Tablescaping With Lenox, Butler’s Pantry Gourmet

Welcome to the 40th Tablescape Thursday!

Wow, can you believe it…this is our 40th week for Tablescaping! THANK-YOU, dear friends, for participating during these past 40 weeks and making Tablescape Thursday such a fun event! I’m looking forward to many, many more!

This has been an exciting day for Between Naps on the Porch. Julia at Hooked on Houses is featuring the porch of BNOTP on her blog today! If you aren’t familiar with Julia’s fabulous blog, you are in for a treat. Julia goes behind the scenes for all of us and frequently posts large, beautiful pics of all those amazing movies houses we all drool over. She also hosts “Hooked on Fridays,” a great blog party each Friday where bloggers can link a post showing what they are hooked on that week. Thank you, Julia…it’s is an honor to be a part of your wonderful blog today!

You may recognize the pic below…it’s of the tablescape I put together for last week’s Tablescape Thursday.

Do you remember the floral centerpiece? It was comprised of purple Spiderwort and some white blossoms from a scraggly little shrub tree that grows wild under the trees in my back yard.

Right after I dissembled that tablescape, I decided to create another one using the same flowers, but in a different way.

I divided the flowers up into seven different little vases. The vases were arranged around two, tall, shabby-chic style candle holders. (Candle holders came from A Classy Flea several years ago.)

Found the little vases at the Dollar Tree.

Flowers from the yard and vases for $7…you really don’t have to spend a lot to create a centerpiece.

The inspiration for this week’s tablescape came from this little guy.

By now, you know I love lots of layers in my place setting.

A glass beaded napkin ring…

Salad plate is from Home Goods…didn’t have a pattern name on back.

Liked how the Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates worked with the pitcher.  I fell in love with these when I spotted four of them in Ross. The search began for two more…eventually found one in Home Goods and one on e-Bay.

I’m using the large dinner plates from my set of Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, as chargers in this tablescape. For added interest I placed a woven serving piece underneath. The texture worked well with this “jungle” of a tablescape.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve been monkeyin’ around with this week. Awesome tablescapes await at the links below!

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  1. Tammy518 says

    LOL, Susan! I see a monkey has invaded your tablescape too! Two of the rascally little devils invaded mine. Love it all, and especially the monkey pitcher. I’m going to have to check Dollar Tree for those cute vases. I’ve been finding lots of cool things there lately.

  2. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    This table says, Summer! It’s beautiful, Susan!

    Thanks so much for hosting Tablescape Thursday. It’s been a couple of weeks, I believe, since I participated.

  3. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Love the dollar tree vases but the best is that little monkey. What a cutie. Great table, as always. Thanks for inspiring all of us.


  4. Oh my gosh I love the monkey cabbage leaf pitcher! How cute is that! Susan, your table is breathtaking as always. You are truly such an inspiration. I am participating for the first time today, yay! Thanks so much for doing this. I always look forward to it.

  5. Hello Susan!
    I love those little vases from the dollar tree and how they add so much charm. The monkey friend is the best and cutest, he goes perfectly with your bamboo silverware and place mats. Pretty and charming and yes I would love to know some tablescaping secrets. Please share, Cindy

  6. Janie's World says

    Your table is beautiful. I love the little monkey on the pitcher, so cute! The dishes are layered with visual interest and the colors are soft and serene.

  7. Oh Susan, I LOVE that monkey pitcher!!! The whole tablescape is really beautiful, but the monkey just THE BEST! πŸ™‚

  8. Monkeys are a feature at Linderhof — you find them hiding everywhere! Love the little vases with flowers — I do that often — often it is better than one big arrangement.

    As always, a great tablescape!

  9. Susan Everything looks beautiful.
    It looked good last week and the flowers look great this week.
    Colors are very restful and then up pops a monkey….cute.

  10. Gypsy aka Tam says

    Hi Susan,
    I’m finally back playing with some dishes for this weeks Tablescape Thursday.
    Yourws is another wonderful tablescape and you used my favorite bordallo dishes!!! It looks just wonderful, as always.
    Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Thursday,

  11. Linda/"Mom" says

    * CUTE, CUTE, Sweetie! Love, Linda *

  12. Dream Mom says

    I love all of the layers and the colors in this week’s tablescape. It also seems more “you”. The green is one of my favorite colors and I loved the napkin and napkin ring against the other plates.

    Wow-40th week! Amazing!

  13. cedwards55 says

    Love that little monkey. Remember the “No More Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed” song from pre-school? I’ve had that running through my head since I opened your TT tonight. I have a question/suggestion. Would you do a tutorial on napkin folding? I would love that, and I’ll bet others would too!

  14. I enjoyed the visit.

  15. What about that sweet monkey!!!?
    Love this table and the addition of a bit of whimsey!
    All Things Heart and Home

  16. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Oh Susan,
    I love your table this week! It is so fresh! I love the green and white dishes and I ADORE the little monkey pitcher! It’s the perfect amount of whimsy and as soon as I saw it I smiled πŸ™‚
    Love it!

  17. English Cottage in Georgia says

    What a stunning table – love all the textures! I am absolutely in awe of your ability to create knockout tablescapes week after week. Soooo inspiring:-)

  18. Lady Katherine says

    Don’t you just love Dollar Tree, the vases are great! I have my eye on the Monkey! I am in love! lol Did I see a banana? Oh, You can give him one of Foodie Friday!
    Congrat on having your site featured on Hooked on Houses! You are so deserving!

  19. Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says

    I love that little monkey!!! Love his name too! Your table looks amazing as usual! I’m joining in this week and I sure had a lot of fun creating the tablescape!

  20. Susan, you table is stunning as always! You should write a book.

    Can you share with me any tricks about making Mr. Linky work? I’m trying to hook up for Flaunt Your Reds on Friday and I’m not able to make it work. I did e-mail the help desk and they said it’s on overload – that’s after I paid for the membership.

  21. Swampgirl says

    This is my first time to join in, but I’m a faithful reader! I have been so inspired by all of the beautiful tables! Love the monkey and my goal is to learn to layer more!!! Thanks!

  22. OOOOOooooo’s and AAHHhhhh’s from me!!!

  23. Beside that adorable monkey, I love the floral vases! There are so many things to see on this table that I found myself trying to look in the tiny corners to be sure that I hadn’t missed anything.

  24. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    So glad that your little guy has promised to behave himself! He’s a real cutie and I bet he’s enjoying your porch!

  25. OOOH, AAAH, EEEEEEEEE I WANT THAT PITCHER!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG where did you ever find it? You know I LOOVE anything with monkeys, elephants….anything tropical, jungly (is that a word)???? Love your dollar store vases too! I have the same flatware so you know I love that!!!! Another beautiful ‘scape, Susan! I didn’t get a chance this week but WILL next week:):) Thanks for hosting this, I SO look forward to it every week! Hugs, Pinky

  26. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Susan, You're just too clever for words! Have you considered writing a book on tablescapes?!? I'd buy it!

    Love the adorable little vases & the centerpiece they created. It was so pretty the first time, but this is awesome! I'm still in love with your scraggly little bush flowers!

    Fantastic post! Hugs for Oooh, oooh, aaah, aaah, eeee, eeee too! ☺β™₯☺ Diane

  27. Libby Murphy says

    Cheers on your 40th Tablescape! That’s a lot of work and fun shared by so many of us. Thanks Susan. You have sensational taste!
    Happy Twirls

  28. The Bliss Journey says

    Hi Susan, you weren’t monkeying around when you put together this beautiful tablescape.

  29. Susan, you always do such fabulous tablescapes. I am so new at this, but I really pay attention to your detail, and slowly I am learning. I really look forward to your tutorial. All of the dishes you used in this tablescape are just gorgeous. I love the cabbage pitcher and your friend is just so cute. The flowers look so pretty in all the little vases. Such a beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  30. Oh Susan! That monkey hanging on the pitcher is soooooo cute! Can I borrow him? You have created another fabulous tablescape. Love the plates and the layering!…Christine

  31. Oh, Susan! Outstanding! I’m loving your table again! Always! Love your centerpiece and those little Dollar Tree vases! Precious! Now that little Ooo Ooo Aww Aww Eee Eee is a little hoot! You had better keep him under control. Seriously, that pitcher is wonderful! Everything is perfect, Dear One, you’re faboulous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  32. Your tables are always beautiful! I really love the cabbage/monkey pitcher!! Home Goods? Hmmmmmmmm…..

  33. ButterYum says

    I love, love, love this table!!!!! I really like your little flower vases mixed with the candle sticks. Love the Lenox, love the woven chargers, love the BP plates, love the idea of a Q and A – can’t wait to read it!

  34. I am still breathless from last week’s and this week is amazing! What wonderful ideas!!!

  35. Susan,
    You have the gift of layering! Well done, and I love making “mini” arrangements like you did that look like one big one!

  36. Peacock Blue says

    I LOVE Julia’s blog as well! How nice that she’s featuring your porch!
    This tablescape is very pretty, I often break up my flower arrangements too to make many smaller ones to place all around the house!

  37. niartist says

    I feel so silly! LOL! I left this message on another post. DURGH! Anyway – thank you for hosting such a great event, Susan – and giving us something to aspire too! I love your tablescape, and we have matching flatware – perhaps not the same, but darn close! πŸ™‚ I posted mine today in what was supposed to be my garden post … thwarted by Mother Nature … AGAIN!

  38. You have the most amazing collection of tableware I have ever seen! I will play along again soon…I don;t have such a vast assortment but I do love pretty tabel things! I adore your pretty things!

  39. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, You never dissapoint me! This is another fabulous tablescape. That monkey pitcher is just the cutest thing, and I love those cabbage plates. The little vases are the perfect touch. laurie

  40. That monkey is so adorable…such a beautiful collection of tableware, Susan. It is amazing how much you have.
    Thanks so much for hosting…
    xo bj

  41. Dana and Daisy says

    I really like seeing how different the table can look using many of the same things.

    I think maybe I need to plant some spiderwort.

  42. I love the layering with all those fabulous plates Susan. Those vases are great and really add interest in the center! Love it all. Have fun keeping that monkey in line!

  43. Your lovely tablescape is so fresh and summery! I love the combination of various white plates with interesting borders with the green cabbage plates.

  44. Fifi Flowers says

    Happy Tablescape Thursday! Your table is loving as always!

  45. Cote de Texas says

    HI – my first time at your party! thank you for having me!!

  46. Claudia@DipityRoad says

    **hanging my head** My tablescape entry is shameful — I admit it.

    But I love the idea and certainly your hard work on all our behalf has inspired me to “shape up my act!!”

    I promise to be better!! thanks for the challenge.

    TTFN~~ Claudia

  47. Michelle says

    Hi Susan! I love your TT! I tell ya, you could use that cabbage plate and white salad plate every week and I would never tire of seeing them beautiful!!

  48. Jules from "The Roost" says

    I think the best arrangement come from stuff growing in the yard. Love it!

  49. I’ll have to find those vases, they are cute! And your monkey is adorable! Another lovely table, Susan. This is why I love Thursdays!

  50. Love the plate mix….texture & color wonderful. I thinks its funny I discover you (through Cote du Texas) after doing a post about red and voila!!!! Red on your blog everywhere.
    Your background is amazing!!!!!

  51. Michelle says

    This is my favorite tablescape you’ve done! I just love the green and white and the Monkey Pitcher is too wonderful!

    Love it!

  52. The Bloom Girls says

    Hi Susan,

    It was love at first site a few weeks ago when I met Oooh, oooh, aaah, aaah, eeee, eeee and I am glad to see he is minding his manners! He was a very good little monkey at the luncheon a few weeks back! (not at all like his cousin, George.. who as you remember is always very curious!) I really like the idea of the different vases, it looks amazing! Have a great week!


  53. redsoxmom says

    Tell oooh oooh, aaah aaah, eeeh eeeh he can visit my house anytime! What a cutie pie! Like this one even more than last week’s table, if that’s possible!! And your little friend isn’t bad, either! πŸ™‚

  54. The Bloom Girls says

    Hi Susan,
    He sure is a mischivous little monkey, but oh so very cute. He sure does add bunches of personality!

    Yes, you can absolutely use any of the pics from our post. I have others and will email them to you. I am only able to send three at one time, for some reason they are too large even when I compress them.

    Karyn and I are still talking about how much we enjoyed our luncheon and especially having the opportunity to meet you.

    Take care,

  55. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage says

    Just a very gorgeous table, love the money pitcher, so cute! Everything looks so summery. :O)

  56. Wonderful china.


  57. Everything about your table setting is just gorgeous! Love the plates, colors…everything. The vases from the dollar tree work so well. Thanks so much for sharing. One day, I would like to participate in this event. Thanks again, Mumzie

  58. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    Oh, I got such a kick out of the monkey (and his name!). Too cute!

    40 weeks of tablescaping? Wow! That’s a lot of creativity. Congratulations!

    It was great having your and your porch on my blog this week. Everyone loves it! Thanks again for sharing, Susan. πŸ™‚

  59. Debbie Pearson says

    Love the floral arrangements. Would never have thought of using spiderwort in one, very creative and unique and beautiful!

  60. A Touch of Country says

    love the monkey pitcher…it makes the table!

  61. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Beautiful! Love the dishes, but the pitcher with the monkey handle is the best. πŸ™‚

  62. The Raggedy Girl says

    Just lovely!
    The Raggedy Girl

  63. Florida Sue says

    Of course I have grown to expect your stupendously fabulous ideas Susan. You deserve all the notoriety in the world for your talents. We all seem to love that Monkey. He really adds a touch of fun to the table. Keep decorating, and I will keep being amazed over and over.

  64. Maryrose says

    Love the table, adore the monkey. You give “go set the table” new meaning. This is fabulous. Looking forward to the next 40+

  65. Love the monkey! I will keep my eye out for his cousins at my Home Goods store! Monkeys can be sneaky and junmp right into your shopping cart. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful, as always.


  67. Donna Marie says


    That monkey pitcher is the cutest ever!!!! I love your tablescape! I love your layering! I ooohed and Ahhh’d on each plate!!!! (LOL)

    Where ever do you store all of your dishes??? πŸ™‚

    Donna Marie

  68. Really Rainey says

    What a cozy fresh looking tablescape Susan! I love it and I really love monkeys! Cute!
    ~Really Rainey~

  69. Peg @ Bloomfield Farm says

    That little monkey is so cute! I always enjoy your beautiful tablescapes. I would like to see you host a Thursday where everyone can show what type of centerpiece they keep on their dining table when it is not tablescaped for a dinner party. My table looks great when company is coming, but I’ve never been happy with it bare… I need some inspiration!

  70. Scribbler says

    I need that Monkey! I have some Monkey Business going on in one of the upstairs rooms — he’d fit right in.


  71. A Hint of Home says

    Beautiful tablescape, as always! You do inspire us. Love the salad plates and the pitcher.

  72. Allidink says

    Great tablescape! I saw that monkey pitcher at Homegoods! lol. I love the vases!

    All the best,

  73. Sharing with Sherri says

    Hi Susan!
    You’ve created another lovely tablescape as always! Your monkey pitcher added a touch of fun and whimsey!! PERFECT!


  74. Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria says

    I Love, love this tablescape!! So inviting and pretty! I love the candlelight picture~makes me wish I was sitting there! I wanted to make sure you knew I was having a giveaway! My very first and a couple of Whimsy items are up for grabs! A really cute Birdie Bag and a Yummy Cupcake Pincushion! Stop by and enter when you can! Oh, I have a new look too! And because your a follower already if you leave me a comment that gives you two enteries already!

    Hugs to you,

  75. Chef Shari says

    WOW is all I can say, so glad Linda let me know about your site, I LOVE IT!!!! You motivated me to but the dragonfly lights I have had sitting in a bag for years on my ficus tree, thanks!

  76. So Pickin' Cute says

    Thanks for your comment today! Your blog is beautiful…I really enjoyed browsing. I can’t wait to check out the other Tablescapes!

  77. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Just beautiful! I love the colors. Your centerpiece is awesome!
    Hugs, Terrie

  78. I would love to find some green cabbage plates that weren’t terribly expensive. When I do find them, they always are. I’m still looking! I love what you can do with a plate setting. Are you sure you don’t want to start your own magazine dealing specifically with this subject? I think it would be a winner!

  79. Hi Susan
    You have so much china! Where do you stor it all?

  80. Melissa Miller says

    I’m just grinning so big over the precious monkey. LOVE him Susan! I admire your creativity and the use of what you love.
    It shows a real warmth and welcoming feeling in your home decor’.
    It’s very inspiring!

    I have to tell you I did a double take and thought I was at the wrong blog for moment…LOL!
    It looks pretty and summery fresh.

    Congrats on being featured.
    Well deserved my friend.

    Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
    ~Melissa πŸ™‚

  81. Kathleen says

    Beautiful! Love the vases and the monkey pitcher is adorable.
    Thanks for will have to rent a tent soon ..this party is getting very big!
    Have a great weekend!

  82. maidenshade says

    Hi there,

    Wow – I’m telling you my table never looked as good as what I’ve seen since finding this tablescape Thursday thread. This is like out of a magazine!

    I have one set of dishes and it’s Corelle! Oh don’t groan, we just aren’t like “that” is all, plus we don’t have room for all that stuff. I have to confess, mostly we eat at 8-9 pm, in bed while watching tv. Now be nice – it’s just that I work up until then is all…

    Ms. MaidenShade’s table is reserved for the cats to sleep on(don’t scream, we have a special acrylic topper just for them), when my in-laws come over or we have other company, ummm, which is never.

    But, having said that – it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate great effort, fine taste, and lovely things which is why I come here. It’s high living done vicariously; )

    TY, it is gorgeous!


  83. love your table and especially your monkey!! i have a really similar guy froma thrift shop.

    what a great idea for thursdays!! I'll definitely have to join in one of these weekd & now might be addicted to your blog!! hahaha

  84. Your table is absolutely beautiful and I love ooo ooo oo aah aah aaah eee eee!
    But I ADORE the sign above that says Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine.

    I have an urge to join in the table scapes with my paper plates and some plastic spoons, but I don’t think it would make anyone in this serious meme laugh!!!!

  85. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Good grief…I totally forget Thursday was tablescape day…
    I think I am getting old…ya think?
    Next week. I will be on top of it…honest..

  86. Jo - To a Pretty Life says

    Another gorgeous tablescape. I love the fresh green and white colours.

  87. Donna Lynn says

    First off I want to say, beautiful table! And second to whine, “Why oh Why don’t we have a Home Goods store in WA?” Love all your great finds you get there, how blessed you are to have that cool place to find bargins!
    Beautiful post, thanks so much for sharing!
    Donna Lynn

  88. Bobbi Jo says

    The table scape is beautiful with a little bit of whimsy with the monkeys. Love it! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  89. Hi Susan,
    I am still trying to catch up on seeing the tablescapes this week!
    Lovely table, so summery and fresh.
    I just love those white top plates with all their texture and pattern, I want some!!
    Great job as always!
    Linda Q

  90. I love the vases!

  91. tales from an oc cottage says

    Oh my gosh! At a table this pretty, I would be too distracted to even eat!

    m ^..^



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  93. lynnmosher says

    Oh, this is so beautiful! Love the color scheme. My mouth is drooling! LOL! Thanks for Tablescape Thursdays. Awesome!

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