Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For The Birds!

Before we get to my tablescape, I want to thank all the lovely people who gave condolences on the passing of my mother-in-law. We took a trip to South Dakota for her memorial service and the scattering of her ashes on her beloved Missouri River.

This week my inspiration is this tablecloth from TJ Maxx.

I hope you enjoy!

When purchasing a bird cage, make sure it opens. This one was welded shut, so the candles and greenery had to go in through the small door.

These chargers are one of my purchases from Goodwill during Denver's I Love Thrifting Day. I had so much fun meeting other bloggers, especially the fun and adorable Kathe With An E! To see more about the day, you can check out Kathe's post here! I will be sharing other purchases over the next few weeks. These chargers were brand new and I paid $1.50 each!

This napkin fold is called the fleur de lis!

I love the mirror effect of this bird!

Notice the beading on these dishes from Ross.

It's repeated in this tray from Goodwill!

Thank you so much for visiting!

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I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
The Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
 Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...


Kathe said...

So so pretty Elaine! The chargers are perfect. I love those beaded plates too! Is that plate under the birdcage one of the two you found at I Love Thrifting? Your napkin fold is beautiful! I meant to offer my condolences again in person but my excitement of meeting you made me forget. Please know you and your DH are in my prayers.

SavannahGranny said...

This is beautiful. I love your colors, they are soothing but happy. Love the little birds and especially the little birdbath. So cute. The tablecloth is super.Thanks for sharing.Hugs, Ginger :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have the perfect wall color for a tablescape photo! Love the little birds, and the soothing earthy colors.

Mary said...

Your tablecloth is the perfect foundation for your table~ I love the colors & pattern! I love your birdcage centerpiece and sweet birds at the table. What a bargain your chargers were! I do NOT have luck at GW :)

Marlis said...

I love how soothing this table is. A perfect spot to while away the hours whilst the day sits at the door. Your new platter is stunning. Great use of the birdcage too. Loving the tablecloth. Praying for comfort.. xo marlis

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a pretty table. I love the tablecloth and the colors you used in your dishes to bring it all together. I love the birdcage, perfect centerpiece! Hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

Your table is just a beautiful thing to behold! Lovely tablecloth and dishes. I love how you've used your birdcage as the centerpiece too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Style Sisters said...

Love the colors and layers! The napkin fold is one of my favorites...great work! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing your ideas with us.

allisamazing said...

Your table is so pretty. I especially love your birdcage centerpiece!

Entertaining Women said...

You and I were thinking the same thoughts about colors for this week. You've created a beautiful table, and I love the birdcage. Great get on your chargers. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

An absolutely stunning tablescape -it is perfect, love the colour combinations and it looks GREAT with your spice walls behind it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is gorgeous, Elaine. The colors,textures, layers, with that beautiful table cloth...fabulous.

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous tablescape!Green is my favorite color, so you had my full attention with the first picture! LOL I love everything about your table and the tablecloth is just beautiful!

Sarah said...

Paisley, lime green dishes, birds, fleur de ly napkin folds ~ you've hit a home run here. This is a beautiful table setting.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love your tablescape! The birdhouse is so pretty! For some reason I could not hook up to tablescape Thursday today for stop by and take a look!
Blessings My Friend,

kitty said...

Elaine, I am so sorry about your MIL, first of all. Also, your table is just beautiful. I love seeing all your great bargains.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

A beautiful table. Love the combination of colors and textures - very soothing and restful.

ann k said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the layering of the different shapes and textures. I Have this table cloth but have never put together anything this pretty on it!!! Very nice

Judy Bigg said...

Oh it's all lovely and the birdcage is an eyecatcher. Love the stack of dishes and the beading on the plates. Love the green color of them. You have such a good color for color and design.

Gina said...

This is such a pretty table! The colors are earthy & beautiful. Love the beading on the plates & bowls and your tablecloth too.

I had the same birdcage and I gave it to my sister. I don't know why. I may need to borrow it from her. lol

xinex said...

So pretty, Elaine. The colors are so fresh, like spring. I love the centerpiece and I love all the birds. At first I thought the napkin fold are birds flying until I read what you said that they are fleur de lis. Beautiful! My deepest sympathy on the passing of your MIL. Sorry I am late in hearing the news.....Christine


Beautiful, Elaine. Love that birdcage, the birds and the way you arranged it when the stems inside. Loving that green throughout your table too. I love the fleur the lis fold in your napkins. I am sorry for the passing of your dear Mil, it must be so sad for your hubby and all the family. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Chubby Chieque said...

In every blings and in every inch, I only see the perfect touch.

Perfectly Elegant... is the only words I can say.

Happy w/end.
//CC from Stockholm

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Elaine!

Great colors! Love that red/orange? wall in the background. Your thrifting skills are great. I love those dark woven chargers.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So very pretty! Love all the details. Visiting from The Charm of Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Aledia said...

What a lovely tablescape! I have been looking for chargers like those, what a fabulous find at Goodwill.

Your dishes are so pretty and I love your pretty birds. Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a blessed night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table. so sorry to hear of your Mother-in-law.

- The Tablescaper

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathleen said...

Another lovely table. Love the centerpiece! What a great deal on those pretty chargers!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Diann said...

What a wonderful tablescape! the colors are beautiful and everything is just perfect! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week! I hope to see you join us again!

Tricia said...

Elaine, thanks for visiting my table this week, so I could find your blog. Congrats on finding some twig place mats of your own! I really like this table -- that tablecloth is gorgeous, and the dishes you chose are perfect with it. Love the birdcage and that little birdbath!