A Country Style Tablescape With Corn on the Cob

Welcome to the 97th Tablescape Thursday!

Hope you aren’t tired of dining out on the porch. When winter gets here, they’ll be plenty of time for staying inside by the fire. For now, lets play outside…as long as we can.

I didn’t wait for darkness to light the candles…though, I know I really should. Let’s just pretend it’s getting dark.

Summer Table Setting

While we’re pretending, let’s, also pretend I grew this corn and harvested it today just for our meal.  We’ll have a mystery guest join us.  He’s hiding behind the flowers at present.

Summer Table Setting

Here’s your place right here…

Summer Table Setting with Corn Chargers

Golden bamboo flatware just seemed to work with this corny tablescape…

Summer Table Setting with Plaid Tablecloth

Found these large corn platters at Old Time Pottery recently and thought they would make a great summer setting, especially for a cookout with grilled corn.

Summer Table Setting with Plaid Tablecloth

When you’re shopping for chargers, look for items to use that aren’t chargers.

Summer Table Setting with Corn on the Cob

These large corn platters were onsale for 50% off, which made them only $5 each.  Sometimes using a platter or something unexpected as as a charger can make for a fun a table setting.

Summer Table Setting with Corn on the Cob and Corn Chargers

The platters came with silky green bows tied onto the handles. If they eventually get soiled or dirty, it will be easy to replace them with fresh ribbons. I could even see some fun gingham ribbons tied on the handles. Or, maybe raffia…to go with the corn theme.

Summer Table Setting with Corn on the Cob and Corn Chargers

Colonial Candle sent a pretty globe candle holder my way a while back.

Summer Table Setting with Globe Candle Holders from Colonial Candle

It’s the only candle holder I’ve ever seen that will convert to hold either a pillar or a taper candle.  Love that!  I’m not sure if these are still available online now or not.

Summer Table Setting with Globe Candle Holders from Colonial Candle

This tablescape called for a simple centerpiece. I used my favorite little pitcher of daisies for a centerpiece with a bit of a country feel. Uh, what’s that? You say, you see someone?

Now how do you think I grew all this corn? (wink) I had some help, you know.  He’s our special guest today.



No crows on this porch!

Summer Table Setting with Corn Chargers and Plaid Tablecloth


Will you be having corn cooked on the grill for your 4th of July celebration?

Summer Table Setting with Corn Chargers and Plaid Tablecloth

Chargers: Platters from Old Time Pottery, 4-5 months ago
Cabbage Plates: Bordallo Pinheiro, HomeGoods, Ross and eBay, a year or two ago
Cream Salad Plates: HomeGoods, no pattern name on back, around 1-2 years ago
Flatware: Big Lots, about 2 years ago
Glassware: Pier 1, a year or so ago
Tablecloth: Marshalls, 6 months ago
Napkins: Kohl’s, about 2-3 years ago
Napkin Rings: Don’t remember now
Scarecrow: Big Lots, I think…years ago

Looking forward to viewing all the beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Allie and Pattie says

    Susan, I am LOVING the platters! Sigh….no Olde Time Pottery or Christmas Tree Shoppes here- I feel deprived. Fabulous as always and thanks again for hosting
    xoxo pattie and Allie

  2. lulumusing says

    Your porch appears to be a wonderful place to enjoy summer. Thanks for hosting Thursday Tablescapes. I love being part of it and sharing so many creative ideas.

  3. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    Well, I can see why you couldn't resist those darling corn platters — with ribbons, no less! They made for a wonderful base for your pretty table. Is there anything better than freshly-picked corn on the cob? A wonderful summer 'scape!

  4. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Beautiful table, love the new candle holders and I'm looking forward to some corn on the cob myself-enjoy!

  5. susansspace says

    I love every aspect of this tablescape! So inviting, & beautifully put together!
    P.S. The corn platters as chargers……brilliant!!

  6. Why does it have to be dark to have candles glowing?The corn plates as well as the simplicity of the flowers make me want to come to your table and it make me feel happy. thanks.

  7. 1 Funky Woman says

    How beautiful everything is! I like your helper. Those corn plates are so cute and seeing the corn is making me hungry for some!

  8. Rettabug says

    Susan, we could never tire of dining on your beautiful porch!
    What a fun, casual feel this table brings! Who doesn't love corn on the cob? Your little helper is very corny, too. πŸ™‚

    Your creative use of the corn platters ( the raffia tie idea!) as chargers has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me!! My DH is NOT gonna be happy with you again. LOL

    Thanks for inviting us all in to share your beautiful spot & for hosting this most special of parties every week. You have no idea how I look forward to seeing all the great tablescape ideas.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    The Gazebo House

  9. I really enjoyed viewing your fun tablescape, Susan. Geat idea using the platters for chargers. Thanks for the tip!…Christine

  10. Ro Magnolia says

    Just love those cabbage plates! And the "chargers" are so unique. What a great find at that price too. The whole table looks so very inviting. The perfect set-up for a casual dinner with friends and family. πŸ™‚

  11. Hello Susan~~~this is such a sweet(corn) table setting…so summery. You pay attention to every little detail when setting up your table.

  12. Love your corny table~ the platters look great with your checked cloth! Thanks for hosting, Happy 4th πŸ™‚

  13. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Love those great platter/chargers! Cute, cute tablescape (and dinner guest too!)

  14. Dear Susan,
    no, I guess, we are all not tired of TT. Thank you for hosting this fun. Your summerly corn theme turned out very pretty. I really love those corn platters and the bamboo flatware goes just fine with it. As always, every detail is perfect. The candle holders look nice and how cute is this little Help-Guy.
    Greetings, Johanna

  15. It looks beautiful, Susan! Love the platters and plates; very summery, casual, yet chic!

  16. "My" OTP has moved to the other side of town!! :(. The platters are really cute and make great chargers. But what I really want is the corn–nothing better! Have a happy 4th!

  17. What a fun tablescape! I have never seen dishes like your chargers. Everything looks just wonderful together. Your tablecloth brings out all the pretty colors in the dinnerware and flatware. So summery!

  18. Susan, Those chargers add so much character to the table (and I love the daisies too)!

  19. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    So cute! I love your idea of using other things for the chargers! These corn platters are really great!

    Thanks for hosting!


  20. Linda @ A La Carte says

    Very clever Susan to use the platters as chargers! Cute table and yes I will be having corn on the cob!

  21. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan,
    Those platters are amazing! What a fabulous table you have set today. I love the plaid, the chargers, the flatware, the centerpiece of daisies, it all is so charming and so perfect!
    Fabulous as usual!

  22. How enticing! Love the corn platter – how every thing is 'tied' together!
    You always do a terrific job! You're an inspiration,

  23. Your corn platters are so CLEVER! The plates you selected are spot on for having corn! What a fun table!

    Our friends in Maryland grow their own corn and have a corn roast every August. Your table setting would be perfect for them! I should tell her about your platter find.

    Thanks again for such an inspiring table.

  24. I love all of the green. It makes me happy. I want so grilled corn now too:)

  25. Susan ~ Your table scape is so elegant & inviting. The colors are just perfect & the corn so dee-lish … same some for me.

    Happy 4th
    TTFN Marydon

  26. The Polka Dot Closet says

    Oh my gosh this is beautiful! I love your faux chargers and your guest!


  27. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Susan, I just love your corn platters. They are just fabulous. What a great find. All of your dishes are wonderful. Your white salad plates are just like some chargers I have. Love them. Everything is just so pretty. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  28. Cabin and Cottage says

    Why do I suddenly feel hungry for corn? haha Your table is so cheery and fun! Thanks once again for hosting a fun party–Jacqueline

  29. DesigningLadyJane says

    I love your corny tablescape. Everything is so fun and farmfresh, even your scarecrow guest!

  30. Jacqueline says

    As soon as I saw the huge corn platters I sighed. Those are just gorgeous and what a great idea to use them as chargers. I love your pictures on the porch. The lighting there is beautiful. What a fun summer time table.

  31. Nf1andprek-whisper says

    i love the country corn look.. I love the magazine look.. I have never seen this magazine before… I also love the fun scarecrow who helped you with the corn.. the plates with the ribbions are my favorite…

  32. I am having a HORRIBLE time trying to link up!

  33. Michelle @ Sweet Something says

    That is one corny tablescape! πŸ™‚ I love the corn platters, great deal on them too! Thanks for hosting!

  34. once in a blue moon... says

    i adore your table! its just farm fresh for me~ those chargers are just darling, i love mix and match, makes a much more fun and textured table. just darling, happy 4th to you!

  35. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says

    Nothing says summer like grilled corn on a cob. Love this themed tablescape. Thanks for the tip. I am going to be on the look out for platters or other items to use as chargers, especially for something on sale.

    All the Best,


  36. Dining Delight says

    No one would get tired of seeing the fabulous tablescapes you create on your porch! This one is especially fun with the corn platters as chargers – great idea! The cabbage plates look wonderful with them too. A fun post to read with the little scarecrow joining in!


  37. What a great tip to use other things as chargers! LOVE the corn "chargers", and I LOVE corn on the cob too! You are amazing, girl. Love your summery table!!!! XO, Pinky I did finally get linked up:)

  38. Love the corn theme…so adorable. The plates are darling. I'm sure I tell you this every time, but I just LOVE your porch…no wonder you named your blog after it. Thanks for hosting!!

  39. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, this is just too cute for words. I adore the corn platters for chargers, the price is wonderful.. Happy Fourth my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

  40. Mariette says

    That was indeed a great CORN theme! Enjoy the coming weekend and give the scare crow some time off!

    Greetings from Georgia/USA


  41. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan those platters are fabulous, and using them as chargers is brilliant! Of course, I also think the deal you got on them is fabulous! This is such a wonderful summer look. Fresh corn on the cob just says "summer", and your dishes are perfect for it. Your little dinner guest is so cute. Wow! You'll be up to 100 TT's before we know it! Thank you for hosting. laurie

  42. Lady Katherine says

    Oh, How I love the corn platters! The look great as chargers! Love the stemware! The Tablecloth is so pretty with this Tablescape! The scarecrow is just too cute! Have a Happy 4th!

  43. Susan,
    Beautiful! I love the corn chargers! You set the cutest tables!

  44. Great idea to use those corn platters for the chargers. The table is so pretty. Love the tablecloth, too.
    Please let ME win the prize! heheheh πŸ˜‰

  45. ADORABLE and so pretty! I love everything — the platters/chargers, the silverware, the other dishes, the glasses, the candles and, ESPECIALLY, the tablecloth! That could go in my house! Sell it on ebay please! ha-ha! I also love the ribbons on the platters. So cute and, yes, you can change them out. Rust would be nice for the Fall! So many options! Well, once again, thanks for sharing, Susan. It's all so pretty.
    Best regards,

  46. P.S. Oh! Also love the hemstitch napkins! I have been looking for some myself. Lovely!!!

  47. Saltbox Treasures says

    Beautifully coordinated corn table!! I love that tablecloth fabric. It is my drapes in the family room; and I see you have it in your bedroom. Love your blog.
    ~ Julie

  48. Fifi Flowers says

    ENJOY a Happy 4th! LOVE the looks of that corn… nothing says SUMMER like corn on the cob!

  49. craftyles says

    I've been following along for weeks and today decided to join the party. So much fun. You're table is awesome. I love the platters and the whole corn theme. Just beautiful. Thanks for hosting this great party and Happy Fourth!

  50. AshTreeCottage says

    Hi Susan! Those corn platters are so adorable!! Thank you for being our charming hostess and have a very happy 4th!

    Susan and Bentley

  51. The Quintessential Magpie says

    I like the way you think outside the box! Those platters are BRILLIANT! Just the perfect touch for your table! I like to do things like that, too, and this has now freed up a lot of people to think outside the box for chargers. Great job! I like the colors of the table, too… the cloth and the platters. We need to go shopping together! I have a feeling that you shop like a magpie. πŸ˜‰



  52. Susan, Your table scape is just where I'd like to spend a summer evening. Everything from the table cloth to the water goblets make a perfect setting.
    Happy 4th of July.

  53. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Your tablescape looks so festive and summery. I just adore corn on the cob! I can't wait to see what everyone else has cooked up.

    Happy Independance Day Susan!

  54. What an amazing table. I absolutely love it…actually I adore all of your tables. You have such a wonderful gift!!

  55. I love this tablescape, it is so fun and whimsical. It literally screams summer. Happy 4th.

  56. Susan, who but you would think of using those cute platters as a charger plate! Love the idea. As always your porch table is stunning. Have a great weekend!

  57. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    Ha! What a cute table! I LOVE it….the colors of yellow and green, with a hint of the soft red in the table cloth, are sweetly country-farmhouse; inviting and organic. I love those corn platters used as chargers and paired with the leaf plates…just perfect!

  58. Tardevil says

    As always, a cute table. Love the candleholders. I've never seen such big 'corn chargers'. LOL! I would have thought they were Fitz & Floyd if you hadn't said you got them @ OTP. I went there last weekend and found only 1 thing. Ours must not have all the good stuff yours has. Have a great 4th!

  59. Heaven's Walk says

    Susan ~ what a fun and inviting table you've created! Just perfect for the holiday weekend! Those candles are such a great idea, too.

    I'm so enjoying your blog!

    Hugs ~

    xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

  60. Bonnilynne says

    Oh Susan, I adore your corn platter / chargers! Very creative- it makes a great summer table! And, yes, it's fun to find other items to use as chargers but I rarely find anything as cute as this!
    Wishing you a fun 4th!
    Hugs, Bonnie

  61. amariaf2000 says

    Well, I wrote a comment, and I don't know what happened to it! Anyhoo – LOVE LOVE LOVE those corn chargers!! They would also be really cute with a checkered ribbon and a burlap strip made into a bow. Love all the textures and summery colors!! Will those corn chargers be hitting eBay anytime soon??! LOL

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  62. Christi @ A Southern Life says


    Those platters are fabulous. I love your idea of using something different for chargers. And, of course, the scarecrow is adorable. Lovely as always!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  63. simple but yet oh so beautiful! that amkes me want to eat outside!

  64. Donna (Timeless Settings) says

    Love your corn platters! They are so cute!

    Thanks for hosting the party, this is so much fun!


  65. I absolutely love, love, love those corn platters! Nothing quite says summer to me than corn on the cob.
    The scarecrow is so cute sittin' there, too!!!

    Hugs, Lana

  66. Another cleverly done table, Susan. I agree with Rett that we could never tire of being treated the warm hospitality of your perfect porch! I hope you'll set table after table there for us — well, until you and your candles begin to melt in the heat! It's one thing to suffer for one's art, but a heatstroke for our charming hostess would be unthinkable!

    Warmest regards,

  67. Our Cottage Blessings says

    Adorable table-scape! Where do you find all of your dishes?? I love the corn platter…so unique and whimsical! So much fun!!!

  68. Thoughtfully blended hearts says

    Lovin those cute corn platters!!! The scarecrow is the perfect touch!!!
    Happy 4th…enjoy your holiday!!!

  69. Beansieleigh says

    Susan, this is the CUTEST table for Summer I've ever SEEN!! LOVE the corn platters, and the scarecrow centerpiece is PERFECT! You just can't help but smile, sitting down to a table like this!.. Happy 4th of July weekend to you! ~tina

  70. Paige Thomas King says

    I love the table! You are the Queen of Tablescape. I may slip onto your back pirch and grab those platters . . . gotta go research for your address . . .(wink!)
    Have I mentioned how glad I am to have found your blog?!?
    Have a great holiday weekend!

  71. Karen G. says

    I am so envious of your beautiful porch. I love to come and imagine I'm coming to a party at your house. You have a wonderful eye for detail and comfort. Thank you for posting your tablescapes.

  72. Sweetladyelaine says

    Thank you so much for hosting Tablescape Thursday! I have been following you for quite some time and I am now a blogger. I love your porch and your beautiful tablescapes. You inspire me! Thank you!!!

  73. Hi Susan, I just knew one day you'd do a 'corny' post! Uuummmm-um
    LOL, my post went to the birds!
    Hope you fly..er…pop in soon.

  74. Okay, I neeeed those corn platters! I love this table. It's so fresh and original. Great job Susan…as always.

  75. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan!
    Adorable "corny" table … and I love those platters used as chargers. Brilliant!
    Mr Scarecrow is pretty cute, too.
    Have a lovely fourth of july!

  76. You are brilliant. What a great table. I wish I could find things like that to use. I will have to try harder to find them.

  77. You are brilliant. What a great table. I wish I could find things like that to use. I will have to try harder to find them.

  78. Susan, you find the most interesting things. I love the idea of using platters or trays as chargers. This makes a stunning table. I like the idea of the raffia in place of the ribbon. ~ Sarah
    ~Happy 4th of July! ~

  79. Happy 4th Susan, you home is so pretty…I always love looking at your blog and hoping to one day get the nerve to do tablescape thursday, I am sort of new to blogging and it all seems overwhelming at times…I too am having grilled corn as part of our meal on Sunday…enjoy your holiday weekend! Jennifer

  80. Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home says

    Hi! Your table looks gorgeous!

    I'm linking up to your party for the first time. I hope my picnic blanket counts as a summer table.

    Thank you for hosting! :0)



  81. De Anna Morris says

    I just discovered your blog about a week ago…LOVE it!!! Thanks for helping to inspire me to take what I have and make it pretty! Also…you porch makes me want to come up and sit with you over a long glass of Sweet Southern Iced Tea!


  82. The Tablescaper says

    Great corn platters!!!! so much fun to be using them as chargers. It is amazing what you can use as a charger! Just let your imagination be your guide.

    Be sure to come and be a part of "SUMMER SUNDAYS", my weekly meme. It's all about what summer means to YOU!

    – The Tablescaper

  83. Pattie T. says

    I am an avid reader of your blog, but don't often comment. I have to say though that you have outdone yourself with this wonderful summer table. Like everyone else, I absolutely love those corn platters. How clever of you to use them as chargers. I certainly would never have thought of this myself, but now when I go to Old Time Pottery (or any other such place) I'll be looking at platters with an entirely new eye.

  84. Diane Walters Young says

    What a peaceful setting to visit. For days now I have combed through your blog! Your porch and today's Tablescape are just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for all you do and I am so happy there are artisic folks just as yourself to spark our imagination!

  85. Megan {Honey We're Home} says

    I love this tablescape- especially the flowers and candleholders! p.s. I'm following you now too:)

  86. Hi there! I love those candle holders. Love their versatility!! I am also a softy when it comes to white plates and platters. So I will take the corn, please add butter, and the little white plate it sits on, Mmmm (since we are pretending) this is so yummy! Thanks. So glad we are friends:)

    ~jan @ thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

  87. A Hint of Home says

    What a gorgeous table for a summer dinner. I love the "chargers" and how creative you are.
    Your table cloth is adorable, too.
    Happy 4th!

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