Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heaven and Earth


Hosted by LEIGH and SUSAN
Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm so glad to be joining you today! Now that I'm home again, I can definitely blog more!

So how do you get back in table designing after months of absence? You come up with something QUICK, BEAUTIFUL AND ETHEREAL! Nothing short of magical, right?

Leigh, Susan, our dear lovely hosts... You and our readers are probably thinking: "What could she possibly mean?" Well, sometimes when you dine, only just the right setting makes it.

Is it expensive? NO. Is it too unique? NO. Is it easy? YES!

This design inspiration came from IKEA. Yep... IKEA! I found this 79-cent a piece sandy beige dinnerware set and these sky blue and bamboo green napkins. The glasses, TARGET. The utensils, Hampton "LACE". The candles, IKEA again!

So you see? With just the right combination, color and lighting, it's just like dining up in HEAVEN while on EARTH... ENJOY!
Come and sit down, the menu is divine! Why? Because it is exactly what you wish it to be!
I'll take this seat. Did you decide on your first course yet?
Oh, isn't it so romantic and uplifting? I feel like I'm dining amongst the stars...
The bamboo trio and the big gray patched up candles "ground" the whole look.
I only used napkins and candles to add the sparkle and extra color (sky blue). A new twist to a heavenly dining experience, eh? Ehhh?
Now let's adjust our eyes and see how "bright" our night really is. With you as my guest, who needs Superstars?
Notice how I played up the circles and twists? It gives it an "eternal", I mean, enduring appeal. I'd definitely do this table again.
Just close your eyes and think of the "nectar of the Gods" you wish poured on your glass to savor.
You see that stack of dishes? We at least will dine on a "trinity" of deliciousness. I can't wait to see what appears on yours...
Mmm... That was definitely amazing! Let's enjoy the atmosphere and just be grateful... for being full! LOL
How about from this angle?
Up close maybe?
Closer?
And closer still.
Well... What do you think? Did I lose my touch? I can't wait to see yours!

Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

  1. I love the centerpiece it sets the mood. Nice table!

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  2. Very fun bamboo. It would be a fun dinner party setting. Loved all the candles.

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  3. Beautiful, romantic and serene! I have missed you, Chandy. I am glad you are back again. How is the new house coming along?..Christine

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  4. You can never have too much candlelight! Love the bamboo centerpiece, too. Isn't Ikea wonderful??

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  5. You've created a beautifully romantic table.. I love your pictures... this was just incredible.. hugs ~lyne~

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  6. Glad you are back, a beautiful setting

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  7. So Zen and peaceful. What a beautiful table!

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  8. I love all the candles. Those dishes are quite the bargain and so pretty too. I think I would have trouble getting up and doing the dishes after sitting at this pretty table.

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  9. Thank you ladies! My thoughts exactly, lol!

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  10. Love how you set the mood with all those candles.
    Joyce

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  11. Thank you Joyce! I just randomly dropped them and the theme became clear!

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  12. What a great post! That bamboo is amazing and you are exactly right about the way the light curls around. This is a definite repeater!!!

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  13. love tablescapes with candles lit,,, something about it.. I love japanese and asian themed things...love it

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  14. Hi Chandy,
    Welcome back! You've been missed. This is a great "comeback" table! Very elegant, very chic -- a real zen-like quality. Nicely done!

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  15. I love the three containers of bamboo, really very pretty the way you have it growing.

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  16. Lovely table with the glow of the candles and the bamboo centerpiece. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  17. It's so nice to see you back -- I'm so glad you stopped by. Love your photos -- your bamboo is so pretty and the glow of candles is quite romantic and lovely.

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  18. Hi Chandy, I am glad you stopped over too. Your tablescape is so romantic and beautiful. Love, love, love the candles. Beautiful and festive.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  19. Hi Chandy, we didn't met yet. I really adore your pretty Zen table. I don't know much about Zen but even me can see and feel the harmony of that tablesetting. Colors and elements of nature and earth makes always a positive and cozy feeling to me.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  20. Good morning everyone, thank you all so much! I still have this design up in the dining room. I just love it!

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  21. WOWEEE!!! Chandy this is truly amazing! I have never seen prettier tablescape photos with the glow of the candles. Just stunning girl! I really love it. Fabulous job!

    Have a blessed weekend sweet friend.
    ~Melissa :)

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  22. What great comments you all left! I feel like I never went on any blogging hiatus! So cool!

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  23. That bamboo centerpiece is so nice. I really like its twists.

    Requi

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  24. Oooh that was lovely, fun,and I felt like I was dining at the bottom of the sea. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

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  25. Missed you so much Chandy...No, you haven't lost your touch or talent at all...simply lovely tablescape and atmosphere to enjoy good food in !

    Hugs,
    Nonna

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  26. Hello Chandy,

    Nice to see you back. You certainly didn't lose your touch of creating lovely tablescapes.

    It looks simple and gives that very nice ambiance. Love those fortune plants!

    Mizpah,
    Li

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  27. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day! Hope you have a great week.

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  31. 心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

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  32. 老天爺賦予了強者的能力,就是要他比弱者多擔待..................................................

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  33. 卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!............................................................

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