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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 1, 2011

~~My Love Of The Beach !

My Inspiration for this Tablescape was my love of the Beach !!
I have only four layers of dinnerware this time...
I wanted to keep my tablescape casual for the beach..
I did my Centerpiece with three different types of coral !!
I did add some shells and starfish for the Beachy look..
My white bowl's will be holding ~~
 Broiled oysters with herbed bread crumbs on top !!
So Good...
I purchased my red dishe from Pier One..
One year ago !
This blue salad plate with the Boat ! Is so Beachy.. 
You know. I love to mix my Dinnerware ~~~
Looking down !!
My wood placemats are from Ebay.
Ladies. I hope you are having fun at my Beach Party...
I know you need to know what's for dinner..
I hope you all like Crab Cakes with Remoulade sauce,
Cole slaw and Fried green tomatoes... Yummy..
It time for some Candlelight and pink Margaritas ice cold.

I hope my Beach party is keeping you all cool...
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 all come with me..
http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
http://www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
http://www.lynnteacupstitches.blogspot.com/

51 comments:

Marydon said...

In this flip me over I'm done on that side weather ... yes, you did cool me off! Just gorgeous, Diane. Your coral is wonderful, perfect touches.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Barbara F. said...

An ice cold margarita and crab cakes with remoulade sauce oh yum........now I am hungry, but somehow the tablescape has refreshed me. Beautiful as always, Diane. I love the seashells in the napkin. xo

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a sweet table setting. I love the navy plates with the sailboat and the plaid napkins. Everything co-ordinates so well. Crab cakes sound yummy to me! Have a wonderful week. Pamela

Miss Kitty said...

SO MANY perfect elements on your table for that beach-y feel! The coral in the center is my favorite element. Also, love the shell tucked into the napkin ring. Thanks for sharing such a lovley table.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, with all of this heat we're having, your beautiful table looks so soothingly cool! :) Love your centerpiece with the coral and those napkins rings are so cute!
Stay cool.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

Sooo pretty! I love the beach too, and have so much fun incorporating it into my home!

Lizabeth said...

This is a fun tablescape! So much to stare at and see! The food sounds great and so do the drinks! The sail boat plates are so cute and I love the sea shell on the napking ring! Time for a splash!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! Makes me think of beachy fun! The plates are so cute!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love the beach too, Diane!!!! Your table is fantastic, the coral pieces are gorgeous! Love the S and P tooo!!!!! XO, Pinky

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great beach tabler and yeah, it looks cool in every sence! I love all your details, you have a good eye and your good, pretty Dianne, I love your plate layers, very beautiful tablescape. Lots of hugs, FABBY

scrambledhenfruit said...

I had crabcakes and cole slaw for dinner tonight, but my table was nowhere near as beautiful as yours! Gorgeous place settings, and I love your coral centerpiece. :)

Zondra Art said...

Amazing decoration, I lake it!

Diana said...

Just beautiful Diane. I absolutely loved the fish salt and pepper shakers!! Love Di ♥

Odie Langley said...

Lovely & the menu is great as well. Makes me want to head for the beach.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi ladies and gentlemen.
Tea Cup Stitches is having a Beautiful Give-A-Way ~~~ Her Button is on my sidebar..
I hope you are having a Great Day.
XXOO
Diane

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

I adore your little fish!!! You always make me soooo hungry when I visit and this time was NO DIFFERENT!! I should wait till after I eat to show up!
Your sail boat plates...I want them! Can you just ship them to the Smokies (yes you can come too!) ~Giggle~

~Wendy

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

I being a NewEngland'er, love this nautical theme you have here!! Something about crisp blues and whites together that draw my eye to the display. Gorgeous. Hugs. Tammy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi Tammy.
Thank you so much for your two Beautiful GIFTS !! From your Give-A-Way.I know ever stitch you put in to your work is with a lot of love. Thank you,
Thank you. Ladies I hope you can go see her lovely blog the link is Tammy @ The Stitching Coop. Just look up at her comment. I hope you all have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

What a yummy tablescape with all of the fresh, fun, beach elements. Well-done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your tablescape, everything is so pretty and your coral centerpiece is absolutely stunning. Such a lovely and inviting table. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I not only love the tablescape...I love the menu! The plates with the sailboats are wonderful. Coral makes such a pretty statement.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hi Sweet Diane! I too love the beach and would give anything for this wonderful dinner while sitting at your lovely table! I love all your colors and that menu sounds so good! I've only had fried green tomatoes once in my life (I was about 16 years old) cooked up by a women from the South and they were one of the best things I've ever eaten yet have never had them since.
I guess I should learn to cook them since living in the Pacific Northwest our 'matoes typically won't ripen in the rain!!!
Hugs,
Terry

Emily said...

Perfect tablescape for this hot summer. The colors are cool and bring to mind the beach, sea and cool breezes. The centerpiece is perfect for your table. Love, Love it..........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lorraine said...

I love crabcakes... I'll be right over !
Greetings from NY,
Lorraine

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Beautiful eye candy....
Your tablescapes are always so beautiful and creative, your collection of dishes is amazing..
I always enjoy seeing your table all dressed up.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

xinex said...

There is something so relaxing about this tablescape. Love the beachy theme, Diane. Love your ocean accessories...Christine

Jacqueline said...

Yes, yes I will be over! I always love beach tables. Such a pretty navy blue sailboat plate. Everything is just so lovely. I have to do a beach one before summer is over!

Marlis said...

Love your beach table.. I love how you combine dishes with so much panache.. Your accessories are the crowning jewels on this table.. xo marlis

Monica said...

Looks great as always! Your centerpiece is awesome.

Johanna said...

Hello Diann,
thank you for your visit and for following. Sure, I will follow you, too. You did a fabulous job with your Beacht themed tablesetting. The menu sounds really tempting. Love your new placemats from ebay and the mixed china ist just perfect with the napkins.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tootsie said...

girlie girl...this is fantastic!!! I am out of breath from running right over here as soon as I got your comment....I am so glad I did!!
I love it! I just don't know how you do it!
those of us who are inept in this craft...should challenge you to see if you can do anything!!! I am pretty sure you could...wow..
Do you belong to a dishes club or some sort of thing where you get new ones in a magazine to look at all the time....how long have you been collecting dishes etc? I am just in awe of how many of the tablescaper ladies have so many....and how beautiful at table can be done!

here's a challenge...for you...make one for ME. (oh boy...I might regret this hey? Just not one with lollipops and straight jackets...lol but one that would say Tootsie) Can you do that? lol

Alycia Nichols said...

Great, Diane!!! The coral is a beautiful touch to a very beachy but warm table!

Debbie said...

I tried to comment last night, but something wonky happened when I did. Trying again.

I had been away from the tablescaping world for a while, and I really missed it. Your beachy table is just lovely. My favorite part is all the use of coral. Gorgeous.

Barbara said...

That coral is so pretty on this table! I love the boat plates so much. So nice to think about the beach when it is sooooo hot!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

I enjoyed your beach table so much just today my little girl and I went to the beach and had a wonderful time, and your table is so perfect to sit and have good time.

Wonderfully set.

Are you on the facebook I put photos of our beach day today. You can find me with my name.

Thank you for sharing.

Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Entertaining Women said...

All of your chosen elements work so well together for your beautiful beach table. The coral is gorgeous, and I love your color choices. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I enjoyed sailing around your pretty table. Love the sea elements and the menu sounds most delicious!

once in a blue moon said...

always love getting lost at sea~

Mary said...

Love your use of coral for your centerpiece on your beachy table! Your menu sounds delicious!

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of the touches of coral. It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

What fun! I love the fish salt and peppers and all the lovely coral and shells ... very beachy! Have a great week!

Babs said...

Your nautical tablescape with the coral centerpiece is beautiful and crab cakes with remoulade sauce sounds perfectly delicious. And if it couldn't get any better, you have fried green tomatoes and cole slaw. Yum.
Thanks for a lovely beach party,
Babs

Sarah said...

Wonderful beachy table, Diane. The coral makes a lovely centerpiece. The menu sounds delicious. Love crab cakes! ~ sarah

Katherines Corner said...

Oh sweet Diane, I do wish we were sitting by the beach. Another lovely table setting. Big Hugs
P.S. good luck in the giveaway

tammylovesdishes said...

Love your beachy tablescape! The coral is a lovely centerpiece and I love those sailboat plates. The dinner menu sounds yummy, too. I've always got room for a crabcake.

Ginny said...

So much to love here, the shell in the napkin ring, the sailboat painting on the plate, the cute round fish salt and pepper, and the pedestal tumblers. A feast for the eyes before a bite is even eaten!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Diane, this is gorgeous. I love mixed dinnerware too, especially for a beach theme--the more relaxed, the better. LOVE crab cakes so don't mind if I do, and a margarita would be divine in this weather.

Thank you for your sweet comment over at my place. Glad you stopped by and joined in with the regular readers. I am joining in with the bunch here and taking your doorbell/button with me to add to my doorbell collection as well as adding you to my sidebar blogroll to not miss a thing. I look forward to visiting.

Much love, my dear.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi ladies.
Lynn.
Is having a great give-a-way on her blog !!! Just go to her Button on the right of my blog and hit on it. The name of her blog is.
Lynn Tea Cup Stitches.
I hope you are all having a great day.
XXOO Diane

Pattie T. said...

What a great table setting. I love the colors, LOVE the beach theme, and am crazy about those fish salt and pepper shakers.

AlessandraLace said...

lovely. I love the beach too. hugs

Poppy said...

I was away on vacation last week and I missed this stunning tablesetting!Those sailboat plates are so gorgeous and unique... i love 'em!And the color theme is so perfect for this nautical tablescape... I love the napkins and how you tucked the shell in the napkin holder make it look so beachy. Loved your coral collection.. they add so much visual texture and the fish salt and pepper shakers are so cute. Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment. Always a pleasure to have you. Hugs~Poppy

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