Tablescape Thursday: Celebrating 100 Table Settings

Welcome to the 100th Tablescape Thursday!

Light the fireworks, sound the horns, throw the’s time for a celebration!  Whooo, hooo! Tablescape Thursday is officially 100 today!


Can you believe we have been tablescaping for 100 weeks?! Wow! I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!  Thank You with all my heart for sharing your love for the art of the table every week here at BNOTP!

Now, I have to tell you a little about my tablescaping escapades this week. I knew you all were coming for this special celebration party, so I wanted to set an extra special table for you. I got it in my head that I wanted to use a single magnolia blossom as my centerpiece. Just one, big, beautiful magnolia blossom. I remembered having seen several blooming on the HUGE magnolia tree that lives just outside my front door.

I ran outside this past weekend to cut a pretty blossom and here’s what I found…whaaat? It was just gorgeous a day or two ago…ummm.

So, I walked around and around the tree…how can this be? No pretty white blossoms for this special Tablescape day? Things were looking pretty bleak…not a blossom in sight. Well, this magnolia tree is really, really big and I thought if I just went upstairs and peered out the window, maybe I could find a blossom a little higher up. I’d climb that big ole magnolia for you guys…yes, I would!

So, I looked out the guest bedroom window…didn’t see a single blossom.

I ran to the upstairs family room dormer windows and looked out. It took a while to get my magnolia-blossom-spotting eyes to work, but eventually I spotted one. Yikes, that was a little higher than I had planned to climb. Sigh…

See it way up there…soooo tempting.

Oh, there’s another one…right in the center of the tree, but again…really, really high up.

I kept looking and then I finally spied it…one right at the top edge of the garage gutters. I bet I can reach that one…what do you think?

Yep, had to go for that one. Grabbed my stepladder and…

I’m going to hush now and just let you enjoy. Oh, and please ignore where I placed the champagne glass. It goes above and to the right of the wine glass…don’t know why I placed it where I did. Do as I say, not as I do. 😉


Bridal Shower Table Setting




A little candlelight…

Thank-you so much for being such a important part of my life these past 100 weeks! I am so blessed to know you and I value your friendship every moment, every day!


Happy Tablescape Thursday! This is the first time the silver basket (centerpiece), the Nippon salt cellars and the vintage embroidered, cutwork linens have been used in a tablescape here at BNOTP, though I’ve had them for a while.

Chargers: Neiman Marcus, 2-3 years ago
China: Dinner Plate and Bowl is International, Pattern is Glenwood, found in a local antique shop. Homer Laughlin made a similar pattern, too. Salad Plate is vintage Homer Laughlin…do not know the pattern , perhaps Georgian
Crystal Stemware: Champagne, Iced Beverage and Wine are Waterford, Araglin
Sterling Flatware: Towle, King Richard
Salt Cellars: Nippon, Hand Painted
Candles: Tapers supplied by Colonial Candle

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Happy Blog-day TT! I remember very well the first time I saw TT. I had not been blogging long and I fell in love at first sight! Thanks so much for hosting, Susan. You have a beautiful blog and I know we all love seeing all of the beautiful eye candy every week. Happy, Happy, Happy!

    Oh, and by the way, can't believe you climbed out to get that magnolia blossom! Oh well, it is beautiful and so worth it. I need to dig out my moonlight and magnolia post!

    Thanks again, Susan! You are the best!!!

  2. Simply stunning. I'm breathless!

  3. This table is just stunning,and I love the music in the background.
    I must have scrolled back and forth four times.

    I LOVE the table,and I love the theme. No wonder southern belles are associated with the magnolia. The two are so alike, aren't they? Beautiful, flirtatious, difficult to attain, but well worth the effort. Grin.

    I'm joining for the first time today. I always enjoy peeking in the windows on Tablescape Thursdays so thought I would join your 100th party.

  4. Allie and Pattie says

    Susan, thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party every week. It's such a wonderful respite during a busy week and a wonderful place to come and dream. Happy 100!
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  5. Susan, this is totally awesome. I think of you when I see big beautiful magnolia blooms. It's so southern! And your beautiful magnolia dishes are such a special set. This table certainly says "Celebration!" to me. Love the beauty of the crystal and that silver basket is beyond fabulous!
    You are the best, dear friend. Thank you for hosting this party each week. It brings joy to my heart and a smile to face to see others celebrate the art of the table each week. ~ Sarah

  6. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    The tablescape is so gorgeous! The magnolia looks perfect!! Thanks for going to all the trouble to find/pick it! I'm glad you didn't fall off the roof, or ladder!

    Thanks so much for hosting 100 weeks and agreeing to do 100 more! Yay!


  7. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Oh Susan, your magnolia bloom is gorgeous, but I don't think I would have gone that high to get it. Truly stunning though. Your table is gorgeous. So pretty and I noticed the dishes are the same pattern you use in your TT logo. How wonderful is that. As usual, your photos are stunning. I've so enjoyed so many of these wonderful TT's this past year. Congratulations on such a very successful meme and I look forward to the next 100. Hugs, Marty

  8. Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria says

    BRAVO!! Susan on your 100th TT party…Hoping for amother 100…Just beautiful as always my Dear friend…Cheers to you…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  9. Sailing Simply says

    Thank you so much for hosting such a fun and beautifully creative outlet! Your magnolia blossom is so BIG and gorgeous! Totally worth all the effort! I love your magnolia dishes too. I epecially love all the silver and crystal as well! So sparlking and elegant! Happy 100th Anniversary!

  10. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Hi Susan
    Congratulations on 100 Tablescape Thursdays. It's been quite awhile since I participated but I wanted to do something in honor of the occasion.

    Your table is gorgeous, as usual!

  11. Yay! Congratulations!!! Thanks for keeping this blog so great to read 🙂

  12. What a BEAUTIFUL centerpiece! That magnolia blossom in that gorgeous vase is so striking. Just gorgeous! I don't live where magnolias grow and I had no idea they were so big. Your table is so elegant and lovely. I love each and every detail. Congratulations on #100! I've only been participating for a short time but I have been enjoying it so much. It has made me look at what I have in a different way. Thank you so much for this place to share with people who are also dish lovers. It makes me so happy to know there are so many of us.

  13. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    Congratulations, Susan! What a gorgeous tablescape!

  14. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Happy Anniversary, Susan! This is quite an accomplishment. I'm glad my computer is up and running again so that I could celebrate with you. I'm doing a giveaway and forgot to mention it! Oops!


    Sheila 🙂

  15. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    Susan, congrats on 100 TT posts. Your table is beautiful as always. It always looks effortless by you. It would take me forever to do a table like that.

  16. Susan, I am so in awe of you. Congratulations on your 100th Tablescape Thursday! You always inspire and are uniquely creative. This special post is oh so elegant! I love your beautiful cut work linens, sterling pieces, layered china plates and the gorgeous crystal.
    Your centerpiece is especially elegant and appropriate to your southern heritage of an elegant and talented lady.

  17. Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday! It's such a pleasure each week to play, visit & get a "dish-fix"…Thanks for going to such extreme heights for your dreamy magnolia table 🙂

  18. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Congratulations Susan!
    Thank you for hosting the best party in the bloggasphere! I know that hosting TT is a huge commitment week after week. And putting together such creative and beautiful tables each week just adds to that commitment and takes a chunk of time! So a very big thank you from me to you! TT is such a blessing… and so are you. Please stop by my TT post, I wrote a small tribute to you!


  19. Only you would climb up to get the perfect blossom, and it is perfect!
    Your table is wonderful, so special for this celebration! So while we were sweating bullets outside, you were in an a/c room? LOL!
    Here's to 100 more, dear Susan!

  20. Candy @ The Little Round Table says

    Just beautiful!

    Congrats on the 100th TT!


  21. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, it suddenly dawned on me (I'm so hot it's not funny and hence not thinking straight!) that I didn't tell you how much I love your table! It is just gorgeous. It looks so Southern and so pretty. Great job! Love those dishes a lot, and they look extra lovely in the glow of candlelight.


    Sheila 🙂

  22. happy 100 susan! LOVE LOVE LOVE TT!!! thanks for all that you do~inspire!


  23. Dear Susan,
    I could not let this day go by without sending you a congratulations message … your post today is like a beautiful fireworks display .. one after another ~ pure inspiration.

    Take care ………….

  24. Dining Delight says

    A VERY HAPPY 100th WEEK OF TT TO YOU SUSAN!! Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous meme every week! You were a genius to think of it and I'm so glad I found your blog so I could participate. In fact, TT was what made me want to start a blog! Your celebratory 'scape today is gorgeous. I love the softness of it! How special that you included the magnolia (and worked to get it!) when "magnolia" was part of your name when you first started on RMS (I was a silent fan of yours back then too)…you went back to your "roots" for this milestone occasion! Congrats and thank you!


  25. Congrats on yor 100th tablescaping post!! I am always inspired by your porch creations and beautiful tables!!! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess! Love this pink and crystal table…so gorgeous!!

    Miss Bloomers

  26. Susan, what a positively elegant table setting you've created to celebrate the 100th TT!!! How wonderful that you've used the china from which the button was created…it is beautiful & the exquisite crystal & flatware that you've put beside it really add to the sparkle.

    What is the silverware's name, please? Just to let you know, I seriously covet those white lace chargers too!!!

    I am so grateful that you continue to hold this gathering every week. I have met the nicest people since joining in. Thank you & CONGRATULATIONS!!!


  27. the cape on the corner says

    can't believe it's been 100 tablescapes! even though i've only contributed to one, i have loved seeing all the different arrangements you come up with.

  28. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Congratulations Susan — you've spread joy all 100 posts (and many more!) We've loved this journey and looking forward to the next 100! What a beautiful magnolia blossom – you truly amaze us with your dedication to setting a beautiful table. Thank you!

  29. So southern, so classic, and so beautiful!!! Love this table! Susan you hit all the right notes. Love this music too. Congrats on your 100th! Let's keep doing this for 100 more!

  30. wow you climbed a tree for a centerpiece!!! cool. Your table is wonderful. I love the gleaming silver. Knife rests! i know i've got some somewhere. Thanks for holding a delightful party every week. It's been fun

  31. I am laughing out loud! Yes, it is getting a little late for magnolia blossoms. I needed one not long ago and rather than risk life and limb I bought a silk one! I love this pattern!

  32. Anonymous says

    This is truly beautiful. I have never seen a Magnolia blossom that large…and it was beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your anniversary…

  33. HI Susan,
    Well, congratulations and thank you for 100 wonderful posts, and for letting us take part, too! I've had a great time "playing in the dishes" with you.
    This is one of your prettiest tables today, so feminine and light, and very special. I love the chargers and the crystal and flatware, lovely! Everything is just perfect for a special day. (I've got vintage cutwork linens on my table, too!)

    Thanks again for the inspiration every week, and for your friendship and willingness to help a new blogger almost one year ago!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  34. Wow, 100 Tablescape Thursdays! CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting and I'm glad to take part in your celebration. As always, your table is lovely. You always have the prettiest night time shots with candlelight. They are mesmerizing!
    One of my fondest childhood memories and definitely one of my fondest memories of my Grandma's house is her giant magnolia tree in the front yard. It was so large that as kids we could walk underneath it. I have so many memories of playing in and around the tree with the huge white blossoms.

    Again, congrats on your milestone evening!


  35. Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea says

    Hi Susan, I did a little beach tablescapes round up on Completely Coastal, including one of your fabulous settings. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  36. Barb Frake says

    Perfect. Happy 100th post.

  37. This table took my breath away. I just kept looking at the pics again and again. Thanks for sharing this wonderful site. I am new to viewing it but I am addicted now. Can't wait to see what it next. Lisa

  38. Dear Susan,
    congratulations on 100. Tablescape-Thursday and thank you so much for hosting this fabulous party each week. I enjoy it every week to cover my table and to have a look at the tables of the very nice participants around the world.
    Your table is again breath taking, I love the China as well as the Crystal. But I am thrilled with your silverware. The basket is so noble with this outstanding Magnolia blossom. And it is so thoughtful that you used this Magnolia patternd china which is also in this wellknown button. I am pretty sure that there will come another 100 Tablescape-Thursdays. The theme is so exiting. I wish you a wonderful day, I hope you really celebrate this event, too.
    Hugs and greetings from Johanna

  39. Glenda/MidSouth says

    I have never joined in on your tablescapes party. However, I have always loved seeing yours and the other participants beautiful table settings. Keep up the good work! You are appreciated!

  40. Congratulations, Susan, and thanks for hosting this wonderful event for us! I really appreciate you! Love this table. The china is beautiful – it's what you use on your TT button and I've always found it lovely. The silver and crystal is gorgeous too. Lovely napkins. Perfect table!

  41. Nancy's Notes says

    Congratulations! Your tablescape is absolutely exquisite! I love each and every piece you have on that incredibly lovely table! I especially love your charger plates, they are gorgeous as is everything thing else I see! What a glorious feast for the eyes!


  42. Entertaining Women says

    Do you know the story of the young boy who traveled miles, over mountains, to the coast to find a shell & bring it back to his beloved young teacher who was homesick for her ocean home? "Oh, you shouldn't have traveled so far," said the teacher. "But teacher," said the young man, "long journey is part of gift." Thank you for the long journey that you took to share that magnificent Magnolia with us. The Madeira linens are perfection, and I particularly adore the Nippon open salts. I collect those for a friend for her birthdays. What is the luncheon plate spliced between the dinner & salad plates? It's lovely, and the tables design is perfection. Tablescape Thursdays has quickly become one of my favorite destinations…time stops in rather a delightful way. Thank you for all your endeavors! Cherry Kay

  43. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Such a pretty table! I didn't know magnolia flowers got so big, it's such a pretty centerpiece!

  44. Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful magnolia to celebrate this awesome occasion! Looking forward to another 100 weeks.

  45. Congrats on yor 100th TT post, Susan! Your tablescape is beautiful as usual. Ilike everything about it. I love those plates, they are Homer Laughlin, right? The silverware are stunning and the fairy lamp has a really nice glow with the candle lit….Christine

  46. Congratulations on 100 Tablescape Thursdays!

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful tablescapes and for going to great lengths (or heights as the case may be) to share the best designs with us.

    I so look forward to Thursday evenings and settling in with my computer to relax and enjoy the wonderful posts shared by the tablescapers participating in your party. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  47. once in a blue moon... says

    thank you so much for being such a great hostess and allowing us all to share the things we love~

    your table is so pretty, that mag was worth the search, it just puts your table over the top perfect!

    happy 100 to you and thank you~

  48. craftyles says

    Your table is just beautiful. I love it at night. I wanted to thank you for all the work you must put in to let us have such a wonderful party. This is my third scape and I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

  49. Through My Red Door says

    Oh Susan, how elegant! You have exquisite taste! I am so excited to be participating on this special occasion with my very first post ever! Looks nothing like yours! Thank you for this opportunity to join in the fun and being my first follower! And congratulations on your 100th!

  50. Congratulations, Susan! What a wonderful milestone! I do love seeing your gorgeous magnolia and the Homer plates!



  51. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Susan, Congratulations on 100 super successful weeks of hostessing this wonderful party, and thank you for all the effort! I have enjoyed my visits to you and the other tablescapers. Your table tonight is magnificent. That was a brilliant idea to match the centerpiece to your famous dishes! You are truly an inspiration, and I have learned so much. Linda

  52. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    Wow….just stunning! I love, love, love those dishes. I think I saw the similar pattern by Homer Laughlin at an antique store not long ago; it was an entire set and I was so tempted to buy it!
    Happy 100 Tablescape Thursday!


    Hi Susan, Congratulations on 100 Tablescape Thursday's, it's simply amazing that you have hosted that many parties and always have such a wonderful turn out! I'm honored to be a participant from time to time and wish I was able to be part of the party this week. Your tablescape is just perfect in it's simple beauty! I love each and every detail and its okay that you didn't put the champagne glass where you were supposed to, bet we wouldn't have even noticed if you didn't point it out. Thank you for being such a gracious host each week and for being a dear friend to so many of us new and old bloggers. It's a pleasure to have met you and I wish you all the best in the future!

  54. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    I'm so excited to finally be joining the party! Susan, thanks for being such a gracious hostess. I'm glad to see your beautiful vintage linens making their appearance. Very nice!

  55. Dearest Susan,
    You are absolutely the perfect person to guide, inspire, and entertain us — week after week! Who else would go to such lengths, and climb to such heights (!) to find the perfect single magnolia blossom to elevate your wonderful table to iconic status?

    Thank you for providing this unique creative outlet for those of who enjoy setting tables with pieces from collections we treasure. I was overjoyed when I found your blog and discovered the joys of Tablescape Thursdays. I'm still enthused and more appreciative than I can express in words.

    Cheers to you and to your devoted following! Here's to the next 100!

    With appreciation and adoration,

  56. SPLENDEROSA says

    An awesome accomplishment, Susan. Congratulations!

  57. Sue at Beach Bungalow says

    There are no words to describe this! How do you do it, lol!


  58. Ceekay- Thinkin of Home says

    Hi Susan….sorry I didn't do an outside tablescape…but I hope you enjoy the one I posted…congrats on 100 tablescapes!!

  59. vignette design says

    Hi Susan,
    I've been waiting all week for the 100th Tablescape Thursday. Such a milestone! Thank you so much for being our hostess week after week! I've prepared a special Provencal tablescape in your honor!

  60. Lady Katherine says

    Happy 100th TT Susan! Your table is breath taking with the silver vase, crystal and china. I love the salt cellars and the linens! Just lovely! So glad you used your TT Logo setting! You made it more beautiful than before! Love the trip up the tree! So glad your got your Magnolia with out breaking a leg! It is beautiful with your Tablescape!

  61. Sarsaparilla says

    Wow, Susan! This is absolute perfection! You certainly know how to throw a party!

    Between Naps on the Porch was one of the first blogs I discovered when I was setting up my own blog three months ago. And it's still at the TOP of my favorites.

    Congrats! –
    "Sarsaparilla" Susan

  62. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Congratulations on your 100 weeks of tablescaping! You always have the most beautiful tablescapes. And those chargers are to die for!! I love them. The night pictures by candlelight are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You are such a talented lady. Love & blessings from NC!

  63. The table setting you prepared is just beautiful! Simply breath taking! I had this song in my wedding!

  64. Jacqueline says

    Congratulations on 100 Tablescape Thursdays. This is one of my favorite parties, and everything you do is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful talent. I am such a beginner at this, but I am celebrating my 100th follower this week, so the #100 is fun this week. May you have hundreds more.

  65. Just another girl's blog says

    Happy Anniversary and your post today is absolutely beautiful! Wish we could all join you and celebrate, it would be so much fun!

  66. Fifi Flowers says

    Ooooh FUN to see your table like your link button… Happy Anniversary!!! 100 tables WOW!!!

  67. Congratulations Susan!! You inspired me to start tablescaping, so my husband thanks you, lol!! As always, your tables are stunning and the photos beautiful! Thank you for hosting!!

  68. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE says

    Your table is absolutely stunning, love the chargers with the wonderful banded pink china….wow the silver is beautiful as well as the crystal, this may just be one of my favorites and I love the music you have added, it enhances the pictures, it really places you at the table with the wonderful ambience it is meant to have…Good job on the flower, it makes the the table complete, congrats on the 100th tablescape, you should get a trophy, ( I want those chargers)…Phyllis

  69. LUCKY 7 DESIGN says

    Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday Susan! I cant tell you how in the short time that Ive been blogging you have inspired me with your fabulous porch, inspiring tablescapes and post linking me to wonderful ladies in blogland. I was happy to post my 3rd tablescape tonight and to wish you a happy 100 more on my blog. Hope you come over again and visit.

  70. Mary Ellen says

    You have the tablescaping down to perfection Susan!!

    I think I started visiting TT pretty close to the beginning and to think you have had 100 weeks now!! I don't join in very often but love going to see what everyone else does with their pretties!

    bee blessed

  71. Thank you for making such a huge effort with your table, for all of us to enjoy. I surely hope you enjoyed a delicious meal, too. I love all the care and consideration you take and am working on my abiities. You inspire me!

  72. Atelier de Charo says

    Congrats Susan for your 100th Tablescape Thursday!
    I love this party!!

    Tu mesa es perfecta para esta magnífica celebración, encantadora como siempre.



  73. Hi Susan, a magnificent table setting and you risked life and limb to get the magnolia !!Beautiful china and silverware.

    Happy 100th, I do not usually participate as it isn't really a British thing, although I love to see everyone's ideas and silverware.

    Jackie in UK.

  74. Coty Farquhar says

    Happy, happy 100th Tablescape Thursday Susan,

    I will definately be with you for the next 100th. As you know I love tablescaping with a passion, the first I visited you I couldn't believe that there was someone who was dedicating their blog to tablescaping….. and more…

    I have met the most wonderful people through you, and not to mention YOU….

    What an amazing, graceful, caring and wonderful woman you are, and I am very proud to call you my friend.

    I do hope you're celebrating tonight and if I lived in the USA I would be heading your way tonight to celebrate with you.

    Sending lots of love and huge hugs from Down Under,
    xxxxxxxxx Coty

  75. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    Oh, Susan, I am delighted to see your beautiful table set with your "signature" china from your blog button! The single magnolia blossom is just perfect, and I loved reading your account of your quest for it! Seeing your stellar example also makes me realize my silver is overdue for polishing — yours gleams! Thank you for all the work you put into making Tablescape Thursday such fun!

  76. Kudzucoszin says

    Susan, congratulations on your 100th. The tablescape is beautiful – as always. Thanks for sharing so much with us. Vicki

  77. Congratulations on 100! I have never done a tablescape in my life but I love looking at all of yours! Don't you just love Magnolias this time of year. I don't know why but I have never planted one in my own yard, something I really need to do. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  78. The Shiny Pebble says

    The tablescape this week looks exquisite. I am particularly fond of the embroidered linen. Gorgeous!

  79. Happy 100 and I do hope you do 100 more. I have not been playing along, but have been inspired by your and many others' beautiful tbalescapes.

  80. Congratulations Susan on your 100th post! That Magnolia blossom is certainly the crowning glory to your Tablescape and the envy of this Northerner.

    I never tire of looking at your wonderful porch and have taken the 'photo tour' of it several times but still cannot visualize the design as a whole in my mind. Would you happen to have a photo of it that perhaps sometimes you can post …. or have I missed it? (THANK YOU!) Hugs

  81. Bonnie Bee says

    Congrats Susan… even after 100 tablescapes you STILL exceed expectations…. you are beyond talented. Please promise us 100+++ MORE creative and entertaining blogs… I truly read EVERY word…blessings to you always 🙂 Bonnie

  82. Boogieboard Cottage says

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for hosting this very fun link party week after week. I look forward to it so much. What a great idea to use your your link button dishes for today's tablescape, and thank you for risking life and limb to add a beautiful magnollia blossom to the table. Here's to the next 100 tablescapes! Mary :O)

  83. What a fun blog party! Happy 100th! I am a very new comer – wondering who has been with you all along! Just love your table! and what you went through to get the gorgeous Magnolia – just love their lemony scent!
    You sure went all out to make this a special table!
    God Bless,

  84. Hello Susan….congratulations on this being your 100th Tablescape Thursday. I want to thank you for hosting this event every week. It has allowed me to meet so many wonderful bloggers that have been an encouragement to me…including YOU!
    Your setting today is absolutely breathtaking…perfect for a grand celebration.

  85. Congrats to you sweetie…I just had to come by and give you a big ol golf clap for this fantastic celebration…you have just been the perfect hostess and all the added tips and info you have always given us is just an added bonus! I have ooohhhhhed and aaahhhhed outloud a many a time at all your beautiful eyecandy and we all have been inspired and 'copied' some great ideas from all the bloggers who have shared their tablescapes with us for these past 100 weeks…thanks girl for making all this happen…you are a treasure to blogland and we love you…I don't have one of those gorgeous glasses but I lift my Pepsi bottle to you…here's to another eye popping..jaw dropping…deep sighing 100 tablescapes!!!! lol Love and blessings to you girl..~Picket~

  86. Sweetladyelaine says

    Happy 100th Birthday!
    Some day I want a porch just like yours…but of course you have to come with the porch!
    Simply elegent! You are so talented!!!Thank you for hosting and sharing!

  87. Congratulations on 100 Tablescapes Susan. What a fun party this turned out to be. You've set another beautiful table, as have all your participants. {It has brought out the sin of coveting though!!}
    Here's to 100 more!

  88. Linda in AZ * says

    ***** Dearest SUSAN~

    WOW, what a VERRRY SPECIAL DAY for you, dear ol' friend!!!… 100!?!?! "WHO'D O' THUNK, HUH?!?!?!"~~~~

    Hope you have a WUNNNNNAFUL DAY!!!

    Warmest of hugs!!!
    Linda in AZ *
    [email protected]

  89. Beansieleigh says

    Wow! 100 tablescapes!! This is quite an occasion! Congratulations to you, and I look forward to many, many more beautiful tablescapes in the future! While I have not found the courage yet to participate, still I thank you for all the inspiration you share each and every week! ~tina

  90. Mama Zen says

    That magnolia blossom makes a stunning centerpiece!

  91. Donna@Conghaile Cottage says

    "Happy 100th Susan"… What a grand table you have set… It is SO special and I would have climbed that magnolia too to get that flower… My grandmother had those dishes in turquoise, and as a little girl I loved them when she brought them out on special occasions. I had forgotten about them and NOW I'm going to be looking for them(Thank you). Your 100th WAS my 1st so it is special to me too…

  92. Thanks so much for the lovely tablescapes each week. I can hardly wait for Thursdays. You have truly outdone yourself this week. What beautiful elegance. I love it. The climb for the Magnolia was well worth it. I love the setting by candlelight, how everything turns to gold…stunning!

  93. AshTreeCottage says

    Hi Susan! My very best wishes for this 100th post anniversary of Tablescape Thursday!! Your beautiful settings each week have been an inspiration to us all!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  94. cong re the magic no of 100. the party table is beautiful. be careful of tree climbing. love your plates and the glassware looks beautiful.

  95. My Ugly Garden says

    Congratulations! I so enjoy your tablescapes and look forward to many many more. This table is so lovely. The individual salt cellars with the miniature spoons have to be my favorite detail. The magnolia bloom is flawless, a perfect addition to the table. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!


  96. De Anna Morris says

    thank you for hosting Tablescape…I have only found your site about three weeks agao and have very much enjoyed your posts as well as all of the others.

    TT has inspired me to be more thoughful when setting the table formy family. Three Teenaged boys…and a husband who could care less about such matters, but I feel it is good for me to be me at least for Sunday Dinner!!!

    thanks again and many blessings!

  97. Just absolutely STUNNING, beautiful and, you were right, the lone flower is perfect for this setting.

    I gave you a West Texas Bar-b-que…;))

  98. niartist says

    Congratulations Susan, it hardly seems like your event could be 100, but I suppose like all things, time flies when you're having fun! I simply adore this tablescape, and I have my mind set on finding those beautiful salt spoons and knife rests! WOWZA! This is quite stunning and I for one, am honored that you'd climb a tree for us! Best to you! So sorry I didn't have anything prepared for this week.

  99. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Congratulations and thank you so much for bringing something to my life that I just love to do. I had truly forgotten how much fun it was to "play with my dishes" until I found your weekly event.

    I guess I didn't read the fine print this week…missed the memo on outside or party mode, but in truth…my table was planned to be outside because of the dragonflies and I couldn't take the heat! So, you will just have to pretend it is on the deck.

    Your table is gorgeous. I love the silver basket with the magnolia…stunning!

  100. Heaven's Walk - says

    Susan – Congrats on your 100th!! How exciting! Even though I don't get in to tablescaping (don't ask me why…guess I've never been a china-type of gal), I really enjoy seeing the personalities of every one else's tables and the beauty they display. Thank you so much for hosting TT every week.

    I must say that I think that your table today is the best one ever. It's simply so beautiful! I'm glad that you retrieved that magnolia safely, too! Everything about your table is perfection. Elegant perfection…

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  101. Ms. Bake-it says

    Congratulations on TT's 100th post!

    This is a gorgeous table setting Susan! I love the dishes and silver. I had to laugh at your magnolia escapade because I was seeking some magnolia blooms from my tree yesterday and could find only one and it was at the very top of the tree and I had no way of reaching it. Although, I must confess that the idea of shooing one of my cats up the tree and calling the fire department briefly flashed through my mind. Oh Mr. Fireman my little kitty is up in the tree and she is so scared because she has never been outside before can you please get her? Oh, and while you're up there, will you please grab that gorgeous magnolia bloom? Here are the clippers. (all said in my most effective Southern Belle voice of course).

    ~ Tracy

  102. My warmest congratulations, Susan, on such an awesome milestone. You are the blogger of bloggers! I love your passion and wonderful pictures and posts. I am so happy to know you.

  103. wow!!!
    everything is sooo beautiful!!
    happy 100th Tablescape Thursday!


  104. Nf1andprek-whisper says

    i love it all the leading up pictures…and the plates… the flower… it all.
    I have the napkins and tablecloth.. I will use them… so you can see them… I was just given them by my grandmother about a week ago.
    small world

  105. carolinajewel says

    Happy 100 tablescapes day!!! Oh the lengths (and heights) you go to in order to set a beautiful table for us!

  106. Purnima@a creative project says

    Beautiful table decor.. I love the the effect of candle lights .. it looks wonderful.. you have excellent collection of plates and glassware.. The vase is simply stunning.. congrats for the century!!

  107. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says

    Congrats on the 100th Tablescape Thursday. We can all truly tell how you love tablescaping b/c every table you create is so beautiful. Your table for this post is most definitely worthy of the 100th TT celebration. Its gorgeous!

    My Mommy and I are from Mississippi and Magnolias were her favorite. I see why you sought out a blossom, the magnolia blossom is perfect with your china. So much eye candy, everything is beautiful.

    One Thursday, I found your blog when googling "tablescape" and I've been hooked every since. Before I discovered you wonderful blog, I would change my tablescape every season or occasion, but now I try to change it every Thursday. It sure helps me use what I have collected from my Tablescaping Escapades. I look forward to another 100 Tablescape Thursdays.

    All the Best,


  108. Ro Magnolia says

    Oh, your table is just absolutely stunning – I thought I loved it in the day light but when I came to the candle lit pictures, it was AMAZING. And the magnolia is simply magical. Thank-you for going to such lengths (literally) to pick it for our enjoyment! 🙂

  109. Susan, congrats on your 100th Tablescape Party! I participated in a few but when I got sick I had to stop. Now that things are better, you might just see me again.

    The photos are amazing.

  110. Susan, thank you so much for hosting my favorite meme in blogland…TT is the reason I decided to do a blog, just so I could do tablescapes.
    Congratulations on 100 TTs!
    Your table this week truly is beautiful. I had to smile when I read that the pattern is Glenwood, last week one of the patterns I used was also Glenwood, so different from one another.
    Have a great weekend.

  111. Janet - Birdland Treasures says

    You have no idea how delighted I am to discover Tablescape Thursday – and to come in on the 100th post, well that's extra-special. Your "100th" is absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to dive in to all the linked entries!

  112. paperbutterfly says

    So thankful that you share so much with us. Here's to the next beautiful 100 tablescapes!
    You are a gracious hostess and friend.

    Blessings, Pam

  113. The Barnett Family says

    Thank you for being a talented and gracious hostess. I have truly enjoyed all of your Tablescapes each week. It was definitely worth your effort to pick the magnolia bloom. Got a glimpse of you in a reflection in the spoon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Tablescape!

  114. Nestled In Rosenberg says

    THAT was THE most beautiful tablescape I've EVER seen!! LOVE!!

  115. Oh Susan, The table is exquisite and with the candlelight……..
    magical. Your tables are more Still Life than a set table!
    Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful meme each week and for making us all feel so welcome. I regret I wasn't able to join in with one of my own this week, but seeing your's and every one elses is truly a treat and as always inspirational.
    Your Ohio Friend,


    You always have gorgeous tablescapes!!! Congrats on your 100th!
    ~ Julie

  117. Hi Susan,

    Although I call in to admire the gorgeous photographs, I rarely comment! But had to offer congratulations for your centenary! Getting the magnolia bloom was beyond the call of duty!

  118. Chambray Blue says

    Just beautiful!!

  119. ipod transfer to pc says

    so beautiful! no words can pretty describe that! wheeew!

  120. Kathysue says

    Hi Susan, I am almost too late for the party!! happy 100th post of fabulous and beautiful tablescapes!!! So many lovely memories spent here on your blog. Yours was my introduction to blog land. You invited me over from RMS and then I discovered blogs thanks to YOU!!! Thank you!! Hugs Kathysue

  121. Anonymous says

    Stunning as always! What a PERFECT magnolia blossom! I so enjoyed your table. Toni

  122. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Brenda! Always love hearing from you! 🙂 Here's a link to a post I did a while back that shows the porch and decks under construction and from a distance…hope this will help give you an idea of how they are designed:

  123. Dearest Susan, Congrats for celebrating 1 0 0 tablescapes!!!!!
    Magnificent milestone.

    I have enjoyed your blog since I came across it about a year and a half ago…I loved your header that you had at that time of your diningroom.

    I was hooked and then I began to see and read your post.

    The Tablescapes were beautiful and the Met Mondays inspiring.

    Soooo glad that you caught the blogging bug when you did and I have been following you.

    Thank you
    Thank you
    and God Bless you in every way,
    d from homehaven

    PS I know life gets busy and the hours are short, but know that there's a smile and a cup of java waiting for you over at my place in Kansas where the buffalo roam and you don't have to worry about how long you stay!!!!

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

    Beautiful tablescape and Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday — CONGRATULATIONS!
    Best regards,

  125. Envoy-ette says

    Oh….what a day! So glad you thought of this a year ago…because it's my favorite thing to do now! With thousands of followers…you can't be wrong! Happy 100 Tablescape!

  126. Thanks you so very much Susan. I found it and your porch is truly magnificent. I had missed that posting and it is certainly a feast for the eyes as a whole.
    With appreciation …. -Brenda-

    P.S: For those who wish a quick link to it; a) search to the right under 'Blog Archive' 2009 (211)
    b)Scroll down to July
    c)Under 'Welcome to this 28th Metaphorphosis Monday' – Screened-in Porch 'n Deck Addition and Renovation. (dated July 26/2009)

  127. Michael Lee West says

    Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday, Susan! Everything is sparkling and beautiful, turning dreamy and magical during the Blue Time.

  128. The Tablescaper says

    Hello Susan:

    So sorry to be so late to comment, but I had a house FULL of company so I had to link and run!

    I love your post and the lengths you went to for the single blossom!!! Your table is gorgeous! I love all of the china, crystal and silver – on the porch! Those chargers are fabulous. I love them everytime I see them. I wish they were still available.

    It was great to see your table. As I've told you before, it makes such a difference when your posts feature your work.

    Congratulations and here's to 100 more!

    – The Tablescaper

  129. First your table is divine! As usual, it is gorgeous! Second, Happy Blog Birthday and Third but not least, Thank you so much for beginning this adventure! I adore searching the tablescapes and look forward weekly to new ideas and new friends!
    God bless you!

  130. Susan,
    I just got back in town after a mini-vacation and could hardly wait to see your 100th tablescape!

    As ALWAYS your table is lovely, and your layered china, silver, crystal and centerpiece are so tastefully done!

    From Virginia

  131. jackieb123 says

    Congratulations on the 100th gorgeous tablescape!
    love love love as always 🙂

  132. My grandmother had these as her fine china when I was a kidI’m now 64. I wonder where they went when she moved to the lake to retire? I ate many a Christams and Thanksgiving dinner from these dishes. Thanks for reminding me of thsoe wondeful days!

  133. Just lovely! Do you have any tips for conditioning magnolia blooms?

    • Thanks! No, not really. Just try to not touch the blossoms. They tend to turn brown very quickly wherever they’ve been touched. The blossoms usually only last for the day.

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