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Oriental Tablescape

I thought it was time to share another tablescape. We have had these dishes for a long time.
I added different elements to the table to enhance the setting.  I found the awesome Buddha at Home Goods.
Each setting has it's very own Buddha silver candle holder. I bought them from Zgallerie.

The dishes are from World market.

This picture shows the green accent lighting my husband recently installed.  The bulbs are Phillips Hue. He also added the wemo switch and the app.  We can control the lighting from our ipads.

Isn't this the cutest?  It hides the wine bottle.

Two silver Buddhas from Ross. They were marked down for clearance.

I wanted to add the paper lanterns for some accent lighting.  World Market has some cool little battery lights you can hang inside.

I bought the two figures at Pottery World years ago.  They are fun and add some whimsy.
The large sculpture we bought at California Backyard.

Dramatic lighting for a dinner party.  We can add some oriental music with Alexa, our Amazon Echo.
The best part about having Phillip hue light bulbs  with wemo switches, we just tell Alexa to turn on Dining or fireplace lights, or any other lights we have connected.

We got a surprise visit from my son and his girlfriend. it was great see them and also hang out by the pool. We treated them to the Studio Movie Grill.  A whole different experience.  We saw Antman....

I hope you all have a great week ahead. 

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  1. I love it Linda! The Buddha head really sets the tone. The lanterns are cute and really add some festivity! How fun the your son came by with his girlfriend. I hope you all had a great visit!

  2. Good morning Linda! How lovely, what a super idea to decorate with an Asian flair! The little Budda light holders, the lanterns...YES! And the food, I'm sure was fantastic. I heard California got some rain? I hope you have been drenched with refreshing showers! LOOKING GOOD! Anita

  3. I'm sure your lighting set the mood for your oriental theme, Linda. You and your hubby are so technologically advanced!! I love the individual tea light Buddhas and all the rest of your decor. What fun to get a surprise visit from your son and his girlfriend!

  4. Morning,

    Those little buddha's are adorable. They look wonderful in your tablescape! I am also loving those dark colored dishes, so modern and they have such strong lines...love that

    Good job!

  5. You treat your frinds like royalty:)

  6. Linda,
    Love this! The mood is perfect with the lighting- you and your husband are so technology savvy. Such stunning plates and I am charmed by the two figurines from Pottery world. I feel as though I have stepped right into an elegant region of the Orient and I love it!

  7. A knock-out setting! I think you covered all the bases. I am in awe your tech skills -- turning on the lights with your iPad!

  8. What a unique table setting. You are always so creative LInda.

  9. I love this, Linda. You really set an awesome mood with the dishes and lanterns and Buddha's. I love World Market...everything is so reasonable!

    Jane x

  10. I've always like the Oriental style. Your table is beautiful.

  11. Linda, Your table settings are always a work of art. So beautifully done, and everything looks very nice. I just went to Home Goods Sunday, and they have so many wonderful items. I just love your table and chairs, they are lovely.

    I have added you to the list on my friendship post before the recent one. I hope you are enjoying the summer days, friend.

    love, ~Sheri

  12. What a fun theme, Linda and you did a great job...love the lighting!

  13. I'm sure your guests feel pampered eating at your table with all the effort you put into it! Love the vibe (especially with the candles and lighting) + the statues. Those little sake cups + soy sauce holders are adorable. :)

  14. Love it! So elaborate and perfected. You have interior decor down pat.

  15. Absolutely stunning ~ as usual! The large white Buddha is beautiful, as are the small silver ones. I love the lanterns and your lighting! You guys are so techie ~ amazing. I know your guests loved this and felt extremely special.


  16. Hi Linda, Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love all your wonderful accents and the lights are incredible with the little lights inside. Gorgeous white Buddha. You make everything extra special and I am sure your guests really enjoyed this dinner party.
    Hugs, cm

  17. Beautiful table! It works very well in your dining room too.

  18. You KNOW I love your oriental table! You found some great pieces!! The lighting sounds interesting! My Joe has our whole house on X10 and we can have lights go on and off via a remote and it is all controlled on his computer. GREEK to me:):)

  19. Good morning dearest Linda! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Yes, I am back but only on a month basis. AND as I entered into your profile to get to your blog, I notice that you are also a part of Life with Jemma? She has become a dear friend over the last month through Instagram! I had no idea you had a connection with her! Did you design her beautiful blog?

    Enjoy another fine summer day dear one. Anita

  20. Wow, what a fabulous tablescape so beautiful in your dining room. The candle holder is fantastic! I would love to have a dinner party oriental style!

  21. Hi Linda, I love your beautiful oriental tablescape and that green accent lighting just sets the perfect mood. With so many lovely pieces, the oriental music and that lighting, I'll bet dinner that evening was just wonderful. I hope you're having an amazing weekend... :)


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