2 Beautiful Garden Table Settings

Welcome to the 304th Tablescape Thursday!

I’ve had sooo much fun reading all of your answers to the style questions yesterday. I have a whole list of books I want to check out now and for some reason I am seriously craving chocolate! I can’t imagine why! πŸ˜‰  I also want to visit every single place you named in your answers for question #10. If you didn’t get a chance to read the comments on yesterdays Style post, you will definitely want to check those out!

The Start

Today is going to be pretty bonkers around here. I’ve been on the waiting list of a local painting company for over a month! They have finally reached me and are coming tomorrow (which will be today by the time you’re reading this) to get started on pressure washing the house, decks and porches and making some repairs to the chimney where a very naughty woodpecker decided to do his best imitation of Swiss cheese.

Once all that’s done, they will commence with painting the exterior part of the porch and the white parts of the deck. After all of that’s done, I’ll be staining the floor of the two decks. Keep your fingers crossed the weather is kind to me this week and next week, too.  I’ll take some pics to share so you can see the progress being made.

I wish I could get excited about this but I’d much rather be spending money on a much-needed bathroom renovation than pressure washing and painting. I know you understand! Maintenance…an evil necessity!

Tablescape Thursday

I have two very different table settings to share this week for Tablescape Thursday. As a bonus, I’m taking you on a little screened-porch tour, too!

Remember the beautiful shade garden we toured in this post: A Beautiful, Enchanting Spring Garden ? I’m sure you remember this beautiful storybook home.

Storybook Home With Window Boxes


This is the back of that home and just look at that huge screened-in porch!

Screened Porch On Back of Home


When it came time for us to go from one side of the garden to the other, the guides instructed us to do it via the screened-in porch due to the slope of the lawn. That was fine by us! You know we were dying to see inside the porch, too!

Screened Porch on Garden Tour


I snapped a quick photo as we entered and as you can see, it’s a wonderfully large porch. There’s a seating area at this end, a swing in the middle and a hammock way down at the other end. There’s also a table, partially hidden by the swing. Let’s go check it out!

Screened-in Porch with Seating, Dining and Hammock


A beautiful spring tablescape was ready here on the porch table.

Porch Table Setting in Green & Blue


So pretty!

Porch Table Setting in Green & Blue


Love the tablecloth!

Porch Table Setting in Green & Blue


As we turned away from the table here on the porch…

Porch Table Setting in Green & Blue


This was the view on the other side. What a great place for a nap!

Floor-Standing Hammock on Porch


A Moss Table In The Garden

In the garden outside, we came across another wonderful table.

Moss Table Setting Outdoors



How do you like the fuzzy tablecloth?

Mother's Day Garden Tour


Is this not magical? The whole garden tour for this home was completely enchanting with an adorable potting shed, a potting bench, mosaic stepping-stones, fairy gardens, bottle trees and now this…a wonderful moss-covered table!

Moss Table


The pot on this moss table looks like it’s made from bark, doesn’t it? I love all those special details, they just make it over-the-top wonderful! If you would like to see the rest of this lovely garden, you’ll find the tour here: A Beautiful, Enchanting Spring Garden

Whimsical Moss Table


Hope you enjoyed these two special tables! Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Yea! A peak at the inside! I knew I’d love it. That screened porch is delightful. Love the arched screen openings, and I’d probably sleep on that hammock all night, especially in the Spring and Fall. That moss covered table outside IS enchanting. This homeowner, or her gardener, is very innovative. I’ll be pinning several of these pix. Thanks, Susan. laurie

    • Laurie, can you imagine sleeping out there in the hammock overnight and falling asleep listening to the frogs at night, waking up to the birds chirping…would love that! πŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful table on the porch Susan and I ADORE the moss table in the garden! I’m kicking myself now because we just got rid an iron table that was rusty and falling apart but not in a pretty, shabby way. Now I’m wishing I had kept it to plant a mossy top in a shady nook, darn it! I’ll have to be on the look out to rescue one, thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  3. I am completely enchanted by that moss covered table in the garden. I want to do that in my garden too! Thanks for sharing it with us and thank you for the party too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  4. Love this home’s porch and that moss table in the garden is amazing!! Thanks for sharing and for hosting another great party!

  5. Peggy Thal says

    Cute tables! Love the moss table for decor. Chairs look very uncomfortable. Love beautiful table decor but make sure chairs are comfy. I have been to some homes and the chairs are back killers after about 15 minutes. —-good luck on all the projects for your house. It is a stressful time having all the workmen and trying to do so many projects. Once done you will be so happy!! Good luck, it will go great. You might consider having someone do your deck- it is a nasty job. I did it once( 3 large decks) and then it needed another coat. ( took me a week) Next time I had a guy do it in a couple of hours with a sprayer. He also did underneath.

  6. Selma Kessler says

    Susan- Have fun today with all the action around your house! Maintenance is the foundation of a beautiful home, and it’s one of the reasons your home is so lovely. It’s July and we haven’t even power washed our deck yet this year!

    Oh, and by the way, as much as I enjoy the staged homes, I think your tablescapes are just as beautiful! πŸ™‚


  7. Wow that’s some screened in porch! Lots of elbow room! The table inside the porch was cute- I like the centerpiece. That moss table would be cute for my fairies!! THX for hosting!! πŸ™‚

  8. Wow! I would love to see that house, inside and out, especially the garden, so enchanting!…Christine

  9. Love the hammock, but your screen porch is so much more inviting….

  10. I knew you would get in somehow Susan!! πŸ™‚ The porch is great, that hammock is calling me!!!

  11. Susan, what a lovely home! The moss cover table is a wonderful idea! The screened porch is also fabulous- lots of room! Thank you for hosting another great link party!

  12. Everything looks so fresh and cute. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Susan, I do really like that porch! The table with the moss ‘tablecloth’ is a riot! Such creativeness. I will have to go and look at the style questions again. I looked yesterday but I don’t know my style anymore! Ha!

  14. That porch is over the top! With a spot like that who needs to go inside? Good look with a the maintenance, it’s a royal pain in the hiney but must be done. Looking forward to your pictures and thanks for another fun party.

  15. Linda Page says

    When there is moss in a garden, it is an extra treat. I just love the look and feel of moss. It makes me feel like a Pixie is about to come by!! I have one small shaded area by my front flower bed that grows moss and I just love it. My son wanted to dig it up and I told him that was a very big NO!!! I love the screened in porch. It is huge! I especially love the hammock. I would never get anything done for reading and snoozing in it all the time!

  16. I love the moss covered table Susan, what a trip into fairyland! Good luck with your painting and fixing! Yes, I hate to spend money on stuff like that!

  17. Susan, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful home! It is gorgeous! I’m not sure which feature I like most! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  18. Susan, I have a lot of magazines that have piled up and that porch and hammock would be perfect for reading. I love the moss covered table, and we have a ton of moss in the woods behind our property. I’m tucking that idea away! Good luck with your home maintenance.

  19. I cannot even begin to describe how much I love both that ginormous porch AND that mossy table!!! That gives me a great idea for what to do with a table out in the midst of an island of trees on one end of our yard. Pinning!!!

    Best of luck with that staining job. I know it’s got to be a pain in the patootie, but like you said…a necessary evil. I’ve been engaging in LOTS of necessary evils this summer, and I have the battle scars to prove it!

    Have a wonderful weekend as you watch the transformation begin!

  20. I LOVE that mossy table! Such a lovely place–thanks for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

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