A Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the  197th Tablescape Thursday!

For this Tablescape Thursday, we’re flying off to Switzerland to dine with Cornelia in her beautiful garden.   Cornelia created this table a few weeks ago for a special occasion.  Cornelia wrote, “Today we celebrate Ascension in Switzerland.”

“I created a tablescape, a fresco using mostly China from the German Manufactory Nymphenburg.  This is the view from the first floor balcony.”

“The China is by Nymphenburg.  Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg has been handcrafting the finest porcelain for 260 years.”

“Since 1996 the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg has been under the patronage of HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria.”

“In October 2011 Prince Luitpold of Bavaria took over Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.”

Come a bit closer for a better view…

Cornelia said, “The china is all hand-painted.”


“Each plate has a different pattern and form.”

“The Cutlery is silver (800 and 925) made by the Swiss Manufactory Jezler.  The pattern is called Empire.  Unfortunately, it is no longer produced.”

” The fork in the middle is a fish fork.   The napkins are also vintage; they are hand embroidered.”

“The Campagne glass is vintage, handgut crystal.  The small glass is by the French manufactory Baccarat the small coloured waterglass is made by the German manufactory Theresienthal.”

“The peonies are from my garden.  The vase is handcut crystal.”

“The tablecloth is made by the french manufactory, Garnier Thiebaut.”


I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to dine than in the garden.  The peonies are gorgeous!  Cornelia, thanks so much for taking us into the garden for this Tablescape Thursday!

I didn’t get a chance to share the pictures of the lovely tea/coffee table Cornelia placed nearby.   We’ll save that for another day real soon.


Looking forward to all the wonderful table settings for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Hi Susan, Cornelia always sets beautiful and inviting tables for us. Thanks for hosting each week.
    hugs ~lynne~

  2. I want to dine in this beautiful setting with Cornelia! Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

  3. Susan, Thanks for taking us with you for this beautiful Ascension Day picnic in the garden. Cornelia is a perfect hostess. I love all of her fine European things… especially her flatware!
    Thanks for hosting.
    I love your new format. So reader friendly!

  4. Beautiful table in the loveliest of settings. Cornelia, thank you for sharing yet another of your elegant tables. It’s always a pleasure to visit your home and gardens. Thanks, Susan, for bringing us the joy of Cornelia’s works of art.

  5. Thank you Cornelia — and Susan! It’s always a visual treat to visit Switzerland…

  6. What a gorgeous garden setting! Thanks for hosting Susan!

  7. What a beautiful setting! I just love the dishes with their delicate floral pattern. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  8. Cornelia always sets the ultimately beautiful tablescape. The Nymphenburg pieces are true treasures, and I am a huge fan of Garnier Thiebaut. Can you just imagine dining in that beautiful setting? I can always dream. Thanks for hosting us and for allowing us a peak at Cornelia’s lovely party. Cherry Kay

  9. I always enjoy the field trips to Cornelia’s table, and this one is no exception. I was drawn in immediately by the flowers, and the whole table is just lovely.

    Thanks, as always, for hosting this.

  10. Looks sooo pretty, I just love all the vintage pieces 🙂 🙂 xo Holly

  11. Cornelia always sets such beautiful tables, and this is no exception. Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  12. Beautiful Susan! Thank you for taking us to Switzerland. Cornelia’s table is always So Gorgeous. LOVE the tablecloth…
    Thank you for hosting our party…
    Have a wonderful week,

  13. It is always a pleasure to dine with Cornelia. Her china, glassware and linens are exquisite. I am totally in love with her house and gardens.
    Thank you for *flying* us over to Switzerland Susan, it has been many years since I last visited that beautiful country.

  14. Lorraine says

    Lovely pics…such fun to see all the pretty entries each week! Thanks for hosting!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  15. Fabulous, elegant and gorgeous everything from Cornelia is and I just love it when you share her tables, because I just simply drool over her usually stunning dishes. Thank you for hosting dear Susan.

  16. Hi Susan,
    Thank you once again for hosting the fun day, at least for us Tablescaper´s
    So nice having a fresh dinner outside in the garden and just chilling out.
    Hope you will visit one day in Stockholm, Sweden for a glimpse of the very popular celebration the Swedish Mid-summer and that will be on the 22nd of June. It is so Swedish/European and as an Asian, I am proud to present my second home.
    I will be hosting for this party and just hoping no rain §:-( as Europe still striving to have a hot summer 2012, but to no avail (btm).
    Enjoy your pre-week end.


  17. Gorgeous! I would love to sit and have tea!

  18. Very beautiful! I live her dishes. Everything Cornelia has is lovely….Christine

  19. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    This looks so delightful! I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to spend a lovely afternoon lingering arounc the table in this garden.

  20. So nice to see another beautiful table. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  21. Michele from Finch Rest says

    She has the best outdoors in which to dine, too – the luscious greens are the perfect backdrop. What a gorgeous tablescape.

    Thank you for hosting!!

  22. Susan,
    thanks for hosting this party..there are always so many great blogs to visit…….

  23. Thanks for hosting each week, Susan!
    Greetings from Australia

  24. Susan, don’t you think it is time that we all visited Cornelia? I nominate you to organize a trip! Just kidding, of course, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to dine in that garden on that gorgeous tableware?? Thanks to you and Cornelia for such a lovely post!

  25. I love when Cornelia shares her lovely table settings. I can just imagine sitting in her lovely garden surrounded by these gorgeous dishes.

    Susan, thank you for Tablescape Thursday. It is a highlight of my week each and every week. I love visiting to see all of the fabulous table settings posted.

  26. Lovely… Wish I could seat and have a tea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. So beautiful. I love seeing the beautiful garden too. The photos are very clear. I kept looking at them over and over. I do know know what the different knives are for. Thank you so much for sharing, God bless you both Cornelia and Susan.

  28. Gorgeous setting! This idea is really the best way to escape the heat of summer! It makes me want to have the same table on our garden. Anyway, thanks for always sharing such beautiful posts with us.

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