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 29, 2011

~~~Vintage And Shabby~~~

This Tablescape is for my good friend Melanie !!!
She has been In the ICU for over a week now, she is
stable and showing Improvement,but she need's
a lot of Pray's ! from you all !!! She has a wonderful Husband
and two Beautiful girl's. Her family needs her to get well
and come Home to them all.!! Lets all pray for Melanie !
August 31
Good news today Melanie is in her own room!
But please keep praying for her.. Thanks so much.
September 4
Great new Melanie is home with her family now!!
 Her family would like to
Thank you for all your Pray's. I hope the pray's
keep coming for her.
Love you all !!!

I'm new at doing a vintage and Shabby Chic together!!
I layered a pink tablecloth under my vintage crochetd one. I also
put pink and white ruffles a round my black placemat's for Shabby look.
Did I get the look Melanie?? I hope so..

Lets light the candles and have a Mint Julep.!! My friend purchased this Bourbon from
a shop at the Kentucky Derby, some years ago for me. great for Julep's. The Mint
has been muddle with the simple syrup..

I have five layers of China on this placemat.!!
Now ladies,!!
 You know the flower plate is just a part of Me..
This is my new salad plate from Pier 1 Inport ~~
Black and White .I think it go's good with the black placemat's.

This is my vintage china Haviland and the pattern is called
Apple Blosson.
The stemware is a light green color,
 from the Family Dollar store for $1.00 each.
This was a great fine!!
I know you need to know what's for dinner ~~
I hope you all like!
Sea food Gumbo, baked Salmon and Artichkes with
garle butter sauce. A big green salad.
The dessert will be Bread Pudding with Rum sauce.
Sooooooooooo good.

My ceterpiece is a mix !!
 A combination of Pink roes, white Hydrangeas
and pink Magnolia ~~
My two layers napkins,
one is vintage for the crisp look on top~~
I hope you all come Back!!! Please take a monent to comment.
Thank you so much!
Next week will be one year on my Blog with 52 Tablescapes.
I am linking up with  these Blogs for there linky parties.
I hope you follow me.


Barbara F. said...

This is another wonderful tablescape, and another delicious menu. I hope your friend Melanie is improving each day. Sending a prayer for her full recovery. That Kentucky bourbon is special. Thanks for your good wishes for me during Hurricane Irene, thanks to prayers I did very well, no power outage. I am very grateful. (hugs) xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I think you have it right..its another beautiful table-scape.
I do hope and pray your friend Melanie gets better very soon.
I have never had Mint Julep before..it sure does look good.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Unknown said...

I think you did a fantastic job! I love the china pattern. It's lovely!

Prayers for Melanie!


Gloria Baker said...

Love china vintage and this tablescape look georgeous!! gloria

Unknown said...

I certainly didn't see anything shabby about your setting today. She should really love it and hope it makes her feel better.

Elegant Economies said...

Prayers going up for your friend, Melanie, hope all is well with her real soon. Your tablescapes are gorgeous! Thank you for your kind remarks on my blog, still totally in the dark about how to do some of it , but learning as I go. I am now your newest follower!

Blessings from Audrey at eleganteconomies@blogspot.com

linda said...

oh Diane i love this so pretty right down to the last detail .Cant wait till Melanie can come over and see

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I think your tablescape is absolutely stunning. I love the mix of china and the layers of linens. Perfect. I will remember your friend Melanie in prayer for a fast recovery. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful table and a perfect mix! You sure know how to do it right! Thanks for sharing all this beauty. I love those soup bowls!!! XO, Pinky

Miss Char said...

Love this table, its just beautiful. I hope your friend Melanie is out of ICU soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

My thoughts and prayers for Melanie.. for her speedy recovery so that she can come home to her wonderful family and friends. Loving your vintage tablescape... I like the round lace over the placemat... such a nice touch and very creatively done! Love how you layered the pretty cream Haviland china with the black plates with hints of shabby pink.... love the effect! So pretty soup bowls... Thanks for sharing this vintage tablescape with us and for your loving thoughts. Praying for your friend. Hugs~Poppy


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Really beautiful! I hope Melanie recovers quickly and can get out of the ICU very soon.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very nice tablescape! Love the details! Wishing your friend a quick recovery!

Debbiedoos said...

Diane this was just the sweetest thing a gal could do. Just wait until Melanie sees this, she is going to love it. I love it! You did a beautiful job.

xinex said...

You menu sounds wonderful, Diane, and your tablescape looks very beautiful. You did a good job with the vintage and shabby look. I love your soup bowls! I hope your friend gets better. I just offered a prayer for her....Christine

Lizabeth said...

This is lovely Diane! I'm sure Melanie will love it when she gets well enough to start viewing things on the computer! She's getting better day by day and I think all our prayers are working! You did great on this and your Haviland plates are lovely!

Savannah Granny said...

Diane, so beautiful. Love the lacy look around the plate. I bet you made that. You are so talented. Everything looks just ready for Melanie.
You have my prayers for Melanie and her family. Love to you, Ginger

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Dianea it is simply so adorable of you, you display a tablescape of Melanie's choice ... thats so nice of you really...
Love the china and specially I love the table mats ... they are so pretty and delicate... do you made them? its really somthing inspiring...
Prayers for Melanie are still going on ... I am sure soon she will be with us... Ameen

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

What a gorgeous table Diane so soft and make up with a kind friendship , love especially the wonderful appel blosson pattern.
All my prayers for your friend Melanie
Lots of ✿✿✿✿✿ for you both.
Hélène © Roses & Other seasons

simon said...

Yes a beautiful table Diane, prayer for Melanie for sure. Have a great day.

On Crooked Creek said...

This is enchanting, dear friend! I adore the Apple Blossom China plate!!! I will pray for your friend. Hope to return for your 52nd Tablescape next week! Congratulations!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a pretty table -- I hope your friend Melanie will recover soon and you'll be able to set a fine table in her honor in person!

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Diane this is so sweet! Can't wait for Melanie to see this she will love it!! You did an awesome job putting vintage with shabby my favorite!!! Love the China I have my Haviland still packed up from the store makes me want to get it out!! It would make a great shabby setting also in blue and white for Sara. Prayers for Melanie until she is back with us she is a strong women and she will beat this with a full recovery!

Savannah Granny said...

Thanks for visiting sweet lady. I am glad you liked the bedroom. It took long enough.
I hope your friend is doing better. Prayers and blessing for you and your friend. Ginger

Toyin O. said...

Everything looks great, thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Your table is beautiful and will add your friend to my prayer list. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I'm following you now too and will be back to visit often :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tablescape is beautiful and has an interesting mix of china patterns.

Hope you will bring one of your projects of posts to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Slice of Pie said...

Very pretty ... love the layers and really love the soup bowls! I'm anxious to make a pot of soup ... waiting for cooler temperatures! Thanks for sharing.

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Gorgeous table setting. I will keep your friend and her family in my prayers. HHL

Marlis said...

Prayers for Melanie.. speedy recovery and continued improvement. Love your new salad plates and the crochet and other laces you've used.. So pretty. xo marlis

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful table you've set for your friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy said...

Very pretty! I pray your friend recovers completely!
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

This is so lovely. So very sweet of you to think of Melanie. I am sure when she is able, she will appreciate your kindness.

A Hint of Home said...

This is such a pretty tablesetting! I love all the layers and lace.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Diane! I'm so sorry to hear that your friend is not well. I do hope she is up and feeling much better very soon. It is very sweet and kind of you to have prepared this nice table in her honor!!! Have a wonderful weekend...and don't drink too many of those fabulous mint juleps! :-)

Honey at 2805 said...

I have been praying for your friend Melanie and her full recovery. This tablescape in her honor is sweet and thoughtful. You work your magic so well!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you my friend!


Your table is beautiful diene, all your lovely layers of plates and I specially love the flower plate and the soup bowls! I hope your dear friend Melanie is doing better, such a sweet gesture to make this great tablescape in her honor! I'll keep her in my daily prayers. Hugs my friend. FABBY

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I hope your friend continues to improve. I'm thinking of getting those black and white plates too. I saw them last weekend when I was only looking. Great table as always.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

What a beautiful sentiment, dedicating this tablescape to Melanie! I love your color scheme! The black place mats and plates look wonderful mixed in with the pale pink, soft sage and white. I especially love your centerpiece - your floral arrangement is lovely and classic.
Early congrats on your one year blog anniversary!
And, my prayers for Mel and her family will not stop until she's back home and healthy.
Wendi XOXO

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Lovely table and we'll pray for your friend. I love your Haviland dishes!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Such a great mix. Love the white flower plates. So glad you came to the party!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I think you nailed the look for sure; this is a beautiful setting. I really like how you softened the black placemat with the lace. I love those white flower plates you've put under your soup bowls. I am always drawn to two-handled soup bowls and yours are lovely.

I pray your friend, Melanie, will heal quickly and be back with her family and friends soon.

Bill said...

Hi Diane,

I hope your friend, Melanie, is feeling better today. It was sweet of you to set this beautiful table in her honor. I love that you combined vintage Haviland with glasses from Family Dollar! So creative and much more interesting when you combine your tabletop items in unexpected ways!

Warmest regards,

The Tablescaper said...


I hope that Melanie is coming along. Your table is so sweet. Such a lovely table. The Haviland is gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

Katherines Corner said...

Diane, this is lovely. I really like the napkins so elegant and feminine. Hugs!

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi ladies.
Great new!!
Melanie is Home Now !!! I would like to thank you all so Much for all your Pray's.
Im sooooo Happy for Melanie and the family to have her Back.....
xxooo Diane