On a Balcony in Switzerland

Welcome to the 206th Tablescape Thursday!

Thanks so much for all your comments on yesterday’s post.  I haven’t had a chance to reply to the questions left in the comments, since that post went up so late last night, but I’ll definitely be doing that today.

For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, we’re jetting off to Switzerland to dine on my friend, Cornelia’s wonderful balcony.  It’s always such a treat to see how she dresses her table, especially since so many of the treasures she uses are not readily found here in the U.S.


No matter which way you look…


The views are spectacular from up here.


See what I mean!  Wow!


Cornelia e-mailed to say, “After a period of cold and rainy weather, sunshine appeared again. It gave me the inspiration to create a tablescape on my balcony using a very old hand-painted china of unknown origin, very old Val St. Lambert Glasses (around 1900) and Jezler silver cutlery.”


Let’s take a closer look!


Cornelia said, “The tablecloth is Swiss embroidery, vintage.”


Such a pretty arrangement for the center of the table!  I love yellow roses.


“The glass bowl is hand cut crystal  from the Czechoslovakian Manufactory Moravske Sklarny Kvetna and was produced before 1989.”


“This plate is very old and of unknown origin (it is not marked) but it is all hand-painted. ”


“The plate is made by Nymphenburg/Germany. It is all hand painted.”


“The bread plate is by Herend, New Ozier pattern.”


“The wine glasses are made by the Belgium manufactory, Val St. Lambert. They are crystal glass, all hand cut. The small glasses are made by the Swiss manufactory, Glasi Hergiswil. They are hand-blown and hand-painted and are a copy of the so called Flueeli Glass which was produced around 1820.”


Isn’t the design just beautiful in the glassware?  Gorgeous!


“The silver cutlery is by Jezler, Switzerland.  The pattern is called Centenaire and is no longer produced.”


“The napkins are vintage and hand embroidered.”


“The bowl is bohemian Crystal, hand painted and gilded.”


Such a pretty way to serve fruit.



Isn’t the floral detail beautiful?


Cornelia, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful setting atop your balcony!  We loved it!  Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!


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  1. Michele from Finch Rest says

    Her balcony is so wonderful – such pretty views, too!

    Thanks for hosting a wonderful weekly linky party, Susan.

  2. Hi darling, what a beautiful serene place to enjoy a meal. The views are breathtaking, her dishes are gorgeous. I always enjoy viewing her beautiful tablesettings.. Congrats on 4 beautiful years of blogging.
    Thanks for hosting each week.
    hugs ~lynne~

  3. Oh, to be enjoying a meal on that balcony in Switzerland. Cornelia has the prettiest things to share. I always enjoy seeing her tables. Thanks for sharing……..Sarah

  4. Cornelis always sets a gorgeous table and this is no exception. I love the crystals and the plates and the view, WOW!…Christine

  5. Love the cozy appeal of a balcony. OH and what a gorgeous view! The dinnerware is so pretty with it’s hint of pink roses but the flatware is what really caught my attention! LOVED IT!
    Thank you for hosting Susan and sharing with us,
    Have a wonderful week,

  6. Hi Susan! What a lovely setting and the view is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us and thank you for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  7. It’s always a true treat to “dine” with Cornelia. Such refinement…and a treat to enjoy a peak at her amazing collections. I can almost smell and feel that cool, clear, and clean air of Switzerland. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  8. I agree that it is really a treat to visit the tablescapes of other countries because they have access to unique things. Your friend Cornelia always has such beautiful items on display on her tables!

  9. Cornelia has beautiful dishes! Thank you so much for hosting! Penny

  10. This is soo pretty. Makes me really homesick. I love seeing all her pretty things. Thanks for hosting Susan.. xo marlis

  11. Gosh I always love seeing her home and lovely china. She has an amazing array of beautiful china, crystal, flatware and table linens! Having hand painted china is a luxury for sure! What beautiful scenery she has. I’m glad she shared this with you/us!

  12. So beautiful! Love it, but then the view alone is worth visiting. Always more than a delight to visit your blog, tablescape day is wonderfully inspiring! xo Lidy

  13. Thanks for sharing Cornelia’s views and tablescape. Sure is a treat! Thanks for having me 🙂 Have a great rest of the week, Susan! ~Greetings from Australia ~Pernilla

  14. What a lovely table setting, Susan, and in such a beautiful location! Thank you so much for posting it, and for hosting another Tablescape Thursday. I’ve missed being able to browse through all the pretty ‘scapes’ people send to you. Take care!

  15. That is really beautiful!!! nice details on everything she used!

  16. How gorgeous!! I’m jealous…love it all!

  17. Thank you Cornelia and Susan for whisking us off to Switzerland..the views were spectacular, the tablescape magnificent.

  18. Hi Susan, I really enjoy our “visits” to Cornelia’s beautiful home. The views are wonderful and her collection is truly amazing. And I think you are right about the fruit. It looks so elegant and delicious in that dish! Thanks for hosting! Linda

  19. Oh, I always enjoy seeing Cornelia’s tables. It is so wonderful to see her collections of china and silver. Beautiful views. Thank you for hosting, Susan.

  20. Cornelia always sets such beautiful antique china and glassware. I would love to join her for a meal. We are going to France next year so perhaps I will hop over the mountains to see her!! 🙂 Just kidding Cornelia.
    Switzerland is so beautiful, we stayed in a place called Willisau and each morning the cows came down the hill with their bells tinkling around their necks. They had such fuzzy ears.

  21. Such a pretty table. Simple, yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  22. Beautiful! I just love that tablecloth!
    Thanks for hosting Susan!

  23. How stunning! I love all the close-ups you took, makes one almost feel like being there. Just that one of the floral detail made my heart skip a beat. Thanks for the “trip to Switzerland”!

  24. I always love it when you feature her tablescapes. The view from that balcony alone makes me want to visit her beautiful country!

  25. The dishes are so delicate and pretty. Thanks for hosting!

  26. OH.MY! love the tablecloth (I’ll have to start searching for one!), the crystal and the handpainted bowl (along with everything else!) The view is spectacular!

  27. Hi Susan, this is my first time here and I’m linking up at lucky number 61! Yay.
    Evidently I’m one of the last ones to make it to your little party, but I’m so glad I came. I’m blown away by what I see so far, wow there’s so many talented bloggers around here. I look forward to checking them out. And you too, can’t wait to read your blogging story.
    I’m Leslie from Gwen Moss blog

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