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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, November 13, 2011

~~~Fields Of Poppies.

My Inspiration for this tablescape was having
some friends over for Veterans Day dinner.
A special thank you to all of the Veterans today and all of those
that are presently serving in the Military and their families.
                              Bless you all!


                                          

I purchased my poppy salad dishes and soup bowls
some time ago from Ross, for $12.00 for both sets of four.
My centerpiece ~~ I put together two years ago with
silk Poppy flowers. Time to light the candles.
 
I love the red poppies on the plates with the
white back ground . I did use my red chargers to keep
the colors together for this tablescape.

You all know !! I always mix my plates
with other dishes.

The white dinner plates are from Pier One.
I only have four layers of plates this time. I put a red tablecloth under
the Vintage embroidered table topper with the red poppy flowers.
I love candle light with dinner .

Will its time to eat right. First for the soup French onion with a Greek salad.
Then for the dinner Beef stroganoff with rice. Dessert lemon mousse so Yummy.

I hope you all come Back!! Please take a moment to comment.
Thank you so much!
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53 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, your table looks beautiful. I love those dishes!!
Hope you've had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely table. I think the poppies are so pretty on those plates!

Dzoli said...

I have a friend that collects everything wit poppies and as I like to go through antique and second hand shops I always look out for those.Can imagine how she is gonna sigh when she sees this;))

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Hi Diane I love the poppy dishes they are so pretty!! Beautiful post for our veterans God Bless them! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Beautiful Diane, I know you say you don't have lots of dishes, but I am not sure I believe you.

Bethe77 said...

What a beautiful setting for Veterans Day! I love the red poppy's. You have such beautiful dishes for each setting. I always look forward to seeing what you have set for us. Never ever disappointed. Love your center piece as well. Though I dont think I there is one I havent loved.
Blessings

Designs By Pinky said...

How nice of you to have friends over for Veterans day! Your table is beautiful, I love the dishes and the runner. Your stck of dishes is so pretty. XO, Pinky

Ginger said...

Dianne you must stop. I can't take it anymore! You're just too creative with these tablescapes. I love red, and the poppy dishes are perfect. The menu sounds awesome. Oh! to be your friend and live nearby...

Til next time...God bless you real good.
Ginger

mississippi artist said...

Poppy dishes and a poppy centerpiece-wow-perfect for remembering our veterans. Love it!

Gina said...

The poppy dishes are so very pretty! I love the vintage table topper too. Wonderful tablescape, Diane!

Pattie said...

Diane, you always out do yourself And I love poppy's

Lizabeth said...

Hi Diane!
Boy I love those dishes! Very pretty design- great find! That vintage tablecloth is really pretty! I like your poppies added to the arrangement too! Very nice table for Veterans Day! Liz

SavannahGranny said...

Diane, this is beautiful. I love the red poppies against the white dishes and red chargers. The red tablecloth with the beautiful poppy topper just sets things off. Great table and great to honor our veterans. Hugs, ginger

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely tablescape! Very pretty dishes too! You can't beat ROSS for special deals!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Diane, I am a huge fan of red so this one sits near the top for me!! ? - How many place settings do you buy for when you purchase your dishes and WHERE do you STORE them all? Hugs. Tammy... Gorgeous.

Traci said...

What a pretty table! I love all the red. The menu sounds delish too!

Barbara F. said...

What a lovely table, as always. I remember these dishes - they are so pretty and could be used for a variety of holidays. xo

Grace InAZ said...

Another gorgeously delicious setting! Always a treat! Hugs, GraceinAZ

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the poppy china! It's so pretty and is perfect for Veterans Day. Your centerpiece poppies match perfectly. Beautiful!

Doctor FTSE said...

Easily the best table settings I have ever seen. Just beautiful.

Sherry said...

Beautiful table arrangement and play with colors. You did a wonderful job mixing your tableware. I'm a new follower. Please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

Judy said...

What a gorgeous table. I love the poppies. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Bunny Jean said...

Just lovely. The poppy plates and the centerpiece are wonderful.I noticed the pomegranats too. My husbands friend gave us a big bag of those. I beet get working on that wreath.....

Thanks for coming to the party again!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous! I love it all, from the china to the tabletopper, jus lovely! I'm in love with the poppy plates, so pretty with the pomegranates too! Great centerpiece. Hugs sweetie! FABBY

Pamela said...

Love the Poppies Diane! So pretty! Thanx for stopping by earlier! The Nutcracker Market is fun! I enjoy attending every year but no booth for me! Not enough time in the day to prepare for something so large with two little boys. Maybe one day when they are grown and gone. Have a great night!

Aimee said...

Thanks so much for the sweet note ~ Of, course, I'd LOVE to come over for a visit!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your plates (anything from Pier One is greatness) and the Pomegranates are my FAVORITE!!! I'm your newest follower FOR SURE!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is picture perfect--looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine or something!

Diann said...

Hi Diane! Oh, this tablescape is just lovely! I am stopping by to let you know that you won my "Carmex Healing gift set" giveaway! Congrats! I just need you to send me an email with you name and mailing adress. I will send it off to the sponsor! Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The mix and match dish combinations you have used are gorgeous! The candles, the flowers, all of it so well coordinated! Did you find when you began to get interested in tablescaping, that the more you did it the more idea's that popped into your head?
I am hoping...hoping :) that it happens to me.
Right now I just stand and stare at the table...

Perhaps it's like trying to dress with a very limited amount of clothing and accessories. I think I am short on accessories and also basics..of tablescaping. Not sure where on earth to start. :)

I am hoping by popping in here I will learn from you. From what I see, I think I will LEARN a lot. Some of the blogging women have so much to work with. That is why I am hitting those garage sales and thrift stores.
I have not been to a Ross in years and the last time they sold only clothes and handbags and shoes. Dishes?? wow!
Loved this post. Gorgeous!!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! I can't barely strive to scrool down... I drool and heart stop beating everytime I see your treasures.

I so love your theme. My fave combo all year round. Soooo elegant and loving it, honestly.

Happy TTT.

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
/chie

P.S.
Join the Swedish giveaway till Sunday.

carolinajewel said...

What a fabulous idea for a Veterans Day table Diane!! And not only a great idea, but a great table also - LOVE the pomegranates! Love it all!

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely!!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW! I adore your dishes and your centerpiece is beautiful too Diane. You did a fantastic job.

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape, Diane! I love the colors, very delightful and happy!..Christine

SavannahGranny said...

congrats sweet lady upon winning the lotions. I am so glad you won, Hugs, Ginger

Natasha in Oz said...

Your poppy dinner service is so beautiful and perfect for Veteran's Day. You always create such gorgeous tablescapes. I wish I had your collection of china!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Joy Burkhart said...

What a beautifully set table! Love the dinnerware - haven't seen poppies before. Everything is just perfect!
Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop.
xoxo
Joy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely ladies.
So happy my Tablescapes are back and running. I was down for almost two days But Linda has me back on now.
Thank you Linda so sweet of you.
XXOO Diane

Sherry said...

Diane,
I love your table. The poppy dishes are beautiful! This works so well for Christmas or a summer table. Lovely! Thanks for the button and for joining me! I am following you. I joined tons of blogs but my rose didn't have my name on it. I have fixed that this last month and when I follow people you can now tell it's me. Have a great week!
Sherry

Alycia Nichols said...

I really, really like the poppy dishes, Diane! I am partial to poppies even though I don't use them much. I need to change that! Like daisies, they are a very friendly flower. Very nice table setting again this week! Hope you are ready for Thanksgiving!!!

Linda said...

As always Diane, I have come to your rescue. Enjoy your blog. Your tablescape is quite lovely with the red poppies. Love red! Hugs, Linda

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

I love everything about your poppy tablescape; it is so lovely. The centerpiece looks like it was designed especially for the dishes.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

Elaine said...

Two firsts--the first time I have seen a table set for Veteran's Day and the first time I have ever seen those dishes! The red poppies make such a wonderful theme! "In Flanders fields the poppies blow..." Lovely table!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Sarah said...

Diane, it's a beautiful table and special tribute to all the Veterans.

lulumusing said...

Delightful. I'm crazy about poppies, so there's no way you could go wrong.

Marlis said...

Lovely table indeed. Your runner caught my eye, immediately. It's so pretty. Lovely tribute.. Happy Thanksgivings.xo marlis

Scribbler said...

Pretty poppy plates! I have a pitcher -- all I have ever been able to find. Lucky you!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your poppy plates keep wanting me to come back and see your lovely tablescape dear Dianne. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend. FABBY

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Diane your poppy tablescape is just beautiful. I too love BNOTP and will be looking forward to seeing your tablescapes there.I am a brand new blogger and its been fun finding all you wonderful gals who love what I love. I hope to be joining you all soon. Susan says you are all the very best of people. I believe that.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

What a beautiful table setting. Red poppies with red and white. Pat

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Sooo pretty :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Katherines Corner said...

Two! you have outdone yourself!!!! So beautiful my bloggy friend. Oh how I would love to sit at the table with you and chat about our day. Sending hugs and happy Thanksgiving wishes your way!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the poppy dishes! And the runner is wonderful.

Lovely tribute.

- The Tablescaper