Beautiful Nymphenburg Tablescape

Welcome to the 86th Tablescape Thursday!

Hi Everyone! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Wednesday! When I attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, we used to have Wonderful Wednesday every week. On Wednesdays, there were no classes! We were supposed to spend the time studying or attending special lectures, but in truth, most of us slept in and caught up on school work…or goofed off!

Follow-up to Bottle Tree Post Yesterday:
Yesterday, I asked for suggestions on ways to obtain pretty colorful bottles to make a bottle tree for the garden…and you guys came up with lots of recommendations/suggestions.  If you are interested in making your own bottle tree, be sure to scroll down to yesterday’s post and read the comments. You may even want to book mark that post to refer to later. Or, just click on the title and it will pull up that post alone…then you can save it to your favorites and even print it out. The comments should print out, as well.

Tablescape Thursday:
Any blogger will tell you, one of the very best parts about blogging is meeting dear hearts like you…kindred spirits who share a passion for creating a beautiful table setting that not only nourishes the body, but the heart and soul, as well. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Cornelia who lives in Switzerland! Is Blogland not the most fabulous place?! If not for blogging, I would never have met Cornelia who has generously opened up her beautiful home so that I might share it with you for this Tablescape Thursday.

Step right through these doors into Cornelia’s beautiful dining room…

I can’t take my eyes off her stunningly gorgeous chandelier! You know I’ve got chandeliers on the brain lately. πŸ˜‰

Cornelia told me, “The china is all by Nymphenburg and hand painted.”

The beautiful sterling silver candlesticks are from Mexico.

I love this wonderful tablecloth! Cornelia said it and the matching napkins are Swiss embroidery from the 1950’s.

Her stemware is all hand-cut crystal made in the former German Democratic Republic.


If you look closely, you’ll notice each dish has a different flower on it. πŸ™‚ Love that!

The dinner plates Cornelia used for this tablescape are silver plated and are from Robbe and Berking. They are so perfect with the other sterling pieces which include her flatware, candlesticks, a basket and Hors’d’oeuvre dish.


Cornelia’s sterling flatware is Chantilly by Gorham.

Cornelia used a gorgeous Meissen vase for her floral arrangement of tulips. Isn’t it about the most beautiful vase you have ever seen?!

I know you are dying to hear about the beautiful furniture in Cornelia’s dining room. Cornelia told me, “The table and the chairs are Biedermeier, from around 1820.

The chest is Swiss Baroque from around 1770.  And, the cupboard is Louis Philippe (about 1830 – 1850). The rug is an antique Bochara (caucausus).

Cornelia, thank-you so much for this delightful treat! How wonderful to see your beautiful dining room…and in Switzerland, no less! I enjoyed this so much! Cornelia shared some pics of other tablescapes…I’ll be posting those at a later date. Oh, how I love Tablescape Thursday!!! πŸ™‚

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  1. What an amazing dining room. I love everything about it. The length of that table is great. What fun it would be to serve a meal in this setting. Blessings…

  2. SouthernGal says

    That china is stunning. Love the Gorham Chantilly – that is my pattern too πŸ™‚ Beautiful table!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  3. a little bit of everything says

    Love the new linky !

  4. hi susan,
    that was fun, i actually did it. this is a stunning table…love the dishes, love the eyelet and that chandelier…too fun.
    thanks for hosting.

  5. Susan, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful table! Cornelia's dining room is lovely, and those dishes are wonderful. You're right, that centerpiece is stunning!

  6. once in a blue moon... says

    love your new linky preview, i am not high speed so most of the time i miss so many blogs since things never open for me, fun to get a sneak peak~

    enjoyed your swiss miss~

  7. Creations By Cindy says

    Love your tablescape. As always, you have everything so beautiful. Be blessed . Cindy

  8. Allie and Pattie says

    Susan, this is NOT working for me! Grrr. The link sends you to yesterday's post- it won't accept the URL for today's Tablescape Thursday post. I've been going nuts! So sorry

  9. The first thing I noticed was the cloth..just beautiful! What a nice spacious dining room! The dishes are lovely!
    The link up was funny…I should have picked one of my followers pics as the thumbnail, they would have been surprised, LOL!

  10. Chatty Crone says

    I loved the tulip centerpiece. Beautiful. Just thought I'd stop in and say hello. sandie

  11. GrannySue says

    Oh my how lovely is that. It is all just beautiful. Thanks to both of you for this lovely post. What a treat.

  12. Lori Lucas says

    I love the new linky. I have seen that around and it is such a great idea. ..Maybe too great. It makes me want to look at everything. Apparently I need to figure it out more. I am not sure mine came up with all the right words. BUT at least you can get to the link! Thanks again for hosting us. Lori Lucas

  13. homeiswheretheboatis says

    Hi Susan~ Enjoyed the view of Switzerland πŸ™‚ Like your new picture linky a lot!


  14. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    Ohhh my…Cornelia's table is simply gorgeous!!! How I wished to be a quest at her lovely table…not to mention…be in Switzerland!!! The china is exquisite…I love that each piece have different hand painted flowers on them…that's awesome! The crystal stemware is just "out of this world" beautiful! Ohhh…and I love, love, LOVE that Meissen vase full of those vibrant colored tulips…ahhhh!!!

    Cornelia's home certainly is fabulous, the dining room is lovely!!! I really…really enjoyed looking at all those beautiful antique pieces of furniture! Ohhh yes…please share more of Cornelia's home/photos with us! This has been such a treat!!! Thank you, Susan for showcasing this fabulous tablescape today and a big thank you to Cornelia as well!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE says

    Oh my goodness Cornelia's dining room is breathtaking! I love the color of the walls, and the cupboard. That chandelier is gorgeous as are the dishes. I love love love everything about it..

  16. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Switzerland? Wow! All kinds of surprises today with the new picture linky, etc!

    Cornelia's house is beautiful, tablescape is beautiful, china is beautiful! It's all so very beautiful!


  17. Terri and Bob says

    Picture Linky is cool!

    I love that beautiful room and all the exquisite pieces in it. The tulips made my heart go pitter patter!

    • Andrew Harley says

      The room IS beautiful, but the “Cupboard” is not Louis Philippe, but rather is Biedermeier,Ca.1830. I think the wood is Cherry.

  18. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    What a beautiful trip we've had! I noticed that her floor is beautiful as well. Lovely china.

  19. Lady Katherine says

    I am in love with all the furniture, the dishes!!! The tablecloth! The chandy! Now this is my kind of room, I adore! So lovely!

  20. Dear Susan,

    thats a nice picture Linky, it worked for me without problems. Cornelias dining room is very impressive and she has a lot of amazing things. I love the Nymphenburg dishes as much as the stemware and of course the silver, too. She made a great tablesetting.
    Thank you for hosting this event.
    Hugs, Johanna

  21. The Tablescaper says

    Such a beautiful table and a stunning (and huge) room! The china is gorgeous and the vase is amazing. Such a treat! Thank you.

    – The Tablescaper

  22. What a treat to see Cornelia's dining room. I love the china set, silverware and crystal stems, so pretty and the furniture from the 1800's, wonderful!….Christine

  23. Gail at Victorian at Heart says

    That table is so elegant. The tulips mixed with antiques, what a treat to see. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  24. Centsational Girl says

    Absolutely lovely ! I adore the crystal, tulips and eyelet !

  25. Not just the tablescape, furniture and the chandelier…look at that floor! The inlaid wood is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing Cornelia's table and for hosting for TT!

  26. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    Wow! And I mean, wow! What a stunning room; filled with fabulous antique furniture and beautiful dishes!
    Cornelia has some great things in her home; lucky!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Cornelia's beautiful home is stunning! I noticed first the design in that floor! Picture linky!! I like that. Thanks for hosting all the eye candy.

  28. vignette design says

    Thank you for sharing Cornelia's beautiful table scape. That vase is stunning! All of her china, silver and crystal are just gorgeous. Thanks again for hosting TT! Love the new Linky Thingy! –Delores

  29. The picture linky is so awesome, much easier to "see" what I'm interested in checking out! Thanks!!

    Maya @

  30. Hi Susan!

    Your fabulous-ness is growing globally!!! and rightfully so. I love the beautiful setting of your new blogger friend. I also love the linky forum. It just makes the directory look so much more colorful and enticing. As always, thank you for being the wonderful and talented woman that you are. Continue to inspire.


  31. I have always dreamed of visiting beautiful Switzerland. This is a special treat to visit Cornelia's lovely dining room. Delicate and beautifully presented, and "yes" I love the Meissen vase. Love it all!

  32. Joanne Kennedy says

    I love the new linky. It keeps me from clicking on the same posts over and over again. I can see right away if I have already been to that post.


  33. Oh what a stunning house! GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing it with us Susan, and thanks to Cornelia for having such inspiring things! Love that cabinet – and the wainscotting – I could go on for days! πŸ™‚ Great job~! Changes to the garden are posted, hope you can stop by and take a peak when you get the chance! πŸ™‚ Take care! A

  34. Cornelia's dining room is amazing..looks like a room right out of House Beautiful! I love all the old vintage pieces and the room's antiques…That chandy is gorgeous!!! So glad you shared with us..btw I do like the little thumnails for the linky tonight! Gives a quick glimpse of everyone's posts!

    Thanks for being such a lovely hostess every week!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  35. The table scape is stunning. The china is so beautiful as is the flatware!

  36. Hi Susan~Please pass along to Cornelia how beautiful her table setting is…Her handpainted dishes are stunning. Also, I just love her flower arrangement. : )

  37. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, Thanks for the lovely post from Cornelia. Don't you love the European feel of the room with the many antique pieces?
    Her china and vase are breathtaking.
    Thank you for taking us around the world to find beautiful tablescapes.

  38. Cornelia's home is beautiful! Love the floors, the hand-painted china, the silver, the vase, the gorgeous antiques, the rug …

    I guess it would have been simpler to say I love it ALL! Thank you, Cornelia, for inviting us into your wonderful airy, beautifully appointed dining room. And thank you, Susan, for making Tablescape Thursdays possible.

    I very much like the picture links. They do, however, frustrate me terribly .. because I wish I had time to click on them ALL … right this minute! πŸ˜‰

    Too bad things like eating, sleeping, and working take up so much of our time! Thank you again for hosting and for providing so much wonderful inspiration, week after week after week!

    Warmest regards,

  39. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE the tulips! What a FAB way to see tablescape previews!!!

  40. Richie's 2ts Inspires says

    LOve the Swiss touch of tablescaping.

    Very elegant.

  41. How cool is it to be able to see tablescapes from around the world, so thanks for sharing! I cannot get beyond that centerpiece and tulips (my favorite flower), but ALL of the dishes are gorgeous as it the antique furniture.

  42. p.s. God bless the person that came up w/ the picture McLinky!

  43. Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen says

    Thank you so very much dear Susan for your kind assistance and encouraging words!

    I just love what you've arranged to share with us this week with that fabulous dining room!

    The 'Swiss touch' of elegance, simplicity and style the Swiss style of decor, as well as those absolutely beautiful tulips are a veritable 'Spring tonic' for a weary soul Susan!

    Now I must 'off to bed' for a much needed refreshment and rest!..,

    I can't wait to check out those 'eye candy' thumbnail pictures showing all of your fellow ,'Tablescape Thursday' participants what is in store for them!

    This new Mr. Linky is a great idea and despite my own misshap, I believe most everyone overall will find this new widget 'user friendly' and fabulous Susan, including myself!

    Cheers and warmest regards from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  44. Atelier de Charo says

    Oh!! So gorgeous vase!!! and also beautiful crystal.


  45. Housewife Bliss says

    I love the vase you have — great idea for a link up.

  46. Thank you for the visit to Europe! Such a lovely dining room!

  47. luvtoquilt says

    Wow — what a great way to begin my day! That dining room is beyond spectacular — thank you for sharing! (Love the new linky!)

  48. That was so interesting to see the room in Switzerland. She has some really special pieces.
    Love the picture linky too. That is a great idea.

  49. That was so interesting to see the room in Switzerland. She has some really special pieces.
    Love the picture linky too. That is a great idea.

  50. That was so interesting to see the room in Switzerland. She has some really special pieces.
    Love the picture linky too. That is a great idea.

  51. OK, never mind, the thumbnail is showing now πŸ™‚

  52. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful room! Love the photo linky too. I didn't know you went to Mercer. I was stationed twice at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, and also at Dobbins in Marietta.

  53. What a lovely table setting this is..Beautiful dishes!

    The new linky is pretty cool..I have a little red x beneath mine so I must have done something wrong. So sorry.

  54. Your friend's dining room looks uncannily like one of the Swedish dining rooms in the Rene Stoltje book, The Swedish Room. Even though it's in Suisse. Fun new linky. — Jane F.

  55. love, love, love the "picture linky"…….makes me want to open every link…..jennie in tn <>< (YOU are the master @ tablescapes)can't wait to see your blog every monday and thursday for sure… is the FIRST one i open……

  56. coloradogal says

    This room and table make my heart go pitty-pat! Love it all! And I LOVE the new picture links….hope that this is permanent!

  57. Cynthia@ITLLDO says

    The picture linky is the best!!!! and I didn't think anything could improve your wonderful blog.
    Thanks so much.

  58. scribbler-unfocused says

    Thank you so, so much for sharing this Swiss home! Just fabulous.

    I like your new picture-linky thingamajig — it's nice to get a "preview of coming attractions!"
    I don't know how you do this every week, but I am glad you do.

  59. The little red X under your name is a delete option… if you made a mistake, you can delete your own link and add it again!



  60. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan, first off, I love the new picture linky deal — what fun!

    And PLEASE thank Cornelia for sharing her stunning dining room and table — wow. Gorgeous. I love the room itself — paneling and windows, all of it! Fabulous Nymphenburg porcelain — and that Meissen vase… Wow. How marvelous to see this beautiful room!


  61. These are all so beautiful and I love Cornelia's tablecloth, candlesticks and tulips, just divine! I just moved into a new house and can't wait to get unpacked enough to have time to participate in the fun! Maybe next week! =)

  62. Wow! The linky list with the fab tablescape pictures is gilt frame worthy.
    Double Wow!! The curtains in the dining room, swoon…..

  63. Dream Mom says

    I am glad to see you tried the new picture linky; I wasn't sure you read my message about it when I sent it to you on Facebook a few weeks back since you didn't respond. (I also e-mailed Cindy at My Romantic Home about it and she tried it last week.) I saw it originally on the Just a Girl blog and immediately thought the pictures would allow everyone to view more tablescapes, instead of having to open each link. It's so much easier. Thank you for doing that!

    The china and crystal are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  64. lvroftiques says

    Oh my (juicy!) goodness!! What a BEAUTIFUL room!! Just sooooo perfect to the last detail! Thank you Susan for sharing your friend Cornelia's home. I will be coming back to this one over and over. And the picture linky is awesome! Vanna

  65. *Chic Provence* says

    Love the Gorham Chantilly, my Mom's pattern and I now have it too…very genteel/southern!

    Lovely table!

  66. Bernideen says

    I know this was alot of work! Fabulous!

  67. I am always in awe of how easy it is to now see & *visit* people all around the world, via the internet. How lucky we are to live in such an era!
    Please tell Cornelia her dining room is just wonderful! I β™₯ her Meissen vase with the red & yellow tulips. (I used the same ones for my centerpiece)

    I intend to research many of her items to learn more about their history. The china is exquisite as is the crystal! Between the chandy & the inlaid floor, this is just a wonderful delight for the eyes, top to bottom!

    Thank you to both of you for sharing this TT.
    I really like the picture form of Mr. Linky!!! Woo-Hoo…more eye candy. πŸ˜€

  68. Hi Susan,
    This was such a great idea, to have a visiting tablescaper from another country. The furniture is beautiful. What a lovely post. Your blog never gets boring.

  69. This is so fun to be able to "visit" Corneila's beautiful home and see her beautiful things. Everything is so lovely. Thank you both for such a terrific post! I have really enjoyed my time this evening!

    From Virginia

  70. I love Cornelia's dining room. And I love seeing the linky pictures. What a fun way to get a glimpse of everyone's posts quickly!

  71. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    A P.S. to my comment earlier, I forgot to tell you this: My grandson graduated from Mercer University, Macon, last May. He loved it there, it was a wonderful experience, great place!


  72. Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) says

    This dining room is beautiful. Fresh, light, and elegant! I enjoy your blog so much, and thanks for linking me up when I could not manage it — and for visiting my blog! It's like a celebrity came to visit! This is so much FUN!

  73. Beautiful dining room…that table could seat a small army! The china is stunning, with a different flower in each center. The flowers and vase are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  74. emptynester3 says


    I just wanted to thank you for all your beautiful Tablescapes and pictures. What fun it has been for me to have something to look forward to in blogland and keep my blog going every week. I was on another blog and she was talking about improving her blog and she linked back to your blog- so of course I clicked and learned! Thanks so much for all the help- I love the new look of my blog- the big pictures, etc- and the suggestions on picture taking. Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

  75. The picture linky made this week's Tablescape Thursday!

  76. Love Where You LIve says

    Sweet. Rather nostalgic.

  77. Beautiful! The silver is my favorite (always is…)! And goodness, that pair of doors in the background…

  78. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    What a lovely table! The Biedermeier from 1820? The Swiss Baroque chest from 1770? The Meissen vase? Truly a treat. I like those big double doors behind the table, too. Thanks to Cornelia for inviting us in! πŸ™‚

  79. Susan @ My Place to Yours says

    A feast for the eyes! Thank you — and for the fabulous picture linky as well. If there was anything your blog needed, that was it!

  80. Dana and Daisy says

    oh I wrote my post so early, I then forgot to link up, well, maybe next week as I think your reader's will enjoy it.

    My grandmother had two lamps like the vase on your table, only a deep merlot color instead of blue. Thank you for reminding me of her today!

    Love, Dana

  81. LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo links… please keep doing this πŸ™‚ And love your blog!

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