Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chinese themed table decor

Its so dark and cold since morning.. I did the table decor in the afternoon after lunch  for the evening dinner. The weather didn't behave as per the  forecast and no sunlight today.. I like to take pictures with  bright natural light.. I think natural sunlight makes tremendous and dramatic change to the photos.. Everything looks stunning even the mundane things..:)

Table top

Anyways...Lets talk about todays decor...This table decor is for two people ..me and hubby of course..

Table Decor

 The theme is Chinese.. Even if it is a Takeaway dinner I think table arrangement and decor can transfer you to entirely new place..

Table decor

I used the  white and dark colors with minimalism ...I avoided lot of patterns ... The small bowl is for different sauces.. We both fancy eating with chopsticks .. One can enjoy Chinese better with them ..:)) The table mats are made of rattan.. A wonderful bargain I got in a store in US..

Table decor

 Chinese dinner would not be complete without Jasmine tea .. So the first thing I put on the table was the tea pot and small cups..

table decor 2

I used a small towel as napkin and tied a string around it... 

Table decor 1

Placed flowers from the garden in the bowl... arranged Origami boats around for fun..

Candle Centerpiece

I arranged three white pillar candles with sea shells in a rattan tray as the center piece.. I also placed several fragant candles around the table.. perfect for ambiance..

Now if you are wondering if  I cooked chinese at home or got a takeaway is a secret..hahaahhaa!!

Linking to Table Top Tuesday ; White Wednesday, Tablescape Thusday !!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a lovely tablesetting. I love all of your chinese accessories and dishes and your attention to detail is fabulous. So pretty. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

OH.MY.GOSH. I love your creativity. You are extremely correct in that a pretty tablescape changes the entire mood for food. Loving this blog. Following you for sure. Am so glad that you dropped by and I discovered such talent! :)

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Absolutely lovely table arrangement. What a pleasant sight to guests arriving for dinner!

Miles Of Style said...

awesome table setting! i'm sure it took a lot of planning and creativity to come up with something so beautiful!

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment. hope to see you back soon!


Smita Srivastava said...

Wow thats a wonderful setting !!! Surely to transform into a warm romantic mood....

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful table setting. Very relaxed. ~~Sherry~~

Anonymous said...

*sigh* my heart skipped a beat seeing this... This is so so gorgeous.. I simply loved it.. You are awesome!!

Rebecca said...

Pretty Tablescape!!! Happy WW

GB said...

This is gorgeous, purnima! Love the finesse to a simple takeoput! :)

Virginia said...

Lovely table setting...Simple can be BEAUTIFULL!!!
Joy and Blessings,

Entertaining Women said...

Simply sophisticated, simply lovely, simply wonderful. A great eye for design. Thank you for sharing your tabescape. Cherry Kay

Kathleen Ellis said...

Beauty and simplicity! My daughter and her hubby love to set a table like this when they enjoy their Thai food!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Marigene said...

Simplicity at it's best...love your table.

Julie said...

What a lovely table, Pea!!!!! Love everything!

Padhu Sankar said...

Wow Lovely settings !! New here .DO drop by http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com
when u find time

Dani said...

simply marvelous!
thanks for the visit.

Aarti Badamikar said...

love it totally! esp the origami boat...it is so much fun!!