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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 enjoy!

Sunflower Summer:

We’ll start off our evening with a beautiful tablescape in Bonnie’s breakfast room. I just love her pineapple chandelier! I fell in love with all things pineapple many years ago on my first trip to Colonial Williamsburg. That’s when I discovered the pineapple is known as a symbol of hospitality. What a perfect design for a chandelier in a room where friends and family will gather.

This tablescape has a Country feel with the gingham and the sunflowers.

Sunflowers salad plates go perfectly with the fresh sunflower centerpiece…

I adore those chargers! Check out this adorable gingham flatware! Bonnie has carried out her theme all the way through this wonderful tablescape!

I can’t think of anything more cheerful than a centerpiece of big, beautiful sunflowers…

I love this pic with sweet Sophie in the window.

Tropical Paradise:
Bonnie has transported us to a tropical paradise! Even the paintings on the wall and Bonnie’s chandelier fits beautifully with this tablescape!

Wonderful centerpiece…

Love those salad plates! I wonder if the flower is plumeria?

On second thought, that looks like a hibiscus bloom. What do you think? :-)

I am totally coveting these darling palm tree napkin rings! Cute!

The vase is soooo perfect for this tablesetting! It really has an exotic feel, doesn’t it?

Bonnie has the most amazing view out her dining room and breakfast room windows. She even caught the elusive “blue hour!” :-)

A little romantic candlelight for our evening in paradise.

This is stunning! The lights of the city below…the deep, blue hour sky and look how the stemware almost seems to glow in the candlelight! Totally stunning!

Bonnie, thank-you so much for sharing two delightful, whimsical tablescapes! :-) Love them both!

Sunflower table:
Chargers: Panache
Salad plates, S&P, Marshalls, years ago
White dinner plates, Pier 1
Yellow bowls, TJ Maxx
Glasses – TJ Maxx
Flatware – Ross
Napkins, Marshalls

Tropical Tablescape:
Salad plates, TJ Maxx, years ago
Dinner plates, Ross
Green goblets – Kohl’s
green wines – Tuesday Morning
Vase, Fitz & Floyd -TJ Maxx
Flatware – Ross
Votives – Big Lots
All Linens, Kohl’s

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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Comments

  1. Lovely tables. The tropical table took my away to our honeymoon in Hawaii! Love anything tropical! So pretty.
    Have a great week!
    Sherry

  2. I think Bonnie's first table is my favorite. LOVE the yellow and green gingham — so wonderful to see it in the napkins and the cutlery, and sunflowers? How can you go wrong? And she has THREE sets of green glassware? COVET!

  3. The Shiny Pebble says:

    Wow! Bonnie's second tablescape is so fab! I am sure the dining experience is superb — like eating in the middle of a tropical rain forest (without the bugs!). Gorgeous!

  4. Jeannine says:

    Love the two tables. The pineapple chandelier is perfect. I love the green glasses on both tables as well. I appreciate your list of where items were purchased. It helps if there is something specific someone wants to purchase.

  5. Nancy's Notes says:

    Oh, those are just powerful images for a plate lover! All of the tablescapes are just making me shake my head in awe! They are beautiful, my favorite is the sunflower pattern, a sunflower is in my header photograph!

    I love looking at all of the beautiful tablescapes, thanks for hosting.

    Nancy

  6. The Tablescaper says:

    Great job Bonnie: Both are lovely, but I'm partial to the tropical paradise. Gorgeous plates!

    I'm hosting a new meme, "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU – like a tropical tablescape? Hope you'll come and join the fun.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    I too, love that pineapple chandelier — I'm just 50 miles or so from Williamsburg – one of my most favorite spots! Both of these tables are delightful.

  8. I just looked at the same flatware! I love it. I found it in blue as well.

    Both tables are wonderful! Love the bright, tropic feel of the 2nd table.

  9. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Beautiful! I always enjoy Bonnie's tablescapes! Love the bright colors!

    Katherine

  10. Johanna says:

    Oh, this are really two very different but impressive tables. The first one is a perfect cosy table for the family and how cute is Miss Sophie! She adores the table, too. The paradise theme is so well done. All is working perfect together, I am just aware that a panther is crossing. Really adorable green stemware and those salad plates are awesome. Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing those pretty tables and thank you, Susan, for hosting this meme.
    Greetings, Johanna

  11. Susan, thank you for sharing Bonnie's tables. Both are beautiful. I love the simplicity of the gingham and the sunflowers, but the drama of the floral textile with those fabulous hibiscus salad plates is very eye catching. Both tables are really fun! ~ Sarah

  12. After seeing Bonnie's dish room I am sure we are in for many more WONDERFUL tables!!! At least I hope so! YOu know I adore the tropical table. I love anything tropical!!!! I do love the checked flatware in the first tablescape too! Love her tropical tablecloth! I posted a tropical table on RMS and got a comment that with the tablecloth it was "too busy"… HA! Bonnie is very talented, wouldn't we all love to be a guest at one of her tables!!!! XO, Pinky Now I am off to see all the others!

  13. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Susan, both are such gorgeous tables. I love the sunflowers and checks, so cute. The tropical one is just gorgeous too. Beautiful dishes, accessories and linens on both. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  14. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    Loved them both, Susan! I always love to see what Bonnie does with her tables! Thank you and Bonnie both for sharing these with us…

    XO,

    Sheila

  15. Barbara says:

    Oh, my goodness, it is impossible to pick a favorite. Both are just lovely!

  16. Hi, Susan,
    Tell Bonnie thanks for sharing these with us. My favorite is the sunflower table. It's just too cute for words!

    Donna

  17. Frog Hollow Farm Girl says:

    A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I love sunflowers and can't wait until ours are blossoming this summer. The photos in my Tablescape post are kind of dark, please forgive me, I'm still learning about taking photos indoors. Looking forward to browsing through all of these tablescape ideas!! Ciao, bella!

  18. Hi Susan!

    Both are charming but I love the drama of the second table. I'm a big fan of drama! Thanks for sharing Bonnie's wonderful settings.

  19. Kathysue says:

    Bonnie has done it again, she has amazed me. What amazing images. Love the touch of gingham!! Kathysue

  20. DesigningLadyJane says:

    The sunflower tablescape is so cheery and bright. I love how homey it feels. And the tropical tablescape is gorgeous. I was really drawn to the view out her windows, daytime and evening. I wonder, is that a lake in the distance? I really like that you give a list of where the items come from, I had originally thought that there was a lot of money involved in these decors, then when I saw my favorite discount stores mentioned, I knew it was all luck and talent. Keep up the good work!

  21. Hi Susan,
    You and Bonnie make a fantastic team! She sets beautiful tables and your expressively written comments bring them to life for us. Love Bonnie's attention to detail combined with your warm, positive energy and unwavering enthusiasm.

    Thank you, as always, for hosting. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

  22. once in a blue moon... says:

    such a beautiful home, love all the details for the light fixtures to the dragonflies. great tables, as always, thanks for sharing so much fun!

  23. You sure gave us a treat today, Susan. Two lovely tablescapes! Bonnie is really creative…Christine

  24. Fifi Flowers says:

    Such BEAUTIFUL tables!!! I would be HAPPY to dine at ALL of them!!!

  25. Both tablescapes are so pretty! I think the flowers on the salad plates are either hibiscus or clematis. Great job…loved the inspiration.

  26. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:

    Those yellows are so fresh and lovely, and those greens are making me all shades of envy!

    I tried a blue-hour photoshoot this week, and in typical Lori-fashion, got more riduculous than elegant out of it.

    But I tried!

    And no actual bats were harmed.

  27. Dan and Deb says:

    Stunning! Yep, hibiscus – I grow 'em. Blooms only last one day, but they are gorgeous.

  28. Hello there! I'm a new follower here, loving all the crafty inspiration to be found here! I'll keep reading and being inspired!

  29. Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen says:

    Dear Susan,

    This is just beyond delightful, a vertitable dream come true for all of us tablescapers and dish lovers out there in blogland!

    Oh my, these two very different but impressive tablescapes are fabulous!.., What a 'double delight', treat!

    The first one is just such a cosy vignette/tablescape delight for the family..,What adorable and marvelous details!

    Also, the paradise theme is 'pur-fection'!.., (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)!..,So beautifully done and my those details and those delectable dishes,salad plates stemware and to die for , adorable placemats!

    Thanks so very much to Bonnie as well,and as always, thank you Susan, for hosting yet another simply outstanding 'Tablescape Thursday' blog party meme!

    (I appreciated you kind words last week as well dear lady)..,

    Have a marvelous week and do drop by for 'tea and cakes' anytime!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plume Pen and also @ Silken Purse

  30. Tardevil says:

    Bonnie's home is gorgeous, as always! Especially love the palm print & the green stemware on the tropical table…but, it's all beautifully displayed!

  31. Cabin and Cottage says:

    Two very lovely tables, but tropical is a favorite theme of mine! Thanks once again for hosting, Susan! Jacqueline

  32. what incredible ideas!!
    I just adore the sunflower table.
    thank's fot hosting Susan.
    I'm learning so much!!!
    baciusss

  33. Sharon Haynie says:

    Love both of the tables! You've given me tons of inspiration!

  34. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says:

    Stunning tables! I love the cheery brightness of the sunflower table and the tropical table is perfect, every last detail matches perfectly! And what great pictures…the blue hour in the background and the glowing greens on the table…wow!

  35. Thank you Bonnie and Susan for sharing these great pictures of such lovely and interesting detailed tablescapes! Just beautiful.

    Love the pineapple-very "welcoming" and defines Williamsburg, VA. I'm a 45 minute away car trip to Williamsburg and visit often.

    Mary
    From Virginia

  36. vignette design says:

    Bonnie is a very talented tablescaper! I love both tables. She carried both themes to perfection. Thanks for hosting TT Susan!

  37. GrannySue says:

    Both tables are simply beautiful. So cheerful and inviting. I just adore them both. So many beautiful thingsput together perfectly.

  38. Arlene Grasman says:

    You always hit it out of the park! Love it!
    http://www.mybluesofa.com/blug

  39. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this incredible event. I just posted my first tablescape today. How intimidating with so many gorgeous tables. I didn't even know this world of beauty existed two months ago. Where have I been. Thanks so much. Absolutely loved the hibiscus plates. Can a girl have too many plates!?

  40. Hi, Susan! Thanks for sharing not only one, but TWO of Bonnie's tablescapes — both are lovely. I especially LOVE the "blue hour" shot she got. So pretty!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

  41. Bonnilynne says:

    Hi Susan!
    As always, thank you for hosting another of my tables on your 'Tablescape Thursday'. I'm honored to be featured by you – tablescapes don't get any better than yours! And thanks to all your readers for all their wonderful comments, they've changed my gray Oregon day into a bright and sunny one!
    XOX Bonnie

  42. Cass @ That Old House says:

    Yes, I agree- Hibiscus. Bonnie's tables are masterpieces! gorgeous, and I adore that pineapple light fixture. Fabulous. Would love that in my sunroom!
    Cass

  43. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    Wow, what beautiful tables. Love the chandelier and the dragonfly chairs and all the beautiful tropical touches in the second tablescape. Just beautiful!!!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  44. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says:

    Bonnie's tablescapes are fabulous, especially the tropical one. Now, I want to escape somewhere tropical.

  45. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I want those salad plates in the second tablescape so badly that I barely see anything else. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers…and these are so unique. How fun to build a tablescape around them. It is always such fun to see what Bonnie has created in her beautiful home.

  46. FLOWERSHOPGURL says:

    Hi Susan, What a treat being able to see both of Bonnie's tables. I love the both, I especially love her blue hour photos they are stunning. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugz,
    Kim

  47. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    The table settings are lovely but I couldn't keep my eyes off the wonderful chairs in the first picture. Did Bonnie use a transfer on these? Love them.

  48. Bonnilynne says:

    Hi Sherry,
    Thank you! No, the dragonflies are woven in the fabric. The grouping is Lexington- Tommy Bahama, if I remember correctly.
    Bonnie

  49. Graceful Moments says:

    Beautiful tablescapes…love the hibiscus salad plates and the blue hour photos.

  50. Pearl Maple says:

    Do love the tropical brights for tablescapes, lots of inspiration to enjoy there.

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