Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chinese New Year Tablescape

You don’t need the excuse of Chinese New Year to set a festive and fun Chinese themed table. Whether you’re enjoying a meal of Chinese delivery, or have whipped together something on your own, this fun table will add much to your dining experience.
It’s really not difficult to do. I used fabric remnants for the table covering, made my own napkins to match, and grabbed white and red dishes to use to set the table.
A few Chinese props like these chopsticks and fans add to the fun, fortune cookies make dessert something to look forward to, as well as these fresh lychees
Dinner will be quite an experience with a table like this one.
The centerpiece need not be fussy, number two son, Andrew, loaned me his dragon teapot and teacup set to use at center, and a few Chinese carry out containers (that I always keep on hand to share leftovers with friends) add to the fun.
The glassware I made myself for an Asian theme anniversary party I had for my parents years ago. You can read about them here.
My mother is visiting at this table as well; the crystal knife rests are used here as rests for chopsticks. These are vintage, and add sparkle and fun to the table, not to mention a practical place to put chopsticks!
I hope I’ve given you some ideas with this table. It doesn’t have to be an occasion for you to do the same.
White chargers and red plates - Pier 1
Bamboo flatware - Crate and Barrel
White lotus bowls -
White soup spoons - Crate and Barrel
Chopsticks -
Folding Chinese fans -
Chinese Takeout Boxes -
Lychees -
Melissa’s Produce
  Vintage crystal knife/chopstick rests - my mom

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Mary said...

Oh I love this Pattie! What a wonderful table to celebrate Chinese New Year! I love your fabric selection for your tablecloth, fans, painted glassware and dragon teapot...新年好

Linda said...

Wow! I love the crystal knife/chopstick rests and the fabric is just gorgeous. The post about your parents' 60th and the glassware painting was so entertaining! Being the weather geek that I am, the part about dashing out with lightning flashing and sirens blaring spoke to me - that's the kind of thing I used to do in Oklahoma - lol! The glassware is stunning.
Wonderful post Pattie. :)

Thelma said...

This table is so beautiful and colourful. I love the fans and the black glasses. The tablecloth sets it all of. Great tablescape..

Alycia Nichols said...

Yes, ma’am! You betcha! I’m all about the remnant fabrics for table coverings!!! You can get really cool patterns like the ones you chose for darn near pennies on the dollar. I like the way you laid a “runner” horizontally instead of vertically. It allows the “main” table covering to shine while adding a fun “hiccup” to the surface. I like this one, sis! It’s fresh with modern touches. I have never tasted a lychee. I’m afraid. They look like aliens!

martinealison said...


Une belle fête !
J'ai eu la chance de la partager une année à l'Île Maurice dans une famille chinoise... Une fête qui reste un très beau souvenir.

Une délicieuse publication.

Gros bisous 🌸

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very fun Pattie! I'm making pot stickers tonight and thought about setting a Chinese table, but I don't have a thing that would work-that fabric is so perfect, and the red and black palette is too! Love it all!

Sandra said...

I love the combination of the dinnerware with that unique fabric - I wonder what it says! Thanks for sharing a fun evening!
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Fair Meadow Place said...

What a lovely table and another great reason to celebrate. I love Chinese New Year. https://fairmeadowplace.blogspot.ca

sandy said...

this is great - so colorful ....love it.

Sandra Lee said...

This is so pretty Pattie and I love the fabric! Each piece you added works so well with the rest of the table. Using the knife rests for the chopsticks was a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

The Cape Coop said...

Your tablescapes are always so breathtaking! I love the colors and little details. Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop! :)