Dianne's Creative Table

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Host of Golden Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

Cute Cynthia Rowley woven placemats from Home Goods
White Chargers from Ikea
222 Fifth Colorwheel yellow plates from Ross
Topped with a Mikasa Antique White salad plate

 For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 
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  1. Your table-scape is so beautiful. I love the colours you have chosen and the lovely candlesticks. The huge windows make the room so bright and inviting. Deb

  2. Jonquil are so pretty, the yellow one are so special. Huge candlesticks make the table.

  3. Just lovely! Our Daffodils are just about spent here. Love your lacy candlestick holders, beautiful table. Visiting from Let's Dish.

  4. Ooh what a pretty table! Love the poem and the daffodils! You collected such a pretty bunch for the centerpiece. Cute little birds and those are great candlesticks. You have a beautiful dining set! Love the pictures with the blue hour and the last one with the sun shining!

  5. What a lovely room your table is in. The setting is so inviting. Daffodils always make me smile.

  6. Your table is so calming and peaceful, Diane, I especially love the gorgeous runner and your pretty napkin fold. You've also captured the blue hour which creates such a glow with your pretty yellow and white.

  7. Beautiful table and such lovely surroundings!

  8. Dianne, the simplicity of your beautiful table really, really appeals to me. The daffodils are gorgeous.
    I know I have told you before how much I love your dining room...it makes me smile every time I see it.
    Have a great week.

  9. Dianne, this is absolutely lovely, especially with the blue hour showing in the windows. You know I like your long table and the way you use it to set gorgeous tablescapes. The Wordsworth poem is one of my favorites, and ironically I have a post sitting in draft using this very poem. Like minds! '-)
    Tell you husband that the row of daffodils is lovely!

  10. The daffs are wonderful as is the poem, wondered who wrote it.....thanks Sarah!!! This is still my favorite dining room of all time, and you did the table up so pretty and fresh, love the runner, yellow plates, the blue hour with the blue bottles on the top of your hutch...very pleasing!!!

  11. This is such a nice way to start my morning, with Wordsworth and your lovely table! I have seen fields of daffodils and come away inspired to plant more! Your table colors are so springlike and cheerful. Linda

  12. So elegant...love those gorgeous candlesticks!

  13. Stunning photos especially the blue hour ones. I LOVE LOVE the large vase of daffodils and your candlesticks.I have the same IKEA chargers and was so excited to find them. Sweet little birds. Happy Spring to you. Have a blessed Easter.
    I am your newest follower.

  14. I think you probably already know what I'm going to say before I even say it....LOVE the extended centerpiece!!! It really is what helps to make long table stand out. And I l-o-v-e those placemats, too. The softness of the color with the nubby texture is cool. You picked the perfect flowers to go with the placemats, and it all just comes together so nicely. This is one of those tables that, although quite beautiful, isn't the least bit intimidating. Bravissimo!

  15. You have such a beautiful big dining room! I love the soft buttery yellows on your table. SO cheery for spring!

  16. The soft yellows and creamy whites are perfect with the daffodils. The table settings are made all the more beautiful by your beautiful dining room. I know I have told you before, but once again I must say that I love your dining room.

  17. OMG, Dianne, what a wonderful post: one of the prettiest tablescapes I have ever seen coupled with one of my favorite poems!! There's nothing to be changed here, from the square yellow and white placemat to the wonderful dish stack, flatware and napkin fold. Your flowers are a perfect centerpiece; I LOVE your delicate runner and birds. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  18. So perfectly lovely and soft. I love yellow and white and the graceful daffodil centerpiece is just beautiful!

  19. Love how wonderfully full of spring your table is.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper