Mixing China Patterns in a Table Setting

Welcome to the 133rd Tablescape Thursday!

It was dark and stormy all day today. Late in the day the rain finally let up and I was able to cut some flowers from the garden. Since it was such a gloomy day, I decided to make my own sunshine.

My Delight and Thy Delight
by Robert Bridges, a British poet and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930

My delight and thy delight
Walking, like two angels white,

In the gardens of the night:

My desire and thy desire
Twinning to a tongue of fire,

Leaping live, and laughing higher;

Thro‘ the everlasting strife
In the mystery of life.

Love, from whom the world begun,
Hath the secret of the sun.

Love can tell and love alone,
Whence the million stars are strewn,

Why each atom knows its own,
How, in spite of woe and death,

Gay is life, and sweet is breath:

This he taught us, this we knew,

Happy in his science true,

Hand in hand as we stood
‘Neath the shadows of the wood,

Heart to heart as we lay
In the dawning of the day.

Chargers: Neiman Marcus, years ago
Pink Banded China is Vintage International Glenwood, found antiquing;
Floral China is vintage Homer Laughlin, found on eBay
Flatware: Towle, King Richard
Etched Stemware: Vintage, both found while antiquing,
Embroidered Napkins: Found antiquing
Napkin Rings: Provided by The Style Sisters Shop
Centerpiece: Silverplated Bridal Basket found antiquing
Camellias are from my garden
Candles: Provided by Colonial Candle

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Susan, Your table is stunning and I just love your camellias! Thanks for sponsoring Tablescape Thursday.
    Blessings, Beth

  2. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Such a pretty table Susan, more than enough to brighten a rainy day-enjoy:@)

  3. What a sweet setting. I love the camellias.

  4. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says

    Susan, your table is beautiful! I love your stemware and your camellias are gorgeous!

  5. Designs on 47th Street says

    Oh Susan! I love the soft beauty of this table. Oh my ~~~to have those gorgeous cammellias in your own garden….sniff, sniff. That is one of the prettiest flowers ever. Love your antique ebay dishes and those yummy chargers!
    Pretty, pretty OF COURSE, Miss table queen! πŸ™‚


  6. That is beautiful Susan! Looks like Mother's Day! Lovely and so feminine. I can't believe you have flowers to cut. It is COLD here, not a sign of Spring!

  7. Hi Susan,
    That is such a beautiful table! i love the photo where everything sparkles.

    Thank you for hosting,

  8. Susan, your table is a happy one, and the poem is lovely. Wish our camellias would bloom again. I used pink ones for a recent tablescape of black and white, a very different look from this one. I like the delicate feel of this table. The silver bride's basket is a perfect container. You always have something delightful to share. Thank you! ~ Sarah

  9. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Beautiful Susan! Those camelias(I think?) are gorgeous, and your china patterns and stemware are all so romantic. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  10. On Crooked Creek says

    Your lovely tablescape in pink is just breathtaking! What a lovely Spring~like setting on your porch! Thank you for hosting this inspirational meme every week.

  11. Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash says

    Such a beautiful romantic setting. Blessings, Debbie

  12. Miss Char says

    Susan, this table is just stunning. I so love pink and this just makes me hopeful that spring will be here soon. The china combination is so perfect, thank goodness we no longer feel that everything has to match. Thanks for hosting today and also for sharing your beautiful table.

  13. I love the silver basket vase and your BEAUTIFUL camellas! Everything as always is just so lovely. You do a great job!


  14. Luncheons at the Junction says

    I love this pink setting! The flowers are just amazing – I can't believe you cur those from your yard in March. I'm jealous! LOL

  15. Now that is a table I would be delighted to sit at, even if there was no food! What a spectacular job you did, Susan. Just so very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing such beauty. Susan

  16. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Your camellias are so pretty … and make me wish Spring would hurry up and get here. I think the daffodils will start to open tomorrow! This is a beautiful table, and the vintage stemware really sparkles. Thanks again for the referral; I had a set she loved!

  17. Gorgeous! The poem, the photos, the table, the flower, all just gorgeous! Dianne

  18. Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy says

    Hi Susan,

    Your tablescape is charming, peaceful and beautiful. I love all the pink, and your stunning roses. Yours is a table where everybody can sit and relax for a couple of hours, comfortably visiting.

    Thanks so much for hostessing TT for us.

    God bless.

  19. Stunning Beauty Susan! Another Show stopper!

  20. I love the pinks and the reds! Reminds me of this weeks table! I love the white plates on the bottome of the stack!
    Thanks for hosting!!!

  21. Love the candlelight! That table is just breathtaking!

  22. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Ok – THAT settles it! I AM planting come camillia bushes this fall. Love this!

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Martha, you'll be soooo happy you did!

  24. Your tablescape today is very sweet and adorable, Susan. I just love those plate chargers…Christine

  25. Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ says

    Such beautiful poetry to go with the beautiful table! The camelias are beautiful, that's one I can't grow way up north here. How lucky you are to have flowers already! I'm envious of your Homer Laughlin plates! Love the delicate stemware…just beautiful!

  26. oh em gee. i love this tablescape! its everything for me. the chargers are to die for. awesome job woman.

  27. Glenda/MidSouth says

    What a beautiful table setting and post. Thank you !!!!

  28. Love, love the pink dishes. Everything came together beautifully!

  29. Everything looks so soft and pretty, Susan, and oh-so-romantic! Your camellias look beautiful in the silver bridal basket, and the scene has a magical glow by candle light.

    Thank you for hosting and for sharing another lovely, enchanting, inspiring table.

    Kindest regards,

  30. What a beautiful table, and the camellias are just gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting!

  31. Oh Susan! So beautiful. Can't wait to do something for Easter that adds a little pale green. How Glenwood makes my heart and spirit sing! You are the master!

  32. Susan, what a beautiful table! I always love to see Homer Laughlin dishes. πŸ™‚ And your bridal basket is wonderful. We have one of those that was passed down in our family and it will be used at my daughter's wedding this summer.


  33. Dear Susan,
    I am really overwhelmed by the beauty of this Camellias in the silver bridal basket. What an opulence of precious fresh flowers. And with all the glass and crystal on the setting and the pink it is so elegant and airy. It is one of the most gorgeous tables, I have ever seen.
    Greetings, Johanna

  34. I'm totally charmed! franki

  35. Ah, love is sweet. And, you have created the perfect table to share love and maybe a few kisses.β™₯

  36. Beautiful Susan. I love the flowers in that silver bucket! Martina

  37. Susan…

    Thank you again for hosting this blog party!!

    This table is beautiful. I just love those Homer Laughlin dishes. Of course, I have sterling envy:-) Your pattern is gorgeous! The whole table is so romantic! The camellias are wonderful!

    Thank you again for all that you do to provide gracious to our lives!


  38. lulumusing says

    Now, wouldn't the elements on your table be just perfect for the Richlieu china gotten from my mother! The pink is always a challenge for me but you've made it work beautifully.

  39. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    This table setting is one of the prettiest ones I've seen! And your photographs of the rain drops on the camellias are stunning. Makes me want to go plant some camellias today!

  40. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Dear talented Susan, thak you for hosting, I so look forward to Thursadays at the Porch. Your table is enchanting, I love your camellias, they give it the happy, spring aura.
    Beautiful pics, the lighting is awesome thru the windows. So much to learn from this table, as I have similar chargers and my MYL's pink antique china.
    Thank you for sharing.

  41. So much like spring, everything was beautiful. Enjoyed the poem also. I,too,can't believe the flowers were freshly cut,sigh! You used one of my favorite wines – at my mother in law's house I always have the "Portuguese wine"!

  42. Mindy @ The Howell Blessings says

    Susan, thank you for sponsering this wonderful creative outlet! Your table is stunningly romantic! I love the fresh flowers and the soft hues of the pinks. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Miss Mindy

  43. Oh I DO LOVE your rose colored etched glasses! I've got a bell just like them. :o) How gorgeous to have all of that pink and green and the camellia blossoms on a table setting! Can I come to dinner? Brunch? That is the prettiest table setting ever! We have camellia blossoms too right now. I should bring some of them in like you did. They are on my 'nature' post today…a little walk around the property out here in the country.

    Thanks for hosting this lovely party!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  44. So elegantly romantic and the Camellias ARE beautiful! -Brenda-

  45. A lovely tablescape, Susan. Your camellias and container are lovely. I always enjoy your chargers. You have used them in a myriad of ways and they add so much. I am sure you don't regret that purchase. Delightful visit as I as I scrolled through enjoying your pretty pictures and experiencing the lovely poem.

  46. Susan, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your flowers are magnificent. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talents with me.

  47. Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says

    I love all those vintage pinks together! A beautiful table as always. Thanks for the most popular fun on the block!

  48. Replacements, Ltd. says

    What a wonderful table! I feel relaxed just looking at it. Thanks for posting, and for hosting this fun party.

  49. Hi Susan, a lovely feminine table looks good for a girly lunch. Our camellia's are just starting to open up.

    I am joining in today although it is a very simple table as is our lifestyle. I couldn't just set up a tablescape so ours is our lunch table last Saturday, sorry. Jackie in Surrey, UK.

  50. A Perfect Setting says

    Hi Susan, your table is lovely as always. I absolutely love that bride's basket, it's very beautiful! The flowers look so amazing, isn't it exciting when they come in after a long winter?? We are probably 3 weeks or so behind you, but I'm starting to see a little evidence of Spring here and there. Thanks for hosting, I'm always in awe of your tables and gorgeous photograph!

  51. gorgeous!!!
    so cute!
    lovely photos!
    take care,

  52. Love the words, beautiful photos. The pink is delicious. Carol in Arizona

  53. Bella Michelle says

    Beautiful! I love the pretty in pink sunshine you created. Your camellias are just lovely!

  54. I'm a new follower! This is a blog after my own heart. I love dishes, china, potter, you name it. Your table scape today is absolutely stunning. I just want to be there.

  55. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Susie, Welcome…so glad you found us tablescaping dish fans! You are definitely among friends here. πŸ™‚

  56. aionaccount says

    Insanely wonderful! The the china's white, pink and gold accent highlighted the whole tablescape. Looks even more lovely in candle light. Great job in putting up your own delight.

  57. Pink; my favorite. There is something so soothing about pink for me. What a delightfully feminine table you have set. Those etched stemware are gorgeous — I search and search but never find. I won't give up!
    Your beautiful camelias remind me of when I lived in California; I had a bush that bloomed in white. (sniff sniff)
    Thanks for the eye candy!

  58. Farah Muzaffar says

    Susan so beautiful your pink table is… I cant say anything in praise because it is more beautiful than words… very inspirational and gorgeous…
    Hope you like to pay a visit to my new spring arrangement saved in a cloche

  59. Loving that silver flower vase!

  60. Sue Giannotta says

    Oh Susan, what a gorgeous spring looking tablescape. Your camelias are so adorable, I wish we could grow them here in Michigan as beautiful as yours.
    I put together a little tablescape yesterday morning to share with you but my darn camera is not downloading to my computer….grrrr. Maybe next week I will join in again.

  61. ~CC Catherine says

    Susan, Love the format today with the poetry amidst your tablescape pics. As most of your comments have mentioned, your camellia's are gorgeous and add such a lovely touch to this tablescape. I'm sure you can't wait till the weather is warm every day so you can enjoy your outdoors. I know I can't wait! πŸ™‚

  62. Magali @ The Little White House says

    Absolutely beautiful… I love the flowers and their colour is like ballet slippers.

  63. Entertaining Women says

    The Homer Laughlin pattern is absolutely gorgeous…the ruffled edge…the 'just so' spray of pink flowers. They are a precious jewel as you've used them with the rest of your beautiful things. The silver bridal basket crowns your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  64. Your tablescape was very lovely and I enjoyed the running commentary.

    Happy Pink and Green Saturday
    Deanna πŸ˜€

  65. What a stunning tablescape!!! I loved those gorgeous pink flowers mixed with all that beautiful china and silverware. You have an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  66. She'sSewPretty says

    What gorgeous pictures!! Your table setting and the beautiful camellias are just stunning!

  67. Following the links I discover your nice table. I love everything on this romatic and "parfumΓ©" world.
    I stay to discover more
    Nice day

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