Tablescape Tuesday: A Sweet Discovery

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:30‬ ‭

A lot of you ask me where I keep my “stuff” that I use for my tablescapes.  The answer is simple: anywhere I can find a place!  Most of the time, it stays tucked away until needed, but a few days ago, I decided to look through my table linens, just because.  And don’t you just love when you run across something you forgot about, that has so many memories attached?  In my looking, I came across tablecloths that I had made 14 years ago for an alfresco dinner party…and not just any dinner party…for my Mother’s  70th birthday party that I gave her!  So I pulled them out, feminine and pretty, and in mint condition having been used only once, for that most special occasion!  My sweet discovery took me back in time for a moment and became the inspiration for today’s tablescape!

The colors in the floral tablecloth are ideal for our garden setting.


A reproduction majolica pitcher was perfect for limelights cut from the garden.

Pink napkins were gathered between two white organza ones.

Quilted placemats highlight the yellow found in the tablecloth…

…along with the ruffled candle stands!

The plate stack is a pink and white toile dinner plate, a Noritake “reverie” large dessert plate, a green cabbage salad plate, and a small “reverie” dessert plate.  Stemware is also “reverie” by Noritake.

As the summer sun was setting, the candles were lit.

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs 25:11

I am so glad I made my sweet discovery! 


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  1. How sweet to have your fun memory of your dear mother! I know it was a great party. The cloth and napkins are so cheerful and happy.
    The more I see organza napkins the more I want some. Do you remember where you got them?
    Love all the colors and embellishments on your table. Limelights still look great and of course, your setting is awesome. We have had rain everyday so an outdoor table would have to be quickly done here!
    Have a good week.

    • Bonnie, thanks so much for your sweet comments! I bought the organza napkins in Fairhope last year, but I know you can buy them over the Internet! They had so many different colors available and I wish that I had bought more! Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

    • Shirley, I have an older limelight in my front landscaping and the blooms are pretty but always small! The limelights in my garden were planted last year and the blooms are really large, I don’t know the difference unless it is a different variety!

  2. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely beautiful. What a setting for a sweet, special dinner. I LOVE the tablecloth that you “found” once again and your organza napkins. Perfect!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. Kim says:

    I’m glad you found this beautiful table cloth! I know you are, too. Such a special memory of wonderful times with your mom. And, the cloth is so happy, and colorful – just like your garden. Your plate stack is so pretty!

  4. Shenita says:

    How lovely, Pam! Don’t you just love when you find things like that? You setting is gorgeous; and I am so glad that you were able to associate with such a happy memory. It’s beautiful, as always!

  5. The cloth is beautiful Pam, and full of sweet memories- I can’t believe how lush and beautiful your garden is! I guess because we have been blessed with so much rain this summer. Your table is so romantic and pretty!

  6. Nancy says:

    I love all your table settings. They are so inspiring. I especially loved the candle holders in this one. You inspire me to collect more napkin rings too.

  7. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    So pretty and frilly and perfect for a lady’s birthday! I love linens ( or anything for that matter) with a story!

  8. lulu says:

    I’m often, too, asked about where I keep all the stuff. Quite honestly, I’m running out of places but that doesn’t keep me from getting that something new I find irresistible. Your garden has served you all these last weeks.

  9. Joy B says:

    It always makes me smile to see “Reverie” in someone else’s blog, since it was my “wedding china” and I still love it. That tablecloth was made for it, and I really like the way you layered the other plates with it. Those ruffled candlesticks are wonderful! A beautiful garden table.

  10. Leanna says:

    This tablescape is stunning. I love how you incorporated various patterns and colours. The garden setting is breathtaking, being from northern Canada I am just a little bit jealous of your lush greenery. So pretty. Leanna

  11. Lori says:

    Your outdoor tablescapes are always so lovely and this one is no exception. You did a terrific job matching the colours in the special tablecloth into all the dishware and accessories you chose to use. I especially love the stemware, such a pretty shape and colour. I know I would so enjoy dining in your beautiful yard at this inviting table.

  12. Sylvia D. says:

    Pam, I love the napkin rings with a spray of flowers in them. They look like they have a good foot and silver will do for many occasions. Great table. Sylvia D.

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