Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Asian Dinner Party/Introducing Tablescape Thursday

I am new to the blogging world so I thought that I was so original by starting Tuesday Tablescapes but I found this awesome blog that has tablescapes every Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch. I have decided to join in the fun so please check it out! Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch has been doing and featuring Thursday Tablescapes for quite a while so there are so many great tablescapes to see.

The inspiration piece! I found this fushia and orange puffer ball at Dollar Tree ($ tree) and I just loved the color and texture and knew that I had to use it for party decor. So this is what I came up with. Here is a tablescape for an intimate dinner party. I love to change things up. So no chairs for this dinner you sit on the cushions. The place settings are actually placed on my ottoman that is in my living room. It is just the perfect height for such a theme. Plus what is easier than ordering your favorite chinese dishes from a restaurant!! I found the plates 2 for $5 at Big Lots and got a box of fortune cookies at $ tree. I had the black placemats - got them at Marshall's 4 for $8. I thought it would be a nice touch to add the bamboo as a namecard. Guests can take it home and put it in water. Just used orange cardstock for tag added the chinese symbol for love stamp and letter stickers for names.A close up of the fabric that I found for $9 at the Ikea as-is section. It is actually a duvet cover. I don't sew so I am always looking for things that require as less work as possible.My inspiration piece is being used in the centerpiece. You can use anything in clear glass containers. If you keep following the blog - you will see me use various things from time to time. I just love the texture and color of the puffer balls. I was going to use fresh flowers but then was at $ tree and saw these and could not resist. Perfect match!
The red votive holders wer 88 cents at IKEA. They need some bling so I just used self adhesive rhinestones that I found for a $ at Michaels.

This is a cd package found at $ tree. You got 3 for a $. Great deal- I would put a cookie inside wrapped in matching tissue. I wrapped it in orange ribbon with flower that was used in centerpiece. I put the chopsticks in favor so guest can use then keep.For another favor, I found the red Chinese take out boxes at $ tree and used the same orange ribbon and flowers as cd favor.

I found these orange mesh laundry bags at $ tree and knew that it would be perfect for a no-sew cover up for my beige cushions. All I did was put the cushions inside, closed drawstring and duct taped the bottom so it would be smooth. TADA- no sew and matches my color scheme!


15 comments:

  1. I love it! You have such and eye for that... the bambo sticks... fantastic... favors so freakin' creative

    Can't wait to see what you make next!

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  2. You seems to have great artistic skills. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work. Iflorist.co.uk

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  3. What a great tablescape. Love it!

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  4. Hi, welcome to TT, I love what you did with your table, very creative and the colors are just beautiful. I like all the fun favors too. I keep forgetting to think of name tags for my tables!

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  5. You are one creative cookie! Welcome to TT! I love that centerpiece and the bright colors!

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  6. Thanks for the compliments! I am very happy to have found Tablescape Thursday. I am looking forward to joining you lovely ladies often!

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  7. I love your cheerful vibrant colors!
    Brenda

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  8. I'm getting old and I guess my eyesight is going because I could read what was written..but your pictures were beautiful! Just beautiful. I loved the colors.

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  9. Michelle, this delightful tablescape just pops off the page! I LOVE ♥♥♥ your puffer balls in the vase are a true inspiration & I can't wait to *benchmark* you. (that's a polite term for COPY!!) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Very colorful and cool!! I love your creativeness. You just took that puffer ball and ran with it!!

    I hope you come to more Tablescape Thursdays!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  11. Love all the color on your table! So much creative thinking went into this tablescape -- it's wonderful!

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  12. You ladies are wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments. My passion is parties and now that I am retired from the Marine Corps, I can finally put more time into being creative. It is a wonderful outlet for me and I love my new found hobby -blogging!! I plan on participating in TT each week. I love "meeting" such beautiful people!

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  13. What a creative table! I love the whole enchilada ...oops, perhaps I should have said eggroll.
    Your table is so colorful...and unique. Wonderful job!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  14. Whoever would have thought that you could be so creative with those squishy balls. My daughter LOVES those. They make a great centerpiece and I love the color variation!

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