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.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Looking For Spring.

I know Christmas and New Years has just past.
I don't know about you but I am looking for Spring!
My Blue Willow China always takes me back to Spring some how.

ON this cold winter day!
My Blue Willow is going to be used in my Tablescape for lunch today.
Some of my neighbor friends are coming over.

I did get some pink Carnations for my
Centerpiece for my blue vase, the flowers are from the Randall's food store.

You all remember my napkins from other past Tablescapes.
You all know I love Candle Light for a dinner our lunch
It really sets the mood for my Guest.

This is my eight cup coffee pot
Also from Ebay, some time ago.

It's time for my Guest .

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend
with family and friends.

I purchased my Blue Willow China on Ebay. Some
day I hope my set will be complete.

She is so sweet.

What for dinner right.
I hope you like Port Roasts! I have been cooling it in my new Slow Cooker
for eight hours now. Also having yellow squash casserole with Bacon Bits, and
Broccoli and cheese. Dessert Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. 
""By the way all the Dessert is gone now 7:20 pm. Sorry.

If you look in the other room you can see
my Christmas tree !! It will be coming down on Monday.

I hope you all come back!!
Please take a moment to comment and thank you so much!
Hoping you are having a wonderful day and keeping warm.
I'm linking up with these blogs for there linky parties, hope
you will come with me.
The Ladies


Bonnie said...

Your lunch sounds wonderful and your table is beautiful. Yes, candlelight and flowers set a great mood. I think many of us are expectantly looking for spring too.

The French Hutch said...

Your Blue Willow luncheon tablescape is lovely Diane. I love the pattern, I have a set too I've had for years. The vase and flowers are so pretty and will have your guests feeling like spring is here. Love the napkins, such a gorgeous pattern. Thanks for the spring inspiration!

The French Hutch


Beautiful blue and White Willow tablescape dear Dianne! Your guests are so lucky to be sitting in this gorgeous table setting and lovely dining room. Have a great week ahead.

Tricia said...

Diane, you just can't beat blue and white for a gorgeous table, in my book! I especially love the delicate blue of the vase holding the pink flowers. How fun that you found the coffeepot for your pretty dishes!

Got My Reservations said...

I love your table and especially the toile napkins. Do you use a serger or do you hem your napkins?

Sonia said...

I love blue and white and your table is beautifully done! So elegant!
Miss Bloomers

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Diane- Happy New Year!
Love the blue willow- such a classic! The blue vase and carnations look wonderful and it does look like spring! I wish I was close to spring but it's a long way off for us up here! The candlelight glow is perfect!

Unknown said...

Wish I was your neighbor friend! Beautiful table! Great menu!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your tablescape is just beautiful! I love the blue pattern. I just finished taking don my Christmas stuff yesterday--though I took my tree down right away because it was dry. :)

Jeannie Marie said...

Those are my dishes! I found the soup bowls thrifting not too long ago for a $1 each. I snapped them up even though there were only 3. We use them constantly. Your table setting is gorgeous, I'm a sucker for blue and white. You had me at the first picture.

Sarah said...

Blue and white, especially Blue Willow is always a winner in my mind. Your friends are going to feel special dining at this delightful table, and your meal sounds delicious.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love your Blue willow dishes. I have just a few pieces. Would love a whole set. Your tablescape is beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

nannykim said...

I love blue willow. I just gave my set to my oldest son--I am going to miss it!

Unknown said...

Diane, I have the same dinnerware set and I just love it. Beautiful table! I really need to find some of those napkins, so pretty.

Thanks for sharing!


Savannah Granny said...

Diane, I love seeing the table set in the dining room. Your Blue Willow is so lovely and you know how much I love blue and white. The napkins are great.
Hugs, Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

Blue and white is perfect at any time of the year! So pretty.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

LV said...

Lovely home filled with a very pretty table setting.

Michele said...

Diane, you have set an absolutely gorgeous table for your lucky friends. It's lovely and your menu sounds delish!!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Diane...my all-time favorite pattern, too! I love everything about this table...love the color and shape of the vases.
Have a great week!

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Diane, you have outdone yourself with this tablescape and decorated dining room. What a beautiful setting for your guests to enjoy themselves. Your Blue Willow is exquisite (Love that coffee pot!) and all your accents complement your dishes perfectly. I LOVE the pink carnations with that additional pop of pink color. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a beautiful table! I love blue and white dishes!! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I can tell you are a hostess who makes her guests feel very special. Your table is beautiful. I am following via Feedly. Have a wonderful weekend!


Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Looks so elegant, pretty and such a soothing setting you have created, Diane! I love it! Blue willow is my favorite china pattern and you have done a marvelous job using it in your tablescape. Loving the coffee pot...she looks so elegant and chic :)Pretty vignette on your sideboard!Thanks for inspiring us with the most beautiful tablescapes! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Candy S said...

Diane, Your blue and white table is lovely. The pink carnations are a lovely touch for this time of the year. I am sure your guests enjoyed the lovely table setting and the marvelous pork roast dinner.

Anonymous said...

Diane- I just love your dinnerware! I have a few pieces but not enough to use in a tablescape....this table is beautiful, I would love to be sitting at it!
I too am waiting for Spring with a great deal of anticipation! Its cold here in PA!
Stay well....
Lois@pineridge hills

Cheryl said...

All I can say is...WOW! What a beautiful blog! So happy you started following mine, so I could find you! You truly have a gift for setting the loveliest of tables. So thankful to meet you, and I look forward to many visits together. God's peace be with you and yours throughout the new year!

Bethe77 said...

The table elgant as always. Lunch sounded yoummy! And I love the pink carnations. Perfect Spring look for a Winter day! Blessings

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SarahGeorge said...

Hello Diane,
Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day and leaving some encouraging words behind :). Enjoyed your visit. Your table scape looks lovely :) I too enjoy candle light dinner very much! Thanks for following me and hope you'll come back again :)

Grandmalay's daydreams said...

I love those dishes and the pretty napkins. it all looks so gorgeous! the pink carnations look very pretty! Candles set the mood always! Your tables are so beautiful! Hope you're keeping warm, it's been a hard January! Blessings! Linda

Katherines Corner said...

loving the blue and white. So beautiful xo

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated New Year! Your table of blue and white is stunning.

Kathleen said...

I love your dishes and your table looks so elegant. So nice of you to host lunch for your friends. It sounds so good.
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Lady of the Manor said...

Your blue table is just lovely! Your friends are in for a real treat! The pink carnations are beautiful, too!