Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tablescape Thursday....Elegant Luncheon Buffet

I don't know about you, but summer and hot weather make me just a little lazy. You can call it heat induced lethargy, but it's still just lazy. Susan, our friend at Between Naps on the Porch doesn't seem to suffer from this malady! She's busy as a bee setting tables, taking walking tours, and snapping pictures! Please visit her to see this week's creative tables!

I belong to a women's organization founded in 1914. This organization is dedicated to providing scholarships and interest-free loans to young men and women who need financial assistance for college or graduate education. Over the years hundreds of young people have been able to achieve their dreams with the assistance of this group. That said, this group of women is also one talented group of decorators and cooks! Each month we meet in a member's home for our monthly business meeting and are then treated to lunch by alternating hostesses. This is a picture of the table at our May meeting.

Lots of our members are active garden club members also. The flower arrangements at these luncheons amaze me. The main centerpiece for this table is made from double begonias and potted geraniums. The butterflies hanging from the chandelier are from Hobby Lobby. See that cute butterfly net on the table? This is a "light" luncheon-- mainly salads and finger sandwiches. The sideboard, however, is another story. It is laden with decadent desserts! Each month the hostess and her team come up with a different theme. Thanks for letting me off the hook with my own table setting---I'm busy packing for the beach. Join Susan at to see what her faithful contributors have come up with this week!


  1. I love begonias -- and those butterflies floating over the table are so pretty -- have a great time at the beach!

  2. Oh, Susan! What a pretty, pretty table! I love your flowers and those butterflies! I know everyone who attended loved the tablescape. It is lovely!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. How gorgeous and fun is that! I love the whimsy of the butterflies and net!

  4. Looks like your organization know how to have a party! Gorgeous table!

  5. Very worthy cause! My son enters college this year. I know how vital college fund assistance is.

    Beautiful table! Love the whimsical butterflies. Everything looks great!

    Thanks for sharing


  6. This is impressive! Beautiful colors!
    Have fun @ the beach!!

  7. Love the flowers too! I agree with Tina.. Beautiful & Whimsical with those floating butterflies.

  8. Beautiful buffet table. And the food looks so yummy!..Christine

  9. Very pretty! Love the butterflies and the toad stool/mushroom thingy. The colors were fabulous.

  10. Hi Susan! I just got caught up on your posts! I need to read this book. Everyone's talking about "Wicked" and I have no idea what it's about! How 'bout lunch next Thurs.? My email is I can't find where you gave me yours! Email me and we can plan the place and time! I love this bright and fun tablescape! Thanks for sharing! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  11. How delightful and fantasy like!

  12. Okay, that is way too beautiful!!! Love how pretty everything is! Great picture!

  13. Love those butterflies. Makes you want to float away with them - but not before tasting everything! - The Tablescaper

  14. What? We can use some one else's tablescape. Okay I choose Susan's from Between Naps on the Porch.
    Have a great time at the beach and make sure you show us one of yours next time.

  15. What a great organization! I'm all for education and helping those who want to improve.
    And what a great way of getting together to accomplish this! Way to go!

  16. Oh Susan, what a beautiful table and everything looks so pretty.
    The begonias and butterflies are just gorgeous.

    Enjoy your time at the beach.


  17. oooh love this, the butterflies look fantastic, so whimsical

    happy tablescaping


  18. Susan, What a great group of women and a lovely buffet!

  19. Those butterflies are just beautiful.

  20. Flowers and Food... nothing can beat that!!! A beautiful table ladened with such eye and stomach candy!!! Enjoy your beach time... don't burn! xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  21. Hi Susan, what a wonderful pretty and the food looks so yummy!!


  22. Just checking to make sure you called for your lookie-see appointment☺ I did mine yesterday and am proof that it can be done, so now it's time for you☺

  23. Ooooh, it looks yummy! Love the flower arrangements and the butterflies are perfect! Thanks for stopping in and saying hi! Have a great week!

  24. The butterflies are so fun. I always adore a garden themed tablescape. Have fun at the beach! Blessings to you.

  25. What a beautiful table! I love the flowers and the butterflies. Of course, the food looks delicious, too!


  26. How wonderful that you are involved in such a great cause. I think it is so important that we all get involved in supporting our country and fellow citizens.

    The table is lovely, and I often use finger foods at this type of occasion. It makes everything so much easier for all attending.

  27. I think light is about all we want in this horrid heat, girl! So you're right on target! You have yourself a delightful time!

  28. How pretty and the lite lunch looks like it could feed an army. I think that the no interest loans is such a wonderful idea. Keep up the good work and have a fun time at the beach this week.

  29. Hi,
    Can you say yummy? The buffet is not only lucious for the eyes but looks just as delicious. Fun gathering and for a great cause.
    Enjoy your day!

  30. What a fun, festive, colorful table!
    Thanks for sharing it and for leaving the nice comment for me!

    Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

  31. What a pretty table. I love the butterflies flitting through the flowers.

  32. OH...MY!! That is just gorgeous....
    What thought went into that creation! Lovely!

    Thank you so much for your sweet visit to my ...LOL "simple" post...I'll do better next time...such inspiration here! I need all I can get!

  33. So colorful and pretty! Love the butterfly net!


  34. Thanks for the comment! This spread looks great!

  35. What a gorgeous table - some great ideas!

  36. How wonderful to belong to a group like that. Makes me want to have a lovely ladies' lunch!


  37. This is such a pretty table. Love the butterflies and the addition of the butterfly net is so clever! The food looks pretty great too! Have a wonderful time at the beach! laurie

  38. What a beautiful table. The flowers are lovely and the butterflies add a perfect touch to this garden looking table. This event happens to this degree monthly? Wow!

  39. What a very fun table...the butterfly's add such a nice touch of whimsey!
    You are not a PEO are you?

  40. What a great looking buffet -- Love the begonias and geraniums, so lush and gorgeous. And a dessert-laden sideboard? Ummm... this is an organization that knows how to treat its members AND do good works. Lovely!

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