A Garden Table Setting

Welcome to the 42nd Tablescape Thursday!

The Faerie Ball…by Susan Settje

I dream a dream of faerie queens and kings…


In forest glade where I know faeries dwell.


The full moon dancing as the zephyr sings…


…through cedar boughs and round the wishing well.


Oh romance sweet, a brave and noble knight…


…to princess fair was married on this day.

Summer Table Setting With White Dishware


A royal banquet, such a festive sight.


Great merriment, we’ll dance the night away.


Sir Owl, from high atop a lofty pine, acts sentinel.


All’s well; his distant call.


In shadowed woods the new born fawns recline…


…too young to be at this year’s faerie ball.


No, don’t wake me just yet,


it’s almost dawn,


Come sunrise, all the faeries will be gone.


Enchanting tablescapes await your visit this evening…enjoy!


China: Gibson Big Lots
Chargers: Horchow, online, years ago
Stemware: Williams-Sonoma
Sterling flatware: Towle, King Richard
Napkins: Neiman-Marcus
Lantern: Colonial Candle
Pitcher: HomeGoods
Tablecloth: Local antique store

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  1. Oh this is all so lovely! So dreamy and enchanting. I like it!! I do love all the larger photos. I love Tablescape Thursdays :0)

  2. Barb~Bella Vista says

    Hi Susan, your tablescape is lovely!!! Everything is so completely fresh and totally inviting. I do love it.

    This is my first time joining you. I do so appreciate you!


  3. Wonderful tablescape, as usual! You always knock them right outta the park, Susan! You've turned me into a Colonial Candle junkie. I've bought both of the candle lanterns you've recently shown us (in fact, I used one in tonight's tablescape).

    Your story about the fairies is so enchanting. I've got a "fairy door" on my front porch so that the wee folks can come on in.

  4. I LOVE how you've mixed the BL china with your other ironstone. Your flowers are gorgeous. This is an enchanted tablescape!

  5. Janie's World says

    Everything looks soft and romantic. Beautiful! The lantern is so pretty and adds so much to the table. I love your monogrammed napkins. The honeysuckle is so pretty.

  6. Susan,
    Simply Stunning ! Love the mix of whites and that lantern (love it) !
    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  7. Enchanted Rose Studio says

    Susan, your tablescape is absolutely lovely! The lantern, the monogrammed napkins, the beautiful flowers, the place settings…I love everything! The lit candles gave it such a warm, romantic, and inviting ambiance! You are so very talented!


  8. Domestic Designer says

    Your table is just lovely. I love your tablecloth and the flowers are gorgeous!

  9. Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage says

    I so enjoyed your ethereal poetry and pictures. Your photos really captured the ambiance. I love the extra large pictures. So much more easy on the eyes. My eyesight has gone bad since I started blogging! Happy TT!

  10. May @ Boogieboard Cottage says

    Oh! This is so romantic! The dishes and monogrammed napkins are so nice, I love the honeysuckel! :O)

  11. May @ Boogieboard Cottage says

    Oh! This is so romantic! The dishes and monogrammed napkins are so nice, I love the honeysuckel! :O)

  12. Oh, a fairy tale come true! How beautiful, Susan, and I love the poem with it. Love your gorgeous flowers, lantern, china! Oh, just everything. Love that tablecloth too! Oh, sigh! I want to be sitting in that chair!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  13. Southerncook says

    Beautiful tablesetting Susan. Very romantic. I always gather great ideas from your party whether I am partiipating or not. Thank you.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  14. Oh! What a magical and beautiful tablescape! I do just love fairies 🙂

    All the best,

  15. Hi Susan,
    Your tablescape is enchanting fit for the Queen of all Fairies. I have your sister fairy on my table today.
    Your pictures capture the beauty of your table, flowers, dishes and linens (love the monograms and tablecloth) Perfect as always.
    PS – I love the bigger pictures and your music.

  16. Gypsy aka Tam says

    Wow – you have outdone yourself. This is simply enchanting!!!
    LOVE IT!
    Have a wonderful Thursday,

  17. So lovely! I love all the whites and the flowers and the tablecloth!…Christine

  18. As usual simply stunning. Love love the soft pastel colors and the beautiful flowers. Your poem was just enchanting. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  19. The Tablescaper says

    It's beautiful, enchanting, and takes you away! I love it.

    I'm so glad you didn't do away with the music. It truly adds to the experience and effect.

    Where did you get the tablecloth?

  20. Susan your tablescape is beautiful. I have been admiring your blog for months and I have just gotten up the courage to try one myself.. I'm sure there are lots of mistakes but I'm working on it. Thanks for all your inspiration.. Sandy

  21. carolinajewel says

    So lovely and magical! Everything is just gorgeous! 😀 Jewel

  22. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh so beautiful *sigh* And those flowers — oh my — those beautiful flowers. What a lovely dream!

  23. Feedsack Fantasy says

    How simply elegant & serene … TTFN ~ Marydon

  24. fiberdoodles says

    VERY, very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  25. Invite me!!! So delightful-and your photography is amazing!I am off to Big Lots in the morning! I have been looking at those dishes! Simple and sweet!

  26. Lovely and I believe in faeries — they'll certainly be out and about on Midsummer's Eve.

    A beautiful table. Love the honeysuckle!

  27. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says

    Truly lovely! You outdid yourself!


  28. OOOOOOOOOOOO….this is so beautiful I don't know what to do. So so stunning….
    I have to think about if I should put my tablescape up…your's is out of this world…

  29. Dear Susan, Your Table looks lovely!
    I decided to join the fun and participate with Tablescape Thursday this week.
    I've been admiring your blog close to a half year and here goes.
    Thank you and God Bless,

  30. Oh Susan, this is totally enchanting! I actually gasped when I first saw it. I LOVE that lantern, and the pitcher full of honeysuckle. So beautiful!

  31. ellen b. says

    Hi again Susan!
    I just wanted to say that my lacey sleeves with my other flowered napkins are old hankies that I've picked up at thrift stores. I keep my eye out for the lacey ones…

  32. texasdaisey says

    That is really beautiful. You know I could see those same dishes in winter with all white, snowflakes, candlelight and maybe some evergreen too. I just love white dshes because they are so easy to use in lots of looks

  33. Susan, I put my link in once, now it's gone. Should i just do it again? Mr. Linky is acting stinky again, I'm thinking..

  34. oops, I'm sorry..my name is there.
    I am goin' wacko….

  35. Oh how lovely!!! Another lovely BNOTP creation. I love the little story running through the pictures of your enchanting tablescape!!!


    Have a great evening!!!

  36. You have outdone yourself again my friend! Sooo pretty and romantic! Now….where is this located? I am guessing your yard??? And here I thought you ALWAYS dined on THE PORCH!!!!!!!!!! Hugs, Pinky

  37. Fairy tales and tablescapes make a fun combination:) Just lovely.

  38. mbkatc230 says

    This is such a wonderful post! The table is gorgeous, I really love the tablecloth. And the flowers are perfect. So fitting with the verse. Kathy

  39. niartist says

    You're remarkable Susan. Everything is perfect. Just when I think I've done something well, I come over here and you raise the bar! 🙂

  40. The Sewing Loft says

    Just beautiful! Your creativity is astounding, thank you for sharing with us.

  41. Dana and Daisy says

    How beautiful and dreamy! Thank you Susan for hosting this weekly event!

  42. That does it. I think those glasses of wine were in just about every picture, so I've just got to go pour a glass now.

    Seriously, this is just beautiful.

    Thanks to your inspiration, I have spent most of the day tweaking my blog. I've got one or two other things I'd like to do, but I'm about there.

  43. Beach House Dreamer says

    Such an inviting table and setting, dreamy, romantic, and fresh. Keep that white wine cold, I'll be there shortly!!!

  44. Michelle says

    Susan , I love the idea of poetry and tablescapes! Thanks for hosting!

  45. This is absolutely beautiful! Can I come sit here with you and drink some wine? It looks so inviting and it's my birthday! Thanks for sharing!

  46. The Muse says

    One can just hear the delicate wings and pitter patter of fairy feet 🙂

    (love the tablecloth!)

  47. Your pictures are beautiful and the photography is awesome!

  48. I love this table, Susan, it's so romantic and inviting… I love the flowers in the background and the crisp white of the dinnerware.


    We still can't use our patio, it's clean but we just had a storm here tonight which soaked everything- again! *sigh*

  49. Bonafide Southern says

    As always, your table looks beautiful. I was so excited to participate for the first time today. I've just started my blog, and I knew Tablescape Thursday was going to be one of my first posts. Thanks for hosting!

  50. The Muse says

    Susan, you have a way in making everyone feel so welcome!

  51. Love the larger than life photos with such awesome rich color details. Great honeysuckle.


  52. Libby Murphy says

    Well now aren't you the magical little bo peep coming up with this cute idea. It's so whimsical and fun, I'm sure you sprinkled fairy dust around the room.
    Happy Twirls

  53. Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 says

    Oh Susan! This is one of my favorites you've ever done! But I'm a sucker for faeries and fairy tales! It's so romantic! I love the tablecloth especially! God Bless! Lauralu 🙂

  54. Thanks Susan for the heads up on converting over to Stretch….Love It…A little more time consuming but the results are worth it. Your tablescape is fab…enjoyed it to the fullest… Stop over and experience the Tea Gala as told by Miss Pink Rose and Miss White Rose, Hurry I think they are eating everything, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  55. Omah's Helping Hands says

    How beautiful, soft, and inviting! Loved the poetic story of the fairies as well. Lovely as always.

  56. santamaker says

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!

  57. Simply Susan says

    Who needs to eat? I could just sit and admire this table for hours…it is just resplendent.

  58. Melissa Marie says

    Absolutely stunning…and enchanting! 🙂

  59. Anonymous says

    I can smell the honeysuckles and feel the warmth of the candle.
    /Brenda in Canada

  60. Gorgeous summer table Susan!
    Love the colors, the flowers make it pop and the poem is precious!
    I love Fairies at my house!
    Linda Q

  61. movingonlady says

    Your tablescape is very lovely.
    I love the romatic table for two.
    Love the flowers and napkins.

  62. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    This was a most wonderful tablescape post! I am always overwhelmed at what a beautiful over the top job you do on tablescaping. Ok..I am off to look at it again. I don't want to miss a single little thing!!

  63. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Your Big Lots china is beautiful!!!
    And the tablecloth is gorgeous! Such a lovely post. Love & blessings from NC!

  64. Sharing with Sherri says

    If only I had some fairy dust, I'd make a wish to join you at the enchanted Faerie Ball!! So lovely!


  65. Scrumptious table Susan. I love the creamy dishes with the splashes of color from the table cloth and the flowers.
    And that amazing lantern with the precious bird keeping watch…dreamy~
    All Things Heart and Home

  66. Susan, A beautiful story and tablescape. A very romantic, inviting scene.
    I love the napkins with the H and the flowers are perfect.

    Happy TT


  67. Hello Susan. You always have such great pictures of your tablescapes! I love the larger ones! Again…you have outdone yourself! Your Tablescape is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent of design, color and beauty.

  68. Julie Bouésso says

    Love the setting & esp. the lantern. Off to the shop now! 😉 Cheers, Julie

  69. its so very cheri says

    Love the table-so sweet and romantic. I just found your blog and added it to my favorites. I just wanted you to know I have a GIVE AWAY that ends today.

  70. lilsista says

    Simply BEAUTIFUL!! I love what you do!

  71. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  72. I love your white dishes!! The flowers are very pretty as well.

    How very elegant!

  73. Donna Marie says

    Susan!!!! OH MY!!!!!!! How lovely! I love the elegance!!! Oh… and is that wine I see…. may I have a glass? 🙂

    Thank you so much for posting your Magnolia tree! WOW!!! That tree is huge!!! I would have fresh flowers everyday If I had that tree!

    How did you make out with your yard sale?

    Donna Marie

  74. Beautiful tablescape as usual… I really like the white… with the touch of fuchia flowers…

    I finally completed the basket of daisies that I bought in April for my front door… thanks for the inspiration! I think I'm going to take your advice and hang it a little lower due to it's length… but I posted a photo today… and I do really love it!

  75. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Another beautiful table setting, and what a cute story.

  76. The Summer Kitchen Interiors says

    What a beautiful tablescape! We'd say, that lantern, flowers & tablecloth would make any table table-scape worthy!!

  77. Hello Dearheart…

    Ohhh…what a fabulous garden table!!! Darlin', you have really outdone yourself in creativity!!! Well, this beautiful garden patio is absolutely gorgeous and such a beautiful backdrop for your garden table for two! I think one of my favorite things about this tablescape is that long, gorgeous tablecloth…I love how it flows down to the ground…it's beautiful, Susan!!! The place settings…ahhh, all white and so beautiful! I just love the white pitcher full of honeysuckle…that is honeysuckle, right? Girlfriend, I have really been enjoying all of these pretty lanterns that you're using in your tablescapes…so pretty!!!

    Well my friend, I loved reading The Faerie Ball through your fabulous photos!!! This is truly a magical table for two…I love it!!!

    Have a terrific Thursday Sweetie!
    Love ya,

  78. Florida Sue says

    Sorry that I couldn't join in today Susan, but I just wanted to say that your faerie story and beautiful table was so ethereal. I enjoyed it very much.

  79. this is lovely! i am going to participate tuesday. i already have my pics ready!


  80. imjacobsmom says

    Hi Susan, So enchanting. I have tostop by later when I can spend more time and truly appreciate the details. ~ Robyn

  81. Fifi Flowers says

    GORGEOUS photos!!! I would love to site there and sip wine!!!

  82. Oh Susan so beautiful, you made me feel like I was a part of a fairy tale!
    Thank you so much for doing this every week, this is so much fun!

  83. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    You've outdone yourself Susan! What an amazing faerie tablescape and a lovely poem to enjoy. ☺♥☺ Diane

  84. Another stunning tablescape Susan! Love the lantern and the sterling flatware is over the top beautiful. The setting is so elegant. Oh and I love the wrought iron chairs too. Well, I'm off to visit the tables.


  85. Lisa (aka) French says

    Beautiful work as always…truly dreamy;) French

  86. GORGEOUS! After seeing that yummy bird lantern in your tablescape and another poster's tablescape I took the plunge and ordered it. It seriously took my breath away! I'm normally a never-pay-retail only buy G/W or garage sale kinda gal, but I'll make an exception for something that really wows me. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  87. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Beautiful-the table and the story! You are a lady of many talents. laurie

  88. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Sorry, I meant the table and the poem! Just lovely. laurie

  89. Cass @ That Old House says

    Susan, this is just beautiful! I love how you put together Towle sterling and china from Big Lots, and it all looks absolutely perfect. Lovely Tablescape!

  90. This is all so beautiful, Susan. So romantic and cozy. Your husband is one lucky man to come home to this.

  91. Anonymous says

    Your Tablescape with the cream dishes, I think those are the same ones I just purchased at HomeGoods by
    Thomson Pottery. I LOVE THEM….so versatile! And the other tablescape with the Magnolia blossom….so beautiful. My magnolia's are about to bloom here in S. Calif! Can't wait to use them on my table, which I have never done! Always inspiration from you! Toni

  92. LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango says

    So beautiful! I love Honeysuckle and your poem delightfully entertaining, photos so large and pretty! I still have not tried to do the stretch! I wrote all the instructions down…..maybe I'll get enough courage to try it! Luanne

  93. lady jicky says

    I love that honeysuckle in the vase.

  94. Cottage Rose says

    Good evening Susan; Loved the sweet story. Your table setting is so beautiful, I really look forward to Thurs. for just this reason. I must say that it is so hard to visit so many, but I do try….


  95. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    After this frantic day (where I posted favorite but old pics) I wish I were there on sipping wine and enjoying the peaceful tranquility. Ahh, I'm taking a deep breath.

  96. Blondie's Journal says

    A very sweet, different take on the tablescape. Love the poem and each photo of your pretty outdoor table. The dishes are lovely as well as your linens. I like the honeysuckle~just perfect in this setting.



  97. Susan,
    Lovely as always, I enjoyed your poem. Your porch is so nice.

  98. Charlene says

    Everything was lovely! The table, the poem, the candle light, the flowers, EVERYTHING! Speaking of the flowers in the pitcher. Was that honeysuckle? So pretty. thanks for sharing.

  99. Those Gibson dishes from Big Lots get used in a lot of tablescape blogs. I'm going to have to invest in myself a set. Can't go wrong for the price they cost. What flowers are they in the white pitcher on the table? Beautiful as always! By the way, I like the music in the background. I do like the lighter background but also liked the other too. What are the complaints you're hearing about the music background? People have a choice of turning down or even off their speakers..let them use them if they don't like the music!

  100. Miss Janice says

    Susan, this tablescape is just beautiful. I love the china, the tablecloth and your flowers are gorgeous! Your photos are the just awesome:)

  101. Dear Susan,
    "Come sunrise all the faeries will be gone"…..except I will stay and stay, and with the flowers I will hide and play….the beautiful tablecloth will be my royal rug and on the pretty white dishes, my wings will dance with the ladybugs….
    enough of my silly little poem…Susan everything is just as beautiful as a romantic night in paris must be….I love the gorgeous pitcher with the flowers…everything is just perfect…elegant but soft, bold but dainty…I love it
    beautiful job

  102. Liz (The Wedding Bistro) says

    Simply stunning! Plus, it is so doable! It's time for a pretty tea party 😀

  103. Kathleen says

    That is just lovely, Susan.
    Funny how Gollum refers to her Gibson china as BL china, and I got mine years ago in LinensNThings.

    The flowers are so pretty too!

    I picked June 23rd for the WHITE event..after the cloche party…
    Glad to have you join in!

  104. Hill Country House Girl says

    What a beautiful blog you have! Thank you for all the tips on posting and on setting up the test site. I have felt "stuck" for quite a while and you have given me tools to improve my blog site – thanks so much!

  105. The table looks beautifu. I just bought the Pink Honeysuckle for my garden. I noticed that the Hummingbirds really love it. Have a great weekend.
    -Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

  106. The Bloom Girls says

    Hi Susan,
    You surround yourself with such beauty. I was out planting a few annuals today and praying at the same time….oh Lord…please let them survive. And then I thought of you and your beautiful flowers and the lovely way you incorporate them into your daily living.
    I hope you have a very wonderful weekend!

  107. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says

    Such a charming and romantic setting!

  108. Karen at Nittany Inspirations says

    I came over from Let There Be White Party. As always, Susan, your tablescape is lovely.

  109. I am totally speechless – this post is truly amazing and your photography is magazine worthy!! Your talent of putting everything together makes me envious!!

  110. I still love this post, Susan, that table is just so pretty!

  111. Dishesdone says

    GORGEOUS table! gorgeous setting, the whole shebang is absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed your whites very much!

  112. Michael Lee West says

    I just happened to see this on your sidebar and I realized I missed this–I was working on the book. I've been missing TOO many of your tablescapes. This is the most beautiful tablescape I've ever seen in my life! It could be the cover to a book. I LOVE it!

  113. Sandi Lee says

    That is THE most fabulous table cloth ever! Love all of it and the verse!

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