Cosmos Cake Plate Inspired May Day Tablescape

When I found this darling Cosmos Cake Stand at a recent yard sale, I knew she would want to be featured in the center of a tablescape. I gathered some of the other flowers in my stash of dishes and this tablescape was born.

Here she is peeking out from among the candles.

All the candlesticks are thrift or yard sale purchases. The candles (including the wonky one) were a recent thrift purchase. Also joining the center are two delicate Coalport ceramic floral pieces and a Wedgwood ceramic heart box in the Wild Strawberry design.

I used thrifted green placemats as a base for the placesetting. I pulled out the Villery and Boch white dishes purchased from Fortessa, topped them with the Bordallo Pinheiro green cabbage leaf plates (Marshalls), and finally with Dansk “Floating Leaves” plates which were a Dansk outlet purchase. Oh, how I miss that store!

Each of the salad plates features a different flower in the center and a delicate raised design around the edge.

I used my mother’s silver again. It is the pattern Lyric by Gorham.

The ramekins are by Royal Worcester in the Astley design. There are two different flowers featured on each side of the Ramekin. These are another recent thrift store purchase.

You will also see that the bees have come to join the flowers. These glasses are Napoleon Bee by LaRochere. They were a Macy’s purchase, on sale. So many of you ‘scapers have these darling glasses and I admired them over and over. I finally got my own set and I love them.

Each setting has its own vintage porcelain placecard with delicate flowers coordinating with the salad plate. I haven’t written the guests’ names yet. Will you join us?

The porcelain placecards match the porcelain menu stand. The menu is still being decided so no dishes have yet been added. These vintage porcelain sweeties were a find at a local women’s club sale.

Here are some other views of this Cosmos Cake Plate inspired tablescape. I hope you enjoy them.

I hope to join Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Debbiedoo’s Newbie Party.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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20 Responses to Cosmos Cake Plate Inspired May Day Tablescape

  1. Beautiful table setting Tammy, all the way around. I love the placecards and menu card.

  2. marlis says:

    This is magnificent. I love all your pieces. the dishes are lovely. a very pretty table. indeed.

  3. Joni says:

    The flowered plates are so pretty along with the flowered ramekins. I am glad that new cake stand could be featured. I too have admired the bee glasses, but haven’t purchased any. Lovely table. Joni

  4. Tanya says:

    What a lovely table, Tammy. I love your plates with the different colored flowers. I have the same bumble bee goblets. LOVE them!!!

  5. Vernice says:

    Love it all especialy the cake plate.Happy Mother’s day

  6. Pat says:

    I have flower envy! Love that cake stand and your salad plates. Your tablescape is so pretty and fresh.


  7. Marivene says:

    The large candlestick in the middle in your second pic, from the thrift store, is from the Longchamps design by Cristal D’Arques. Aren’t they lovely? Beautiful table.

  8. Gina says:

    This is a beautiful tablescape Tammy! I love the bee glasses & the porcelain place cards & menu are charming little details.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. We dishaholics need to stick together! LOL

  9. Kathy Ransom says:

    Your cake plate was a marvelous inspiration for this beautiful setting with your gorgeous dishes! Love the Napoleon Bee glassware! They’re so beautiful!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  10. Kathleen says:

    Very pretty! Love the centerpiece! I have Bee glasses but they are copies from , yes Christmas Tree Shop! Just go to their web site and they list all the locations, you’ll get there one day! 🙂

  11. Hi Tammy, gosh, what a great find in that cake plate! I just got those cabbage plates this week at Tuesday morning. I have been looking for them for a while now, so I was excited to finally get them. They look great with your floral salad plates! I need to have a yard sale myself, although it certainly is a lot of work. Hope you had fun at your reunion in Roanoke. Thanks for visiting with me, and your kind comments.

  12. Oh yea, I forgot, LOVE those porcelain place cards and menu stand. Adorable!!

  13. What a beautiful table — Love those pretty linens and the dishes. Happy Mother’s Day.

  14. debbie says:

    That is so very pretty, and I loved your photography, you did a great job capturing details, that people love to see. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  15. What a beautiful table setting! I love your cake plate. I have a WordPress blog and we are using the same template. Come check it out!

  16. Jessica says:

    How pretty! I love all the plates you used. Saw this over at the newbie link party 🙂

  17. This is a very sweet tablescape. I love green and the flowers are perfect with it. Great accessories! ~~Linda

  18. Pinky says:

    HI! So mice to meet you! Thanks for stopping over to my blog and your sweet comments! I love your table! Love the different salad plates, the napkin rings look sweet and the porcelain name cards are gorgeous! Have a great weekend!!! XO, Pinky

  19. Hey, Tammy! This makes me wish I bought those glasses at Tuesday Morning! BEAUTIFUL! And I made two tutorials based on your request about making an inventory of everything on a spreadsheet here. Thank you for the suggestion!

  20. Sherry says:

    How beautiful! I love the bee glasses and the china, very pretty!

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