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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

French Dinning !

My Inspiration for this #85 Tablescape was using my Le Chefs
plates one more time~ I just love using them !! 
I purchased them from the
Kroger food store, some time ago..

I picked up four salad plates and four dinner plates for
$16.00 with a discount of 30% more off.

The pattern is called Portrays Chefs ! I love the big white Chef Hats.

This is the salad plate! 
This will hold a Spring mix salad tonight..

My dinner plate is so sweet..
We are having Chicken Condblue, then dizzled with
an unctuous buttery sherry Au Jus Sauce. This recipe for the Sauce is
from The Kitchen Witch so Yummy.!!!

This Vintage crystal wine decanter was 
a wedding gift from my Mother.

My Tablecloth is black with a vintage style
Embroldered table topper from Ebay!!

I hope you are having fun at my dinner party. Each place has it own little
tea light candle.. 

Time to have a glass of Wine with me..

My Centerpiece is a mix of 
pink mini Carnations and white Baby breath.

I hope you all come Back!!!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!
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I also have more parties on my sidebars. 


Farah said...

Hi Diane... Such a beautiful table the colour of your roses looking so beautiful with your table ...The china is so different in fact i would say cuteeee... so springy and fresh touched tablescape... baby breaths give it such a light feeling... very lovely
Hope you will enjoy a visit to see beauty of spring @
With love

Anonymous said...

Oh Diane!
It's so beautiful!
Now I'm trying to figure what I got to recreate this beauty!!
Thank you for your ideas, so precious!!


Unknown said...

This is so fun!!!
I would love if you link your tablescape to the French party on Monday!!


Barbara F. said...

Welcome back, Diane! So happy to see a new post. I love the French chefs, they are tres adorable! I love your vintage tea cloth. xo

Blondee said...

Love the cute plates!!

Glad you are back and survived your emergency flooding, hope that you didn't lose anything.

Grace said...

I love Le Chef he is adorable... Beautiful tablescape. Grace

Creations By Cindy said...

Your French tablescape is so pretty! I love the roses and the cute plates. Gotta pin it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Michele said...

Oh what fun plates you have - those little chefs are adorable - and layered to make a really awesome tablescape!

Entertaining Women said...

It's five o'clock somewhere...I'm ready for that glass of wine. Love the table. The table topper integrates all your colors beautifully. I'm glad to see the pink carnations...a lovely bloom, often overlooked. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

CJ Foss said...

So many lovely, and romantic details. The decanter from your Mom makes me green with envy, and ready for a glass of something pinkk and light served in one of those glasses. They look like Cambridge Rose Point. Do you know their history? They are lucky indeed to have found their way to your table. Thanks for sharing your table. ~CJ

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I can't believe how the ebay table topper, liquid in the glasses and decanter and the flowers match perfectly. The chefs add a little whimsy too!

Susan said...

I love that tabletopper! I can never score anything from Ebay. I guess I am not willing to pay the prices.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Oh, another beautiful tablescape by you, Diane. Love the color used in this one, the peachy color of the flowers and in the tabletop piece are stunning and so is the liquid in the glasses. A perfect job by you as always. Couldn't wait to see what you had for this week. Cute salad and dinner plates with the chefs, I didn't know what was in store under those napkins until your reveal. So cleaver you are!!! Thanks again for a wonderful post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,
That's so beautiful, I like the decorations! The plates are adorable. Have a lovely weekend!


Leslie's Garden said...

Oh-la-la, so pretty! I love your setting and would love to be sitting right there enjoying the meal and the company and the lovely tablescape!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me. This is truly beautiful. I love the colors together. It's so romantic.

Doniene said...

So stunningly lovely!!! Always am inspired!!


Unknown said...

Tres Manifique, Diane! I just love that cloth! It all look scrumptious

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I love those plates1 If you ever get tired of them, send them to me...ha ha.
I might be on the hunt for some. We don't have a Kroger store here.
Dinner sounds great! Glad you are getting your new carpet. Enjoy your week-end. Hugs, Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

Glad you're back with another beautiful tablescape. Very pretty! Enjoy the weekend. Pamela

Gina said...

I love your chef plates! They are wonderful. This is such a pretty table!

Lea said...

Okay, where do you keep all these dishes? :0). Another winner for sure! Love the chef plates and certainly wish I could join you for dinner at this gorgeous table. Blessings!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, another pretty table! What wonderful dishes and they just scream for Italian food! ;) Beautiful centerpiece. I just love the smell of carnations.
Have a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those chef plates are just too cute! I really love your centerpiece too...the carnations are so pretty and I adore baby's breath. Thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Diane. What fun plates! The table topper is gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I really like the colors in your tablescape. It's beautiful.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

... such a cozy tablescape, Diane.

Greetings from Australia♥

oldthings said...

So nice decor !The roses ,the flowers of towels and the beautiful tablecloth are wonderful ! A talent person!
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

I'm going around visiting everyone on today's PINK SATURDAY list.....with my hot cup of coffee, of course! Just wanted to let you know that I was here! Have yourself a great weekend, and stop by my place if you've the time!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Denise said...

What a wonderful table! And how timely, too. Did you see the Google logo today? Next year, I am definitely going to do a French table on Doisneau's birthday. So of course, I'll have to bookmark your page so I can refer back for ideas.

Kathleen said...

So pretty, Diane! The topper is wonderful and you blended all the colors you used with it!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!
Don't forget the Good Earth challenge is this week.

The Tablescaper said...

So fun!

- The Tablescaper

Diane said...

This is so romantic and fun at the same time! The food sounds wonderful, too! Love your mother's taste in that gorgeous decanter.

Humberto Dib said...

Great blog.
Cheers from Argentina!

Unknown said...

Love the colors and textures of your beautiful table.Joann

Scribbler said...

Very pretty! The chef plates are really some of the cutest ones I have seen in that theme.

Victoria Mische said...

Hi Diane, I did enjoy your french dining table. It was so cute and the flowers keep your table very inviting! What a lovely inspiration!!

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Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh Diane, you've done a marvelous job! Love those cute Chef Salad plates...they look adorable in this table setting and I'm loving the gorgeous table topper...love how you incorporated the colors of the table topper with the rest of the table in the pretty centerpiece and even the wine decanter. Beautifully done!Thanks for letting us take a peek. It's good to see you back and I hope everything is back to normal regarding the leaky pipes. Have a great week!Hugs,Poppy

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm an idiot this morning and just left my comment under busted pipes...it's Monday (sorry). Love your tablescape, as always.

Karena said...

Dianne really beautiful, all of your tablescape items!! The plates are wonderful!

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Beautiful tablecloth dear Dianne! I love everything, but than again, you always make lovely tablescapes. The dishes are adorable and the carnations in that color are amazing! I really love carnations and thanks for sharing it with us. Have a terrific week.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

So happy you are back in business. Is everything back to normal there, or are you still replacing things? The table is so adorable BTW.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous table!
I love the color combo and your centerpiece is gorgeous too!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your french chef plates are too cute! Love the touches of color with your flowers and in the tablecloth! The menu sounds divine!
Hugs, Liz

Aledia said...

Hello Diane!

What a fun set of dishes!! Your menu sounds fabulous and I love the baby's breath and carnations for your centerpiece.

Your floral napkins are so very pretty!
I hope you have a blessed week!


xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape, Diane. Love the plates and the flowers are gorgeous!...Christine

Anonymous said...

What a pretty table Diane. I have the hardest time finding pretty table toppers, so it looks like I need to check out ebay. Yours is so pretty, as well as the matching centerpiece. Those dishes look like a lot of fun too. Hope you are doing well, and thanks for taking the time to visit Your Cozy Home Party this week!

Susanne said...

Such a pretty table - I wasn't expecting the plates to be so playful in design, but it is totally enchanting that way.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, exquisite. I love your linens, they are gorgeous. The roses are stunning, such a fabulous color. I love the decanter, such a lovely design and shape. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

ello Sweet Diane!
You continue to amaze me with your super special tablescape designs!
And of couse the delicious entrees that they will serve :-)
The chefs are adorable!
Thank you bunches for your note - it HAS been quite too long since I've had a blog post!
Keep doing your passion for all to inspire and enjoy Diane.

Diann said...

This table is so pretty Diane! love those dishes. how cute! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a terrific day!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Diane!

Your tablescapes are ALWAYS so pretty! At first I was drawn to your linens with the pretty pattern and colors... but then you showed the dishes. How CUTE are those! LOVE the little Chefs...

Sounds like you will be having another wonderful dinner.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop party!

Katherines Corner said...

la table magnifique et belle-
well done my darling friend.Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

Bethe77 said...

I just want you to come do a dinner party for me at my house. Bring all your lovely settings and then prepare a yummy meal. You never disappoint.
Love your table settings

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What cute dishes! I can't believe that price - what a bargain! Your table looks stunning, I especially love the napkins!

Chubby Chieque said...


So glad everytime I visit you. So much ideas to bring me back home. I thank you for your talent.

Happy mid-week.

Greetings from Stockholm,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Diane, Your dishes are SOOO cute and I think you got such an amazing deal on them! The candlelight is gorgeous. A beautiful and attractive table, as always! Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

You and I must have been working from the same brain this week! I also have a French-inspired table! I love your dishes with the haughty French chefs!!! You said you had to get your dishes back...where were they? On vacation? :-) What a lush centerpiece!!!!!!!!!! I just love pink carnations! I wish I could have a fresh bouquet of them for my dressing room every week! Your decanter is gorgeous, too. I love to collect those! Very nice, Diane!

Barbara said...

Adorable plates! I love how you pulled the colors from them for the rest of your table. So pretty!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

I love the color combination, also those chef plates are adorable & that beautiful decanter is such a treasure ~ thanks for sharing

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love carnations and your little chefs serving up dinner are just adorable!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for linking this gorgeous tablescape post up to my Say G'Day Saturday Party. I just tweeted about it!

I hope you will be able to join in and link up another fabulous post this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

The Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous napkins and plates! Love how this tablescape looks!

Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday1

Dianne said...

Those plates are so fun! I love you table and that wine decanter is just gorgeous. Dianne

Unknown said...

I want roses now... So pretty on your table!
Come back next Monday to the French party!

Tess said...

Beautiful table and your tablerunner is stunning!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Diane!
I'm sure your son will enjoy those hot dogs! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following... I'm your newest follower too! I love your tables... I'll be back to look them all over!
Really Rainey @ The Project Table

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hi Diane,

It is nice to visit you again. I love these dishes. I have one cup to match this set! Did not get another piece, it was removed from the store before I could collect the others. Happy Saturday to you!