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.