Romantic Table for Two on the Deck

Welcome the 91st Tablescape Thursday!

She Walks in Beauty Like the Night
by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night

Garden Table Setting by Lamplight


Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express

How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!

This post has been added to Kates Garden Party at Centsational Girl…come join in HERE!

Chargers: Neiman Marcus or Horchow, several years ago
Dinner Plates and Appetizer Plate: Vintage International, Glenwood,
Salad (really a luncheon size plate) and Berry bowl: Vintage, Homer Laughlin
Flatware: HomeGoods, a few months ago
Pink Stemware: Gorham, Gentry, a gift from a friend…thanks, Vicki 🙂
Wine Goblets: Williams Sonoma, many years ago
Embroidered Napkins: Vintage, recently from an antique shop
Napkin Rings: Old Time Pottery, a year or two ago
Tablecloth: HomeGoods, a few months ago

You may view additional tablescapes posted here at BNOTP under the heading at the top of this blog called, Tablescape Inspirations.

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Heather@PixieDust says

    ooh, i love that table cloth 🙂

  2. Allie and Pattie says

    Beautiful Susan! I just love the pink- I've been drawn to those shades lately. Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party!
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  3. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, ever since I heard Lord Byron in high school- I just swoon at his poetry. And paired with your beautiful pink dinning al fresco give it a whole new dimetion! What a beautiful setting. Your plantings are lush and lucious.

    I love how the layers of pink and white dishes are perfectly rimmed and peak out from underneath eachother in perfect symetry!

    And the light from the lantern makes everything just glow in the evening dusk.

    Beautifully done. Thank you so much for hosting! I look forward to TT with such joy and anticipation! And it is a treasure trove of creativity and ideas.

    Thanks again,

  4. Kathleen says

    Very pretty, Susan. I love the tablecloth! The dishes are just lovely, and the geraniums..
    The porch looks so nice and spruced up! We are still getting pollen..wish it would finish so I could set up!
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. You have more lovely spots to set a table around your house! I love the overhead shots you've included here — SO gorgeous and inviting! It's fun to see some of the china from your Tablescape Thursday button again.

  6. ellen b. says

    The ambiance of this setting is so lovely Susan!! Love the lighting!!

  7. SouthernGal says

    Susan, another beautiful post. I love that tablecloth and the lamp is the perfect touch for a romantic evening under the stars!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  8. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says

    This is so beautiful, love the lamp, love the colors, very poetic!

  9. Rene @ cottage and vine says

    Your outdoor table setting is absolutely stunning and I love the sweet lamp on the table.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful gathering.

  10. Hi Susan! This is so amazing that you host this every since week. I really appreciate you! I haven't participated in a while but am so happy to get to today!
    Your little outside table is just precious along with the sweet words.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE says

    I love those wonderful dishes, they were so intreging, love the wonderful setting for two, so romantic and cozy, I am also looking for more places to shoot the post, love this spot…..

  12. Susan, your tablescape is so pretty. Love everything from the linens to the dishes. Great job as usual.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


    Sheila :=_

  13. Dear Susan,
    your tablesetting is for itself like a poem. Very feminin, very delightful and sensitive. VERY, VERY, VERY ….!
    Breathtaking. So pretty dishes!
    Greetings, Johanna

  14. Susan, What a gorgeous place to dine! And a beautiful, beautiful setting! Love the pink plates and especially love the Homer Laughlin plate and berry bowl. The tablecloth is gorgeous and so is your stemware and your napkin rings. It looks like a peaceful place to linger over a glass of wine and have a romantic dinner!

  15. Sherry from Alabama says

    Oh my, how beautiful. I especially love the beautiful pink goblets. What a lovely place to enjoy a meal.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  16. oohh, this is so gorgeous! The first photo with the pink geranium is my favorite! The geranium looks beautiful against the tablecloth.


  17. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh Susan — I love all the pinkness of your table today — I have a weakness for pinkness *sigh* Love your pretty tablecloth – looks like a beautiful dinner for two on a beautiful evening.

  18. What a lovely table for two, Susan! It's wonderfully romantic … and seems slightly mysterious. You've photographed it artfully, and the poem certainly captures and enhances the mood. Lord Byron's one of my very favorite poets. I was admiring the stemware as I viewed the images. They look wonderful with your vintage china — a perfect pairing and a very thoughtful gift to you (and from you to your readers).

    Thank you, as always, for hosting.

    Kindest regards,

  19. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Just soft, glowing and beautiful! I love the colors, the tablecloth and all of your beautiful plants!
    Fabulous job Susan!

  20. GrannySue says

    How lovely, and what a great idea to caption it. You are so creative. I have been waiting for the weather to be good enough to eat outdoors. Your setting is so pretty.

  21. Susan you table is beautiful. Your paisley print tablecloth really caught my eye.

  22. I love the poetry of Lord Byron…one of my favorite tables you've created.

  23. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    stunning, stunning, stunning.

  24. Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria says

    Ooooh Susan you out did yourself with this beautiful romantic table for 2…outstanding as always girl..Love the PINK it's my signaature color you know ha ha!! I pray all is well in your world my friend…Hugs and smiles to ya…Gl♥ria

  25. once in a blue moon... says

    pretty in pink, really like your garden setting, romantic and sweet~

  26. Oh, Susan! This is absolutely gorgeous and that poem is such a favorite of mine. It fits beautifully with such a feminine, quiet setting. Just lovely.

  27. Oh Susan, you really stole my heart with this one! I love how you do a table to accompany a poem! Brilliant! Were you an English major? I love the pink plates with the flowers and I adore the Homer Laughlin! The pink wine glasses are beautiful and I LOOOOVE that tablecloth! XO, Pinky

  28. Susan, your table is stunning, even though it is mostly pink! What a romantic place for a twilight meal.
    Hope you get a chance to check out my "blue hour" photo that I had no idea I was getting until I started sorting through the pictures for TT! I was pleasantly surprised.

  29. Rettabug says

    How beautiful this cozy little setting looks, Susan! I have 2 left of my 6 pink Gorham stems just like your's. 🙁 But two were just enough for this precious corner.

    I remember this special dishes…they are the ones featured on your original BNOTP button! So dainty & delicate!
    Luscious & vibrant colors in your pretty tablecloth & I am TOTALLY in lust with those white lacey chargers!!! ~Drool~

    Such a charming tablescape…BRAVO!

  30. Your tablescape is so adorable and romantic. I love the dishes and those chargers are my favorite….Christine

  31. Absolutely divine!

  32. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    That is my FAV Lord Byron Poem! Sigh! He is so dreamy! The original McDreamy! 🙂 Your tablescape is fab too – so ethereal and beautiful!

  33. says

    These are always so lovely. I never think to take pictures of the tables I set, and then, most of my posts are funny and I'm still a little vague on how to work humor and beautiful dishware together.

    I'll keep working on it though. There MUST be a way.

    Until then, I'll just keep admiring!

    -Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points

  34. Susan, both the poetry and the photos of this delicate table set a romantic feel. Love the pinks and the garden setting. ~ Sarah

  35. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE your table… would LOVE to paint one of the photos!!!

  36. Hi Susan,

    Your tablescape is breathtaking! Lord Byron does not do you justice LOL I'm just joking (sorry L. Byron). You must have worked for hours but I have a feeling that it was hours of fun. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.


  37. Atelier de Charo says

    So beautiful display, the tablecloth is wonderful!!


  38. Kudzucoszin says

    Susan, this is one of my favorite settings you have created. It's so sweet!

  39. this is my favorite so far…LOVE the pink! absolutely sweet, sweet!

  40. Cynthia@ITLLDO says

    This setting just takes my breath away. The pink paisley cloth is so gorgeous and absolutely perfect with those beautiful dishes.
    I so look forward to TT! Thank you so much for hosting!

  41. The Shiny Pebble says

    Lord Byron is one of my favorite English poets. This piece was inspired by the way his friend's widower looked in his funeral. It is a very sweet poem and a testament to his friendish.

    The tablescape looks stunning and the poem fit it perfectly.

  42. amariaf2000 says

    I want to have dinner here!! How beautiful!! Oh, if I didn't have two rugrats at home that love to destroy anything breakable, I would join this party every week! PS – LOVE LOVE LOVE that tablecloth!!!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  43. I am in love with the tablecloth! If a Facebook campaign could get Betty White on SNL, maybe I should start one to get a Homegoods here 🙂 Beautiful as always. Hope to "play" again soon–have been in a tablescaping slump 🙂

  44. Canadian Cottage says

    Wow I love the pink in this table setting! This is my first time linking a table setting, it is so fun I think I may have to try more in the future! I just found your blog and I love it. Thanks for hosting this,

  45. miss corner cape says

    i have linked up my first tablescape. in my head, i am saying it as "losing my tablescape virginity" but i didn't blog it like that in case someone finds it offensive. it's no different than the show property virgins, but whatever. anyway, thanks for hosting, and i love that poem. i have a book of quotes that i take from music, books, etc, and i have the first few lines of that poem in it, so i recognized it right away. your table looks lovely, as always. take care.

  46. Sharon Haynie says

    Susan-what a beautiful table! Those pink dishes are just gorgeous. Thanks for letting us see your lovelies and share ours too!

  47. You have a Very Pretty site!!!

    from Poland

  48. Denise Marie says

    Love the cloth!! love the sweet china!! Wow, your flowers are so lush. I have a climbing pink mandevilla on my English door in the backyard. Yours are divine!

  49. Lovely tablescape for two, Susan, well done :o)

  50. my goodness- what a lovely tablecloth-my eyes are just drawn to it- very striking. Love the sweetness of this little tablescape

  51. Beautiful table setting! So soft, feminine and delicate. The lighting and flowers are perfect. What a sweet little porch. Such a romatic setting!

  52. 9405018--Pat says

    Amazing…thanks for sharing….Pat H

  53. Maryrose says

    Hi Susan,
    Darling table. Love the colors and of course the setting, there is nothing like dining outside with a poet. You always have the most amazing pieces and I always enjoy your parties.
    Thanks for hosting.

  54. Cabin and Cottage says

    Lovely photos of a lovely table. Thanks for hosting Susan. I'm enjoying perusing all the posts.

  55. Cass @ That Old House says

    LOVE the pink-rimmed plates — so sweet and old fashioned looking, and just perfect in this setting.

    Beautiful post — the poetry and the graceful table –love it!

  56. Painter's Place says

    This is just beautiful!!

  57. midnight macaroons says

    I always enjoy looking over your blog. So many beautiful tablescapes. This one is very lovely.

  58. Love the tablesetting, but anytime you mention Lord Bryon I'll always think my favorite big, grey cat

  59. Fabulous table for 2 Susan! The color palette is beautiful. I love love the table cloth. The poem sets the tone for this intimate and magical setting.


  60. Susan, feels good to be back to Tablescaping. Sooo in love with your post this week, gorgeous tablecloth, I want it! The pinks, so pretty!

  61. Thank you so much for the lovely tablescape with Lord Byron. I have had a whirlwind day and visiting your blog today has brought peace to my spirit. As a busy mother of two I find little time for grown up relaxation. I am always inspired by your posts, especially your magnificant porch. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  62. Tardevil says

    Such a gorgeous tablecloth! It reminds me of Miss Janice. Love the plates too, both patterns!


    Hi Susan, I love your pretty pink table for two. I really enjoyed reading your poem, so lovely. I also love using a lamp on the table. It reminds me of a lamp my mother gave me that is similar to yours. Your flowers look so pretty and romantic looking. I especially love the table linen. Thank you for sharing and hosting again!

  64. This is just lovely, lovely!

    Lately I am so drawn to colored glassware and your pink stemware is so pretty!

    If that lamp with the glass pansy shade goes missing, you'll know where to find it…with me!

    From Virginia

  65. Are you sure you want to have dinner with Lord Byron? He was quite a rake in his time. He probably would have jumped you before you got to dessert! And he certainly did not rate such a nice tablescape!


  66. I love your tablecloth with the pink and yellow paisley. The lamp being lighted makes the table feel so homey. Thanks for being so kind to bring us together so we can view all the beautiful tables each week. I know you work very hard on each of your wonderful posts.

  67. Lady Katherine says

    Perfection! I just love this setting! I could sit here all day and night! The dishes are beautiful as is the whole setting! Love the touch you added with the lamp! The chargers are wonderful!!!! I want to see the white plant stand? lol

  68. Hi, Susan! I haven't had a chance to do a lot of blog visiting lately, but I told myself that I just HAVE to catch up with your blog!! What a beautiful pink tablescape. LOVE IT! The lovely job you did with the plants and flowers really make it. Take care!
    Best regards,

  69. This is so sweet and romantic – simply lovely.

  70. Miss Janice says

    This is soooo pretty. Of course, I love the dinnerware, but the tablecloth and the precious little lamp really bring it all together!

  71. Your beautiful pairing of poetry and tablescapes made me cry! Lovely and nourishing!

  72. Holly Bridwell says


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