Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Celebrating 500!

When I started blogging in 2010, it was because of Susan and BNOTP.  I was so delighted to find a community of people that enjoyed the same thing that brings me so much creative fulfillment.  It still brings me pleasure to set a beautiful table for friends and family and sometimes, just for me!   Here are some of my favorites from the past. 


Congratulations to Susan and many thanks for doing this.  I am going to enjoy visiting everyone else's favorites at Tablescape Thursday

Thursday, March 15, 2018


“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    "Winter is dead.” 

Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.(Shakespeare)
A daffodil bulb will divide and redivide endlessly. That's why, like the peony, it is one of the few flowers you can find around abandoned farmhouses, still blooming and increasing in numbers fifty years after the farmer and his wife have moved to heaven, or the other place, Boca Raton.(Ms Greenthumbs) 

Daffodils are yellow trumpets of spring(Richard Ratliff)

A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up,
whether or no the sun be shining outside.
(AA Milne)

Placemats - Home Goods
Pier 1 chargers- Vintage store
White plate - Johnson Bros Regency
Yellow plate - Ross
Runner - Queen of Hearts
Striped glasses - Old Time Pottery
White Dresden Rose Bowl - a gift
Geese- Thrift store 
Candlesticks - Ross

Friday, February 16, 2018

Red Bird

The cardinals around the house seem to become more visible when the trees are bare. They flock to our feeder in the morning and just before the sun goes down.  

I found one set of the cork backed placemats at Home Goods after Christmas last year.  I scouted every Home Goods for a second set with no luck and eventually found a set on Ebay for 3x as much as I paid at Home Goods, of course!

I used my painted brass candelabras and Henry Lauder's Walking Stick branches for the center of the table.  I added some lighting and pine cones.  The fat cardinals are from Ross.

Red napkins and Ralph Lauren stemware to finish.  

I usually put small cardinals on the branches, but felt it would be too much with the placemats. 

I decided to put them on the island to bring some color to the kitchen.