Beautiful Table Setting with Villeroy & Boch, Manoir and Paseo Gien

Welcome to the  214th Tablescape Thursday!

Good Morning on this gorgeous fall day!  I have a beautiful table setting to share with you!  But first, I just had to say I was sooo touched by all the wonderful dreams you expressed in your comments yesterday.  There’s nothing I can say except, Wow!  I hope every single one comes true. Every single one!  ♥

Tablescape Thursday:
For this Tablescape Thursday, we’re off to Swizerland to dine with Cornelia in her beautiful dining room!

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Cornelia recently created a  table setting with a wonderful ironstone dishware.  I can’t wait for you to see it!  It’s bold, colorful and so pretty!  Cornelia said, “The white plate is Villeroy &  Boch, “Manoir.” The colored plates are made by the French Manufactory, Gien. They are made of ironstone and called Paseo. There are six different colors on my table. There are also matching cups and saucers on the table.”

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Let’s move a bit closer and take a look at each place setting.  Corneli, said, “The glasses with the golden rim are made by the German Factory Sussmuthglas, they are handblown.”

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

The cutlery is Sterlingsilver made by Jezler/Switzerland. Cornelia said, “It is a mix of the two patterns: Orfèvre (big fork) and Comtesse (small fork). Orfèvre was created 1930 in memory of the Swiss Physicist, Auguste Piccard. Comtesse was designed in 1934.”

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Love the floral arrangement!  Can you just imagine how wonderful these lilies must be in person…the scent must be heavenly in Cornelia’s dining room.  Cornelia said, “The vase with lilies is made by Georg Jensen Denmark. It has a sterling silver rim.”

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting


Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

I love this view of the table.   Feels like we’re sitting at the head of the table, doesn’t it?

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Cornelia said, “The colored glasses are made in the former German Democratic Republic by Lausitzer Glas.   They are handcut crystal. Each ones has a different pattern.   The small ones are also handcut crystal and made by the German manufactory Hirschberg.”   When I saw this gorgeous stemware, I kept thinking how beautiful it would be with the Spode, Woodland pattern.

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

What a great picture…love this angle looking down into the glass.

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Cornelia has such beautiful table linens!  About her tablecloth, she said, “The cotton and linen tablecloth is from Assisi Italy and is hand embroidered.  It came with 12 embroidered napkins, as well.”


Cornelia said, “I found the tablecloth in a little shop in Luino/Italy.  Luino is a small town near the border with Switzerland on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, in the Province of Varese (Lombardy, northern Italy).”

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Did you notice how Cornelia decorated her beautiful candlelier.  Can you imagine it lit in the evening?  It must be sooo wonderfully romantic.

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Cornelia, thanks so much for having us to dine in your beautiful home.

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

Everything was wonderful as always.  We love our virtual trips to Switzerland and seeing your lovely table settings!

Villeroy & Boch Manoir and Paseo Gien France Tablescape Table Setting

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

Pssst:  The winner for the Canvas Photo Company giveaway was announced on the Giveaway post.  Thanks so much to all who entered!


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  1. Hi darling, I always love visiting Cornealia’s beautiful dining room. Love the centerpiece at the end of the table instead of the center. Thanks for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne ~

  2. Wow, I can’t get past the lilies! Those are just gorgeous and my favorite flower in the world…especially those colors. Beautiful table also! Thanks for hosting Susan:-)

  3. Susan, what is wrong with your link today? It cuts off my photo – number 8.

  4. What a lovely table! I especially loved the hock wine glasses and thought the same thing you said about Spode Woodland!

  5. Oh, good heavens…the dishes are DIVINE!!!!!!! I really like how Cornelia used all 4 colors and then unified them by using the same goblets, flatware, etc. at each place setting. The lily arrangement is just fabulous, too!!! The colors work so well with the other tabletop elements. Beautiful!

  6. Hi Susan! What a beautiful table you have featured this week! Thank you so much for hosting and have a great week end! Hugs, Penny

  7. Carnelia’s tablescape – yet ag ain- is just wonderful. She has quite a collection and the open and airy beautiful dining space is just wonderful!
    Thank you for featuring her – always such a pleasure!
    Also thank you for hosting a true favorite linky party!

  8. I always enjoy these visits to Switzerland, virtual though they be. Cornelia always has the most beautiful things on her table. Thanks for continuing this most fun of the parties!

  9. Cornelia’s china and crystal took my breath. Gorgeous! I love the way she did a setting for six and placed the floral arrangement at the end of the table. Such beautiful details on that tablecloth. I also loved getting a glimpse into her living room. Thank you for the inspiration, Susan and Cornelia.

  10. Beautiful table, exquisite linens. Perfect for Spring or Summer.
    Thanks for hosting!

  11. Very pretty, Cornelia!

    Thanks for hosting, Susan!


  12. Her table is splendid. I love her cut crystal and the gorgeous plates. The floral spray certainly is the crowning jewel on the table. Thanks for hosting Susan, thanks for sharing Cornelia..

  13. I know I am supposed to be looking at the table setting, and it is very pretty….. but 🙂 I REALLY love the clock and chandy!!! 🙂

  14. Thank you Susan for posting and taking us to Switzerland to visit Cornelia, who’s for ever sharing her gorgeous tablescapes and stunning dishes, glasswear, flatware and lovely flowers. and let’s not forget, beautiful linen! A feast for the eyes! Thank you for hosting such great parties dear Susan. Big hugs,

  15. What a truly lovely table. I love the varied colors and patterns on her china. And those goblets are exquisite!! Everything is so pretty!! I’m so glad you shared Cornelias charming home with us. N.

  16. Very nice tablescape. I like that everything matches, yet it doesn’t. The only thing with those lovely flowers, I see the brown seeds and all I can see is them dropping on her beautiful tablecloth and staining it. I always pick them off first thing that they open, as I’ve had had happen to me. Now to look at all the other wonderful tablesettings. I love this website.

  17. What a beautiful dining room Cornelia has–I love all the pretty dishes and that dark red stemware is gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting the party for us today–sending you good wishes for a great weekend! The weather is turning to rain for the next week, and so I’m a busy bee trying to get all the tomatoes, green and red, picked and brought in today. But this means I’ll have more time for indoor projects, and we have a bunch of them to get done!

  18. Very Gorgeous Susan! Congrats to Cornelia also! Love all the details!
    Love your blog

  19. Mary from Virginia says

    Cornelia has so many beautiful and interesting pieces, it is always fun to visit her! Love her home too!

  20. My sister would love those linens. Well, me too, but she has an obsession over beautiful linens. I love to watch her inspect them. She touches them like they are precious.

  21. I must say, Cornelia does know how to set a gorgeous table. It is always nice to have a visit.

  22. Love the colorful look of this table, Cornelia and Susan. It is so happy and festive. Love the gorgeous linens too!
    Thanks for hosting, Susan.

  23. The pollen in those lilies will do terrible things to Cornelia’s tablecloth. She should always remove the stamens before she places the vase on the table.

  24. That is so lovely, and I think the goblets are the most beautiful I have ever seen, absolutely love them.

  25. Cornelia’s Gien plates are lovely.

    – The Tablescaper

  26. Dannyelle @ says

    Susan, thanks for hosting what is always a great party! Love all Cornelia’s colourful plates this week.

  27. Ellen in Oregon says

    Cornelia’s tablescape and home are sophistocated and charming at the same time, I love the pop of color the plates lend to the table and the glassware is sublime. I love the ruby color of the hand cut crystal goblets and couldn’t help but notice the tiny beading that runs the length of the stems. I could not help but notice the large glorious amoire and think of all the glassware and china it could hold – I am envious! The linens were also fabulous and remind me of hand made linens my Great-Grandmother brought when she came from Waterford, Ireland in 1870. Thank you so much for an inspiring tour of Cornelia’s lovely dining room.

  28. It is always pure pleasure popping in to view all the lovelies,
    thank you Susan for hosting and sharing!

  29. Those plates!!!!! Absolutely divine!!! franki

  30. Always love trips overseas. 🙂
    I have a question for Cornelia – is it common to have such narrow dining tables? I noticed that yours is only wide enough for the place settings, do you use a sideboard for serving dishes? And what is that dark green piece of furniture? Could that be your sideboard?

    • Hi Jan, Cornelia just emailed me. She is traveling in another country right now (South Africa) and has a bad internet connection so it is hard for her to reply. She wasn’t able to see the post to verify which piece of furniture it might be due to the bad internet connection. She said she’ll reply back when she gets back home to Switzerland and can see the post again. She also said, “My table is extremely narrow due to the fact that it was used as table in restaurant where only drinks were served. It dates back to 1820 and the style is called Biedermeier. It is made of pine wood which is rather unusual because mainly old inn tables were made of oak wood.”

  31. I love the colorful plates, aside from the colors, I love the pattern. Pretty glasses too….Christine

  32. Beautiful! Just beautiful! I think I’d go cross-eyed trying to put together a table like that. New follower here! Look forward to reading more of your blog!

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