Dianne's Creative Table

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Busy Weekends

I have had dinner guests every Friday for the last three weeks.  I love to entertain, but this is a lot, even for me.  I had to find a table I could put together fast and then be happy to live with for three weeks.  

White Mikasa with aqua Artistic Accent plates from Home Goods.  I could only find six and wish I could find a few more.  All the dishes can go right in the dishwasher. 
The chickens and the striped globes are also from Home Goods. 

Wood candlesticks are from Ross.  Had to go to two stores to find two. 

The goblets are from Target and don't tell anyone, but they are plastic.  Plastic can be beautiful, can't it?

Evening lights.
Morning light.
I love how the afternoon sunlight lites up the table.

Antique salt cellars with gray salt.
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by and visit everyone participating in Susan's Tablescape Thursday and Marty's http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/2011/09/81st-table-top-tuesday.html


  1. I love it, and for 3 weeks too!
    The colors are perfect!
    I am going to HG tomorrow. I will look for the plates!

  2. Love love love the blue and white and brown.. It's so versatile and I would love looking at this for 3 weeks. Your glasses are lovely.. i would never have known they were plastic.. The candlesticks were certainly worth two trips and the votives are the icing on the cake! xo marlis

  3. I love all the blues especially the globes on the candle holder and the chickens,Beautiful

  4. I love this! The colors are so great together. The chickens are wonderful too. I would have never guessed the goblets were plastic!

  5. Blue and Brown look great together and you put together a lovely table for your guests! The chickens in the center coordinate so well! Fondly, Susie

  6. I love this table! The chickens are really pretty and the crystal touches just make it pop. Love the plates-love everything.

  7. Love it! Love the blue and browns and the hensare great. CREATIVE thanks for sharing.

  8. I love blue and brown and with the hens this is truly amazing. I love all the touches from the wood candle sticks to the sparkle from the votives!

  9. What a great tablescape. Love the blue and brown and how you stacked your plates. I always love lots of dishes stacked on each other! Hahaha...So glad you found your two candlesticks. That was great you found the second one. Everything looks wonderful!

  10. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous color combination, Dianne! That really rocks! LOVE the bubby votives, too! I have similar plastic goblets that are clear. It is nearly impossible to tell!!! I got mine at Costco. They came with a set of dishes I bought there, and I thought, "What the heck!" I've only used them once so far, but they look great! I am glad to see you have been entertaining so much. I haven't been able to for several weeks, so someone else is doing it for me! I don't feel like such a slacker anymore! :-) Have a great weekend!

  11. I love the colors....so calm and serene! What a delight for guests. Your glasses are pretty too. Who would guess they are plastic! A fabulous table to look at for three weeks!
    Blessings My Friend,

  12. Dear Dianne,

    The tbale look wonderful, the aquas add a just perfect colaring to the table.

    I know its very fun entertaining but honey you did have a lot of guest but Im sure your tiredness went away as I am sure the guests had a wonderful time at your beautiful table.

    Also thank you for viisting my blog and for your lovely words.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  13. I love the aqua and brown with just enough white to make it really shine...this is one of my favorite tables this week. The globes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Very pretty Dianne! I love the blue and brown and your rooster is wonderful! I particularly like the coloring on him. I really, really love the blue plates though and have been looking for some similar to that for a awhile but cannot seem to find them. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your guests again! :))

  15. This is a really pretty table scape! I'm sure each of your weekend guests enjoyed the care you took to create such a lovely table. The color combination is so beautiful. I never would have known those gorgeous goblets are plastic. The detail is wonderful. I love your plate stack and the crystal on the mirrored runner really adds some sparkle to the setting.

  16. I can't tell you how many times I drive from store to store to find enough of an item. I think that there is a whole sub-culture of us out there...LOL. I love the aqua and chocolate that you chose for your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your outstanding design. Cherry Kay

  17. Oh Dianne - you have SUCH a great eye for composition! I love the mixing and matching of colors and patterns! Truly beautiful!

    I'm your newest follower! :)