinner. Beautiful and inspiring tablescape. Enjoyed my visit here today!~Poppy


Bethe77 said...

What a lovely romantic dinner for two. And what a yummy dinner you perpared with such a lovely evening talbe out doors set perfectly. You must have a lovely collection of dishes.

Sandy Garrett said...

Hi Diane -

I love your ruffled tablecloth and what a wonderful setting for a romantic dinner! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.


Rita's Recipes said...

Hi Diane,
I love your romantic garden tablescape. I love to eat outside whenever the weather permits. I've copied the cranberry chicken. I haven't made mine in years and yours sounds delicious. I'll be making it tomorrow. Thanks!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely romantic setting for you and your hubby!! LOVE the blue and white dishes and table cloth!! I have the same white birds!!
So very serene and romantic!! Thanks so much for your visit!!


Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

You have a beautiful yard and table. Tells us about the glasses.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Just plain lovely! Very romantic, dining outdoors! Love the dinnerware too!

Lizabeth said...

So lovely Diane! You are a romantic person! Great colors for summer! The chicken sounds really great, have to give that recipe a whirl! Great job Diane! Hugs...Liz

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Just Beautiful Diane! I love the blue and white with the touch of yellow. Les is a lucky man this is a perfect setting for a quiet dinner for 2 enjoy!!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Diane, your tablescape is so lovely! I love the flatware--the tablecloth and napkins are beautiful! Yes, a romantic setting indeed!

Anonymous said...

How lovely...a romantic evening for two. Your lawn is beautiful and the tablescape is perfect. The menu sounds so good I had to copy it to make for my sweet hubby. Thanks for sharing. Again, you've out-done yourself with another winner.
Till next time...
God bless you.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Oooh...you certainly did create a beautiful, romantic dinner for two! I sooo enjoyed looking through all of your fabulous photos! Your vintage tablecloth is the first thing that caught my eye! Love, love, LOVE that pretty blue and white toile-like pattern and how the ruffle is out of the blue and white checked! It's lovely and sooo very perfect with your Blue Onion place setting! Love that pretty dish pattern! I think I need some! Hehe! Your hydrangeas and roses are gorgeous! I bet you and your honey had a very sweet dinner for two! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us! Ohhh yes...and your yard is gorgeous! What a beautiful view for dining!

Warmest summery wishes,

Tricia said...

What a beautiful yard you have! It's the perfect setting for the romantic dinner you've planned! That ruffled tablecloth really sets the mood, and I love all the blue and white with touches of yellow!

Mary said...

What a lovely romantic setting & table! I love your blue & white~ it looks so crisp & cool and is beautiful with your hydrangeas & roses!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

HI lovely lady.
We have a Big Give-A-Way ~~~ With Robyn Story Designs !!! This link is with my other linky parties. Good luck.!!!!
XXOO Diane

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

OMG! Stunning table! Romantic and elegant! Love all those blue and white and hues of yellow! The tablecloth is cool. Thanks for sharing:)
Yes, am down with fever...so the delay.
Thanks for your comment on my blog:)
Have a great week!

Beth said...

Diane, You have a real talent for tablescaping! The Blue Onion is beautiful. I have a similar looking pattern called Blue Bonnet. Love your tablecloth and your flatware too.
Blessings, Beth

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful setting. Your patter is so pretty and everything goes together so well. Love that we both used the same napkin rings this week -- your table is much more elegant than mine though.

Marianne said...

Hi Diane,
You've created a very beautiful and romantic tablescape. I just love your ruffled tablecloth and the Vintage Blue Onion dinnerware. I hope you enjoyed your romantic dinner for tow!
Marianne :)

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

I love this beautiful tablescape. It is very romantic looking. Lovely tablecloth too.

Marlis said...

So very romantic.. Your napkins ar wonderful and I love love love the dishes. You have a wonderful knack with flowers, so charming. I hope it was exactly as you planned. many blessings, marlis

Condessa said...

A composição de suas mesas são divinas!
Seu blog é maravilhoso!
Agradecida por sua visita e comentário.
Your tablescapes are divine!
Your BLOG is wonderful!
Thank you for your visit and comment.


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

Diane, once again KUDOS~~of course it's amazing and that's why I keep coming back to peek and get ideas ;)
I fell in love with the topper, I adore anything with ruffles!!!!


Lana Kim White Austin said...

This is perfection! I'm your newest follower!!!
I am in love with the tablecloth and the napkins you made are gorgeous!!!
I love your yellow accents in the flowers and napkin rings, too--such a vivid and wonderful accent!!!


Carolyn said...

You have set such a pretty table-love the toile! Dinner sounds good too!!!


Anonymous said...

HI DIANE! You are the winner of my plum sachet giveaway!! Please send me your mailing information and I will send her out to you.

LOVE this table scape! Gorgeous vase of flowers just highlights everything. Beautiful. Hugs. Tammy

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Thank you so much for the Beautiful Vintage Sachet !! You know my love of Vintage sweet lady. I will be looking for her in the mail Tammy. I hope you have a Great Week.

Ladies you all need to go see her lovely blog she is a sweet heart !!! xxoo Diane

Jewel Sauls said...

Thank you so much for the sweet visit! I love your table - blue and yellow is a classic and you have added such special touches! Looks like you and your husband had a lovely romantic meal!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! and I adore those little love birds.

Hope you can visit LazyonLoblolly for cookbook giveaway.

Dianne said...

This is a charming table. I love all the blue, but I love, love, love your tablecloth. Glad to know I'm not the only one that shops on Ebay! Thanks for you kind comments and becoming a follower. I am not following you too! From one Dianne to another.

Kathy said...

This is truly beautiful! Just love the pattern of the plants, napkins, tablecloth and napkin ring! The flowers are a perfect contrast! I love that we were both inspired to intimate dining, but in very different styles!
Thank you for visiting! So glad to see you again,

Sarah said...

Pretty table, Diane. I like the table cloth with the ruffled gingham accent. Blue and white with a touch of yellow is the perfect color combinations.
All the best for a wonderful weekend. ~ sarah


I love your table topper with the gingham and I love romantic, and this most certainly is! Really beautiful Dianne, I love the nap. rings, napkins and the pretty color of the flowers, the entire thing is just so lovely! Lots of hugs, FABBY

The French Hutch said...

Oh my Diane, what an absolutely beautiful tablescape. The blue and white tablecloth is lovely with the ruffle, and the blue onion is one of my favorites patterns. I love the dark blue stems and chargers. This makes a very romantic setting for you and your Mr. dining under the Texas stars. I'm sure your dinner was delicious, thanks for sharing the cranberry glaze. I want to try it.
Hope your weekend is lovely.

The French Hutch

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely ladies. I also link up with~~~ A Holiiday Haven ~~ for 2010 Christmas party.
I hope you all come over.She is on my sidebar..
XXOO Diane

Lynn said...

Love your outdoor table! The tablecloth is so pretty, great ruffle:@)

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Diane, this is gorgeous! Your hubby must have been in heaven dining here! I love your Blue Onion. What a wonderful pattern! The floral arrangement is so beautiful! Did you make your tablecloth? I love it, too! This is just stunning...so lovely and what a wonderful place to dine! Your yard looks like a bit of paradise! Your large pics are looking fantastic!

Unknown said...

You have a big following girl and I really like the way you dress up a table. The colors today are my favorite blue. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and I looked around yours and you don't have the convenient follow at the top of the opening screen so I haven't found a way to follow you. Maybe you can help

Unknown said...

Never mind, when I logged on to make my comment the follow word appeared so I am following now.

Lily said...

Hi Diane

Thank you for visiting & joining Christmas Believe & thank you for your lovely comment. I'm also your newest follower & can see that am going to be getting lots of great inspiration from your blog :)

Great "meeting" you. If you do get the chance, please stop by at http://whisperingchristmasdreams.blogspot.com/ It's my friend's blog.


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The Tablescaper said...

Blue onion is such a great classic pattern! Lovely table. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

How refreshing and romantic!! It is beautiful. I am a new follower.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Just a little FYI...I've presented you with the Sunshine Award as a thank you for inspiring me as a new blogger!

Katherines Corner said...

Of course it's beautiful. You know I love everything you do. The blue and white combo is one of my favorites. But truly the best part of this tablescape is that it was set for the two of you, pure romance. Hugs!

Maria said...

I'd say you hit the nail on the head with your theme! Your surroundings alone are very, very romantic. I love blue and white, especially with a little toile thrown in. Lovely.