Spring Table Setting with Ma Maison and a DIY Tiered Planter Centerpiece

Welcome to the 404th Tablescape Thursday.

Happy springtime to you!

Summer Garden Party on the Porch


We’re out on the porch for this week’s Tablescape Thursday.

Summer Dining on Screened Porch


You’ve been seeing these butterfly napkin rings a lot lately. They seem to be my favorite choice for the tablescapes I’ve been creating this spring. I must be in a “green” mood right now. Maybe it’s from all the gardening I’ve been doing. lol

Summer Table Setting with Ma Maison Dinnerware


I pulled out my favorite summer dinnerware for this week’s table. It’s Ma Maison by Tabletops Unlimited, designed by Dario Farrucci.

Ma Maison by Tabletops Unlimited, Dario Farrucci Design


Love the cute house and gardens depicted on this pattern found it in HomeGoods many years ago. I wish it was still being made, they definitely need to bring it back.

Ma Maison in a Spring Summer Table Setting


Just realized I didn’t take a picture of the dinner plate. Here’s a view of it from a previous spring tablescape.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Iris Centerpiece, Twig Chargers, Ma Maison Dishware and Twig Flatware


So remember the little tutorial I shared recently about how to find the center of a ceramic or clay saucer? (You’ll find it here: How to Find the Center of a Ceramic or Clay Saucer.)

Make a Tiered Terra Cotta Centerpiece for a Garden Party


That tutorial was used to make this tiered planter/plant stand.

3-Tiered Terra Cotta Plant Stand


We had a big storm yesterday and the Portulaca I had planted into the pots, decided to take a nap during the storm. Portulaca likes to close up when it begins to get dark out, so the flowers aren’t quite as open as they were prior to the storm.

The flowers had also been recently watered. I just noticed the color of the clay pots is kind of uneven due to the water seeping into the clay. Oh well, you know how it is working with live talent! They can be so temperamental and unpredictable at times! πŸ˜‰

Tiered Terra Cotta Planter Plant Stand


I’ll create a detailed tutorial sharing the steps to make this tiered planter. It was super easy! It was so easy, I’m thinking of making another one. Update: You’ll find the tutorial for making this tiered, terracotta centerpiece/planter here: Tiered Terra Cotta Planter.)

Spring Table with 3-Tiered Planter Centerpiece


While I was making it, I was thinking about how the design could be changed up a bit, maybe adding another saucer to the mix and placing them closer together. Then it could be used as a cute server for outdoor parties, maybe with cupcakes or something similar displayed. There are so many fun ways to use a tiered piece!

Summer Dining on Screened Porch


Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Anne Shaheen says

    Look out WalMart & Lowes, theres going to be a run on terra cotta saucers. This is a great project. Thanks Susan for posting.

  2. I love the garden like setting, Susan. Gorgeous centerpiece and I’ve always admired those dish set….Christine

  3. Susan,
    Your creativeness never ceases to amaze me!!! So that’s what you did with the pot saucer bottom πŸ™‚
    The table looks beautiful…

  4. This is stunning, Susan! Absolutely stunning. All components.

  5. Ha- I was wondering what you were up to with the clay trays. This is very cute! Love the tablescape you created to go with your new centerpiece!

  6. Your table today is so beautiful, that Stunning would be a better word. Everything you have used for the table is perfection. Love the centerpiece idea.

    Thanks for hosting Susan.

  7. Susan, I will be waiting for your tutorial. I see an herb garden in the making.

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says

    Your tablescape is gorgeous. I’m crazy about dishes. I have them stored everywhere-lol!!! Your plates are so pretty. I love all the touches of greeen.

  9. Can you hear me squealing with delight Susan? I LOVE this centerpiece with my favorite Ma Maison china, it’s perfect for the whimsical design! Fabulous fun and thanks for the 404th party!

  10. I love your centerpiece–it’s so bright and colorful. And I’m very partial to your china! I like the tiered centerpiece, especially when I think of using it as a serving piece. So maybe I can make one for myself!

  11. Linda Page says

    You are incredible!!! That tiered plant stand is amazing. You did a fantastic job. I love it. I could use one on my patio to hold colorful plants to go with all of my ferns. Good job!! I love your dishes and the entire table setting. So fresh and Springy!!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! You or Jason could make it, it really is easy. I’ll get the tutorial up in the next day or two, then you can put Jason to work. πŸ˜‰

  12. Love this….I’ll be looking forward to the clay pot centerpiece tutorial

  13. Love this! So many creative ways to use this tiered stand and I love your idea to also use it for serving for outdoor parties. Love the dishes too! They look similar to my home. Wish I could find those now:)

    • Thanks, Jo! I keep hoping they will make that pattern again, they definitely should because I know a lot of folks would like to find it.

  14. Anne Shaheen says

    tutorial not showing up, sure looking forward to the directions

    • Anne, I’ll create the tutorial in the next few days and get that posted. Right now I’ve just shared the process I used to find the center of each of the clay saucers. So look for that in the next few days.

  15. The dinnerware’s adorable! I love all the height the tiered planter gives to the table. Looking forward for the tutorial.

  16. June Hansen says

    I would love to see how you store your tableware!

    • June, check out the FAQ tab in the sidebar, you’ll find info about that there. It’s just stored in cabinets in the kitchen & laundry room, in a couple of china cabinets and a small coat closet I turned into a dish closet since it wasn’t being used for anything other than storing some outdoor cushions.

  17. Gayle Maestri says

    Love the tiered planter!!!

  18. Too cute. Lined with lettuce leaves to hold veggies, crackers, etc. would be fun too!

  19. Such a cute idea. I love Portulaca and used to have them in hanging baskets on my porch. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find them for years. Where did you find yours?

  20. Lol, live talent:) Dishware is so cute and a nice complement to that creative centerpiece. So many ways to use that tiered stand. (You had to mention cupcakes, so now I’ll have cupcakes on my mind all day!)

  21. OMG Susan, the three tier planter centerpiece is awesome !!!
    Thank you for sharing, for the pretty tablescape idea and for the great party.


  22. I love this! I think I might could even pull this centerpiece off. LOL!
    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  23. Marlene Stephenson says

    I love your dishes they are my favorites and i never noticed the color of those pots cause i was too busy looking at your beautiful flowers. I love that centerpiece and will make sure to pin it,i want one! lol!

  24. I love your blooming terra cotta centerpiece Susan! It’s perfect with your Ma Maison dinnerware…I have dish envy every time I see it πŸ™‚

  25. Charlotte says

    Love, Love, Love the terra cotta plant stand / server! Perfect for outdoor parties. You are so creative!

  26. Beautiful centerpiece! Thanks for hosting.

  27. Patricia says

    Love this centerpiece/server idea. I’m thinking I may whitewash the terracotta pots so they’ll work with almost any of my dishes. Can’t wait to see the tutorial.

  28. Hi Susan,
    after a long time I have a ingenious tablescape to share. I hope the link up worked. Your tablescape is wonderful. The terracotta stand is gorgeous, I am curious about the tutorial. And the dishes are really lovely. Thats all sooo pretty. Thank you for sharing this charming tablescape and for hosting the party. Best Greetings, Johanna

  29. I sure do need those butterfly napkin rings for my Butterfly Meadow dishes The Tablescape is gorgeous!

  30. I’ve always loved those dishes on the hutch on your porch but I love them on the table too! They are perfect for your porch! I also LOVE the centerpiece and can’t wait to see the tutorial!!

  31. Now I know the rest of your story and I love what you did with those pots. You are certainly a talented lady.

  32. love this table setting…and especially the tiered centerpiece. sheila

  33. You always create beautiful tablescapes but this one is my absolute favorite of all!

  34. Wow, what an impact that centerpiece makes! Gorgeous! I really love those dishes from HomeGoods, too…so pretty πŸ™‚

  35. bobbi duncan says

    Everything looks so springtime fresh and pretty. Very cool idea for the centerpiece, and I’ve always loved those dishes.

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