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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thanksgiving Tablescapes

 ~~~Happy Thanksgiving ~~~
I started with my best china that I always use for the
special holiday occasions. This china was my
mother-in-laws and the pattern is called Miami
By Theodore Haviland, from France. I have all the
serving pieces and settings for eight.

I wanted it to be rustic and woodsy for
Thanksgiving Day and for a dinner like this I always
have a buffet table for all the food and dessert !
I like to keep my centerpiece rustic for Thanksgiving
with fall leafs, yellow mums, and some turkey feathers
and deer antlers just for fun.

I also uses my elegant flatware with my thin
stemware for my Thanksgiving table.

I put a little pumpkin in my glasses just for fun.

This is my dessert plate

Salad plate.
Dinner plate.
I made the napkins for Thanksgiving to carry the
holiday theme. They are 18" by 18" and I lined
them for a crisp look.
I hope you all come back ! Take a moment to
comment, thanks so much and have a
Great Thanksgiving from my home to yours.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tablescapes For Two ~~~~~~~

Candle light dinner~~
Candle light dinner for two ~~~
I made my napkins because I could not find the
right color or pattern in the stores ~~ All eight are
18" by18" and are lined for a crisp look.

Lets light the candles ~~
I am using the blue glass chargers with my
dishes and my bowls from from Pier One~~

This is a good night for reminisce ~~~

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Texas Chili Dinner Tablescape

I decided to set up my Tablescape in my kitchen eating
area this time. Chili does not look good on my Tablecloth!
The little sombrero basket is for flour tortillas!!

I purchased my dishes from Pier One five years
ago and the pattern is called Jade Leaves.
The Chili Tureen was purchased at a garage sale
two years ago. I put the Tureen on lazy susan
with serving bowls around the Tureen. It make it
much easier to " pass the chili "!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

My love of a Old Country Style Dinner ~~~~~

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

I love to mix my dishes with others for this country dinner. The silverware is Holmes & Edwards but I don't know the name of the pattern ~~~~

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

I put a Granny Smith Apple on each white flower dish. My guest can take them home, to keep the Doctor away.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

This is my Vintage De cantor from the 1930's that we use it for our after dinner drink. We like Courvoisier Cognac.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

My water goblets and wine glasses are from Hidden Treasures. The wine glass's are filled with Apple Cider with a stick of Cinnamon.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

The napkins are from Bed Bath and Beyond a light green color to mathch the Candles.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

Let's go back to the first plate.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

I purchased my white flower dishes from Pier One.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

My Fruit pattern collection dates back to the 1950's and came from Bavaria, Schumann Germany.

Granny Smith Apple ~~~Tablescapes

The dinner plates are called Apple Festival ~~~The charger is dark green in color. I hope you all come back ! Please take a moment to commentm, Thank you so much.