Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bird Tablescape

This is a bird themed tablescape that I created recently. It was created with things that I had on hand.

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I used a variety of textures to add interest.

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I started with my wicker chargers that were purchased some time ago from Nell Hills Online. Next, I used a round white plate with a textured edge and topped it with a square salad plate placed on the diagonal. The plates were also purchased some time ago from  Homegoods. They work together very well but were not purchased at the same time.

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The napkins are embroidered hand towels that were purchased on clearance at Pottery Barn. I love how the birds face each other.

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I used some brass twig flatware that was purchased at an antique store. I like the twigs but I am not wild about the gold tone brass. I have ordered a “brass darkening chemical” that I will be trying out soon.

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The bubble glasses were a purchase from One Kings Lane.

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For the centerpiece, I used yard clippings again!

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These hedge apples or Osage Oranges were picked up from the side of the street. I had seen them for days, thinking they were tennis balls. I wondered why they were there since there were no tennis courts in sight. Then I saw them on another blog and I knew that I had to rescue them too. They are very pretty and have an aromatic smell too.

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I also scattered my palm tree clippings along the table. You can read about them here.

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The hurricane candles usually stay on the table. You can read about how they were made here.

The votives were purchased at Target IMG_2896

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and the birds and nest are usually found in the guest bath.

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I even made a modified version of pear salad thanks to Yvonne of Stone Gable. I ran across some beautiful red pears at the grocery store which were perfect for this salad.

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This festive tablescape is getting us ready for the big bird meal in a few days. I can hardly wait.

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I’ll be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

8 comments:

Phyllis@Around the House said...

wow I love love the beautiful tablescape...your yard clippings are awesome...you can sure tell you don't live in Ca. wish I had those in my yard..such a great job...thanks for sharing...love the flatware...you can also check out the prices for having it dipped in silverplate....love them anyway..

Martha said...

A very pretty table. Love those napkins -- they are adorable!

Anonymous said...

just love love love this!

Marigene said...

Love this table...simple, yet elegant. Cute napkins!

Divine Theatre said...

I am so very glad you visited my blog! I am your newest follower!
Yes, in theory I would be able to spend the money I saved on other things but my husband isn't buying it! LOL!

Andie

Divine Theatre said...

Oh! I forgot! I love this tablescape!

Janet said...

Your tablescape looks very lovely and will be perfect for Thanksgiving! I viewed a few older posts and love your photos of China! I was there in '07 and absolutely loved it! How nice your daughter can attend school there!
Blessings,
Janet

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Pat! This is such a beautifully serene table! It really makes me want to sit down and enjoy a meal. The napkins ARE really cool!!!!!! You did a marvelous job putting everything together with things you have around the house! Re: your fabulous flatware....I hear that brass tone is coming back into favor in the coming year. I don't know if I believe it or not, but you might want to hold off! :-) I like brass tones in moderation. Maybe if there are some items produced in the coming year that have some real style to them in brass, I'll buy them. I like your flatware as is, but I'm sure it will look fabulous in a darker tone, too. Great chargers!!!!! Have a happy weekend!