End of Summer Tablescape on the Porch

Welcome to the 110th Tablescape Thursday!

Welcome to a very special week of Tablescape Thursday! I am sooo excited to share my table setting with you this week because tonight, I’m sharing beautiful dinnerware that is just about to make it’s debut! In just a few days, Sketch Floral will be available for purchase in retail stores, but you’re getting a little sneak preview here this evening!

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

I decided to keep the centerpiece very simple using all white candles and candlesticks. I took a ribbon and bow I have been saving for years…do you do that…save ribbon and bows? It was just the right length to fit around my candle centerpiece and the colors were perfect for my tablescape.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

For my centerpiece, I took the base of the glass-domed server you saw used this table setting and I added white candles from Colonial Candle.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Even though it was early afternoon when these pics were taken, the autumn sun isn’t near as bright as the summer sun. If almost felt like evening time here on the porch.  As it began to get darker, and I lit the candles.   Long shadows fell across the porch.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece
As sunlight seeped away slowly from the porch, the candles grew brighter and brighter.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Centerpiece all aglow…

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Photo with soup bowls…

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Sooo romantic.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Pretty floral napkin rings work well with the floral Sketch Floral dishware.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Time to light the candles for a candlelight table setting on the porch.

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

This pattern has matching mugs…perfect for coffee, hot tea or cider after dinner…

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece

A few evening candlelight pics…

Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Candlelight Centerpiece


Chargers: Neiman Marcus, years ago
China: Provided by Mikasa, Pattern is Sketch Floral
Glassware: Pier 1
Flatware: Towel, King Richard
Napkins: Vintage, found in local antique shop
Napkin Rings: Provided by
The Style Sisters Shop
Centerpiece: Base found at Marshalls, months ago
Candles: Provided by
Colonial Candle

The Legal Stuff:
The china used in this tablescape was provided by Lifetime Brands, Inc. BNOTP is not an employee nor an affiliate of Lifetime Brands, Inc. so the opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lifetime Brands.

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  1. You are right – your dinnerware is SO Romantic. The candles, the ribbon and those lovely green goblets are just wonderful. What a gorgeous table.

  2. food for thought says

    very fresh and dainty~

  3. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Beautiful pattern – sparks the imagination! Love your candle centerpiece. Lovely as always, Susan!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  4. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    How fun to get a sneak peek at this pretty new Mikasa pattern! You have set a beautiful table around it. I love the touches of green the glasses add, and all the candlelight is gorgeous!

  5. Wow! I love that pattern. So pretty, it looks older.

  6. Mari @ Once Upon a Plate says

    Susan, Very nice! Such a romantic and serene tablesetting.

    Oy, I'm not quite ready for Fall so it was such a pleasure to see your light and airy color palate this week. I love everything about this one.

    Thank you so much for hosting us. xo

  7. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, YOur table is sweetly lovely. I think the china is so delicate and girly.
    I love the simply set table to accent the beautiful china… it really makes a statement all on it's own. You ballanced this table perfectly!
    Thank you for hosting another TT! It is a hightlight in my week.

  8. Susan, so wonderful to be a part of this fun event each week. Thanks for encouraging people to visit. I try to do as many as I can and I have noticed that when the hostess encourages it, people are better about doing it. Your table is lovely as always. I especially am enchanted by those large ceramic "chargers/plates" They always accent everything. Have a great Thursday.

  9. Well woohooo and congrats to Cherry Kay. It's nice when I *know* a winner. Couldn't have happened to a more gracious blogger.

    Now, the new dishes… How pretty are they? Especially with the green stemware and vintage napkins, they make such a pretty table. I love how you chose the simple white candles for a centerpiece. I could do with a little simplicity on mine a time or two. LOL

    As always, thanks so much for hosting this. I know that you put so much time into it,and I truly appreciate the chance to play with dishes and see others be creative as well!

  10. Beautiful table, loved the napkins and the centerpiece, Thanks for hosting and sharing your wonderful talent.

  11. Awesome, Susan. I love the way you show us the varying lighting. Who knew that porch of yours could become so famous! xx's Marsha

  12. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says

    Beautiful. Love the touches of green. And at night it is so inviting. Thanks for hosting this lovely meme, my family is blessed by the wonderful ideas I am able to take from it.

  13. Gorgeous candle glow! Thanks for introducing us to this lovely Mikasa pattern…and for another great Tablescape Thursday!

  14. The china patttern is really pretty, Susan. I love how you wrapped the candles with a ribbon, so creative!…Christine

  15. Hi Susan,
    I love your dainty china-everything is perfect!
    Thank you for hosting,


  16. The Tablescaper says


    That ribbon and bow are just perfect around your candles. But the real show stopper are your vintage napkins.

    – The Tablescaper

  17. Dearest Susan,

    Quite a while ago that I had time to visit you, but glad I did catch you on your porch. Are there glass windows where the curtains are?
    Looks rather nice with the color scheme you have chosen. Indeed, I too do save ribbons and bows, they always come in handy!

    Rainy greetings from Georgia,


  18. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Mariette…good to hear from you! No…always screens…no glass. 🙂

  19. Very pretty, Susan. I love the way you tied the candles for the centerpiece. This reminds me of Spring, so light and delicate! The green glasses are perfect with this.
    As warm as it was today, it doesn't feel like the last of September!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  20. Lovely china and very romantic setting. Love the candles on the pedastal. Thanks for hosting this fun event each week.

  21. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    How fun to get to preview a new pattern! …And I was expecting to see Fall tonight. 🙂 Do I save ribbons and bows? Well, of course!

    Thanks for hosting.

  22. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Beautiful !!! What a beautiful place to sit for any occasion.
    Hope your weather is as pretty as it has been here today – 79, blue sky, and low humidity. 😀

  23. Your tablescape is beautiful, Susan! I love those pretty dishes and glasses, as well as the gorgeous napkins and napkin rings.

    Thanks for hosting TT.


  24. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Love the delicate pattern — How fun to make it's Debut on your porch!

  25. Dining Delight says

    The simple white candles are the perfect centerpiece for that beautiful china – they don't upstage it but rather compliment. The pink SS napkin rings coordinate so well with the delicate pattern. As always, your porch looks very inviting and I'd love to be a guest at that table!


  26. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Oh how fun – a sneak preview of china! Can't get much better than that. That china is sooo pretty. I love how delicate it looks, and you have added the perfect accessories to make this such a romantic table setting. Thank you for the sneak preview, which has me now wanting yet another set of china, and thank you for hosting. laurie

  27. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says

    Susan, A beautiful table and I love the china pattern. Thanks for hosting!
    xo, Sherry

  28. OK…so I love the tablescape but for me it was missing 🙂 ONE thing…a luscious home-made fresh coconut cake. For some reason that is what I thought when I looked at it. The colors were so fresh and "spring-y" and fresh. Loved it!

  29. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Very pretty! Those napkin rings are perfect with the china! Love the green goblets!


  30. dining room tables says

    All I can say is that the table setting are all so perfect! They are the most beautiful I have ever seen!

  31. What is error 404? The link kicked me off about 15 times!

  32. Style Sisters says

    I am having trouble posting a commnet it keep kicking me off.
    Susan I love how the tablescape turned out! The dishes are so beautiful and I love how the napkin rings look with them…perfect! Thanks again for highlighting my napkin rings.

    I love Tablescape Thursday…you are the perfect hostess!

    The style Sisters

  33. So very beautiful. I love the pattern and I love even more, the way your table is set. You are such a pro at all this….
    Thanks for hosting, Susan.

  34. Very pretty Susan, romantic and refreshing.


    Just beautiful…I love the night coming a little bit earlier at this time of year, love the fall!

  36. What an absolutely beautiful table! I love the centerpiece with the fancy ribbon. The dishes are so pretty. Very inviting! As always, thank you for hosting this every Thursday. I'm so happy that I found your "porch".

  37. Farah Muzaffar says

    Your tablescapes are just marvellous, and this one is great, china is so delicate and beautiful and with the adding of your napkins it made it perfect, beautiful napkins Susan… The idea of candles with roses,I cant say anything, its outclass.. so romantic ….. And little touch of green give it a bit colourful touch and enhance the beauty,,,,,very lovely Susan

    I am sure you will enjoy my new post if you pay a visit there at


    Love you

  38. Purnima@a creative project says

    Your decor is amazing!!!beautiful plates and love those napkin rings!! The centerpiece looks so romantic !!!!

  39. Fifi Flowers says

    NICE floral touches!!!

  40. Oh my goodness, that pattern is gorgeous. Love it. The table is lovely as usual.

  41. Nellie's Cozy place says

    Hi Susan,
    what a beautiful table as always.
    Love love love that china, it is so delicate and lovely. Love the green glassware and the beautiful centerpiece as well. I would be happy to sit at that table anytime.
    Thanks for hosting again hon. You do a great job with everything you touch.
    Blessings, Nellie

  42. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Beautiful tablescape. If I lived at your house, I would stay on the porch all the time. I love that porch!!! Your milk glass candle holders are so pretty. And the new dishes are beautiful! You are certainly the tablescape Queen. You always have such beautiful picture and you have such a flare for putting things together. Enjoy the rest of your week. Love & blessings from NC!

  43. Entertaining Women says

    Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I won the Mikasa Modern Butterfly. This is really fun! I can hardly wait to design a tablescape with my beautiful new dishes. Thank you for holding the give-away! The Sketchbook Floral really appeals to me, the artist. I can see this interpreted on walls and furniture. It's gorgeous…a gentle beauty. Your green goblets are the perfect shade for this table. Thank you for sharing this marvelous new design. Cherry Kay

  44. Dear Susan,
    today I am part of your party again after a long time. I always enjoy your tables and this one is so nice again. The Mikasa patterns are all lovely but I think at the end you would make a gorgeous table with every china. You have a special scill for that.
    Congratulation to Cherry Kay for winning the give-away. Wish her a lot of fun with the new dishes.
    Greetings, Johanna

  45. Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky says

    What a beautiful table setting!
    Love everything about it!

  46. Hi Susan

    What beautiful china and the napkin rings are lovely too. I like the way you have made three simple white candles looks so exquisite. I do not think anyone in the USA would like me to enter and win their give away as the postage would be so expensive, same if I bought the napkin rings. I have recently sent Bill at Affordable Accoutrements a gardening magazine and I couldn't believe the postage as printed paper across the pond. I don't mind an occasionally one if someone enjoys it, from Bills reply I think he enjoyed the British stamps with the Queen's head on it!!

    Regards, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

  47. Oh, how beautiful! Your tablescapes are always breathtaking and this one is no exception. I'm in love with your poch altogether!! I am so happy Cherry Kay was the winner, she is a dear blogging friend and definately deserves it.
    Warm South African Blessings

  48. This is so fun getting to see china that hasn't hit the market (yet) This new pattern is very pretty and your chargers really set it off. The white candles are perfect with the milkglass candle holders. Have you had them long or were they a recent find?

    Thank you for the beautiful tablescape. I always love your ideas.


  49. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Beautiful china! And I love all the touches of green in your tablescape! Beautiful!

  50. Thank you for Tablescape Thursday, Susan.

    Your table looks lovely. The delicate colors with the pure whites are so attractive.

  51. Susan, What a terrific tablescape! I love the white tabletop below the dishes. And the green stemware and lovely napkins. The centerpiece is a work of art. It all comes together with elegance and serenity.
    Thanks for hosting! and have a wonderful day!

  52. Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! says

    Susan – your setting is so feminine! I just love the china and the vintage embroidered napkins, as well as the way you combined them with the napkin rings!

  53. Bonnie@Creative Decorating says

    Now that is a romantic table setting!! Beautiful!

  54. Love the new china pattern as well as the beautiful tablescape! Susan, you certainly have a way to make the table inviting! Love it all!

  55. my home sanctuary says

    Oh I love this. I just love your porch. I always love candles too so romantic. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.
    Have a happy day.

  56. Love your table today. I think the dishes are fresh and will be so versatile. The berry napkin rings are perfect with them. Thanks for hosting..

  57. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    What a pretty pattern! Love the colors!!

  58. Cabin and Cottage says

    Such a lovely pattern in any light! Thanks for hosting such an enjoyable event every week!

  59. Beautiful table, Susan. The china pattern is lovely, so many bright colors…just think of all the accessories that could be used with it. I really like the green stemware and other little touches of green you have used. Thanks, again, for sharing your lovely table.

  60. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan,
    Sketch Floral looks so pretty — very feminine and "light" — lovely.

  61. Fuxicando Sobre Artes says

    lovely lovely blog, follow you. kissessss Polly

  62. Romantic!
    So danty beautiful!

  63. Hi Susan!

    Wanted to stop by and say hello before I headed off to sleep~~~

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Oh I have missed many weeks…working.
    Glad I was inspired to join in today…you have such sweet ladies that participate in the art of dining and creative tablescapes….a pleasure to celebrate with you all!

    Your lovely porch is decked out! Wonderful details:)

    Have a blessed weekend!
    Kay Ellen

  64. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says

    Sketch Floral is such a darling, dainty pattern. It almost looks like it was custom made to match the pillows on your swing; I noticed the pillows in the distance of one of your pics. The centerpiece is stunning. I save ribbons too.

    All the Best,


  65. Your tablescapes are always so pretty and I enjoy them so much. I scrutinize each photo so I can learn from your creativity.

    Have a wonderful weekend! La

  66. Busy As Can Be says

    Wow! That is the most beautiful table! I love your porch too!

  67. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hi Susan,
    I linked up my beach tablescape to your party this week- but it is also a thank you for my first Feathered Nest party…let me know if it is not okay and I can remove it or you can remove it- I won't be offended! I guess I should probably post separate posts for the party b/c is seems there are parties I want to join but don't know if I can when advertising for my blog party! 🙂

  68. Susan, You are so inspiring to all of us in so many ways. Your tablescapes are always lovely and do spark creativity in us wheither we respond to each week's party or not. You receive many comments but those that receive blessings that read and don't have a blog or take the time to comment are numerous I suspect.
    I want to personally thank you again because it is such a blessing for me to meet new people when they visit my blog from your TT party and to visit others on my own. It has to be gratifying to have been from all over the world responding to Between Naps on the Porch.
    I appreciate all the hard work and time you spend so faithfully each week!!!!

  69. AB HOME Interiors says

    Found you on houzz. Thanks for the mention on my red dining room. So glad I found your blog, it's awesome!
    amanda burdge
    ab home interiors

  70. Susan, the new dinnerware is lovely. It has a beautiful delicate touch and looks stunning on your porch setting. I like the hobnail milk glass as accents and the green stemware is an excellent compliment. Clever idea to use the cake stand for the trio of candles. ~ Sarah

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