Portmeirion Botanic Garden


I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.





I thought I would pretend Spring was already here, instead of early morning temperatures we’ve had lately in the 20 degree range.






This is my everyday pattern, Botanic Garden by Portmeirion. It’s available almost everywhere and I love it because there are so many different pieces and flowers.





It ‘s also very durable and practical. It’s dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven safe.





The glasses are by Zrike, I only have four. I ran across them at Home Goods several years ago.




This was a five minute centerpiece…apples in a bowl with carnations.





Add some seed packets and some moss and it feels like spring is right around the corner.












I have to confess, I love the packaging on these seed packets, but I’m much too impatient to plant seeds.






These cookies I found about two weeks ago in Home Goods, I loved the packaging and thought they’d make great party favors.





















Head over to the Porch for more inspiring Tablescape ideas.

  21 comments for “Portmeirion Botanic Garden

  1. February 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

    This table makes me yearn for the garden. I have always admired these dishes and noticed that the pattern comes with several serving pieces and size options. The table is just lovely with the birds and the flowers and the moss. The seed packets were a clever touch.
    ♥, Susan

  2. Gollum
    February 18, 2010 at 1:56 am

    When I saw Portmeirion, I ran over here as fast as I could. This was sheer dish heaven. I LOVE it all.

  3. February 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

    This post is a visual delight. Your photos are beautifully conceptualized and carried out. Your table setting is fabulous!

  4. February 18, 2010 at 2:13 am

    So pretty and springy! We’re all longing for the warmth and flowers of spring! Thanks for the sneak peek from your table!

  5. February 18, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I am missing my garden. Love the table. Using the fork as card holder is very ingenious. Thank you for sharing.

  6. February 18, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I love those dishes and I do see them everywhere and they are beautiful. Your table made me long for spring….Christine

  7. Carolyn
    February 18, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Beautiful indeed! The arrangement with the green apples is “my cup a tea”. I have always admired those dishes. Flowers, seeds, fruit, birds and nests, moss? IT MUST BE SPRING! A very lovely table for sure.

  8. Ann Dillman
    February 18, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Just lovely! Your fresh tablescape made this gardener’s heart sing. THANK YOU!!

  9. February 18, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Beautiful table…I drool every time I see those dishes…right now they are making me wish spring was just a little closer.

  10. February 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

    i love love LOVE your style, everything you share is drop dead perfect! beautiful shots and super dishes, love popping in here!

  11. February 18, 2010 at 4:53 am

    I have this same pattern for my every day and I LOVE it…have you seen the roses…gorgeous.

  12. February 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I love your botanical table..one of my favorites…flowers, fruit, seed packages!! Just perfect!!

  13. February 18, 2010 at 5:45 am

    What a great tablescape to get met in the mood for spring. I loved the seed packets. Your photography is bea.utiful also

  14. February 18, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Love the tablescape. I have a party planning and ideas blog called Maddycakes Muse. I’m currently having a Easter/Spring Tablescape and Parties contest with prizes totaling over $300. I think your tablescape would make a great entry!

  15. February 18, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, you brought spring to us all :-)

  16. February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Sheer dishes are so beautiful. I can die for them.

    I am inlove with your naturally fab settings.

    Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

  17. dena
    February 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Wow! Everything is just perfect for spring! I love the moss and seed packet idea, gorgeous!

  18. February 19, 2010 at 12:40 am

    OH,my heart yearns for spring! Thank-you for the inspiring tablescape.

  19. February 19, 2010 at 1:51 am

    you’re dishes remind me of an old friend, I love them and her. Thanks for the memories

  20. Lia
    February 19, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Such a treat to see! Spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

  21. Sharlotte
    February 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

    This is such a neat table! I love your dishes, the colors and pattern is perfect for spring. I’m so ready for warmer weather…seems like this winter has been too long! Thanks so much for sharing!

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