Upcycled Furniture Covers Are The Star Of This Wonderful Garden-Themed Tablescape

Welcome to the 816th Tablescape Thursday! Norma set a beautiful spring table recently, and you’re going to love how she acquired the gorgeous, linen tablecloth she used!

Garden Inspired Table Setting with Villeroy & Boch


Norma said, “You may remember that the man who did the work on our garden gave me the table cloth that they had covered their machinery with each night, and then I used it for Halloween.”

Fun Halloween Table Setting in Black, White and Orange


“Well, he came to do a few small jobs for us and arrived with an armful of fabric. Apparently he had been working at a lady’s house, and she said that she was throwing these sofa and chair covers away. He said that he knew someone who would like them, and she told him to take it. The fabric is beautiful heavy linen of the highest quality, and it made three sets of tablecloths and six napkins. I kept one and gave two sets away.”

Villeroy & Boch Garden Themed Table Setting with Bouquet China


Such beautiful fabric! So amazing that Norma saw its potential and was able to turn it into a beautiful tablecloth! Those furniture covers were probably headed to the landfill, but now they have a new life as a wonderful floral tablecloth and napkins!

Garden Inspired Table Setting with Villeroy & Boch


Norma gave her table a garden theme that works beautifully with her new tablecloth.

Garden themed table setting


Boxwood Topiary for Spring Floral Themed Table Setting


Seeing Norma’s table today really makes me want to set a garden table again sometime very soon. Right now, my breakfast table is pushed to the corner of the kitchen and I can’t get to the porch table from the kitchen since the refrigerator is setting in the middle of the kitchen. My dining room table is covered in stuff and desk parts from the kitchen. I’ll be so glad when the work that’s being done in the kitchen is complete, and I can set a table again. Norma’s table is giving me lots of inspiration!

Garden themed table centerpiece


Norma said, “The salad plates are Villeroy and Boch, Bouquet.”

Villeroy & Boch, Bouquet


Norma found her beautiful salad plates on eBay.

Villeroy & Boch, Bouquet, Spring Table


Love all the different designs on each plate!

Villeroy & Boch, Bouquet, Salad Plate


Sooo pretty!

Villeroy & Boch, Bouquet, China


To complete her garden table setting, Norma chose these dragonfly napkin rings that were originally from Pier 1, but another awesome find on eBay. Love the colors in this table, these are all my favorite colors for spring!

Beaded Dragonfly Napkin Rings


Such beautiful, floral, tealight candleholders! They look like they were made to go with the linen tablecloth that Norma sewed!

Beautiful Floral Linen Tablecloth


I’ve never seen votive holders like these—love the designs!

Villeroy & Boch, Spring Table Setting , Candles


Thanks so much to Norma for sharing this wonderful, garden-themed tablescape. The star of the table truly is the beautiful, upcycled, linen tablecloth and napkins that Norma created for this delightful spring table setting!

Villeroy & Boch Garden Themed Table Setting with Bouquet China


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  1. Thank you for sharing Norma’s beautiful garden table Susan, and good luck with your kitchen construction~

  2. Oh My!!!! That fabric is STUNNING and everything Norma chose for the table went with it SO well!! Absolutely lovely!!

  3. Beautiful table! Perfect for this time of year. Thank you for sharing.
    Rosie @ the Magic Hutch

  4. Franceil Parde says

    Oh, my…I lust for the “dragon fly” napkin holders…It’s my “theme” this year…& signifies, “Good Luck!” Luv the creativity!! franki

  5. Michele M. says

    What a wonderful story of getting free fabric – Norma did an amazing job, and her tablescape is gorgeous. I love that her handyman paid attention and saved the landfill from filling up. Why would anyone EVER throw away lovely fabric?
    Anyway, happy story, pretty table. Glad she shared that with you. Win-win!

  6. Wow! Fabulous job by both Norma and her landscaper ! How sweet of him, and how talented of her! I’m inspired too! Thanks for sharing her wonderful story and beautiful table. And for hosting, of course! Hope you have a lovely Thursday and weekend.

  7. Very creative and lovely. I love it when useful items are shared. Another man’s/woman’s trash is another’s treasure. The votives reminded me that I bought two similar crystal ones at Michael’s some years back. Can’t remember where I saw the ceramic ones. They remind me of artichokes.

  8. Sheryl R says

    Norma did a beautiful job making tablecloths and napkins with that great fabric! I love all the colors and designs in the fabric. Would love to know the pattern name and manufacturer of those lovely salad plates!! Great post!

  9. Kathleen says

    How thoughtful of the gardener to remember Norma. Wow, the green in the napkins matches the green in the tablecloth perfectly. The plates also match the tablecloth, just a bit muted. I love all of it! And to think throw away sofa/cushion covers get another life; how wonderful is that?

  10. What a fun story….and provision! The tablecloth fabric is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. The dishes were perfect with it. So enjoyed seeing your lovely upcycled cast offs! Great job.

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