Spring seems to finally have sprung, and with it has come green shoots of plants, strong winds, and birds. Lots and lots of birds.
My father was a woodworker, and I have a collection of his carved eggs. They were the first inspiration for my birdy theme.
Since the eggs are all created from solid wood and veneers, they are not the traditional spring pastel colors and add interest to the tablescape.
I gave each place setting a nest for the egg in a Japanese lotus bowl with Spanish moss. The “nest” placemats were on the sale table at Bed Bath and Beyond for 50 cents each. The china is Four Crown Claridge from my mother’s collection, and the robin’s egg blue glass salad plates are from my stash.
The table runner and napkins are neutral in beige and tan and continue the natural theme. Only the birds bring bright color to the linens. This set by Threshold was on sale at Target for half-price, and also has a matching tablecloth. I found the beige china napkin rings in a resale shop earlier this year.
I couldn’t resist using the blue Ball jars for drinks and to give the table a little extra texture, I put the flatware in the jars.
You’ve probably seen the crackled turquoise vase and bird in stores near you — they’re everywhere this year. I found mine at Tuesday Morning and snapped them up because they were such a lovely match to the birds in the linens. With some faux blossoms, I had a beautiful table on which to serve my weekend guests.
I’m linking up today with the creative bloggers at History and Home Link Party at We Call It Junkin’, Cuisine Kathleen’s Let’s Dish party, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper. Be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!”