Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating 500 posts for Tablescape Thursdays - let's see what all the fun is about. She has many posts that you can follow to see her beautiful tables over the past 10 years.
I don't have as many - but would like to share some of the tables I've set for family and friends gatherings.
We'll start with spring - this was my birthday this year, in March. The Desert Rose dishes were inherited from my granny.
With a butterfly cake - baked by our grandson Ben, who is becoming a very good baker. The butterfly tradition comes from when I was very young and my family still lived in California. My cousin Linda and I have birthdays 5 days apart (but she is a year older) and our grandma would bake a butterfly cake for our birthdays and we would each get one half of the cake for our celebration. It was so sweet of Ben to carry on the tradition - and with my favorite apple cake, which was delicious!
Easter brunch - another year.
And yet another Easter Brunch/birthday celebration - three years ago.
Add some pink tulips and the whole theme changes.
We do love our Easter brunches!!
Summer is a perfect time for girls only luncheon, with fresh fruit, finger sandwiches and pretty flowers from the garden.
Early summer is perfect for Pink Willow dishes for dinner
And a barbecue and picnic on the deck - with lots of yummy summer food.
Cool green jadeite dishes with summer fruit.
Lots of picnics and barbecues all summer long
Breakfast with a red and white theme
The last of summer picnics on the deck - lighthouses and sand pails - summer is just great!
And then come autumn tables - with turkeys and leaves and pumpkins!!
The settings change over the years - mixing and matching all the fun autumn dishes and decorations.
A nice cup of tea and an apple tart on a blustery autumn day
Christmas Eve - two different years. The holly dishes are perfect!
And christmas - with the new christmas dishes - now a favorite!!!