A Springtime Tablescape

Welcome to the 82nd Tablescape Thursday!

At last, the daffodils are beginning to bloom. I was so happy to see their sunny faces, I decided it was time for a springtime tablescape.

The beautiful tablecloth and napkins I used for this week’s tablescape are from the April Cornell, Genevieve Collection.

When I found these floral (bee skep) covered-soup tureens at Old Time Pottery around six months ago, I thought they would be perfect for a spring or summer tablescape.


Little did I know how perfect they were going to be…


Imagine my surprise when I placed them on the table and realized they had the exact same blue flower as my tablecloth from April Cornell! Can you see the little blue Morning Glory on the tablecloth?


With bees buzzing ’round the tureens…


I pulled out my La Rochere Bee glassware for this table. It’s available here: Bee Glassware

Bee flatware is available here: Bee Flatware

Napolean Bee Flatware


Doesn’t this say, It’s Springtime!


This darling sunny-yellow creamer and sugar are a gift from my sweet friend, Sue, whose blog is Rue Mouffetard.  Thank-you, Sue…love ’em!


Since the daffodils are so late in coming up this year, I didn’t have as many for my floral arrangement as I would have liked.


So…I shopped the house and found some lovely dried lavender hanging in the guest room. I popped it right down into the center of my daffodils.


I so wish you had a scratch and sniff monitor! Try to imagine the sweet scent of daffodils…just for this moment…


A bright, sunshiny day!


Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!


Dishware: Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, Gourmet
Covered Soup Bowl: American Atelier at Home
Crystal: Blue glassware-Pier 1, end of last summer; Bee glassware-La Rochere
Flatware: Napoleon Bee
Napkin Rings: Old Time Pottery
Creamer and Sugar: Vera Bradley
Linens: Genevieve Yellow Collection-April Cornell

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  1. Susan! Your table is beautiful. I love the daffodils and the yellow and blue! Just gorgeous. The glassware is so prettyQ

  2. Candy @ The Little Round Table says

    So beautiful Susan!

    I can smell your daffs all the way in California!

    Happy St. Paddy's, Spring and Easter too!


  3. Love it, especially the bee flatware!

  4. Pam @ Design Fanatic says

    Your centerpiece with the daffodils & the lavender is beautiful! It is so nice to see those lovely yellow flowers popping up all over town.
    I love the blue glasses set against the yellow. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Blogging To A Better Bonnie says

    I LOVE the brightness of this post, from the sunshine yellow linens to the bee flatware and those amazing individual beehive soup tureens.
    It yells out "Spring is here! Spring is here!"

  6. Hi, Susan! You and I were on the same wavelength this week with the blue and yellow! Beautiful table!

  7. Sue such beautiful linens. Love the table because as always it is so pretty!

  8. Michael Lee West says

    This is one of my favorite tablescapes of all time. I love the beehives, your bee glasses, and the centerpiece. The linen creates a beautiful canvas for your tablestyling.

  9. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, April Cornell knew you would set a beautiful table and highlight their lovely table linens. They will not be disappointed and neither are we! This table is sunny, bright and spring all over. Good eye on the soup tureens! They are adorable.
    Thank you for hosting again, my friend. This is my favorite event of the week!

  10. Stunning table Susan! It's so very pretty.

  11. How bright and cheery!

  12. Red Couch Recipes says

    I do so love the blue and yellow and the soup tureens are just lovely…what kind of soup are your serving? Just so beautiful it puts me in the mood for spring. Joni

  13. Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals says

    Such a HAPPY table. Beautiful.

  14. Susan, I love the tablecloth, napkins, flatware and the lavender/daffodil arrangement! Another great tablescape! You're the best!

  15. Those are the cutest little tureens!

  16. Nellie's Cozy place says

    Hi Susan,
    What a wonderful sunny and delightful tablescape. It just screams spring to me. I love yellow! Your lil bee hives were indeed perfect match, as well as the silverware and glasses. So cute.
    Thank you so much for hosting, it is always fun to participate and to see all the lovely creative ideas of others.
    Blessings, Nellie

  17. Vicci @theplaidbasket says

    This tablescape makes it official! Spring has arrived! Beautiful, Susan.

  18. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Susan, this is just gorgeous. I love your table linens. They are just gorgeous. Your bee skeep covered soups are just fabulous. What a great find. Always done so beautifully and with such good taste. Hugs, Marty

  19. Hi Susan,

    This looks so fresh and appealing! It's wonderful that your individual soup tureens are a perfect match for those gorgeous April Cornell table linens! I love blue and yellow together. It's a classic combination that has so much eye appeal. I love the simplicity and charm of this one. Nicely done, as always!

    Thank you for hosting and providing so much inspiration … week after week … month after month …. 😉

    Warmest regards,

  20. *Chic Provence* says

    Hi Susan the blues and yellows are so fresh and appealing after our heavy, grey days and herald the coming of spring!

    Thanks so much for this wonderful Thursday party!

    all the best


  21. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    So beautiful and springy!! LOVE the beautiful flowers! Can't wait to see something green here for a change. Love the April Cornell linens too!!

  22. Dear Susan…Gor-gee-ous! Just gorgeous. Love those turquoise glasses and the tablecloth and napkin rings. too. You set an awesome table, that's for sure! Sincerely, Susan

  23. Bama Belle says

    adore the yellow and blue!

  24. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    I DO smell daffodils! Love your sunny tablescape!

  25. I love your tablescape.Susan. It looks so fresh. The covered soup bowls are so pretty and I love the color of rhe tablecloth and napkins….Christine

  26. ♥ Sonny ♥ says

    so pretty. it makes me feel like spring is truly here at last..
    the yellow cloth and napkins are fantastic.

  27. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says

    The April Cornell linens are the very best, and always have been! Yours are gorgeous with your pretty table. Thanks for hosting, Susan! This has become my favorite day of the week.

  28. Heather@PixieDust says

    i adore this table, all the bees are too cute! My aunt found some April Cornell cups and saucers at Marshalls that she thought I would like and since they were only 70 cents a piece she picked them up for me! I've only seen a picture of them so far, but they are so cute 🙂

  29. Susan.

    A beautiful Spring table! Those soup tureens are just wonderful!! I have the Pier impots aqua blue lasses (clearaned last fall) and just love the details!

    Have a wonderful day!

  30. Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE says

    Susan , I love the colors and the bee skeep is wonderful.

  31. Joanne Kennedy says

    Wow how lucky you are to have gotten that beautiful tablecloth and napkins! They are perfect with your items. Love your bee flatware and the color of those blue glasses.

    Your tables are always so pretty. Now tell me, do you actually do your table up like that to eat or just for pictures.


  32. Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern says

    Oh, Susan, your table is just gorgeous! I love anything made by April Cornell and your tablecloth and napkins are no exception! Those little bee hives are adorable and look perfect on your table. Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. Beautiful table! I love yellow..it just "feels" like spring!

  34. vignette design says

    I love April Cornell linens! Your tablecloth is so pretty. I love your bee flatware too and the covered honey pots at each place setting. The daffodils are so pretty and your photo captured them exquisitely! I think I can smell them–no wait, that's my own daffodils!
    Thanks for hosting Susan!

  35. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    OMG!!! I MUST have those linens! Soooo beautiful! I love blue and yellow and these are just so vibrant. I'm in love with those blue glasses too! This table is fabulous!

  36. Susan, very pretty springtime tablescape. The daffodils just sing of spring!

    I have always loved soup tureens, and the floral be skep is absolutely darling. Wonderful display.

  37. Lady Katherine says

    The Table cloth and napkins are so pretty, Lucky You, The bee tureen I am in love with! Just love the glass ware with this lovely Spring setting! I do smell the daffodils! For my grandson picked me some yesterday! Oh, my kitchen smell wonderful as I know your Breakfast room does! Just love the sunshine!

  38. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of yellow and blue and aqua…I have been pairing pink with aqua lately, but this yellow is wonderful! Very inspiring!

  39. Southern Touch Catering says

    Feels like a spring morning! Those litle beehive bowls are simply adorable!

  40. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, those linens are beautiful – you lucky girl! Love the bee skep tureens. I think the dried lavender looks fab in the middle of the daffodils. Beautiful table. laurie

  41. Every inch of your table, truly sensational and delightful! I am so blown away by the beautiful Tablescapes that are out there! I an a newbie and so happy I came out of the Blogger closet! Love your special blog.

  42. Ohh so Springy…we need that here. I've had enough of this rain.

  43. Susan…your table is stunning! I love the lavendar wand bunch and I always covet those bee flatware and glasses when you bring them out 🙂


  44. Mr. Goodwill Hunting says

    Arent you glad Spring is in the air?

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  45. Dining Delight says

    Very Spring-y! Love the blues and yellows together. Your beehive soup tureens are FANTASTIC and go so well with your tablecloth (always loved April Cornell)! You have so many lovely "Bee" accessories and the flatware is the "icing on the cake"!
    Thanks again for hosting what has now become a weekly TRADITION!


  46. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Beautiful! Of course I love anything yellow, and daffodils are my 2nd favorite flower! (Yellow roses are first!) The covered soup bowls are just too cute!!

    Thanks for hosting!


  47. Beautiful!!! Do you mean that they sent you the linens for nothing???/ How lucky! They are gorgeous! I love the bee skep/bowls!!! And, guess what???? I got the bee glasses too. I got the ones like you have posted with the foot, and also, water glasses!!! I LOOOVE them! Now I need the flatware too….SHHH, Don't tell Joe:):) XO, Pinky

  48. SPLENDEROSA says

    Susan, so happy to see Yvonne at StoneGable posting Tablescape Thursday. She is divine, hugely talented & a lovely woman. Plus, she does set a beautiful table.
    Wish I had more time to join you, but my work is never finished in time to do a table for you…sad for me. My best, Marsha

  49. I just love your table setting. All the Napoleonic bee's are quite lovely. I am thrilled that we are slowly emerging from this long hard winter(not that we really had one here in southern AZ but I know the rest of the U.S. certainly has)I love spring and am so looking forward to summer.

  50. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Love your tablescape. That table cloth is gorgeous!! And I especially love the beautiful daffodils. Love & blessings from NC!

  51. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE says

    Your table is beautiful, love the tablecloth and napkins, I will have to look into that beautiful design…I love your flowers and love the tureens you found…You always find unique wonderful items that add so much to your tablescapes and make them so very special….thanks…Phyllis

  52. What an absolutely GORGEOUS table!

    I just ADORE the lavender in the center of your strikingly beautiful daffodils….breathtaking.

    You have such beautiful things and you put them together so wonderfully.

    I'm happy to participate in my very first Tablescape today.

    Thanks so much!

    Starview Sonnet

  53. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE the beehives!!!

  54. Southern Fried Gal says

    I love that your words load faster than the pictures on my computer because you paint such a lovely picture with your words. And then the picture loads and everything is as beautiful as ever. Thanks for hosting. Have a blessed week!

  55. Gail at Victorian at Heart says

    The beehive soup tureens just make the tablescape. With the morning glory…it was meant to be. The bee flatware and your beautiful colored glassware is so perfect. The daffodils are gorgeous. Lovely table as usual.

  56. Blue and yellow just say spring to me. Your daffodils are lovely and I can imagine the fragrance is wonderful. The tablecloths and napkins would be perfect in my dining room. I will be checking out the website you linked.
    You find some of the greatest things. The Bee Skep taureens are so unusual and perfect with your theme.

  57. Enchanted Rose Studio says

    Another beautiful tablescape, Susan! I love the tablecloth! For a moment I thought you were going to tell us it's a vintage french tablecloth. Love April Cornell! I so love the Napoleon Bee flatware too! And your little tureens go so well with everything! That worked out great! Such a bright, cheery, happy tablescape! Love it!


  58. Donna Rafferty says

    Gorgeous as always! Your tablescapes are so beautiful and inspiring!

    I had a luncheon with friends one time with lots of layered plates, and they asked why I had used so many – they didn't get it, LOL!

  59. Tennis Girl says

    Just beautiful, Susan. Love the yellows and blues. Wonderful!

  60. Allie and Pattie says

    Susan, thank you for hosting- we're having so much fun here every week. I absolutely LOVE the tureens. Iwill be on the hunt for those!
    xoxo Pattie

  61. Vickie H. says

    Those soup tureens are to die for! Such a great choice. Beautiful table. Nice!

  62. Susan, this is my favorite of all the beautiful tables you have done. I see that more than one of us did blue and yellow this week…it is so bright and cheerful after such a long winter. Your individual soup tureens are adorable. The glassware matches the table covering so nicely, too. Have a great weekend!

  63. Spring has surely sprung on this table. Precious beehive bowls!
    Great color combination too.
    Definitely the place to BEE 😉

  64. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Beautiful!! April Cornell sent the linens to the right person! 😀

  65. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    Ohhh…your table is sooo beautiful and sooo Springy! I love it! The April Cornell table linens are gorgeous…love that bright sunny yellow with all the pretty flowers! And…you're absolutely right, the pretty blue morning glory on your beehive tureens matches so perfectly with the flower in the cloth! I love, love, LOVE those beehive tureens…they are adorable! Love your beautiful floral arrangement too, Darlin'! Your daffodils are gorgeous and I like the lavender with them…sooo Springy!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Spring table with us today and also thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday…appreciate you, my friend!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  66. Hi Susan,
    Such a fun spring table. I love April Cornell, how nice to get such a gorgeous tablecloth and napkins. Love the tureens too…clever idea.
    A winner as usual. 🙂

  67. This is a beautiful spring table. Love the tablecloth, soup tureens…oh, I just love everything!

  68. Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! says

    The blue and yellow is so cheerful!

    Those covered bowls are something that I'd really like to find. I don't think there is an Old Time Pottery near me (DFW, Texas). I'll have to check into it.

    Talk to you soon 😉
    Bunny Jean

  69. I love all the littel bees on the table, right down to the flatware! I have some of those bee glasses from Ballards and would love to have more. Very pretty, springy table!

  70. I was so inspired I had to try it for myself! It's my first time doing a tablescape, but I'm so glad I did. Thanks for the inspiration!

  71. ClassiclyAmber says

    Very spring and very pretty! =-D

  72. Rory-The Greentiques Solution Guy says

    Fabulous photographs and a terrific blog. Enjoyed it. I have become a follower.

  73. Hi Susan….wonderful tablescape…Love the April Cornell tablecloth and I'm glad you were able to use the sugar bowl and creamer….it fits right in….

  74. bellacasa says

    Bee-utiful colors.


  75. Well, Spring has certainly sprung at your home. I would just love to sit at that table right now and have a tea. The weather near Ottawa today is +20 (almost 70 F) so we are really enjoying being outside today. I just walked my dog Kane and while at the park he found one pile of snow left on the ground and he just plunked himself down on it and wouldn't move. I guess some of us are not as anxious to say good-bye to Winter. Have a great day Susan. Deb

  76. The Southern Belle says

    That yellow and blue combination is always a winner. I'm not really sure why, but I seem to gravitate to that color scheme. My very first apartment had a yellow and blue theme, though not nearly as elegant as your table. Beautiful display, Susan. I adore the morning glory on the tureen AND the table linens. What good fortune to have made that match!

  77. Lana K. W. Austin says

    I don't have a tablescape this week, but I love to stop by and see everyone else's and just wanted to say that I LOVE your spring homage! Coveting is a sin…and I'm trying not to…..I LOVE your daffodils…we're in Huntsville and things have still been super cold. It's spring break for the kids…but not in weather–hopefully tomorrow will be warm and we'll go to the carousel…and maybe some flowers will start to peak out! Until then, your tablescape is SOOOO bright and cheery! I was just a OTP today!!!
    Blessings to you, Lana

  78. I love this! The blue and yellow is so lovely together and you have the 'bees' all over the table. 🙂
    Everything looks like a gorgeous spring day!


  79. Isn't it great when all you beautiful tableware just comes together so perfectly…you must have angels watching over you. Such a pretty table….another beautiful post.

  80. Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen says

    Hello there cheerful lady!..,

    My your tablescape this week cheers and uplifts my heart dear Susan!~ It is 'stunningly Springlike' and delightfully beautiful with those fabulous April Cornell colours and tablewares!

    ~ Thanks ever so much for hostessing once again; 'Tablescape Thursday'!

    This is my third week partaking, and I'm so loving the fabulously delightful experience!.., (I hope for 'Metamorphosis Monday' to show 'part 2' of my, 'overflow', other second dish pantry, that my hubby and I just completed)..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  81. Beautiful as always! I love the blue glasses and the honey bee jar.

  82. I love the blue/yellow combination- so fresh and spring-like. Those bee skep tureens are just precious! Lucky you to have them!

  83. How BEE utiful! The linens are wonderful, and the covered bowls, so cute.
    I love the blue of those glasses too!
    It sings Spring!
    Have a great weekend!

  84. Beautiful table dear!

  85. April Cornell says

    Oh Susan – what a beautiful table you’ve created! The French Country palette of buttery yellow and royal blue on our Genevieve tablecloth are stunning with your fresh arrangement of daffodils – and that bunch of lavender seems straight out of the fields of Provence! I know you’ll love the French Country inspiration behind our Genevieve collection:


    The fleur de lys embossed glassware and silver bumble bee flatware provide a wonderful nod to les Français! Feel free to share your “joie de vivre” on my blog:


    If you’d like, we’d love to see your fabulous tablescape on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/April-Cornell/57658262762?ref=ts

    Thank you for showcasing our tablecloth so beautifully – you truly have captured the essence of this collection. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely tablescapes!



  86. Susan, I was out of town and missed this one when you posted it. I'm happy I found it! I absolutely adore those bee skep tureens. I think I'm going on a search.
    You always have some wonderful something that gives me the "I want one too!" syndrome. Love the April Cornell linens. She has so many wonderful patterns for spring.

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