Dianne's Creative Table

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Iceberg Inspiration

After my return from Alaska, I planned a dinner party with friends and family to share photos. 
Inspiration for the table came from the blue of the icebergs we saw floating by and the snow on the granite mountaintops.   
Chickens from Home Goods, paired with hydrangea under glass.
Dishes from Dillards on 75% clearance.  Cambrige flatware, and napkins from Old Time Pottery. 
Water goblets from Target last year.  They are plastic, but I still managed to break one!  
Placemats from Home Goods, chargers from World Market.  
Bumble bee napkin rings were a gift from my friend CeCe at N Your Dreams.  


Candlesticks from Ross and glass globes on top from Home Goods.  I can use the globes with other candlesticks and they protect the table from drips and cast a beautiful glow on the table.  I have several sets in different colors. 

Sassafras bark compliments of my sweet hubby.  I think the bark mimicks the pattern of the chicken feathers.  I try to use an outdoor elements often. 

Now that my Alaska photos are organized, I will be posting them at Alma's Friday party Oh, the places I've been
My orchid decided to join the party.
Pear Slices with Pancetta, Goat Cheese and Honey
Watermelon & Feta Salad
Lemon, Thyme Grilled Chicken
Zucchini with Lemon Zest
Potato Salad
Homemade Foccacia
Mixed Berry Cobbler

So happy to be joining the following parties:


  1. Your dining room is lovely and your table for your friends is gorgeous! I love everything from the pretty dishes to that adorable chicken and even the plastic cute glasses...and yeah, they break too, lol! Your candle sticks are fabulous and what's on top of them candles?..so pretty! I'm sure you had a terrific trip to Alaska. Have a fun Flourth weekend ahead.

  2. That is simply gorgeous. I would feel so welcomed at that table. Deb

  3. Gorgeous table, love all the elements, I love green and brown together. Your menu sounds fabulous. Will you be sharing photos of Alaska? On my bucket list. xo

  4. Welcome home, Dianne. Hope we get to see some of the photos from your trip.
    Beautiful table as always. Love the colors and the natural elements.
    Hope you have a happy 4th of July.......Sarah

  5. How pretty -- love the coolness of your colors. I know everyone enjoyed this.

  6. Such a creative and pretty table.

    I lived in Alaska nearly five years. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

  7. OK, first I have to say that I love the hydrangea under glass. I tried to do that here, but it just didn't look as pretty. I guess it was the shape of my cloche.

    As to the rest of the table, I really love it. The browns and blues are beautiful together, and I love so many elements. Those bee shaped napkin rings are adorable.

    (And HOW did you break a plastic glass? Never mind. I could do it too...) Hope you bought extras because I really like the look of them.

  8. Such a gorgeous table...I cannot stop looking at it. Love all the textures and detail you put into it...it looks wonderful. Really really wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing it

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous table!! I LOVE the colors. So cool and inviting. Beautifully done.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

  10. Your mix of color and texture is a delight and all of it fits perfectly in a very homey environment.

  11. Love your table. So different and creative.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Thank you for the email, so very tempting!!! I love blue with brown tones and this table is one of my favs. The orbs on top of the candlesticks are amazing pieces!!! I love the pieces of bark, what great pieces to add to the table for some texture. It's just all a feast for the eyes!! Cannot wait to see the picks on Friday! xo marlis

  13. Another beautiful table and I love the color of the orbs....it has been a favorite color since we started work on the beach place. I must also say I would have never known the goblets were plastic! I know the dinner party was a big hit, as usual. YUM!