Breakfast Table Setting with Blue Willow

Welcome to the 2nd Tablescape Tuesday!

Recently, I asked Lynne (you may know her as Decorator101 at RMS) if she had any tablescape photos she would allow me to post for a Tablescape Tuesday. She sent me these amazing pics…they just took my breath away!

I asked Lynne how she came to collect all the pieces in this wonderful table setting? Lynne said, “A few years ago, after I got through the green phase of my life, I decided I wanted a cobalt blue and white kitchen. A new Garden Ridge store had opened up fairly close by. One January, a girlfriend and I took out on a “very” foggy morning, on a drive of over 55 miles to check it out. We had heard some wonderful things about the store. I stumbled upon the plates as we walked in and immediately fell in love with them. Naturally they ended up in my cart…a few isles over we found the tall drinking glasses. And like magic they, too, ended up in the cart. Knowing I had over indulged myself, we headed to the check out and I could not wait to get them home and start using them…immediately realizing…I needed more. ”

Lynne continued, “That brought on another trip about a month later. Once we got there I searched the store high and low, afraid that I couldn’t complete my mission of fulfilling this particular set of dishes. And not too far ahead in an isle, I stumbled upon the serving platter and brought home more bowls. My little lady friend, who I have taken care of and just loved to pieces, helped add to the pieces.”

Lynne added, “The beautiful pitcher and the smaller juice glasses were a birthday gift one year…and the blue serving knife as well. “

Then Lynne gave me the sweetest compliment saying, “Because of your inspirational tablescapes, I’ve learned to look at dishes and other objects in a different manner and whenever I’m out shopping…I seem to bring home some of the most fun things to put together and just go to playing with them.”

Lynne said, “The candlesticks I found at Cracker Barrel, of all places. The cup and saucer and the sugar bowl are from an antique set my mother gave us many years ago. The solid blue plates are from yet another set of dishes.” And did you notice the gorgeous flatware Lynne chose for her tablescape…I’m on a mission now for some like that!

Apparently, Lynne’s husband was quite impressed when he saw her tablescape because Lynne wrote, “DH got a big kick out of watching me play with these that day…made a joke about me getting ready for the President to come…and I said “nah, we’d be bringing out the silver for that…lol.”

Thank you, Lynne, for sharing this gorgeous table setting…it is one of my very favorites and any President would be lucky to find himself at your dinner table!

To see more of Lynne’s wonderful talent, you may visit her RMS site by clicking on the following link:

It’s that time again…time to feast your eyes on beautiful tablescapes everywhere, including a gorgeous Blue and White tablescape created by Lynne (Decorator101).

The following blogs/bloggersparticipated last week and/or have plans to participate this week, so please visit their blogs for some stunning and inspiring tables.

A Beach Cottage
Angelic Accents
Between Naps on the Porch
Cathymacโ€™s Holiday Hamlet
Dish Diva aka Kay
‘D’s DayDreams
Equus Villa
Designs by Gollum
My Romantic Home
Note Songs
Oak Rise Cottage
Ribbonwood Cottage
Sweet Designs
Sweet Nothings
There is Always Thyme for…
Thinkinโ€™ of Home
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  1. Welcome back Susan… I am so pleased to see our sweet Lynne’s tables here..of cours I love the blue and white my all time favorite..Lynne honey you did a beautiful job girl and again Happy birthday dear ya sis..Thanks you Susan for sharing a great lady and her great space with and her both are my hero’s…hugs and smiles

  2. Another beautiful creation and it looks like Tablescape Tuesday has really taken off with more participates. Thank you Susan.

  3. What a beautiful tablescape Lynne created! Love the blue and white! I also love Lynne’s gorgeous dining room table! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Lovely lovely lovely!

    I am a tablescape addict! I love combining different dishes and unusual pieces for the table. I will make a note to join in Tuesday Tablescapes.

    Now I’m off to see what everyone has put together.

  5. It’s always a pleasure to stop by your blog…so many pretty and interesting treasures to see…I simply must get busy and try to improve my tablescaping skills or find some! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bo

  6. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Susan}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I just heard from Shelia that you recently lost your fuzzy little one. My heart goes out to you and I just wanted to give you a hug!

    Lynne’s table is just absolutely gorgeous!

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  7. I am so sorry to have missed this…I forgot all about it. We have so many things going on during the week, I just can’t seem to keep up with all of them. Guess I’d better make a list….
    These are such lovely blue and white dishes! I will sure try to get my tablescape together for next week!
    love, bj

  8. Morning, Susan. I’m glad you’re back and missed you! You and your family have been in my prayers. I surely did want to Tablescape again today ~ I love this and you are the Tablescaping Diva!! Have a wonderful day!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Charli and me says

    Hi Susan,
    I was so sorry to hear about your dog. I know it’s never easy to lose someone we love. My heart goes out to you.

  10. nikkicrumpet says

    What a beautiful table…I’m very partial to that deep gorgeous blue! Now I’m off to check out all the other fine table scapes. Have a terrific day!

  11. Beautiful job Susan.Beautiful table Lynne.Both you fine ladies do gorgeous jobs on your home,your tables and your personalities.Now for the important part,WHEN IS DINNER?Love you both…..Ann

  12. What a beautiful display! My Mom collects so much of the blue and white pieces so I have a fond place in my heart for it all. I love that she carried it over into the color of the candles and the matching placemates. So elegant!

  13. RetiredAtLast says

    HOW do you do it? Perfection in all things. Mediocrity in none. I just adore this. My Mother had an affinity for roosters, so I love those pillows also.

  14. Debbie @ says

    Hi Susan, thanks so much for hosting this lovely party. It really is wonderful and something different to look at. I just love all the ideas and I am even keeping a file of all the little things I’ve seen but not thought of. I decorate for church luncheons all the time and need lots of ideas! This is right up my alley! Thank you.
    Blessings, Debbie

  15. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Good Morning, Susan!! You are the queen of tablescapes. I love what Lynne has done with her tablescape. She has such a beautiful home. Lynne would love the area where I live. These dishes are very common here in Dutch Country!!! Hugs, Terrie

  16. Good morning, Susan! what a beautiful stroll! Beautiful tables and dinner plates collection…. what a treat to the eyes! and thank you again for passing that award onto me; it’s an honor to received it…. and oh, don’t forget to take pictures of your favorite window!! Our party is this Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you there!



  17. Lynne’s blue tablescape is beautiful!

  18. Scooterblu's Whimsy says

    Hi Susan, I just stumbled on to your blog through a blogger friend of a friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous Tablescape! Decorator 101 did an outstanding job! Yours below, is very pretty too! So sorry about your dog! Losing a beloved pet can be like losing a dear family member! ~Rhonda ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. decorator101 says

    Susan, thank you so much for featuring one of the many sets of dishes that I have..And to all of you who left such kind comments ..Thank you as well… This was the most fun to put together… I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next..
    hugs ~lynne~

  20. For some reason, when you click on my blog name – it comes up as an error. :0(

  21. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says

    I was slow today getting my post up, but it is up now. Just got back from the holiday weekend.

    Please be sure to thank Lynne for the beautiful pics today. I love blue & whites ~ my dining room is done in red with blue & white accents. Her rooster pillows are beautiful, too, along with that pretty white cabinet!

    Hope you are feeling better now, dear friend!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  22. Oh, Susan, I think coming back to Blogland is the best thing for you, too! I know it won’t be easy, but there are so many here who are animal lovers and will hold you up!

    How sweet of you to post Lynne’s pretty table. She is a dear heart.

    Oh, where’s your table??? You are the Diva!!!

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. That table is so beautiful. The blues so rich and deep.
    I hope everyday you are feeling better.

  24. imjacobsmom says

    Happy Tablescape Tuesday! Sorry, I got such a late start today…It’s Jacob’s first day of High School, Our first day back in the dental office after a 10 day vacation – so Root Canal Central – Orientation with the parents back at the High School…Robyn

  25. Hi Susan, I remember you from RMS ( I am Spangles ) ๐Ÿ™‚ You can thank my daughter for that name…lol. Lynne outdid herself on this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m off to see the rest of the tour. I know I will see some great ideas. Take care.
    J. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Susan,I am so sorry about your Jake, I lost one of my little kitties, Bluebell, she was 15 yrs old, but it was so hard! I loved Lynne's tablescapes, you know I love blue&white! I also love your staircase wall! Connie/puddin07

  27. Susan, What a nice surprise to see Lynne’s tablescape featured here. You are two of my favorite RMS posters! ๐Ÿ™‚ You both have such amazing talents! I love blue and white and think this table is stunning. Pam (pc25)

  28. I didn’t get to let you know last Friday, but I posted a tablescape on my blog.
    I plan to post again next Tuesday. Glad I found your blog, it is beautiful and covers things I enjoy.

  29. Hi Susan!

    I was just stopping by to say hello and to see what "goodies" that you had for me on your blog today!

    I didn't know that you were showcasing Lynne's beautiful tablescape…so happy that I stopped by!!! I just adore her blue & white dishes…they just speak to me of a "days gone by…romance"!!! Lovely!!! Lynne is such a talented and creative lady! I not only enjoyed seeing her beautiful collection of glassware but it was so interesting to hear how she collected the pieces! What a beautiful tablescape!!! Thank you, Lynne!!!

    Now my friend, as for your book collection…it's fabulous!!! I just loved when you posted some of your fine collection on RMS!!! As soon as I seen all of your beautiful and interesting books on decor…I set out on a mission! That very week, I ordered about 25 interior design/decorating books! I am thoroughly enjoying them…one by one!!! Thank you my dear friend…you are always such an inspiration to me!!!

    Warmest wishes…Chari (Happytodesign)

  30. Isn’t Lynn super talented? I just love this collection of blue and white and the grouping is beautiful too! Great Job Lynn, as usual!


  31. Between having a holiday this week and having a family medical emergency, I thought today was Tues., so I clicked over here to see Tues. Tablescapes and found I am a day late! Of course, I am a “blue and white” nut, so Lynne’s gorgeous tablescape is so inspiring to me, and I loved getting to learn about how she collected it. Susan, thank you so much for posting this tablescape by one of my favs. Her loving personality shines through in everything she does. Laurie (bargainhunr)

  32. Christine (xinex) says

    I have been wanting to leave a comment about this blog but the little device I use when I am out traveling would not allow me. I am back home now so finally I can say what I think. This is such a nice tablescape. Lynne’s cobalt blue glassware and blue and white dishes are gorgeous. That color never fades away, it stays popular as time goes by. Thanks for featuring this, Susan. I am so glad you started blogging. I know how much of your time it must take but look at the joy to give us in reading them.

  33. That’s such a gorgeous table setting! Mine consists of several book bags, some paperwork and a few books. ๐Ÿ™‚

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