Welcome to the 699th Tablescape Thursday!
This was the temperature out on the porch yesterday. In February! If the porch wasn’t so dusty and in need of a good cleaning after its long winter’s nap, I would have placed this table setting out there. Watch us have a giant snowstorm in March or April–Georgia weather can be so unpredictable. Today is supposed to be even warmer!
With how warm it’s been the last few weeks, my heart has turned to spring.
The birds are so busy right now. I love all the activity I’m seeing at my feeders. Every year I put this decorative birdhouse out on the table near the windows on the porch. It has really held up well these past 10+ years.
I needed a little something around the base of the house and added this colorful egg wreath, so I guess Easter is sneaking into this table just a little bit.
I had a question recently about using tall decorative pieces in the center of a table. I know we’ve talked about this often over the years but it never hurts to address it again.
It’s perfectly fine to use a tall floral arrangement or anything you wish in the center of your table. If you feel it may inhibit the view/conversation once everyone sits down to eat, then just move the tall part of your centerpiece to a nearby counter once you’re ready to sit down. Family and friends will love your big beautiful centerpiece and it will add some excitement to the evening, so don’t ever worry about the height. Just move it to a nearby sideboard or counter when it’s time to sit down for dinner.
You may recognize Mrs. Birdie peeping out of her home. I purchased 6 little birdie ornaments many years ago from a gardening store and they have appeared over the years in tables as napkin holders or sometimes perched on the rim of a glass. I attached her to the opening of the house using museum wax and she held there beautifully! Museum Wax is awesome stuff!
I took these photos late in the day and the sunlight coming in through the windows was lighting up small sections of the table and playing games with my camera.
I love this butterfly napkin fold, it fits perfectly with the salad plates I’m using in this table. You’ll find a tutorial for making it here: Butterfly Napkin Fold.
Mrs. Birdies’ children are busy holding all the place cards for this table. ?
It’s been ages since I used these Herend salad plates in a tablescape.
The pattern is Rothschild Bird and the pattern was designed with 12 different scenes for each of the salad plates. So if you had a dinner party for 12, each guest could have a different scene depicted on their salad plate. I can’t remember if the dinner plates were designed that way too, seems like they were. I love, love, love this pattern but it’s quite pricey so I only have 8 salad plates in the Rothschild Bird–and those were a splurge! If I won the tablescaping lottery ? I would buy a full 12 place settings of the Herend Rothschild Bird with the Green Border. It’s my favorite or all the Herend patterns. (Read more about this beautiful pattern in this previous post: Herend Rothschild Bird–My New Obsession.)
The cabbage dinner plates are by Bardallo Pinheiro and were found in HomeGoods many, many years ago. The floral chargers are by Kim Parker and the pattern is Emma’s Garden. Those were a find in Marshalls around 10+ years ago.
I pulled out my birdie wine glasses for this spring table. I believe I found those in Old Time Pottery–so long ago, it’s hard to remember now. I hope Old Time Pottery is still open, I haven’t been there in several years. I need to go check and see what they have in for spring.
Spring is coming, dear Friends! It will be here before we know it!
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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