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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.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Black And White Tablescape.

My inspiration for this Tablescape~~ was my new Black & White
salt and pepper set that I purchased from Ross for $2.49.
I have six layers of dinnerware this time.
Maybe I went overboard this time. What do you think?
The ceterpiece is a combination
of white Roses with white Mums, 
and white Hydrangeas.
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I purchased my napkins at Stein Mart two days ago~~.
The colors go good with the dishes and placemats.
This is looking down at the place setting.
I did use my white flower plate! You all know me by now!
I purchased the black and white salad plates from Pier 1 Imports.
The little brown bowl will hold Soy Sauce.
Look to the right.
Lets light the candles and have a glass of wine.
I know you need to know whats for dinner!
Well this was easy! Take out from my favorate Japanese Restaurant.
# 1 ~ Hot & Sour soup.
# 2 Fried spring rolls.
# 3 Mango Chicken in garlic sauce.
# 4 Dessert Lemon Ice.
I hope you all come back!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!
I am linking up with these Bolgs for there linky parties.

60 comments:

Velva said...

Black and white is such an elegant color combination. This is really nice.

Velva

Monica said...

There is no such thing as going overboard. It looks great!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

I love the drama of this setting but I especially love the kitteh's!! Nicely done. Hugs. Tammy

Gina said...

This is a wonderful tablescape...black & white is a classic.

And no, I don't think you went overboard. If you have 6 layers of coordinating dishes, then why not?

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful and elegant. I love the new napkins and dishes. SteinMart is a great store. xo,

Gloria said...

Look so elegant and nice!! gloria

southerninspiration said...

Love black and white!
Suzanne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am impressed you could do that many layers in black and white. Great job! Love the S&P shakers!

Lizabeth said...

Isn't it fun combining all the layers! They all look great together. The napkins are a perfect pick up! Love the little cloche dessert stands!

Zondra Art said...

Very elegant table decoration dear Diane, nice work and beautiful photos!

Have a nice day, kisses:)

Donnie said...

That is a stunning table and your menu fits right in with the dramatic presentation.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

This tablescape is one of my all-time favs! I love the patterns of the napkins and salad plates, and the added texture of the bamboo placemats and wine decanter. Your salt and pepper oriental kitty cats are the perfect touch!
~ Wendi ~ xo

Ivy and Elephants said...

Beautiful and elegant setting; I'd love to go to one of your dinner parties! Hugs, Patti

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful table. Love the black and white color scheme. The kittys are so neat. Detail is great. Love ya girl, Ginger

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

Overboard? No Way!! Looks perfect Diane, of course as always!!
You take such wonderful pics and I adore the menu as always, now I have to go look for lunch!!

~~Wendy

Wendy said...

Wow it's gorgeous!! I love the flower plates. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The black and white looks wonderful so chic.

Loved your napkins.

Bravo to my lady.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

This looks so great -- love it!

Dining Delight said...

Black and white is so classic and versatile. If I had that many beautiful dishes in B&W, I'd do six layers too! I like the Asian feel you've created by using those woven placemats. Perfect for the food you ordered in!

DD

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Gorgeous tablescape, Diane! Love the black and white..and the touch of green...perfect! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS...Thanks so much for taking my button! And..I grew up in the Smokies! They are beautiful!

Designs By Pinky said...

I think the 6 layers look fabulous! BEAUTIFUL table, love all the dishes, the napkins, everything! XO, Pinky PS, dinner sounds GOOOOOOD!!!!!!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I love black and white tablescapes! I think six layers is just perfect in this 'scape. I really like your white flower plates and those gorgeous napkins. It's fun to see where others get their inspiration.

Your menu sounds yummy, too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I love the combination of black, white, and green! It just looks so fresh and sophisticated. You did a wonderful job!

Farah Muzaffar said...

It looks so elegant Diane, the combination is gorgeous and love your beautiful napkins... Its a smart and dignified tablescape
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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What an elegant combination of black-white and green! The food sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh all of your black and white is just unreal. Love the mix of dishes and patterns. So pretty and so elegant. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

laura@luxinteriordesigns.com said...

So classy and elegant. Beautiful tablescapes. I'm happy I found your blog - there's so much to enjoy!

Laura

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Just so beautifully done Diane. You are getting so professional like on your table scapes. You should see if your local department stores will let you set up their tables, you could do it. Congrats on the feature over at Marty's!

A Hint of Home said...

It looks beautiful! I love black and white combos. They are always classy!
Great job!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is gorgeous! Love the black and white!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, what a fun tablescape! I particularly love those pretty napkins! Just a great look.

In addition to admiring your handiwork, I want to thank you for your sweet words of condolence on my blog. I appreciate them more than you know. It's been a rough go this summer, but hopefully, things will begin to settle down soon. I'm trying to blog a little because I miss all of you so much, and I didn't want one more day to pass without thanking you for your kindness.

Hope all is well in your world!

Sending warm hugs your way...

XO,

Sheila

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

So elegant Diane I love the dishes and the center piece is stunning great job as always!!! You did great with the layers!!!!!

Elaine said...

I am so attracted to black and white! What a beautiful table! Your friends are very lucky!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a dramatic and chic table. I just love black and white! You did it right!
I am a new follower!
Yvonne

Marigene said...

Look at all the drama this beautiful table is oozing...really cool salad plates, Diane.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sugar... just dropping back by on my Tablescape rounds. Still loving your napkins.

I thought I would put up a tablescape tonight, and I'm exhausted from visting! I guess I'm out of blogging practice. LOL!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila

XO,

Sheila

Entertaining Women said...

The new S&P add just the right touch of whimsy to a sophisticated black and white tablescape. Love the napkins; I'll try to make a run to SteinMart tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

Cindy said...

Such a pretty combination, the black and white is stunning. Your menu sounds yummy too!
Blessings,
Cindy

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a stunning table! I love the black & white! Your dishes are so pretty..I love the flower plate and bowl. I am beginning to love white! Your kitty cats are very elegant. You just put together a perfect table!
Blessings My Friend,

Tanya@takesix said...

I love black and white...those S & P shakers are so cute! I would love to have those white daisy plates!! So pretty! Happy Fall!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your layers -- the black and white is so elegant. Love those napkins!

Honey at 2805 said...

You know I love your table in black and white! It's fabulous!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate your participation!

Modern Country Lady said...

Very smart and sophisticated.. when can I come round and what are we having for dinner ??
:-))
I say any excuse to buy more dinner-ware is a good one.You just need more cupboards hahaha!! I have that problem sometimes :-))

Jacqueline said...

This is just gorgeous and so elegant! I love black and white anytime. What a fun oriental themed table with a twist.

I have forgotten about Stein Mart. I need to head there (it is about 40 minutes away, but I can't forget about that!) I love your take out meal. We do that too sometimes! Fabulous, wish I had some of that Mango Chicken!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my giveaway. I would love it if you posted me on your sidebar. You can throw in an extra comment telling me you did that and I will count it!!!!

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely my friend. The cats are a perfect touch too. Chinese is my favorite take away food. I love egg drop soup and cashew chicken. Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness!!! First, I LOVE everything. The napkins are just fabulous!! I LOVE the layering of the plates because there are just enough different textures that is looks just perfect and so coordinated. LOVE the placemats too. I think I just love it all and am inspired to try something like it! Thanks for stopping by!! I just saw that you would like to live here in the Smokies...let me know if you are ever in this area:-)

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for linking up to the Thursday favorite things blog hop. Big Hugs!

Richard Cottrell said...

Black and White always classic and yours is for sure. I did a Black and White Christmas section in my shop last year and it went pretty well. Thanks for being a follower of, My Old Historic House, and I am your newest as well. Richard

Blondee said...

I love the pop from the napkins!! Just beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by 'my place'. :) Believe it or not the girly LOVES cowboy boots and has two pair, unfortunately, with the problems with her foot, they hurt her to wear them and that is one of the reasons she wanted her surgery...so she can wear her 'clicky boots' again! ;)

Have a great weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. Isn't it neat how one little purchase, like your salt and pepper shakers, can spur on such an imaginative table. I saw those plates at Pier One. They've got great texture.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

I think black and white is so elegant. Lovely!

Ellen said...

very very nice looking table, I love the B&W and just adore that flower plate. Takeout has never looked so good. Thank you for inviting me in.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sarah said...

Beautiful! A black and white theme are winners every time in my mind.

Poppy said...

What a dramatic tablescape you have set up Diane! I love the Asian touches with the pretty white soup bowls and flower plate and the little soya sauce bowls... so adorable! The black bamboo place mats set the perfect backdrop for this elegant tablescape! I love those pretty mats! Your rattan wrapped carafe carries the theme so beautifully in this Asian inspired tablescape. Dinner sounds sooo tempting..thanks for sharing with us. Happy Sunday to you~Poppy

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xinex said...

Just beautiful, Diane. I love black and white and the layering is fabulous...Christine

Ginger said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the black and white setting. The touch of green liquid drink really pops the setting. And the meal...SO yummy! Another tablescape success story!

Til next time...God bless you.
Ginger

Marianne said...

The black and white is just so elegant and the laying is amazing. The more layers the more dramatic. Love the napkins and your little white flower plates. Just fabulous!
Marianne :)

simon said...

Perfect Lady Diane ... very elegant !!!

trumatter said...

You are so talented Diane. Im loving your table scapes. The black and white is my favorite by far.

Have a great weekend :)

Cynthia A. Patterson said...

I absolutely love your blog. Very beautiful. You have an awesome gift my dear. Thanks so much.

Cyndy Patterson