Summer Dining, Alfresco

Welcome to the 51st Tablescape Thursday!

Hope you enjoy this summer table setting out on the porch.

Summer Table Setting Tablescape with Daisy and Patrinia scabiosifolia Nagoya Centerpiece


Summertime Table Setting Tablescape on the Porch

I cut Becky daisies from the garden and mixed them with Patrinia scabiosifolia ‘Nagoya’ for my centerpiece.






Here are a couple of ways to display the napkin…


I think I like it fanned out best.


Bee flatware is perfect for a summer setting.

Love this soft blue glassware…

Summer Table Setting Tablescape with Daisy and Patrinia scabiosifolia Nagoya Centerpiece

China: Gibson, Claremont, Big Lots
Chargers: Horchow…2 summers ago
Glassware: Pier 1
Flatware: Napolean Bee, Horchow
Placemats Napkins and Napkin rings: Old Time Pottery
Pitcher: Michaels
Birdie Jam Jar: HomeGoods
Birdie Salt & Pepper: Target
Pillar Candle Holders: Colonial Candle
Flowers: From my garden…Yellow blooms are Patrinia scabiosifolia ‘Nagoya’, Daisies are Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ (also known as Ryan’s Daisy and named after Ryan Gainey)

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  1. Oh it is always such a delight to view your tablescapes and your fabulous photos Susan!! It's like having a subscription to a great magazine :0)
    Love the blue checks with the stripes! Beautiful!!

  2. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Beautiful blue and white table, Susan!

  3. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Beautiful! Love the blue fleur de lis glasses. Cool and sweet – just like a summer evening should be!


  4. Oh, Susan, this is SPECTACULAR … so cool and beautiful! I love Emily Dickenson's poetry, and you interpreted it wonderfully. It's always a treat to stop by for a visit … on the world's most beautiful porch.

  5. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says

    Hello Susan!

    Heart be STILL ~ I adore what you do with blue and white.

    I could never choose a favorite tablescape of yours, but this one ranks VERY high on the list.

    Thank you for hosting us and the eye candy. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! xo

  6. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    What a beautiful refreshing table. I love the checkered napkins. The fleur-de-lis on the glasses are wonderful. Beautiful Susan, thanks for hosting another day for us to play with our dishes.. hugs ~lynne~

  7. salmagundi says

    Beautiful! I love the blue glasses. Did I miss where they came from? I would love to find some similar. Thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Sally

  8. So very beautiful!!! Thanks so much for such lovely eye candy, Susan. 🙂

  9. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Ah yes! Another splendid day on your porch. Thanks for having us all over again today.

  10. white….so simple and yet so very elegant. Loved the poem too. I hate to admit that I am yearning for fall, but you can't blame me when we have over 100 degree weather every day! If it would just cool down a little I would gladly hold on to Summer just a little while longer (sigh)
    Your tablescapes are beautiful.

  11. I love your blue and white table! And those napkins are so cute. Guess what? I included an Emily Dickinson poem in my tablescape this week too. Drop over and pay me a visit if you get the chance.

  12. Life on Bonnie Lane says

    I so enjoyed this posting with the lovely tablescape and Emily Dickinson's beautiful words. It evoked such a wonderful feeling.

    I do really adore the blue and whites. It's so simple yet welcoming and calming. How much do you love the Claremont dish collection? I got some last month on clearance at Big Lots. The box of dishes was such a bargain at $35, yet I was able to purchase them for only $20!

    Again, this is so lovely. I love the gingham fringed napkins. They are so homey and fresh, and perfect with the sweet striped placemats. Of course, I love the Target birdies. I have them on this week's tablescape too.

    Thanks again for hosting this every week!


  13. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Love the white with the blue! I especially like the blue glassware and the candleholders. I don't blame you for holding on to summer ~ with a porch like that I'd want it to last all year!

  14. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Hi Susan, I put my post in and it is coming up with the title of one, that was on a couple of weeks ago. Yet, when it's clicked it takes me to the one I published today. Is there a way to fix the title on my link?

  15. The Little Red Shop says

    Sweet! It's my first visit to your Tablescape party. I love the embossed blue glasses and the little birdie salt and pepper shakers! (I gave my dear auntie a set in her Christmas goodie basket).

    What fun!

    Julie M.

  16. I'm coveting all the blue and white, especially the beautiful glassware. It's perfect for a summer tablescape! So clean, so cool.
    Another perfect tablescape!
    And I love the flatware!
    All the best,

  17. Well, this tablescape certainly makes these hot summer evenings feel cool. As always it is a table of pure delight, and your poetry illustration is perfect. The blue and white are as crisp and cool as that summer breeze that makes the sheers on the porch dance through the evening.
    Happy Summer, Susan!

  18. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese says

    Love the blue and white and all the tea lights. My favorite pieces are the fork with the bees on the handle. Oh, I love them!
    Gorgeous photos!

  19. I don't know how you do it, but every time, Perfection.

  20. Dana and Daisy says

    Susan, this is so pretty! But I thought for sure you would invite the squirrel in today! lol!

  21. Donna@designson47thstreet says

    You win again for creativity! Love the poem within the soft, summer tablescape. As much as I love the vivid colors of summer, your whites and blues are so soothing all at the same time. As always, you are such an inspiration. Thanks again for allowing us to meet together to share wonderful tablescape ideas, Susan. I'm excited to be a part of it all this week.


  22. Like Wow! This is gorgeous Susan. I love the pillar candles and those oh so cute napkins! The poem fit perfectly and added such a beautiful touch! Do you ever run out of ideas? I am just amazed you can keep it up so fabulously! Thanks for hostessing ! Hugs, Cindy

  23. Jennifer Froh says

    Beautiful as always… but I'm absolutely smitten with those daisies!

  24. blushing rose says

    Crisp, clean, bright, white … elegant & refreshing … love it. TTFN ~ Marydon

  25. Melissa Miller says

    Susan this is so tranquil and beautiful! Every single tablescape you create becomes my new favorite.
    The blue glassware from Pier1 is so lovely. Sigh….:)

    How do you do it? Can you do post for us on the step by step process you do each week to achieve such glorious results. I would love to read it!

    Have a blessed evening my friend.
    ~Melissa 🙂

  26. Don't you know it'll still be hot until sometime in October? LOL! Simple, but beautiful tablescape. Perfect for a summer dinner.

  27. I love, love, love those plates! What a deal! Everything looks great together!

  28. WOW!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! L~

  29. Libby Murphy says

    Ah, it's a blue toned mid summer night's dream. Simple class Susan!
    Happy Twirls

  30. food with style says

    you are very costly to me… first i had to track down your bee's, now i have upped the anty and want my own screened porch… i want your billowing breezy moments all to myself too… i love your style, its always cool and refreshing. thanks for sharing all the beauty, its always a treat to visit~

  31. So very pretty as usual, Susan!…Christine

  32. I love your blue and white table — you are the queen of tablescapes. The white dishes with those touches of blue — perfect!

  33. Oh Susan, this Tablescape is wonderful. So calm & pretty. I would love to see your porch in person! That little jam jar with the birie on top is wonderful. What would we do without Home Goods? Have a good week.

  34. Susan,
    Beautiful tablescape as always! I have to look for the jam jar with the birdie!
    Donna in AL

  35. thanks for sharing this. I just love that porch of yours!! I would die for one at my home:-)

  36. Beautiful poetry Susan and your table is stunning, perhaps my favorite one yet! Thanks for hosting.

  37. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Just beautiful! I love the way you combine your TTs, photography, and poetry!

    I also have blue and white for my TT today.


  38. Ohhh, such beauty! I just love to come to your blog each week, thank you for sharing your breath taking and gorgeous tablescapes! Have a wonderful day!

  39. Gorgeous… absolutely gorgeous… as always, Susan!


  40. Maria Killam says

    Susan, your table is absolutely to die for! There is a lot to learn here on your blog!

  41. business courses says

    Stunning! the china wares are perfect, the candles that adds emotions on it, the table napkins and glasses color jive on its mood as well.

    Thanks for the post, i learned a lot from it and these design would help me for my new home.

    Thanks a lot!

  42. Susan, your tablescapes are always breathtaking.. and this one is absolute perfection! (of course you know I'm partial to the blue and white)… I've been eyeing those same glasses on a weekly basis at Tuesday Morning… ahhhh guess I'll just admire yours!

  43. Your tablsecape is sure to keep summer with us….it's stunning as usual…I wish I was a guest at your party!!


  44. Fifi Flowers says

    J' adore the daisies on the table… stunning photos and table of course!
    ENJOY your day!

  45. Susan,
    Pretty, pretty as usual. 🙂


  46. That is so pretty, Susan..
    And yes, still plenty of summer left here..why rush it..
    Your table is so inviting!

  47. Good evening Susan!

    As usual, a perfect setting! I love love the Napoleon bee flatware and the pier 1 glasses. Thank you for sharing this great escape.


  48. Everything looks so lovely, but it always does. I am so happy that you tell us where you got your things. When I saw those huge tall candle holders I was going to ask you where. They are something else.


  49. The cool bllue and white makes a perfect summer tablesetting!

  50. Hi Susan, I am with Ellen 1st comment, but yor blog is better than a magazine. Not a lot of unuseful stuff. Love the colors..

  51. The Summer Kitchen Girls says

    What a perfect summer table! Just beautiful, calm….well, just plain darling! (Love the flatware – great detail!)
    Karla & Karrie

  52. SmilingSally says

    After doing all of that work, you must have some special people come to eat.

  53. Crystal Rose Cottage says

    The table scape is beautiful as always! Blue and White always looks fresh and clean. Your porch setting makes all tablescape look all the more special!

  54. Susan this tablescape is GORGEOUS! I adore your chargers and am now on a mission to find them for myself. If I had a table setting like that, I may want to hold onto summer a little longer too. But I am a Fall and Winter kind of gal so I am ready for pumpkins, mums and scarecrows!

  55. Oh to wile away the hours on a screened in porch with the cool breezes touching my face…..and to set at such a lovely table, my that would be heaven on earth.

  56. I have got to look up that flatware. Every time you use it I just sigh with delight! Heavens, every time you feature that gorgeous porch of yours I swoon with delight. Lovely, Susan, as is our hostess!

  57. Southern Aspirations says

    THIS is one of my absolute favorites. Fantastic. the glassware with the placemats… and the contrast of the green in the flowers. Fabulous.

  58. cedwards55 says

    Just so wonderfully fresh, Susan! I'll cook dinner (well, I'll bring it!) if you'll let me sit at this table. Love it…. especially the little jam jar! Too cute!

  59. Beansieleigh says

    Hi Susan, I am only spectating from the sidelines again, but LOVE everything I see! Your own tablescape is just stunning this week! LOVE your colors, and everything about it! I do hope to join in someday soon! ~tina

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  61. Tamara Jansen says

    Wow, I love your porch! That's it…..I'm going to go and buy myself some new dishes…..and candles…..and napkins…..and glasses…..and flowers!

  62. Cass @ That Old House says

    Gorgeous! Love the all white, and the interweaving of the poetry. Brilliant!

  63. I just adore those candle holders! Great post!

  64. Hi Susan,
    I so look forward to Thursdays to experiance your tablescapes. I love todays in all it's blue and white splendor and sparkle. Blue and white are always so soothing to me… blue is my favorite color. Love the bee flatware and the beautiful layering and your candle detail is always a treat.

    You are so talented and I always enjoy your blog. Thanks for putting so much of yourself into it.


  65. So pretty! I love the dishes wow! So summery! It's starting to get a little cooler and darker earlier here but this tablescape makes me feel all sunny again!

    All the best,

  66. Thank you, Susan, for the lovely pictures and the even lovelier Emily Dickinson. How nice to start the day with a little poetry!

  67. I love it! Its beautiful like always. Please, come by when you have a chance. I have a design dilema and I need your help.

  68. Stunning yet inviting!!!
    Have a great evening!

  69. Visual Vamp says

    Love the way you make it fresh time after time after time!
    xo xo

  70. Susan, you do such amazing work! This is definitely one of my favorites!! Beautifully done!

  71. 9405018--Pat says

    sUSAN what a beautiful blue table….thanks for sharing…Pat H

  72. Your post sums it up perfectly! I do have such a hard time letting go of summer. Each season brings it's own special pleasures but there is somthing so free about summertime!

  73. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; wow it has been awhile since I have been by… I just love to see all your beautiful table scape… you always do such a beautiful job.. Thank you for sharing your lovely porch and table.

    Have a great Fri.


  74. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    So refreshing and pretty. Love that container with the bird on top. laurie

  75. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Hey girlie, had to stop back over and tell you. I just came from Amazon previewing Nell Hill's new book.. awesome.. She has some pretty terrific pictures to entice someone to buy it huh? I'm trying to resisit…lets see how long I hold
    hugs ~lynne~

  76. Simply FABULOUS! Stunning photos!

  77. Susan,
    I love the calming colors you used. I also love the blue and white. The napkins frayed and tied are perfect as are your glasses. I love their design.

    Thanks again for always hosting this event. It's fun to see what everyone creates.

  78. Stunning, Susan!!

  79. Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut says

    Ahhh…I'm so relaxed now. Thanks, I needed that.

  80. Lynnette Kraft says

    Can I have your table? I've been looking for one just like that! ha!

    It's so nice to meet you. I can't believe I haven't been here before. Boy have I been missing out! Your tablescape is just beautiful – truly refreshing to look at.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

  81. Pearl Maple says

    Beautiful tablescape, azure and all shades of blue just say summer don't they.

  82. Susan – I think this is my favorite tablescape you've ever posted. Simple, classic and who doesn't love daisies? Thanks for the inspiration.

  83. Rebecca @ Belle Blog says

    what a pretty table. I can just imagine a delicious summer supper with very good friends. What a nice picture.
    ♥ Rebecca

  84. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says

    Simply beautiful….

  85. Lady Katherine says

    The candle sticks just stand out so pretty with the daises in the white pitcher, I want! lol Chargers are beautiful with the Gibson dishes. There are the birds with a bird jam jar, I adore, I want! lol! You have been busy bee with your bee flatware! Just love how you brought in just a touch of blue with all your white!
    Such a calming effect! I need to borrow you one day to come and do my table!

  86. BLOG CRAZY! says

    My First Time to submit to something like this! Thanks for doing it!

  87. Susan,
    Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing your wonderful tablescapes, your beautiful home and all of your sage advice and helpful tips for the last year. You are indeed a bright spot in my day and I hope the light continue to shine for a very long time.


  88. Susan this is my favorite of all times!! Thank you so much for all you do!

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