Tablescaping with Metlox Poppytrail, Sculptured Daisy

Welcome to the 54th Tablescape Thursday!

On one of my trips to local antique/thrift store this summer, I came across this vintage Poppy Trail, Sculptured Daisy pitcher, made by Metlox Potteries. Since I’d just bought six place settings of this china the summer before at the Flea, I was excited to find a matching pitcher…and for only $6.


When I got home, I pulled out a bread plate and a cup and saucer to compare…yep, definitely Sculptured Daisy.


Before summer is all gone, I thought I’d post this summery daisy tablescape once again. This is my second favorite china to use when eating out on the porch…the first being the Ma Maison china you often see displayed on the green hutch that lives out on the porch.


I paired this vintage china with green place mats and matching napkins that I already had. The faux bamboo flatware was purchased from Big Lots late last summer to go with some china I had just bought for fall. I was happy to find it also coordinated well with this daisy pattern. Yes, I know these are cereal bowls, but I’m pretending like they are soup bowls so I could use the soup spoons.


This is an American made china and dates back to the 1960s. It was made by Metlox Potteries out of California. The name, Poppytrail, Sculptured Daisy, fits this china really well…the pattern is raised which gives the daisies a bit of a 3-D look. It makes you want to run your fingers across all the little daisies.


I found these cute flower-shaped salad plates at Home Goods…really wanted six, but they only had three. So I alternate them around the table with the salad plates that actually match the china.


Here’s a pic with the matching salad plates…much more interesting with the flower salad plates, don’t you think?


Isn’t this just about the happiest china you’ve ever seen…you just couldn’t be sad while eating from this plate!


The Sculptured Daisy china is so sweet and uncomplicated, I decided to decorate the table the same way. Instead of using bold candle holders with large candles, as I so often do, I went with a more delicate look, using lots of small votives, instead.


For the centerpiece, I went with an arrangement I frequently use on one of my tables during Christmas parties. This has to be one of the simplest centerpieces ever…I stole the idea from a Southern Living Magazine article a few years back. Just toss lemons into a large vase, fill with water and add some live greenery/cuttings from your yard. I like to use magnolia leaves but I’m sure other types of greenery would work just fine.


Here’s the view from the other end of the table. Just as I took this picture, the sun managed to find an opening through all the trees and lit up just the centerpiece.  Isn’t that amazing?! I could not have planned that if I’d tried.



A few pics as it was starting to get a bit darker outside…


Metlox Poppytrail Sculptured Daisy Table with Magnolia & Lemon Centerpiece


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  1. As always your tablescape is gorgeous. I love the lemons and greenery for a centerpiece.


  2. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says

    Oh Susan, you've done it again ~ stolen my heart with a beautiful table setting.

    Your photography is fantastic ~ and you're right… lighting is EVERYTHING when it comes to taking a picture and you've captured perfection. That centerpiece looks glorious!

    Those fresh daisy dishes and perfect accessories~ I love the way the bamboo flatware works so well with this theme.

    Very nice!!

    Thank you for hosting us each week. I know it takes effort and work, but you do it so graciously. Many thanks sweet lady! xo

  3. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks says

    Love that daisy pattern! I've got to put that Classy Flea on my travel schedule!

  4. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks says

    Love that daisy pattern! I've got to put that Classy Flea on my travel schedule!

  5. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks says

    Love that daisy pattern! I've got to put that Classy Flea on my travel schedule!

  6. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks says

    Love that daisy pattern! I've got to put that Classy Flea on my travel schedule!

  7. Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks says

    Love that daisy pattern! I've got to put that Classy Flea on my travel schedule!

  8. Lisa Shatzer says

    I love daisies so I love this tablescape. The centerpiece is gorgeous. This is my first time participating in Tablescape Thursday and looking at your table I can already see many areas where I can improve on mine. But what a fun thing to work on right!

  9. Southerncook says


    Lovely tablesetting and I am sure you were so excited when you found the pitcher. I particularly love your centerpiece with the magnolia's. I may borrow your idea at Christmas for my mantle, two at each end but may use cranberries in the vase instead. I have magnolias in my yard and low branches as well so I should use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  10. Oh Susan,
    Your tablescape is an inspiration again! Ya know I remember that dish pattern for sale in the late 60's in Gatlinburg, Tn. at the Acorn Shop.It was a Cutlery and Dinnerware retailer. They sold mid to high-end place settings. What a great find!

  11. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    The sculptured daisy pattern in so pretty. I love the lemons and magnolias. They really go well with the china. Congrats on finding such a deal on the matching pitcher. Very, very pretty!


  12. You've done it once again…just lovely…especially the shot you got of the sun shining in on the centerpiece….The daisy patter is so 1960's I love it!! You need a VW Bug in the driveway to go along with it….

  13. This is simply spectacular, Susan! The daisy dishes, the lemon/magnolia centerpiece, the candles, the beautiful effects of the light!

    You captured it all beautifully with your photographic artistry!
    One of your very best! Congratulations!


  14. I love those dishes. I married in 1975, and my pottery was made by Poppytrail and the pattern was California Orchard. My pattern looks terribly dated, but yours still looks fresh. I love it! Great 'scape.

  15. I just love the Daisy dishes. When I got married poppytrail by Metlox was very popular and I wanted these dishes. I told my soon to be hubby that I would pick out the china and he could pick out the everyday dishes….BIG MISTAKE!!! Instead of these lovely daisy dishes he picked Red Rooster by poppytrail…..we still have them and I SO wanted to participate in the Rooster party with them but My name is Carol and I am tooooooo chicken to start a blog. But you all make it so tempting I just may have to try it. Sorry this is long but I knew you would appreciate a dish story….

  16. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    I'm so excited for you — finding that pitcher — I always enjoy a good treasure hunt. Love your daisy days (and nights) – those dishes are certainly as you say — happy ones! Thanks again!

  17. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Carol…love that story! You set your table with those wonderful Rooster dishes and e-mail me the pics and I'll post them right here! πŸ™‚ Take lots of close up shots so we can see everything…we're nosey that way! πŸ™‚

  18. Dear Susan,
    Blessings to you.
    Hello from HomeHaven.
    Your Table is lovely and the candles add such a sweet mood.
    Lovely all the way around.

  19. Hi Susan,
    As always a wonderful job. How happy are those daisies to catch the end of summer and how lucky for you to find the matching pitcher. I love the centerpiece and the lemoms in the water are so fresh and pretty. I must go back for a second look.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting. I hsve enjoyed every table.

  20. 9405018--Pat says

    Susan, I love the lemmons and greenery centerpiece….Daisies dishes perfect….thanks for sharing…Pat H

  21. So Pretty!

    I so wish that we had a pretty porch to entertain on…. Lovely!


  22. Beautiful table! I love the daisies! And your centerpiece is really beautiful, everything coordinates to perfection as usual!
    It just looks like such a happy table!
    All the best,

  23. What a lovely end of summer scape this is Susan! Just so sweet or sour with those lemons LOL! As always I so enjoy your style and your beautiful creations on your table tops!!

  24. Your table setting is gorgeous! Wow. Love that room that your table is in too. This is my first time doing this and I'm looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

  25. Ok, I HAVE to know where you keep all this stuff!? Really!?
    I'd have a house full, but then I may appear on the new show on A&E, Hoarders!
    PS–Thanks for the photography hints!

  26. Atelier de Charo says

    Realmente es una mesa fabulosa, la vajilla con esas margaritas, se ven fantΓ‘sticas, el centro de mesa con los limones y las hojas le dan el toque final. Felicitaciones, precioso.

  27. Beautiful as always. Love the lemons. If you ever run out of space to store all of your wonderful finds, open and esty shop and I will be your first customer! **blows kisses** Deborah

  28. These daisy dishes are so pretty and I I would be so happy to eat at this table and tell some stories about dish hunting and shopping. This is so pretty especially on a cool night like it is here tonight. I get so excite too when we find items that go with a set that is not completed.
    I really like the simpleness of the centerpiece.

  29. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan,
    I am so excited about this post in so many ways!! First, I just love that stunning table! I don't know where to begin but I love that centerpiece, the china, the lighting,it's all delightful! Next,my Mom's first ever set of China was Metlox's Provincial Blue. She still has a lot of it and I've been thinking of doing a tablescape with it. She paid for it partly with green stamps! Now how 1960's is that! I've been searching E-bay for some extra pieces for her and the cups, as usual, are the hardest to find. Thanks again for the lovely book, I am so enjoying it! Hugs, Cindy

  30. As always, your table is beautiful! The daisy dishes are so classic and fresh. The magnolia and lemon centerpiece is the perfect touch!

    Thank you for sharing..
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  31. Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia says

    Dearest Susan,

    Your using all my very favourite things on your table setting today, daisies, bamboo handled cutlery and magnolia. Very, very beautiful.

    Thanks for all the tips in your last post. It's always a great thing to share advice.

    Come and visit my largest tablescape ever. A tablescape for 600 people. The Debutante ball that was on last Friday night.

    Have a fantastic day and see you next week.

    xxxx Coty,

  32. Lady Katherine says

    So Lovely! Just refreshing! How great you found the pitcher to match! I could sit here all day long!

  33. I remember that daisy pattern. I had never thought about using magnolia leaves except at Christmas, but they look very pretty with the lemons.

    You asked about the Linzer Cookie recipe, and I will be posting it for Foodie Friday.

  34. Daisies are one of my all time favorite flowers, and the dishes are just gorgeous. I really like them. What a great find to get the pitcher to go with them. I really love the floral arrangement too. The magnolia leaves are so pretty. I really wish we had them here. As usual, your tablescape is beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  35. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    I love those daisy plates!! Everything is so beautiful! Glad you posted this! I'm not ready for fall just yet, it's still too hot here in FL!


  36. Oh Susan, that table is so pretty!
    I really love the centerpiece, the lemons and magnolia leaves are stunning.(I tried this at Christmas time with cranberries, but some of them exploded in the water, it was not what I had planned.)
    I am curious where you keep all your wonderful dishes and glassware. I have a lot, but not as much as you!
    PS – Your "tips" post was very helpful, thank you!
    Have a good week!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  37. black eyed susans kitchen says

    This is such a beautiful table!! It is sweet and sunny and the dishes are gorgeous. Thank you again for hosting this event.
    β™₯, Susan

  38. Susan,
    Beautiful table as usual. Everything on the table looks so light and fresh. Love the center piece.

  39. Susan,
    Beautiful table as usual. Everything on the table looks so light and fresh. Love the center piece.

  40. VERY pretty dishes! Don't you love how when you buy something and get home and it's a perfect match?!

  41. Your tablescape is lovely as always!

  42. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    The linens you chose work so great with those dishes! And as simple as the daisy, this tablescape is a nice summery set-up.

  43. Country Wings in Phoenix says

    Oh Susan!
    This table setting is exquisite. I love daisies, so this is my cup of tea, and what a bargain to find the pitcher for $6.00. Someone obviously did not know what it was. With the lemons and the magnolia greenery it is so beautiful, and the little tea lights really set it off. Thanks for sharing. What a lovely creation you have made. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

  44. OMGoodness! In 1970 my MIL bought my husband & I a very similar daisy patterned set of china for a wedding gift! I'd forgotten about it until your beautiful photos.
    Thank you!!

  45. Simply beautiful! Love it all. A lovely place to spend quality time!

  46. Once again a beautifully co-ordinated tablescape. Everything looks perfect.

    Thank you for hosting,

  47. nannykim at spindle cottage says

    Love those dishes; yes, they are so happy! I agree that the flower shaped plate does set it off nicely–hey, we sometimes have soup in cereal bowls—every once in a while.

    Love the lemon idea (Oh, but don't you find that magnola leaves die quickly?). I like the little candles because they somehow go with all of the lemons. Also makes me think of fireflies!

  48. The Green Pea says

    I like the little salad plates that you bought at Home Goods. Your table is just gorgeous, your blog is so much fun…..Sandi

  49. Susan, my daughter -in-law had those dishes when they got married over 10 years ago. Hmmm I wonder what happened to them (no, she doesn't live in GA to have sold them to your store) She bought them from a friend prior to the wedding because she loved them. But, we all change don't we. Heaven, have many sets of dishes have we been through????? I wouldn't want to count. Have a great weekend.

  50. Just gorgeous, as usual! I love the magnolia leaves! I think I will put some on my table tomorrow πŸ™‚

  51. Debbie Pearson says

    Where on earth do you store are your gorgeous dishes! I'm so envious of the selection and collections you have.

  52. HI Susan! This gorgeous china reminds me of when we first got married (41 years ago) and we got our first and only dishes with GREEN STAMPS! They were Melamine but they ahd a DAISY PATTERN:):):) Your gorgeous dishes bring back memories of me trying to figure out HOW to cook and serving my sweet, PATIENT DH on those plastic dishes!!!:):) Fun memories, we have come a LOOOONG way!!!! I forgot to post my table! Maybe I can get to it tomorrow morning….have to do it from DH's computer, for some reason it doesn't work from mine. I love this beautiful table you have created, the LIGHTING just takes my breath! I need some photography lessons from you!!!!! Hugs, Pinky

  53. Oh Susan, I so love daisy's. Your table looks so beautiful. Daisy's are one of the flowers that last longer in our summers. You are so darn clever and talented !
    I do want to thank you for your "Blogging Secrets" and other helpful posts. My big obstacle is enlarging the pictures. I am playing on my test blog, but I find that some of these tips work on a pc, but not with apple.
    Frustrating. I'll keep at it, though, and hopefully I can start joining in on some of your special days here.
    Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments !

  54. southern queen bee says

    That has to be the prettiest table I have ever seen. I wish I had time to join in the fun, but for now I can visit your blog.Thanks for sharing…Missy

  55. southern queen bee says

    That has to be the prettiest table I have ever seen. I wish I had time to join in the fun, but for now I can visit your blog.Thanks for sharing…Missy

  56. Susan

    Gorgeous says it all! What a way to dine the summer out. I love…double-dip love photo 9. I have to laugh, you are hanging onto summer for all its worth, and Barb over at Bella Vista is trying hard to wish it out and fall on in. I vote summer has to stay until we clear this table. πŸ™‚

  57. I just love your cheery daisy dishes, and the pitcher was such a lucky find! Beautiful lighting, too!

  58. This was just lovely! Thank you for inviting us!! That is a wonderful idea for the centerpiece. I will have to remember that one. The daisy china is adorable. Love it.

  59. your tables are always gorgeous!

  60. Susan, there is (was) a large set of these available at the GW boutique(Goodwill) on Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. Jackie "a huge fan"

  61. Fabulous Susan!!!

    I had a stressful day today,(It's very hard being a 47 year old dad to a 2 year old toddler)but to wash away Thursdays stress, I always look forward to Tablescape Thursday and you have not let me down. This beautiful setting is just so soothing. It put a smile on my face. I love it and wish I were there tonight to enjoy the wonderful and relaxing setting. You're my Calgon spa!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  62. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    I'm a fan of anything with daisies on it, so I really like these plates. Another beautiful tablescape! I don't know how you manage to wow us week after week, but you do. πŸ™‚

  63. Another one hit out of the park. You are right they are a happy looking set. I love it when I find something that matches pieces I already have at home.

  64. Beautiful! I love daisies and the dinnerware is gorgeous. Such detail. I wish I had seen those dishes at a Classy Flea when I was there a few weeks ago πŸ™

  65. I am sure you were so excited when you found the pitcher. I just love it when I have such good luck!!!I just love the beautiful table you have created….Thank you…

  66. TwirlandTaste says

    How could we function without the majestic magnolia? They are always beautiful, stylish and lend themselves to practically any tablescape. Your setting is stunning yet simple and refreshing.
    Happy Twirls

  67. Beautiful as usual, Susan. We better enjoy this very summery dinnerware cause summer is going fast. Great find on the matching pitcher…Christine

  68. Fifi Flowers says

    J'adore your plates… totally FAB!!!

  69. Dining Delight says

    Your daisy dishes are wonderful! How nice that you found that pitcher to match and at a great price. Thanks for sharing the terrific idea for a simple centerpiece, hope to use that sometime. Fabulous 'scape as always!


  70. Beautiful table! It goes perfectly with the basket on your door. I totally agree that the daisy pattern sets such a happy table. I remember this pattern from my childhood. I've eaten off this patten many times.

    Lots of personal commitments this week so I didn't get a tablescape posted. Hope to participate next week. Thanks for hosting this weekly treasure. It is such fun to visit all the blogs with beautiful tables.

    Enjoy your holiday weekend. ~ Sarah

  71. Michelle@Sweet Something says

    Hi Susan, love those daisy dishes! Daisies are such a perfect flower and we named our beagle Daisy! πŸ™‚ Happy TT to ya!

  72. Hello Dearheart…

    My friend…yet another beautifully set table!!! I really do love your sculptured daisy dishes…they're perfect for entertaining on that fabulous porch of yours! So happy that you found the matching pitcher…it's absolutely charming…and at just $6…what a great deal!!! Love the creamy white, soft yellows, and all that green…it really is so summery! Girl, I do declare that you can take a glass vase, a few lemons, and some beautiful magnolia leaves and make one fabulous centerpiece…I just adore it!!! Sooo very pretty and it makes such a sweet statement on your table!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous porch and creative talents with us again today!!!

    I decided to do my last summery tablescape of the year…Autumn is fast approaching in Colorado! In fact, it's too chilly to open the doors and windows early in the morning. Have to wait till it warms up a bit! I'm looking forward to Autumn! Well my friend, thank you again for hosting TT…you always put so much effort into giving us a day to play with our dishes…hehe! I sure do appreciate you!!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Love ya,

  73. tales from an oc cottage says

    I just love daisies!!! Adorable!

    m ^..^

  74. Hi Susan

    I love the table setting. The daisy design is so cheerful and as I was looking at your blog the sun starting shining here at 8am in the UK when you are all still in bed in the USA!!

    I don't have much china so can't participate very often but I love the idea of the lemons with the greenery and I think that will improve my table settings.I think nice linen, candles and floral arrangements can make a table. Thank you for all the great advice yesterday. I have added one or two things to the side of my blog.


  75. What a great idea to use the lemons and greenery for the centerpiece! The tablescape is beautiful.

  76. Beansieleigh says

    Hi Susan, LOVE you daisy dishes, and am so glad for you, that you could find the matching pitcher in your travels!!.. and for such a nice price! Your tablescape is beautiful, and I have to agree that I like the flower salad plate variation! Again, very inspiring, and I'm just mustering up the courage to join in! My little picture is now among your list of followers! ~tina

  77. Love the Daisy tablescape! The dishes are just beautiful, very unique. I cannot believe I have lived in GA for this long and have just now learned about the Classy Flea…definitely on my list of places to go this weekend!!

  78. What a pretty table setting. Love the floral pattern.

  79. honeysuckle says

    Lovely table as always. It is especially pretty by candlelight and the centerpiece is beautiful!

  80. sharonavinger says

    Oh, Susan! The Sculptured Daisy pattern was my everyday pattern I picked out when I got married in 1972! I still have a setting for 14 or so, along with many serving pieces. If you can ever find the salt and peppers, they are too cute! Happy hunting! You've made me enjoy my dishes all over again!

  81. Sandi@ My Yellow Door says

    Hi Susan,
    I love your Daisy dishes; they are so very pretty and friendly! Love the pitcher you found that matches the set. Great find! Like the lemon centerpiece too. Have a lovely day.


  82. Hello Susan – Even though I've never participated, I love visiting on Thursdays to see all the beautiful table scapes. Your daisy plates are so pretty! Love the design. And I really like your lemon centerpiece idea. Thank you for sharing!


  83. Gorgeous tablescape… it exudes cheerfulness and warmth. A perfect one for a hearty meal and fun-filled conversations.

  84. Oh, to be able to dine on that most lovely of porches! The daisies are the most cheerful plant I know. I can imagine eating off them makes you smile while you eat. Love the centerpiece. Easy and elegant at the same time.

  85. Kitty Valerie says

    Hi, Susan:

    As usual, your tablescapes are georgeous, amazing and fantastic.

    I really loved your pics.

    Thanks for hosting this event.

    Have a great Thursday,

  86. Cass @ That Old House says

    I love those happy exuberant dishes! Lovely table — and I love how you take the pictures at different times of day to get the shots in different lights. Nice! If I didn't always do it at the last minute, or PAST the last minute, I would try that.

    You have MAD tablesetting skills, madam, and are a wizard of organization as well. I bow down.

  87. Hi Susan, I thought I wasn't going to join in this week, but I managed to find some pretty stuff today, so I thought I would show it off. I love your daisy plates and pitcher, and of course your tablescape is just amazing, as always πŸ™‚
    Have a great day.

  88. What can I say? Exemplary. Fresh. Spring-y.Optimistic. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart and your good taste.

  89. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    I can't believe Summer is gone. It's wonderful to see this beautiful "daisy" table again before Fall arrives. Thank you so much for your gracious hosting of this event. I had trouble getting my photos to load, so I am very late to the party today. laurie

  90. Sedona @ MyDivineDelights says

    What a sweet tablescape to wrap up summer. So fresh and delicate!! Very refreshing!

  91. This is just beautiful, I love the effect of the small candles, lovely! Thanks so much for your tips, I really appreciate the help, as I never could figure out how to link without putting out the whole address. You're the best!

  92. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Hello sweet Susan!
    Although I am a wee bit late in joining tablescapes I wanted to make sure you knew how much I absolutely adored my special lantern. It is the focus of my tablescape. I hope you'll stop by.
    What a blessing this sweet lantern was. It truly added a bit of light back into my life.

  93. The Kramer Angle says

    I absolutely love the magnolia leaves and lemons. Simple. Elegant. Inexpensive. Beautiful!

  94. Melissa Miller says

    Susan the daisy dishes are so charming and beautiful! Hands down one of my favorites of yours. Wait? I say that alot don't I? Well I certainly love all of your stunning and creative tablescapes.
    You are amazing and inspiring!

    Have a wonderfully blessed Holiday weekend. ~Melissa πŸ™‚

  95. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says

    This is such a gorgeous tablescape! I love the daisy dishes and that lovely centerpiece with the lemons and magnolia.


  96. Hi Susan!

    Love the lemons!!! And the daisies…

    I will have to be a part of this neat party soon!!

    love, kelee

  97. Hi Susan,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting! I am glad you found me….I found you a long time πŸ™‚ I have enjoyed coming to so many tablescape Thursdays! I never have been a participant, for you see, I don't have all the pretty dishes everyone has, but I enjoy looking at all the beautiful tablescapes! I have often said to others that someone should do a book about blogger tablescapes (Tablesscape Thursdays) because some of them are just AMAZING!!!!!

    I just adore the yellow and green combination you have used in this one…those are 2 of my favorite colors!!!

    I have to tell you I have always adored your home and your style! YOur bedroom is just stunning and we share that same plaid fabric…only mine is in the living and dinig rooms…I also have admired the pig in your kitchen…for a very long time…I remember him from RMS! Just love 'em!

    Well I didn't mean to write you a book but I was just so excited when I seen your comment!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

  98. Hi, I have looked at your blog a few times now but have not commented. I live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I just love your porch, it would be my dream porch!! I grew up in a home with a porch along one side of the house and spent many hours out there. I hope you don't mind me stopping by I so enjoy the tablescapes and ideas I am getting from you. Your home is beautiful!

  99. Wow just beautiful. Love the daisy pitcher and dishes and how all the votives sparkle.

  100. Beansieleigh says

    Good Friday Morning Susan! I just wanted to pop in to tell you how I mentioned your Tablescapes in my post today. I find that I have to laugh at myself a little, for being so excited over a set of simple dishes, but that's what Tablescape Thursday is starting to do to me!! I got a set of 6 black dinner/lunch plates, with 6 salad/dessert plates at a local garage sale, and you'd have thought I hit the lottery!.. No, I'm just thinking Halloween table settings! I'm gonna jump in this event someday soon, I think! ~tina

  101. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    One shouldn't SCREAM with delight when they see a post….should they? Yes..well..I just DID!


  102. Bonjour Susan,
    I so enjoyed looking at your wonderful photographs of the pretty daisy plates & gorgeous centrepiece.
    Thanks for sharing
    Maggie & Normandy Life

  103. The Raggedy Girl says

    I so love the Daisy Dishes.

    The Raggedy Girl

  104. I LOVE your post…because I got these dishes when I got married in l978! Seeing your beautiful table makes me want to get them out of the hutch and use them again. I love daisies so much that I had them in my wedding bouquet and on our cake. Thanks for the beautiful photos and inspiration.
    BB from GA.

  105. Hello Susan,

    What a great tablescape! I love the Sculptured Daisy china.

    ~ Tracy

  106. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan!
    My REAL Daisies have given up the ghost for the season, so I am delighted to see the pretty daisies on your dishes. Aren't they just the happiest flowers? Love 'em.
    I also like the idea of lemons and vases — I tried that once with cranberries in a vase — filled it with water and the darned cranberries FLOATED. Not a success.

    Apparently lemons are heavier!
    Lovely table — Cass

  107. I started collecting these dishes when I graduated from high school 40 years ago. Quite a few pieces are broken now. I used to have 8 place settings. Your tablescape is gorgeous.

  108. Carol DeCormier Balducci says

    I also have the Daisy dishes. I just became aware that the lead content may be dangerously high to eat off of ??? Is there any truth to this?

    • I hadn’t heard that…not sure. If you find out Carol…please let me know.

    • Hi Carol –
      Did you ever find out about the lead content in these dishes? I have a full set that was my parents and I love them so much. Really want to keep using them but heard about the Metlox recall a long time ago and wondered if these were part of that recall or if anyone had actually tested this pattern for lead toxicity. Please let us know if you have any more information. Thank you.

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