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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yo koso. A Japanese fete.

Welcome. Yo koso. It's time for some Japanese cuisine. 

Inspector Regan has given his seal of approval. He also apologizes on my behalf for the picture heavy post. I did keep the words to a minimum!

Simple flower arrangements line the center of the table. I might have to learn Japanese flower arranging, but I think I go the simplicity down.

Tea cups inherited from my mother -in-law. they are beautifully made and match the dishes pretty closely.

I loved the wraps on the chopsticks, so made them removable!

 Salad plate, rice bowl, soup bowl.

Rectangular plate, dip bowl and chopstick rest.

Hand painted napkins from Tokyo.

Floating candles in small trays of water

Tea pot with crackle finish glaze and gold trim.

Bamboo placemats

Time to light the candles.. added a fan to the center floral arrangement.
love the way the candles reflect in the pools of water

Dishes - JCPenney's about 9 years hence
Tea set - mother-in-law unknown origin
Chopsticks - JCPenney
Bamboo placemats - Pier One recently
Napkins - Tokyo, Japan
Mini trays - Fresh sushi dept at local super market ;-)
Vases, black marbles and lava rock - wholesale florist
Flowers - local supermarket

Linking up with the marvelous Susan's Tablescape Thursday's. Grab a beverage, find a comfy location and click the image to peruse the other fabulous displays!


Miss Merry said...

Your table is simplicity and elegance! And the candlelight shots are even more gorgeous. I am in love with your handpainted napkins. So unique and so wonderful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is charming -- I especially love those wonderful handpainted napkins -- a real treasure!

Debbie said...

Every detail is carried out to perfection. I'm so glad it was a "picture heavy" post so we could see it all. I was trying to notice different things in each shot. I love those hand painted napkins the best of all, but the whole table was a treat for the eyes.

GREAT job!

Mimi said...

Very calming and beautiful. Love the floral arrangments. I really like the dishes.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A Japanese setting, how beautiful!! We don't see many of these on Tablescape Thursdays, so neat, thanks for sharing! Great job!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a beautiful and serene table! All your gorgeous elements. I am so taken with the hand painted napkins and the beautiful floral arrangements.
I don't have anything like these fabulous dishes! So they are such a joy to see.

Natasha said...

We often have Japanese food at home-we love it! We set out table with some lovely blue and white pieces that my sister bought for us when she living over there for a year.

I love your oriental tablescape!

Best wishes,

Shelia said...

Hi! What a lovely table you've set! Your dishes are so pretty and love all of your accessories too! Your flower is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful. So lovely.

- The Tablescaper

Red Couch Recipes said...

I don't think I have ever seen a Japanese tablesetting on TT. Chinese, yes, but Japanese no. It is just lovely and is so enhanced by the placemats. Joni

Tess said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

This table is amazing...it looks like it's from a magazine!! Your "inspector" is adorable! We have a few of those as well...



Love love love the flowers.

Jacqueline said...

I was truly transported. I felt like I was at a gorgeous restaurant in Japan. Everything was so tastefully put together and all of the elements absolutely complemented each other. Wonderful job. Now I want to sit down and have a wonderful Japanese meal that you have prepared!

xinex said...

So pretty and so ethnic, Marlis! Are we having sushi?:-) Love your Japanese arrangement. You sure did not miss any detail. The napkins are very pretty. Thanks for stopping by and your nice compliment.....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh this is just stunning!
What a calming and serene table. I love your centerpiece, it fits perfectly and its just gorgeous!
Great Job!

Johanna said...

Hi Marlies,
you table is just great. I love every detail and I bet, every Japanese would love your table, too. Everything is really masterful arranged. And the Japanese napkins are so nice.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

So lovely! The clean lines and simplicity are so appealing. And those napkins are amazing -- the perfect finishing touch!

Anonymous said...

Simple and elegant!

Mary said...

Love your Japanese tablescape~ your hand painted napkins are lovely!

Anonymous said...

Marlis, I love the utter simplicity of the Japanese tablescape and you've captured it perfectly right down to the flowers. By the way, what are you serving?

Mama Zen said...

So elegant!

niartist said...

Oh Marlis!!!!
Your tablescape is stunning!! Just gorgeous, and full of fun and life and texture, and color, and I could go on and on and on!!! Those handpainted napkins are GORGEOUS!! You always have the best tables - such inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Cabin and Cottage said...

This table is so exotic and beautiful Marlis!

Diann said...

What a wonderful tablescape! Every details is just perfect. It is so calming as well!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Absolutely perfect! I hope you ate a wonderfully prepared Japanese meal at that table.

Kathleen said...

That looks wonderful! I can see the obi clad women bringing in the food!

bunny, The Paris House said...

Absolutely serene and so beautiful! Thanks for posting a gorgeous and inspiring table setting for us to enjoy.

Entertaining Women said...

Every element of your table is absolutely gorgeous. I love the centerpiece design, the special napkins, the texture and sophistication of the placemats...I could go on and on. I am very fond of oriental design, and you have hit a home run! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Japanese fete indeed. Absolutely beautiful tablescape, I love every detail.

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All the Best,



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