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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, February 20, 2012

Japanese Dinner.

My family loves Japanese food ! 
This past Saturday night was my son Birthday so we did takeout 
from a Japanese Restaurant down the stress from us.

I purchased the Sushi plates from Ross for
$3.49 each lest week. This was a great Idea for this dinner..
For the Appetizers ~~ Shrimp rolls with B.B.Q.spare ribs so Yummy..

The centerpiece was put together with some Dogwoods.

The wood Placemat's are also from Ross some time ago.

I love my candle holders from Hobby Lobby!!
The colors are Amber and Black.

I purchased the soup bowls also from Ross.
Tonight I am putting Hot & Sour soup in them with noodles.

I love the writing on them !!
Tranquility..

How about Happiness.
Let's have a glass of wine OK.

I hope you are having a good time at my party!!

It's time for dinner now~~ Fried Redfish with Shrimp fried rice.
For dessert New York Cheesecake for my Son Birthday..

I hope you all come Back!!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so Much !!
I am linking up with these Blogs for
there linky parties.

61 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful plates! This table just needs a little sushi now....

Anita Stafford said...

I love your table, truly beautiful! I'm always amazed when I browse the Ross aisles at the treasures I find too!

Aledia said...

Hey Sweetie,

What a beautiful table setting! The sushi plates are fabulous!! Mr. Darling Dear loves sushi and even has Small Prince hooked. I can barely stand the smell of it lol....so, I get sweet & sour chicken with fried rice :)

I hope you are having a great week and I'm now following you on Linky!
(hugs)
Aledia

Barbara F. said...

Hi Diane, another great table, I enjoy sushi once in a while, too. Love the dogwood it goes so well with the theme. I am following you on Linky now. xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

We love Japanese sushi kind of food here too and in your table I would just love anything! Your son's b'day sounds like it was a hit, what with those great dishes and dogwood centerpiece, the entire table is so inviting, wow! We had chinese for Valentine's hubby and me on my Chinese table too.
Have a lovely week. Hugs,
FABBY

Doniene said...

Again, very lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Diane another wonderful table scape-love the decorative plates the best

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful table! I love the new plates and the dogwood blooms!!!

oldthings said...

Dearest Diane,
Another time you have a wonderful table with new plates!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY for your son !He has excellent mother !!
Have a nice week
Olympia

we three dogs and me said...

wow oh wow. What a great tablescape. We don't have a Ross here in the north. the dishes are unique.Love the cndle holders.

Sherri Mitchell said...

WOW - an absolutely gorgeous setting! I just love all of your Tablescapes, but Diane, this one is over the top stunning! You are amazing at what you do.
Hope you have a beautiful week!

Susan said...

Ooooh.... elegantly exotic!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all the touches that makes this table special. Those plates are wonderful.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

I've never had Japanese food or sushi, but your tablescape would get me in the mood to try. I should come to your house so you could teach me how to eat these foods. Wouldn't need any help with that cheesecake though. Yum! Those plates with the writing are very pretty and are wonderful to set the mood for any Asian meal.

Thank you for sharing again this week at the Your Cozy Home Party!

Designs By Pinky said...

Diane, you KNOW I LOVE this table!!! All the asian accents are beautiful. Love the tiles that have the words and writing on them. Dinner sounds delicious too. Happy belated birthday to your son. XO, Pinky

Poppy said...

Wow! this is perfectly beautiful! I love those Japanese script plates.... ties in the Asian theme so beautifully as well as the lovely dogwood branch centerpiece. Love the black and white napkins,they make a fabulous accent for your table:) Belated birthday wishes to your son!Have a great week,Diane! Hugs~Poppy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Diane!

How nice to actually use the tablescape! I usually don't since it is just me and The Mr. and he like dinner in front of the tv...

Sounds like the food will be just as good as the table is pretty!

Thanks for sharing at my party :)

xoxo bunny Jean

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Not only does your table look beautiful, but your menu sounds delicious!

I was fortunate enough to receive place-mats, napkins and chopsticks from from my friends elderly Japanese sister-in-law. I just love them! You've inspired me to use them with this post!

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

As always Diane a beautiful table..I love the plates with the sayings so pretty and elegant...The center piece is perfect the dogwood goes wonderful with this setting...I look forward to seeing what table you come up with every week! XOXO Sue

Linda said...

Dear Diane, your Japanese table looks wonderful. I think getting take-out is awesome when you wan to relax and still have good food.
I know your son must have been very appreciative. Beautiful table....

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this looks fabulous!!!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Lovely, lovely! I love Ross and TJ Maxx a lot too. I seem to always find something I "need" there. Happy Day!

Revi said...

Wow! I am so impressed, and ashamed to admit I use cheap white paper plates much of the time. I must follow so you can be a good influence on me!!!
-Revi

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness I love those plates, The black and white cats are such a whimsical touch to your lovely table. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nice, Diane! This has so many fun elements that really lend to the theme! I have never heard of Fried Redfish, though. I'll have to Google that. I don't eat a lot of fish, so most kinds are new to me, I suppose! :-) This was a great way to make Japanese takeout special!

Elaine said...

Hi Diane! My eye was just drawn to the thumbnail of this post on BNOTP! I love everything Japanese! Those plates are awesome and I'm sure if I had seen them, I would own a set, too. I like how you layered the wooden placemat over another one. I just saw those candleholders at Hobby Lobby yesterday and I may have to go back! Love the napkins, and the white blooms are perfect for lightening things up! Hope your son had a great birthday!

Jody and Stan said...

You definitely have an eye for designing. Everything from the dishes to the flowers. What a menu! Great idea to have fun with the tablescape and have takeout food.
Happy Birthday to your son and good job creating a beautiful table!


Jody

Evelyn said...

I love playing tea party with my table. I have so many different patterns of china to choose from. What a beautiful job you did. I am loving this Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Parky!! I am now following you and would love a follow back. Please hop over and check out my blog

My Turn (for us)

http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com

Thanks, I enjoyed the visit!

Tabitha said...

Wow what a beautiful table. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your sweet comments and for following along. Your newest follower, Tabitha@ simplyhomecents.blogspot.com

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love the plates.Thanks for sharing Joann

Yasmin Smith said...

What a pretty tablescape, and the menu sounds delicious! I love Chinese and Japanese food, and most kinds of sushi!!
Your dishes all go together so well and I love the napkins and dogwood with your theme. We don't have a Ross or T.J. Maxx store here, but if we did I am sure I would be a frequent shopper there!
The cheesecake was a good way to finish off the meal,, and I hope your son enjoyed it and belated Happy Birthday to him!
Have a fun weekend....Francy (Yasmin)

Leah said...

Lovely! Such a beautiful presentation! Thank you for sharing!

lulumusing said...

I'm loving everything about your table, especially the plates. There's a Ross very near me and I never think to stop, but you've given me a reason to take a look. Thanks for your visit. Do come again.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Very Japanese, another fab table Diane. Glad your linky photo shows your lovely face now!

Jacqueline said...

Diane, this is such an elegant Japanese table. I love your new sushi plates - they are a fabulous find! I haven't been to Ross in a while, I will have to pay them a visit. The bowls are beautiful too. I love how you put the centerpiece together and made it so warm. I bet birthday boy was thrilled. What a fabulous menu too! Love mixing the beautiful table with take out!

Joy said...

Looks great, love the candles! So what's for dinner?

From The Heart said...

Love your tablescapes..and party. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I am following.

Grace said...

What abeautiful tablescape. I am in such a mood for Sushi now. lol Have a wonderful weekend. Grace

Menopausal New Mom said...

This looks so inviting, a shame to mess it up with food Lol!

Great job!
Have a happy Friday!

Marie Arden said...

I love Japanese food and style too and I see touches of pink. I hope you son loved his special b day dinner.
I always enjoy your tablescapes.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great tablesetting for your takeout! It certainly makes the birthday special to go that extra step in setting a perfect table.

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this beautiful tablescape at Potpourri Friday!

12 Months Of Christmas said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I just wanna come and sit at your table! EVERYDAY! Would that be a problem??? LOVE IT! ... and... just so ya know... I have YET to find such amazing deals at Ross... what am I doing wrong???? I know... maybe you should come visit me, we'll go shopping and then you can come and "set up" my table.... (and we'll never eat at it again... I wouldn't want to mess it up....) You AMAZE me! LOVE IT! as usual!

((((HUGS)))

Jeanie said...

This is such a stunning table. We (and especially Rick) have spent time in Japan and really savored the wonderful flavors. Your table really sets them off! I have a feeling your birthday celebration was a huge hit!

-- jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

Katherines Corner said...

Happy Pink Saturday, wishing you a lovely weekend filled with happy. xo Katherine

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tablescape, love all the details! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Diane Sweetie...
An absolutely exquisite share. Your table setting is fit for royalty. Any guest would be so thrilled to dine with you on this fine evening.

I love the tranquility and happiness plates. SO pretty. Your centerpiece is so elegant and perfect for the setting. Love the bowls as well. Don't you just love Ross? It is my favorite place to shop. Right by my work, and my favorite place for lunch. Who needs to eat when they can shop at Ross?

I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what you share next. Isn't blogging the best?

Thanks for sharing. I so enjoyed the Oriental setting today. Lovely. Have a glorious weekend sweetie...Country hugs, Sherry

chubskulit said...

Another fabulous pink I've seen. Love the setting!

The Pianist in Pink, have a great weekend!

Samantha said...

Love it! What a fun look this would be for a dinner party with friends. Thanks for stopping and visiting my blog. It's always good to hear from you!
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

One of my favorite color combos. Of course I love pink with most other colors too. I think I need to pay Ross a visit! They are new here in my area. Since we eat with our eyes first, your dinner was surely a great success.

HPS

LL

Abramyan Avenue said...

how beautiful! I would much rather dine there than at any restaurant!! Isn't Ross just the best place to lose time...and money! But really, you can find such amazing deals there!
hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
-april

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. How fun to be at home with this table rather than out with a crowd. Thanks for being such a wonderful contributor to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, Diane, I came to visit before I read your comment on my post. I do hope you feel better and that ER visit is in order. Stay well!

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Fun table, Diane. Love seeing this theme.

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hello beautiful lady. Hope u are doing well....we are about due for a chat! I thought i was at some fancy restaurant for a minute there, til i realized that it was the talented tablescaper.........LOL, everything is stunning!..........Bonnie

Dianne said...

Diane,
Just perfect for take out. I love the dogwood accent. Dianne

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Diane-
Love the colors in this tablescape and the food sounds great!
I saw someone commenting on your not feeling well? What's been going on?
Take care,
Liz

Sherry said...

Diane,
This is really pretty! I love the chargers. It looks so relaxing and perfect for a son's birthday. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Linda said...

Great post Diane. Love the Japanese setting. Take-out or cooking would be a lovely place to sit down and eat. Glad to hear you got your Google +. Hugs, Linda

Debbiedoo's said...

Your table scapes get prettier and prettier each week Diane. I would say you have mastered them.

Meeha Meeha said...

Wow, you outdid yourself this time! The colors are cinematic! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my pink coffee tables - I love your blog and now I'm a follower :)