Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Porch Tablescape

Today I join Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday.

Since it's been so warm here in the bluegrass, I decided to go ahead and set the porch table.

I picked blue and green to go with one of my favorite cake plates.

These white birdies were a good match since the cake plate centerpiece has bird houses on it.

Here's the base of the cake plate which features embossed lattice details.

This is the surprise you receive when you lift the cover of the cake plate. It is beautifully hand painted with flowers and butterflies.

Here you can see the birdhouses along with an adorable dragonfly!

Each birdhouse is raised in detail.

I can't remember where I purchased this cake plate. I've owned it for at least five years now and enjoy getting it out each Spring.

The other side of the cake plate.

Here you can see the layering of the green ceramic dinner plate with the plaid blue and green salad plate. I used a blue and white checked towel for the place mat and blue and white linen napkins. The napkins feature hand painted blue borders.

I thought these porcelain bird napkin rings went well with the white accent birds.

But when I put them together I think they blend into the white napkins to much. Oh well, they are cute anyway!

As dusk approaches I lit the candles.

Here is a close shot of my bee lights on the ficus.

I hope you'll join Susan to visit more posts of wonderful tablescapes. Thanks for visiting!


  1. I love your fantastic porch and your delightful tablescapes. I am so glad so many of us went outside this week with our tables!

  2. Your cake plate is just stunning! What a pretty centerpiece. I love your eye for detail and the night pictures are awesome. Fabulous porch, too!!

    Have a good Thursday!! :-)


  3. What a great cake plate! This is such a wonderful setting for your blue and green tablescape. How wonderful to have such a pretty porch.

  4. I love this tablescape. Your place setting is so pretty with all the different patterns and colors. I love the bird napkin rings, and your porch is so pretty!
    Oh, the cake plate is so pretty, too!

  5. How cute! I love the cake plate, napkin rings and the bee lights.


  6. The porch is really coming along: looks so inviting and peaceful!

  7. That covered cakestand is amazing! You put together such a pretty table to highlight it, too. LOVE the plaid salad plates, especially. And the bee lights are so unusual!

  8. Oh my God, thats an impressive cakestand. Looks really very nice.
    Greetings, Johanna

  9. I see I wasn't the only one to set this week's table with my favorite color combination! Very pretty.

  10. Looks so inviting outside on the porch! I like the blue and green color scheme! The cake plate and cover is to die for!!


  11. I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

  12. I understand why this is your favorite cake plate -- it is charming! Your porch is inviting -- wish I could stop by. Great tablescape!