Dining Amidst the Tulips and Wisteria:

Welcome to the 89th Tablescape Thursday!

It’s time for Tablescape Thursday! Do you have your passport? What? Well, run go get it because we are jetting off to Switzerland this evening! 🙂 Cornelia has planned a special evening for you…we are all dining in her beautiful garden!

The spring season in Switzerland is running just a few weeks behind our spring here in the southeast.

The tulips and wisteria are in full bloom. Cornelia’s lovely home was built in 1910.

Cornelia has set such a beautiful table for us!

Her garden furniture is French and made by Ferob.

The tablecloth and matching napkins are antique. Since the tablecloth wasn’t quite as long as Cornelia needed, she used two runners from Le Jacquard Français (Meringue) on each end. Cornelia, I love the layering…just adds to the special feel of this tablescape.

The napkins and the tablecloth are both very old. Cornelia’s mother inherited them and then passed them down to her.

What a gorgeous day! Isn’t the lighting beautiful dancing across the table?! It makes you feel as if you are there. I can almost hear the birds chirping in the trees. 🙂

Cornelia told me, “The dishes are all antique, by Jacob Zeidler & Co, made between 1910 and 1917. In 1917 the company was acquired by the ‘Porzellanfabrik Rosenthal A.G.’ also from Selb and from then on was run as the famous Rosenthal ‘Kunstabteilung’ (art department).”

Cornelia continued, “The China has also a history. My mother bought it about 30 years ago in a charity shop. It came from a parsonage where it had been stored in the attic for ages. The whole consists of 10 Soup plates, 10 flat plates, 10 Dessert Plates and 10 Bred plates. There is also a tureen, oval pickle dish, 3 trays in various sizes (one huge), a saucière and 3 vegetable bowls. It is not a very valuable china, but I think it is just the right thing for a spring tablescape. The colours of the flowers match with the wisteria on the table.” It’s absolutely perfect, Cornelia! 🙂

The flatware is silver by Jezler, the pattern is called, Reed. Cornelia said it is no longer being manufactured, unfortunately.

The stemware is ‘Classic Rose’ by Rosenthal, Germany.

The wisteria is so pretty!

The silver vase is by Jezler. Cornelia filled it with the wisteria from the garden. I never realized wisteria has touches of yellow in the blooms. Cornelia, your pics are stunning!


Cornelia shared, “The plate under the saucière is silver as well (Jezler).”

Doesn’t saucière sound so much nicer than, gravy boat? I think from now on that’s what I’ll be calling mine. 🙂

You can really see the daintiness of the china pattern in this pic. Isn’t this the perfect china for a spring tablescape out in the garden…especially a garden with tulips and wisteria.

Cornelia said, “The bowl is sterling silver and from England.”


Cornelia, thank you for sharing your beautiful garden and home! Your tablescape is gorgeous…completely enchanting!

We loved our trip back to Switzerland…even if it’s only in our dreams. 🙂

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Allison Shops says

    What a beautiful home. Love the dainty blue flowers on the china. Such a pretty setting for lunch.
    Thanks for hosting!


  2. Allie and Pattie says

    The entire setting is simply magical. Thank you so much!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. SouthernGal says

    Beautiful home and beautiful dishes. Reminds me of my own wonderful trip to Switzerland in the early summer. Such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous setting!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  4. Chatty Crone says

    What a beautiful home and table setting. Love the light lavender. sandie

  5. Candy @ The Little Round Table says

    What a treat! Everything is very beautiful in this lovely garden.


  6. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Hi Susan, Thank you again for bringing Cornelia and her lovely home and garden to us! Don't you love that china with the wisteria?
    Her linens are dainty and delicate and just perfect for a springtime day.
    Beautiful and classic! Just perfect!

  7. Coredelia's yard, garden and home are lovely – what an inviting setting! I love the china, so springy and delicate-looking. The wisteria centerpiece is stunning – wish I could grow it! Great tablescape, Cordelia! Thanks for sharing it, Susan!
    Hugs, Beth

  8. Beautiful home, Cornelia. The china does match, quite nicely, the gorgeous wisteria. Your silver and sterling are lovely. Thank you, Susan and Cornelia for sharing.

  9. Truly elegant with a capital E! What a beautiful setting for dining in the garden. Thank you for sharing this stunning table with all its exquisite layers of linens, chins, crystal, and silver. Wow!

  10. Kathleen says

    I love that table..so soft ad feminine..and elegant. Just beautiful..

  11. Joanne Kennedy says

    What a beautiful location for a beautiful tablescape!


  12. GrannySue says

    How lovely. There is just nothing that compares to china, crystal and silverware that speaks to you as you sit at the table, and this certainly does. I adore wisteria, although I don't have any in my yard. I never thought of using runners if/when the cloth is not large enough – brilliant. It's all amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post and these pictures are just perfect.

  13. Well I really only have one word *sigh*!

  14. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    You described it perfectly when you said "enchanting"!!! So gorgeous!

  15. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Wow Susan, I love this. I was struck by how gorgeous this is and it looks like a magazine shoot! Well done. Blogging is good for all of us in this respect…makes us have more of an eye for how a photo should look. And I must say your photos are always exquisite! Have a blessed week.

  16. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says

    Such a beautiful garden tablescape. I love the china, and the wisteria is gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday.


  17. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    What a beautiful tablescape. I especially love the wisteria on the table. So pretty! Love & blessings from NC!

  18. Annesphamily says

    Stunning display! I love the stemware! So beautiful on such a pretty sunny day!

  19. Coty Farquhar says

    How very beautiful and I especially love the soft pink.

    I can't believe you're celebrating your 90th next week Susan, I will certainly be there with you.

    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    xx Coty

  20. Tammy@InStitches says

    So gorgeous ! Wisteria is my favorite.

  21. Wisteria and silver…what a treat! I enjoyed our lunch in Switzerland!

  22. Oh isn't this just gorgeous! I love the wisteria and the china is so lovely. The setting is so inviting I wish I could just sit right down and join in on the meal. Thanks to Cornelia for sharing this and to you for posting this beauty!!! XO, Pinky

  23. Jeannine says

    This is a gorgeous table. I can just imagine ladies in sweet white dresses and lovely hats sitting down for a very long luncheon. Thank you for taking me on your trip!


    Hi Susan, What a lovely setting. I feel as though I just stepped into a story book of an enchanting cottage. Everything is breathless, I love the wisteria, I just happened to be on a drive in North Hampton today and saw some beautiful wisteria and then I stop here and see it again. I love the creative idea of using runners when a table cover is not large enough or just to add some more interest to the table. I'm sure I will be back many times to view these pictures again and again.

  25. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful setting for a wonderful tablescape. LOVE those antique dishes!

  26. Gracefully Vintage says

    Wow what a home- that is amazingly beautiful- would love to take a tour- i wish i had a table top to share- but 3 kids-dog-late dinners- not so much- But i sure love those -so pretty..
    So Inspired by Your Blog

  27. Lesa's Life says


  28. The Shiny Pebble says

    I just loved that the tablecloth was the same color as the stucco… it made a lovely envelope wherein to display the gorgeous tablescape

  29. Sailing Simply says

    I throughly enjoyed my visit to Switzerland and Cornelia's place today. Absolutely breathtaking! Her home, the table setting, and wisteria is all so dreamy. I love it!

  30. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    WOW~ Thats all I can come up with. Amazing. WOW. THANK you so much for sharing. Elegant.

  31. Breathtaking! I would love to travel the world, and this helps me feel as if I'm really taking small trips! Thank you so much, Susan and Cornelia!

  32. Gypsy Purple says

    Just fabulous!!!!

  33. That is truly one of the most charming tables I have seen in a long time. Delicate china, gorgeous silver and the wisteria! Thank you Cornelia for sharing from Switzerland!

  34. Fifi Flowers says

    GORGEOUS place to dine!!!

  35. Atelier de Charo says

    So beautiful garden and an a gorgeous table, pretty tablecloth.


  36. Although I have only few time to look at the tables and could not participate this week, I was still curious, what you will show us today. So what I see is absolutely charming. The background with the huge wisteria is fantastic. I love the dainty porcelain and the whole setting is so romantic and stylish. The silver complements the tablescape to a gorgeous vignette.
    Greetings to you and Cornelia, Johanna

  37. Everything is so pretty. It makes me want to eat outside.

    Can't wait to go and read everyones tablescapes.

  38. Tammy518 says

    Wow, wow, wow! I am drooling over Cornelia's lovely table, garden and house! Thanks, Cornelia, for whisking us away!

  39. So Gorgeous!! I love those soft, colors…they are so elegant. No table link from me today…I plan to be back next week though.

    thanks for hosting…can't wait to check out the rest!!


  40. HI Susan! Oh, what a lovely home and gorgeous table by Cornelia! Oh, thank you for sharing all of this loveliness with us!
    I'll be looking forward to you coming to my party tomorrow!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  41. This table setting is such a lovely assemblage of delicate, exquisite elements…a beautiful springtime table!

  42. Fabulous…
    What a beautiful setting and location!!!!!
    Susan…I put a couple "Blue Hour" shots at the end of my tablescape today…
    What do you think?
    That was rather fun to do!
    such a magical time…
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  43. vignette design says

    Thanks for the trip to Switzerland today Susan! I enjoyed Cornelia's tablescape so much! Just lovely and enchanting! Thanks for hosting yet another fabulous TT! It's gives me a chance to be creative and share with other creative people. Love it!

  44. scribbler-unfocused says

    Looking at all these lovely European things just makes my heart happy.


  45. Mrs. P. says

    The table is simply gorgeous BUT the wisteria is a show-stealer 🙂


  46. susan, this tablescape is just adorable!!!
    thank you for hosting and I love the new way of posting the link!


  47. That is just gorgeous! Oh to be sitting at that lovely table in Switzerland!

  48. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    Cornelia and Susan, you make a wonderful team. Thanks to both of you for sharing with us.

    I can imagine the most wonderful food served at this lovely table and lingering at the table as the sun sets.

    It is a dream of mine to see more of your lovely home.

    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  49. Such a beautiful home and setting for this wonderful tablescape…..I'm running to the bank to get my passport and I'll be ready to go!

  50. Kathysue says

    susan I wanted to be sure and come by and invite you to see my porch re-do. It is nothing like your porch yours is a wonderful room. Mine is small but I enjoy sitting out there. Come by if you like a touch of black and white stripes, Hugs Kathysue

  51. Oh my goodness – the dishes, stemware, silver, linens, all gorgeous. But nevermind the tablesetting, look at that home! It is a mini-mansion, with the balcony, so lovely! And the wisteria travelling up to the balcony is just spectacular. Thanks to Cornelia for sharing her beautiful home and table, and thanks to Susan for showing us!
    Best regards,

  52. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; OH I just Love her garden area and the charming table scape…… I am in awe of it all,, the China is beautiful,,, what a lovely spot to have a wonderful time with dear friends,,, and eat yummy food….. sigh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thank you for sharing….


  53. Kathysue says

    susan I just read your glowing comment on my porch post and I can not thank you enough for taking the time to comment in such a lovely way. I really take it as a compliment coming from you. The footstool you asked about was a Big Lots buy for $45 I painted it black and covered it. I made a reference to that post on the porch post if you are interested in seeing the before. It was so not ME,you will see. It is a really heavy stool and well worth $45, it was a steal. Kathysue

  54. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    This is just storybook table and setting! The house is gorgeous also. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing:-)

  55. Rettabug says

    What a wonderfully, magical dinner party it would be, out in that garden area! Cornelia's home is so inviting & the combination of the wisteria & gorgeous china is positively ethereal!! All the special heirloom pieces truly add a sense of history & elegance to the scene.
    Please tell Cornelia thank you from all of us & thank you, too, Susan, for sharing her photos with us.

  56. Vintage French Hen says

    Wow! The wisteria, china, crystal and linens are all just beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Marcia

  57. Isn't old china so delicate and refined. Harkens back to a time when it was fashionable to be genteel. Sadly, those days are gone but I hope not forever.

  58. tales from an oc cottage says

    That is one gorgeous table!!!!

    m ^..^

  59. Shabbyrosetreasure says

    Oh my I just love this pretty home and our visit to Switzerland. what a beautiful setup, i adore the tablecloth.

  60. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Okay, where is your bathroom diva shot, Miss Susan??? Where??? LOL!

    I loved this post. Lovely home and garden and tablescape. Your friend was so sweet to share with us. It transported me away to a beautiful place! 🙂

    But girl, your smiling diva face in a bathroom mirror was MISSED! LOL!

    Love you…


    Sheila 🙂

  61. Absolutely breathtaking!

  62. Katherine says

    Oh my!!!!! Please pinch me so I can wake up to reality. I am in awe of such a beautiful setting. I just loved the outside tablescape and getting a little glimpse of Cornelia's beautiful home. The china goes perfect with the flowers in her garden. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Hugs, Katherine S.

  63. HI Susan,
    Oh that is such a pretty table and I can almost feel the clean Swiss air, and hear the birds. I love to dine outdoors, there's just nothing that can compare. And to do so with all the elegant touches, well it's just the perfect way to enjoy a meal.
    Thanks for taking us along on the brief trip to Switzerland. Danke schon!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  64. Oh so lovely….there's nothing like a beautifully set table.
    Thank loved it.

  65. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    This is just dreamy – the house and the table. Thank you for posting this Susan and Cornelia. laurie

  66. Shirley says

    That was a lovely get-a-way!! I love her table setting. in the garden and the wisteria is wonderful. My grandma had it all around her front porch when I was little. Her dainty flowered dishes are beautiful!!!

  67. Miss Merry says

    Thank you for providing a tour of some of the prettiest places in the world! And for hosting such a wonderful site.

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