Pottery Barn Knockoff Shell Chargers

Welcome to the 184th Metamorphosis Monday! Shell Chargers are Done! Another significant metamorphosis checked off my "should-have-finished-ages-ago" list, was the completion of the shell chargers I started a while back.  Remember those? You may recall, I came across these six Pottery Barn shell chargers on eBay while searching for chargers for an Easter table setting.  I briefly thought about … [Read more...]




Light & Airy for Summer Dining

Welcome to the 202nd Tablescape Thursday! Greetings!  Hope your week is going great!  Recently, Noritake, a wonderful Sponsor of Between Naps on the Porch, sent some lovely china my way.   It was a gorgeous day, we got a little break in the storms this week.  Wish you were here to enjoy it with me.   This table setting would have looked great with a floral centerpiece where the … [Read more...]




Spring and Summer Table Settings

Welcome to the 201st Tablescape Thursday! Wow!  Has it been crazy weather where you live?  We've been having stormy day after stormy day.  Monsoon weather and lots of lightning!  I awoke yesterday to find several very large branches in the turnaround portion of my driveway.  They were so large I could hardly move them.  So glad they missed the house!   My decks are covered with leaves and debris,  leaves … [Read more...]




A Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the  197th Tablescape Thursday! For this Tablescape Thursday, we're flying off to Switzerland to dine with Cornelia in her beautiful garden.   Cornelia created this table a few weeks ago for a special occasion.  Cornelia wrote, "Today we celebrate Ascension in Switzerland." "I created a tablescape, a fresco using mostly China from the German Manufactory Nymphenburg.  This is the view … [Read more...]




Starfish Napkin Fold

Recently, for Tablescape Thursday, I posted a table setting with a beach/coastal feel.   That table setting also included a fun, easy-to-make starfish napkin fold.  Here are the super easy steps to creating this fun napkin fold.   Lay your napkin out on a flat surface, with it turned on the diagonal.   Fold the top corner down until it meets the lower … [Read more...]




A Beach Themed Table Setting

Welcome to the 196th Tablescape Thursday! Recently, I embellished a candle holder with aqua-colored seashells.  It  provided the inspiration for this week's table setting.   We've had the most wonderful spring here in Georgia.  Lots of mild days with occasional rains.  Has it been nice where you live, too?  I wish every spring was like this one.   Soft, cool aquas are perfect for a … [Read more...]




A Secret Garden Tablescape

Welcome to the 195th Tablescape Thursday! Wow, what a week!  This is turning out to be one of the busiest and most exciting weeks I've had in a while.  My son and his sweetheart were here last night.  We're all in wedding mode since the big day is just 4 days away.  After dinner out we came back home and stayed up late into the night talking.  I miss them terribly and love it when they are here … [Read more...]




A Mother’s Day Table Setting

Welcome to the 193rd Tablescape Thursday! This Sunday is Mother's Day.  In honor of this special occasion, I've put together a table setting using  very special table "linens."  My Mom crocheted this luncheon set back in 1956 while she awaited my arrival.   Here's a photo of my Mom (and me) around the time she would have completed this set. Unfortunately, I never really got to know my Mom very … [Read more...]




Dining on the Balcony, Table Setting with Lomonosov Porcelain

Welcome to the 192nd Tablescape Thursday! For this Tablescape Thursday, we'll be dining on my friend, Cornelia's beautiful balcony in Switzerland. The view is wonderful from here! Cornelia, please tell us all about the china you've chosen for this beautiful table setting here on the balcony.  Cornelia shared, "The theme is mainly based on the predominating porcelain, the Russian Lomonosov … [Read more...]




Easter Table Setting with Floral Centerpiece

Welcome to the 191st Tablescape Thursday! Thanks so  much for all the wonderful comments left on yesterday's post.   I so appreciate each and every one.  Your encouragement is giving me the perseverance I need to finish the project. I know Easter has long since past but I'm still not quite done with bunnies.   This time the bunnies are in a springtime breakfast table setting. Lately, … [Read more...]




Shell Chargers for Summer Dining: Pottery Barn Knock-Off

n March, right after I purchased cupcake stands from Pottery Barn for this Easter table setting,  out of curiosity I typed "Pottery Barn chargers" into the search engine on eBay.   This auction for shell chargers popped up.   Wow!  Shell chargers!  Not great for Easter but perfect for summer dining on the porch.  Unfortunately, the bidding quickly escalated way beyond the amount I would have been … [Read more...]




Easter Spring Table Setting with Tulip Centerpiece

Welcome to the 188th Tablescape Thurday! Happy Spring and welcome to Tablescape Thursday, a party where we celebrate our love for entertaining and creating pretty table settings for our friends and loved ones.  A beautiful table setting is really just an expression of caring and love for those who'll gather there.  It not only offers substance for the tummy, but for the soul, as well.  And, did I mention … [Read more...]




Double Bowl Hurricane Floral Centerpiece: Pottery Barn Knock-Off

I've been using a lot of fresh flowers in table settings lately.  Once those cold winter months are behind us, it's such a joy to bring fresh flowers into our homes.  One of my favorite flowers is the tulip.  It's almost impossible to think of spring and not think of beautiful tulips. Tulips are a wonderful flower to give or receive for a birthday or for Mother's Day.  I've been the happy recipient of … [Read more...]




Spring Easter Table Setting with Daffodil and Moss Centerpiece

Welcome to the 187th Tablescape Thursday! Greetings!  Hope it's as beautiful where you are as it is here in Georgia.  This has been such a wonderful spring!  As I looked through the photos for this post, I noticed the background is changing with each week's table setting here on the porch.  It's getting green and woolly out there...love this time of year!   For this Tablescape Thursday, … [Read more...]




Spring Easter Table Setting with Wisteria Centepiece

Welcome to the 186th Tablescape Thursday! Greetings!  Hope your week is going great.  Spring is in full swing here; everything is blooming up a storm!  For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I did something I've always wanted to do in a table setting.   I've always wanted to use Wisteria in a centerpiece.  It's just so beautiful and fragrant and it grows wild here in the south.   Each spring … [Read more...]




Springtime Table with a Daffodil Centerpiece

Welcome to the 182nd Tablescape Thursday! It was another warm day today so the pull of the porch won out again. All this warm weather we're having has me thinking spring.  This table setting would work well as an Easter tablescape with its springtime colors. The breezes stirred the sheers on the porch as I photographed this setting.  I couldn't resist snapping a pic through the wind swept … [Read more...]




Carved Watermelon Whale Centerpiece

Carved Watermelon Party Centerpiece This past Tablescape Thursday, I shared a table setting with a carved watermelon centerpiece.   (View that tablescape here: Summer Tablescape with Carved Watermelon Centerpiece)   For a party many years ago, I cut the top off a watermelon and hollowed it out to hold fruit.   That was cute, but I've always wanted to try my hand at carving one … [Read more...]




One Last Summer Tablescape

Welcome to the 160th Tablescape Thursday! If you've been reading BNOTP for very long, you know I love summertime. I'm always a bit sad to see it go.   Since the first day of fall is still a little over a week away, I wanted to share one last summertime table setting here on the porch.   I had fun creating the centerpiece.  It's carved from a small … [Read more...]




Mixing Herend for a Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the 158th Tablescape Thursday! A few years ago I attended an historic home tour that was by far, the very best home tour I've ever been on.  It was in Newnan, Georgia and was sponsored by The Georgia Trust.  If you ever have an opportunity to go on one of their home tours, be sure to go.  They are well organized and the homes are always absolutely amazing! On this particular Newnan tour, we … [Read more...]




Romantic Candlelight Table Setting

Welcome to the 157th Tablescape Thursday! You may feel like Bill Murray in the movie, Groundhog Day as you view the following tablescape.  In last week's Tablescape Thursday post, I mentioned I had created a tablescape on the porch and it somehow mysteriously moved itself right out on to the deck, turning into this romantic table setting. Since the original table on the porch was still set, I … [Read more...]




Romantic Table Setting for Two

Welcome to the 156th Tablescape Thursday! Tomorrow, August 18th, Between Naps on the Porch turns 3 years old.  The last three years have flown by so very quickly.  Thank you for visiting and being here every day.  I appreciate so much that you share your time with me! Let's have dinner on the deck tonight.  It feels so nice out. I'll pour the wine...you just sit and enjoy. So romantic, dining … [Read more...]




Beach Themed Table Setting

Welcome to the 153rd Tablescape Thursday! I must be craving a beach trip because it seems whenever I plan a tablescape lately, it always ends up being a beach themed table. :)  I started off this tablescape with white flatware...     But I decided to change to blue since  I was in the mood for soft muted colors.     Beach themed tablescapes always feel so restful with … [Read more...]




Coastal Summer Table Setting

Welcome to the 151st Tablescape Thursday! Though the porch is still decorated in red, white and blue for it's 4th of July makeover, the heat here in Georgia has me dreaming of sandy white beaches. Recently, I ran across these bright spring-green glasses in Old Time Pottery. I love this color green. I guess you could call it chartreuse.   It very much reminded me of the green color in … [Read more...]




Seaside Tablescape

Welcome to the 146th Tablescape Thursday! For today's Tablescape Thursday, I've put together a little beach themed table setting out on the porch. I still have beach dreams running through my head after my recent trip to Savannah.   Hope you enjoy! I started out placing different types/colors of starfish on the napkins and I scattered lots of shells all around the centerpiece. I decided … [Read more...]




Hunting Cabin Becomes A Beautiful Victorian Summer Retreat

Have you ever longed for a cozy little place hidden away from the world, a haven where you could relax, read, nap or just dream? Sandy Foster created just such a place, and in doing so, she's given us all a wonderful gift. With the click of a mouse, we can be transported to a beautiful, romantic retreat tucked into a little hill along side a picturesque stream.   This lovely spot isn't accessible … [Read more...]




Summer Tablescape with Magnolia Centerpiece

Welcome to the 144th Tablescape Thursday! It's gorgeous here today...lots of sunshine! I love this time of year! Let's have dinner out on the porch tonight. Sound good? I've only used this china once before (I think) in a tablescape HERE. For some reason it always inspires a magnolia blossom centerpiece. The huge magnolia tree in my front yard had more flowers this year than it has ever … [Read more...]




Dining Alfresco: Spring and Summer Table Settings

Welcome to the 143rd Tablescape Thursday! Today I'm sharing some spring settings for this Tablescape Thursday, including some of yours!  Click on the titles of the tablescapes to view them in full. Dining with Lord Byron Sand and Surf Garden Party The Faerie Ball A Beach Escape Boogieboard Cottage Words on Wheels Bargain Hunting and Chatting with … [Read more...]




Dining in the Garden

Welcome to the 142nd Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! Our friend, Cornelia, has invited us all for dinner in her beautiful garden in Switzerland. Don't you just love the romantic feel of the wisteria climbing up the back of her home. We will be dining this evening surrounded in the fragrance of lovely flowers. It's a perfect day to be out in the garden. The tall hedge … [Read more...]




Easy Centerpiece for a Spring Table Setting

Welcome to the 141st Tablescape Thursday! If you remember this Bottle Tree post, you already know I've been collecting bottles for several months in hopes of creating a bottle tree some day. Recently, I found the perfect tree for the bottles. It was just what I had dreamed up in my head. Unfortunately, when I checked on the price, it was much more than I wanted to spend. Rats! In the meantime, I've … [Read more...]




Styling by Coty Farquhar

Welcome to the 140th Tablescape Thursday! I have a wonderful Giveaway this week for Tablescape Thursday. This giveaway will have 6 winners so lots of opportunities to win! I'm so excited to share the gorgeous and breathtaking designs of Coty Farquhar. Are you familiar with her blog, Styling by Coty Farquhar? If not, you are in for a wonderful experience! Coty lives in one of the most beautiful … [Read more...]




Debutante Camellias in a Springtime Tablescape

Welcome to the 135th Tablescape Thursday! It was such a gorgeous day here...70's and breezy. I decided to set this week's tablescape in the breakfast room. My camellia bush has almost finished blooming. Amazingly the blooms are much deeper and richer in color now than they were a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it's the warm weather we've been having for the past two weeks. I couldn't resist … [Read more...]




Mixing China Patterns in a Table Setting

Welcome to the 133rd Tablescape Thursday! It was dark and stormy all day today. Late in the day the rain finally let up and I was able to cut some flowers from the garden. Since it was such a gloomy day, I decided to make my own sunshine. My Delight and Thy Delight by Robert Bridges, a British poet and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930 My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels … [Read more...]




Sunshine Yellow for Spring

Welcome to the 131st Tablescape Thursday! It's been a rare February day...actually a rare February week. With temps in the 60's here all week long, I've been craving spring and a tablescape full of sunshine. I just shopped the house for a centerpiece. Actually, I couldn't make up my mind which centerpiece to use, so I used two. :) The sunflowers normally live on the trunk/coffee table in … [Read more...]




How Many Place Settings Should I Buy?

I receive a good many emails each week from the wonderful readers of BNOTP and one question I get over and over again is: How do you decide how many place settings to buy of a particular china? Here's just three of the e-mails I've received on this topic: 1. "Whenever I see a dish sets (usually come in set for 4/box). I am not sure if I should just buy the 4 (in 1 box) or buy 2 boxes. Is hard to find set … [Read more...]




Moss Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the 124th Tablescape Thursday! Hi Everyone! Hope your week is going great! Recently, for our Blogging Bloopers 2010 Party, I shared some of the gaffes I've made this past year, including a tablescape that didn't quite turn out the way I had planned. Since I let that cat out the infamous bag by sharing a few pics, I thought I'd share the rest of the info about how I put that table together, … [Read more...]




End of Summer Tablescape on the Porch

Welcome to the 110th Tablescape Thursday! Welcome to a very special week of Tablescape Thursday! I am sooo excited to share my table setting with you this week because tonight, I'm sharing beautiful dinnerware that is just about to make it's debut! In just a few days, Sketch Floral will be available for purchase in retail stores, but you're getting a little sneak preview here this evening! I decided … [Read more...]




Three Tablescapes: Baby Shower, Beachy & Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone! Hope your week was fabulous! Any great plans for the weekend? I hope wherever you live...the weather is as awesome there as it is here. A few months back, I was blessed to receive some delightful pics of tablescapes created by three readers of BNOTP. I thought I'd share their wonderful tables today...along with the info they sent about how they were inspired to create them. Kathy from … [Read more...]




A Spring Table Setting on the Porch

Welcome to the 109th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! Come on out on the porch...it's a beautiful day! We don't have breezes today so we'll just turn on the fans and make our own breezes. The weather is positively perfect...not too hot and not too cold...just right for dining on the porch. I have beautiful new china to share with you today...it just called for a special … [Read more...]




A Beach Escape

Welcome to the 108th Tablescape Thursday! It's still beautiful summer weather here in Georgia. So, I've loaded up the car and I thought you and I would take one last beach trip before the cool fall weather arrives. Are ya with me? A while back for a Tablescape Thursday, I posted two wonderful table settings created by my talented friend, Bonnie. You can view those HERE. I fell in love with the salad … [Read more...]




A Garden Party with Meissen, Deutsche Blume

Welcome to the 107th Tablescape Thursday! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE...I mean reallllly love Tablescape Thursday? When would we ever have an opportunity to see so many beautiful collections of exquisite, delightful...sometimes even whimsical...china, crystal and flatware if you didn't stop by and link your amazing tablescapes here each week?! This week we are international travelers, … [Read more...]




Beautiful, Vintage, Copeland Spode Tower in a Springtime Tablescape

Welcome to the 106th Tablescape Thursday! How was your day? Are you looking forward to a nice long Labor Day weekend? Any cookouts planned? I hope whatever you do...it's fun and relaxing. Enjoy these last treasured days of summer. I'm almost in the mood for fall...but not quite. With temps still in the 90's in Georgia and the blessing of low humidity, I'm still tablescaping out on the porch. This week … [Read more...]




Lemonade Days

Welcome to the 105th Tablescape Thursday! It's still very much summer here in the sunny south...and I'm loving every moment of it. I'm one of those strange people who loves hot weather. Cold weather...not so much. Since I was really hoping you might be stopping by this evening, I made us some yummy lemonade and cookies. What's that? You're wondering about that tripod out on the deck? Shhhh, that's my … [Read more...]




Beautiful "Rote Rose" by Meissen

Welcome to the 104th Tablescape Thursday! Tablescape Thursday: For this week's Tablescape Thursday, we are international travelers again...jetting off to Switzerland to view beautiful china, crystal and silver in a most exquisite setting...Cornelia's beautiful home. Cornelia recently had a tea party with some dear friends. The children were invited for this special affair and I know everyone … [Read more...]




Metlox Poppytrail Sculptured Daisy

Welcome to the 103rd Tablescape Thursday! Come on out on the porch! Tonight we are traveling back to the 1960s. We will be dining at a retro tablescape...inspired by a ceramic lemon tree that once belonged to my sister's, Mother-in-Law. We don't throw anything away in this family...just pass it right on down. I have a little surprise for you. In addition to pics, I'm taking you out on the porch so you … [Read more...]




Monogramming Sterling Flatware, Great Idea or Huge Mistake

Welcome to the 80th Metamorphosis Monday! I love monogrammed silver. I suppose I could attribute it to having been "raised" here in the south where  monogramming has long been a standing tradition. Actually, I've never known anyone who had monogrammed silver, or if they did I don't remember seeing it. But for me, it's a reminder that family is important, family traditions are important and … [Read more...]




Bridal Shower or Mother’s Day Table Setting

Welcome to the 100th Tablescape Thursday! Light the fireworks, sound the horns, throw the confetti..it's time for a celebration!  Whooo, hooo! Tablescape Thursday is officially 100 today!   Can you believe we have been tablescaping for 100 weeks?! Wow! I'm so grateful for each and every one of you!  Thank You with all my heart for sharing your love for the art of the table every week here … [Read more...]




Sunflower Celebration

Welcome to the 98th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! Tonight I'm sharing a tablescape I put together this past weekend for my friend, Jan's, 60th birthday. I'm often asked where I get ideas for tablescapes. That's always a hard question to answer since I really never know where or when an idea will hit. Last Thursday evening, as I was shopping for our birthday cookout, I came across … [Read more...]




A Corny Tablescape for Summer Dining

Welcome to the 97th Tablescape Thursday! Hope you aren't tired of dining out on the porch. When winter gets here, they'll be plenty of time for staying inside by the fire. For now, lets play outside...as long as we can. I didn't wait for darkness to light the candles...though, I know I really should. Let's just pretend it's getting dark. While we're pretending, let's, also pretend I grew this … [Read more...]




Country Gingham and Tropical Paradise Tablescapes

Welcome to the 94th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! I'm so excited to share not one, but two delightful tablescapes this evening, created by my sweet and talented friend, Bonnie. I am just tickled each time I hear from Bonnie that she's created a new tablescape and you know I'm going to ask if I can share it with you! So grab a glass of something cold and refreshing, sit back and … [Read more...]




Saxon Flower by Royal Copenhagen

Welcome to the 93rd Tablescape Thursday! Hello, sweet friends! How was your day? I hope you are well rested because we are jetting off to Switzerland this evening. You did bring your passport, right? Cornelia is welcoming us back into her home for an evening of dining in her wonderful conservatory. I see she has lit the candelier for us... Cornelia shared wonderful information about all the … [Read more...]




Painting a Tablescape

Welcome to the 72nd Tablescape Thursday! How was your Memorial Day weekend? We were furloughed on Friday and have Monday off for the holiday, so I'm relishing my 4 day weekend. Metamorphosis Monday: A few weeks ago, I posted this tablescape for TT. Here's the Before: And here is the After once our talented Fifi worked her magic. Fifi took this romantic setting and with her amazing, creative … [Read more...]




Romantic Table for Two on the Deck

Welcome the 91st Tablescape Thursday! She Walks in Beauty Like the Night by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night   Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the … [Read more...]




A Beach Escape Table Setting

Welcome to the 90th Tablescape Thursday! The cold weather is finally gone. It's time for the soft breezes of fans whirling over head... Speakers playing James Taylor...Long Ago and Far Away...Sweet Baby James...You've Got a Friend... Hope you enjoy a touch of the beach this spring day. Toward the end you'll find a change in the centerpiece...just couldn't make up my mind.   Napkin … [Read more...]




Dining in the Conservatory with Royal Copenhagen, Blue Flower

Welcome to the 87th Tablescape Thursday! Tablescape Thursday: I'm soooo happy to be sharing another gorgeous tablescape today with you that's coming all the way from Switzerland! Dear Cornelia graciously agreed to invite us into another one of the wonderful rooms in her beautiful home. Today we will be dining in the conservatory.  I love saying that word...conservatory. I've always LOVED conservatories … [Read more...]




Beautiful Nymphenburg Tablescape

Welcome to the 86th Tablescape Thursday! Hi Everyone! Hope you've had a wonderful Wednesday! When I attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, we used to have Wonderful Wednesday every week. On Wednesdays, there were no classes! We were supposed to spend the time studying or attending special lectures, but in truth, most of us slept in and caught up on school work...or goofed off! Follow-up to … [Read more...]




Easter Tablescape with Daffodil & Camellia Centerpiece

Welcome to the 85th Tablescape Thursday! Easter is behind us for another year, but I thought I'd share one of the tablescapes I did this year.   Centerpiece is just a basket I've had for years...filled to overflowing with the last of the spring camillas and daffodils. I layered pretty salad plates I received as a gift this past Christmas with cabbage plates from HomeGoods. … [Read more...]




A Springtime Tablescape

Welcome to the 82nd Tablescape Thursday! At last, the daffodils are beginning to bloom. I was so happy to see their sunny faces, I decided it was time for a springtime tablescape. The beautiful tablecloth and napkins I used for this week's tablescape are from the April Cornell, Genevieve Collection.   When I found these floral (bee skep) covered-soup tureens at Old Time Pottery around … [Read more...]




Herend, Rothschild Bird

Welcome to the 80th Tablescape Thursday! It came a rare, warm day in February... Bluebirds came to dine... And the late afternoon sun created wonderful shadows. Its warmth made eyelids heavy...a nap would surely follow. The beautiful bluebird day inspired a birdie tablescape... Complete with birdie glasses... If you've been reading BNOTP for a while, you may … [Read more...]




Five Tablescapes, One Silver Tray

Welcome to the 55th Tablescape Thursday! Hope you enjoy these five very different, mini-tablescapes...all displayed on the same silver tray. Sharing Dessert... China: Spode, Tower (1920's); Goblets: Waterford, Crimson Hock; Flatware: Towle, King Richard; Silver plate vase: Goodwill; Candle holder: Vintage, Flowers: Geraniums and Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya'...from my … [Read more...]




Tablescaping with Metlox Poppytrail, Sculptured Daisy

Welcome to the 54th Tablescape Thursday! On one of my trips to local antique/thrift store this summer, I came across this vintage Poppy Trail, Sculptured Daisy pitcher, made by Metlox Potteries. Since I'd just bought six place settings of this china the summer before at the Flea, I was excited to find a matching pitcher...and for only $6.   When I got home, I pulled out a bread plate and a … [Read more...]




Summer Dining on the Porch

Welcome to the 53rd Tablescape Thursday! I'm often asked where I get my inspiration for the tablescapes I create each week.  Really there is no set answer.  Sometimes the inspiration might be a holiday that's approaching, like the 4th of July or Christmas. Sometimes it's china I have that I'm just itching to use. And sometimes it's a treasure I stumble upon that's just screaming to become a … [Read more...]




Summer Dining, Alfresco

Welcome to the 51st Tablescape Thursday! Hope you enjoy this summer table setting out on the porch.   I cut Becky daisies from the garden and mixed them with Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya' for my centerpiece.           Here are a couple of ways to display the napkin...   I think I like it fanned out … [Read more...]




Hawaiian or Tropical Table Setting

Welcome to the 50th Tablescape Thursday! Wow, Can you believe it, it's our 50th Tablescape Thursday! And two weeks from today is the one year anniversary of Between Naps on the Porch! I'm hoping to do something fun that week, still scheming and plotting. Speaking of scheming and plotting...there's been a lot of monkey business going on this past week. Do you remember the tease pic I shared at the end of … [Read more...]




Table Setting with Crocheted Linens

My Mom crocheted this luncheon set during the period she was awaiting my arrival. Despite many forays into antique shops over the years, I've never seen another one like it. Here's one of the few pictures I have of my Mom and me...it was taken right around the time she would have been completing the luncheon set. Unfortunately, I never got to know my Mom very well.  She became sick when I was still … [Read more...]




Beach Themed Tablescape

Welcome to the 49th Tablescape Thursday! For this Tablescape Thursday, I'm taking you to the beach. I rarely used colorful candles in my tablescapes, but I just loved the way this aqua color worked with the color of the candlesticks.   Look what came in with the tide.   I found this beachy china at Kohl's last summer...they had it in again this past … [Read more...]




Lemonade on the Porch

Welcome to the 47th Tablescape Thursday! I love summer time here in the south. Yeah, I know it's hot, but we can fix that. Some fresh-squeezed, ice cold, lemonade out on the porch, should do the trick. Found this neat beverage dispenser while kicking around inside Old Time Pottery last week. It was only $19.95 and it's HUGE! We need munchies to go with our lemonade...Double … [Read more...]




Springtime Table Setting

Welcome to the 44th Tablescape Thursday! Summer is here and I'm thinking sunshine and blue skies... The sunflowers remind me of sunshine, while the blue and white gingham napkins have me dreaming of blue skies with white fluffy clouds. It's hotter than blazes here in Hotlanta.! So let's cool things down with lots of crisp, cool white...white chargers, white china, white candles, white … [Read more...]




Tablescaping in Blue and White

Welcome to the 7th Tablescape Thursday! I don't know what it is about a crisp, white, linen tablecloth and napkins...but I love 'em, especially with a blue and white tablescape. Magnolias and wisteria...sooo romantic. A couple of years ago, I begin to collect salt cellars to use in my table settings. It just seems like such a simple, yet wonderful way to spoil your dinner guest. It eliminates … [Read more...]




A Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the 42nd Tablescape Thursday! The Faerie Ball...by Susan Settje I dream a dream of faerie queens and kings...   In forest glade where I know faeries dwell.   The full moon dancing as the zephyr sings...   ...through cedar boughs and round the wishing well.   Oh romance sweet, a brave and noble knight...   ...to … [Read more...]




Vintage Orchard by Syracuse China

Welcome to the 41st Tablescape Thursday! The breezes on the porch are filled with the sweet "lemonade" scent of magnolias...I love this time of year. Our table is filled with crystal, sterling, floral china, touches of lace and magnolias...all lit with soft, romantic candlelight. This vintage china was made right here in America by the Syracuse China Company. The pattern is … [Read more...]




Tablescaping With Lenox, Butler’s Pantry Gourmet

Welcome to the 40th Tablescape Thursday! Wow, can you believe it...this is our 40th week for Tablescaping! THANK-YOU, dear friends, for participating during these past 40 weeks and making Tablescape Thursday such a fun event! I'm looking forward to many, many more! This has been an exciting day for Between Naps on the Porch. Julia at Hooked on Houses is featuring the porch of BNOTP on her blog today! … [Read more...]




Tables Setting with Beautiful Wedgwood

Welcome to the 39th Tablescape Thursday! Come on out on the porch! I'm so glad you're here! I'm linking my tablescape post this week to Julia's Hooked on Fridays event. This week I'm really hooked on.... dragonfly and bumblebee lit trees. Since it was so gloomy out, it seemed the perfect day to light up the porch with dragonfly lights. These came from Smith & Hawken, unfortunately … [Read more...]




Women’s Spring Luncheon

Recently I was chatting via e-mail with my friend, Toni. She shared two wonderful pics of a beautiful tablescape she created for a Women's Spring Luncheon held at her church. You'll notice it has lots of that wonderful color, pink...perfect for this Pink Saturday! Toni used several darling birdhouses to create her lovely centerpiece. Toni told me, "As you can tell, I love birds and birdhouses. The … [Read more...]




Tablescaping with Blue Willow

Welcome to the 37th Tablescape Thursday! I can't help myself...when it's this nice outside, all my tablescapes end up here on the porch. The trees are all dressed in their best spring-green... I'm using my Churchill Blue Willow this evening... Salad plates are by Gibson...it's part of a large set from Big Lots... White chargers are from Horchow online...Neiman Marcus had them, … [Read more...]




A Garden Party Table Setting

Welcome to the 36th Tablescape Thursday! Let's have a Garden Party out on the porch!   Come on over and have a seat...so glad you're here!   Garfield says, "Life is short, eat dessert first!" I like the way he thinks! We're having Oreo Dirt Cheesecake, complete with yummy worms!   I lit the candles in our little green house. I know it's not dark out yet, but … [Read more...]




Easter or Spring Table Setting

Welcome to the 34th Tablescape Thursday! It is sooo pretty out today...why don't we have dinner out on the porch? We'll just keep our table simple with a little daisy arrangement and a few sweet bunnies. I'm a little excited today because I have some new china to share in this tablescape and it's has two of my fave colors in it: pink and green. I've always loved hot pink, and paired with green, … [Read more...]




Romantic Dinner for Two on the Porch

Welcome to the 32nd Tablescape Thursday! Here in north Georgia, the leaves are beginning to pop out on many of the smaller trees. But the really big ones...like those in my backyard, are a little slower to rise from their long winter's nap and don their spring-green wardrobe. Leaves or no leaves, the warmer temps have me craving dinner out on the porch. You may recognize the daisy centerpiece, … [Read more...]




Fiesta Tablescape

Welcome to the 30th Tablescape Thursday! Recently, I was “chatting” via e-mail with my friend, BJ, who lives in Austin, Texas...you may remember her as RMSHGTV on Rate My Space. BJ doesn't have a blog, but she enjoys seeing the great Tablescape Thursday posts each week. Recently, BJ mentioned she would be hosting a a big birthday bash for two special family members, her brother, Joe Allen and her niece, … [Read more...]




St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party

Welcome to the 29th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner...let's celebrate with some tea out on the porch! And of course, we must have green tea, since we are celebrating St. Paddy's Day. (The green tole tray was a wedding gift 30 years ago.) I picked fresh flowers from the garden... Ahhh...their sweet, sweet fragrance is wonderful! Little bees must have been tucked … [Read more...]




Tablescaping with Blue Willow

Welcome to the 28th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I was asked where I get my inspiration for the tablescapes I put together. I've gotten this question before and truthfully, I'm not sure I have a good answer...the reason being because my inspiration comes from a different source almost every time. If you have participated in Tablescape Thursday a few times, you probably know what I'm talking … [Read more...]




Seasonal Table Settings

Welcome to the 23rd Tablescape Tuesday! ANNOUNCEMENT: Tablescape Tuesday will be moving to Thursday, beginning, Thursday, February 5th. That means we will not be tablescaping Tuesday, February 3rd. You will have a couple extra days to get your next tablescape post ready. The poll that was runnning on my sidebar indicates the majority of you are looking forward to this change. I personally would … [Read more...]




Pretty in Pink Cottage Tablescape

Welcome to the 13th Tablescape Tuesday! I've been busy caulking and painting in my dining room so I didn't have a chance to put together a brand new tablescape for today's Tablescape Tuesday. But I thought you might not mind too much if I posted a Pink and White tablescape I put together a couple of months ago for a Pink Saturday which is hosted each week by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. One day, … [Read more...]




A Springtime Table Setting with Ma Maison

Welcome to the 9th Tablescape Tuesday! My screened-in porch was finished in early spring. Just before the work was complete, I went on a serious shopping spree for "stuff" I would need for this new space. One of those items on my shopping list was china...something special for those summer dinners on the porch. One day while shopping in Home Goods, I found the china of my dreams. Let's just … [Read more...]




A Nature Lovers Table Setting

Welcome to the 3rd Tablescape Tuesday! While on a little shopping trip a few months back, I found the red candlesticks shown below. I loved the bold red color and accents of iron. I've been asked to always share the source of the pieces I use in my tablescapes, so I will list all that information in mice type at the end of each tablescapes posting. I wasn't exactly sure how I would use them. … [Read more...]




Sand and Sea: Beach Themed Tablescape

Welcome to the very 1st Tablescape Tuesday! (Pssst:  Tablescape Tuesday eventually became Tablescape Thursday when the tablescape party moved to Thursday.) I know summer is almost over, but I'm just not quite ready to let it go. I found some adorable shell candlesticks recently and put together this "beach" themed tablescape. Found the sea-blue flatware at Pier 1 recently and it was half … [Read more...]