Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain Tablescape
Daisies… sweet… innocent…fresh. They are an all girl flower! And the inspiration for this table set near my perenial border.
I am dedicating this table to all the mothers and daughters who would love to sit and have time together at this girly table! And that means you, Mom and Jacqueline!
The table belonged to my grandmother. She used it on the back porch as a utility table. Now it belongs to me and is used occasionally for an intimate al fresco dinner. Worn by age, the original paint is quite chippy exposing the raw wood underneath. A small drawer with it’s original glass pull hides extra napkins, utensils and a cork screw.


Dasies are such simple, delightful flowers, so I tried to keep my table uncomplicated and simple too.
The table is set with yellow and white.  By keeping the color scheme very simple, details become more important! Things like texture, edges, shaddows and height differences get noticed.

Each place is set with a stack of white plates.  A sunny yellow and white daisy plate and matching bowl are perched on top. Interesting edges and textures are more facinating and and festive.
Yellow and white polka dot placemats are embellished with ric rac for a sweet look. Little embroidered daisies are glued around the edges of each placemat. Look for a tutorial next week on making homemade placemats. Very easy and next to nothing to make!
Matching napkins are also given a ric rac edge. Little daisies are afixed in one corner of the napkin.
These darling polka dot napkins napkins are paired with a white damask napkin. I love the idea of having a napkin for the lap and one for the hands. It also makes a beautiful presentation.
These little bird napkin rings are a recent and fun find from Lucketts. The birds are painted metal and sit on a flower base. I think they are so precious!
Dessert bowls are waiting for ice cream and homemade toppings (an upcoming summer post). 
Citron green bubble glasses add a little sass without looking out of place!
At first I was going to put a simple vase of daisies in the middle of the table, until I saw this wire tiered gardiner in the clearance isle at Marshall’s.
Wide mouth jelly jars hold lemon verbena, shasta daisies and yellow flowers (I just can’t remember what they are).
The summery look is completed with a yellow and green plaid bow!
The Menu:
Chilled Cucumber Soup
Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts, Shaved Parmesan in a Lemon Vinaigrette
Grilled Planked Salmon
Grilled Zucchini and Onions
Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel or Rich Chocolate Sauce
StoneGable Ice Tea

Now go call an important woman in your life and tell them, “I LOVE YOU!”

A big thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting the 98th Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by and visit all the creative people and their tablescapes!


  1. says

    The perfect Summer table! I was just telling a friend that I’m in love with yellow…again. Thanks for the sunshine-y fix.:)

  2. says

    This is such a beautiful post. I adore the linens, the plates, the wonderful, wonderful daisies, the bowls, the centerpiece. The table is precious. The whole thing is just perfect and what an inspiration. THank you for sharing this lovely post.

  3. says

    What a beautiful summery table, Yvonne. The yellow with the white is really so nice and sunny. Love the polka dotted napkins…the daisies are stunning.

  4. says

    All I can say is this is just breathtaking!! Beautiful, it reminds me so much of summer. LOVE the yellow, love daisies. LOVE the napkins, well I love it all. And your photography is gorgeous as always:-)

  5. says

    This is a beautiful tablescape! Love the daisy bowl/plates at the top of the plate mound :) I noticed you have Mikasa Italian Countryside dishes – those are my every day dishes, and I love them! I’ve used them for many years and only one cereal bowl has one little chip!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  6. says

    dare i say it…FRESH AS A DAISY! oh this is adorable, that rick rack and fresh color combo is the best of summer live and in action~ you know i love all you share, i am never ever disappointed when i pop into one your wonderful epresentations let me just sit down and take a big deep breath and breath in all that beauty!

  7. says


    I had to look at this post a couple of times…it is just so very pleasant.

    Thanks for all of the effort you take in making beautiful tablescapes to share.

    Becky K.

  8. says

    It is all prettiness and I’m very partial to daisies! Enjoyed the visit. Hope you are OK in all that heat you’re having.

  9. says

    There is nothing in the world prettier to me than daisies. I LOVE them. YOur centerpiece is stunning and your layering of the yellow and white dishes is absolutely gorgeous. Love the polks dot linens. Everything is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  10. says

    Is there ANYTHING you can not do and do WONDERFULLY!!!!?????? YOu are amazing. The table is so sweet and what treasure! I adore the placemats and napkins. May I ask where you got your white chargers? I have 6 matching ones (all they had when I bought them) then recently found 2 square ones that I can use at the ends of the table but wish I had a set of 8 matching ones! I know….. I hope your AC is fixed by now, Yvonne…this heat is so oppressive! I think if it wasn’t I would be going to a hotel!!!!! XO, Pinky

  11. says

    This one is yet another favorite. I think the daisies are so full of summer and sunshine. I agree that they are a girly flower.

    Love the tiered center piece!

  12. says


    Such a happy sunny yellow table…I just love everything about this table. Your napkins are so pretty!! I love the ric rac with the polka dots..the daisies are so summer…and the layering of plates and dishes are gorgeous! Love this table!!

    Miss Bloomers

  13. says

    It’s so beautiful that it would make me forgot how hot it is outside! You are very talented at putting together a beautiful setting!

  14. says

    How fun and what a beautiful setting for your lovely table! Is there anything more fresh than daisies or your table. The napkins are so cute! Once again, you have set such a lovely, inviting, and enchanting table! Joni

  15. says

    Sooooo very pretty!!!!
    Sweet as can be and for sure a delightful place to dine.
    You’ve got a winner here with these cute, cute, cute daisies.

    God bless and may you have a great week,
    d from homehaven

  16. says

    Oh. My. Goodness. Yvonne, this is just absolutely adorable! Daisies are an all time fave of mine and this tablescape is simply enchanting!! Your photos are awesome, too and capture it all so wonderfully! I think 2 napkins is a great idea, too! Even if it is only to replace the one on my lap that I often drop!!

    Thanks so much for sharing all of this beauty with us!
    Blessings! Hope your week is GRAND!!

  17. says

    Love your sunny tablescape! I especially love the rickrack on the placemats and napkins. Can’t wait to see the tutorial for making the placemats. Thanks for sharing!

  18. says

    I would love for my daughter and I to be able to sit at your Daisy Table! We would ooohhh & aaahhh over all the lovely details you have magnificently combined with the gorgeous dishes (love the yellow ice cream bowls!)and savour the mouthwatering menu that goes with it!
    Every week, I look forward to what you’ll come up with next! Pure pleasure to the eyes!


  19. says

    Oh! Yvonne! This is so lovely! I could just pull up a chair and sit all day! You make everything you touch so beautiful and fun! I love the wire stand for the flowers and all the colors! Just lovely!

  20. says

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday but Blogger was not behaving. This is one of my favorite tablescapes! I love your grandma’s old table and your al fresco use of it. I am looking forward to your placemat tutorial. In the last week or so, I have made dozens of napkins (I stumbled onto some great fabric).


  21. says

    sunny, summery, girly, happy and lovely… i could go on forever. my favorite has to be the daisy embroidered napkins. yet another fabulous creation. you need to write a book!

  22. says

    Yellow is always cheerfull but combined with the white daisies it is gorgeous sunny. The flower decoration and the dishes look great. I am in love with the napkins, sweet idea to use the rig rag edge and the tiny flowers.
    Greetings, Johanna

  23. says

    Well, I think the term “Fresh as a Daisy” was invented just to describe this table!!! What a lovely summer setting, Yvonne!
    Beautifully filled tiered display & those precious napkins immediately made me smile.

    I hope your A/C gets fixed quickly & that you can go SHOPPING in a nice cool mall in the meantime. 😉

    Take it easy in this heat, ya’ hear?

  24. says

    Just amazing – love the happy daisy tablescape!! You are so talented – I love all that you do. I already went our and purchased the red tablecloth from Kmart that you showed in your red tablescape. Now I’ll be searching for yellow polka dot fabric to make those napkins and placemats. Have you already shared where you store all your dishes – would love to see it.

  25. says

    I am hoping that blogger will let me comment this time. I don’t know where you find the time and energy to keep coming up with these beautiful tablescapes! Is there no end to your imagination? Love this one!

    Thank you SO MUCH for the naming of my chicken dish and for the mention. I feel so honored! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  26. says

    Love, love, love this tablescape. Daisies are so fresh and remind me of my childhood when they grew wild and we would pick them. I never had too much success growing them as an adult, so I also admire your perennial bed.

    I was pondering earlier this week that your blog is like having a special, well-loved book that I can pour over time and time again. Your “pages” are just beautiful and inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  27. says

    I sooooo love all of this…your layers, linens, dishes & daisies. How perfect on your grandmother’s chippy table~ The whole setting looks so cool & refreshing, it makes me forget it’s in the triple digits outside :-)

  28. says

    Another stunning table setting! Yellow is a favorite of mine, so I especially love your yellow and white combination.

    How clever of you to use the canning ball jars as small vases neatly tucked in the wire baskets; truly love this idea and will have to use it on my table.

    From Virginia

  29. says

    Oh Yvonne,
    This is just the sweetest! I just love these precious and innocent daisies. They so remind me of summer in my youth, remember when the days blended together and you didn’t really know or care what day it was other than another day to see the sun shine and have fun. It’s kind of like looking at daisies, sunshine, innocence and fun!
    Actually, just like all of your posts!! You always have a way of making anything look appealing and amazing and every time I come here I am always in awe of your china collection. That closet for all of it keeps getting bigger and bigger in my mind with each post you do!!
    Have a sunshine filled day.

  30. says

    I wish I could say I am so surprised, but I’m not. This is simply beautiful as every table you set is! Sunny yellows, so warm and sure to bring smiles to anyone who sees this. The napkins are so precious!

  31. says

    I love this tablescape. I was going to do a daisy themed tablescape today too but I couldn’t find any daisies at the store to use :(

    You are so lucky to have so many growing in your garden.

    Your white plates are perfect and I adore your placemats and napkins. Can’t wait to see how you did them.


  32. says

    I love this tablescape. I was going to do a daisy themed tablescape today too but I couldn’t find any daisies at the store to use :(

    You are so lucky to have so many growing in your garden.

    Your white plates are perfect and I adore your placemats and napkins. Can’t wait to see how you did them.


  33. says

    So fresh and crisp and beautiful. Great table Yvonne. Love the little bowls and matching saucers. They look just perfect upon your versitile stack of white. and your napkins and mats are just adorable. I can’t believe that you make them!!!

    – The Tablescaper

  34. says

    Yvonne, You told us to tell a women we loved them! I will start with YOU! I love you! You do such a beautiful job in giving all us ladies out here ideas on how we can love our families and friends! There is only one thing that would be soooooo fun, if you were a store and we could order our needfuls from you! I love all your dishes, your everthings! Thank you for letting us enjoy you and your God given talents.

    Blessings from the farm,

  35. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    This table is one of my favorites ever!! I love the sweetness of it all. You make me want to get my mom down here immediately and make a special lunch for her. I have my great grandmother’s table that is very similar to your grandmother’s. It is so special to me. I keep it in my garden house and take it a lot to entertain on it. I just love your table setting and all the lovely daisies.
    Have a lovely weekend

  36. says

    I love the yellow and white daisy theme. Daisies are my favorite flower. Your placemats and napkins are perfect. The whole table is stunning! Beautiful centerpiece!

  37. says

    I always look forward to seeing your latest tablescape. This is so lovely – so simple and sweet but still filled with such elegance. I love your layers of plates. I love the color scheme. That table of your grandmother’s is a treasure. My daughter lives so far away but we had a wonderful “I miss you” conversation. This makes me miss her even more.

  38. says

    I would love to sit down at this table…daisies are my favorite flower. And today would have been my mom’s 81st birthday, what a coincidence.

    I love all of your details, the pretty napkins and place mats and the precious little bird napkin rings. You really did a beautiful job!

    Thank you so much for visiting today and leaving a sweet comment! Hope you have had a good week, Yvonne (my sister’s name, too!)


  39. says

    I’m running out of adjectives to describe your tablescapes. Each is a unique and stunning beauty. This one is no exception. Love it all. I’ve a garden of daisies, but would never have thought to use it as a theme. Very creative. You should author a coffee table book of tablescapes. It would be a hit for sure. BTW, have you ever done a post on where and how you store your beauties?

  40. says

    Yvonne! this tablescape really speaks to me. It takes me back to 1970 and my wedding. We had little white daisies sewn around the dotted swiss bridesmaids dresses. Such a simplier time that was! I love the little placemats and napkins and how you thought to put the daisy by the napkin ring. I love everything you show us, you talented lady you!


  41. says

    How beautiful! The yellow is so cheerful! Your placemats and napkins are lovely! My mom’s favorite color was yellow. I just found a ceramic bowl she made with yellow and white flowers. Have to use it in a centerpiece in a tablescape in her honor. She would have loved yours!

  42. Boogieboard Cottage says

    You did a really great job putting everything together. I really like your plates! Mary

  43. says

    This is so perfect. Daisies were my mother’s favorite and I think of her every time I see them….such a simple little flower. Had to “make” time to look at tablescapes…..grandkids visiting….scurrying around this AM wanting Papa to take them to our neighborhood pool….getting everything. I literally had to scroll through this 4 times with all the distractions!! I have fallen in love with the yellow dishes. Funny that yellow was always my favorite color until someone told me in my early 20’s that yellow reflected a “nervous” personallity….and I believe them! It may be exciting and stimulating but not “nervous”!!! Thanks for this wonderful table.

  44. says

    What a beautiful tablescape. I have been on vacation but am trying to catch up. The yellow and white is so summery and fresh. I love your stack of white plates topped with the flower bowl and plate. You make daisies look like the most elegant flower in the world.

  45. says

    This tablescape is so nice and gentle.I am a new follower and loved your blog at first sight!
    I have posted this table in my blog as an example for Easter decoration!

  46. Anonymous says

    Breathtaking. Your design and execution is so spot on. It touched my soul, which is in a particularly sad place today. God Bless.

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