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, also.

Ooops, forgot to take a pic of the Napoleon Bee flatware…so I snagged this pic from a previous tablescape.

Wine glasses were only a $1 each from Dollar Tree…that’s 6 glasses for $6!

Crystal is Araglin by Waterford…if you didn’t know better, would you have ever guessed the wine glasses were only a $1 each? They are proudly holding their own next to the Waterford.

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Found this darling pitcher at Marshalls…didn’t buy it the first time through. When I went back a couple of weeks later, he was marked down to $10! He jumped right into my buggy! He was so happy someone finally bought him and took him home, he’s been crowing ever since!

I filled him with irises from the garden and their sweet scent was wonderful on the porch this evening.

A final glance as the light begins to wane.

It’s a little darker out now and the soft candlelight begins to give the table a look of enchantment. Won’t be long before our froggy serenade begins.

Thanks so much for stopping by this evening!


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Comments

  1. Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer says:

    Hi Susan! Sorry I have been AWOL.. I have been taking care if in-laws.. FIL had knee surgery and then MIL in hospital for heart…I feel like I have it coming at me from all sides! I cheated and did picnics this week but hope to have a real tablescape next week!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday~ Susan

  2. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    Susan,

    I just happened to hop over here to confirm the link and saw you had already started. That is twice in a row that has happened. We must be on the same wave length! Your table, as always is beautiful. That rooster is sure handsome and, of course, I copied the link for the lantern. You should get a commission on sales!

    My tablescapes seem to always be ending up on the porch too. What better way to enjoy the beauty of Spring!

    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.

    Christi

  3. ellen b says:

    How very pretty. I love the Blue Willow mixed with the white. The candles really give the table a nice glow! Lovely as usual Susan!!

  4. My Crafty Little Page says:

    What a beautiful setting. Love your lamplit pictures with the soft candles….just so pretty. :)Nancy

  5. Allidink says:

    That is very cute! I just love the candle holder! Your whole tablescape is so nice. Since I can’t really have my own tablescape, it’s just me myself and I you know, I love seeing everyone elses. Thanks for always hosting this!

    All the best,
    Allison

  6. "Blossom" says:

    As always so beautiful this time of the evening to have your tablescape on the porch. This is lovely and the rooster pitcher; yes I got one from my sister some weeks ago when she was out shopping. He’s in the kitchen somewhere I’m sure he’s not crowing tonight. It’s still kind of cold here and rainy.
    Blossom

  7. Janie's World says:

    Everything looks so wonderful! I love the when you do tablescapes on the porch. It is such an awesome space.

  8. Two words come to mind: dreamy and magical. You have such a knack for creating layers and whimsy. What a treat it would be to sit down to a meal at this table and see the play of candlelight. I LOVE the lantern!

  9. Tammy518 says:

    You’ve outdone yourself yet again, Susan! Very pretty. Love the Dollar Tree glasses! I’ve been there lots lately and haven’t seen those.

  10. Susan,
    You never cease to amaze me at your creativity and fun! Love it…your sunroom is fab with a cozy feeling with all of the trees.
    Blessings,
    xx

  11. prof en retraite says:

    Hi Susan! I love your tablescape! The iris are so pretty! And, of course, your porch is the perfect setting. Those chargers are the perfect combo of elegant and casual. Wonderful as always! Hope you are having a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  12. Domestic Designer says:

    Just Beautiful. You can’t go wrong with blue and white. Looks great!

  13. As always a beautiful table. Those $1 wine glasses were a great bargain.

  14. Sandra says:

    Beautiful setting! The wine glasses are a good find!
    Sandra

  15. Oh Susan, I LOVE your porch tablescapes! Such a beautiful setting, for a totally enchanting table. I love those $1. glasses, and that rooster is wonderful. :)

  16. marty39 says:

    What a gorgeous tablescape and your porch is the perfect for any setting. I love it all. YOur rooster pitcher is just beautiful with the flowers and the lantern is so lovely. I wish we had a Dollar Tree, but alas we don’t. You’ve again put together a wonderful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  17. Susan.. I always enjoy your wonderful creative tablescapes so much! Especially those that are on the porch… you know I love the porch setting… I could eat outside on ours every day if the weather allowed!

    This one is so beautiful.. I’m so drawn to the blue and white.. love every piece especially those $1 goblets from dollar tree… gotta get to dollar tree!

    God bless… and happy Mother’s day… I know we’ll see pretty flowers from your precious son next week!

    blessings. Dixie

  18. Barbara says:

    Susan what a wonderful talent you have for arranging the most beautiful tables and such great ideas for parties, etc. I was determined to participate this week and boy what a wild one. Hope what I am posting meets with your approval.

    Happy Thursday!

  19. Alisa Lucas-Brown says:

    Hi Susan,
    Love your blue & white. I have a set of Churchill Blue Willow too! Haven't used it in a while. You've inspired me to get it out and use it soon! :-) I especially love your chargers! I'm checking Horchow right now! LOL! Love the irises too. So springy and fresh!

  20. mbkatc230 says:

    This is beautiful Susan. I would eat on that porch every day if possible. It’s just so relaxing. I love that flatware, and those dollar wine glasses were a steal. Thanks for letting us sit on your porch and rest awhile. Kathy

  21. Scribbler says:

    Wish I was there!

    It’s so sweet of you to do this event each week — it’s always my favorite of everything going on out there in blog-world. I don’t know how you find the time for all you do.

    Scribbler

  22. Shelia says:

    Oh, Most Wonderful Tablescape Diva of The Land of Blog ~ you’ve done it again! Your table is simply gorgeous! I have those same Blue Willows by Churchill, don’t you just love that pattern. I saw those glasses too in Dollar Tree but passed them by wondering if I’d done the right thing! They look wonderful!
    You must come by and see my tablescape with Stella!
    Be a sweetie,
    Sheila ;)

  23. Chandy says:

    Love your blue and white table! It’s so crisp and clean… I will have to look for those goblets at the Dollar Tree! I have $6.00. LOL

    Love your porch!

  24. Lindsay @ Peacock Blue says:

    Your Blue Willow is so pretty, I’ve always loved that pattern! It all looks lovely together!

  25. Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage says:

    I just love the flatware! I used to have blue willow china, but sold it at a garage sale years ago. What was I thinking? It must have been a case of temporary insanity. I’ll have to revisit the Dollar Tree soon. I’m running out of plates for TT!

  26. Barb~Bella Vista says:

    Susan, you are absolutely amazing…I mean that sincerely! Your creative spirit so much inspires me….I mean that with all my heart.

    Your table is lovely! I love the layering and the wonderful uncluttered look….stunning!

    I purchased the white dishes from Big Lots today and blamed you to my dear husband..Ha!!

    Barb

  27. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Your tablescapes are always so gorgeous!! Love the Blue Willow, and those Dollar Tree wine glasses are incredible! Love the rooster pitcher!
    Thanks for hosting!

    I’m featuring a daisy theme today.

    Katherine

  28. Gypsy aka Tam says:

    Susan,
    if I had that wonderful Porch all of my tables would end up there as well. It’s such a lovely space and all of the tables you create in it are stunning. I so NEED that flatware!!!
    Happy Tablescape Thursday,
    Tam

  29. Susan,
    You are such an inspiration!!! You always have the best ideas!!! I love this tablescape…the blue and white is so fresh!!! It is so wonderful how you mix the ordinary with the extrordinary and create perfect harmony!!! The balance of the two make your tablescapes so much more intersting!!!

    I hope you don’t mind but I have already run over to Neimans and ordered your precious flatware. I was so glad when you mentioned where you got it…I have been eyeing it on your site for awhile and now I will have my own…yeah!!! Now I will have to participate in the tablescaping and show it off!!!

    Thanks so much for all your inspiring ideas and have a wonderful Tablescape Thursday!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

  30. Sharing with Sherri says:

    Susan,
    What a lovely tablescape! Of course I LOVE the rooster pitcher!! I was just at Marshalls the other day, and Darn I didn’t see one those!!
    Love the candle holder, and all the candles glowing really sets the mood!!
    Beautiful job!

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful event!

    Sherri

  31. Kathysue says:

    susan, I love this blue and white scheme, it makes me think of summer coming. I don’t know what it is about the pictures you take but it always makes me feel like I am actually there,maybe it is just wishful thinking.Always lovely, always inspiring, always dreamy, Hugs kathysue

  32. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Your porch is so pretty! I think that I would just camp there all the time! Thanks so much for hosting all us dish loving, tablescaping crazy ladies! This is just the most fun ever!

  33. Blondie's Journal says:

    This is just beautiful Susan. I do notice how the light changes on your porch and makes everything take on different reflections. And I really like all of the different lanterns you use. I will check out this sight~thanks for the tip.

    Mixing Dollar Tree and Waterford!! I love it!! :-)

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

  34. CailinMarie says:

    How pretty! I could only wish to be as house proud and organized and pretty… sigh. I do like your lantern and your rooster pitcher. My brother brought me a rooster pitcher from his military travels, it often holds flowers too! Hope you enjoyed your lovely evening!

  35. santamaker says:

    Oh, Susan… you were expecting me, right? You know I LoVe my blue and white. It looks spectacular. Love your candle holder (somebody has been shopping, I see )..
    Your porch is world famous!

  36. cedwards55 says:

    If I bring dinner, may I sit at this oh so beautiful table? Just plain dreamy! I so look forward to Tablescape Thursday that I typically find on Wednesday evening. Thanks for the great kick off to an early weekend. Can I just tell you how happy I am that you built this screened porch and that you are willing to share it with all of us? Thanks Susan!
    You’re the best!
    hugs~ C

  37. Susan, I think you should publish a book of all your tablescapes – they are just gorgeous and you pay such attention to detail. Lovely! Linda

  38. Melissa Marie says:

    I just love when the porch is all lit up with candles… so beautiful. And who wouldn’t want that rooster pitcher hanging out on their table filled with irises from the garden?? Delightful. :)

  39. bcp.....My Life says:

    Susan, I’m new to the blogging world and I love everything you do!
    How in the world do you manage all this with a full-time job too? I’m impressed!
    You inspire me and maybe soon I’ll be brave enough to do a tablescape.

  40. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says:

    It’s beautiful and Michael is right, you have such a knack for creating dreamy tablescapes. ♥

    ps Love the rooster! Bet he is crowing all over after finally coming home with you!

  41. Libby Murphy says:

    Hey Susan, you are just too creative. I love this one, makes me want to pull up a chair and invite myself over – oh how rude to even think such a thing!
    Happy Twirls

  42. Martha says:

    A beautiful table — love the rooster — especially filled with Iris. Such a great tablescape. So glad that you host this event!

    Martha

  43. Miss Janice says:

    Susan, you know I just looove the Blue Willow and that Rooster pitcher is waaaay too cute! Your tablescape is awesome…as usual! I just got finished reading about your “Married Housing” post. Those photos certainly took me back…your hair style, the apartment decos, all of it–was the “way we were!”

  44. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Beautiful. I keep saying I am going to join in on this, but get sidetracked and don’t get it done in time. Oh well – I am enjoying seeing everyone else’s beautiful tables.
    Glenda

  45. Pretty and wonderful as usual, Susan! I can’t believe you got the goblets at $1 each, they’re very nice and who would have guessed?…Christine

  46. Your table scape is lovely. I wish I could be guest at your table enjoying your porch and the beautful trees.
    Nancy

  47. Fifi Flowers says:

    BEAUTIFUL table… LOVE the votives… gives a lovely romantic feel!
    ENJOY your day!
    Fifi

  48. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, if I had a porch like yours, all of my meals would be there too! This is as lovely as always. I really may have to get one of those pretty candle lanterns. Your rooster pitcher was such a deal, and looks so pretty holding the flowers. As always, I apprciate you hosting TT. I just noticed that you have almost 700 followers!!! You rock! laurie

  49. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  50. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  51. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  52. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  53. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  54. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  55. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  56. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  57. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  58. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  59. Marie Reed says:

    Napoleon bee flatware! Swoooon! I am a bit obsessed by the Nappy and am a member of the International Napoleonic Society! There is still loads to be translated from French to English! That’s what I do in my spare time:)

  60. Counting Your Blessings says:

    Isn’t it amazing what Big Lots has sometimes?! Love your rooster pitcher too.

    Blessings… Polly

  61. Dana and Daisy says:

    Okay, I think I’ll play this with you today! Nothing fancy, mind you!

  62. LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango says:

    Just lovely! The lighting is perfect and so thoughtfully put together, I’m sure it will be a special day. Thank you for hosting today! Luanne

  63. Hello Dearheart…

    Ohhh myyy…yet another fabulous tablescape, my friend!!! You know…I don’t blame you at all for wanting to do your tablescapes out on your porch…if I had a porch like yours…I’d be living out there! hehe!!! No, seriously!!! You have created such a beautiful room with such a sweet atmosphere!!! I love your pretty Churchill Blue Willow china…it looks absolutely stunning with that gorgeous white charger and salad plate!!! I sure would like to pick up a set of those white dishes from Big Lots…but all of my shopping is about 2 1/2 hrs. away. Oh yes, shopping is a rare occasion for me! All we have is a Walmart and it’s still 25 mls. away! I live in the boondocks Girl!!! I think that I’ve finally decided to quit buying entire sets of dishes…I’ve just run out of room to store them (hmmm, of course there is the upstairs…wink!) But I think I’ll just concentrate on buying different little salad/dessert plates that I can interchange with the sets that I already have!

    I just love your new rooster pitcher…he’s so charming and at $10? what a buy!!! Your colorful iris looks beautiful with the white of the pitcher! Oooh…I’m also really loving your new frenchy lantern!!! I clicked on the link…they have already sold out of it! It’s gorgeous though and makes for a perfect centerpiece!!! Your table is just perfect, my friend!!! I can hardly wait for Thursdays to check out your tablescapes!!! hehe!!!

    Have a lovely Mother’s Day, Sweetie!
    Love ya,
    Chari

  64. As always, another fabulous tablescape. :-)
    Love your dishes….
    And thank you for the link and discount for the adorable lantern.

    Hope your day is beautiful…

  65. Kathleen Ellis says:

    Such a beautiful setting for your lovely tablescape, Susan! it is so inviting and a place you’d not want to leave anytime soon!
    Happy Mother’s Day!
    ;-D

  66. The Raggedy Girl says:

    What a lovely table.

    The Raggedy Girl

  67. Colonial Candle says:

    We have just reloaded our lanterns folks, sorry they ran out on you, order away! BTW – The Free Shipping is on $50 or more. Thanks!

    Colonial Candle Team

  68. Blessings of Health and Prosperity says:

    What romantic tablescapes! Blessings, Celene

  69. Charlene says:

    I DO LOVE YOUR NEW CANDLE HOLDER! May have to hop over & shop. I haven't played tablescapes in weeks. I need to get inspired. I have been buying new tableware just not setting any. SHAME ON ME! Too many other distractions going on. How does life get so busy?

  70. jerseygirl211 says:

    Susan,

    Cable problems….. the repairman just finished, and I was finally able to post my Tablescape for this week.

    Hugs
    ‘D’

  71. A Little Of This And That says:

    Magnificent!

  72. Kim @ Manning Family Tree says:

    Another fabulous tablescape from Susan!!! I love the lantern. How I wish I had the money to buy one. Oh well, I can always look at photos of yours. I too have the rooster pitcher. I got mine a few months back after seeing the on that Barb at Grits and Glamour had. I love that you paired Waterford crystal with Dollar Tree goblets. And I love your Napoleon bee silverware.

  73. Susan, you always do such a terrific job. Love the blue and white, so crisp. And I want that bee flatware everytime I see it!
    Lovely job,
    Linda Q

  74. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says:

    Well…I just let out an ungodly scream when I saw this tablescape! I admit to becoming addicted to some of these blogs and looking forward to Thursdays like a child waits for Christmas! This is exquisite! But…then it always is! Now..and I always do this…I must rush back and look again! Check out every single detail! It will take me half the night…but who cares! It’s pure heaven!
    YOU are a genius at Tablescaping. I so admire what you do!
    ~smiles and love~
    Mona

    May 6, 2009 10:46 PM

  75. Oh, what a dreamy and delightful table you have here, Susan. I am in awe of how you can have such beautiful settings without it being stiff and formal. I just love all of your work and can see that YOU love doing it.
    Beautiful!

  76. I love your tablescape, especially the lantern. I went to their website and got one and of course a few other things and didn’t have to pay shipping thanks to you. I always look forward to seeing what beautiful things you are displaying.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Jean in Virginia

  77. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage says:

    Your table scape is just beautiful. I collect blue willow, one of these days, soon, I’ll be doing my own blue willow table scape. I love your glasses from dollar tree, I need to get myself over to that store. :O)

  78. Brenda Kula says:

    I would so love to have your porch! I would dine there every evening. Breakfast and lunch too. I’m going to the dollar store and Big Lots.
    Brenda

  79. When I first saw the glasses I thought…”what wonderful stemware”….but are they still called stemware when they cost $1. from the Dollar Tree?? They are fabulous!! How do you find such bargains…are they glass or plastic?? I want them!!!

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

    Sue…the Dollar Tree stemware is real glass!:-) Awesome!
    Jean…you are going to LOVE your lantern…I adore mine! :-)
    Susan

  81. I have got to go to CC and get one of those lanterns too! I hope they restocked ALOT of them! You never fail us sweet Susan, another gorgeous table on that fab porch! I LOVE THURSDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUgs, Pinky

  82. ~CC Catherine says:

    Susan, The porchscape is once again Stunning! Love it! The Colonial Candle with the birdie is precious and just fits the bill! Love it! ;) ~CC Catherine

  83. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says:

    You have the most beautiful items. You see possibilities in items that I have probably walked past without giving a second thought. I use a whole new set of eyes when browsing these days. Thank you for always inspiring with your amazing tablescapes,

  84. Miss Susan-
    I am going to do a tablescape- Soon!

    It’s on my list. I look forward to joining in on the fun.

    Laura

  85. Lara Harris says:

    Gorgeous blog!Very inspiring!

  86. Hi Susan :)

    Gorgeous tablescape as always! You’re right about those wine glasses they look beautiful even next to their more expensive counterparts ;)

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!
    rue

  87. Lady Katherine says:

    Hi Susan, I do love your porch setting! The blue willow looks wonderful with the white dishes. I adore the bee flatware! You can hand over the rooster! Just love him! I been on the road this week and tired out. I bought 64 pieces of white dishes a few weeks ago, promised Hubby I was stopping for a while. I bought so many since Jan., have not shown them as yet. Oh, but I found more yesterday, I sneaked them in the house! lol He loved my new white bowl, I let him see. Working hard on my dining room, kitchen, and family room all at once. Made new shelves and got to come up with some new ideas this weekend. I bought a a piece set of flatware, hoping my girls get me another set just like it Mother’s Day, I have gave BIG hints. lol
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  88. Kathleen says:

    Very pretty, Susan. I love the blue will ow, and the glasses are so pretty.
    It looks so inviting, and I love listening to the frogs sing!
    Happy Mother’s Day!
    And as always, thanks for hosting this lovely event!

  89. Susie Q says:

    I didn’t finish in time to hop into this week’s festivities but your table is just gorgeous! Blue and white is my favorite combo and yours is to die for!

    Now I am off to see the others!!

    Thank youf or doing this each week! What delicious inspiration!

    Love,
    Sue

  90. Dream Mom says:

    Pretty tablescape! I love the new pitcher. I have been thinking about purchasing the pink Churchill china. I just have to figure out where I can store them:)

  91. nancy@totalbliss says:

    I absolutely love your style. We have a lot in common like your market piggie with his jaunty bandana! I am very taken with your tablescapes and the lovely combinations of patterns. I am inspired to get up from the computer right this moment and go set a beautiful table in my dining room just for me!

  92. Libby Murphy says:

    Oh for me there’s nothing like the porch for a gorgeous spring night and your setting is lovely. It is gorgeous yet inviting and any guest would feel special upon seeing this. Homerun Susan!
    Happy Twirls

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