Tablescape Thursday

It's been a while since I have participated in Susan's Tablescape Thursday and I have missed it.
I'm in the mood for something light and airy, and I'm in the mood for a tea party, so today I set our dining room table for a summer tea party.

I'm also linking to Martha's Favorites, go here to see her beautiful tea time collections.

Inspiration for my yellow tea party came from this pretty vase.
While visiting my sister she gave me some treasures in her china cabinet. She likes to give me yellow things because she knows how much I love yellow! This vase was given to her by a special person in her life who has passed on, so when she gave it to me I knew it was a treasure indeed.
She also gave me these pretty ruffled bowls.
I'm also using some pieces of my yellow depression glass collection in this tablescape.

This frosted dish is much prettier than it looks here.

I filled the vase full of faux daisies and yellow roses for the centerpiece,
then I remembered I had purchased this yellow glass candlestick at Home Goods a few months ago.
A little yellow depression glass star shaped dish completes it.

I couldn't decide whether to use this flatware,

or this one, I decided on this one:

The napkins are from my yellow rose vintage hankie collection. I usually include white paper napkins inside them to protect from lipstick on the hankies!
Which is your favorite?

The ceramic napkin rings have tiny yellow roses painted on them.

I'm enjoying the light and airy look to this tablescape!

The back view:

See my side bar for more of my yellow depression glass.

These dishes will hold
this lemon frozen dessert:

Frozen Lemonade Dessert

Mix: 1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade
1 can Eagle Brand milk
9 oz. container Cool Whip

Crush ginger snaps, graham crackers,

or Oreos and spread into bottom of

9x13 pan.

Pour lemon mixture over top of crumbs.


Spoon into dessert dishes. Top with

berries if desired.


Go here to Susan's for lots more inspiration.

I'm also linking to Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday.

Have a happy day!

God Bless.

Any other suggestions for this vase?


Bill said...

Hi Katherine,
I'm so glad you're back! As I glanced through Susan's list of participants with thumbnail views, I saw the yellow roses and focused on your link immediately. Your yellow Depression glass is lovely. I enjoyed seeing your collection of yellow rose hankies and loved the tip about folding a paper napkin inside when you use them in a table setting.

It's kind of your sister to share her beautiful yellow treasures with you. I can't wait to see how you use that pretty vase with the golden ruffled edges!

Warmest regards,

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Katherine, I always look forward to your posts, because not only are your tables gorgeous, but I learn a lot! LOVE those ruffled bowls, and I have not seen yellow Depression glass. It makes a lovely table. I also enjoyed seeing your hankies, as I inherited my grandmother's hanky box filled with her special collection.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a beautiful and romantic table setting! I have never seen yellow depression glass before.


Kathleen said...

That is lovely! I love yellow and white...the dotted plates are so cute. Yellow glass is so pretty, I haven't seen much of it!

Sharlotte said...

This is so pretty. I really like the yellow dishes, flowers, and napkins. Thanks too for the recipe. I'm going to try it, I love all things "lemon"! Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, so pretty, Katherine! Those little ruffled bowls are gorgeous!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your table is very sweet and elegant. I love the ruffled bowls. That vase is gorgeous and so special. Your depression glass is perfect and you choose the right silverware! All those sweet hankies...great way to use them.

Marydon said...

G'eve Katherine ~ What a beautiful lemony yellow presentation ... so refreshing & elegant ... love the little hankies.

Have a beautiful summers eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What gorgeous yellows you have on this table! The lace tablecloth is such a nice backdrop for all of the luscious yellow accents. Those ruffle bowls remind me of my mother. She has about 25 of them in clear. I really adore your hanky napkins. They look fantastic. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Johanna said...

Katherine, what a lovely table you made. This yellow depression glass looks so wonderfull. And I love the yellow chargers with the polka dots. Have you seen my yellow table last week? It was really made with roses of my yellow rose arbor. Yellow is so crisp and fresh.
Greetings, Johanna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, I didn't know they made yellow depression glass. I have seen the amber, but not the yellow! How neat! And I love your table and the rose highlights. I'm glad you're back in the Land of Blog!


Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Very pretty! Depression glass is so interesting to me! I have a few pieces but not place settings. I must work on that!

Thank you for recipe too!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- and I love the hankies -- what clever "napkins"!!!! I love the yellow and white table -- we don't see that color combo too often on TT. So light and summery.

Mimi said...

Katherine, what a lovely table...your yellow depression glass is just gorgeous, love the shape of those frilly little bowls.
Beautiful roses!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful Katherine! This is the epitome of Yellow Rose Arbor! I love the dash of polka dots too!

Barbara said...

Everything is so beautiful, Katherine. The colors are just lovely.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, such beautiful yellow depression glass. You hardly ever see it and it is so pretty. I love your tablescape. Everything is done to perfection. Just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

parTea lady said...

Your yellow and white tea table is so pretty. I really like your depression glass, clear handle cutlery, polka dot mats and everything. Those vintage hankies make such lovely and dainty napkins.

Thanks for the recipe too.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the hankie with the big looks more like the napkin set a beautiful table...I'm going to try the lemon dessert soon.
Mama Bear

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! Oh, what a lovely table. All of the yellows are so pretty. How sweet of your sis to give you the beautiful treasure! Your yellow depression glass is lovely! You've done a great job.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

You created such a lovely table. Your yellow depression glass is unique. I love you hankies and napkin rings.

Marilyn said...

Finally I am here admiring your yellow depression glass (drooling may be more appropriate). I have one of the ruffled dishes in milk glass though. Love it in yellow. What a precious vase your sister gave to you, just beautiful. Yellow, my favorite color. I would love sitting for tea at this table.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I adore your beautiful yellow depression glass and your table is just so those hankies sure bring back memories, I have a large stack my mom loved and left to me they are all so soft and lovely and she had them stacked so perfectly in her linen cupboard, all almost as pretty as yours with the napkin ring that just mirrors them thanks for sharing

Adrienne said...

Dear Katherine -
You've done it again! Of course you must have known this table would be my favorite so far! When I saw the yellow glass I was 'hooked' - had to study every single piece. I have one of the ruffled dishes and several other yellow pieces you have. I love the new vase your sister gave you. What a treasure! The flowers were lovely in it. You've inspired me, my friend. It's time to get out more of my yellow to use it soon.

Sarah said...

Katherine, it's good to see you again. I've missed your tables, but like you, I haven't participated with a table very often of late. I hope to get back into doing more of this.
Your table with all it's yellow details is very inviting. Of course I'd like the polka dot chargers, but also love the idea of using the sweet hankies as napkins. Good ide to line them with a paper napkin. ~ Sarah

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: You set an amazing table! I do not think I have seen a table in yellow depression glass before. You do it so well. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table with us. I want to invite you to join our Tea Cup Tuesday. I know the ladies would love to see your beautiful table. Blessings to you. Martha

Lady Katherine said...

Katherine, So, so pretty! First I want to say I love all your hankies, but the first one has my heart. I love hankies, and I just love you use a paper napkin with them for the lipstick! Yeah! Great idea! The vase is beautiful! The ruffled dishes so darling! I know you just love them. I love all your depression glass. The tablecloth helps bring out all the yellow color. I love the crystal flatware with this setting, the other is wonderful too. I do love crystal, lol You setting is so lovely! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. The recipe sounds wonderful!

xinex said...

Oh so pretty, Katherine! I love the yellows in it but my favorite are the yellow depression glasses..Christine

Ro Magnolia said...

I love your yellow table setting! So very delicate and sunny ... reminds me of daffodills in the Spring. The depression glass is wonderful, but the vase that inspired it all is exquisite! :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Katherine!

Oh what a pretty table!!!! I have never seen yellow depression glass. Love how you used the pretty hankies as napkins. that dessert sounds delish! I have to copy that!! thanks so much for sharing with us.


Terri said...

What a beautiful summer table you have set! All your dishes are pretty, especially your glass tea cups and saucers.
thank you for sharing with us.

Bookie said...

All that yellow is so bright and light. I just saw a yellow flowered tea pot at the flea market today that I wish you could have. It was hard to leave it there on the shelf...but I was already toting home a Winner Pooh one!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Katherine,
Your yellow depression glass is very pretty! My mother has the same ruffled bowl which she uses for candy. I love your yellow polka dot plates. Very lovely tablescape!