Dreams of Italy: A Lemon-Inspired Table Setting

Welcome to the 451st Tablescape Thursday! Jeri, a reader of BNOTP, loves creating beautiful table settings for friends and family. When she shared one of her tablescapes with me recently, it transported me back to Italy where lemons are an important part of every day life. They show up everywhere in Italy from the beverages Italians drink to their dishware and linens. This was one of my favorite shops … [Read more...]


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A Garden Party with the Birds and the Bees

Welcome to the 450th Tablescape Thursday! I was in the mood for a springtime table this week. It all started when I shared this bee flatware that's currently on sale in my last post. I hadn't used it in a table setting in a while and I missed it!   We're off to a garden party for this week's Tablescape Thursday!   I kept the centerpiece simple--just a vase of beautiful … [Read more...]


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Hopping Into Spring with a Beautiful Spring-Easter Table Setting

Welcome to the 446th Tablescape Thursday! I really wanted to set a table on the porch this week but unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. We had severe thunderstorms and lightening the entire day. We've really had some horrendous weather over the last few weeks. So I'm putting off sharing my spring-Easter until next week, but I have a wonderful treat for you for this week's Tablescape … [Read more...]


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We’re All Quite Mad Here! An Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Party

Welcome to the 415th Tablescape Thursday! Last October, Elena threw a fabulous Mad Hatter Dinner/Tea Party for her parents who were celebrating their 86th and 87th birthdays! The party was a big celebration and Elena ended up setting five tables, three indoor and two outdoor. Elena created the cutest "tipsy teacup towers" to use as centerpieces for each of the tables. The main dining table here in the … [Read more...]


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One More Down, Four to Go!

Welcome to the 395th Metamorphosis Monday! Greetings this beautiful summer day! Before we get into this week's Met Monday, thanks to Buzzfeed for featuring a previous DIY project of mine in this fun roundup at their website: 5 Insanely Clever DIYs That You'll Actually Want To Try. Check out the post if you have a moment, lots of fun ideas for the DIY enthusiast! For this week's Met Monday, my … [Read more...]


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An Autumn Table with Woodland Friends

Welcome to the 412th Tablescape Thursday! Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the decorating trends post. I really enjoyed reading those! I purposely sat on my hands and didn't comment/reply because I wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions. One thing I did want to mention, from reading the comments on that post, it sounded like a few folks thought the compiled list I included in the post was … [Read more...]


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Autumn Table Setting with Spode Woodland

Welcome to the 268th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Halloween! Are you ready for the Trick or Treaters? Have you been sampling the Halloween candy this past week like I have? You know that's necessary, just to make sure it isn't stale or anything. Okay, remember when I decked out the hutch on the screened porch with pumpkins for Fall?   For this week's Tablescape Thursday, it was time to … [Read more...]


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On a Balcony in Switzerland

Welcome to the 206th Tablescape Thursday! Thanks so much for all your comments on yesterday's post.  I haven't had a chance to reply to the questions left in the comments, since that post went up so late last night, but I'll definitely be doing that today. For this week's Tablescape Thursday, we're jetting off to Switzerland to dine on my friend, Cornelia's wonderful balcony.  It's always such a treat … [Read more...]


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Spring and Summer Table Settings

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


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Beach Themed Table Setting for This Special Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to the 200th Tablescape Thursday!  Can you believe it?  It's our 200th Tablescape Party!  Wow! Did you know, in the beginning it was called Tablescape Tuesday?  My friend, Shelia (Note Songs) made a wonderful button that we still use today, only it says "Thursday" now instead of Tuesday. After about 20+ weeks of blogging, Metamorphosis Monday got underway and I moved our tablescape party … [Read more...]


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4th of July Table Setting

Welcome to the 199th Tablescape Thursday! Greetings! Hope your week is going great.   Look what I found on my front porch today.  A package!  I wonder what could be inside? Oh, there's a little note.  Let's take a closer look and see what it says.  The note says, "Enjoy!" and it's signed, Mary.   Any guesses what might be inside?   I'll give you a big hint.  Tucked inside this … [Read more...]


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Easy 4th of July Centerpiece Table Decoration

Yesterday was flag day and that started me thinking about another patriotic holiday just a couple weeks away.  Last year I created this table setting for the 4th of July.     The centerpiece was so much fun to make.  I never got around to sharing just how I made it last year.   If you're looking for a festive, easy-to-make centerpiece or table decoration for an upcoming … [Read more...]


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A Beach Themed Table Setting

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


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Dining on the Daylight Train

Welcome to the 194th Tablescape Thursday! Greetings my tablescape loving friends!  For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I'm sharing some of the wonderful settings linked for last's weeks party.  Each time I do this, it is always so hard choosing which ones to feature because they are all so wonderful!  This week was no different.   Here's a small sampling of just some of the beautiful tablescapes I … [Read more...]


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A Mother’s Day Table Setting

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


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Dining on the Balcony, Table Setting with Lomonosov Porcelain

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


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Easter Table Setting with Floral Centerpiece

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


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Easter Spring Table Setting with Tulip Centerpiece

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


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Spring Easter Table Setting with Wisteria Centepiece

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


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Academy Awards Table Setting

Welcome to the 183rd Tablescape Thursday! Each year my friend, Bonnie creates the most wonderful table setting for the evening of the Academy Awards.  I can hardly wait to see what she is going to do each year! This year Bonnie placed her tablescape where the action was...on the front row.  You don't mind rubbing elbows with Meryl and George, do you? I love the "theater lighting."   Such a … [Read more...]


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Springtime Table with a Daffodil Centerpiece

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


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Children’s Party Table for Movie Night

Welcome to the 178th Tablescape Thursday! I'm not exactly sure where this tablescape came from.  One minute I was using a gift certificate to purchase napkins for a Valentine's Day table setting, and the next thing I knew, I was off to the movies.  I think the shift may have had something to do with stumbling across these cute popcorn containers for $1 each at Dollar Tree.   For the … [Read more...]


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A Wedding Reception, A Magical Evening

Welcome to the 176th Tablescape Thursday! Recently, my friend Maree, who blogs at  Tales from an OC Cottage, shared some wonderful photographs taken when her nephew, Joe (son of her sister, Bee) and his sweetie, Katie, were married back in November.  The wedding reception was held in the backyard of Maree's sister (Kae's) home.  Maree has posted pictures on her blog in past showing Kae's gorgeous gardens … [Read more...]


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Fall Dining on the Porch: Celebrating the Russet Shades of Autumn

Welcome to the 167th Tablescape Thursday! It was a gorgeous day here so I spent some time playing outside on the porch. The leaves are changing and the fall colors are spectacular. I brought those colors to my table setting for Tablescape Thursday.  I shopped the house and snagged a floral arrangement from the family room for my fall tablescape.   I liked it, but ultimately I changed it out … [Read more...]


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Halloween Tablescape with Mercury Glass Centerpiece

Welcome to the 165th Tablescape Thursday! With only two Thursdays left between now and Halloween, I was itching to create a fun Halloween table setting.   Since this table setting is all about candlelight, I didn't wait for nightfall to light the candles. I came across the large mercury-glass pumpkin candle holders recently in Marshall's and they inspired this table setting.  They were only … [Read more...]


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Warming Up on the Porch

Welcome the the 163rd Tablescape Thursday! Cool fall nights are perfect for hot chocolate out on the porch. Where would you like to sit?   How about on the swing?  There's a soft, warm blanket to keep you warm and a great book awaits.   The late afternoon sun is so wonderful streaming in across the porch.     The evening breeze carries the … [Read more...]


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Beautiful Table Setting by Bunny Williams

Welcome to the 162nd Tablescape Thursday! Recently, I received a wonderful e-mail from Mandy. Mandy lives in Hawaii and on a recent trip to the United States, she toured The Mount, the beautiful home of American novelist, Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton wrote many novels in her lifetime including Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth and well-known, The Age of Innocence, for which she won a Pulitzer Prize. … [Read more...]


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One Last Summer Tablescape

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


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A Good Year

Welcome to the 159th Tablescape Thursday! A Good Year, Starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard Tablescape Thursday: A few months ago I had the opportunity to see the movie A Good Year starring Russell Crowe as Max Skinner and Marion Cotillard, as Fanny Chenal.  A Good Year is a British romantic comedy based on a book by Peter Mayle.  He also wrote, A Year in Provence .   A Good Year has been … [Read more...]


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Bridal Tea Table Setting

Welcome to the 155th Tablescape Thursday! I love it when you share your beautiful tablescapes with me!  I was so excited when Sue, a reader of BNOTP, emailed a few pics of a bridal shower she recently gave for a friend.  Sue loves growing lavender in her own garden and prior to the shower, she visited a lavender farm, Yule Love It Lavender Farm in Michigan.  She was so inspired by her visit to the farm, … [Read more...]


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Beach Themed Table Setting

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


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Coastal Summer Table Setting

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


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Welcome to the 150th Tablescape Thursday

Can you believe it...150 Tablescape Thursdays! Wow! The time has gone by so quickly.  Things have changed quite a bit since that first tablescape party on August 25, 2008. There are so many more participants now, which is wonderful! Linking up is easy and you get a little sneak preview of the post, thanks to Inlinkz. The photographs of our tablescapes have improved tremendously...you feel like you're … [Read more...]


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4th of July Table Setting

Welcome to the 149th Tablescape Thursday! It won't be long now, Independence Day is just four days away.  Do you have any big plans for your 4th of July celebration?   It was so nice out, I decided to put this tablescape out on the porch.   I used my fave patriotic dishware by Warren Kimble.  The pattern is called, "Colonial."   A red lantern decorated with a … [Read more...]


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Blue & White Tablescape with Meissen Onion

Welcome to the148th Tablescape Thursday! For this Tablescape Thursday, I'm so excited to share a beautiful table setting created by my friend, Cornelia. Cornelia lives in Switzerland and she recently had a very special, formal dinner event. I rarely entertain formerly so it was exciting to see Cornelia's beautiful table and to hear about this special occasion. Have I mentioned lately how much I love … [Read more...]


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A Patriotic Celebration Table Setting

Welcome to the 147th Tablescape Thursday! A Table Setting for the 4th of July-Independence Day Happy Tablescape Thursday! I've been working on a couple of 4th of July table settings and having the best time! A table setting for Independence Day is so much fun to put together since it's all about celebration and love for our country.   Time to break out the Red, White and Blue! This table … [Read more...]


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A Beautiful Limoges Table Setting

Welcome to the 145th Tablescape Thursday! Welcome Friends! We're jetting off to Switzerland this evening for dinner with our friend, Cornelia. It's always such a treat to have dinner here in Cornelia's beautiful dining room. Cornelia has set a lovely table for us this evening! The tablecloth and napkins are by Le Jacquard Francais. Salad plate is Limoges by Raynaud & Co. The … [Read more...]


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Summer Tablescape with Magnolia Centerpiece

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


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Styling by Coty Farquhar

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


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A Country Rooster Table Setting

Welcome to the 137th Tablescape Thursday! It was gorgeous here today. It was so pretty I was tempted to put this tablescape out on the porch, but the pollen is insane right now. If you look closely, you can see it out there on the porch floor. That isn't dust...that's pollen! Yikes! We'll tablescape out there soon, but for now let's stay inside where it's a little less messy.   So come on … [Read more...]


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A Beautiful Herend and Royal Copenhagen Tablescape

Welcome to the 136th Tablescape Thursday! Rain, rain, go AWAY. Come again another day. On second thought, don't come back for a few weeks. We are water logged here in Georgia. How is it in your part of the country? I am seriously craving some sunshine. Fortunately, my friend, Cornelia sent some all the way from Switzerland via a lovely table setting.  Welcome to Cornelia's beautiful dining … [Read more...]


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Debutante Camellias in a Springtime Tablescape

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


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A St. Patrick’s Day Tea Out On the Porch

Welcome to the 134th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Tablescape Thursday! I hope your day was fabulous and full of lots of bright, beautiful sunshine. Spring is springing up all over my yard. My daffodils are up and they are just beautiful. Since today is St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a little teascape I created a couple of years ago with daffodils from my yard. Hope you enjoy! St. Patrick's Day … [Read more...]


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Mixing China Patterns in a Table Setting

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


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Your Beautiful Tablescapes

Welcome to the130th Tablescape Thursday! This week I'm sharing some of your beautiful tablescapes for Tablescape Thursday. Andrea: Betty: Dianna: Bill: Cherry Kay: Christine: Laura: Ginger: Jewel: Linda: Lori: Lynne: Marlis: Meredith: Pat: Phyllis: Pinky: Rena: Sara: Tammy: … [Read more...]


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Buying China at Auction

Welcome to the 126th Tablescape Thursday! Thanks so much for all your help yesterday with attempting to identify the large bird who stopped by my backyard for a visit. Most folks thought he might be a Red-tailed Hawk, others thought he could be a Red-shouldered Hawk and another reader suggested he might be an immature Bald Eagle. I was surprised to see some of the images online for the immature … [Read more...]


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Christmas Setting with Dept. 56 Churches

Welcome to the 119th Tablescape Thursday! Part of the fun of Christmas is seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Tonight, you and I get to be a kid again. How about a snowball fight...or a ride in a sleigh?   This table setting features several of the pretty Dept. 56 churches.   I grouped them all around a Christmas tree. This table wouldn't be especially practical … [Read more...]


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A Tablescape to Celebrate Fall

Welcome to the 111th Tablescape Thursday! We are finally starting to get some cooler temps here in Georgia. I have to be honest with you guys...I'm just not a cool weather fan. But I do love fall colors so putting together a fall tablescape was a lot of fun. I kept my centerpiece simple since I had a lot going on color wise in this tablescape. Ummm, wonder how a few acorns from the huge oak … [Read more...]


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A Spring Table Setting on the Porch

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


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A Beach Escape

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


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A Garden Party with Meissen, Deutsche Blume

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


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Lemonade Days

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


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Metlox Poppytrail Sculptured Daisy

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


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Sunflower Celebration

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


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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 … [Read more...]


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Saxon Flower by Royal Copenhagen

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


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Painting a Tablescape

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


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Romantic Table for Two on the Deck

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


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Easter Tablescape with Daffodil & Camellia Centerpiece

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


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Tablescaping for the Academy Awards

Dining at The Academy Awards Are you a movie lover? Do you faithfully watch The Academy Awards every year? Wait until you see the wonderful, creative tablescape my friend, Bonnie, created recently for Oscar night! Bonnie told me for this dinner party, the girls wore jeans and BIG sparkly earrings and the guys wore tuxedo T-shirts.  The menu was pizza, salad and champagne. What a fun night that must have … [Read more...]


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Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Welcome to the 77th Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine's Day only four days away, I thought I'd post a Valentine's tablescape I created last year. When I put this tablescape together, I couldn't decide if I wanted it in my breakfast room or dining room...so I decided to put it in both! It was a bit of work to set it up in two different rooms, but what a neat opportunity to really see how the room decor … [Read more...]


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Snowman Follies

Welcome to the 73rd Tablescape Thursday! It's been unusually cold here in Georgia this winter...we even had a bit of snow.   Snow in Georgia calls for a tablescape with a wintery feel.   Spied these snowman plates at HomeGoods a few months back and couldn't resist. When I had family here for Christmas, we used them for dessert; today they are salad plates in our … [Read more...]


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Cozy Fireside Tea

Welcome to the 72nd Tablescape Thursday! Hey, come on in here out of the cold. I'm so excited that you've stopped by! I have a special evening planned for us.   Let's sit over here by the fire. I've made us a nice pot of hot tea. And some yummy snowball cookies. Would you like a chocolate-dipped peppermint stick? I sampled a couple before you got here...you know, just to make sure they … [Read more...]


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A Dept. 56 Christmas Table Setting

Welcome to the 67th Tablescape Thursday! I've had this table setting in my heart for years and this had to be about the most fun I've ever had creating a tablescape.  I was 10 years old all over again, at least for the day. I left the pics large so you can click on them to get a bigger view.  Just hit the back arrow to return. Several folks have asked if we ate at this table.  We did!  I definitely … [Read more...]


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Mad About Plaid

Welcome to the 66th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving, this Tablescape Thursday! After posting Thanksgiving tablescapes all week, how about a whimsical Christmas table setting? I took pics in different types of lighting...amazing all the different looks you get by just changing the lighting.   Tilted the shutters closed to enjoy the candlelight a bit.   Love those … [Read more...]


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Thanksgiving with Candlelight and a Natural Centerpiece

Welcome to the 64th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I was "chatting" with my friend, Kathysue...we met via Rate My Space and have been friends every since.   Kathysue has created a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving and she graciously agreed to let me share some pics of her table setting, as well as her beautiful dining room. I've always loved the striped wall paper in Kathysue's dining room...it's … [Read more...]


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Silver-Tiered Centerpiece for Christmas

Welcome to the 63rd Tablescape Thursday! A few months ago, I was shopping in one of my favorite antique/thrift stores, and I came across a pretty multi-tiered, silver server. It was a bit more than I really wanted to spend at $50 and it seemed a bit on the high side for the Flea...but it grabbed hold of me and refused to let me leave without it. I'd been planning on putting together a formal tablescape … [Read more...]


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Halloween Tablescape with a Ghostly Centerpiece

Welcome to the 58th Tablescape Thursday! Saturday we took a field trip and toured a most amazing dish room belonging to Bonnie who shares our love for all things dishes. With all that wonderful china, I couldn't wait to see what Bonnie might have in store for Halloween. She actually put together two tablescapes...a "fun" one and one that will rattle your bones. Let's start with the fun one...in … [Read more...]


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Fall Dining on the Porch

Welcome to the 61st Tablescape Thursday! I'm often asked, "How many sets of dishes do you have?!"  Well, I'm letting you in on a big secret tonight. You really don't need that many sets of dishes to create different tablescapes...you just need to be a little creative and change a few of the elements. Let me show you what I mean. Remember this tablescape I posted about 4 weeks ago with my Pier 1 china, … [Read more...]


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Halloween Tablescape with a Spider-Web Tablecloth

Welcome to the 60th Tablescape Thursday!  Monday I shared a Halloween tale along with some Fall/Halloween porch decor. Wednesday was a day of Monster Mashing. And tonight... Won't you join me...said the spider to the fly?. Welcome to the Killer Cafe...hope the menu (click for a better view) meets with your approval. (Insert evil laugh) No tablecloth is needed...the spiders have been busy … [Read more...]


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Beautiful Wheat Centerpiece with Pumpkin Tureens

Welcome to the 59th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Fall, Y'all! Last week I shared a "fall inspired" tablescape out on the porch. This week I'm sharing another "fall" tablescape created by Bonnie, a talented, reader of BNOTP, who shares our love for tablescaping. You may remember the post I did a few weeks ago showing several of Bonnie's beautiful tablescapes. Feast your eyes on Bonnie's gorgeous fall … [Read more...]


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Tablescaping with Villeroy & Boch, Melina

Welcome to the 57th Tablescape Thursday! A few days ago when the tree guy was here to take down the Leyland Cypress that had succumbed to our recent torrential downpours, I asked him to take a look at a tree in my backyard that is perilously close to the house. I let him in through the front door and guided him passed the 2/3 finished "formal" tablescape in the dining room. Ummm. On through the kitchen … [Read more...]


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Five Tablescapes, One Silver Tray

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


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Summer Dining on the Porch

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


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Tea in Bed

Welcome to the 45th Tablescape Thursday! It's Tablescape Thursday and I positively love this day! Thursdays are filled to overflowing with links to some of the most delicious eye candy to be found anywhere across the Blogasphere! Today, you are my guest. And, I'm so glad you are here! How was your journey? I know you must be tired after such a long drive.   I have your room all ready. … [Read more...]


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Tablescaping With Lenox, Butler’s Pantry Gourmet

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


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St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party

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


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Breakfast in a French Cafe

Welcome to the 21st Tablescape Tuesday! A breakfast tablescape awaits you below. In addition, you will find links to many wonderful tablescapes that have been especially prepared for your visit this day. Scene from a French Cafe... Speaking in a heavy french accent, you are greeted by your waiter, Jean Claude...who with a grand wave of his right arm, says, "Right this way Madame and … [Read more...]


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Sand and Sea: Beach Themed Tablescape

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


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