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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, December 5, 2011

Christmas In The Park.

My Inspiration for the tablescape was! 
A lunch for my lady friends
before going out Christmas Shopping.

I did my centerpiece using one small Christmas Tree .
How do you like the way I put this together ?

I m using a red tablecloth with my vintage crocheted one on top.
I also put big bows on just for fun.

I purchased the dinnerware at the Good Will for $7.99 
The pattern is Christmas in the park~~ porcelain China 20 piece service for four 
had never been used and was in the Box .

I did use a dark green charger with three layers of China.

 Dinner plate~~ 
I love the pattern with the Christmas tree. 

I'm using the salad plate for a dessert plate.

Let have a glass of wine!. the stemware is from France, 
this was a gift for my Birthday.


I put a nice lunch together. Hot tomato and basil soup, a spring mix salad, with blue cheese
dressing and hot Rueben Sandwiches. For dessert Cheesecake.


This is the shop we always go to !!
The Enchanted Christmas Cottage in Kemah, Texas.

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Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!
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80 comments:

Snap said...

Diane, do you ever visit Old Town Spring? It's been a few years since I've been there ... love it at Christmas and always visit the fudge shop ... the pumpkin fudge is to die for! :D :D I love your pre-shopping luncheon. The dishes are a great GW find. I keep saying I need to visit GW and don't get there! Love you little tree on the table with the birds and the big red bows. Your crocheted table cloth is lovely over the red cloth. Merry, Merry and a Happy Happy!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful table decoration, I love the red colour!
Have a great week!:)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your tablescape dear Dianne, you make the best ones and the china is gorgeous and what a bargain! I also love the store, so lucky! Lovely my friend. Have a super week.
FABBY

Judy Haughton-James said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year! Have a good week and holiday season.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is gorgeous, my friend! What a great buy you made on those wonderful dishes. Your centerpiece is stunning and I adore all the red! Your tables are always fantastic.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful table Diane! Those dishes are very pretty and I love the sweet tree you decorated. Very pretty! Hugs, Pamela

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a stunning luncheon tablescape! Your friends are so lucky! Isn't this the best time of the year to "dress" a table - I love it!

Gina said...

Beautiful festive table, Diane! I love the crocheted tablecover & the bows too. You always do an outstanding job on your tablescapes.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Diane,
What a stunning table! I love your red and touches of plaid! The Christmas china is darling too. Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas season.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gloria said...

Look absolutely beauty:)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Stunning, Diane~!
Love every holiday detail

injoyinmylife said...

Oh my gosh, I've just spent no less than one hour going through your blog. I just happened upon you and what an incredible treat. Truly beautiful. Thanks so much.

Blondee said...

Beautiful! Christmas is my favorite holiday and your post today is just the epitome of the season.

I would love to have your eggnog recipe you talked about the other day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful table. Those are some very pretty dishes and of course a great price (gotta love the thrift). Your centerpiece tree was spot on and the menu sounded yummy also. Hugs, Linda

Jo's This and That said...

Love your colors and the little bird! great job!

Bethe77 said...

Diane I am never ever disappointed when I come. Your tables are always such a luxury to gaze upon. I dream of sitting at one and being served a wonderful meal. Your lunch sounds wonderful. The Christmas store how much fun! What a glorious time of the year. Heavenly as your tables.
Blessings

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Diane. Since you told me this post was coming I kept an eye out for it and it was the first I opened at Stroll Through Life...I love it! Thanks for the heads up so I woudn't miss it. I love the bows you added to the table, and I love the quail tucked in the tree. Lovely. Happy shopping!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

So pretty! Love the red coming through the table cloth. Love your center piece. Pat

Maria Elena said...

Your table is gorgeous! What great inspiration!

SavannahGranny said...

So beautiful. I love your Christmas in the partk. Hugs,

Karen said...

Popping in from Tootsie's Read 'Em All Tuesday. What a gorgeous table you set, and how festive!

Grace InAZ said...

What a festive setting! When we had our ebay store, we found some great bargains at local thrift shops on dinnerware. This set is lovely! Thank you for including us in your party through photos!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

lambs and ivy designs said...

The table setting is beautiful!! The menu sounds tasty too!

Have a wonderful day,
hugs,
Dana

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12 Months Of Christmas said...

Diane.... WOWZA!!!!! Are you for hire???? I would LOVE for my tables to look like yours!!! (I'm afraid I wouldn't let anyone eat at them though LOL!) Such talent!!! So jealous I am!!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'll be visiting often I'm sure! And.... I'm afraid I would be in some SERIOUS trouble if that cute little store where near me... those little sno-men... just melt my heart every time!

Happy Holidays!
Shontell
makechristmascount.blogspot.com

xinex said...

Very beautiful, Diane! I love the tree with the birds and pine cones...Christine

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Diane! I live how you layered the tablecloth and used those big bows to embellish it. Those plates are so pretty and what a deal to fine them at the GW.

Sounds like a great way to start your shopping trip with friends :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Exactly what I love! Pretty, woodsy and so cozy! I love the tiny tree centerpiece! What a great job! I am also a big fan of bows and yours are beautiful! Such a cute idea!

Maggie said...

What a lovely festive table to share with friends, the tree in the centre is super.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello Lady D...

WOw... you are so ready for the yuletide!

As usual, you make me drool of every lil piece you have on your table. I drool to death to your cutlery. I never seen such in Sweden.

Be well, pretty Lady.

Greetings from a slippery & freezing Stockholm,
/chie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I discovered your blog and my favorite tablescape is the one below for Thanksgiving. Very inspiring for me. Beautifully done.

Geneva said...

You always inspire us with your beautiful tablescapes... I really love the centerpiece in this one! You seem to be a professional florist as well... ":o)

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

As always I love it all Diane! My fav is your napkin rings and the centerpiece. I love the dishes and the little tree is so cute!

Jessa Irene said...

Why in the world have I never thought of using a small Christmas tree as a centrepiece. That is an idea! Cute that the plates and such match. You are quite the artist. Thanks for adding this amazing tablescape to the party. Pinning and tweeting.

Domestic Diva said...

Beautiful table, love the small tree as a centerpiece - may borrow that idea! Thanks for the visit/comment!

Bonnie said...

You have the layering look down pat! I'm still learning. Your luncheon idea and then shopping sounds like so much fun. I know your guest enjoyed sitting at your pretty table.

Tess said...

I love this table...it just says Christmas!! What a great find those dishes are and they look great the red!

D said...

Really beautiful. One of my favs so far.

Marlis said...

Diane, I need you to teach me how to decorate a tree that prettily. I love this idea and how you carried it out. The look is fabulous. What a pretty crocheted piece. Great find on the dishes.. Congratulations on a gorgeous table. xo marlis

Diann said...

So pretty Diane! It just says "Merry Christmas"! Love the little tabletop tree and all the pretty fluffy bows on the table. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

Elaine said...

This is so pretty! What a great find for you! I tried to find Christmas dishes at our Goodwill and I have never seen so many ugly ones in my life! I started thinking I would have to design my own! Love the plaid bows, the lovely layers of dishes, and the red tablecloth showing through the crocheted one!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Tricia said...

Beautiful Table and what a great fin on the plates!

Katherines Corner said...

you know I love it, ( that goes without saying) the bird perched in the tree is a sweet touch. Those dishes are beautiful xo

Sandra said...

Looks like a perfect way to start a day shopping with friends. I love how you added the bows to the table cloth. A perfect touch. Your china is so pretty, what a great find. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Beautiful Diane, What a great deal on those Christmas dishes. You always set such a welcoming table.

Honey at 2805 said...

The Christmas tree and table are lovely, Diane! Thanks for linking to the Christmas tree party. Please do me a favor and put a link in your post. Many thanks!

Olive Cooper said...

The tree as a center piece is brilliant. Goodwill is a wonderful place.

Barb said...

Love your tablescape!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table looks so pretty, Diane! I love that little tree you used as the centerpiece!

Katherines Corner said...

Featuring this at Katherines Corner tomorrow! xo

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Such a pretty table. I bet you and your shopping friends had the best time! Your menu sounded delicious, too.You really got a great buy on that lovely Christmas china and it sure does look great in your table scape. The tree centerpiece is so sweet; I love the little birds tucked into the branches.

Coopy said...

WOW, this one is certainly up in my top three. Simply fitting for a KING I'd say. Beautifully done once again.. Love the bells on your tree!! Hugs. Tammy

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your tablescape is so pretty and inviting. I bet your friends felt like queens. Thanks for naming the store you go to...so many bloggers live out of state, but I'm a local Texas girl like you. I'm in a suburb north of Houston. So, Kemah is just about an hour from me. Sound like I have day trip in my future.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Diane! Your holiday tablescape is just gorgeous. I love your dishes and the cute napkin rings. Have a great day.

Traci said...

So pretty!! Christmas tablescapes are my favorite!

annie said...

Beautiful!
I have had a lovely time looking around at all your tablescapes.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi ladies.
Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my Tablescapes for Christmas and the past year of Bloging. You are all so sweet.!! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family.
Merry Christmas to you all.
XXOO
Diane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really pretty...I love all the layers and the traditional colors. The flatware is beautiful. Happy Weekend!

Judy said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. I LOVE your table. What a deal from Goodwill. I have yet to find anything that amazing. Gorgeous!!

Miriam said...

Your tablescapes are gorgeous! You have inspired me to go buy some more china. I thank you, and my husband curses you :) Thanks for stopping by, and I am following you now :)
-bebookbound.blogspot.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by and following along! LOVE this table - nothing like an festive lunch before shopping with friends! Following along and can't wait to see more.
Kelly

Texas Tea Party said...

Diane, just love Kemah for my husband and I visited there last December on a trip to Galveston. The places along the Gulf have really come back after the Hurricane. The Christmas tree as a centerpiece is very pretty and the lovely china is just the right touch. How great to find the set at a bargain price. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Designs By Pinky said...

HI sweet Diane! Your Christmas table is so beautiful! I love that china and what a find!!!! Love the idea of the tree as the centerpiece too. What a wonderful lunch you put together too, wish I had been there! Wishing you a wonderful, blessed Christmas! XO, Pinky

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I'm really enjoying everyone's tablescapes. Your white tablecover sets everything off so nicely! ~Roberta

My Profile said...

I found a link to your blog through someone that had just added themselves as a follower to mine.
Gosh it amazes me how there are people just like me out there loving the same type of things and having similar design skills. I took photos last week of my Christmas setting which is very similar to yours in layout, mine is Mauve/silver but I also used a round table and a small tree as a centrepiece :)

Hope you get a chance to take a look at mine, I am new to blogging and it is the first tablescape I have done, would love some feedback :)....I have become addicted to blogging!

Lee

Pattie said...

Diane, 65 comments you sure don't need my input..But I'm going to give you my two cents... STUNNING!!!! LOVE YA SO MUCH......

The Tablescaper said...

Oh that shop looks amazing. I wish I had something like that near me. Love your table, so full of holiday spirit!

- The Tablescaper

The French Hutch said...

Hi Lovely Diane, Gorgeous tablescape! I would say you found great inspiration for this setting. I love the centerpiece, its just so sweet. I love how you put it together. The vintage crocheted tablecloth is gorgeous on the red, the bows so festive. The china pattern looks so pretty layered with the red and the dark chargers. Lovely stemware and flatware. I know your friends were delighted with the lovely table you created. It must have been a fun shopping trip. Enjoy your evening.

~Emily
The French Hutch

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi ladies.
The Stitching Coop !! Is having a Great Give-A-Way she has a Beautiful Pillow go see this is her link.
http://thestitchingcoop.blogspot.com

I hope this link is right.
XXOO Diane

The white cabbage said...

the dinnerware is fantastic!

love your style ...

come for a visit and if you like follow back

ave

Coopy said...

I just wanted to pop over and wish you a wonderful weekend! Huggers. Tammy

Sherry said...

How pretty Diane. I love the centerpiece! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Ohh my...another fabulous table, my friend! I love the "Christmas in the Park" china and what a great deal you got on it! I love, love, LOVE how you used the small tree for your centerpiece...and it's decorated sooo beautifully!

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous Christmas table with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, my friend!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,
Chari

Veronica said...

Diane, your table is exquisite and that shops looks wonderful!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Diane! What a GREAT BUY on the dishes!!! They look terrific, and it makes it extra sweet that you didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for them! :-) Neat touch with the bows around the table!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive! Love the tree as a centerpiece! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Cajunlicious said...

Beautiful table scape Diane! I love this time of year!

Redo 101 said...

It's just beautiful! Love love love the crocheted table cloth with red beneath. The tree is gorgeous, and what a great find on the china! Thanks for sharing with us, I'm linking from your "Feature" at Kristen's Creations.

Mary

Susan said...

Diane, all these table scapes are just lovely. I can't believe you got those beautiful blue stemware at the Dollar Store. What a great find!!

Yasmin Smith said...

Don't you love the shops in Kemah?
I always find them so much fun to look through!
Your luncheon table for friends before Christmas shopping is wonderful! Weren't the pretty dishes a "find" at that price, and the way you decorated the table surely put you in a festive mood for some serious shopping!!' I like the way you arrnged everything!
Yasmin