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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Showers.

My Inspiration for this Tablescape was my love for Spring and April Showers.
My yellow Tablecloth is from Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20%
off. The green placemats are from Ross. My colorful bird napkin
ring are from Pier One for 79 cent each. This was a close out on
them Great for me.
You all Remember my Theodore Haiviland China. The pattern is called
Miami and are from France. I have a place setting for eight. I need to take
a photo of the hold set some time. We are having friends over for dinner
this coming weekend !
This is my Coffee cup and saucer for Demi-Tasse, for after dinner
and my dessert plate.
My centerpiece was yellow Roses from Randalls, and the ferns are
from my Garden. Lets have a glass of wine before dinner.
Its almost time for dinner hoping my guest like Steak.

My dinner ~~ First a spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes,
Ribeye Steaks and Baked potatoes with all the Yummy on it.
For dessert Peach pie with Vanilla ice cream so good.~
I hope you all come Back!!
Please take a moment to comment.
Thank you so much!
I am linking up with these Blogs for their linky
Tammy is having a Give-A-Way on her Blog.
A Beautiful Quilt for a baby come see.
This is her link to her Blog, the giveaway ends
April 20/2013


One More Time Events said...


sweet violets said...

What a pretty table, so fresh for Spring!!! Love the napkin rings with your china, dinner sounds yummy!!!

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful table. Cute napkin rings and I LOVE the Haiviland!!!

Michele said...

You table is absolutely GORGEOUS!

I love your use of bright colours - it really pops. That parrot is awesome!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful table Diane. I love those dishes. Such a cute napkin ring too.
A perfect table for Spring. xo Linda

Unknown said...

Your Spring table is so lovely and inviting....I'm ready to sit down! Great job Diane!

Traci said...

So pretty!


Great tablescape for April showers, dear Dianne! I'm swwooning over your bird napkin holders. Lovely china too. Big hugs,

Alycia Nichols said...

Just 79 cents for the napkin rings?!??!! That's a great deal!!! I haven't been in Pier 1 lately (trying not to spend money), so I had not seen the reduction in price on those. How cute! The colors work really nicely with your dishes.

Your menu sounds SO good! I'm sitting here thinking about what to prepare for dinner tonight, and everything on your menu sounds perfect!!!!!! I am DEFINITELY going to get down there and rustle up a little peach pie for dessert!

Have a great weekend, Diane!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Diane,
It's been awhile seeing you. Happy to find you again.

The napkin rings are really the eye candies. Cute and the price is right.

Love the flowers too.

Hope you had a great day.

Diane said...

I almost could not look at the rest of the table, because I could not take my eyes off of those adorable napkin rings - wow! However, I did steal a peek at the table setting and your china and silver are beautiful. The table does look like spring!

Anonymous said...

You sure can create a beautiful table!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Diane!
Pretty dishes and pretty centerpiece!
Should be a nice setting for your friends. What a cute napkin ring! I don't remember seeing those at Pier 1...cute!

Barbara F. said...

Diane, so gorgeous, love the bird napkin rings, what a steal they are! And your menu, my mouth is watering.
I have the same tablecloth from BBB, love it and the color - soft buttery yellow. xo

Michelle said...

I love those napkin rings :)

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Very Pretty table!!Your guest are in for a real treat to be able to dine at your table no mater what you serve.

Betty Marie's said...

Such a beautiful spring table Diane!
Now, for the April showers!

Marigene said...

Diane, what a beautiful table...the china is gorgeous, so many bright colors you can work with...green is a perfect background for it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Diane,
What a lovely china pattern! Love the sweet floral design and the colors are beautiful. Lovely centerpiece. I think your guests will be charmed and your menu is perfect!
Happy Weekend.

The French Hutch

Abby / Linda said...

Gorgeous! Love the napkin rings; they are the finishing touch for everything!

podso said...

Yes, those bird napkin rings are amazing! A nice complement to the rest of your table!!

LV said...

One thing for sure, you definitely know how to set a lovely table. Very nice.

Savannah Granny said...

Diane, This is so beautiful. I love the bird napkin ring, what a deal. I remember and do love your china.
Thanks for trying to bring us a little Spring.
Love ya girl, Ginger

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful country French spring table setting! I love it!

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous! they always are, I was so thrilled to see you link up this week.Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted yesterday!

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a beautiful Table!
The bird just completes
each setting.

Have a wonderful day.
Bear Hugs,


Kathleen said...

So pretty, Diane! The china is lovely!

Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, have a good week!

The Tablescaper said...

Pretty table. Great set of china.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the vivid colors in the china pattern!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love the bird napkin rings, Pier one has such great table items

your tables are always WOW

LV said...


xinex said...

This is one of my faves of all your tablescapes, Diane. The plates are very pretty and I love the colors. The napkin rings are so cute....Christine

Ann said...

Your table looks divine. I love your china!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

The the bright colors on your china. Your centerpiece is fabulous!!

LV said...

You definitely know how to set a fine table.

Annesphamily said...

I love the little bird napkin rings! Very sweet and I like your dinner menu!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Very pretty. You set the nicest table.

Anonymous said...

I must ask: Where in heavens do you put all of your dishes??? I am amazed at how many settings you do & have and don't seem to repeat. My goodness. This is a festive & colorful setting. It makes me happy. Hugs. Tammy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

A beautiful table setting and a delicious menu, life is good!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very beautiful, Diane! Always nice to drop by for some inspiration :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Grandmalay's daydreams said...

They are such pretty dishes! I love the birds! Always come by to see your pretty tables! I'd love to see you do an alfresco setting! I eat outside whenever it's nice. Blessings! Linda

Katherines Corner said...

thinking of you and hoping all is well xo