Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Joining a Tablescape Party for the First Time!


Since discovering Susan's blog at Between Naps on the Porch, I've wanted to take part in one of her Thursday Tablescape Parties. To be honest, I haven't "dressed" the table and taken pictures of it this entire summer. So, I resorted to the past. About this time last year, Buttermilk Cottage was included in our neighborhood's garden tour. Nancy, my sister, the gardener, and I invited a few friends for lunch afterwards. What you see here is our luncheon table.



Before lunch, everyone had a chance to tour "The Catbird Garden." Nancy loves gardening, cats and birds. I'm not sure in what order they should be listed!


This is our garden shed, which was, when we bought the house, one of those "lovely" portable buildings. We had the lattice added and are slowly softening the whole effect with English ivy and other plantings.




The front of the house was all in order for our guests.




After the tour, we celebrated with lunch and friends. I'm sorry I don't have close up pictures, particularly of the napkins, which are from an aunt's estate and were hand painted with representations of seed packets.


Be sure to join Susan's other "guest" and many more tablescape inspirations at


Between Naps on the Porch.





16 comments:

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Beautiful table! Your placemats is very beautiful. Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

Dawn said...

So pretty - are those old McCoy flower pots in the middle of the table?

Linda Chapman said...

Good for you!! I have never done one of these linky party things....partly because I don't know HOW! I very much like YOUR tablescape! Thanks for sharing this!! WELL done!!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Linda,
It seems a little daunting until you actually do it. It's pretty much a step by step and the instructions at "BetweenNapsOnThePorch" are fairly straight forward. Hey, if I can do it...

Entertaining Women said...

I like the way that you brought the outdoors to your dining room table through texture, natural fibers, and the green dinnerware. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty setting! Love your centerpiece arrangements, and your green plates. I also love your table! Looks like an English Pub Table. We have one too, but my son is using it in his apartment right now! I love those chairs you paired with it as well! Very inviting tablescape!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Linda! You did a great job with your first Tablescape Thursday! You table (and the outside pictures) are so pretty. Wish we could see those napkins a little closer...we are nosey people you know! Thanks for stopping by 47th Street and do come again! Donna

Sylvia said...

Hi! First time to visit your blog. I love it! Very charming home and garden.

pretty pink tulips said...

Well done! I think food tastes better when I eat it off a pretty table setting!!! Live well everyday, right?!
xo Elizabeth

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Very pretty table!

Donna

Debbie said...

Those pretty pots of flowers running down the center of the table are PERFECT for a garden tour theme. It's only my second time so I understand that first leap. Come on in... the water's fine.

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you are joining us. I am a relative newbie and am having so much fun. I really like your placemats and the way you dressed the center of the table. I can't see the napkins very well but they sound wonderful. Very clever to disguise your garden shed in such a pretty manner.

Marlis said...

love the front yard. I am in awe of all the plantings and the back too. wow. the placemats are very cool and i love the dishes. I think i'll be adding potted plants to more displays!

Mimi said...

What a simple but beautiful table.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You're doing such a great job on your blog! I'm impressed by your garden and table. LOVE those chairs!
Brenda

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I missed this sweet table last week when I was on vacation! What a beauty. I just love your chairs and would have loved a close up of those napkins :)

I followed Brenda here from her blog!

Blessings!
Gail

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