Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday Susan!

Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting her 100th consecutive tablescape party! Week after week, it is a favorite place to visit and find new blogs to visit. I seldom participate as I get more and more intimidated by the week! There are some seriously talented people out there in blogland.

But, I do love my dishes, and tonight, in honor of the big occasion I looked through some photo files and found these I took awhile ago for a tea party for my granddaughter and me. I would do a few things differently after my education on TT, but that would require a very late night playing in the please join us in the guest room for a favorite combo-
Books and Tea Parties!!

Welcome to the guest room where the Brambly Hedge dishes and books live in my secretary. I thought the little table in front of the window was perfect to set up our tea party.
I have plates and cups and saucers for each of the 4 seasons. I am using Summer and Autumn for this table.

The dishes are very sweet, and the stories are even sweeter. The books have such detailed pictures and are such fun to read. Highly recommended for your sweet children or grandchildren.

Thank you Susan for beginning and continuing this fun blog party's to 100 more!


Red Couch Recipes said...

That is the sweetest tea party ever! Those Brambly Hedge dishes are so cute and have so much detail! What a fun tea party you must have had! Joni

Bella said...

Hi Sue, I love your bright and happy tablescape, what a wonderfully sunny window :) Your dishes are beyond sweet!
Thanks for sharing your lovely table:-)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO sweet and I recommend it for all ages... I use a mug of autumn all the time...This whole tea party is wonderful!!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I have never seen such wonderful plates and what are you talking about being intimidated, you put so many of us to shame. your setting is wonderful and your photos too. Thanks for sharing this fun party and those adorable dishes!

The Martys said...

Great post. Everything turned out great. What a special treat for Elizabeth to use the "good dishes". You will need to show me how to link up to a party when I am there. See you tomorrow.

marlis said...

ooh I've never seen those dishes, they are quite spectacular. As is the pulled thread table square. What a delight! Your tea turned out so pretty. I'm sure it was a delight for your granddaughter.

PAT said...

Beautiful tea table in a beautiful room!

jessica said...

Cute table mom! A fun day for Elizabeth!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, what a precious and sweet tablesetting! What a gorgeous tablecloth, it's just exquisite!

Isn't it fun to play with dishes? I am happy I found your blog!


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a delightful table! The room is lovely, too -- thanks for showing us the setting! I have not heard of the Brambly Hedge books or dishes, so I will check them out!

Johanna said...

I always love this cheerished Brambly Hedge dishes in those lovely tender colors. You combined it so nice with theat hemstiched tablecloth. What a sweet tea party! Thank you so much for sharing this cute tablescape.
Greetings, Johanna

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful and sweet setting, the dishes are fantastic!
So lovely room!


Debbie said...

I really love your guest room tablescape. (Acutally love the guest room as well...) I would love to set up a table for two in our master bedroom.

As for the table, it's lovely, and I love those dishes. I am unfamiliar with the books. They are worth exploring. I thought at first it was Beatrix Potter.

I'm one who has ONLY viewed TT from the sidelines until this week and will likely retreat back to the sidelines again after this one time. I do love to see the talent, and I think you have plenty of it.

once in a blue moon... said...

very sweet!

Sherry said...

Oh, I adore these dishes!! I saw them years ago in Victoria magazine. So sweet, but perfect in every way. Love your table.

Entertaining Women said...

Absolutely charming. I love that you set the table in the unexpected guest room. Thank you for sharing your tablescape. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

I really like this table, it's so bright and cheery! You did a really good job of putting everything together. I love your dishes. Take care, Mary

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Ahh, this tablesetting is adorable. Your guest room is darling, and I'd love to have a cup of tea there at the table by the window.

All the Best,


Sharlotte said...

What a gorgeous guest room. I love the invitng. Your table is precious. I love, love, love your dishes, they are so cute. I love they have the seasons. Looks like you and your granddaughter had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

Love what you have created for tablescape thursday! These dishes are so very sweet...I so like them.

God bless and may you have alot of fun blogging. I sure do!

Hope you'll stop by homehaven sometime for a visit,

Tess said...

What a sweet table!! I'll bet you had a wonderful tea time with your granddaughter. I love your dishes and linens...well, I love EVERYTHING!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love those dishes! Just wonderful! You should never be intimidated!


Mimi said...

Beautiful little tea table, the dishes are precious.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely! Don't be intimidated, girlfriend...come join us every week! There are no rules...just one...have fun!
I LOVE your bedskirt...where have I seen that fabric? Some lucky stay is this gorgeous room! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely! I love your pretty dishes! I hope you'll join us often for TT -- we're just playing with the dishes and hope you'll join us!

TLEB said...

The table is beautiful - I'm sure you and Elizabeth had a great time!

Rettabug said...

Oh Sue...I literally gasped when the first photo opened up! I ♥ that bedroom...I've always wanted a secretary like yours.
This whole scene is just lovely. You have no reason to be "intimidated" by did a terrific tablescape to honor Susan's #100th.
Here's to many, many more!!!

Thank you for your sweet words on my sewing skills but believe me, there are many, many waaaay more talented seamstresses out there. I only copy from the best, I tell 'em. LOL