Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tea on the sunporch

Good morning everyone!!! it's the 100th Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch. I want to thank Susan for being such a gracious hostess for this party week after week.
When I first started blogging, this was the first "party" I participated in. I told Susan that I didn't have a lot of sets of dishes to share..just bits and pieces that I've collected over time. She said not to worry, and to share whatever I wanted.

There are so many wonderful people here in blogland. Everyone has been so encouraging.
You get to see tablescapes that are grand and glorious, sweet and refreshing, comfortable and cozy, and everything in between.
Jane, from Blondie's Journal introduced me to this event quite a while ago. Since then, I've met lots of other precious people...thank you Jane!

So....for today, I'm sharing my Habsburg China teacups from Austria, and the delicate little rose dish from Germany that has been used for everything from holding soaps, to butter.
I hope you enjoy all of the tablescapes shared today for the 100th party.
Congratulations Susan!
I am also sharing with Show and Tell Friday over at Cindy's My Romantic Home. You have to visit her blog! It's one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen. Thank you Cindy for hosting this fun event.
Hugs to all,


  1. Beautiful, Debbie! Like a little piece of who you are that you share with all of us. I agree-you don't have to have a big full tablesetting to get make a tablescape. Your own is wonderful.

    BTW-There is an award waiting for you over at my Blog. Maybe you can pick it up when you get a chance. Blessings- Diana

  2. Oh Debbie, how sweet and precious is that? Your Habsburg China teacups are just beautiful and oh so charming! I love, love little dishes like your exquisite little delicate rose dish!

    Isn't it fun to play with dishes? I am happy I found your blog!


  3. Debbie, what pretty china! And that last photo was SO gorgeous! I just wanted to sink right down and enjoy some tea! SO inviting!

  4. You give me hope Debbie, that one day I'll be able to participate in a tablescape, the only dishes I have are patriotic, folkart, and a whole set of white dishes I found at a yard sale for $15.00! Yours is just beautiful!


  5. Your Austrian china is simply beautiful! So delicate! I would love to sit on that bench and drink tea with you. I have become your newest follower! Linda

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!! I have that same quilt that you have on your settee.

  7. Hello...I'm following you via Cozy Little House's blog. Welcome to the blog world. I am new to this myself. I adore your little tea setup. It makes me want to lie down and read a book right there.

  8. Loving your beautiful teacups! They are like a breath of spring and just gorgeous!

    I agree with you about grandkids...they wear me out too!
    I will be back!!

  9. Pretty, pretty china!! Love all of your soft, cozy quilts as the backdrop. Thanks for mentioning me, sweetie! You have been doing a great job and now I need to get back in the game!! lol!

    Did you know you are featured at Cozy Little House? You will love Brenda's blog! Congratulations :-)


  10. This is so my style. Love the subtle blues and whites in the background and the delicate little china pieces you have. Nice display and you do tablescapes so well!
    Hugs- Tete

  11. Looks so very cozy, love the colors-enjoy!

  12. Your china is just beautiful! I'm enjoying your blog....Kathy

  13. Your teacups are gorgeous! Love how you displayed them on the tray with all the soft colors. Very inviting! Thanks for stopping by.

  14. So sweet and cozy!!!


  15. I agree - one of the things I like most about TT is the diversity of it all. There are so many different styles. I am finding myself drawn to so much more than my typical simple style. It is fun. These dishes are so sweet. I really like the way you displayed them - on that pretty tray with the book pages.

  16. What a sweet arrangement !
    First time to your blog I really enjoyed the posts.
    I smiled when I saw your enamel ware, I too have quite the collection, I should do a post on it all one day,I have some really ancient pieces.

  17. Beautiful setting for your scape. It's very calm and peaceful!

  18. I'll be the stranger curled up on that charming couch sipping tea from your beautiful cup. Just didn't want you to be startled. Thank you for sharing your romantic design. Cherry Kay

  19. Hi Debbie, What a fabulous cozy spot you have for your tablescape! I love mix and match dishes and your pretty rosey dishes are beautiful:-)

  20. Hi Debbie,
    I just love coming here to visit you. I'm so glad that I have discovered your wonderful blog.
    You have such a sweet decorating style and I love seeing pictures of your cottage.
    The tray setting is so wonderful and romantic.


  21. The tray set/dishes itself is pretty. It's made all the lovlier by the beautiful blue and white backdrop! It draws you in completetly!

  22. Lovely! Just so cozy I want to curl up and snuggle in that quilt and pillows. That ruffled pillow is to die for...did you make it?

  23. Lovely tea on the porch! Thanks for visiting my blog! We have alot in common . . . vintage linens, sewing, flea markets, antique-ing, gardening. . . I just took pics of our Queen Anne's lace today for a future post. Lovely blog!
    ~ Julie

  24. Beautiful photos, Debbie~ what a way to relax!

  25. It's just before sunrise .... hope I'm not too early! I could go for tea on the lake. Beautiful setting you've shared with us.

    For your convenience, Here Is My Show and Tell Bargain Link. Hope to see you visit with me.

  26. Debbie,
    what a lovely china you have and you set such a nice tablescape. I love the tender decoration on the china. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tablescape.
    Greetings, Johanna

  27. Debbie, what a lovely trayscape, the dishes are just beautiful.