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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, January 16, 2012

Texas Tablescape !

My Inspiration for this tablescape was having some
friends over for the Texans Football game yesterday..


Let's light the candles. I only have this Texas one on this
Tablescape. Seeing this is a lunch get together.

I purchased my dishes from Pier One. The pattern is called
Jade Leaves..

Do you see my Cow Boy in my Centerpiece ?? 
holding a Hot Chili !!!

I hope you like Margaritas on the rocks !! 
Do you take salt or no salt !!

The Chili tureen was purchased at a garage sale two years ago.

Are you having fun !! I hope so..


This is a full photo of the tablescape.

I almost forgot the photos on this post are from 
my new Nikon coolpix L120. This was from my Hubby
for Christmas he is so good to me..xxoo

I know tell me about the food !!
Will by looking at my Tablescape you know !! Chili Texas style with Guacamole salad and
tortilla chips ! So good. O for dessert more Margarta's
This is my Kitchen which I do all my Tablescapes for you all.
We updater the kitchen three years ago. We had new appliances installed along
with new counter tops and backsplashes. The florescent lights over the island were changed
out with three pendant lights. we also added three cam lights
in the ceiling to provide additional lighting over the work area. The cabinets
were painted along with the walls . This kitchen was done on a small budget..
I hope you all come Back!!
Please take a Moment to comment. Thank you so much!
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69 comments:

Elna said...

What a beautiful kitchen you have and your table setting is great.

Hugs
Elna

Barbara F. said...

Hi Diane, your table is, as always, just great, I love red and green together. I also enjoy my margaritas with salt lol. Did you enter my Shabby Apple giveaway? Visit me and click on the sidebar to check it out. xo

Barbara F. said...

I forgot to add, I love your kitchen. You said it was done on a small budget? You certainly got a big new look! xo

Eva Ason said...

I love your kitchen! A nice contrast with the black counter tops. And as usual the table scape is beautiful! Very inviting. Have a lovely Day! Eva x

Marydon said...

Diane, your kitchen is just wonderful ... so open, bright & inviting. Love your tablescapes.
Have an awesome week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun table! Love the green dishes and I take my margarita with salt!!

Step inside my home said...

You tablescape is festive and fun! And you did a fabulous job on your kitchen. Great marg glasses! Susie

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love college football, but I'm not much of a pro fan. I would have enjoyed your luncheon much more than the game!

Leslie's Garden said...

Such a pretty table setting! Love your kitchen, too.

Bonnie said...

Diane, I love your kitchen . It is so light and airy with such a pleasant feel. You have done another great tablescape that is so inviting. I know your guests love to receive invitations from you.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I eyed that Margarita glass with salt on it in the first picture. I'm ready. LOL

In all seriousness that is another beautiful tablescape.

sandie

Bama Girl said...

Diane, your tablescape is so inviting! I'd love to sit down with you right now and share some laughs! Your kitchen looks like it was done on a significant, not small budget! I also like the pitcher. Blessings from Bama!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

What a pretty table! The placemats add such a nice touch of Texas rustic-ness. I know it can be hard to get the guys away from the tv when there's a game (any game!)on, but I'm sure your inviting table and the margaritas accomplished that! ~Roberta

Chubby N Chieque said...

How's the gorgeous Lady in the Bloggosphere?

I saw you're such a busy lady, doing all your smarty TS.

As you always know, am drooling every piece you have. So much inspirations in here. Unfortunately, I can't have your dishes *wink

Just kidding. Hope you're in best of everything.

Happy TTT,
/chie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of red and green peppers! I love the colors!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I love the colors of this table design and I also have to say that I adore your kitchen.

Entertaining Women said...

Your new camera is producing wonderful pics! I've been enjoying my new Nikon, too. We're both blessed with generous husbands. Your tablescape is beautiful, and I love the Pier One leaf dishes. We were rooting for the Texans. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your party. Cherry Kay

Doniene said...

Love, love, love the table!! You have given me so many ideas! Now I just need to put them in place!! I have some linen napkins much like yours that were handed down to me by Mike's mom and I think they were his grandmother's. Also, a matching tablecloth! I treasure them!

Blessings

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Another beautiful tablescape, Diane! Your menu sounded yummy, too.

I just love your kitchen. What color did you paint your walls? I would also love to know the type of floor you used? Is it ceramic tiles? We are in desperate need of a new kitchen floor. I'm hoping 2012 will finally be the year!

Beth said...

Hi Diane, Love your kitchen! You did a great job. Your tablescape is pretty too. The green and red pop. For some reason my eye is drawn to that margarita glass with the salted rim...mmmm. Beautiful, Diane! Also, thanks for stopping by to visit.
Beth

vanessadawne said...

Wow Diane, your tablescapes are stunningly gorgeous. I love your various colour schemes -- delicate, sophisticated, & sexy.

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Thanks again for introducing me to your wonderful tables -- I shall visit often for inspiration.
dawnedesign.net

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Diane! First...LOVE your kitchen! You guys did a really great job with it! The pendant lights over the center island are fantastic and really add a modern touch. Love that chili tureen, too! It's perfect for cold weather concoctions!!! I'm a big hot sauce lover, so it really appeals to me! (I even carry a small bottle of hot sauce in my bag when we travel!)

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Love your tablescape and your kitchen. Oh Diane everything is so beautiful! You have such flair with your decorating. I so enjoy ALL your posts.

Nann

BigBearswife said...

Beautiful!

Tricia said...

I love this "spicy" table! I wish I had bought those dishes at Pier 1, too. I bought one salad plate for a vignette, but it got broken. They are perfect with your bright reds! The menu sounded delicious, and thanks for showing us your kitchen. It's really lovely!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Diane,

I love your Texas theme tablescape.
Cool centerpiece with the cowboy.

Your kitchen looks wonderful!

Dee

Grace InAZ said...

awesome, as always! It amazes me how you come up with so many themes! Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Linda said...

Love your kitchen Diane. Your Texas tablescape is fabulous as usual. It looks like fun. I really like the red and green together. I like my margarita with salt. I'll be right over. Hugs,
Linda

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Diane! Love your cowboy and the chili tureen! Your pop of red and green looks great and I love those dishes.
I've never seen your kitchen! It's wonderful! Love the dark green tiles and the light fixtures and huge island! You have a lovely home!!

Jessa Irene said...

So much fun! Love it.

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Well Dear Diane as always a beautiful table and wonderful menu! I am so excited to see your warm kitchen small budget big impact I love the openness and warmth you did a great job!! XOXO

Maria Elena said...

The table is gorgeous! I love the dishes! And what a great job you guys did with your kitchen. It is beautiful!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful table setting.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You and your hubby make a great team! Lovely kitchen! And how lucky are you to get a new Nikon from your sweet hubby. Another great table!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love the chili server and the placemats, and of course the green margarita glasses. Dinner sounded wonderful. Joni

Debbie said...

Diane, I love your kitchen. I am hoping to get a redo around here some time soon. Your table is so pretty too! I love the red and green colors together. That centerpiece just sets it off perfectly.

Marlis said...

OOh love your sweet Texas table. The placemats are wonderful. I love the centerpiece too. xo marlis

injoyinmylife said...

I eat chili and drink margaritas at that table anytime, anywhere! Beautiful. I love your kitchen. Fantastic.

Elaine said...

I love the deeper shade of green you used. The flowers are gorgeous, and what a cute little cowboy! Very lovely kitchen!

SavannahGranny said...

Diane, Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen. It looks so effecient and glamorous. I know you love working there.
Love the cowboy in the centerpiece. You always do such a fabulous job.
Love ya, Ginger

Style Sisters said...

Love the red and green and the fun Tabasco dish! Great ideas!
Karin

Sarah said...

What a lovely kitchen. It is full of beauty and so is your Texas Table. ;-)
~ Sarah

Páginas de Rose said...

Your blog is beautiful!
The tablescape are inspiring.
Bj

Rose

http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com/

royalegacy said...

Just dropping by from Katherine's Blog Hop. You are so lucky to have such a nice kitchen, and that table looks great!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! What a cute table. Love your Tabasco pot and you have a tiny armadillo! Love that! Yep, mexican food is always so good. How sweet of you to think of me.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So love the color wave of your Texas tablescape. Beautiful!..And, I received a new camera too from "Santa"..now i need to take classes!..Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!!

Diann said...

What a fun table Diane! Love all the cute Texas touches. And the fod sounds great! thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Marigene said...

You always do lovely tables, Diane! I would love to have a take a meal with you...

lulumusing said...

A great setting for a just right table. Surely the color I'd burnt orange and not red! (:

Jo's This and That said...

Salt please! Love your table and kitchen. Sounds like a fun time joann

Patti said...

Table looks lovely and what a beautiful kitchen! Please stop by to enter my giveaway of a digital scrapbook program!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How beautiful! Thank you for coming by to visit me, I am so happy to have found your wonderful blog!
Cheers, Andrea

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great tablescape -- and kitchen!

Hope you are well!

Love Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Shabbychicdiva said...

This is simply beautiful. Thanks for visiting my page and for your wonderful comments. I love blogging, but even though I have a lot of followers, not many visit my page. I had been gone for a few months and I think I lost some then, but I'm trying to get them back:-) I enjoy sharing things with everyone and also love making new friends. I will visit your blog often! ♥Winona

Katherines Corner said...

I love the little cowboy in the centerpiece. Of course you know I love the tablescapes ( I am your biggest fan) Your kitchen is lovely my friend! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend

CJ said...

Your kitchen matches your dishes perfectly. Looks like it was a super fun, Texas party! Margaritas on the rocks, salt, please. Have an inspired week. ~CJ

KK said...

Hi Diane...your tablescapes are amazing! You are so talented and creative. I'll have a margarita on the rocks with salt please.

Poppy said...

Oh how I missed your inspiring tablesapes,Diane! what a fun table setting for a game.... loved the Pier One Jade leaves plates, incorporated so beautifully with hints of red. Your silverware looks gorgeous and the cowboy holding the chilli adds so much whimsy!I'm loving your beautiful kitchen....love the cabinets.... everything looks absolutely charming. Thanks for visiting me and leaving me your loving thoughts. Have a wonderful evening~Poppy
http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape as usual, Diane. The jade p,ages are very pretty. I like salt with my margarita....Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Great table.So vibrant and full of life.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Dianne said...

Diane, Love the vibrant colors in the table. You new kitchen looks so neat and clean. I love the black countertops. Dianne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your pretty green dishes and I hope your team won:@)

Sonia said...

I love your red and green table! Such a great color combo..great for tabasco or chili party !! Your centerpieces is gorgeous! What a fun and colorful table!!
Miss Bloomers

Sherri Mitchell said...

Beautiful kitchen, and boy howdy I sure do love that Texas Tablescape!! Beautiful job, and I LOVE a salty Margarita. Guacamole and Chips...Texas Chili...When is dinner?

The green and red look great together for a Texas theme, and I do love those dishes!! I didn't know Pier 1 had such cute things. I'll have to stop in and shop next time I'm at Michael's getting more craft things....it's right next door!
xo

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Pretty kitchen Diane, thanks for sharing. I am glad I finally got to see it.

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly linky party-I'm so happy you joined in!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Sherry said...

That is very cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry