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Tablescapes for the Holidays

Welcome to the 56th Tablescape Thursday!

One of the very best parts about blogging is getting to meet wonderful people who share my addiction appreciation for beautiful china and tablescaping. Recently, I had an opportunity to meet Bonnie…we didn’t get to meet in person, but certainly our hearts have met. :-)  Bonnie has an extensive and unbelievably beautiful collection of china, crystal, flatware and tablescaping goodies. I asked Bonnie if she entertains often, and lucky for us…the answer was, “Yes!” She generously agreed to share pics of some of her past tablescapes…prepare to be delighted!

I asked Bonnie if she would also share a little information about each tablescape.  I told her we were all nosey and we’re bound to ask! If you see something in a tablescape and would like more information, just leave your question in a comment and I’ll try to get an answer for you or perhaps Bonnie will answer back in a comment herself. :-)

Let’s start with a wonderfully romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape…the centerpiece with the floating candles and white doves takes my breath away! And look at those cute candles and candle holders! (Chargers are from Panache, Pink Morning Glory dishes are from TJ Maxx, Heart salad plates are from Harry & David, Candlesticks are Lenox, and Dove Bowl is from Casa Casa.) 


Love the mix of pink and red china…flatware is perfect!

I am seriously coveting this bunny centerpiece! I asked Bonnie where she found it and she said it came from a mail-order type store called Panache…a store that was similar to Horchow. Unfortunately, they are no longer in business.

Darling carrot, salad plates and note the leafy green chargers. Cute, cute napkin rings! :-) (Dinner plates are Lenox, Butler’s Pantry; Salads and flatware glasses-TJ’s; Carrot pitcher is Fitz & Floyd.)

The leafy chargers are perfect on this Easter table, too! (Pansies plates are Fitz & Floyd, as are the cute bunnies. Chargers & flatware are from Panache. Goblets were purchased at Mikasa Outlet.)

Wouldn’t this be a great table for a wine tasting party?!

(Green grape salad plates were purchased at TJ Maxx, grape plates, flatware and glasses purchased at Marshall’s.)

Such an elegant table with the tall white candles. I love the white grape dinner plates…exquisite!

Now, doesn’t this 4th of July table make you want to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance! :-) Have you ever seen candlesticks like that? Amazing! (China is Warren Kimble “Colonial” by Sakura.)

Bonnie told me, “We have an academy awards dinner every year. I just set the coffee table with movie related things and made place cards with guests photo shopped onto pics of winners.” I love this idea!

Now this is one glitzy, star-studded tablescape! (Salad plates are from Pottery Barn, Starry Night plates, from TJ Maxx, and crystal is “Gallia” from Macy’s.)

We’re going tropical! Love those palm tree wine glasses! (Salads are from TJ Maxx and glassware is from Marshall’s.)

And, this evening, Bonnie was planning to dine at this very tablescape. Isn’t it fabulous?

Beautiful plates and I love the mix of the green stemware…so much more interesting than having the tea glass exactly match the wine glass?

(China is Tracy Porter purchased at Marshall’s, flatware is from Ross, artichoke candles are from HomeGoods, goblets from Kohl’s, and wine glass and salad plates are from TJ Maxx.)

And how about a little inspiration for your fall tablescapes! I’ve never thought of incorporating a plum color in with the oranges, browns and yellows of fall…but isn’t it wonderful?! :-)

(Leaf plates are from Harry & David which is headquartered in Oregon. Chargers are from Panache, dinner plates from TJ Maxx, flatware, Ross & bubble glass goblets are from Mervyn’s.)

Bonnie, thank-you soooo much for sharing all these amazing and beautiful tablescapes! It has been such a joy to share them for this Tablescape Thursday!

Please be sure to leave Bonnie a comment letting her know how much you appreciate all the time and effort she spent forwarding these wonderful pics, as well as the detailed information about the elements that went into creating them. I’ve saved one of Bonnie’s delightful fall tablescapes and some of her winter/Christmas tablescapes to share a little later…how’s that for a tease. :-)

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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The following blogs have lovely tablescapes awaiting your visit:

 




Comments

  1. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    I love all of these. My very favorite is the doves at the bowl. Just beautiful and wonderful. So much inspiration. Thank you!

    Christi

  2. Whoa! Bonnie really is the queen! Look at all those great tablesettings. I'm blown away!

  3. black eyed susans kitchen says:

    Susan, Those table settings are to die for…so inspiring. Bonnie has some beautiful pieces and she displays them in the most awesome tablescapes. Thanks, Susan for hosting this event.
    ♥, Susan

  4. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says:

    Wow, those are some gorgeous tablescapes! It's hard to pick a favorite, because they are all so lovely. Thanks for sharing them and for hosting Tablescape Thursday!

    Jane

  5. Susan, once again a wonderful post. Bonnie's tablescapes are beautiful and so creative. I love that so many treasures came from my personal fav – TJ Maxx. As always, my favorite event of the week – thank you!!!
    Valerie

  6. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says:

    Susan, I'm lifting my jaw from the floor over Bonnie's tablesettings.

    Thank you for sharing them with us, and for hosting us so generously!

    Bonnie, what fabulous inspiration you have provided! I'm certainly I don't have to choose a favorite; each one receives 5 stars. Brava!!

    xo ~m

  7. Lovely post & so many dishes! Oh, my…I'm far behind on my collection. ( need to start one :) I linked up this week…my very first tablescape.

    Thanks for hosting, J.

  8. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says:

    …back to edit.

    That is: I'm certainly GLAD I don't have to choose a favorite. I just couldn't do it ~ I love them ALL.

  9. OMG! I couldn't pick a favorite, I love them all!..Christine

  10. Great job Bonnie! Such inspiring tables. I love them all but if I had to pick a favorite, I would say the setting with the Carrot pitcher. I love the way the orange color just pops throughout the setting. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful tables with us.

    P.S.
    Hi Susan!

  11. Susan,
    Thanks for showing all those beautiful tables. There is no way I could ever pick a favorite, they were all so beautiful.
    Sandy

  12. Hi Susan,
    Well, I guess Bonnie must have at least as much storage as you do!!
    Her settings are really nice – so warm and welcoming.
    Since I've started joining in on these TTs I've been noticing all the great dishes and glasses and flatware and – well, you know,– even more than I did before. This is a dangerous obsession!!! Because now I feel I have even more reasons to collect new things – :)
    Have a great week
    XO
    Heidi

  13. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Oh, this was sooo much fun! I love 'em all!! Can't pick a favorite, but that green (wine tasting) sure pops!

    Thanks, so much Bonnie, for sharing with us! I hope to see you weekly, this is addicting! ;-)

    Thanks, for hosting, Susan!

    Katherine

  14. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    Wow, Susan & Bonnie, What a team you make. I loved them all but I really like the little footed votive holders on the Valentine table. They look like cut glass and are so sweet.

    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  15. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Beautiful tables, Bonnie!!

  16. Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia says:

    Dearest Susan,

    Bonnie is so clever and what a wonderful selection of china and objects she has. Thank you for sharing all her table setting with us.

    I still enjoying all our lovely spring weather over here in Australia. Have a wonderful week.

    xxxx Coty

    P.S. Thank you for your tips on enlarging images a couple of weeks ago and pressing the B blogger button. You have made my life just that little bit easier when I blog now.

  17. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    What amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing these lovely tablescapes.

  18. I can't thank you enough, Susan, for hosting me on Tablescape Thursday. I'm so happy that your readers liked my tables – it's so much fun to share our obsession with like minds, isn't it??
    Anyway, hugs to you, my friend! Bonnie

  19. Hi Susan,
    SO much color and drama! I'd be hard pressed to select a favorite, but I REALLY like the one Bonnie's using tonight … just beautiful!

    Her patriotic table is stunning as well … well they all are! Kudos to you both!

    Bill

  20. Florida Sue says:

    Every table was exquisite.

  21. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful tablescapes. I love the Valentine's Day setting and the leaf plates are very versatile with all the different additions.

  22. carolinajewel says:

    WOW! So many wonderful tables to ooh and ahh over! Bonnie all these tables are wonderful!!! :D Jewel

  23. Wow, Stunning, Beautiful, what more can I say.
    Michelle

  24. Wow, I LOVE the dove bowl, and the entire fall tablescape. Nice job Bonnie! Thanks Susan.

  25. Rita @ Goodwill Haunting says:

    Everything is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  26. Well that Bonnie is a queen when it comes to setting the mood. What a wonderful post you two put together. Thanks ;-)

  27. southerninspiration says:

    Wow, what eye candy those tablescapes are!!! Great job!!!

    Suzanne

  28. Each one of these is fantastic. I couldn't begin to pick a favorite because they each have such delightful features for the theme of the table. I'm definitely making note of the 4th of July flags in the light above the table. How terrific! One question about the last chargers, the ones on the fall table that have the oak leaves. Are these wood? Did I miss the info about these? Would like to track them down if possible.
    Thank you Bonnie for sharing this amazing collection of tablescapes through the seasons. I look forward to seeing the other ones Susan has waiting in the wings. And thank you Susan for posting these amazing photos of Bonnie's tables. I'm impressed that she has these great photos of all these tables.
    Life is coming at me fast this week so didn't get a table done to share today. Hope to have something to offer next week. This is my favorite day!!! ~ Sarah

  29. All of these delightful and beautiful tablescapes are just perfect for your Tablescape Thursday.
    Thanks so much, Susan…you just delight every one of us so much.
    xo bj

  30. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Bonnie, thank you so much for sharing pictures of such wonderful tablescapes. I have drooled my way through all of them. All of the dishes are accessories are so perfectly put together. Great eye candy and inspiration. Hugs, Marty

  31. Somebody had just TOO much fun playing "Dishes!" :)

  32. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    This is fabulous! I even love the silverware for the Valentine's Day tablescape. Between you, Bonnie and all the other talented tablescapers {new word}, I may be looking at plates the next time I'm in Home Goods!

  33. Bonnie, these tablescapes and your dishes are truly inspiring. They are all wonderful and go perfectly together. Love the little carrot plates and my mouth droped at the dove bowl. Wow, what a centerpiece!!
    Thanks Susan for showing us all of these.

  34. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you so much!♥
    I found the wooden chargers at Panache, a wonderful online shop. Unfortunately it went out of business. A sad day for us all…
    Bonnie

  35. oh my gosh, those table settings are just beautiful. I love the orange napkins that look like carrots! Where do we leave a comment for Bonnie, does she have a blog? Or do you mean just leave it here? Bonnie, your tables are amazing, thank you so much for sharing with Susan :-)

  36. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Hi Denise, Bonnie doesn't have a blog so just a leave a comment here and she'll see it…thanks!
    Susan

  37. Dining Delight says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of those tablescapes by Bonnie! Everything is done perfectly and it is seriously making me think I don't have enough dishes! I am inspired!
    Thanks to you, Susan and to Bonnie for sharing these with us!

    DD

  38. Dear Susan,
    These tables are out of this world gorgeous.
    Wouldn't one feel extra special dining at one of these settings?
    Amen,
    d

  39. Dreams and Decor says:

    What eye candy! I am positively drooling over the bowl with the doves on it in the Valentine tablescape, & in later tablescapes–the pansy plates & the green grape plates! And what about those gorgeous dining room chairs! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos of Bonnie's tablescapes! Patti

  40. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says:

    All I can say is Wow,
    Wow, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, amazing…and wonderful….

  41. What great tablescapes all. My Mac has a function for calendar making and that may be Christmas gifts this year — a year of luncheons at Linderhof!

    Your are the best tablescaper . . . your tables are always so pretty!

  42. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says:

    Hi Bonnie!
    Those tablescapes are amazing. I like the Casablana theme, different and unique! Great artisry in tablescape decor. Thumbs up!
    My tablescape is up!

  43. We probably need a look at Bonnie's china closet too :)! –or behind her curtains like Gollum :) These are beautiful. I am glad she let you share them with us! Love that Fitz and Floyd!

  44. Someone's Mom says:

    I am completely blown away. I used to entertain all the time. We moved 6 years ago, and I just didn't have the heart for it here. I've done some, but nothing elaborate. There is a side benefit? expense? coming from my new love of blogging. I can't wait to get into some stores, into my cabinets and have some people over for a dinner party. I loved this. I must find those palm tree wine glasses!

    Sue

  45. Beautiful tablescapes!!!

  46. The DIY Show Off says:

    Bonnie has some great ideas and beautiful tables! Thanks for sharing!

    Roeshel

  47. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says:

    Susan! What a lovely post. I so enjoyed looking at all the tablescapes. She has a beautiful collection…it was hard to digest it all. I just loved all those dishes! Thank Goodness my hubby loves dishes too thanks to his grandmother…so he does not mind if we get more! Big smile.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Debbie`

  48. Fifi Flowers says:

    LOVE you table! Happy Thursday!!!

  49. I love all of your table settings, you are so creative, it must be a real treat to dine at your table! I will have to confess that 'fall' is my favorite, I just adore the warm colors of fall!

  50. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, it's not enough to have one tablescaping queen (that would be you). You've introduced us to another one! What gorgeous tablescapes, and what wonderful treasures she has to make tablescapes. I loved seeing all of these wonderful tables. Thank you so much Susan and Bonnie for this treat. laurie

  51. Each of these tables is wonderfully beautiful. I especially love the carrot plates. Thank you for sharing your designs…

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  52. Wow. I am amazed at how much creativity you all put into creating tablescapes. But they are surely an inspiration for me.

  53. Beansieleigh says:

    A guest tablescaper!.. What a treat to see all the beautiful tables she has set! I don't know if I could possibly pick out a favorite!!.. Hmm.. I think it would be the Academy Awards Tablescape!!! ~tina

  54. WOW, Susan, Those are just wow…they took my breath away. What a talented lady and such a collection of tableware, etc.

    Please thank Bonnie for sharing with us.

    Barbara

  55. Susan, thank you so much for sharing Bonnie's beautiful tablescapes with us. I love them all! I am seriously coveting that dove bowl. Bonnie, if you see this comment, do you have a Web site or phone number for Casa Casa?

  56. Love them all Bonnie! nice job!

  57. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says:

    What incredibly beautiful tables she has created!! My faves include the movie night theme and that Autumn with the touch of plum! Truthfully, I love them all! What artistic flair! Cindy

  58. Maggie Bryant says:

    Amazing tablescapes, please thank Bonnie for sharing with us all today.
    a bientot
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

  59. Captured by Love says:

    So pretty!!! I love all the detail. I should work on a little more layering in my plates…. I usually just take a picture of what we are really going to eat off that night and I like simple things, too! =)

  60. Bonnie, I adore all of your tablescapes. Thank you so much for sharing them with Susan so that she could share them with us.
    Susan, you are inspiring me to go get a new picture card so that I can get back to blogging and use some of Bonnie's wonderful ideas for tablescaping. You have created quite the phenom here my friend.
    Hugs,
    Sue

  61. Love all of Bonnies great tables…I have thought for years that I have WAY to many dishes, but now I know, I must get MORE…What inspiration these tablescape Thursdays have been.
    Thanks everyone.
    ritad

  62. The Sewing Loft says:

    Oh my, how gorgeous, all of it! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us Bonnie.

  63. food with style says:

    its always fun to get another hunk of great ideas~

  64. These are so beautiful, and so creative. It is always inspiring to see such great tablescapes!

  65. What a talented lady! I wonder where she stores all those pretties when not in use? That is my question these days, as I'm finding it hard to come up with more and more places! Tell her we love her place settings and she's a gal after our own dishaholic hearts!
    Brenda

  66. O*M*G*!!!! I am humbled in the presence of all of this beauty!!!!!!! Bonnie's collection of dishes and flatware etc. is AMAZING and her talent of putting it all together is wonderful! KUDOS to her! And thank you, Susan for getting her to share all this INSPIRATION with us! Now, I have to go SHOPPING:):):) XOXO, Pinky

  67. Wow, Just beautiful! I'm inspired too!

  68. SPLENDEROSA says:

    Susan, you've inspired me so much & I totally look forward to what you'll do next. I'm new to the blog world and am enjoying it immensely. Seeing everyone's lovely ideas and reading is FUN X10.

    Marsha

  69. All I can say is WOW!
    I have not yet joined this lovly party of dishes but I shall try to figure it out,for I do love dishes,thank you for the beautiful post.Tracy
    PS came by you through "working on a dream,Julie"

  70. Oh my goodness….its like touring a different home with each setting! I have died & gone to heaven, with all these new ideas to inspire me! *Rettabug frantically takes notes*

    Just outstanding & I'm thrilled to think that there is more to come.
    Hugs & Kisses to you both for sharing your love of pretty things!♥ ♥ ♥

  71. nannykim at spindle cottage says:

    Well Thankyou to Bonnie!! The thing I loved most was the bowl with the doves–just so beautiful–gave me an outdoor fountainy feeling! It was great to see the variety–thanks for sharing this!

  72. Blondie's Journal says:

    Hello Susan & Bonnie!!

    I just want to say… I WANT to be invited to the Academy Awards Party!!!! That table setting is my favorite…so original and fun!!

    Overall, I must say I love how Bonnie celebrates the seasons and the holidays. What a delight it must be for her family and friends to share a meal at a table so beautifully set for company! I also love how Bonnie has a mix of higher end items and pieces from our fave discount stores.

    Great post, Susan, and thank you so much Bonnie. I admire the talent of both of you ladies.

    xoxo
    Jane

  73. I had to come back and leave another comment: This is all SOOOOOO wonderful, I can't believe it all! Each time I look at all the tables I see more little touches that I just LOVE!!!! Bonnie, you are giving Susan a run for her money for the title, "QUEEN" of tablescaping":):):) XOXO, Pinky

  74. Hi Susan! Sorry I posted my general address the 1st time & came back to add the blog post address!!

    Wonderful ideas & inspiration!

    {Hugs}

    Juls~

  75. What gorgeous tablescapes!! They are amazing. Gorgeous tables and dining rooms to go with them too.

  76. BEAUTIFUL tables!!! Love them all. What inspiration. Thanks for sharing them Susan. And a 'Hi'! I'm finally back to blogging and even jumping in with my very 1st simple tablescape this evening.

  77. St. Michael's Wife says:

    That 4th of July table may my heart skip a beat! Incredible!

    Grins!
    Pamm

  78. Atelier de Charo says:

    Amazing tables. I love the green one with the white candles.
    Hugs
    Charo

  79. Cass @ That Old House says:

    I am just completely awed by Bonnie's tables! As i scrolled down, each one was more lovely — fabulous!
    But — those dining chairs also caught my eye. GORGEOUS!

  80. Thank you so much Bonnie for sharing your beautiful tables with us. I couldn't pick a favorite since they are all so gorgeous.

    Thanks Susan for bringing Bonnie to all of us.

    Hugs,
    Gretchen

  81. Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design says:

    Too fun. Love the Green table.

  82. Hi Susan Lovely tables and decorations. Bonnie, like you, has quite an eye for the colors and placement.
    Nice work, Bonnie !
    It must be thrilling to do this. Sorry to say since the family grew up and left, I tend to do the paper plate thing. Shame on me !
    I get inspired when I go by the Home Depot's and Lowe's…… anywhere I can use a hammer, paint, paper, well you get the idea.
    You are a real sweetheart to do all of this for everyone. But, if we enjoy what we do, it isn't work.

    You are a very gracious hostess and I have enjoyed talking to you. Computer cooperating, I will continue……Connie

  83. Vicci @theplaidbasket says:

    Beautiful for sure. More to put in your tablescape book!

  84. Faith Imagined says:

    I looooooooooooove that bird bowl!

  85. tales from an oc cottage says:

    Ohhhhhhh my goodness!!!!!

    m ^..^

  86. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says:

    They were all beautiful but I'm in love with the bunny! ☺ diane

  87. Susan thanks for taking the time to feature Bonnie on your blog. WOW!!!! I enjoyed looking at each tablescape. I am a pushover for anything cute with a rabbit on it…..so I absolutely love the darling rabbit vase filled with the carrots. I can think of the perfect place in my home for the dove bowl. Thanks to both you and Bonnie for sharing your talents with us. You are both fantastic tablescapers.

    Katherine S.

  88. Lady Katherine says:

    These are just beautiful! Susan you praised her work wonderfully! Time for me to go back to a Tea Post! lol

  89. Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** says:

    Very nice! Loved looking at all the beautiful pictures!

  90. Miss Janice says:

    Love all these tablescapes…kudos to Bonnie and thanks to you Susan!

  91. Mama Thompson says:

    I am loving all the fall decor…just makes me happy!

  92. Academy awards party decorations says:

    Fantastic blog. One of the more interesting things to collect, however, which would make anyone envious of the celebrity collectibles.

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