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. Β Really there is no set answer. Β 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 centerpiece.

Recently, while I was out antiquing/thrifting, I came across this really neat birdcage at A Classy Flea. I loved the green color…it reminded me very much of the green I’ve used so much out on the porch. I cleaned it up a bit and removed all the birdie perches, feeding implements and the plastic panels on the lower section.

I filled it full of pretty, white, Colonial Candle candles…

I especially liked the detailing on the top. I thought about putting a ribbon or something decorative on the very top, but ultimately, I decided I liked seeing the metal ring.

As it started to get dark, the candles gave the tablescape a romantic feel…

Two little birdies nestled down inside…

I think they liked their big fluffy nest of wisteria blossoms. πŸ™‚

With my inspiration coming from the birdcage centerpiece, I looked through my china collection and chose pieces I thought would work well.

A friend gave me these darling linen towels…I love using them as napkins. The green glasses I’ve had for too many years to remember where I found them, now. The wine glasses were another Classy Flea find at $2.50 a stem.

A different design on the napkins…

Bowl and salad plate are by Tabletops, designed by Dario Farrucci. The pattern is Ma Maison. They came from Home Goods, spring before last. The bowl is full of fluffy white clouds against a blue sky. πŸ™‚

Salad plate…

Instead of using the Ma Maison dinner plates, I decided to mix it up a bit and pulled out my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. (Cabbage plates from HomeGoods and Ross. Flatware is Napoleon Bee from Horchow and Neiman Marcus…click on the pic for a better view of the flatware.)

I’ve had the pitcher for a couple of years…another buy from Home Goods.

It has a topiary design…I can never resist anything with topiaries.


Bird’s-eye view…

What could be better than dining by candlelight on warm, breezy summer nights?

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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Comments

  1. Susan, your tables are always so clever. The candles are so creative and I love the way you have the napkins under the plates. Great job! Peggy from PA

  2. Hi Susan….what a wonderful table this week…Great brid cage, where did you find it?? I especially love the bicycle towel you used as a napkin…it's so French….ofcourse the plates are great…everything is as usual just perfect….I hope I was able to say the same thing of mine this week….Just wanted the ladies to see that it doesn't always go well when setting the table….

  3. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says:

    Oh Susan, I adore this one!! I always look forward to what you are going to DELIGHT us with each week, and your creativity never disappoints.

    It is absolutely lovely! I'm going to linger a while to admire your beautiful photos. and all of the details if you don't mind. :j

    xo ~m

  4. Susan, the table is so pretty…. I love the bird cage.What a neat ideal.

  5. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    Another beautiful table. I love bird cages, especially when they are used for candles! I did the same thing earlier this year with a bird cage my sister gave me. Such a pretty idea. The bowls on your table are to die for.

    Christi

  6. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Gorgeous table, Susan! I love how you used the birdcage. I'm going to keep that idea, in mind!

  7. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Oh what little bird wouldn't want to nestle in on your tabletop? You're so creative – love the look.

  8. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says:

    susan, what a darling table. I love the use of the birdcage as a centerpiece. I have "many" birdcages around here and have added a few candles to one of them. But had not thought of using it as a centerpiece. You know this goes to the top of the list to try..lol.. Love, love, love the napkins. Too cute for words. Thanks for hosting another TT for us to play with our dishes..
    hugs ~lynne~

  9. I really like your centerpiece with the cage and the candles. Very nice. The layering of the plates with the bowls and the whimsical napkins is fun! You did it again Susan! You are a master…

  10. Susan,
    Beautiful table as always, and what a creative ideal with the birdcage as a centerpiece. Loved the designs on the towels.
    Sandy

  11. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    What a great birdcage! The dishes and towels/napkins are so very cute! Love this tablescape!

    Thanks for hosting each week so we can play dishes!

    Katherine

  12. Dana and Daisy says:

    i love those bicycle towels! they look so whimsical with your house dishes.

    Thank you for reliably hosting this each week Susan!

    Love, Dana

  13. Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey says:

    Beautiful Susan ! I think you have started a trend with the birdcage !

  14. I love the birdcage and with the candles it's so pretty on the centerpiece on your table.

    Some day I will order the Napoleon Bee flatware. I've wanted it such a long time now and I've got a treat myself day coming soon!

  15. Truly exquisite! I SO want a birdcage right now. I'm hoping to search the thrift stores and yard sales this Fall. So far I haven't seen one.
    Love your pretty plates and 'napkins'.

  16. Oh Susan, it's perfect for candles and birdies and the flowers they're nesting in! The detail on the side of the cage is magnificent. Your tables are always ultra, ultra fabulous! You inspire me more than you could ever know. Just beautiful!
    Brenda

  17. Lady Katherine says:

    I do love your dishes, and those towels! The bird cage is wonderful filled with the candles! Love the stemware too. Topiaries are the best!
    I love them so much! I would love to be sitting on your porch on these cool nights! I love this setting with your wonderful dishes! Oh, I have already said that! lol When can I come over? lol

  18. Every time I see those dishes on your blog header, I fall in love with them. Glad to see you using them in a tablescape. Love the birdcage.

  19. Wana ship me your topiary pitcher, Susan? It matches my topiary salad plates that I have posted for TT today, LOL! I love the birdcage turned lantern, so pretty and what a great idea! I also love all your bowls and napkins…Christine

  20. I love everything (as usual!), the birdcage was a wonderful idea! The color is beautiful!
    And I loved the details of your dishes, such a pretty, pretty table. And I especially love that pitcher!
    All the best,
    Eileen

  21. The Green Pea says:

    Susan, your table is simply beautiful. I like the idea of all the candles in the bird cage. It is very safe too. I think I will give it a try. sandi

  22. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I love how the greens work so well together, Susan. What a lovely tablescape. Great find in the birdcage!

  23. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says:

    Have you ever heard anything SO funny that you can't laugh? Or seen anything so cute you can't smile? There are things done so cleverly sometimes..so nicely and with such class that all you can do is stare! Well…that's what I did with this tablescape. Yep! I just sat and stared…then moved on..only to go back and stare some more. Double sigh!
    Can you hear me?

  24. Susan, I can't think of anything better than dining at this table. It is magical! Each week I wonder what marvelously creative table will appear on the porch next. You never disappoint!
    Thank you again for sharing these dinners on the porch.
    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you! ~ Sarah @ Hyacinth for the Soul

  25. The Tablescaper says:

    Love those Ma Maison plates and bowls. They are beautiful!
    – The Tablescaper

  26. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese says:

    Gorgeous tablescape! Love the candles in the bird cage. Stunning photos!

  27. Susan as usual, this is stunning. I love the new birdcage and filled with all the candles it is so pretty. Your dishes are beautiful, I love the pretty design and what lovely tea towels for napkins. Hugs, Marty

  28. Donna@designson47thstreet says:

    Susan, you have done it again! You've created another perfect T/S full of ideas for us. I love the birdcage and I really love the different height of candles you used within. Those dish towels are cute as can be and it all adds up to be just a very lovely table setting. I know you aren't being a smarty pants…I think we all understand what you are saying. πŸ™‚
    Donna

  29. Susan,
    Your dishes are just so much fun…and what you did with the birdcage is so clever! Love the candles and the tea towels.
    Blessings…

  30. Susan, this is gorgeous! That birdcage with all the candles look so dreamy! Great job (as always!)

  31. Love what you did with the birdcage. I have one out in the garage I bought about 10 years ago. Had great intentions… never even painted it. I keep moving it around & had thought of taking it to the storage unit but, maybe you inspired me. THANKS for sharing. Loved the candles in the cage. Did the top get hot?

  32. How lovely!!! I am always amazed at your tablescapes. This is definitely one of my favorites.

  33. Flat Creek Farm says:

    Oh, the lucky people who dine at this table. Gorgeous! My favorites are the birdcage full o' candles, and the bicycle towel/napkin. Love it all. -Tammy

  34. What a beautiful table. Love the birdcage.

    Love candles and the glow they give.

  35. Beautiful tablescape! I can't wait to go back to the Classy Flea when I am in Marietta again. Love the bird cage! Oh and those napkins are toooo cute!
    Donna in Alabama

  36. Hudson Goods says:

    what a great idea with the birdcage!!

  37. A very pretty tablescape but yours are always top notch. Love the candles in the "lantern" — and your attention to detail!

  38. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks says:

    Every table you do just gets better and better … and that bird cage is beautifully transformed! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event each week. Couldn't be more fun!

  39. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says:

    Stunning. I LOVE it!

  40. Oh, Dear Susan! Again you've done it! Your table is outstanding. I love the bird cage and how you've filled it up with candles. You know I love those dishes and I like how you've mixed them all up. You are such an inspiration to us all.
    I'm so sorry I don't have a table ready. We've been traveling and are about to leave again on Friday – so I'm empty tabled! πŸ™ But I'll see you when I get back.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  41. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says:

    Hi Susan,
    I am so in love with those dishes! I love the design and the whimsy too! Great napkins, wonderful designs on them and their whimsical too! The birdcage is the crowning touch! Hugs,Cindy

  42. what a great idea for the birdcage centerpiece… at first i thought it was one of your candle lanterns from colonial candles…

    i love the look of the cabbage plate sitting on the open weave charger…

    and the candlelight… just beautiful as always Susan. You're an inspiration!

  43. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says:

    When can I come over to eat…Just when think you cannot do a prettier one, another gorgeous one appears. You are great…..

  44. I want to know where you stow the ladder in between shots? You are up, you're down.
    The bird cage looks so great with all those candles. I love it.

  45. Little Ms Blogger says:

    I love the table you've created. It's warm and inviting and believe that a meal is both presentation and the food.

    I would love to have a meal at this table and people that do are very lucky.

  46. Susan, this is absolutely adorable! You are such a clever, creative and beautiful person..thank-you so much for sharing a part of your life with us.. Love, Cindy

  47. Ldy ~~ Dy says:

    Susan your tablescape is perfection! I adore the whole look of it! Your birdcage centerpiece is just magnificant! Super idea to use the candles that way. I recently found similar "salad leaf" plates, but in a lighter iceberg lettuce color. All of it was just joy to view! Hugs!!

  48. Fifi Flowers says:

    ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE that birdcage!!! FAB table!!!

  49. Dearest Susan,
    Your table setting is so very pretty and the bird cage a winner!
    You've made your table look beautiful and very inviting.

    I really like your bird cage with candles.

    I didn't participate in TT this week, hope to next week. Company was here and I'm just getting back to blogging.

    May you have a pleasant rest of the summer.
    Enjoy your blog,
    d

  50. Libby Murphy says:

    Oh you are a smarty pants! I love the candles in the cage. So creative. Those bowls are to die for. Just like the setting of a perfect evening on the porch. Bring on the wine!
    Happy Twirls

  51. cedwards55 says:

    Loved this! You are just so darned creative. I love the makeover on the birdcage. I almost think it qualifies for Met Monday. Please be careful. One of these days you're going to fall and break your neck when you're snapping the "bird's eye view". You'd better teach Max to dial 911!

  52. That birdcage with the candles is just wonderful! I love the glow on the table – everything is just so very pretty!

  53. Your tablsecapes are so amazing! Beautiful candle light… and your tableware…always something to strive for…thanks for hosting the party Susan!!

    Best,
    Michelle

  54. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    What a great find the birdcage was, and how clever to fill it with candles! I never tire of seeing this china. It seems like each time you use it, I see something new on it. I'm not sure I've ever seen the wonderful bowls. Love your dishcloths you used as napkins. laurie

  55. Hello,
    I always love looking at your posts, but this one won my heart!Thank you for the beauty.

  56. Good evening Susan… gorgeous table as usual…. happy TT!

    cielo

  57. Dining Delight says:

    Terrific idea for the birdcage! The pillar candles inside look great especially in your evening pics. Love those dishes too!

    DD

  58. The Little Red Shop says:

    How lovely!

    : )

    Julie M.

  59. Lovely,lovely tablescape. I just went through everyone on the list and looked at all of them. This is all new to me. Is there somewhere I could learn what makes a good tablescape? I am not a natural at design or arranging things. I see there are things of varying heights and textures and colors but what would the 'rules' be??
    Thanks!

  60. Susan,
    What a talented & creative woman you are, you always have such beautiful tablescapes. Such an inspiration to us all.
    I foresee birdcages & Colonial candles appearing on lots of tables from now on.
    I'm certainly going to be looking out for a birdcage to use in this way.
    a bientot
    Maggie in Normandy.

  61. Suzann @ The Olive Cottage says:

    LOVE it. It all really fits together. I have been really wanting to start a collection for tablesettings (thanks to your inspiration) but I wondered how many settings do you try to purchase? Do you always buy 8 of a piece that you like, or 6, or 12?

  62. Another amazing tablescape!

    Carolyn

  63. Just beautiful dear!!

  64. inner_child says:

    Love the play of green and white! I adore those cabbage plates and have some of my own.

  65. That birdcage centerpiece is fantastic!!!! I love it!

  66. Hi again, Susan. I am still waiting for my pitcher, LOL! (j/k). Anyway, thanks for coming by. Actually I wanted to set the topiary plates on the other table, the rectangular one that is on the very far side of the patio. We have 3 tables out there. The square one is very close to the kitchen so I do not mind setting one there especially when using unbreakable plates because they are not heavy…Christine

  67. NicNacManiac says:

    I just wanted to pull out a chair and sit for awhile.
    The glow from the candles just pulled me in. Fabulous!! Love the bowls and the adorable bicycle napkins…if I had to choose favorites, because really, the finished product, the whole tablescape is charming!!

  68. I just love the bird cage! I have seen lovely ones but never knew what to do with them. I love your idea.

  69. Hi Susan
    You have so many beautiful things to use for your tablescapes, and Ilove to see the creative ways you use them. That bird cage look so good with the candles inside, but I was worrying that the heat might harm the roof of the birdcage!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  70. Tammy Tant says:

    I looks beautiful, I love all of it !

  71. "Blossom" says:

    "One perfect tablescape"
    Everything is so pretty and the bird cage is certainly the center of attention. What a lovely setting for a romantic evening.

  72. Over the top lovely. What a great idea with the birdcage. Crisp and fresh at every turn. Love the 'napkins' πŸ˜‰

  73. Beansieleigh says:

    Oh honestly, Susan!.. I DO want to join in on the fun sometime soon! I just have to set my mind to it.. I'm always so busy with so many things~ little things really, I just try to stay focused and organized as I can with it all! I had to comment on how much I LOVE your tablescape! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the birdcage, with candles as your centerpiece! The dishes are darling! It really is a treat to stop here and visit on Thursdays! ~tina

  74. jerseygirl211 says:

    Hi Susan,

    I was on my way to view today's Tablescapes when I found your message on my blog. HELLO to you too. πŸ™‚ I love, your table with the birdcage, I did something similar early this summer, but your cage is better suited to a table setting then mine was.

    I've got to get going, we are on our way to look for tile, my husband is re-doing the fireplace in our family room, so he can put a wood burner in there. I'm not happy about it, but it's his house too and he has to get his way sometimes. I'll have to come back to view the Tablescapes.

    Hugs
    'D'

  75. amariaf2000 says:

    Oh my, I think these are the pretties bowls I've ever seen!! I love them!! I love the little kitten on the fronts, too! OH, and that bicycle napkins…awesome!! Truly, I think this is my most favorite tablescape yet!!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  76. Kitty Valerie says:

    Wow! That is what a call a gorgeous tablescape!!!
    The bird cage candles are brilliant!
    I couldn't keep my mouth shut when I saw it (it's true!).
    Congratulations,
    Val

  77. Debbie Pearson says:

    My favorite day of the week, I am so in love with your napkin with the bicycle on it, adorable!

  78. Lylah Ledner says:

    I collect bird houses for little feminine touches in my garden…duh..never thought of the candles in a bird house for the table….LOVE IT..you're soooooooo adorably creative…

    blessings..lylah

  79. Donna Marie says:

    Susan,

    Thank you for stopping by. Your Table scape is fabulous as usual! I often wonder… where on earth do you store all of your beautiful china??? (LOL)

    I love your birds nest! I loved the candles and the pretty white wisteria in the bottom! The birds were a very nice touch as well! πŸ™‚

    You certainly have the magic touch!

    xoxoxox
    Donna Marie

  80. Susan, I'm back again this morning. Just had to take it all in once again to start my day! I'd be hard pressed to ever pick a favorite from your tablescapes, but have to say this one is right up there at the top of my list. You've used those wonderful dishes that I've been coveting, and the bird house makes the perfect centerpiece and venue for your trademark candle touch. This is the perfect table in every detail. Not that every table you do isn't PERFECT! I'm positive I'll be back admiring this one time and time again.
    Thank you for treating all of us out here in Blogville to such fabulous eye candy! Hugs ~ Sarah

  81. Miss Janice says:

    Susan, another beautiful tablescape from you! I love the birdcage, dishes, and those darling linens! It's all just too cute!

  82. Cathy Miller says:

    Gorgeous, as always!! I am going to try sooooo hard to have a tablescape for next week…I really am!! I've about got the porch whipped into shape so now I can think tablescapes!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  83. theplaidbasket says:

    Oooh Susan…
    Yet again a BEAUTIFUL setting! I am thinking that it is sooo past time for you to publish a book! I'm sure everyone would agree.
    Love the bowls and plates, chargers,birdcage….ALL OF IT! Seriously, stop the torture….get your tabletop book out here!
    Thank you so very much for stopping by with words of encouragment, some day soon (I hope), I'll get this blogging figured out. Hugs, Vicci

  84. Just beautiful, Susan..The birdcage makes a wonderful centerpiece!
    I love all the plates, and topiaries, and the bicycle napkin is great..
    Another winner!
    Thanks for hosting another wonderful party!

  85. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage says:

    You're so creative Susan, I love the bird cage and all of the candles and adorable place settings. :O)

  86. 9405018--Pat says:

    Susan, great bird cage….I adore this one…thanks for sharing…Pat H

  87. Morning T says:

    I love what you did with the birdcage Susan and you're right, that color is perfect on your porch! I just posted about different styles of lanterns today and your revamped birdcage reminds me of a lantern. Lovely table as always!

  88. Great use of the birdcage!! Love all of those candles. Using the towels as napkins is such a great idea–thanks for sharing it. The bowls are so pretty–nice combination!

    (I posted my tablescape on my spindle cottage blog–but I do have other blogs…that blog is going to be mostly for house type pics)

  89. Dear Susan,

    Thank you so much for following my blog!
    That's how I discovered your magnificent blog!
    I adore it! The post of today is so special to me because I love inviting people and to dress my table well!
    Oh my god, now you have given me a beautiful idee with the candles in that birdcage!
    If you visit the first post of my blog (31 th of july) you can see my table dressed. But it's a little bit cooler than yours!
    I try always to find new ideas!

    Thank you again Susan for following my blog. Now I'm going to subscribe to yours immediately!

    Warmthly,
    Greet

  90. The cage and candles are gorgeous! I'll never get tired of the way different bird cages look–all so lovely.

  91. Just breathtaking..I love your pretty birdcage and all the candles in it.
    I still would LOVE to have the bee flatware and I keep an eye out for a good sale on it. I decided against the other set I had written you about…decided to wait until I could afford the bee set.
    Just curious…do YOU get THE eye roll from hubby when you start playing dishes ? πŸ™‚

  92. black eyed susans kitchen says:

    Wow, What don't I love about this tablescape? The french feel of the dishes and linens, the candles grouped in the cage, it is all so original and yet so inviting and just plain gorgeous!
    β™₯, Susan

  93. 9405018--Pat says:

    Susan, thanks again for the beautiful tealight….I love it…..Pat H

  94. Dream Mom says:

    Love, love, love the birdcage. It's brilliant! It really gives a romantic feel and is quite unexpected. I love the birdies nesting at the bottom and your repeated use of the color green throughout the tablescape. Looks very professional and quite beautiful. I think of all the tablescapes you have done, this may be my favorite.

  95. Cass @ That Old House says:

    Very beautiful — love the candles in the bird cage. And i love that there are CATS on some of the dishes. Does that worry the poor birds? πŸ™‚
    Cass

  96. love this table you did!! I actually just discovered your website and I'm super excited! I'm a new follower. Lots of inspirational stuff here.

  97. Cottage Rose says:

    Hi Susan; Your table scape is just beautiful… Love the bird cadge,, what great shape it was in too after having live birds inside… you were so lucky to find it… Susan you have such style… thank you for sharing your table scape with us..

    Hugs;
    Alaura

  98. What a gorgeous tablescape!! Love it! The candles in the birdcage are so lovely. I am so glad you used the cage for candles and not to stuff a poor little bird in. I can't believe someone would cage a bird in such a tiny place.

  99. Just love those tea towels! Super cute!

    ~Liz

  100. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the birdcage (and the birdies) and the green. Of course I'm a sucker for Bordallo Pinheiro and those fluted bowls are fabulous. This would be a fun table to eat at. Thanks for sharing.

  101. Simply beautiful table-scaping here, Susan! Love the bird cage and its candles and blossoms. Dinnerware is so elegantly simple… loved the idea of your using tea towels as napkins. I have messy guests, so often times this is a MUST DO!
    πŸ™‚ Sue

  102. Susan, this is dummy #1leaving a comment….I posted my first real tablescape and forgot to link up. I think I will just repost it again next week.

    Love yours espically the birdcage and the darling little plates.
    Barbara

  103. Just stopping in to see if any roosters are loose at your house..:)
    hugs and have a good day at work..
    bj

  104. Susan!

    This is amazing!!!!

    I love what you did with the birdcage!

    Chelsea and I ooohed and ahhhed!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  105. Snowbrush says:

    Here is a blog you might enjoy–if not to actually be a part of:

    http://bloglandlane.blogspot.com/

  106. Stopping by from the Rooster Party. I LOVE that huge white rooster….so beautiful!

  107. You set a beautiful table. The outdoor porch is precious. Looks like the white rooster knows his kingdom and isn't sharing πŸ™‚ Blessings, Janet

  108. Susan I believe this is my favorite of all your tablescapes. It is just gorgeous! I love every single thing from the precious linens to the bird cage filled with candles.

  109. As usual, your table is out of this world!
    I have a personal question for you…
    Do you have an entire room in which you can store all of your china and table items?
    I used to have 4 sets, one for each season. When we moves to a smaller house, I gave everything away except the white!

  110. Every Thursday I stop by for lunch…you are the perfect hostess…thank you tremendously for the invite!

  111. Barb~Bella Vista says:

    Dearest Susan, thank you for being a part of the Rooster Party. I have to tell you, quite honestly, I have a whole new respect for you after hosting this delightful shindig. I LOVE it but oh, the work and you do this week after week and handle it with such style and grace. I always suspected you were totally awesome but now I know it for sure! Again, thank you….you are truly a doll.

    Big, big hugs!
    Barb

  112. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says:

    Susan, there are no words to tell you how much I love this tablescape with the birdcage/candles. Dreamy, enchanting, magical, all come to mind. Sigh……

    Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

  113. Wow what a beautiful tablescape. Beautiful china and I just love the center peice.

  114. One word- STUNNING!

    hugs,
    Barb

  115. Came by to see the rooster. Lovely white one. Fell in love with the birdcage. Great!

  116. This was my first tablescape…on my first table! πŸ™‚

    –Susan @ peanutpetunia

  117. Hi Susan, I haven't participated in TT for a while, schedule's a little crazy but hopefully I can join in on next Thursday.

  118. Oh I love that rooster!

    And that birdhouse is really pretty.

  119. Cheri Peoples says:

    So many pretties on your tables. I love the "napkins".
    Just checking in with everyone and to give an update.
    I have a new party starting- Wed Sept 2. So each week I will have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and the Holiday/Seasonal party on Wed. I hope you come for a visit.
    New buttons to grab as well.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

  120. Dallasmom says:

    I love your tablescape! I especially like the painted dishes. The house in the bowl looks like Ludwig Bemelmans' drawing of Madeline's house in Paris.

  121. Hello Dearheart…

    I was just so excited that I had to come over right away!!! I just got my rooster tassle in the mail…opened it and Ohhhh…Girlfriend, I just love it!!! It's so pretty!!! Again…thank you so very much for this wonderful gift!!! I'll always cherish it and everytime I look at it…I'll think of you, my dear friend!!! Oooh..now to find a place to display it! Hehe! So much fun!!! Just had to come by and let you know that I recieved it in the mail today!

    Girlfriend, I remember this pretty white rooster pitcher…he's so charming and a beautiful addition to your table!!! Ohhh…and your new tablescape…FABULOUS!!! I love your new/old green birdcage…it's so lovely with all the big pillar candles! It certainly makes a statement as the table centerpiece…absolutely gorgeous!!! I really enjoyed your place settings…the dishes…beautiful!!! I love that Ma Maison pattern and the little towels that you used for napkins…charming!!! They really are perfect with the place setting!!! Another fabulous table, my friend!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!!!

    Love you, Sweetie!
    Chari

  122. His Doorkeeper says:

    I love your tablescapes! I love dishes and decorating tables. Now, I understand yours is mostly for "show" but let me ask a question: What do you do if your "centerpiece" is so Tall and Large that you can't see the people across the table from you if you decorate for a dinner…a real dinner where food is being served!!

    I have had that problem in the past and wonder what the solution is? Do you leave it on the table till everyone arrives and gets seated and then take it off so everyone can see each other?? Then the table looks a little bare?
    You may have addressed the problem before but I missed it!
    Thanks for your lovely blog!!

  123. Lara Harris says:

    WOW!You certainly have a gift!:)Just beautiful!

  124. OMG. To say I love your blog is putting it mildly. I adore it. Following on Twitter and on bloglines.

  125. Hi Susan,
    Charming as always!With those white candles glowing, as darkness descends, you've created pure magic!

    Your green cabbage plates are among my favorite individual pieces you used. It's all nicely coordinated … fresh and lovely!
    Cheers,
    Bill

  126. Margarita Stewart says:

    Amazing! Beautiful! Love it!

  127. Cami @ Creating Myself says:

    My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was busy w/ preparations so have been unable to visit the party goers until now…sorry!

    Another fabulous table Susan…love that birdcage! And your white rooster is beautiful!Cockadoodledoo!

  128. pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

    Susan, I loved finding this old post from before I discovered your blog. There are two things here I haven’t seen you use; that awesome bird cage (which gives me the idea to do the same with a birdcage that I have) AND the bowls from your Ma Maison. I have seen you use that dinnerware before, and of course seen it displayed on the hutch on the porch, but I don’t remember seeing the bowls like that before. They are adorable! I love the interior with the blue sky and puffy white clouds and pretty flowers tied with a ribbon. It makes me smile looking at them. πŸ™‚ I’m going to keep my eyes open for some of those. I hope I can find them somewhere.

    Your tablescapes are so inspiring. πŸ˜€

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