Whimsical Le Ballon by Villeroy & Boch

Welcome to the 101st Tablescape Thursday!

67. What is that number? That’s how many knock-down gorgeous tablescapes I have visited so far, from our 100th Tablescape Thursday celebration last week. 🙂 As you can see, I’m still have quite a few more to go…and I WILL visit each lovely link. If I haven’t been by your blog yet, I’m coming!

Unfortunately, some folks are not using permalinks…big no-no…so that’s making it extra hard for me (and others) to find the tablescape post. When I click on a link that isn’t a permalink, I will sometimes find myself looking at the current post that’s about something non-tablescape related.

If you are one of the folks who isn’t linking a permalink when joining a blog party, but instead, you’re linking your general blog address…I must caution you that most readers are not going to take the time to scroll and scroll to find your tablescape post. Instead, most readers will most likely exit from you blog…frustrated that they clicked looking for a tablescape and the link was no good.

So, please, please, please use your post’s permalink, not your general blog address. If you don’t know what a permalink is or how to get it, please click on the Tablescape Thursday link just under my header pic, and you’ll find the directions there. Fortunately, most of you are using permalinks…thank you for that! 🙂

Tablescape Thursday:

Well, it’s been a long time since we took a trip out of the country…I think it’s time! Cornelia has invited us back to her beautiful home in Switzerland and after a lovely night’s rest, she is spoiling us with breakfast on the balcony.

Spoiling us, indeed! Would you just look at our view! WOW!

Cornelia didn’t want us to get overheated, so she’s extended the awning just for us. Now, while you sip your orange juice…or is that a Mimosa…I’ll let Cornelia fill us in on the beautiful tablescape she’s created.

Cornelia told me, “The China is “Le Ballon” from Villeroy & Boch. It was made in the 80’s and has been discontinued.

“The set consists of 6 different patterns on the plates: Cologne, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Venice, London and New York.

“It shows pictures by Jean Mercier. He was a French Artist born 1899.

“He is best known for his decor of the grand ballroom of the MS FRANCE.

(Inside the bowl)

“There is another design of Paris on the cake plate.

“The mugs, oval pickle dish, the cups, the bowls, the coffeepot, the teapot, the square cake platter, the creamer and covered sugar box all have different designs.

“The sterling silver flatware is by Jezler; the pattern is called, Centenaire.

“The stemware is vintage crystal.

“The champagne glasses are from the former German Democratic Republic. The pattern is called, Maria Theresia.

“The tablecloth is custom made by Solenzara of Hamburg/Germany. The fabric is French, showing Montgolfiers.

“The vase is silver by Jezler. They flowers are from my garden (Rhododendron). The underplate is German silver.

“The garden furniture is by FEROB/France.”

Cornelia, thank you so much for sharing the origin/history of the wonderful china you’ve used to create this beautiful table setting.

Not only was the tablescape wonderful, but the views from your balcony are just stunning!

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Cornelia's table is scrumpdeli-icious!! Love those hot air balloons. I love that each piece is different. Her balcony is fabulous. What a terrific view of the surrounding area. I remember all those awnings in Europe. My grandmother had one over the patio! Thanks.. it's been a fun visit.

  2. Beautiful table and beautiful china! Thank you for hosting.

  3. Allie and Pattie says

    Susan, thanks so much for hosting this party- it's such a favorite. And thank you also for bringing us Cornelia- I LOVE her tables and I WANT her house!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. I love the hot air balloons. I love that each dish is different. Cornelia's table scape is beautiful. I wish I had her views. I remember all those awnings on the homes in Germany too. My grandmother had one on her patio. Thanks, it's been a delightful visit.

  5. What fun dishes! Thank you Cornelia for sharing your beautiful terrace and country! Susan thank you for posting!

    I love the history lessons too!


  6. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    This is wonderful! What a marvelous set of dishes, so different!

    Beautiful view! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Such fun dishes!!

  8. Cornelia sure has the most stunning collection of china, crystals and silverware. Thanks for featuring her again, Susan…Christine

  9. Cornelia sure has the most stunning collection of china, crystals and silverware. Thanks for featuring her again, Susan…Christine

  10. Susan and Cornelia,
    thank you so much for sharing again a wonderful table. I don't remember this V&B pattern but looks very nice. Who had thought that the artist is that old. Looks quite modern and so happy. I love that you have found a tablecloth to this very special theme. And I love all the Jezler silver. Very pretty pattern. The cut crystal glasses make the table very festive. I always admire to visit you and Cornelia at your blog.
    Greetings, Johanna

  11. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh what fun that china is — reminds me of the song, "Up, Up and away in my beautiful baloon!"

  12. Le Chateau des fleurs says

    WOW This is gorgeous! This would be perfect to link at my French Obsession on August 1st!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. once in a blue moon... says

    it is so joyful to start our day in switzerland!

  14. Susan & Cornelia, thanks for sharing this beautiful setting. The dishes are little works of art, and the view makes me feel like I've been on a little European vacation. Love the beautiful custom tablecloth really sets the stage! ~ Sarah

  15. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Oh my Susan, the views are indeed stunning. What a gorgeous place. The tablescape is so beautiful and fanciful. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

  16. LOVELY! I agree about the gorgeous view. I wish I could enjoy it in person.

    I also love those dishes and linens. All the pieces are so detailed and individual. My favorite piece is definitely the tea pot.

    I'm looking forward to another wonderful weekend looking at table scapes. Hope to join again soon myself too! This is my favorite blog party.

  17. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    These dishes are very special! The artwork is so interesting. I am not familiar with the artist or the ship, but I would like to know more. And I would love that porch and the furniture on it! Thank you Susan and Cornelia for showing us this. Linda

  18. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan and Cornelia, thank you for sharing this beautiful table. Love the china, the tablecloth and the view! Breakfast at this table would be a memorable event. laurie

  19. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Oh, I needed a vacation today! I felt myself start to relax when I saw the soothing colors of the fabulous tablecloth! Thanks Cornelia and Susan for the break.

  20. Thanks so much to both of you sweet ladies for showing this adorable table. I am so in love with everything about it…including the country.
    xo bj

  21. Very unique china that Cornelia had,Susan. Can't say as I've ever seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  22. HOw nice of her to share another table! Each is more beautiful! LOVE those dishes, the balloons are so whimsical! Love that each piece is different too! Thanks for this wonderful party each week! I will be back: my daughters bridal shower is here, this Sunday then I can do a table. In fact, Maybe next week I will share the tables at the shower!!! XO, Pinky

  23. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Hi, Susan!

    What a fun tablscape with the hot air ballon motif. Everything is so pretty, and I am wild over her flatware. Just gorgeous as is this pretty setting.


    Sheila 🙂

  24. Mariette says

    Dearest Susan,

    Cornelia indeed showed the more European influx. Most Americans will not be familiar with the patterns and such. That was a lovely breakfast on the balcony! For sure with Mimosa…

    Greetings from Georgia/USA


  25. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, I so enjoy Cornelia's visits and tablescapes! Her baloon china is so unique. What a fun and whimsical pattern. Her tablecloth caught my eye. So elegent and french!
    I always love your little jaunts to Switzerland for a visit to Cornelia!
    And thank you for hosting the 101st TT!
    xo Yvonne

  26. Lady Katherine says

    I love traveling to Switzerland! What a lovely way to travel, hot air balloons on such a wonderful balcony with a glorious view! I loved seeing each piece of this China, the crystal and linens! What a great Whimsical China for Breakfast on the Balcony! I kept waiting to see a hot air balloon to float by the balcony! So much fun seeing her wonderful Tablescape and Country!

  27. SPLENDEROSA says

    Love the V&B, love the tablecovering. Would love to be THERE too. xx's

  28. Fifi Flowers says

    WOW! Great setting! LOVELY table!

  29. Tamara Jansen says

    Wishing you a wonderful time in SWITZERLAND!!!

  30. Dining Delight says

    Would love to visit Cornelia's place in real life! Gorgeous surroundings at a fabulous table! Fun dishes!
    Thanks for hosting TT, Susan!


  31. Thank you, Susan, for taking us on this magical journey to Switzerland! The table is charming, and the view is amazing! It was kind of Cornelia to share her talent and her wonderful collections with us once again. Susan, you really DO take us to all the best places! Thank you for hosting and for making us all feel so welcome and appreciated.

    Very best regards,

  32. Goodness Gracious Susan! How beautiful..I live in a place where I see hot air baloons regularly..I am seeing the error of my ways in putting my tables together..I need to display MORE, not less of my pieces. I fear in real time it looks cluttered, when in fact, more is exactly what is needed. Thank you, thank you, for the work you do…(looking into bloggin lessons….)


  33. Atelier de Charo says

    So beautiful and unique china! A gorgeous setting.

    Thanks for sharing.

  34. ♥ Sonny ♥ says

    I adore balloon rides.. We did this at Pigeon Forge Tenn. and it was amazing.. Those plates are beautiful..
    thank you for hosting this lovely party for us…

    Sonny~ 155 Dream Lane

  35. amariaf2000 says

    I love it! I have always had a fascination with hot air balloons so I find this tablescape & the china extra delicious!!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  36. I just love that china! The designs are so whimsical. What a lovely table in a lovely setting!

  37. Smocking with Gwen says

    Susan, this brings back a rush of memories from living in Germany. These was always a sense of calm when we dined on a terrrace or cobbled garden. I sincerely miss the slower pace of life….and lingering over a dining table.

  38. The Tablescaper says

    Great china and that tablecloth is magnificent. You feel like you could drift away in one of those balloons!

    – The Tablescaper

  39. Donna (Timeless Settings) says

    Cornelia's views and dishes are just amazing! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!


  40. Charlotte says

    What a beautiful table …that would be a wonderful place to have a meal or just look at the view….Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great day

  41. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    What a very unique and interesting set of dishes! And I am in love with that table cloth! Divine!!!!

  42. The balloon set is so charming. I just love it…and the "uplifting" colors, too!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  43. Hi Susan,
    that is a lovely tablescape and a beautiful setting.
    thank you for hosting-i have joined in today.


  44. ♥Georgie♥ says

    wow just wow….

  45. The Muse says

    The designs embody a very good and talented designer. They are really nice. Each piece is absolutely a great find.

    May Your Day Be Lovely,
    The Muse

  46. What a special china pattern for a special setting! Thanks for breakfast!

  47. Cornelia's table is adorable. The dishes are the cutest, love all the bright colors.
    Thanks for posting them, Susan.

  48. Cornelia's dishes (and views) are amazing! Thank you for featuring them and for hosting this party. I got such kind comments from your readers last week!

  49. More Entertaining Women says

    Thank you for becoming a follower of my little fledgling blog – More Entertaining Women. I am honored!! This tablescape is so whimsical and refreshing – like the scenery surrounding it. What a treat – you can almost see yourself looking down from one of those hot air balloons onto that beautiful table with friends dining and conversing. Gorgeous in every detail. Thank you for sharing! I think BNOP is so deightful and FULL of inspiration. Mmmmm.

  50. Terry @ La Bella Vie says

    Hi Susan,
    Well this is just a beautiful table and scenery and I would just love to be there!
    I want to say thank you for hosting TT, it inspires me to really play around with my tabletops and just have fun with it!
    I'm so new at blogging and its just so much fun meeting everyone and making new friends thanks to parties like this!
    Most sincerely, Terry

  51. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Don't you just love those dishes? The teapot…to die for. I actually had a tablescape for this week, but it will have to wait a couple of weeks. If you have a moment and want a laugh (and a cry) read my post from today and you will know why my tablescape didn't make it to this week's party!

    Have a great weekend.

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