Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Okay, so I found these absolutely fabulous plates on ebay and had to have them.  These are a 2000 pattern by Warren Kimble called "Birdhouse."

After I purchased them, I couldn't wait to put together a tablescape, but I had to wait.  Easter came first.  I have had this table together, but with packing and other stuff going on, haven't been able to get pictures together for the blog.  So, I am happy to be able to share these with you this week. 

I found these cute salt and pepper shakers at Hobby Lobby in their Spring Collection.

I pulled together everything bird oriented from around the house.  I received the church birdhouse as a gift from my husband.  And the little blue birdhouse was made by my youngest when she was in 4th or 5th grade.

 The cat cream pitcher was from my grandma's collection of pitchers.  

 The candlesticks came from a thrift store.

The Sunflower glasses came from an antique store.  The flatware came from Ross.

The yellow plates and cups are from the Martha Stewart Collection at KMart.

The bird napkin rings also came from Hobby Lobby.

I think maybe I'll make birds nest cookies for dessert.

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting us.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Easter Table

I meant to get this posted last week, but last week I found out I am moving.  Then I look at the dishes in my house and think, "ugh!  I have to pack!!!"  So, I have packing boxes out and am collecting more.  In the four years I have lived here, I have collected more dishes.  This will be a chore in the next ten weeks, to get life packed.  I am planning to set a table, take pics, and then pack it up.  Maybe that way, I can get a few tables saved up for future weeks. 

As one who group up in the age of "preppy," I tend to love pink and green together. I also think the color combination shouts "it's SPRING!"
The bread plates are pink depression era glass.  The flower plates I got at Hobby Lobby and the green plates are Shamrock Fiesta ware.  The place mats came from Target last year.  I had matching napkins, but one was ruined by accident by my husband.  (Trying not to dwell on that too much!)  I have tried to find them again to replace it, but no luck, so I pulled out my spring green napkins.

I had so much fun with this table.  It seemed to just 'hop' right out there.

I had hoped this pic would turn out better, but the napkin rings are cute little bunnies in a variety of poses.  With the green napkins, it kind of looks like they are peeking around a cabbage leaf.
The little egg cups with feet came from Hobby Lobby.  The one in the back with the candle was found at a thrift store for $.70.

My server is decorated with cabbage leafs and bunnies.  The Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf platter and chip and dip tray came from Ross.

This Bordallo Pinheiro Bunny Accent Tray came from ebay.

This little bunny cream pitcher and the one you can see in the picture above with the cabbage platter were passed down from my grandma.  I have so few things from my grandma, these are treasured.

I have had this egg tree for several years.  It came from Home Interiors.
The eggs peek sweetly from the nest surrounded by ribbon.

The pink salt and pepper shakers are Tiara.

My grandma had a glass bunny covered bowl like this one.  When I spotted one in an antique store I grabbed it.  I also have a very small white one that is a hen.  You will see in another post.

The egg tray I also got from ebay.  

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting us!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In Shades of Blues and Browns

I know everyone is decorating in springy colors or St. Pat's Day Green, but I am still working on anything newer, and I haven't had time this week.  Here they are calling for a chance of snow this weekend.  Snow!  So, in honor of the potential snow, I am showing a cooler table.  No spring colors for me, hopefully that will be next week.

I love brown and blue together.  My bedroom is decorated in chocolate brown and pale blue, and it is so soothing.  I put the colors together for a tablescape.  I like how it turned out.

 The plates are Gibson "Leaf" and I purchased them for $1 on ebay.

I thought the leaf design on the plates went well with the leaf chargers I picked up at WalMart last fall.

The water goblets are Raphael by Gorham and the salt and pepper are Solitaire by Lenox.

The centerpiece is a pedestal bowl with Christmas ornaments in brown and blue.  I love the peacocks.  They set off the whole thing don't you think?

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting us today.

Monday, March 8, 2010

St. Patrick's Day in Green and Gold

St. Patrick Day is a major holiday in our house, considering my husband's Irish heritage.  We have our traditional St. Patrick's day dinner, so it is important to have a nice table setting for our meal.

My Irish santa-ish figure.  Okay, so it is a Santa, but it is perfect for St. Pat's Day.

An Irish Blessing for our Home.

A peek of the leprechaun's gold behind the Irish Coffee cup.

Mmmmmm.  I can just taste the Irish Coffee now.
I picked up these great charger plates on an 80% sale at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago.
"Creation Green" Block Spal Dinner plates and "Pure Gold" by Centurion Salad Plates.

The place settings have my Raphael by Gorham Crystal iced tea goblets and green depression era sandwich glass bread plates. Also a part of the setting are these antique green sherbet glasses with a gold rim. 
I'm planing to serve Donegal Oatmeal Cream for dessert.

I found these precious salt dips and spoons a couple of years ago at an antique store.

 my Irish angels

  A Lenox pot o'gold

 A Claddagh wall sconce.



 By candlelight.




Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this Tablescape Thursday