An Encore Presentation

I’m not sure how we made it to Tablescape Thursday again already … but I’m so glad we did!!!  Welcome back — if you’ve been here before … and WELCOME to My Place to Yours if you’re here for the first time!  I certainly hope you enjoy your visit … and that you’ll come again often.
When I was here last, I shared this sweet cup and saucer with you — and told you I’d show you more today.

Click any picture to enlarge.

I will.  But first you get another sneak peek at the table …
And while I give you just one more peek …
You may remember recently when we took our field trip to the Replacements, Ltd. Museum that I hinted to my friend, Lisa, how I’d love for her to do a Spring tablescape for us.
She did a Fall tablescape for us HERE, and you all enjoyed it so much that I thought it would be fun to see how Lisa tablescapes in the Spring.
Well, I was delighted when Lisa took me up on my not-so-subtle/heard-across-Blogland hint! I was even more delighted when she suggested that I come over and take the pictures this time. NOT because I wanted or needed to take the pictures, but because lunch was included in the invitation!  Count me in!

Does her use of “Autumn” china and pottery in a Spring tablescape surprise you?
It works beautifully, though, doesn’t it?  The colors in the hydrangea centerpiece really bring out the pinks and greens in the china …
The china belonged to Lisa’s mother … and it’s surprisingly versatile. Good thing, because it would be a shame to think this beautiful set would only be used in the Fall.
The gorgeous napkin rings were a gift from one of Lisa’s neighbors.  The table linens were purchased recently from yours truly here at My Place to Yours. In fact, I showed you their before and after in THIS post. Aren’t they beautiful … now?
And tucked in as a little surprise is this timely Fitz & Floyd salt and pepper set. (You’ve forgotten all about the “Autumn” china by now, haven’t you?)
I used to think — long ago — that tables with a single design of dishes were boring.  But when I started looking, I wised up.  There may be only one pattern of dishes, but look at the gorgeous shapes!
Nothing boring about this table …
Lisa has a wonderful enclosed porch just off of her dining room — and she set another table for us out there.
She used the same dishes — but with her “everyday” flatware …
… and a totally different style of centerpiece.
As you can see, it works beautifully, too!  The fabulous old bowl belonged to Lisa’s maternal great-grandmother.
Yes, I know you all want details, so Lisa’s graciously given them to us…
The Dining Room table:
The china belonged to my mother and is Mitterteich Bavaria Autumn Leaves.
The flatware is a Wm A Rogers and Son silverplate pattern that belonged to my grandmother (my mother’s mother); I don’t know the pattern name.
The salt and pepper rabbits are Fitz and Floyd.
The napkin rings are from Land’s End; given to me by my neighbor.
The stoneware piece on the corner of the table is an original by Hank Goodman (Arden, NC)
The stemware was a department store find that came as a set of 6.
The swag down the middle of the dining room table came from Hobby Lobby.
The linens came from YOU!!
The Porch table:
The china belonged to my mother and is Mitterteich Bavaria Autumn Leaves.
The flatware is my everyday flatware; I think it is a Better Homes and Garden pattern.
The napkin rings came from Pier One.
The linens came from YOU!!
Many thanks, Lisa — for another great tablescape … the delicious lunch (including honey from your hive!) … and the wonderful afternoon with a friend!
I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  If you want to see more great tablescapes, you should join me! I’m also joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday . If you like pink, it’s the place to be!


  1. What an amazing tablescape. Lisa is blessed with so many lovely items to place on her table. I love her napkins and napkin rings. The china is just to my liking. I adore anything Autumnal.

    I love that your photos are so large and clear…I wish I could get my photos that large. I have such a hard time seeing my own photos sometimes!

    Thanks to Lisa for those such a lovely table and you for posting it.

    Deanna 😀

  2. What a lovely table and I am sure you had a wonderful luncheon! The bunnies are especially cute and such a nice addition to a beautiful spring table!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    visiting from BNOTP

  3. I’m so glad you did an encore and went for the spring tablescape. That is just beautiful. I agree with you completely about the dishes NOT being boring, especially when they have so many different shapes.

    I’m nuts about the coffee pot. I would love to have a coffee pot collection. Right now, I have exactly TWO of them.

    Loved your table.

    I never, ever, fail to enjoy my visits here.

  4. Oh, I loved seeing this, and what gorgeous china! And the fact that it’s heirloom makes it even more special. Your friend was so sweet to share this with us, Susan, and I enjoyed every photo and all the descriptions, too. Thanks so much. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.


    Sheila 🙂

  5. What a sweet centerpiece. I love that pretty china.

  6. Everything is GORGEOUS!!!

  7. What fun to have a tablescaping friend nearby! I had never seen that pretty china pattern before, but the soft colors certainly work beautifully for a spring table, too. I do enjoy seeing all the various pieces that heirloom china included!

  8. This is beautiful! It does look good for spring. I love the centerpiece of bunnies and hydrangeas. It is so pretty!

  9. A beautiful transitional design…the hydrangeas in particular bridge the eternal journey from Fall and Winter to Spring. I adore my relationships where I can share my passion for creating lovely tables. You are both blessed with your friendship. Thank you for sharing the charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescape is Beautiful with your china so lovely. The centerpiece with the Hydrangeas love them.
    Don’t you just love doing Tablescapes so much fun with ever design we do~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Weekend.

  11. Those leaf dishes are absolutely exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

  12. What a beautiful tablescape. I love your china. Gorgeous! The bunny salt and peppers are so sweet. I have a F & F funny pitcher!!


  13. Happy Pink Saturday…Ladies….another week-end traveling the pink highway….God Bless you and remember to hug someone…only if they want it!

  14. Such an elegant tablescape. Love the cina & colors used.
    Happy April PS ~
    TTFN ~