A Fish Tale for Tablescape Thursday

A Fish Tale:

Cornelia is inviting us back into her beautiful home, and this time she is sharing a fabulous ocean/seafood inspired tablescape. This whimsical table is a delight to view! So, grab a cup of coffee and a yummy scone…or perhaps a hushpuppy would be more in order.   Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Love all the light coming in through the windows…

Lovely chandelier…

Your place is waiting…

Fish plate is ironstone by Wächtersbach…

Cornelia told me the small fish dish is meant for potatoes. They are served in a separate dish as a side order.

Love this seagull plate…it is by Bing & Gröndahl (Danish)…

Cutlery is German and Austrian/Hungarian (k.und k. Monarchie, before 1918)…

The fish fork closest to the plate is Austrian/Hungarian and dates back before the first World War, when Austria was k.und k. (kaiserlich-königlich). Other two forks are silver, also, and come from a German manufacturer…gorgeous!

Upper silver knife is German and the lower one is Austrian/Hungarian…love the detail on these.

Glasses are by Holmegaard (Danish) and the napkins are vintage, Swiss handkerchiefs from the 50’s.

Beautiful flowers from Cornelia’s garden!

Vase by Sarreguemines, pattern “Flore” and the silver underplate is by Jezler…

Wow…just beautiful!

Tablecloth is from IKEA.

The candlesticks are by Royal Copenhagen (Blue Flower)…

This serving piece would be used to hold potatoes…

Do you see the beautiful lilacs in the background?

Lilacs are from Cornelia’s garden…

Beautiful vase is Meissen…

Cornelia, thank-you for inviting us back into your beautiful home.

We loved every moment!

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  1. It definitely is lovely, sugar! I don't have enough different china to make it worthwhile to participate but I do love the settings. Where do chicks get all those plates?! I'm truly astounded. I just bought some new Melmac plates because I got tired of lifting so much china all the time. But then I'm an old chick and I'm guessing you all are YOUNG chicks! Hah. Beautiful home though.

  2. Hi Susan! Woo Hoo! I'm the first to get to comment! Oh, I love Cornelia's beautiful home and her table is wonderful! I love those fishy dishes! They are just wonderful and those serving pieces are the cutest things! I'm hoping she'll show us more room of her lovely home!
    Thanks Susan and hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. The Quintessential Magpie says

    I love Cornelia's house, Susan! This is just gorgeous, and her flowers! Imagine growing something that beautiful in your garden. I also adore her china and flatware. What an inspiring table. Just the best!

    Thank you both for sharing this. Happy Pink Saturday…


    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Suzie Button says

    Oh what a treat! This is one gorgeous home and a fantastic table! i especially died and went to heaven over the silverware! OOOHHHH! So wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday! suzie

  5. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Sometimes when I visit blogs…and see some of the homes and the decor…it's almost more than my soul can bear…and I am very serious. I have always loved decorating and never really had much until the children were all grown…and still nothing like I see in the photo's. It is just such a joy to see such beauty and perfection in tablescapes and home interiors!
    I feel..as though I have found "gold" since I discovered blogging. What fun it has brought into my life, how much I have learned.
    BNOTP is one of the most lovely in all blogland. Always a delightful experience!!

  6. Beautiful! Aren't the little fish bone dishes?

  7. peggy gatto says

    DIVINE fish story!

  8. that's really impressive Susan…i love everything i see here on your post!have a nice weekend!

  9. Lady Katherine says

    So Wonderful! I just love her home! The large table! All of her wonderful pieces of furniture! I love those doors! Adore the fish serving piece and the potatoes fish plates! The pitchers of flowers are so lovely, as her home is! Tell her I just love the visits, it leaves me wanting to peek into every little corner! Love that tablecloth! I need one for my home, just like it! Wish we had that store!

  10. The flowers and the lighted candles give a special warmth to the table. Cute fish items. Have a good weekend

  11. Julienne says

    How lovely to see a table set with fish knives and forks. I have 3 sets that have come down the family line and use them often…but when we go out to dinner now I rarely see them even though fish is served! Love the whole setting.

  12. Love Being a Nonny says

    How fun!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love the fish dishes. Now we need to see the garden that the beautiful tulips came from, then we need to see where she stores her dishes, then….


  14. Carol at Serendipity says

    How absolutely stunning. I have never seen dishes or flatware like hers. What a treat to see such lovely treasures.


  15. I just love Cornelia's home and the fish! The flatware is so beautiful and what an heirloom

  16. Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com says

    How beautiful! Though I must admit I am not a fish fan so using fish as serving pieces makes me a little skweemish (sp?). The entire table is lovely and her flowers are to die for!

    Happy PS,

  17. Since I have no hopes ever of living in a place so wonderful (yes, I do love my messy home,) it is a real treat for me to be invited into this wonder land.
    I have never seen dishes like this, and the glassware shines! It was an education in cutlery and utensils as well.

  18. Wow I am blown away by this gorgeous table and the beautiful photos… thank you for sharing

  19. The detail of everything on her table is amazing.

    Just beautiful.

  20. thestonerabbit says

    What a wonderful home!! That tablescape is just delightful….love those plates!! Of course, every little item on the table is great and I enjoyed knowing about them. Cornelia's flowers are beautiful! Tell her I enjoyed my visit…and thanks to you for making that possible!

    Happy Pink Sat!! dana

  21. Cornelia is very talented, both inside her home and in her garden. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  22. Cornelia has some very unusual pieces…the seagull plates are beautiful.
    Very interesting that a separate dish is used for the potatoes.

  23. Vickie H. says

    For those of us who love dishes this table is Nirvana! Every little detail, PERFECTION! What DON'T I love here!!! Those fish dishes are fantastic! Give us more, Cornelia!

  24. Beth Niquette says

    What lovely tableware and rooms! Happy Pink Saturday!

  25. Totally stunning fish service! The silver flatware is exquisite. I love the way the Europeans make dining an occasion! The crystal stems with the shell motif are the perfect touch for this table. Thank you for sharing this fresh retreat! ~ Sarah
    If you have time pop over to read my Food for Thought edible review for a cup of shrimp gumbo and a slice of southern pecan pie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage says

    Lovely post, Susan! Love the lilacs and I can almost smell them!
    This is an interesting table; my hubby would love it! Happy Pink Saturday weekend.


  27. Chatty Crone says

    Good pink morning to you! sandie

  28. I have never seen dishes like this before. I just love them. Thank you to Cornelia for such a delightful time, and thank YOU for bringing us along ((hugs))

  29. nannykim says

    So lovely; thanks for sharing this–very restfull!


  30. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Wow what a table. It is amazing looking. Love the furnishings and how beautiful everything is. gorgeous.
    Hey Happy Pink Saturday!

  31. Hello sweet Susan – thank you for sharing Cornelia's beautiful fish inspired table! I have never seen anything like her plates and flatware before! Although, as you already know I'm not a pro table scaper or anything so maybe there's more of that out there than I think. I really love it though! So cute. My fave is the gravy boat sitting on top of the shell with the fishy upside down!


  32. inpursuitofmarthapoints.com says

    I think the separate fishy dish just for potatoes is the best part.

    That and the flowers.

    And that giant table.

    And the stemware.

    I have problems when it comes to making choices. It's the Libra part of me I think. ; )

    -Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points

  33. Gypsy Heart says

    Just beautiful ~ everything ~ dishes, table & flowers, all of it!
    I feel fortunate that she is willing to share her lovely space with all of us.


  34. What fun Cornelia has brought to us here in the USA! It is such a treat when Cornelia shares her beautiful and interesting silver, crystal, dishes and home!

    Thank you Susan and Cornelia!

    From Virginia

  35. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Cornelia's home is gorgeous!! And the table looks so pretty. Those fish plates are so neat! And all the flower pictures are so beautiful. I love lilacs. I love the tulip arrangement on Cornelia's table. Love & blessings from NC!

  36. Brenda-shabbycatsandroses says

    Oh My!! What a lovely home, and love the chandelier!! The tablescape is simply fabulous with all the "fish" design plates..how wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos with us.

    Happy Pink Saturday, warmest, Brenda

  37. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    I love to see Cornelia's home…she has such wonderful stuff!
    The fish plates are awesome! I have never seen any like it.
    Love the knives engraved with fishes too! Lovely!
    I also just noticed her blue and yellow flowered curtains….I LOVE them!

  38. Marydon Ford says

    Absolutely stunning BUT the victorian silver ware is over the moon gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  39. Linda Starr says

    Love the fish plates and serving pieces and I can just smell those lilacs.

  40. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    What an amazing delight those fish dishes and serving dishes are! Love the glasses and silver as well — how elegant this all is.

  41. Happy Pink Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚ This home is over the top fabulous! LOVE THOSE FAB DISHES and the center bouquet is wonderful! OMGOSH!


  42. Kathleen says

    Just lovely..and fishy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Dogmom Diva says

    Susan, whatta post! Thank you for taking us to this lovely home and beautiful setting, I love the scandanavian style..so cool yet elegant!

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  44. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says

    Hello, Susan! What a lovely home you've shared with us today. Beautiful tablescape and unusual dishes!

    THANKS so much for letting my know my little dish is a Victorian Olive dish!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

    Angelic Accents

  45. Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage says

    Susan, your macro shots are stunning!
    I love your posts, they just make me happy.

    Also, the silverware, WOW. I love the silverware. I was antiquing and seeing a lot of the curved dishes and I was told they were used for fishbones.

    I would love to find some silverware like hers one day.

  46. That is simply stunning…every little detail has been attended to! I am in love with that beautiful cutlery-each piece is so pretty.

    Thank you for sharing this and for the gorgeous photographs.

    Best wishes,

  47. Those are just the coolest dishes. I would have thought the little curved fish plates were for your bread.
    The antique cutlery is so gorgeous. She really has a treasure trove of pieces. Loved it.

  48. Those are just the coolest dishes. I would have thought the little curved fish plates were for your bread.
    The antique cutlery is so gorgeous. She really has a treasure trove of pieces. Loved it.

  49. clustres says

    So unique and lovely! And the flowers and chandelier are to die for!

  50. Be sure to thank Cornelia for allowing you to share the beauty of her home.

    Those flowers are breathtaking.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Susan.

  51. Hi Susan and Cornelia,
    this table is again so adorable. I love all the details and there are a lot of them. The fish dishes are gogeous and I love the stemware. I have never seen such before.
    Greetings, Johanna

  52. OH my is her home GORGEOUS! AND that tablescape is incomperable! I truly adore those pocket doors she has! How wonderful of Cornelia to share this with you!

  53. Miss Janice says

    I had the pleasure of featuring this sweet lady's home on my blog in the past and it is truly lovely. I love this "Fish-scape" and all the flatware!!!

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