Dianne's Creative Table

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

Monday, August 24, 2015

Red & White Dinner With Friends

It was time to gather all our friends and have a summer dinner.  I had visions of a Utah desert inspired table, but when I opened the drawer and saw the quilted place mats, I quickly changed gears.
Placemats - Home Goods
Rattan Chargers - Linens & More
Red Plates - Home Goods
Johnson Bros White plates
Gingham napkins- Pier One
White striped glasses - Old Time Pottery
Flatware- Onieda Sheraton
Crochet runner - Queen of Hearts
I just love the cheerfulness that red and white brings to a table!  

Daisy Mae wanted to make sure the olive oil on the table was up to her standards. 

Annabells from my garden.  They will keep for years before they fade.  Wooden trough from Round Top.  
Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Grilled Chicken (recipe below)
Arugula Salad with Prosciutto and Fig Basalmic Dressing
Homemade Focaccia with Herb Infused Olive Oil
Lemon Ice Box Pie with Blueberries and Whipped Cream

Pasta Recipe

This is one of the BEST summer recipes for ripe tomatoes ever!  I add fresh mozzarella or grilled Chicken strips, or both. It is very important to use only Angel Hair pasta.   


  1. Dianne, your table is dressed with happiness. Summer ripe tomatoes fit the mood here. The menu sounds delicious and healthy.
    Envious of your Annabells. I started to buy some heirloom hydrangeas this weekend so I'd have some to dry. I threw out the ones I'd had for years when I thought we were moving.
    Glad to see you sharing a table. '-)

  2. Such a cheerful table, Dianne! Love the tumbler, they have a vintage look to them. I know I have told you before, your table is gorgeous...and I drool each time I see a whole room shot!

  3. Oh, Dianne, what a happy table! I keep forgetting how crisp and red and white table can be. It looks so inviting, your guests are sure to have a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing this! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Bee-yoo-ti-ful! The menu sounds divine, and I am really hungry! I am sure the evening was a rousing success.

  5. Such a lovely table Dianne. You did an amazing job. Love the red and white. Your room is quite large and the table looks fabulous.