Mad About Plaid

Welcome to the 66th Tablescape Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving, this Tablescape Thursday! After posting Thanksgiving tablescapes all week, how about a whimsical Christmas table setting? I took pics in different types of lighting…amazing all the different looks you get by just changing the lighting.

Christmas Tablescape with Plaid Napkins and Plaid Plates_edited-1_wm


Tilted the shutters closed to enjoy the candlelight a bit.


Love those Christmas plaids!


Salad plates are from HomeGoods. Dinner plate is Lenox, Butler’s Pantry Gourmet.


This whimsical Gourmet Settings flatware worked well for this tablescape. The flatware pattern is Treble Clef.


If you follow BNOTP on Facebook (link on sidebar) you remember the amazing deal I found on this Spode glassware at Marshalls.


Plaid napkins are from Marshalls, also.


Beaded napkin rings were only $1 each from Old Time Pottery.


They add a touch of glamour to our whimsy.


Another fabulous find I shared a few weeks ago with BNOTP Facebook followers was this whimsical Dept. 56, cake cover. The cover was going on eBay for $50-$75. Ouch! I found it at TJ Maxx for $19.95. I started my search for a cute cake stand to go with it… that was also, reasonably priced.


Doesn’t this one look like it was made to go with it…it was only $12 at Marshalls.


This guy makes you think of The Nutcracker ballet, doesn’t he?  He was a Christmas gift from my son several years ago.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tablescape with Plaid Napkins and Plaid Plates_edited-1_wm


Looking forward to the beautiful table settings posted for today’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. AL @ Budget Elegance says

    Susan, this tablescape is soooooooo fun! How creative!! Love it. Didn't want the pictures to end. Thanks so much for sharing. AL

  2. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, what a CUTE table! Love it all, and I love all of your bargains you got. You are the queen of shopping!

    I bought my across the street neighbor a Scotty platter with two Scotty dogs on ice skates. They have a Scotty named Barclay. And she literally squealed with delight! LOL! That made me SO happy. Your table is like that. It's so cute it makes me want to squeal. So here goes… Squeeeeeeeeee! Love it!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday…


    Sheila 🙂

  3. Wow, I love that festive table! Love the big gift in the middle, is that for me? lol So pretty, Susan, I love it! That nutcracker soldier is awesome!

  4. Blogging To A Better Bonnie says

    So festive and inviting! I love every bit of it!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Susan, I am loving this table! The colors are great together and the plaids just make so extraordinary. Just the table setting to make me smile. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Susan what a cute table. I'm ready to start some Christmas tables next week. This is my first time to join Tablescape Thursday. I have had so much fun looking at everyone's posts for several weeks now and decided to join. Your photos are lovely and I hope mine will get better.

  7. Susan your table is so cute! Love it all! I can't wait to come up with some Christmas tablescapes. Your photos are lovely, I am hoping mine will get better!

  8. Absolutely adorable! The cake stand was an incredible find. Love it all… I can see us at your table, eating a scrumptious piece of Christmas cake on your cute little scottie plates. I'll be right over!

  9. This is my favorite tablescape because I LOVE Christmas and RED! I love the way you strung the garland on the cake stand. Home Goods (Marshalls) has the best stuff at good prices. Everything is just beautiful.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  10. Beverly@ My Sew Sweet Studio says

    What a cute festive table. Nice after so many Thankgiving and fall tablescapes. But I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed all of yours and many that participate with you. I have grabbed quite a few ideas from you and even though I am not doing Thanksgiving Dinner this year, I am doing a small get together on Monday for a few friends. Since I won't have Christmas decorating finished, I am going to leave my fall table set. Thanks Susan for your inspirtations.

  11. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Susan, such a gorgeous table as usual. I love the cakestand. It is really stunning. The plaid is so pretty for Christmas. I hope you and your family have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  12. Crystal Rose Cottage says

    What a pretty tablescape! Very bright and festive and so nice for the holidays!~Patti

  13. food with style says

    that is adorable, i LOVE your cake stand, makes it all so fun and festive!

    happy thanksgivng and thanks so much for sharing so many beautiful things from your home, to state by state, country by country!

  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Happy Thanksgiving, Susan! I am thankful for YOU and the linky parties you throw so that everyone can strut their stuff a bit!

    I love this setting and the cake cover does look like it came with that stand. I'm having a very non-traditional Thanksgiving tomorrow {my hubby is in retail, so he'll be sleeping most of the day for Friday}, but I am planning on setting a pretty table for our meal.

  15. Hello Susan,
    Your festive holiday table creates an air of pure exuberance! I'm always amazed by the variety of your beautiful tables, be they over-the-top elegant or delightfully whimsical! No wonder you're the undisputed Queen of the Tablescape!

    I hope this Thanksgiving is a very happy one for you and yours. Be safe if you're traveling. Thank you for the joy and inspiration you share with us week after week.

    Warmest regards,

  16. I love, love, love the cake stand and cover! It would be great for cookies and other treats too. Very fun and sweet.

  17. Darling and hopefully will inspire me!! I am skipping this week to do Thanksgiving but will be back next week with the first Christmas tablescape, I hope!
    And I have to say, I am in love with your mirror and chandelier in your formal dining room, stunning!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Susan!
    Linda Q

  18. This is adorable! And I can't believe the great prices! It's all so fun and festive!

    I especially love the salad plates and the cake holder (and I can't believe it wasn't a set! Wonderful job! And now you have a very unique item!).

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    All the best to you,

  19. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I love that cake cover and it is perfect with the stand. Christmas plaid is one of my favorites, so I love your table. Happy Thanksgiving.


  20. Love, love the plaid. Makes me feel warm and cozy and especially because I've been thinking about returning to the traditional colors in the plaid. The scotty dog plates are just adorable.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone…my feeble 1st attempt table is #30.

  21. Styling by Coty Farquhar says

    Happy Thanksgiving dear Susan,

    Thankyou for all your wonderful parties each week, I do so enjoy being a part of them and meeting so many wonderful people.

    xxx Coty

  22. OH, Susan! How precious! Just love it all and you always know how to make it so pretty and fun at the same time.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  23. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love those scotty dog plates!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  24. I love all your beautiful pictures and Thursday is my favorite day on your blog 🙂 I only had a couple of tablescape pics in my post but I thought I'd submit it for the first time anyway. Happy Holidays.

  25. That is such a fun table. I love the plaids too..
    The cake stand is perfect..great find..
    I am glad you did Christmas..I am about FALL ed out!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Susan!
    Thank you for always hosting this event..
    I can't play this week..we had a family medical emergency this week, so it will be hectic for awhile..but we have a lot to be thankful for..

  26. I love this table setting! The red and white looks so festive and the cake stand is beautiful. I also love nutcrackers and posted about mine (I only have 3 at the moment) a couple of days ago.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Susan.
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  27. emptynester3 says

    So bright and cute! Love the nutcracker (I buy one for my son every year since he was little!)Love that cake cover!

  28. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, that cake stand and cover are just the cutest things! Love the plaid plates with the Scottie on them! Actually, I love the whole table. That flatware is so great! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

  29. Susan, this is adorable. Your creative juices are always in abundance. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm each week. You inspire me! You go from whimsical to elegant with the ease of a master. Thank you, thank you for the joy your generous spirit provides to each of us.
    Best wishes for a delightful Thanksgiving. ~ Sarah

  30. Maria Killam says

    Susan, you are always 1 step ahead of all of us!! Beautiful tablescape, as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Susan, I love your whimsical Christmas table. What great things you found. That cake stand and cover are gorgeous. Love the nutcracker. My daughter has danced in The Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet three years, so I always love anything to do with Nutcrackers.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  32. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE that cake plate!!! FAB table as always!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  33. Joanne Kennedy says

    Love how cute that table is! Makes me want to get my Christmas plates out and set the table right now!

    I adore that cake plate! What a find!


  34. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    I love whimsical things & your tablescape is fabulously whimsical! I've oh'd & ah'd – now I'm hungry – do you have any cake hiding inside that gorgeous pedestal & cover?!? ☺♥☺ Diane

  35. Hi Susan…

    Ohhh…I love Christmas…I love red plaid…and I love little black scotty dogs!!! How perfect!!! What a darling Christmas table, my friend! So fun…and so beautiful!!! I love your new little dessert plates and the red plaid napkins are so festive!!! Now…I just adore your new cake plate and cake cover…that's gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas table with us, my friend! I can't wait to get started on Christmas!!! Hehe!

    Sending you and your family my very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  36. Morning Susan, A lovely bright table. I saw the same tartan napkins and tablecloth in my local TK Maxx here in the UK. I was tempted but decided against buying them, now seeing them on your table maybe I should of bought them, they certainly fit in well on the table. I love the cake stand.

    A very happy thanksgiving to you and your family! Jackie.

  37. Love the bright, whimsical style of your tablescape! The cake cover is wonderful! The stand matches it perfectly! Love the plaids and the little Scottie plates! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  38. Dear Susan, this is sweet…loving the tartan :o)

    Have a blessed ThanksGiving.

  39. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan,
    This is so fun and so festive, just a gorgeous table! I love red plaid, it speaks Christmas and the plates and cake stand our so delightful! Happy Thanksgiving to your family. Cindy

  40. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan!! When I count my blessings, you are among them. I'm so very thankful for your Tablescape Thursdays! Your wonderfully creative tables inspire me so much each week. I am amazed that you are able to come up with such different scenes & do them so beautifully. This one is very festive & FUN!
    I went to my TJMaxx the day after you told us about your darling cake cover, but alas, none to be found. 🙁
    Now I'll be running to HomeGoods to see if I can find those Scottie Dog plates. My DD owns 2 such dogs & she would flip to get these plates!!

    May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving this year!


  41. Carol at Serendipity says


    I have to laugh because as soon as I posted my Thanksgiving tablescape, I took it all apart and started my first Christmas one! We are going to visit friends for dinner so I was done!

    Have a great Thanksgiving. We will have so much fun playing in the dishes the next few weeks.


  42. Easy Does It Redesign and Consulting says

    WOW! This is my first visit and I absolutely love your blog. My thanks to Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy for her blog and link to you. I am a huge fan of tablescapes and what a perfect way to start the day – especially today. Happy Thanksgiving to all! I look forward to all of your future posts.

  43. Susan, I wish you and your family a joyous Thanksgiving holiday.

    Thank you for everything you do to make your blog such a special place for all to visit.

  44. Rona's Home Page says

    What a colorful and festive table!

    Marcus and I are off to volunteer at our church. My husband is in for a long day at Kmart.

    We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Marcus and I made the whole dinner. It was my first turkey! And my husband loved it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  45. Dear Susan,
    I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! And I want to thank you for your beautiful blog and for all the work you put in your gorgeous posts!


  46. Visual Vamp says

    Happy, happy, happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for providing a place for us all to get together and share our love of decorating.
    You are loved!
    xo xo

  47. Janie's World says

    Beautiful little table, light and bright and festive!

  48. Susan I picked up those adorable Scotty dog plates at HomeGoods too! Who could resist. You'll have to come visit me to see what I come up with for them. I hope you have a warm Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter.

  49. Miss Janice says

    Susan, I love this tablescape and adore those little Scott plates!

  50. Susan, I loved this tablescape, especially the Christmas napkins, candles,etc. Very festive indeed! When I was about 10 yrs. old I had a taffeta dress made for me with that same plaid. This gave me lots of smiles and memories. Thanks! I love that red candle from Colonial Candle.I Need to go to that website.

  51. Beautiful table! I just remembered to link here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Susan!…Christine

  52. For Christmas my mother has decided that she is getting me dinnerware.. I really didn't know where this was coming from then I noticed your tablescapes.. You have inspired my to be more creative this holiday season.. again mom is right.. she knew of my plan before I did.. I will let you know how things go.. thanks for all the great pics.

  53. inner_child says

    Beautiful table! Love the Spode Christmas Tree Glasses and Wines. We have so many patterns in common!

  54. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    I've always loved plaids — this is so pretty! I've been admiring that flatware and wondering where to find it —- now I'm awfully tempted……

  55. let alone the talent to do it,WHEN do you have the time to come up with all this???????????it's lovely….aniepoo

  56. Patriotic Mom says

    I posted on last week's TT and I meant to post on Nov.25th so my posting is now on both weeks, sorry.

  57. Adorable tablescape. I especially love the flatware and the nutcracker.

  58. Love this table. I saw those salad plates at Marshalls and came this close to getting them but held back as I already have plaid plates without the scotty dog. But I love them!! The covered cake dish is wonderful. So pretty in all the different lighting situations!

  59. Edie Marie's Attic says

    Beautiful table Susan! LOVE the Scotty dog plate! adorable!

    Hugs, Sherry

  60. Yesterday I dug through my china cabinet and found treasures I forgot I had.. I also ran out to a local store and gathered some things for the new tablescapes.. Oh, I am so excited to show everone today (we are having my families Thanksgiving today).. I don't know why I never did this before.. I will post pictures asap…

  61. Claudia@DipityRoad says

    As always such a delightful time to visit your sight.

    Im like you — working full time then trying to find time to blog is an event in its self.

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  62. I adore the plaid!

  63. cmluvs2stamp says

    Can I just say, I LOVE the cake plate! OMGosh. The dots and the colors are great. I want it lol. The plaid really pulls things together and the scotty dog plates are so cute. Thank you for always having such great ideas.

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