Tablescaping with Villeroy & Boch, Melina

Welcome to the 88th Tablescape Thursday!

Today was one of those unbelievably gorgeous spring days! The trees are all dressed in their spring green and it’s time for some tablescaping out on the porch. No words today…just pics.   Enjoy!

Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece


Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece


Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece



Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece

Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece


Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece


Colorful Tablescape with a Rooster Centerpiece

Chargers: Neiman Marcus, 2-3 years ago
Dinner Plates: Villeroy & Boch, Pattern: Melina, Rich’s 20+ years ago
Red Salad Plates: HomeGoods, two years ago
Rooster Appetizers: HomeGoods, recently
Rooster Glasses: Old Time Pottery, a few months ago
Flatware: Gourmet Settings, Treble Clef, HomeGoods, 6 months ago but still available
Plaid Napkins: Marshalls, 6-8 months ago
Organza Napkin sheaths: The Magnolia Room in Marietta, GA
Napkin rings: Pier 1, two years ago
Candlesticks: Hobby Lobby, 2-3 years ago
Candles: Colonial Candle
Rooster Centerpiece: Steinmart, many years ago
Greenery: Nandina from my yard, along with moss from the Dollar Tree

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. SouthernGal says

    Well, there is just too much to love here! Those rooster dishes and organza napkins and, oh well, just everything! LOVE all of it!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  2. Oh, so much rooster-y goodness here! LOVE the color scheme, and those colors really pop against your white table. The flatware is great with this tablescape, too!

  3. Susan, great table setting. I need your rooster glasses. Need to go to old Time Pottery I guess. I love your candlesticks and centerpiece.

  4. Hi Susan,
    I like your rooster theme. That vibrant colors and the nice dishes remind me to a warm evening in Italy. This rooster plates are pretty close to Deruta style. Great tablescape as usual.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Susan,
    What a wonderful tablescape! I love the unexpected spring colors. The plaid is a great addition to the table!
    Dee Dee

  6. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says

    Hi Susan,
    Such a cute rooster table! And those glasses – adorable! Thank you for hosting, it's always such fun. Definitely my favorite day of the week!
    Cheers, Andrea

  7. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    This is breathtaking Susan!! I love everything about it! Love what you did with the napkins. Love the roosters!!

  8. Red Couch Recipes says

    I love the red in your tablescape! The rooster appetizer plates are so cute and the napkins, though unexpected, look great! Thanks for hosting! Joni

  9. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Love your rooster plates! You can see from my post this week — I had roosters in mind as well. Love the mixture of plaid napkins (I'm mad about plaid) with all your colorful dishes.

  10. Hi Susan, I am frustrated with the inlink system. It is not publishing my information other than my photo. It happened last week and it just happened again.
    I clicked to add my link. I put in my url. I put in my name and title of my post. I then put in my e-mail address. I clicked next step, and selected a thumnail. According to the help section, that should be all I needed to do. Then, it published with only a photo – #10 – no one else's published this way. What am I doing wrong, Susan? I was wanting to title it "Beth – Elegance in Red and a Giveaway" to publicize my giveaway. You fixed it for me last time and I do appreciate it.
    Even more so I would like to know what I need to do so it publishes not just the photo but my name and title. I am e-mailing you too so maybe you can respond to my e-mail with some assistance.
    Thanks, Beth

  11. once in a blue moon... says

    just darling, i love the rooster plates, great touch with the plaid. i so love COLOR! thanks for hosting everyone~

  12. Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage says

    This is one of my favorite tablescapes you've done, and I have many favorites! I just love the bright colors and I love the rooster plates. Thanks for hosting such a fun meme!

  13. The little rooster plates are cute! Your tables are always so pulled together and cozy. How long and wide is that table?

  14. Susan, Your table is spectacular! I love your dining area – what a pretty room and view! Beautiful rooster plates and glassware. Love the napkins and napkin rings too and your flatware is fabulous! The colors look great together. Very nicely done, Susan!
    Thanks for hosting, Beth

  15. Hi Susan,
    No words were needed….this is a darling table. Love the vibrant colors and plaid, ant those rooster dishes …. so fun.

    PS Thanks for hosting

  16. scribbler-unfocused says

    What a great composition! I have been looking for some more of the yellow Talavera, but our HG does not seem as well stocked. I adore red and yellow!


  17. vignette design says

    Hi Susan,
    No words today for your tablescape? Well I have plenty to say! It is just gorgeous for one! I love your rooster goblets, your tartan plaid napkins and your layered dishes too. Thanks for hosting another TT!

  18. Nancy's Notes says

    Absolutely stunning tablecape, very impressive! You are so talented and a genius at decorating!

    Glad I stopped in!


  19. I especially like the birds! The primary color scheme is also wonderful. Thanks for another fun Tablescape Thursday!

  20. Lady Katherine says

    Susan, I just love how you used the fruit dishes with the roosters! The Rooster dishes are adorable as is the centerpiece rooster! The stemware, I just adore! Such a whimsical Table setting with the roosters! The napkins looks wonderful, love the chair cushions! What a wonderful site to wake up to, Do you need to borrow one of my Real Rooster to crow? lol Love this table!

  21. Very pretty, Susan. So nice and bright and I love the rooster theme, especally the goblets…Christine

  22. Cynthia@ITLLDO says

    The colors in your tablescape just make my heart sing! You never disappoint us. Thanks so much.

  23. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Love the beautiful colors! Everything just pops! The napkins are so pretty as well!


  24. Cock-A-Doodle-Doo. So cheerful and pretty. The flatware is adorable-so lively.

  25. santamaker says

    Hey Susan, always so exciting to see one of your creations! BEautiful ! The centerpiece with rooster was great and I love your new seat cushions!

  26. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, this is soooo charming! I love the plaid napkins with the sheer sheaths! Love the rooster bowls and stemware! Love all of it. You are a genius. laurie

  27. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    I am always excited to see your tablescapes! This is so beautiful! The colors and the roosters are just fabulous!

  28. Tennis Girl says

    The tablescape is wonderful and beautiful. I love the bright, vibrant color against the white background of your porch. Lovely!

  29. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Hi Susan, Thank you for hosting another TT! Your table is so fun. It looks like you are ready to celebrate cinco de Mayo!

    I love the pottery rooster and the Mexican inspired plates. A couple of years ago I was in Delores, Mexico and they are known for their beautiful bright pottery. Your plates so remind me of the ones I saw. I just love the handpainted rooster glasses too. You have tied in this fun theme and color scheme so well! Muy bonita!
    YOur table is lovely, as usual and a real delight for the eyes. Ole'

  30. Joanne Kennedy says

    You have the most beautiful home. I love every tablescape you do and this one is no exception. It's so pretty. Love the way your centerpieces are always so formal looking.


  31. What a happy table! Red plaid is always a favorite! You amaze me each time!

    From Virginia

  32. Like Yvonne said, LOL! And yes these plates could easily be used for Cinco de Mayo!
    Very pretty! And I am making some of those napkin sheaths!
    Fun table, S..thanks for hosting!

  33. The Shiny Pebble says

    I would love to see where you keep all of your dishes! You cabinets must be bursting at the hinges. lol

    I have added the link to my dining room makeover. If you don't feel that it is appropriate, please remove it. My feelings won't be hurt.

    Thanks for hosting!

  34. Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen says

    Hello there dear Susan,

    My oh my, this is just so exceptionally bright and cheerful!~ I love every little detail, especially the layered napkins and the lovely plates..,Fabulous as always!

    Thanks so much for hosting yet another wonderful,'Tablescape Thursday'..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  35. Susan, no words needed! Love all the rooster details. Those little rooster plates are really cute. It fun to have them in a shape. As always, your table is perfectly charming!

  36. Susan, This is another wonderful tablescape. I like everything about it. So many details! Love it!

  37. Mary Ellen says

    So pretty! THank you for another great party!

  38. You always have the perfect lighting in your photos! Love how you mixed all the textures and everything still looks perfect! The rooster touches are too cute!

  39. You always pull together such an interesting and fun tablescape. I received a few little dishes like your chicken ones in the center of the plates.
    You made them look even better.

  40. You always pull together such an interesting and fun tablescape. I received a few little dishes like your chicken ones in the center of the plates.
    You made them look even better.

  41. tales from an oc cottage says

    HONESTLY! How do you concentrate long enough to set a table with that DISTRACTING view from your porch! SO DARN PRETTY! {Loving the "double-foofed" napkins! ;}

    m ^..^

  42. sweet european dreams says

    hi Susan – in each photo, I was drooling over the red candlesticks, and then you revealed they were from good ol' Hobby Lobby. Where would i be without that store?!

  43. The red burgundy color of the candlesticks are so rich…love the little rooster bowls! The red and yellow look wonderful together.. I have some dishes that match your rooster bowls..but they are just luncheon plate size. Everything is so pretty as always.

    Miss Bloomers

  44. Lana K. W. Austin says

    I don't have a 'scape today but wanted to just check in and view the beauty and I'm glad I did!
    Those tiny little appetizer plates match a set I got a few months ago at either Marshall's or TJ Maxx so I'm gonna need to go and find these matching pieces!
    Wonderful as always,

  45. Another breathtaking tablescape on that gorgeous porch of yours, Susan! Oh, Lord, I love everything… My favorite color is red, so I love the red candlesticks and the red accents on everything. And I love the French Rooster theme. The colors are so vibrant. The little plates are adorable, as are the pretty glasses. And that centerpiece! So nice!! Thanks for another great one, Susan.
    Best regards,

  46. Carol at Serendipity says

    Another lovely tablescape. I love the red and yellow.
    The new linking system is wonderful. Had trouble getting the thumbnail but I was too impatient I guess.

    Thanks for hosting. Now I'm off to see the pretty dishes.


  47. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Oh so pretty! I really like the look of the napkins!

  48. Beautiful as always! The plaid napkins are unexpected but work great. I hope the pollen is gone! The porch looks fantastic!

  49. Your table it beautiful! I love the red colors.

  50. I love your tablescape..You are so creative…

  51. Oh how I love coming here to see all your wonderful creations, Susan! I am a recovering rooster-aholic, so this is especially fun for me to see. LOVE the centerpiece, and the little appetizer dishes! So cute! Thanks so much for hosting this fun party. πŸ™‚

  52. I love the look of the wrought iron flatware with the red and the rooster plates!

  53. marthapoints says

    Ok, I clearly need to get the photography thing down a little better. I only take one or two…

    And those close-up shots are so lovely!

    Plus, I just don't set enough fancy tables. This was the first time I thought I had anything interesting to talk about on this link. (But it was still mostly about how it went not-quite-the-way-I-meant-it-to.)

    Ok, I'm just going to break out the good china more often!

  54. Cottage Rose says

    Hi Susan; I love your table scape,,, no words needed, it speaks for it's self…. gorgeous!!! have a great day.

  55. This is one of my favorites of all you have done..and that is saying a lot! *smile* Love all the sweet roosetrs and the colors! Just all so cheery and warm and wow!
    I wish I had such a deliughtful setting to enjoy…your porch and grounds are amazing!
    As always, a delight!!


  56. Susan, I so look forward to Thursdays at your place. I am amazed that you can do this week after week with such a high degree of creativity. You are truly a pro.

  57. lulumusing says

    I absolutely love this….the setting, the dishes, the attention to detail.

  58. This is my favorite of all the tables you have done…love all the rooster dishes. The plaid napkins are so pretty with the dishes, something I never would have thought to put together, colorful roosters and a plaid, but it works wonderfully.

  59. Sailing Simply says

    This is just so pretty. Looking at your photos is like looking at my favorite decorating books! I could just look at them over & over again and notice something new everytime! Love it!

  60. Love your tablescape today…just gorgeous!!! Thanks again for hosting!!!

  61. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Oh Susan, since I love roosters, this is totally one of my favorite tablescapes. Everything is perfect as usual. Hugs, Marty

  62. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I finally got back here to really look at your tablescape. I went through it much too quickly when I posted my link. Everything is gorgeous as usual. I really love the napkins and I always love that flatware pattern, it really goes well with all your roosters. The table is so bright and cheery…makes me happy!


  63. Oh, Susan! I'm literally foaming at the mouth looking at your darling Rooster tablescape! Oh, it's sweet! Even your glasses have Roosters! πŸ™‚
    I've got to go and lay down now – I'm dizzy! πŸ™‚
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  64. Hi Susan….freat table as usual…Love the new seat cushions…Hoping to see you Saturday night!

  65. says

    I want your porch and your weather. Can you send it to Boston.

  66. Susan, your photography is always so spectacular! This crispness and the elements you use and how you put things together always give me joy. You create beauty.

    Your porch looks stunning again. It's such a special space.
    Hope your weekend is lovely.

  67. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says

    Lovely table setting! The rooster plates are adorable. Boy, would I like to raid your china closet.

  68. Allison Shops says

    Those rooster plates are just too cute!


  69. Susan, I love this tablescape…the touches of plaid layered with the sheer white napkins, your rooster centerpiece and all the colorful combination of textures makes this such a warm, yet cheerful table. I'd love to dine on your porch any ole time!

    Have a great time tomorrow night…wish I could be in Marietta to join in the fun.

    Kindest wishes,


  70. I love it! I wish I was creative enough to pull something like that off.

  71. Kathysue says

    Susan that little chicken is adorable and your table is so bright and festive, love the flatware. What a fun table, Kathysue

  72. Pearl Maple says

    Susan that is such a cute tablescape. It is a delight to visit your blog space each week and see what creative visions everyone is sharing.

  73. Oh MY!!!! How did I miss this chicken tablescape!!! It's absolutely delightful!!!! I am going to have the best time with tablescaping as soon as I find my dining room table!!

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