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.


I used a variety of textures to add interest.


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.


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


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.



The bubble glasses were a purchase from One Kings Lane.


For the centerpiece, I used yard clippings again!


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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