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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.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Dinner With Family~~


My Inspiration for my Tablescape was just a evening
with Family.
I did use my white charger plates, with my black dinner plates.
I did add my sweet Butterfly salad dishes~~ I purchased them at Ross.
I purchased my Victorian blue ruffled placemat's from Amazon~~
I have a five layer's place seting on this Tablescape..
My white flower plate is for Apple pie !!!
with coffee Ice cream sooooYummy.
My salad dishe with one big blue Butterfly !!
so sweet.
I purchased my Pony Bottle's from a garage sale..
Wash them good in boiling water!!!
Then put wine in them for my dinner party. One bottle holds one glass ~~

I know you need to know what's for dinner, first is a bowl of
Home made French Onion soup with vidalia onions, and top with shredded cheese and
croutons... We are going to grill Rib Eyes Steaks, backed potato with lot's
of topping sooo good ~~ With a big green salad..

Lets have a glass of wine,
 and light the candles It really sets the Mood.
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.
 I hope you come with me.

60 comments:

Pattie said...

Diane, love the idea for the wine... and the table setting is stunning.. Love ya

Poppy said...

Oh this is such a pretty table setting! I love those cute butterfly plate and the flower plate...adorable! And the colors go so perfectly with each other and using the Pony bottle for wine is such an inspiring idea!Loved the napkin rings with wreath wrapped in ferns and flowers. Very elegant tablescape... loved it!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Barbara F. said...

Another lovely table, and those little bottles that hold a glass of wine, so cute! ((hugs)) xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Very pretty! You should do a post on where you keep all your beautiful dishes..
Always lovely to see your place settings.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Bethe77 said...

I love your table as always. But the idea for those pony bottles for serving winde way to darn cute. Love it!
Dinner sounds yummy as always.
Blessings

Stitchfork said...

Dinner with family -- I'll pretend to be related and pull up a chair to this pretty table!
xo Cathy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful table. Love those butterfly plates! Family dinner calls for a great table setting always! Wonderful.

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the butterfly plates and always admire the blue ruffle placemats when you use them.

Odie Langley said...

Loved every piece of the setting and the menu is so good. Good food, great looking setting and family enjoying it all. How could it be better.
Great Diane.
Odie

Jenny said...

looks great!

Gloria said...

Look absolutely beautiful! gloria

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your tablescape Dianne! The blue placemats really make me sigh...I want them!! Each plate of your fabulous layers is great, I like them all, so beautifully paired, you have such an eye, lovely lady, to do the most fab mixes! Love the linens too. Have a terrific week. Hugs, FABBY

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful! I love the pony bottles and the butterfly plates. Those blue place mats are lovely too.

Monica said...

Love the idea of the bottles. I need to find those place mats. Beautiful!!

Dana Bishop said...

You did a gorgeous job with your table setting. I especially love the napkin rings with the flowers!
How special that your own family inspires you.

Kindly, Dana
www.northwesttexas.blogspot.com

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Beautiful tables as always Diane! I love your creative wine holders! Also those butterfly plates are so pretty! xo Meggan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm sorry it's been way too long since I've stoppe by. I'm glad you let me know to come view this beautiful table. I've been bad about getting back around to people. I'm trying my best to rectify that.. life around here is sometimes unstable..
I adore your sunflower shaped dessert plates.. anything in white grabs my heart. I have never seen a pony bottle.. that is just too cute for words.. your meal sounds delicious.. wish I could join you.. hugs ~lynne~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous and so inviting. I love your mix of dishes and the ferns are such a pretty touch. Everything is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

jessica said...

Ahhh!!! Thank you so much for stopping by, and your sweet comment on my post! I am excited that you did, because I really enjoy doing my tablescapes, and I love yours! Everything looks so beautiful! I love how you take the time to set the dinner so fancy for your family! Also, I am following you now, so I'll be sure to stop by often!!!

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Beautiful Diane I just love the Blue Butterfly plates and the white flower plates are darling!You did a fab job again!!

Mindie Hilton said...

So pretty, I would just love to go through your cabinetts and hutch and see all the pretty dishes you have.

Traci said...

Everything is so pretty. I always love looking at your tables. The food sounds yummy too! Thanks for visiting me!

Velva said...

Very pretty table scape. The cowboy bottle for a single serving of wine, a creative touch. Loving your table scapes.

Cheers.
Velva

Fixing My Thoughts said...

What a great blog! You are very creative! I'll be back to explore some more. Bess

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane!

All your dishes in this tablescape are so pretty but I really love the butterfly patterned dish...very unique!

Hugs,
Pat

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a great post! Love the elegance here. You are so very creative. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Lizabeth said...

So pretty Diane! Those bottles are neat and a neat idea for serving! The blue glasses and the blue placemats tie in so nicely with your sweet butterfly plates! Love all the layers...great job!

Entertaining Women said...

The colors have a lovely softness to them. I think that this is a table where it would have been easy to linger far into the evening. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Diane: Your table is beautiful. You put out so many plates for your guests. I love to do that too. My family thinks I am a little over the top, but it is so much fun. I think part of the pleasure is doing something to make my family members feel special when they come over. Thanks you for sharing your amazing table. Blessings, Martha

JudyBug said...

Adore your two top plates! My mother adored butterflies and I find myself looking for them more and more now that she is gone. Just love yours!

Tanya@takesix said...

Diane, your table is beautiful. I love the white plate shaped like a flower. So pretty! Thanks for stopping by Take Six!

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I just love each dish that you put on the table. Onion soup is one of my favorites. I think it is so wonderful to show your family how much they mean to you with this beautiful table!

SavannahGranny said...

I too would like to look through your cabinets. There must be a fortune in there. I love the pretty butterfly dishes with the white flower dessert plate. Butterflys and flowers what better combination. Diane you are one talented lady. Love this table, sweet lady. Kudos!!
Hugs, Ginger

Marigene said...

Beautiful, Diane. The butterfly plates are so pretty...

xinex said...

What a lucky family you have to have a fancy setting like this for a regular dinner. Very pretty, Diane!..Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a pretty table -- I'm sure your family was delighted. Count me in for dessert please!

simon said...

looking good as always Diane ... you are a pro !!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

My friend, your table is simply gorgeous!!! I'd say that your family is very blessed to have you...you always make the family dining experience sooo very beautiful and special! Of course, you know...how I love "layers" on a place setting! Hehe! Love all of your beautiful dishes...especially the butterfly salad plates...sooo pretty! It's all gorgeous, Diane...from the table linens...the centerpiece...right down to the place settings! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us today! By the way...a grilled ribeye, baked potato, and toss salad is my "all time" favorite meal...sounds soooo good!

Well dear friend, I just wanted to come over after reading your sweet note...thank you! You made my heart smile! Take care...

Love ya,
Chari

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I love the napkin rings.

niartist said...

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)

xo,
A

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Sweet Diana,

Your family dinner setting looks great.

Loved it! Those pony bottles are so cute and agreat idea to serve for each person.

Wondefully done.

Have a good weekend.

Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Ginny said...

Your tables are always so lovely. My favorite is the blue butterfly plate and the pretty ruffled placemats. I guess I should make a trip to Ross!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Yummy! The table looks great - I love the bottles - Nell Hill's has some bottles you would like on sale right now. Jennifer

Snap said...

Wonderful, Diane.

I'm trying to catch up from last week. I love Goode
Company ... fish! :D :D

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Diane!!! NEAT bottles for the wine! What a great idea!!!

Cindy said...

You have such darling little plates! I love the Butterfly and the dessert plate with the flower. So very pretty! Your tablescape is beautiful!
The French Onion soup sounds delicious, as well as the steak and baked potato!
Hugs, Cindy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous table setting~ I love your pretty plates!! Your bottles are so charming too- Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your beautiful table at Feathered Nest Friday this week! You asked when the link goes up for the party- it goes up on Thursday afternoons -around 2:00 pm- California time :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Diane, Thank you so much sharing your pretty table at the open House party! The table setting is beautiful and I especially love the white flower plates and the cute butterfly ones.
xo,
Sherry

Snap said...

Diane,

Love those butterflies and the idea for the wine .. too much fun! I'll drop by for dessert! :D :D :D Have a delightful week!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

What a lovely tablescape ... love the soft blue color and you've picked it up in many ways! Thanks for sharing ... you've inspired me!

Sarah said...

Another pretty table! Dinner looks delicious.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Such sweet dishes! It's always a joy to see what you have created. Sorry I haven't been by much lately. Summer has just kept me hoppin'!

Donna

Bunny Jean said...

Those butterfly plates are so pretty, love the blue. How sweet to have a pretty tablescape for "just the family".

Thanks for coming to the Bunny Hop, hope to see you next week.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Jann Olson said...

Hi Diane,
I love your sweet table setting! The butterfly plates are so darling. The blue placemat makes me smile. For some reason it reminds me of a flouncy summer hat. Thanks so much for following me. glad to have found you! Now a new follower.

Bonnie said...

Like your layering. The white flower plate and the butterfly plate are darling.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Diane,

I couldnt finr your email so Im leaving a comment here.

Thank you for visitng and for your lovely words.

You are most welcome to use my tableclothe in your upcoming post, I am in Istanbul but I can post it to you haha wouldnt be great.

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Katherines Corner said...

So very pretty my friend. Love the butterfly. I have a special love for butterflies. It seems they have always been around me when something wonderful has happened. Sending hugs!

Ginger said...

Just one word needed for the tablescape and meal___PERFECT!

Til next time...God bless you.
Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds just lovely. The pony bottles are a great touch!

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I've been so delayed in visiting.

- The Tablescaper

Gina said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, Diane. I am your newest follower. Have a super weekend!