Pretty in Pink Cottage Tablescape

Welcome to the 13th Tablescape Tuesday!

I’ve been busy caulking and painting in my dining room so I didn’t have a chance to put together a brand new tablescape for today’s Tablescape Tuesday. But I thought you might not mind too much if I posted a Pink and White tablescape I put together a couple of months ago for a Pink Saturday which is hosted each week by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

One day, while shopping for china on eBay, I found a set of Homer Laughlin china with a pretty floral pattern. I bought six, 5-pc place settings and a serving bowl for around $36, including shipping…gotta love that eBay!

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Several months later, while out antiquing, I came across another set of china made by International. I loved the pattern, which I discovered was called Glenwood. Glenwood was made by both International and Homer Laughlin, and has a wide pink band surrounding a pretty gardenia.

A little light bulb went off and I thought, maybe, just maybe, the two china patterns would work together in a table setting. I got a great deal that day, 27 pieces of Glenwood for $14…it was marked down, plus they were having a store wide sale…yipee! πŸ™‚

As I was checking out with the china, a bit of a frenzy started…several different groups of people in line behind me were trying to talk me out of my china! They were all upset that they hadn’t seen it first and wanted to know if there was more. They went on and on the entire time it was being wrapped and packaged. I’ve never had that happen in a store before! πŸ™‚ Once home, I checked good ole eBay and found a few more pieces of Glenwood to complete what I needed.


I’ve always wanted to mix two different chinas in a tablesetting. Finding these two sets at such reasonable prices, gave me the opportunity to play a little bit. In the pic below, the salad plate and bread plate are the floral Homer Laughlin…the pink banded china is the International Glenwood china.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


With the soup bowl out of the way, you can see the Homer Laughlin salad plate a little better.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Here’s a fun, elegant way to make sugar available for coffee or tea…a sugar scuttle.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


I love how the little scoop stores right on the back of the scuttle. Doesn’t this just beat a regular ole sugar bowl, any day. πŸ™‚ You can almost always find these on eBay for reasonable prices.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


A bunny topiary…

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Here’s another look, using the Glenwood pattern as the bread plate this time. I had fun seeing just how many layers I could make. I created four different layers here…they are, from the top down: Homer Laughlin fruit bowl, International Glenwood soup bowl, Homer Laughlin salad plate and Glenwood dinner plate.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


The next two pics show two different looks…the only thing that changes is the bread plate. Which bread plate do you like best?

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


I also have the Homer Laughlin cups and saucers…so that could be another possible variation.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


The four layers again, minus the napkin…

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Let’s peel away the layers…first we’ll take away the fruit bowl…
Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Then the soup bowl…
Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


And finally the salad plate…

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


A while back, I came across these two little swan ashtrays…I bought them to use as salt cellars.

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


I do like the way they look with this tablescape…what do you think?

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Tea party on the porch…and you are invited!

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Hope you enjoyed this tablescape! Don’t miss the other wonderful tablescapes that are awaiting your visit. Just click on the links at the top of this post and you will most assuredly find yourself inspired!

Cottage Tablescape with International Glenwood Dishware


Info. on items used in tablescape above: Chinas shown above are: Homer Laughlin,floral pattern name is unknown and International, pattern is Glenwood. Homer Lauglin also made the Glenwood pattern. Sterling is Towle, King Richard. Lace chargers are from Horchow online. Candle sticks came from A Classy Flea. Sugar scuttle purchased on eBay…I still see them on there all the time.

The following blogs have beautiful tablescapes awaiting your visit:

Above the Clouds

Back Porch Musings

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Creating Myself

Deanie’s Space

Deb’s Country Kisses

Etiquette with Miss Janice

Happy to Be

Kathleen Ellis

Lynne’s Gifts from the Heart

My Insanity

Note Songs

Oak Rise Cottage

Rose Vignettes


The Gypsy’s Corner

Tesoro Fino-Fine Treasures

The House in the Roses

The Happy Wonderer

Thinkin’of Home

Wings of Eagles

Jenni at Rate My Space

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  1. Oh my! This is just too pretty in pink! I absolutely adore all the pieces. The sugar scuttle is wonderful! What a great piece.

  2. A spectacular table, Susan! Love the china and I’m in love with the sugar scuttle!
    Loves it!

  3. My two favorite things on the table are the chargers and the sugar scuttle. Everything looks so good it is really hard to pick one thing over another. Mr. Bunny still looks marvelous.

  4. Happy To Be says

    Susan I can’t never get enough of seeing your beautiful tables…You do all of these just lovely girl…I love the way you mixes the china pattern…how fun to find them all..and Yes the swan ash trays look like they were just made for your salt cellars just beautiful…thanks for sharing girl and what with the DR what are you doing?? sounds like painting is coming..have a great day Hugs and smiles Gloria

  5. This is so beautiful & I'm still in love with your candlesticks! :0} Diane

  6. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Susan, I loved this table, when I saw it on Pink Saturday and love it even more after seeing it again. It’s gorgeous! I really need to look at dishes on e-bay!

  7. Deanie's space says

    Love he pink tablescape today. Deanie

  8. Terri and Bob says

    Ok, this is totally adorable. As a new fan of your site, I am glad you reposted this. I love the woven china and the pink with it is irresistable!

    Thank you for compiling these sites!

  9. profenretraite says

    Oh Susan..I couldn’t choose! It’s all so gorgeous! You have such and eye for china and creating beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for sharing. And I love the new look…Debbie

  10. Can this tablescape get any more beautiful??? I’m still coveting those fabulous chargers! πŸ˜‰ Bo

  11. once in a blue moon... says

    just found your blog, beautiful! i will be back reading for days…

  12. Good Tuesday morning to you from the West Coast Susan. I love your pink tablescape. All the layers are wonderful. This room you have to set a table in is just enchanting. I love the views you have…


  14. I would treasure those chargers , they just make that table, IMHO.


  15. Good morning Susan! Your table and pink dishes look spectacular; I love your dinning roomβ€”so airy and beautifully set against the woodsy backdrop. Just lovely. Thanks for hosting such fun event.



  16. Jan and Tom's Place says

    Susan…what a lovely TableScape!! I’ll be there for TEA, DINNER or anything!!

  17. Wow Susan! You really worked it out! I’ve never seen anything more beautiful in my life! I just loved it all. Deb

  18. Shannon @ Silver Trappings says

    This is an absolutely perfect combination – I LOVE every single thing on this table! WHERE did you get those chargers? They are wonderful!


  19. Very beautiful, Susan. I love the mix of the two patterns.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia πŸ˜‰

  20. Cami @ Creating Myself says

    Lovely, lovely table! That Glenwood china is 2die4! I just got a whole bunch of porcelain swans…I’m putting them into service as salt cellars. Thanks for the idea!

  21. Miss Janice says

    Susan, this tablescape is lovely. I adore all the plates and think the magnolia motif bread plate is the prettiest. I just love it all–awesome!

  22. What an absolutely beautiful table setting…I love all of the pretty combinations you came up with out of all of the gorgeous coordinating china sets you chose! I would love to take part in Tablescape Tuesday next week. πŸ™‚ I have been neglecting my poor little blog recently, and I’m ready to jump back in with something fun and creative!

  23. Wow…truly lovely, Susan. I am new to blogging and to your blog, but you are now one of my favorite places to visit. Your blog, your photos and stories are wonderfully done. A real pleasure to take in!
    Have a joy-filled Thanksgiving!

  24. Melissa Miller says

    Oh Susan it’s all so pretty. Love the bunny! πŸ™‚

  25. Debbie @ says

    Susan…lovely post, lovely blog and most certainly a lovely lady behind it all. This is so beautiful…it makes me wish I was there with a cup of coffee visiting you right now. I really like those lace chargers. Wow…. I have been collecting chargers at the thrift store and will spray paint them metallic gold for the Holidays probably. I can’t wait….I have never used chargers before. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  26. Hi Susan, I have a bookworm award waiting for you on my blog. :0} Diane

  27. A Hint of Home says

    Your table is just gorgeous. Glad you found the extra pieces you needed.

  28. Kathleen Ellis says

    Oh! Susan! I want to move onto your porch!! It is so lovely and your tablescape is to die for! I LOVE mixing china patterns…it is such a unique look and with endless possibilities!and how can a girl go wrong with pink china?!
    ebay, huh?! I haven’t ventured there yet…but now I will have to!
    thanks you for such beautiful inspiration!

  29. at the cottage says

    How pretty.I love the lace chargers and the salt cellars. Oh I just enjoy looking at these tablescapes sooo much.

    Thank you


  30. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says

    I just love this tablescape. In fact, it was because of this that I went on ebay and bought my own sugar scuttle and I’m in love with it.

  31. Hello Susan,
    Here is the correct link for this week’s post. (The one given is for last week’s post)

  32. I must find those chargers. I hate that I got rid of my pink and white dishes. Guess I’ll have to work with “all” those that I love, love, love the sugar scuttle..:-) Thanks for adding my name to the list, especially since I was late for the train…
    hugs ~lynne~

  33. Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda says

    Hi Susan, I was hoping to participate today, but am still putting my house back together! LOL! Next week I should have something to share! But I do enjoy viewing everyone’s contributions! Yours is just fabulous! The Glenwood china is gorgeous! You have such a special touch coordinating these tablescapes! Each one is just beautiful and elegant! ~Rhonda πŸ™‚

  34. No wonder everyone in the store wanted those plates. They are beautiful and such a bargain! I love to mix patterns too, but mine don’t usually look as pretty together as yours. I’ve always loved your idea of using the swan ashtrays as salt cellars. You are such an inspiration! laurie

  35. I am looking for candlestick holders just like those! And I am also looking for one of those sugar bins with the scoop! I had never seen one before Tablescape Tuesday-my eyes have been opened!

  36. Another great tablescape & Tablescape Tuesday! While I like all the pink, I love the Horchow chargers. I've been getting e-mails from them for the last week saying they're having 20-30 percent off over there….you know, (like me) IF you need anything! :O)
    P.S. Love the swans.

  37. Susan, your tables are wondrous, and I love the mix of china on top of those fabulous lace edged chargers. I don’t think I have ever seen sugar scuttles before. They are very interesting as well as the swan ashtrays used as salt cellars. I think they coordinate nicely, everything is so deliciously put together. My previous comment must have been lost so if it shows up, just delete Jan

  38. Susan, you know I think everything you do is beautiful – always.

    I still need to show you my Homer Laughlin dishes.

  39. Hi Susan, It is so beautiful! Love the dishes. Nancy

  40. dreams and decor says

    Everything is so beautiful! I love your china! And I am so happy to finally know what that sugar scuttle is! I have seen those before in antique shops (only a couple of times) and had absolutely no idea what that was! I love it! Patti

  41. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on International Glenwood.

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