4/23/09

Tablescape Thursday Chinese Style

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday thanks to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.

I would like to share with you what fun I have been having using some Chinese paper umbrellas I picked up on my recent trip to Chinatown in San Francisco. I decided to use them for a centerpiece but couldn't get them to stand up on the table.....
.....so as I was trying to figure out how to use them I looked up at my chandelier and had a lightbulb moment (literally), and so I attached them to my chandelier! I used them two weeks ago for my Easter table.
The colorful eggs picked up the colors of the umbrellas.
I tied little yellow bunny placecards to each goblet.
After Easter I didn't want to take them down yet and so I used them again this week for a Chinese-themed women's luncheon.
I used Chinese New Year Zokiak paper placemats with my Syracuse China plates in colors of the lanterns and the tablecloth. Four dozen delicate pink tulips were beautiful in the ginger jar vase for the centerpiece. I served Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Bow Knot Rolls and Red Velvet Cupcakes for dessert. The cupcakes were not particularly Chinese but tasted delicious and I served a fortune cookie on the dessert plate with the cupcake.

To see more wonderful tablescapes visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.
Thanks for coming by to visit today.

7 comments:

wenderful said...

Love your umbrellas! How was your luncheon?

Beth at Aunties said...

Your umbrellas are beautiful! I bet your luncheon went very well and everyone had a great time. The menu sounded yummy.
After I posted about how much we enjoyed your yummy lemon Chicken, another lady made it also.:-)
Before going to Thanksgiving Point today I decided to check and see when your said you were going this week...The tulips are gorgeous!

Enjoy your trip!

Marie said...

Fabulous idea Jean! Your table decorations look just wonderful! You did a super job with them!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Wow! I love those fun, fun umbrellas! What an impressive sight that is above your table.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I do love meeting new people. I hope you'll stop by again.

Donna

LdyDy said...

What a cute idea using the umbrellas this way! Very creative!

Kammy said...

Hello,
Happy Tablescape Day ! You were
very creative with your Chinese
display in pastels. It was lovely
and I enjoyed it. Thanks for
sharing.
Hugs ~
Kammy

Ashley said...

The umbrellas look great, Mom!