Debutante Camellias in a Springtime Tablescape

Welcome to the 135th Tablescape Thursday!

It was such a gorgeous day here…70’s and breezy.

I decided to set this week’s tablescape in the breakfast room.

My camellia bush has almost finished blooming. Amazingly the blooms are much deeper and richer in color now than they were a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it’s the warm weather we’ve been having for the past two weeks. I couldn’t resist putting together one more table setting with these Debutante camellias before they are all gone for another year.

So come right over here and have a seat. We’re celebrating this gorgeous spring day with a springtime table setting.

This started out in my head as a breakfast table…hence, the cereal bowl. But some how I think it kind of morphed into a brunch/lunch when I brought out these vintage ruby flash glasses. We’ll just call the cereal bowl a fruit bowl, instead.

I came across these cute dragonfly napkin rings last summer and was disappointed to discover Pier 1 only had two. They even checked their other stores for me and there were none to be found. I bought the two they had thinking at least I could use them for “dinner for two.”

I was so surprised when I stopped by Pier 1 this past winter and they had gotten bunches more in.

When I was there a few weeks ago buying the chair you can see HERE for my Pottery Barn office transformation, they still had some left. Just sayin’ in case they steal your heart like they did mine. πŸ™‚ I know, I’m a terrible enabler…I admit it. πŸ˜‰

Cereal/fruit bowl is “Melina” by Villeroy and Boch and it’s one of the china patterns I use as my everyday china.

Cabbage salad plates (or they could be our dinner plate) are Bordallo Pinheiro. Found these at HomeGoods and Ross.

The dinner plate (or we could use it as a charger for this place setting) is “Butler’s Pantry Gourmet” by Lenox.

Flatware is from HomeGoods.

To create my centerpiece, I used two pedestals, one flat and one bowl shaped.

Debutante Camillias in a Tiered Centerpiece for Spring Tablescape


Camellias are “Debutante” and are from my garden.

Debutante Camillias in a Tiered Centerpiece for Spring Tablescape


I couldn’t resist sharing lots of pics of these pretties…they were just so beautiful today.

They are a much deeper pink today than they were in THIS post. It has to be the warmer weather we’ve been having.

A birds-eye view…

Thanks for stopping by for our brunch.

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

Dinner Plate: Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, Gourmet, 2-3 years ago
Salad Plate: Bordallo Pinheiro, two years ago
Bowl: Villeroy & Boch, Melina, 20+ years ago
Stemware: Vintage, found antiquing
Flatware: HomeGoods
Beaded Dragonfly Napkin Rings: Pier 1, a few months ago
Flowers: From the garden

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  1. Susan, The colors are so pleasing in this tablescape. Love the flatware, the dragonflies, the placemats and most of all, the camellias!
    Blessings, Beth

  2. This really is a breath of fresh Spring time air! So pretty and the flowers are lovely.

  3. saltbox treasures says

    Your camellia table is absolutely stunning. We have no camellias blooming yet. I hope they show up soon.
    Thanks for hosting.
    ~ Julie

  4. Susan…

    This table just says SPRING (we are having a snow storm right now!). The floral placemats are beautiful and the your camellias are gorgeous…love the pink!

    Thank you for hosting this event every week!

  5. Susan, I'm thrilled you shared your camellia blooms one more time. They are gorgeous in both shades. This is definitely a happy spring setting. Love the mix of plates and the linens are the perfect pairing for the colors and textures of the ceramics. I'm always looking to add more of these cabbage leaf pieces. ~ Sarah

  6. Barb@curlywillowdiy says

    So, so pretty! I NEED some spring…it snowed here today.

  7. Gorgeous tablescape!

    And just so you know, I will be taking a trip to Pier 1 tomorrow for the napkin rings! πŸ™‚

  8. wow…what a pretty tablescape. I love your camellias!!! I tried to grow them one year, but they just don't do well in our soil.
    Those ruby goblets are beautiful.

  9. The White Farmhouse says

    Beautiful table! Everything is so perfect. It all goes together so stunningly. The camelias are gorgeous. I am so looking forward to spring being here. Your posts just make me want it even more.

  10. Luncheons at the Junction says

    Susan – I love this beautiful Springtime table. The napkins and placemats are so fresh and lively. And the dragonfly napkin rings are precious – we are of the same mind; check out mine on this weeks post. Enjoy your spring weather – we are getting hit with another snow storm today!

  11. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Camellias are one of the many reasons I would love to be from the South! YOur table is PRETTY! So sweet and demure, just what I think of when I think of a Debutante!
    Don't you love all the pinks? So feminine!
    I would have love to have an armload to take inside and arrange. Lucky you!
    Thanks for hosting TT.

  12. Your table is dressed up so pretty as usual, Susan. I love your camellias. The ones blooming in our yard right now are the deep red ones. The pinks are gone since they bloomed first. Amazing how the color of your cereal bowls match the napkins and placemats so well. Love the dragonfly rings. I love anything dragonfly….Christine

  13. Designs on 47th Street says

    Oh how I would LOVE to sit at one of your tables some day! (not inviting myself, just giving a compliment!) Susan, you just have one pretty table after the next. Two things I noticed right away. I love how you did the double tiered floral centerpiece. So creative! At first I thought you had used a red punch or juice of sorts, then I realized it was the glasses! The placemats are SOOOOO lovely AND thanks a lot for more temptations with those darling napkin rings…. Oh my!

    Love it all,

  14. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Well, I just might have to break the rules of etiquette and invite myself to brunch! πŸ™‚ You had me at the placemats and napkins! What a nice visual treat tonight. And… I love the Spring blog header, too!

  15. Hi Susan, just beautiful as usual. Love the colors and the dragonfly napkin holders. I love dragonflies. I'm going to have to hire you the next time I have a party over here!
    Marianne πŸ™‚

  16. Wanda Lee says

    Dearest Susan,

    A true visual masterpiece! ~ A decided, feel good, Spring themed, 'homerun' Susan!.., Your tablescape vignette this week just cheered and delighted me on first viewing.., So much so that all I could do is exclaim.., "wow"!

    Those Camelias, the every detail of the dishware selections, the Spring-like, prettiest accessories, that darling bejeweled dragonfly napkin ring and those deliciously, visually 'yummy', pretty floral placemats!.., Oh my!

    Such Fun!

    Thanks so much for hosting; truly one of the highlights of many a bloggers week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  17. That is such a pretty table. I love each and every element. I may need to make a HomeGoods run for the flatware. Thanks for always telling us where to find things.

  18. Susan, thank you as always for the opportunity to link up. There is SO much inspiration here every week!! ~ Janet

  19. Entertaining Women says

    There are so many elements in this tablescape that I could be accused of coveting. The ruby flash goblets are gorgeous and the boutis placemats are the perfect appointment for your Milena bowls…but the Camellias tell the story…they are the stars of the show! Just magnificent. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design.

  20. Love your camellias.. so pretty and perfect for this table. I think the placemats and napkins really bring the color out even more. The placemats and napkins are really quite pretty. Lovely vintage glasses! thanks for hosting a most lovely party!

  21. Very inviting tablescape and I am so envious of your beautiful weather. We had six inches of snow today and won't see 40 degrees until next week, so I needed to see your beautiful spring inspirational pictures!

  22. Now what can I say about this table? It is heaven on a table!!! there is nothing that I don't love. Well done clever lady!!
    Jo x

  23. Beautiful! Fresh and pretty…The Camellias from your garden are so rich and vibrant. They add just the right touch.

  24. wonderful! Those are hands down the most beautiful placemats and napkins I have EVER seen!! And I have seen and own tons! LOVE THEM!

  25. southerninspiration says

    As usual, just spectacular!!! Your table is stunningly gorgeous! Whenever are you going to publish a BOOK???????


  26. This is just lovely. I can't get over how REALLY beautiful your flowers are! Napkin rings are too cute!

    The breeze blowing the sheers on the porch looks like it feels wonderful!


  27. Sewconsult says

    Oh, I love every piece/part of this tablescape. I would like to grab those placemats right off the table. They are just so me! Each picture just helps to welcome Spring into my heart and mind!
    Thanks for giving my spirit a lift…just what I needed after 2 weeks of a dumb respiratory virus. On the upswing and I am ready to greet Spring!

  28. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Hi Susan! Your table is so feminine and pretty! I don't think we can grow camellias up here in Connecticut, but I sure wish we could! They are just lovely and remind me a little of a peony with all the ruffly petals. You have mixed all these pieces so beautifully. I was in Pier 1 yesterday and they had those cute napkin rings on sale for 20% off! Linda

  29. Another BEAUTIFUL tablescape Susan!! Love those placemats and dishes they just say Spring!! Martina

  30. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh the pink and green….steals my heart every time! Beautiful flowers and table.

  31. Just gorgeous! Those Camellias are truly a work of art in themselves! You've created a VERY LOVELY tablescape…

  32. Susan, love what you did with the centerpiece and the dragonfly napkin rings are just beautiful.
    About enabling….when we were waiting to check into the airport for our vacation, we had time to spare so I went into Pier 1..Guess what? Your chair was there. It truly is pretty.
    "Look" I said to hubby "there is Susan's chair". "Who?" he asked, I replied it was the lady who makes we want to buy more dishes!! πŸ™‚

  33. Your Spring Tablescape is simply perfect .I love the colors and specially these beautiful Camellias from your garden !
    Thank you for hosting this party !

  34. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Megan, that is hysterical! LOL πŸ™‚

  35. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Beckie, I'm glad you are feeling better! Take care of yourself…spring is here and it's time for some fun! πŸ™‚

  36. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Linda, I can't remember if they were on sale when I bought them. That's awesome that they still have them. I think they sold out quickly the first time they got them in.

  37. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Suzanne…I wish! Maybe one day. πŸ™‚

  38. Your table is so gorgeous – I honestly feel as tho I'm sitting at the table, chatting with you. Love the flowers, placemats, napkins, napkin rings – love it all!

  39. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    Beautiful Spring table! And what would we do without Home Goods and Pier 1!


  40. Scribbler says

    The camellias are spectacular! I have been nagging the husband to plant me some. They certainly make a beautiful table.

  41. The Tablescaper says


    These colors are so vibrant and colorful! Wonderful napkins and placemats.

    – The Tablescaper

  42. I don't even know what my favorite part of your lovely tablescape is. Perhaps the placemats and the napkins? Yes, let's go with that! What a bright, cheerful, happy tablescape!

  43. Hi Susan, your table is gorgeous as always. Your breakfast room is lovely. Spring has sprung in your tablescape today.

    Thank you for hosting.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  44. Donna@Conghaile Cottage says

    "Gorgeous Table Susan"! Pink and green is one of my VERY favorite color combos. Add in your beautiful Flowers & white wicker and it's another "Between Naps on the Porch Masterpiece"! LOVE IT!!!
    Hugs to you,

  45. Purnima@a creative project says

    Beautiful flower setting!! Love it!! Love the color of the flowers and the beautiful color scheme of your table decor!!!

  46. What a beautiful room and tablescape. Thanks for great ideas.

  47. Carol at Serendipity says

    The table is just beautiful. Love the camellias and the glasses are just gorgeous.


  48. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful table! What a refreshing way to welcome spring πŸ™‚

  49. Ooh pretty pretty! I think this is my favorite tablescape that you've done so far. I had a look at Southern Style Home Decor. I could spend a lot of money there LOL!

  50. Sweetladyelaine says

    A beautiful table! I am in love with it! Green with envy too! I want it all…the placemats & napkins are so pretty. The flowers scream welcome! Thanks for sharing and hosting this fun event!
    Blessings My Friend,

  51. Susan, love the floral in this scape! I have a weakness for dragonflies….I might have to some more napkin rings to my collection.

  52. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Your camellias are so beautiful in the double pedestal. I love the colors you've used. Everything is just gorgeous, but I especially like the antique crystal.

  53. Susan, you've created another beautiful tablescape! I've featured your blog today at Thank you for providing so much inspiration (and a reminder for those of us in colder climates, that spring is coming!)

  54. Bonnie Bee says

    Oh Susan.. so striking.. one of my favorites!!! elegant & gorgeous

  55. Susan at Romancing the Home says

    This is absolutely stunning. The camelias- divine!

  56. This is just so beautiful. And since we are having a rainy cold day here in eastern PA, it is certainly a breath of spring. Can I come over?

  57. Sandy, the Old Crow says

    Love the camellias, the colors are breath taking. Those cabbage leaf plates would look so good on my table. LOL.

  58. Oh Susan, I just adore your camellias. My grandmother used to have beautiful ones in Louisiana. Also like the way you made the centrepiece with the two tiers. It really shows them off. Those glasses are quite nice, too.

  59. lynnmosher says

    Oh, my! This is s-o-o-o beautiful! I love it! And thank you for the link to Southern Style Home Decor! Awesome!

  60. I love this! The colors in the placemat, napkins and flowers are so pretty. Add in the cabbage plate, and it is so beautiful.
    We got 2 inches of snow last night, so this certainly brightens my day!

  61. Judy @ Southern Style Home Decor says

    Susan when you write a book with all your tablescapes, I will be the first one in line to buy it! I love the color coordination and the camellias. Everything is just beautiful!

  62. Susan.. Your Debutante Camellia tablescape just screams "SOUTHERN" and I LOVE IT!! I love every one you've done but this one just knocks my socks off. I keep going back to look at it again and again and wishing it were at my house. I have tablescape envy big time.

  63. The camellias are absolutely beautiful! Love the bright pink! And I bought those same dragonfly napkin rings last year….so glad they got more in so you could have a full set!

  64. Glenda/MidSouth says

    What a pretty table setting! Thanks for sharing your pretty camellias with us.

  65. Your tablescape looks just lovely. Those flowers are just gorgeous. Last night we had quite a wintery mix of precipitation here in NJ. Rain, snow ice and lighting! The spring flowers are just starting to come through the ground here. I have never seen Camiella's. Are they just native to the south? Thanks for sharing your beautiful table and your lovely porch!

  66. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    This is just so pretty it takes your breath away. I think I'd feel all "girly" and want to be dressed pretty to sit at this table! Your flowers are just gorgeous and you built the perfect tablescape around them. Love it!

  67. Stay Sew Creative says

    The placemats are beautiful!

  68. Susan, this is so beautiful and the colors just grabbed me! The camellias are so pretty, I had no idea. That color of the camellias couldn't be more perfect with the placemants! Love those napkins too, I'll have to check that brand out..two sided! Good deal! This is truly one of my favorites of yours now!

  69. A Perfect Setting says

    I really love everything about this tablescape–from the beautiful placemats and napkins–to the lovely china and camelias. Your photography is so good, I have a pretty decent camera, but my pictures don't seem to come out like yours wow!! Even your chair cushions coordinate! Stunning!!

  70. So pretty Susan, the first shot looking from the breakfast room through the door to your sunroom is so beautiful. I love your fresh crisp colors in your home, so lovely,Kathysue

  71. Alycia Nichols says

    My goodness gracious! Your camellias ARE incredibly rich in color!!! Beautiful! They are the perfect complement to the napkins and placemats used. I'm glad you are enjoying finer weather now, and I hope that it continues for you. We are looking at another dose of "measurable" snow in the next 36-48 hours. There go my magnolia tree blossoms! πŸ™ Have a great weekend, and thank you again for hosting Tablescape Thursdays. I've been having a ton of fun!

  72. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Jeanette, I think they may just be a warm weather plant. I found this quote online: "Camellia breeders in both Japan and the United States are working to produce plants with more cold hardiness. In the United States camellias are normally hardy through Zone 7b."
    I found that quote at this site if you'd like a bit more info:

  73. lulumusing says

    Since pink has been on my mind recently, I wish I'd had your camellias for last week's posts! Thank you, Susan, for having opened the door to so many wonderful tablescapes over these last many weeks.

  74. All The Pretty Dishes says

    I don't think this tablescape could possibly be any prettier–it is just so lovely.

  75. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Beautiful as usual Susan! I love the idea of the two pedestals with your gorgeous Camelias, it shows them off so much better and the color is great, along with the placemats… such happy and springie table!
    Love all your plates, they go so lovely together. Thank you again for your generosity to have me on BNOTP.

  76. This is by far my favorite table! I think everything is just Beautiful!

  77. Life in the Big Grey Victorian On The Corner says

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Well done you!

  78. What a beautiful tablescape! After talking to my best friend last night and seeing this tablescape with the Camelias, I suddenly became homesick for my Southern roots. You don't see too many camelias up here. I think it might get too cold but yet when my memory goes back to Feb. when we were married, and my MIL's camelia bush was blooming..I had forgot all about her having that camelia bush.

  79. Designs By Pinky says

    Your camelias are exquisite!!!! Amazing! The placemats and napkins are so gorgeous too! The placesetting even matches the cushions on your chairs! So very SPRINGY!!!! I love it! XO, Pinky

  80. Beautiful! The colors are so vivid and refreshing. Gives me an energy boost and revitalizes my soul just to look at it. I hope I can replicate the colors for my next get together with friends.

  81. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! This is just so pretty, Susan.


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  82. Anne Atkinson says

    I love this tablescape; what is the brand name for the placemats/napkins….so beautiful.

  83. Lovely table. Source for placemats and any more info on pink glasses.

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