A Secret Garden Tablescape

Welcome to the 195th Tablescape Thursday!

Wow, what a week!  This is turning out to be one of the busiest and most exciting weeks I’ve had in a while.  My son and his sweetheart were here last night.  We’re all in wedding mode since the big day is just 4 days away.  After dinner out we came back home and stayed up late into the night talking.  I miss them terribly and love it when they are here visiting.

As if preparing for a wedding in four days isn’t enough, BNOTP is also moving to WordPress sometime in the next few days.  With all that’s been going on, I didn’t get a chance to create a new table setting this week but I do have a sweet garden tablescape to share.  It’s one I spotted on a spring home and garden tour this year.

This house below wasn’t on the tour but I just had to capture a few pics of it while on the tour. Isn’t it wonderfully romantic with the ivy growing up the front?

Home and Garden Tour

The garden was in bloom and it was stunning!

Home and Garden Tour

There were even foxgloves, one of my very favorite flowers.

Home and Garden Tour

I know this is Tablescape Thursday, but I can’t resist sharing some of the pretty gardens with you.  We weren’t allowed to take photographs inside.

Home and Garden Tour

Love the pond with the waterfall…

Beautiful Pond in a Garden

This may be a New Dawn rose…very pretty.

New Dawn Rose in the Garden

So sweet in this shade garden…

Girl chasing butterflies garden staturay

Beautiful Rhododendron…

Home and Garden Tour

And here’s our tablecape, tucked away in this little corner of the garden.

Table Setting in the Garden
Table Setting in a Secret Garden

We saw some great homes on our tour.  This house wasn’t actually one of the ones that we toured.  Isn’t it interesting how two of the dormers are designed in a different style from the center one.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

Home and Garden Tour

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

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  1. Angie@Echoes of Laughter says

    Congrats on the wedding! How wonderful! Thank you for hosting this lovely party! Have a great week and get some rest! Angie xo

  2. Congratulations to your son & bride! Thanks for the home tour, I would love to eat a meal in that beautiful garden!

  3. Angie @ Echoes of Laughter says

    Congrats on the wedding! How wonderful! Thank you for hosting this lovely party! Have a great week and get some rest! Angie xo

  4. Maria Grazia Rizzo says

    happy wedding from Italy!!!!!!!!

  5. Hi! I'm Shannon says

    Wow. That was one stunning home! The brick, the ivy… what a dreamy exterior. A true dream home =)

  6. Liz-Imageremix says

    Thank you for the home tour. What fun! Thanks for taking the photos and sharing them with us. I enjoyed seeing how the other half lives. 🙂

  7. A Cottage in the Clouds says

    Thank you for hosting when you are so busy with so many important things.
    Hope you have a lovely time at the wedding, and best wishes to the bride and groom.

  8. Classicms says

    Susan, Congratulations and best wishes to all on the marriage of your precious son. The Wedding Day will be just wonderful and will go by so quickly, so enjoy every single moment. Make sure that a photo is taken of just you and your son at some point in the day. It might sound selfish, and you will certainly want many others with the Bride, etc, but a mother should always have a special photo just with their child on their special day. I am amazed that you were able to post this week, but am delighted. Many Blessings to all of you, MM

  9. Deanna Schultz says

    I just love the bunting you put in your header. I love the header itself, but noticed the bunting today for sure! Thank you for hosting!

  10. What wonderful photographs! I am new here, but am so happy I found you! Would you mind sharing the general location of the gardens? We are north of metro-Atlanta.

  11. A wedding! I’m amazed you have time for a post at all. There are endless things to do before any wedding. Wonderful pictures! I love everything especially the waterfall. It’s going on my husbands to do list.

  12. Little Bit says

    I love that top house, and the enclosed garden walls… yummy! thanks for hosting. Little Bit


  14. Hi Susan: Gorgeous house and gardens. You are such a dedicated blogger..4 days until the wedding? Wow, thanks for hosting in this busy time. Don’t leave us behind when you move!! 🙂
    Best Wishes to Chip and Nancy and I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding…photos please! (as if you would forget your camera!!) 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize the wedding was this weekend (today). My very best wishes that all the preparations materialize as planned and Mother Nature grants a beautiful day. (Hopefully you will share some photos.)

    Now back to the subject of your posting. The gardens in particular are so beautiful and I enjoyed the tour immensely. Thank you!

    May your day be as wonderful as you are Susan as you embark in your new role of a Mother-in-Law. Many hugs -Brenda-

  16. Susan, LOL nothing like bumping the wedding date up a day. So sorry about that.
    Hugs -Brenda-
    P.S: Like I mentioned in a private email, on occasion I can be ‘a control freak’. SMILES!

  17. Thank you so much for letting me know about Yarrow. They are soo pretty. Your photos are beautiful and I just adore those blue dishes! When we are not in the military anymore, I’m going to be in danger of collecting pretty dishes. =)

  18. SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla says

    Thank you so much for hosting another amazing blog party!
    Lovely features, as always 🙂
    Greetings from Australia♥

  19. Anonymous says

    Congrats to the Bride and Groom, and all parents of course! It’ll will be a memorable day I’m sure. Take pics of you can! Gardens are lovely.

    Donnamae 😉

  20. Anonymous says

    Have a wonderful time with the Wedding and being with your kids! I can’t wait to see the pics and all the great things Nancy did.
    Bummed I missed the spring garden tour…I didn’t even see anything about it this year and it slipped my mind. I always drool over the house with the ivy,too!
    Beautiful gardens!

  21. I am on vacation and was not able to link up (remember my IPad issue?). Anyway, I wanted to send my very best wishes to the bride and groom. What an exciting time for all of you!!

  22. What a lovely home and garden! The tablescape is simple but attractive; who wouldn’t want to eat outside in full view of nature?

  23. I didn’t have a tablescape to enter but want to thank you all who did post your tablescapes, love looking at all the different ideas.

  24. Bunny Jean says

    Hi Susan!

    Thanks for hosting this party, It’s been awhile since I have been able to participate. Love looking at all the wonderful links.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  25. Congrats and best wish to the groom, bride and their parents.. What a wonderful event you have coming up! Gorgeous photos of the garden.. Love the sweet spot for dining! have a blessed weekend, xo marlis

  26. Cottage and Broome says

    Beautiful garden! Good luck with the wedding this weekend, hope everything goes smooth. Wishing the bride and groom a lifetime of love and happiness. Thanks for hosting this week, Laura

  27. Denise Adorian says

    Wonderful tour that I so enjoyed.I have been following you for a couple of years but this is My first time participating in Tablescape Thurs.Congratulations on your expanding family with the wedding coming up.Enjoy every moment.I have four daughters and My husband and I have given four weddings.There’s nothing quite as nice as the next day of total relaxation.Enjoy the day after the wedding even more (TEHE) I know I did.If you’ve never drop by My place please do, I would be honored to have you visit,stay as long as you like-only following if you like.Blessings to you Denise

  28. Scribbler says

    Good luck with the wedding and the transition!

  29. Fabby's Living says

    What can I say! Fabulous house, gorgeous gandens and such a pretty tablescape!! Thanks for sharing and having me at your party. I knew you were having great fun with you babie’s upcoming wedding.

  30. Debbie Booth says

    Hi Susan! Won’t we all follow? I know I will. Susan you are like a good neighbor we come to visit every week, have a cup of coffee, something sweet, and laugh with. Always a wonderful visit. Also YAY for your son’s wedding…our daughter’s is 2 months away. We are excited. It is a good time, good to enjoy the happiness. Have an awesome weekend.

  31. The French Hutch says

    Thanks Susan for the tour of the lovely gardens. The tablescape is perfect for the garden. Wow, you are one busy girl, moving your blog, your son getting married and blog parties! I know you’ll share some lovely photos from the wedding soon. Congratulations to your son. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for taking your time to host today.

  32. Chubby Chieque says

    Hello dear Susan,
    First of all, I don’t mind your moving, you know why? Coz I will follow where you are §;-)
    Funny said but I am honest, that I will follow you though.

    I am drooling with those houses. Just keeping them in my thoughts and in my dreams.

    TY a mill again, for hosting your never ending meme and it really is fun being as one of your players. I am happy that you and your readers have/had a glimpse on how the normal Swedes living is and its vicinity.

    Happy TS and enjoy your w/end ahead.


  33. Donna @ Conghaile Cottage says

    Congratulations on your sons wedding! HOW EXCITING!!!
    Your pictures are wonderful and it looks like people were viewing the beautiful gardens of the house NOT ON the tour too. This reminds me of an Estate sale I went to once where 2 homes had complete contents for sale. WELL, the POOR POOR neighbors had to put up with people ransacking in “THEIR GARAGES” and one lady said there were actually people WALKING into her home, she turned around in her kitchen to have a “GENTLEMAN” examining her dishes and asking her HOW MUCH for the set! HOW DO I KNOW THIS??? I was in her garage!!!hahaha
    Big Hugs,

  34. Tablescapes by Diane says

    Hi lovely lady.
    I know the wedding is going to be Gorgeous. Wow! Moving the blog, girl that would scare me to death also.
    What a beautifully romantic home, the gardens are incredible! Love the sweet Tablescape in the garden!! Thanks for hosting your lovely linky party today,
    and Congratulations to Chip and Nancy.
    XXOO Diane

  35. laxsupermom says

    What a pretty garden! Love the natural looking waterfall, and the sweet little table tucked into a corner of it. I’m surprised you still found the time to post with all the wedding excitement. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  36. The homes are beautiful and the gardens are divine. Thanks for sharing. The tablescape is quite charming in the garden. Good luck with the move and thank as always for hosting.

  37. Fifi Flowers says

    Fabulous tablescape

  38. allisamazing says

    Hope your move goes smoothly! Thanks for hosting.

  39. What a beautiful home! Nothing like that around here so I am always happy to see things like this. You even found a tablescape, tucked away in the grounds. Thank you for hosting and good luck with the move! Enjoy that special wedding.

  40. That garden you saw is just so beautiful, Susan. What a lovely landscape. And the spring tablescape you shared from your garden tour is very sweet. Thanks for hosting… I look forward to looking through all the lovely ‘scapes. Take good care.

  41. Susan, I can’t believe you are even posting this week. With all the wedding activities and excitement, I know you are a busy lady. So excited for you! Thanks for taking the time to share these beautiful homes and gardens. The little tablescape is sweet, and I spy vintage napkin rings like some I found at Round Top last year. I loved the silver initials on each!
    All the best for a beautiful wedding weekend. Congratulations to Chip and his bride. ~ Sarah

  42. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Hi Susan, Congratulations to Chip and Nancy. I know the wedding is going to be beautiful. Hope you’ll share a few pictures with us. Wow! Moving the blog, girl that would scare me to death, I’ve had enough issues on mine trying to get it all figured out and fixed, or so I hope I have. 🙂
    What a beautifully romantic home, the gardens are incredible! Love the sweet tablescape all tucked away in it’s own special corner. Thanks for hosting darling.. many many hugs to you and the family this weekend.. ~ lynne~

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