Fall Dining with Feathered Friends

Welcome to the 115th Tablescape Thursday!

I started this tablescape on the porch a week or so ago when the weather was still in the 70’s. By the time I took pics today, it was rainy and somewhat chilly out. I had so much fun playing though, I forgot all about the dreary weather.

As you view this tablescape, imagine it with woven or ratan chargers in a warm brown. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any but that would have been just perfect. πŸ™‚

Mikasa provided the beautiful china I’m using today. You’ll probably recognize the pieces I used for my centepiece from the summer view of my porch hutch.

I removed the lids from the coffee/teapot and cookie jar and placed fresh mums inside.

Hope you don’t mind…our feathered friends have decided to join us.

They were originally ornaments and I removed their tiny hooks.

They have little clips underneath so they could be secured to a branch. I used the clips to secure them to the napkins.

I loved their long feathery tails.

China is Mikasa, pattern is Daylight. First the bowl…

Salad plate…

And the dinner plate…

This pattern also comes with cups/saucers. I love the solid green saucers.

It’s almost as if the vine on the plates grew right across the table and onto the Ma Maison centerpiece.

Dinner, Salad and Bowl were provided by Mikasa, Pattern is, Daylight
Cookie Jar, Tea Pot and Creamer/Sugar are Tabletops Unlimited, Designed by Dario Farrucci, Pattern is Ma Maison (found at HomeGoods a few years back)
Stemware: Pier 1, 1-2 years ago
Faux Bamboo flatware: Big Lots (I think)
Napkins and Napkin Rings and Candle Holders: Kohls, 2-3 years ago
Bird Ornaments: Garden Ridge

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  1. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Love the lightness and whimsy of this tablescape Susan. The birds add such a sweet and unexpected touch.

  2. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    Susan, thanks so much for hosting this fun event each week! Your table this week looks so bright and cheery that no one would guess it's rainy and cold outside. The Mikasa china is very pretty, and you've shown it off beautifully with the green and plaid napkins, little birds, and bright mums.

  3. I love your tablescape, Susan. Lovely Micasa set and I love your serving piece and centerpiece items, pretty colors and design! I also love your goblets….Christine

  4. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, how cute! I love this table. Those dishes are just adorable, and I like your little bird decorating the placesetting. And the color of your napkins and the color of the flowers. Just cute as can be.

    Thanks for hosting for us.


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  5. Love your potted Ma Maison pieces! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  6. I absolutely LOVE this setting. Those are the colors in our kitchen. Love the way you used the cookie jar and coffee pot. Perfect!

    Thanks for hosting.

  7. Dining Delight says

    Susan, I really enjoyed seeing your little birdie tablescape! They are so cute and bring back a summery feel to these colder fall days we are having. Great idea to put the Mums in the coffee/tea pots. The dishes are beautiful and I also like the solid green on the saucers. Thanks for hosting TT!


  8. Very festive and happy! Love the birds… perfect touch to the napkins! Thanks for hosting!!!

  9. Hi, Susan,
    I love this tablescape, mostly because of the color combinations.
    I think the oranges and greens are so pretty together. The dishes are unique, too. Very pretty.

  10. I just giggled at the directive to imagine it with rattan chargers. That was so funny. But you're right… it would look great that way too.

    As it is, I think it's colorful and fun and lovely. The birds on the napkins are my favorite part.
    I also love what you did for a centerpiece.

    This is so fun, and I thank you as always!

  11. This is wonderful Susan! I love that Mikasa pattern!

  12. Hi Susan,
    The marigolds look stunning in the houses. I also love your leaf plates, they are very unique and make a great tablescape.

  13. Love your sun room, the colors of your tablescape, the leaves, the birds. I like the splash of orange. I love it all!! thanks for hosting this fun carnival :0)

  14. I love all the greens and oranges, very pretty. The little birds add that special touch to the napkins. Have a great rest of the week, Susan.

  15. Perfect! I love the mums! Your colors are great together!

    From Virginia

  16. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, I've always loved those charming cottage pieces on your hutch, and they look so pretty on this table. The clip on birds are so pretty and a wonderful addition to your pretty napkins. Your tablescapes are always inspiring. You are the perfect person to host TT. laurie

  17. Your table looks so pretty today. Your little feathered friends are so sweet and bring a lot of life and interest to the table. La

  18. On Crooked Creek says

    The lighter side of Fall colors in your tablescape add a lift in one's spirits! I adore how you used your ornaments as napkin adornments, too cute, those little birds with feathered tails! Your potted Mums are just the pop of Autumnal hue to keep the Fall theme alive. Thank you for your inspiring post.

  19. A Toile Tale says

    Susan –
    Yes, I know, today was dreary and cold, but you would never know it from this lovely, warm post. This Mikasa pattern is quite versatile, isn't it? I could see it with a sleek, modern vibe, or as I much perfer, in the manner you demonstrate so beautifully. Thanks!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  20. vignette design says

    Although I didn't have a tablesetting for today, I had to stop by and see what you were up to. Your table is so clever with the centerpiece village, layered napkins and birds. I'm off to see the other tablescapes…..

  21. This is beautiful. I love this table and the sunroom. I can so see myself relaxing in this room.

  22. Purnima@a creative project says

    Beautiful Tablescape!! love the little bird and the pretty colored napkin!! I like Mikasa's tableware as well!! Their patterns are so lively and pretty always!! The flowers have add a spark and stand out beautifully!!!

  23. Susan, I love your beautiful tablescape. You are so clever to use the little cottage coffee/tea pitchers with the mums popping out. You always have the perfect little touches to every table.

    Hugs, Katherine S.

  24. I love how you are using this china!! Beautiful pattern, and I love it with the green glass. Love the centerpieces also!! Gorgeous as always, Susan!

  25. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says

    What a light and airy table that is so perfect for right now! Great colors. Thanks for hosting this lovely party, my family is blessed by it!

  26. I love those mums in those pots!!!! Such a great fall table!

  27. food for thought says

    so pretty and fresh, loving the grn and org combo!

  28. Sounds like a perfect day to have a beautiful white and green tablescape. Those dishes are beautiful and so simple. Your porch looks beautiful even on a gloomy day. Mine will have snow on it by tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing Susan.

  29. So pretty Susan. This reminds me of Spring a little bit and with the mums it's like a perfect blend of the two…you could call it Spring into Fall! πŸ˜‰ I love the soft greens paired with the rust/oranges and the flatware is great! I've been looking for some bamboo handled similar.

    Thank you for hosting and always sharing such beautiful posts with us.


  30. Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy says

    Hi Susan,

    I always love your tablescapes … they are so beautiful, as is your whole porch! I love how you used the little buildings throughout. Thank you so much for doing this for everybody to see yours and other folks work.


  31. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    This is such a sweet setting. I love the birds on the napkins.

  32. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says

    I love those Ma Maison pieces and the beautiful mums on the table. So striking.

  33. Susan this is just precious, I love birds so this is so pleasing to me!! Just down right sweet or should I say Tweet?! Kathysue

  34. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Oh, I really like that china! And the clip-on birds add a nice touch. πŸ™‚

  35. Very pretty tablescape Susan, I love the little houses. I have a butter dish that would match your set. I love it. I bought it at the Jersey shore on one of our family vacations long ago…it's a fond memento of happy times past. Love the little birds too…so very sweet.

  36. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    Beautiful tablescape!!

  37. This is absolute perfection, Susan! The colors you've used, the whimsy of the little birds, the re-purposing of the coffee pot and cookie jar (sans lids) as jardinaires — it's all tasteful, charming, and imaginative! The table linens and flatware are just right, and your porch always appears to be a soothing respite from a harried, stressful world.

    Thank you, as always, for hosting.

    Kindest regards,

    P.S. The Mikasa dinnerware is stunning! Your tablescape has showed it off to its very best advantage. Beautifully done, my friend!

  38. What a beautiful and unexpected table, Susan! It is so refreshing and calming at this time of year! I love the little birds and the plates are just beautiful! How lucky for you to get them to use! I love the dishes that you keep on the hutch and using them this way is genius! Have a great week. I am enjoying getting more posts from you!!! Always a big treat! XO, Pinky

  39. My Cozy Casita says

    Hi Susan, I always loved your tablescapes. The pictures with the mums popping are so cute.
    Thank you for hosting.

  40. Lady Katherine says

    Such wonderful colors going from Summer to fall! Love the birds, dishes! Adore the mums! Looks so inviting!

  41. The Tablescaper says

    Fresh and different. Nice to have you tablescaping with us.

    – The Tablescaper

  42. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    My friend, your tablescape this week is so endearing! I love the warm coziness of it. I think your Ma Maison teapot and cookie jar gives it that sweet ambiance…love it! Ohhh…and the orange mums are perfect in these pretty pieces! Ohhh my…I really do like this Mikasa china pattern. I love anything with leaves…not sure why but I do! I really like how they patterned the leaves across the middle of the salad plate…gorgeous! And…of course, your dinner napkins are perfect…those sweet little birds were like the "icing on the cake" for me!!! Sooo pretty! Thank you so much for sharing yet another beautiful table out on your fabulous porch…it's always such a treat, my friend!

    Thank you so much for hosting TT…sure do appreciate you, Susan!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  43. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Very pretty! So clean and fresh looking! I also have a green and orange tablescape this time.

    Thanks for hosting!


  44. Bonnilynne says

    Just beautiful, Susan! Love the birdies and the fresh green vines on the plates and the cookie jars planted with mums are wonderful, adding a touch of Autumn. As usual, every detail is perfect!

  45. Jan's Blog says

    I watch for your tablescapes faithfully. I copy some of your ideas (thank you). Today, none of what you show is really my style, but I LOVE it. I mean it really works doesn't it, and it's lovely. I admire your flair, and you inspire me. So, thanks, and see you next week.

  46. You ALWAYS have such wonderful ideas! Thanks for hosting this fun event every week!!

  47. Farah Muzaffar says

    More then beautiful…Is there any another word which can I give you for this tablscape ???
    So fresh, lively, cheerful, whimsy… what else, everyone used every beautiful and encouraging word, nothing is left for me Susan :)… Marvelous.. I love the colours and what a cheeful mood is there on the table, creativity about flower vases is just perfect touch, cutlry I love it…
    Simply gorgeous.
    I would love if you pay a little visit to me at
    hope you liked it and let me know about it

  48. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, Thank you for hosting TT for the 115th time!

    The tablescape today is perfect for your porch! The colors and the cheery tbleware and those "planters" are adorble filled with rust fall mums!

    I LOVE the tea cups and saucers that go with the Mikasa set.
    BTW~ Mikasa is so lucky to work with you!!!!!

    The colors are fun and light hearted, and the napkins really pull it all together.

    So pretty and happy… just like those darling little birds.

  49. Dear Susan,
    although I have no tablescape today, because my blog party "International Christmas Cookies" keeps me busy, I love to see your table. The bright orange and the soft greens shades on your table are perfect for this time. Love the little birds, they looks so naturally. The Mikasa pattern with the bamboo flatware is great. But that is no surprise, you have such enormous skills in decorating charming and tasteful tables. This is a ingenious idea to use the teapots as jardinieres. Love that.
    Greetings, Johanna

  50. Dear Susan,
    my first comment got lost, so again:
    Although I have no tablescape today, because my first blog party "International Christmas Cookies" kept me busy, I enjoyed your tablescape very much. The bright orange and the soft green colors on your table are perfect for that time. The Mikasa pattern and the bamboo flatware are great together. But this is no surprise because you have a special talent for decorating charming and tasteful tables. I love the idea to use the tea pots as jardinieres. The whole table is so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this all.
    Greetings, Johanna

  51. I love the addtion of the little birds and bright mums! Another winning tablescape!

  52. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    Oh my, how I love this pretty and whimsical tablescape of yours this week. BUT, I must say that I love those little birds the best! What a terrific idea and they just look so adorable. Great job as usual!

  53. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Love the orange and green together! This is a cheerful table, even if the weather did not cooperate:@)

  54. What a beautiful table! I love the pops of orange! The plates are beautiful, the leaves look so real. I am enjoying the posts so much! Stopping by everyday is great! I appreciate ALL you hard work. TT is SO AMAZING! I look forward to it so much! You are tops in my book!!! So lucky to have found your blog!!!!

  55. You're truly blessed with a beautiful porch to create your lovely tablescapes in!! Such and inspiration. Thanks for sharing and hosting Susan!

    πŸ˜€ Lynda

  56. Your tablescape is beautiful and creative as always. Thank you for not promoting Christmas (Dec the Halls) before Thanksgiving. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  57. The layered napkins with the birds make the table! Thanks for another great TT!

  58. Wonderful tablescape! Love these little birds, they are sooo cute:) Working on my tablescapr tonight, I am going to link very soon. Hava a good day!

  59. I'm not linking, just admiring…love the Mikasa bowls because of the green…great shades you mixed…am off to look now!

  60. Dawn-Hydrangea Home says

    Beautiful Susan! I am always amazed by your tables!

  61. Judy @ Southern Style Home Decor.com says

    OMG this may be one of my top favorite tablescapes. I love the orange and green together, maybe that's why I love it so much. Its so warm and cheerful looking. You have to tell me where you store all of your dishes. I have always loved dishes. I collect them like other women collect shoes. But I just don't know where or how to organize them all.

  62. Another beautifully set table Susan! I love the birds! I'm going to have to look more closely at Christmas ornaments when I'm in the store next time! Thanks for the hint.

  63. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Judy,
    Thanks so much for those sweet words! On my sidebar, you'll find a link to a dish closet I created…that's where a good many of my dishes are stored. The rest are in the kitchen cupboards, china hutch in the dining room and the hutch on the porch.
    Thanks again!

  64. That is really pretty, a change of flowers and it could be used in Spring too! I love the cottages, so cute, and the dishes are lovely too! I just hope those birds don't you know what on MY napkin! πŸ™‚
    I didn't make it this week, still dragging!

  65. Just stunning..I love that it is light and airy..
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    I just about forgot to post and link today…got lots on my mind.:)

  66. Hi Susan,
    I took some time away from blogging to take care of my family. I couldn't wait to come back and visit you. You never disappoint. I so love the Mikasa on the green hutch. I have always loved the picture on the side bar. I read your post about your career. What a wonderful profession to be involved in and I am sure you made a big impact. I just can't believe that you worked all those hours and still had time to put together such wonderful posts and hosting blog parties. I have missed visiting you. Stop by my blog if you have a spare few seconds.

  67. This has to be one of my favorite tablescapes you've done!!! I just love this place:) I can't wait until my twins are old enough to leave pretties alone:)
    Faith on Fire

  68. Your table is lovely, as usual. I always get some great ideas when I visit your blog. The birds on the napkins are a great idea. I will be setting a table for a Fall luncheon on Saturday so I am visiting as many as I can to get ideas for using the things I have here at home.

  69. Your table is so adorable & your porch always looks spotless. How do you do that?

  70. Everything is perfect! The colors, the flowers, the use of your summertime dishes from the hutch… Mikasa's patter is perfect with these!

    I agree with Yvonne! You and Mikasa are a perfect match!
    *enjoy a lovely weekend*


  71. Hi Susan!

    I wanted to tell you how much I β™₯ your new photo you have in your profile. I think you've lost 10 years since you've *retired* LOL GREAT photo of you & your gorgeous long luscious hair.

    This pretty table with the birds on the napkins is so perfect for your porch. Very outdoorsy & the ivy vines go beautifully with your darling teapots you pulled from the hutch.

    I just can't seem to do a different table each week. *sigh* Too busy sewing right now. Halloween costumes & sis's quilt are done..now its on to Christmas dresses!!

    Stay well my friend,

  72. That's my FAVORITE Mikasa dish set! The one I would buy if I could afford. Beautiful table setting and I loved the colors green/orange together. The birdies are lovely!

  73. Christine:) says

    These are breathtaking!!! Thank you for hosting:)

  74. I love the color scheme you used here. It has the feel of fall but a lightness about it. The mums look so pretty in those containers for your centerpiece.

  75. The Tablescaper says

    As I look at this tablescape again, I like it even more. I'm so taken by the play of color, the contrast of the rust (a common fall color) and the fresh green (an uncommon fall color). It's a work of art!

    – The Tablescaper

  76. Susan, the canisters make perfect containers for those beautiful orange mums. This is a darling table. Those little birds have the sweetest faces. ~ Sarah

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