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Between Naps on the Porch is a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on Decorating, Tablescaping, Before and Afters, Thrify Finds, and Gardening.

Jul 1, 2009

Tea in Bed! Welcome to the 45th Tablescape Thursday!

It's Tablescape Thursday and I positively love this day! Thursdays are filled to overflowing with links to some of the most delicious eye candy to be found anywhere across the Blogasphere!

Today, you are my guest. And, I'm so glad you are here! How was your journey? I know you must be tired after such a long drive.



I have your room all ready. You just snuggle right down here into this soft, comfy bed and relax.



I thought you might be a bit thirsty after your long trip.



...how does a nice cup of hot tea sound?



Cider-Apple-Cinnamon...



with a tasty cinnamon, mulling-spice spoon, for a little added flavor...



Let me light the candle for you...the fragrance is so soothing...



Dinner will be ready in a bit, but there are some little bug bites just waiting for you underneath this silver dome.



Just grab that little bee...



and enjoy a bugbite.



or three.



Now, I'll just tip-toe out and let you relax and rest up a bit.



HOSPITALITY, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging. Author: Ambrose Bierce.



For 'tis always fair weather...when good fellows get together; With a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear. Author: Richard Hovey




It is a sin against hospitality, to open your doors and darken your countenance. Proverb Quotes



When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul. Author: Max Beerbohm




Who practices hospitality entertains God himself. Proverb Quotes



What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? Author: Aeschylus



Axylos, Teuthranos's son that dwelt in stablished Arisbe; a man of substance dear to his fellows; for his dwelling was by the road-side and he entertained all men. Author: Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")



Hospitality sitting with gladness. Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Let me live in my house by the side of the road, Where the race of men go by; They are good, they are bad; they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foolish,--so am I; Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat, Or hurl the cynic's ban? Let me live in my house by the side of the road, And be a friend to man. Author: Sam Walter Foss



Be it not in thy care. Go, I charge thee, invite them all; let in the tide Of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. Author: William Shakespeare



The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse. Author: Charles Horton Cooley



Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Author: Bible



When friends are at your hearthside met, Sweet courtesy has done its most If you have made each guest forget That he himself is not the host. Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich



The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride; The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside; The doorband strong enough from robbers to defend; This door will open at a touch to welcome every friend. Author: Henry Jackson van Dyke



Candle Holder: Colonial Candle
China: Churchill Blue Willow
Silverplate Bee Tray and Butterfly Napkin: found while antiquing
Sterling: Towle, King Richard
Mulling Spoons: Marshalls
Book, Memories of Time Past: From my dear friend, Linda :-)
Quotes are from World of Quotes.com

If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. If you aren't sure how to obtain your permalink or have any questions about using Mr. Linky for this post, just click HERE for detailed instructions.

Please copy and paste the Tablescape Thursday logo button to your computer. Then you can upload it to your side bar and use it in your tablescape post so your visitors will know you are participating.

Please link back to the host blog, Between Naps on the Porch. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday.

Please do not add your link below, until your tablescape post is actually published to your blog.

The following blogs have lovely tablescapes awaiting your visit:


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124 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous ellen b said...

What a lovely guest room and the tea tray is fabulous. I love the Blue Willow. The napkin ring really caught my eye! The sugar tongs are so pretty. You did it again Susan...it's all gorgeous!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Susan, you truly epitomize a gracious hostess. What a beautiful welcome for your guests. And, of course, I have voted for you for best eye candy! You definitely deserve it.

Christi

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Barb~Bella Vista said...

Susan, I feel so pampered!! Everything is so lovely....so graceful. You are just the very best.

Thank you so much for all your hard work in hosting this wonderful event!!

Barb

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Shelia said...

Oh, Susan! I'm almost in tears! How lovely and how special you've made me feel! I would love to be a real guest in your gorgeous home! This bedroom is just beautiful and the tea tray - wonderful! Thank you, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Jadehollow said...

What a wonderful guest room.. love the blues and yellows. Those butterfly napkins.. oh my my MIL would LOVE those. In fact she'd probably sneek em in her suitcase before leaving hehe.Beautiful as always. Have a Great 4th Holiday.. headed over to do my eye candy vote.
Hugs,
Debbie

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Homemaker Barbi said...

I am so excited to try the mulling spice spoons! I don't know that I've ever seen them in my town, and am afraid I'll have to begin searching online for a store that will ship them here to us in Alaska. What a gorgeous spread this week!

Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger DebraJ said...

Oh my gosh, Susan! Where did you find the little dome? I'm hoping not in an antique shop. I seriously love bees and dragonflies. Your guest room looks so warm and inviting. Very nice job with the tablescape tray! Or would that be trayblescape? :)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Stacie said...

What a lovely room. I would be thrilled to have such a beautiful place to relax. You've forgot nothing - it looks just beautiful.

I have never seen the mulled cider stirrers and we don't have a Marshalls around here. I'd love to find something similar though.

Thank you for always putting together such a beautiful presentation.

Congrats on your nomination - you deserve it. I'm going to take a short nap on that bed, but then I'm going to go vote for you.

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Frugal Fine Living said...

I truly enjoyed my stay! The spiced cider and and bugbites were delicious ... I ate three :)! The room was so beautiful and comfy! I had to leave though, to go and vote. 164 and counting!

Jane

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements said...

Dear Susan,
This is SO beautiful. Your eye for design is matched by your talent for framing an effective, evocative photograph. Your tablescapes really tell a story.

Thank you for being so generous with your time and for sharing your helpful advice as I've ventured into Blogland during the past week.

Cheers and best wishes for a wonderful Fourth!

Bill

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, Susan! Absolutely beautiful!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Deanna said...

Susan, I just loved this post of yours. Such a delight to take a breather in your guest room. So lovely and inviting.

One day soon I will participate again in Tablescape Thursday. Been thinking something up.

Have a fantastic 4th of July.
~D~

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Lori E said...

Nothing wrong with a little shameless plug Susan. Best of luck in the vote. If this site doesn't say "eye candy" I don't know what does.

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger marty39 said...

The bed tray is filled to the brim with everything anyone could ever want for a nice rest and small refreshment. I love the tea set, so beautiful. Your quotes are so fitting. Everything is beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Sue said...

Hi Susan...you know this is my favorite room in your house...It's just perfect and anytime you want an overnight guest just call me....Oh, I was out and about today and Pier One up on Barrett Pky. near the Barnes and Noble is closing and they are having a sale 25%-50% off the whole store....

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous LaDonna said...

I would love to relax in this room! And I think the Butterfly napkin is adorable...it reminds me of things my grandmother crocheted years ago.
Thank you for sharing!
LaDonna

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger blushing rose said...

This is a bed & breakfast, right? Joking! Exquisite beauty, detail, comfort, elegance. TTFN ~Marydon

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

Oh I feel like such a pampered guest! Beautiful Susan! Thank you once again! I really enjoy this new found interest of mine!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger g.suzie said...

Pampering times 10, thats what your guest bedroom would be! You have not overlooked any details, thank-you for spending so much time on this 'beautiful eye candy'! You get my vote. . .

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Painter's Place said...

I absolutely love this. It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I had such a lovely time staying in your guest room, I feel so pampered and I loved my tea and mulling spoons. :O)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You have done it again - love it all.
Glenda

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous abeachcottage said...

Hi Susan

you never cease to amaze me what you come up with, I know how much hard work it is...and the photos are just fabulous

thanks for hosting tablescape thursday - someone recently told me setting a table was so passe, so funny I just kept my mouth shut and thought to myself, you are so passe and surely not in blogland sweetie hahaha

happy days

Sarah

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How beautiful everything is! Thank you for all the sweet words you shared with us.

I really like the butterfly napkin, and the bug bites!

I enjoyed this so very much!

Thank you for hosting TT, and for sharing your lovely home with us!

Katherine

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Linda said...

Thank you Susan you are such a special hostess. You think of everything. I really enjoyed my stay but I must go now to Marshalls (where ever that is) I'm from Canada you know and they don't sell mulling spooons, but I sure can imagine how they taste. As well as your tastey treats. I can't wait to visit again. yours truly, Linda

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Kathleen said...

What a lovely guest room! Just perfect...I wouldn't want to leave!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for your gracious hospitality Susan! It was so very much appreciated after the long drive over from NC. LOL!

~WOW! You AMAZE me with your creativity and gorgeous tablescapes. Who would of thunk it? HEHE! This is breathtaking!
LOVE the monograms and the bees.
Perfect in every way. I really want one of the butterfly candles too.

Can I vote for you again?
I'll give it a try.

Good Luck and Happy 4th!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Lady Katherine said...

Oh! Susan! I so happy to be your guest! You are such a wonderful hostess! You have laid out a wonderful tea with my favorite Blue Willow! I should use them, had them for years and never used them! I adore the cider stir sticks!! The tea must be really good, for I love hot cider! I love the tray white wicker, Mine is wood. I love the napkins and rings. I love that you have three books which I know I would just love, while I snuggled up in your wonderful iron bed! The setting is just Lovely!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Yansy said...

Susan, I love your home and I must say that no one sets a table like you. You are an inspiration.

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Domestic Designer said...

Lovely as usual. Blue Willow can't be beat. I am having some trouble tonight linking in. I am not sure why.I haven't had this problem before. If you can remove my name from the list that would be fine. I may try to link in again later. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for the help.

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger carolinajewel said...

What a lovely tea table. Really enjoyed the quotes too! :D Jewel

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Susan,

I wish your home were a Bed & Breakfast! I would love to wake up in your guest room, and have my tea on that beautiful tray (love your service and covet the silver and the teeny~tiny tongs!).

My first morning I would go on that lovely neighborhood tour you did on Tuesday.

I would be back for 4:00 tea on the porch...

But this is my comment, not a post! LOL!

Lovely tablescape, Susan! Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!

xoxo
Jane

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger CIELO said...

So many delightful things! We love you Susan!

cielo

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Dawn said...

Of course I'll vote for you, it's not everyday someone offers me ladybug and caterpiller cookies. Oh wait, I already did vote for you:) Can we vote twice?
Dawn

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Allidink said...

Wow I just love this sweet hospitable tablescape! ;) I very much wish I was enjoying it now!

All the best,
Allison

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Carrie said...

The cookies are so cute!! What a beautiful tea-setting.

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Simply stunning! Love the sugar tongs & napkin rings! ♥ diane

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Tracy said...

Susan, oh how I love it when you post rooms in your house...your home is beautiful!
Now I've gotta slip on over and cast my vote. :)
Have a great 4th!
Tracy

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Dear Susan - thank you for your hospitality week after week! We always feel pampered when we visit you -- in the guest room -- in the dining room - in the kitchen - in the breakfast nook or on your most famous porch!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Dixie said...

whomever your guest will be, they will be satisfied and pampered...

happy 4th!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Traci said...

What a wonderful little treat in the guest room....so relaxing! I love the monogrammed napkin ring! "H" like me! Thanks for sharing.
Traci

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

Susan, you have one of the loveliest blogs on the internet, and this post proves it! Loved every word and every picture...

XO,

Sheila :-)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger susan said...

I have a feeling you make every guest feel your hospitality--it comes across every post! I especially like the Ambrose Bierce quote. My favorite is Hebrew 13:2I am rooting for you on the blog vote! Thanks for hosting and happy 4th!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger xinex said...

Beautiful post, Susan! You are such a gracious host, your guest will never want to leave. Beautiful tea tray setting and the cookies look yummy!...Christine

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Lisa (aka) French said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful! I miss partaking so had to throw something together to take part again;) Love that little votive...oh heck it's all beautiful!! hugs French;)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Favorite Home To Visit said...

Hi Susan, This is my first time I am sharing your great "Tablescape Thursday"...It was a great fun preparing my tablescape for you. I should thank you for yesterday...And...Can I be your guest? Conrats for that lovely room and the cutest tray...You are doing this job terrific...Bye...

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Tammy518 said...

I would love to come stay in your guest room, Susan! What a pretty room, and pretty tea tray you've set up. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Chandy said...

I love this table!!! So full of good stuff and food! Mmmmm... Susan, you are truly good with the dishes!

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Not the Good Scissors! said...

I can't stop looking at the guest room. It is so beautiful. I LOVE the dresser. Thank you for making me feel so at home.
xxoo, Susan

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Anonymous Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia said...

Dearest Susan,

I am on my way, I'm getting the very next flight to the US and I'm heading straight to your guest room and climbing into your gorgeous bed and after enjoying your breakfast tray full of goodies I going to fall asleep for a week. ....

Well at least I can dream!!! .

Your attention to detail is amazing, your setting looks devine.
I am so glad to be back with your great party again. Come and visit me when your free, I have an interesting flower this week on my settings.

Have a great week, thanks again.

xxx and hugs Coty

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Pinky said...

Susan, YOU are the ESSENCE of hospitality! In the dictionary, under the word should be YOUR picture! Your guest room is SO wonderful and this presentation just makes it even more so. You are so talented doing this. And your pictures are SO good! I wish I knew your secret for such great pics! I will go vote for you again now. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Hugs, Pinky XOXO

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Marie said...

Oh Susan - you brought a tear to my eye with the beauty of your sweet post! Every photo is gorgeous. Yes, I'd love to visit. Although I may never leave. Those bug bites are adorable!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Domestic Designer said...

Thanks!:-)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Renae said...

Susan!
You are a fabulous hostess. What a beautifully relaxing well done post! I admire your detail and the sentiments.
Blessings...

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger imjacobsmom said...

Cute tablescape this week. You'd make any guest feel totally welcome. It's posts like this that get you nominated in the first place! I'm off to vote for you again! Good Luck, Susan! ~ Robyn

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Shirley said...

Where do you live!!! : )) You have really outdone yourself with this beautiful post. It really is inspiring. The Blue Willow is wonderful and the silver tray with the bee on top is just the most precious thing I've seen! You have to be the most gracious hostess around! I would love a cup of tea and a little "bug bite", thank you.
Shirley

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Pamm said...

Where do I sign up to make a reservation? (OMG! This is fabulous!)

 
At Wednesday, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Susan I tried to vote again just now and the site won't let me. Hmmm...
It says one vote per day per email and I voted for you last week so it SHOULD work.
I'm so sorry. I promise I'll try again tomorrow. Your blog is in the top running for sure! ;)

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Really Rainey said...

I love your cozy guest room... what a pretty post, made me feel right at home!
~Rainey~

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

How did you know I was on my way to your guest room? Everything looks beautiful and the tea is so tasty. Thanks for your gracious hospitality! :)

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

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At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Sarah Anderson said...

Susan, what a lovely way to pamper your house guests! The blue and white tea service with the touches of silver is simple elegance. Where on earth did you find the bug-bites? I have to have some of these!
Happy 4th of July weekend!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger cedwards55 said...

That does it.... I'm packing my bag, I'll be there by morning. Thanks for the delightful visit. Love all your special touches and you always make us feel like we MATTER! That's all anyone really wants, isn't it?

Where do you buy those little bug cookies?

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Anonymous Robin~All Things Heart and Home said...

Beautiful Photos and sentiments
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, you are a wonderful hostess, and here I am without a hostess gift! Beautiful room and beautiful tray to welcome your guest. Congratulations on your nomination. So deserved! I just went over and voted. Good luck! laurie

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Anita said...

Three words.
Wow
Beautiful
More

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow.. how comforting.. I'm all for being pampered..doesn't happen often enough. Can you believe I about "forgot" to get this posted... better late than never. Thanks for hosting another fun filled day.. Hope you're having a great w/k..hugs ~lynne~

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger The White Bench said...

Hi Susan!
Thanks for sharing inspiring beauty, as usual!
Monica.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Melissa Marie said...

Wow... what a beautiful post. I loved every bit of it! And I voted for your blog! I hope you win... you certainly deserve it! :)

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your guest room is so welcoming as well as beautiful! Your serving tray tablescape is lovely as are your blue transferware dishes! You have some very pretty touches! I love that crochet napkin...so nice! Ah...one can live in a room like this a long time and dream away!!! Huggy Hugs!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lovely tablescape -- of course, you know how I love blue and white. I covet the silver bee server -- was very disappointed to find it out was a "find" rather than bought somewhere -- it needs to join the other bee skeps at Linderhof!

Silver napkin rings are a passion and yours is perfect -- love the monogram and the blue and white butterfly napkin is perfect

A lovely lovely table!

Martha
Lines from Linderhof

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger "Blossom" said...

It's all in the details that makes a guest feel like a guest and a very special one. This is so stunning and makes you feel so very welcome. Every thing is perfect!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

All of this is absolutely gorgeous Susan ! I love blue and white ! You have outdone yourself on this one !!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Anonymous beeutifulbydesign.blogspot.com said...

Each and every day (Thursdays especially) you inspire me to take better care of my home, to take time to place small decor details that only I may notice during the week. Thank you for your dedication to your blog.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Carolyn said...

Your guest room looks so cozy- I would love to be your pampered guest!
Thank you for hosting!
Carolyn

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Perch said...

Every detail is so thoughtful and pretty. Thanks for hosting this, We have alot of fun in our shop doing this on Thursdays!
Caroline, Jack, Valorie

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger once in a blue moon... said...

you certainly have found your calling... not been online much for months, your blog is a brilliant beacon~

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger The Burge Family said...

I stumbled on your blog the other day and I love it. I would love to be a guest in your home - it's beautiful, warm, and inviting. You are truly talented and an inspiration.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger MelanyTN said...

Wow - such BEAUTY! I posted a sad little tablescape because I wanted to participate... but seeing yours is overwhelming. ;) Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Terri and Bob said...

Sigh. This is totally lovely and I am using your ideas to spoil my cousin and her family when they come to visit me from Orlando. Thanks!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger KBeau said...

Your guest room looks so cozy. I think my favorite thing on that lovely tray is the napkin with the crocheted blue butterfly. So pretty. And I adore the napkin rings.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger LillyB said...

Oh my goodness! Everything is so beautiful!!
Have a happy 4th of July!!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger LillyB said...

p.s. I love your Blue Willow tea pot and creamer!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger tami said...

So pretty! I love the napkin rings.

I posted for Tablescape today, it was my table for the progressive dinner party we have with friends every year. If you look farther on my blog you can see their tables for the evening too. It is the best night of the year, we love it!

All about hospitality ;)

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Brenda said...

Susan, you do truly have the loveliest things. And know just how to place them and photograph them as well! You are eye candy (I voted!) and I just love your home and porch. Were you ever a professional decorator? Perhaps in another life??? I'm mad for the napkins (blue and white floats my boat!) and the little bee! All so completely lovely. Looks like pages from a magazine...
Brenda

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Susan~ ~ ~This is the most inviting room I have seen, ever! Your guests must feel so welcome and loved. Can I stop over and stay in that room? We can go shopping! You have inspired me to do something with my guest room. It's a catch all right now.

Congrats on being nominated I'm going to vote for you now.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger French Cupboard said...

LOVE your bug bites! As always, you are the hostess with the mostest =)

Blessings... Polly

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Susan,

You are the perfect hostess! I will have to keep my manners in check and be certain not to wear out my welcome (as my momma says). Such a cozy room and delightful goodies. Perfect!
Hugs!
Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Well done!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger bj said...

What a delightful post...everything looks so pretty.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you to win the EyeCandy award!!
xo bj

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger amariaf2000 said...

WOW - awesome post! May I come for a vist? ;) I especially love your "H" napkin rings...and the bug bites...and the bee dome...and everything else!!
~angela @ peonypatch

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Kathysue said...

Susan I always start my blogland visiting at your blog. You always make me want to become better at what I love to do and that is make a beautiful home/respite for my family and friends, this post is a perfect example of how you inspire me to become better, I love all the thought provoking quotes and the eye candy, thank you for always being such and inspiration, Hugs Kathysue

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Elyse said...

happy tablescape thursday, susan! this is my 3rd and i so enjoy it.

what a warm and welcoming scene you have created!

thank you for always being the hostess with the mostess!

xo

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger KayC. said...

Susan,
Once again, you make one feel right at home, a very warm and welcoming home. Your post is beautiful, as always! Thank you for inviting us into your home through "Between Naps on the Porch". I always like the visit. Until next time have a fun and safe 4th of July.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger movingonlady said...

Congrulation's on your eye poopping cand award.
You always have great pic.s and you display them so nice. I love the cover on the cookies really cute. Love the blue dishes

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Linda/"Mom" said...

* Sweetest Susan~~~ This is all so verrrry E*N*C*H*A*N*T*I*N*G~~~ I always want to say "one of your best"... The thing IS, tho, EACH new blog you do is ALWAYS "the best", so far!!!!

Am THRILLED to be able to vote for you~~~ it's soooo WELL-DESERVED, Swweets!!! You've put sooo much into EVERYTHING you've done in the blogging world!!! Wishing you ALL THE BEST LUCK on this!!! (I'll have to go back & double-check on the "end date" so I don't somehow MISS it!)~

So glad to see you're enjoying the book, too~ makes me feel so good!

Looking forward to later today (actually, "early this evening"!), when I can see all the newest tables (have missed many lately! Too busy of a schedule!), AND finish the table for TT, too (we have houseguests coming for this 4th of July weekend, & it is H*O*T here! Yikes! SOO, no "outdoor picnic" for THIS group~~~ I'm wimping out and serving dinner INDOORS @ the kitchen table, so we can "BREATHE" (and at least LOOK OUT at the SUN and SUNSET!!!)~~~

See ya later, alligator!
Love, Linda *

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Gollum said...

The Blue Willow is absolutely gorgeous. This is the prettiest, most welcoming guest room I've ever seen.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Amy said...

Oh my heavens, i want to come stay at your house! Lovely!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Gayle said...

What a beautiful home you have!!
WOW
I can see I'm the only person on
Earth that hasn't visited your blog before?? WHAT A TREAT!
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Have a wonderful holiday!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Lorrie said...

Always lovely - blue and yellow are wonderful!

Lorrie

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Alarie said...

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At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Anonymous Beverly said...

Susan, this is all absolutely stunning.

And, I voted!!!

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Susan, you are something else. I just don't have the words.

Truly.....have you ever considered writing a book? I would buy it.

I did participate today.

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Cindy said...

Hi Susan,
I am very late, just returned from vacation but I didn't want to miss this week! I don't know if you remember, but I raved about this room when it was on Rate my Space! It is such an inspirational room and especially with all your special touches! Happy 4th!! Cindy

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congrats on the Eye Candy Nomination! Going to vote right after I leave your blog! Good luck...you certainly deserve the award! :)

Beautiful room! Any guest would feel comfortable and pampered in this lovely space! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

 
At Thursday, July 02, 2009 , Blogger Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Ooh, lovely! I want to be your guest! I love that wicker breakfast-in-bed tray, and all the pretty china and accessories!

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Susan... the next time your doorbell rings, it might be me. I could use a break in your beautiful guest room!
Cass

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Jo said...

Your table is so beautiful! Happy 4th!

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Sharing with Sherri said...

Susan,
Oh you are such a gracious hostess and I would REALLY love to make reservations to stay in that lovely room FOR REAL! it's just gorgeous!
I absolutely LOVE that floral fabric with the yellow background...sigh.
Oh well, I guess a virtual visit is better than none.

Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday sweet Susan!

Sherri:)

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , OpenID maidenshade said...

That is just wonderful! Happy 4th weekend - Hope yours is blessed there where you are - xJ

MaidenShade.wordpress.com

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Julie said...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy 4th of July! Have a wonderful weekend.

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Willow Decor: said...

I just love blue and white!
xx-Gina

 
At Friday, July 03, 2009 , Blogger Linda/"Mom" said...

(* Hi, girlfriend~~~~~ I sent the link to you for my RMS POSTING last nite (about 19 hours ago, according to RMS)~~~ haven't seen it listed here, so double-checking (cuz it's a July 4th posting). Shall I resend? Thanks, kiddo! XOXO, Linda)*

 
At Saturday, July 04, 2009 , Blogger Nancy Holte said...

Beautiful! Where did you find the bug cookies? Fun!

 
At Saturday, July 04, 2009 , Blogger Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Susan,
Simply gorgeous post! Gorgeous photos, gorgeous everything! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful July 4th weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

 
At Saturday, July 04, 2009 , Blogger Maven said...

Thankyou so much for all the inspiration - it really means a lot.

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 , Blogger Jan said...

Hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend, Susan! We need to catch up soon, Hugs, Jan

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 , Blogger Linda/"Mom" said...

* Did you have a TERRIFFIC July 4th??? Thinking of you this a.m., and sending thanks, sweetest Susan!

Love,
Linda *

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 , Anonymous KayEllen said...

Happy 4th!weekend!!

Beautiful :)

I need to join in your table setting event sometime...I really have a passion dishes:)

Blessing,

kayellen

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 , Blogger its so very cheri said...

GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 , Blogger Things That Inspire said...

After all of the traveling I have done over the past month, I wish I could curl up into this beautiful bed and have afternoon tea! I love, love, love those mulling spice spoons.

I am looking forward to Metamorphasis Monday (my new favorite thing in the blog world)! I hope you are having it this week, as I have been working on a post; it's a good activity for a rainy day! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

 
At Monday, July 06, 2009 , Blogger Miss Janice said...

Your guestroom is just fabulous!

 
At Monday, July 06, 2009 , Blogger Wendy said...

These tassels are amazing, if I could buy one it would be the Traditional Santa Claus. That one would be my pick!

 
At Monday, July 06, 2009 , Blogger Linda said...

I am ready to come for my stay!!!
Lovely lovely and oh so cozy, you did a wonderful job.
You could charge B&B rates for this room for sure!
Linda
Didn't get to do a tablescape last week but will be back soon.

 
At Sunday, July 11, 2010 , Blogger Turning the Tables said...

I am having so much fun with your blog/site. I feel like I've started a new novel that has captured my interest from page one! Thanks for the great read! Cherry Kay

 

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