Celebrating 600 Tablescape Thursdays!

Welcome to the 600th Tablescape Thursday! Happy 600th to you!

I’m often asked where I get inspiration for the table settings I share here at Between Naps On The Porch. Sometimes the inspiration is a new set of salad plates, a holiday that’s coming up, or just something I think would work great as a centerpiece. But my biggest and most important inspiration is really always YOU! If it weren’t for you being here reading and commenting each day, Tablescape Thursday would not be near as much fun. ♥

For our 600th Tablescape Thursday celebration, I’m sharing and linking out to a few of the many tables I’ve put together over the years. I managed to narrow it down to just 10 but if you would love to see more, click on the category “TABLESCAPES” at the top of the blog and you’ll find all the tables I’ve posted over the years categorized by Holiday, Occasion, Season and Theme. There’s even a category there for Napkin Folds Tutorials.

Thanks so much for being here, reading, and thanks so much to all the lovely dearhearts who join the party each week! I love this little community we’ve created. You bring so much joy to friends and family with the beautiful tables you create!

I’m looking forward to the next 100 tablescapes and the next 100 after that! ♥

(To view any of the tables linked below in more detail, click on the title for that table.)

An Easter Spring Table Setting

Easter Spring Table, Tulips and Bunny Cupcake Stands


Dining Outdoors for Summer: A Mostly Child-Friendly Table Setting

Pagoda Umbrella for Outdoor Table, Outdoor Dining 2


I’m Late, I’m Late–for a Very Important Date


A Winter Setting, Tablecloth by Mother Nature


Romantic Table for Two on the Deck


Went to a Garden Party…

Garden Party Table Setting Tablescape


Breakfast in a French Cafe

Breakfast in a French Cafe


Dining with Seagulls


Bringing Home the Tree

Christmas Doll House with Wreaths


A Romantic Dinner in the Garden


Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!

Black & White Halloween Table, Black Crow Centerpiece

Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Congrats on #600 Susan! I can remember like it was yesterday, celebrating your 100th TT! Time flies but there’s nothing as timeless as a beautiful tablescape where friends and family can gather and celebrate being together…especially in light of circumstances in the world right now! Thank you so much for continuing to host this wonderful weekly party!

  2. So much pretty over the years. Thank you for your work

  3. Congratulations on your 600th Tablescape – what an accomplishment. Wishing you many more!

  4. Congratulations! Now, can you come and take away all of the dishes I’ve bought over the years after being inspired by one of your posts? Just kidding, of course, but dishes can be a serious collection addiction. I know your interests have shifted somewhat to travel and fashion and your grandchildren and I wanted to let you know that I enjoy those posts, too! Best wishes, stay well and keep on blogging!

  5. Thank you for all these lovely inspirational tablescapes. I want to move into your little yellow house. There’s probably no covid in that world.

  6. Congratulations! What a lot of work to bring us all these happy pictures. It’s so appreciated and will give me some ideas to have a survivor’s celebratory lunch when this corona mess goes away.

    I so love tulips and the cake stand with the topper that has that red ribbon is gorgeous. I’d kill for that.

  7. happy 600 to you happy 600 to you happy 600 dear Susan happy 600 to you and many more!!!

  8. I am not sure what this says about me or maybe it doesn’t say anything about me BUT I remember each one of these posts! You always set an inspiring table and through you I have found several other blogs I love to follow. So on this first day of Spring I say “thank you so much” and congrats on 600!

  9. I enjoy seeing your creations. I have a question regarding how do you handle putting food on the table? Do you take a dish, pass it around and then put it on a table close by? I love to do table scapes for special occasions and spend time looking for favors, napkins and other novelties to add to the scene.

  10. Congratulations, Susan on TT#600!! Many thanks for helping to turn my love of a pretty table into a hobby that has brought more joy than I can explain! I have a closet full of beautiful dishes, glassware, tablecloths…….and the family never has to wonder what kind of gift I want for my birthday or the holidays! When I participate in TT it becomes a week of planning, creating and producing and soooo much fun! It’s also fun to answer the question, “Do you have any hobbies?” I say proudly, “Yes, I’m a tablescaper”! Thank YOU for that, Susan.

  11. Congratulations, Susan! I certainly caught the tabkescaping bug from your blog and thoroughly enjoy the hobby. It’s a fun way of brightening up the home. Happy Spring!

  12. Thanks for all your inspiring table settings, home projects , shopping, and fun trips. Your blog is a delight to read and I look forward to all your posts. Happy First Day of Spring!

  13. Brenda Lawrence says

    As much as I LOVE all your tablescapes, my two favorites are the “snow” table and the table for two. They both just get me every single time, giving me feelings of happy and satisfied, perfect in my mind. Love, love, love those two the best! Hugs, Brenda

  14. Susan, thank you for all the beautiful tables that have inspired me through the years. Way before I started blogging, I followed you! Thank you for the link-up parties and your generosity in giving and sharing.

  15. I love all ten! I couldn’t pick a favorite. Congratulations on 600 TT, and thank you for enriching my life. Kay

  16. Congratulations! I enjoy your blog so much! I always look forward to it! You have been a huge inspiration to me as well as everyone else. I miss the posts from your bookshelves and your decorating books. I wonder if you will ever bring them back?

  17. Wow 600! That’s great Susan – I’m so glad I found you somewhere around #570. 🙂 I love your beautiful tablescapes! Thanks for being there week after week – and all you do to support our wonderful community.

  18. Susan,
    Congrats on #600! I just love all of your tablescapes. My favorite is the snowy tablecloth with the snowflake glasses and Christmasy dinnerware. So creative!
    Thank you for all the inspiration. Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!

  19. Absolutely beyond words wonderful Susan ! As I scroll I think, “oh surely that one is the most inspired”….then the next, then the next. They are all
    a reflection of your creativity and bring such joy to view particularly at this time. Please know your efforts are greatly appreciated.
    Looking forward to the future with Between Naps On The Porch.

  20. Table-for-two are my favorites; they are more suitable for me, and ones I can do. But ALL of the others are tied for second Congratulations on the big 600th. So mind-boggling that someone can create 600 different versions. And with more to come!!

  21. In reading your blogs and cruising your pics and links, I am in awe of the wonderful creativity and CONVICTIONS you all have towards your selves, family, friends and community. I am humbled. Terry aka The Cracker Queen

  22. Kathleen Lunman says

    Congratulations on number 600! I look forward to your seeing your creative tablescapes each week! All the very best to you for the next 100 ad infinitum!

  23. Wow! It seems like yesterday we were celebrating 500 tablescapes. Thank you for all you do week after week to bring us such wonderful inspiration, not only with your own tablescapes, but those of all the creative bloggers who share theirs. Congratulations!

  24. Regality3 says

    Excellent choices. My favorite of all time, is the winter birdseed table. That’s just plain genius. I was kinda hopin’ to see my second, fave–the Dept 56
    Christmas houses lined up down the table, but you made the hard choices, not me. Congratulations.

  25. Hi Susan,
    Congratulations on 600 Tablescapes. I always enjoy your tables, they are
    all so creative and beautiful, saw some I recognized and will come back when
    I have more time and check them out. Thanks for posting them for us to see.
    and you are right this is a fun community of something we all enjoy and gain
    inspiration from……….
    Thank you for hosting it week in and week out.
    Blessings to you hon, Hope you are doing well….

  26. Cyndi Raines says

    Love the tulips in the first picture and what a perfect lead in to the first day of Spring! Yippee! All your tables are lovely Susan and always so much fun to view and read about. Thank you for all your effort in bringing us so much beauty, information, great tips and awesome sale deals. You’re very special to all of us and we are very grateful. Congratulations on #600. So looking forward to many more.

  27. Susan, Congratulations on this milestone, 600 Tablescape Thursdays. I don’t remember when I first discovered your blog, but it has been quite a number of years. Thank you. I look forward to the Thursday tables and many have been inspiratations for my own tables. I have embraced making my tables beautiful and as a result the number of my dishes and linens have increased at an impressive rate. I know that you are doing more traveling and are doing more handbag purchasing, but your tables are still my favorites. I have many favorites, but do particularly remember the pink and white table where you used the beautiful crocheted items that were made by your mother. I think you used china with a flower pattern. After seeing that table, I had intended to do a table using my mother’s pink and white floral china. I know that was quite a few years ago and I have not yet done that table. As I think about all that is going on, and how our lives are so changed, I realize that I should follow up with that intention. I hope that you are safe and healthy. Thank you. Marie

  28. Deena Salvatore says

    Bless you Susan for bringing a smile to our faces in these troubled and scary times, and taking our minds off what’s going on outside our doors. We’re here for you, as you are for us. May you and yours stay healthy and safe! ❤️ Deena

  29. 600 is amazing! Thank you for giving all us tablescape lovers a place to share! I know we all inspire each other!

  30. Darlene Gardner says

    Congratulations Susan on 600 tablescape Thursday! I always enjoy your tables, along with those that you share. You are an inspiration and something I look forward to seeing, especially on Thursday. Stay safe!

  31. 600 tablescapes! Susan, that is amazing. Just think of all the beauty and joy you have brought into the world through this blog. So glad you decided to start it and so thankful I stumbled upon it! I still remember how I found you. I was looking for buffalo check curtains and found the post about your office curtains. That was .. hmm .. nearly 8 years ago? Is that even possible? Wow. That’s got me a bit perklempt. 😀

    And those years have been wonderful, waiting to see what you’d come up with next, what project you would tackle with your boundless energy, reading about the sweet and funny antics of your beloved Max, the scary bout of e-coli, the trials and tribulations of package deliveries.

    Then there was the emotion filled marriage of Chip to Nancy, the excitement of your first grand-baby, then the joy of another. We were with you through so many milestones. And in-between all that have been beautiful table-scapes, cozy porch settings, practical gardening tips, remarkable transformations, great product recommendations, exciting trips abroad and even this crazy Chinese Flu! What a ride. Thank you for all the fun, beauty, laughs, angst and joy for life you have brought to our little corner of the world (Which, as we know, happens to be a rather large corner that reaches around the globe.)

    Well, my friend, I’ll see you at 6,000. :o)

  32. Thank you for continuing to entertain us all with beauty, your blog is always a lovely escape for me. Your tablescapes have inspired me in my own home to try to make things a bit more ‘special’ for my own family, and a respite.

  33. 600 TT!!! Wow, that is incredible! I love looking back at the ten that you picked. I can’t imagin making a selection! Each one of your tables inspires and delights. Congratulations on this amazing milestone mark!!! Stay healthy!

  34. Bobbi Duncan says

    Hi, Susan. Sorry I’m late with a comment–computer issues that I hope I’ve conquered. Thank you for 600 gorgeous tablescapes that have given me so many fabulous ideas, and are just so lovely to look at. Your blog is amazing! You’re an inspiration for sure with all the pretty you show on your blog, the great gadgets, travel tips, wardrobe sales, and humor, etc., etc. you bring to others ( the list is huge!). Thanks so much for all the effort you’ve put in to make your blog such a special one. Stay safe in this uncertain time, sweetie. Hugs!

  35. Carolyn Lamberth says

    Susan, I remember when you posted the 1ooth Tablescape. That’s been a few years of inspiring ideas! Thanks for the memories!

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