Tablescape Tuesday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch sponsors Tablescape Tuesday each week. I enjoy looking at the beautiful tablescapes posted and especially enjoy looking at the dishes. I had supper club at my house on Saturday night, so I thought I’d share my table and participate in Tablescape Tuesday for the very first time.

Let’s start with the centerpiece. I bought the flowers at Sam’s Club and arranged them in a footed compote that belonged to my grandmother. I’m hoping that I can enjoy this arrangement through next weekend.

There are twelve people in our supper club, so I used my casual china, Mikasa’s Garden Harvest, because I have a twelve piece set. Being able to put the dishes in the dishwasher instead of handwashing them was a bonus to using this set. I don’t have a table cloth that is long enough for my table when both leaves are in, so I mixed and matched two different sets of place mats. The silverware is Gorham’s Golden Ribbon Edge. The glasses are two sets, each is a slightly different shade of amber, but you really can’t tell unless you examine them closely. One set came from an antique store and the other from an estate sale. My aunt had glasses like these in green which makes me guess that they are from the ’60’s. You can see that my table only seats ten and that I had to bring in two chairs from another room. My husband and I sat at our breakfast bar for dinner.

A good time was had by all!


  1. Hi Paula…I love the way you mixed and matche dthe placemats and runners! Your plates are gorgeous! Great tablescape! …Debbie

  2. I love it when ladies come into my flower shop & purchase loose flowers to arrange themselves…yours looks very nice!
    I am sure your guests had a wonderful time!

  3. Wow. A supper club sounds like such fun! Your tablescape was lovely and innovative with the 2 sets of placemats. You can hardly notice the 2 different chairs. Your dinnerware is really pretty, I think I saw something like that a Kohls and wanted to snap it up!
    First time at your blog & will visit again! 🙂 Kudo’s on a pretty Tablescape!


  4. Hi Paula,
    This is the first time I’ve visted your blog. I love the way you mixed and matched your table linens. That’s a great solution when you are hosting a big dinner party. It looks like you have a great time!

  5. Oh, that sounds like such fun! It’s great to see people using the tablescape. I am an amber lover, so I really liked your glasses.

  6. Dinner for 12, wow. I get nervous when I have over just a few. Thanks for sharing your table with us. The flowers are beautiful.


  7. I love how you brought all things together to make such a wonderful tablescape. The napkins are lovely. Your dishes too. What a great setting for the wonderful people in your life.

  8. hi Paula!
    I like the table you set and the people you had around it! That’s my favorite thing to do…fellowship at the table with good food and good company!!

  9. What a pretty table you’ve set! The flowers are just beautiful the way you’ve arranged them! And you cooked for 12? Wow, I’m impressed! Must have been some good eating, everyone looks so happy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. Paula, your table looks gorgeous. I know from other pictures I’ve seen that you always set a pretty table. 🙂

    The food on the plates looks very, very good too! I’m trying to decide what the main dish was!

    Good job!


  11. Hi Paula,
    Loved your table. I have always wanted to have a supper club, and you are so agressive with 12. You did a lovely job on your table mixing and matching. The end result was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    PS What did you serve?

  12. Hi Paula,
    Welcome to Tablescape Tuesday! I love your beautifully set table…the flowers are so sunny and gorgeous! I know your guest enjoyed them in the midst of this dreary January weather. I really liked that you alternated the placemats…great idea! Love the crocheted ones…very pretty! Your everyday china is beautiful! So glad you posted this wonderful tablescape for this week’s TT! 🙂 Susan

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