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Monday, May 30, 2011

Fine Feathered Dining!

Welcome to Fine Feathered Dining . . .
                                                  On Crooked Creek!

This Spring ~ I went, totally, out of my comfort zone ~ and stagged this fine feathered tablescape for our dining pleasure On Crooked Creek. A tribute to our fine feathered friends.

Instead of my usual reds, golds and greens;
                                    I used this years aquas, browns and creams!

I purchased this cream hued tablecloth right after Christmas. I knew it would be the perfect background for my salad/dessert plates featuring a single bluebird perched on a raised tree  branch.

The brown, quilted, scalloped placemats and aqua napkins were a great find while out thrift shopping at my favorite discount outlet store.

My Homer Laughlin Epicure Collection in Turquoise Blue continues to thrill me! Here I've used the dinner plates along with cup and saucer.

The bee stemware adds to the whimisical Nature theme. A new addition is the cream hued bowl with raised bird nest.

The crystal etched vase holds faux blooming branches. I adore how it reflecks the outdoor sunshine! A trio of ivory birds on pedestal perches give movement and interest.

Dotsie @ Podso gifted me with this saucer that matches my accent Gold Crown Lifetime China Co. Aqua China. I appreciate her thinking of me! Dotsie. . .I just had to incorporate this saucer into the tablescape!!!


I added some efferescent faux grass and faux eggs.
                                             Then I palced a soft Spring wreath on top.

I nestled this at the base of the birds to add softness to the table.

I stacked my scalloped green dinner plates onto my two ~ tier plate stand with two of my favorite cream colored serving bowls. Totaly smitten with the leaf pattern, my heart was all a flutter when I found them at a local half~priced store!

This wicker basket, much like other stationary pieces On Crooked Creek, changes with the seasons. Faux tree branches, just beginning to bud, gently holds this faux birds nest. I adore its tin can rustic features. Another connection to our fine feathered friends.

Dining for two. . .

 with our fine feathered friends. . .

                                                                                        On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .

Fine Feathered Dining. . .  
is joining our hostesses Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for
Table Top Tuesday 

Susan @ Between Naps On the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday !

. . .please visit both blog spots today
     and be inspired to create new and inviting decor ideas as you feather your own nest!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your birdie table is wonderful! Love those raised bird plates! Everything turned out so great!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your bird themed table. Great tablecloth.

Becky said...

Pat, I love your feather themed table. Isn't it amazing how we find things that go so well together. The plates with the tablecloth are just perfect!



You sure pulled this gorgeous table together so perfectly! I'm impressed how you found such pretty plates to go with the beautiful tbcloth! I love the napkin rings with little birdies too! This table it's so wonderful and elegant, the cups and color too! Have a great week.

podso said...

This is so sweet. As soon as I opened your blog I thought, oh there's those beautiful blue dishes! You have done such a lovely table setting, even out of your "comfort" zone---excellent! Thanks for dressing up the little saucer I sent you as well! It's fun to see it all.
Hope you have a wonderful week!

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful dishes! I love the blue and creams together. Those blue dishes are perfect with the bird plates.I love it all.

Jann Olson said...

Popped on over from Table Top Tues. Love your bird dishes. I have had a bit of a bird fettish for the past 3 years. Everything looked just gorgeous.

Martha said...

Pat -- that's the prettiest table with a bird theme that I've seen -- it's absolutely perfect!!! And I like the band on the aqua china almost seems like twigs!!!

It couldn't be better -- what a great tablescape!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous table, Pat. I love the dishes and linens!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those plates are just fantastic. I think they are the prettiest I have seen.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love anything with a bird theme. This table is wonderful. I particularly like the plates.

Babs said...

Pat, I can see we are both bird lovers. Love your beautiful table cloth and turquoise china. My colors are red, green and gold, too but for some reason this year I've started liking turquoise, too. Do you think it's an epidemic? LOL
Thanks for stopping by my blog with sweet comments. I'm so far behind on visiting and I know I'll be busy next week with a three year old grandson and and a newborn. I haven't forgotten you and always enjoy your visits.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG that table is simply outstanding!
You've created a beautiful table, I love the plates, the tablecloth, the centerpiece and I want some bea glasses!
Love the colors too!

once in a blue moon said...

great looking table, love the birds~

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a lovely table you have created! I really love the colors of aqua blue, cream and brown together....and birds are one of my favorite motifs! I love that tablecloth! Gorgeous!

Marlis said...

Love all the bird accents, from the dishes to the accessories. the tablecloth is fabulous.. lovely setting too. great table. many blessings, marlis

Linda said...

Pat, this is my very first visit to your blog. You should feel very proud of yourself ... for going out of your comfort zone and creating a stunning tablescape! I love birds almost as much as I love bunnies!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, L

Entertaining Women said...

The lovely azure blue, the chippy white accents, and your lovely tablecloth are the perfect anchors for the crown jewels of your tablescape...the beautiful embossed bird salad plates. They are gorgeous! You have a good eye for design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Beautiful table! I love your bird plates and all your bird accessories. I have those plates too and the tablecloth....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, your tablescape is stunning. I love your bird theme and your dishes, accessories and linens are perfect. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Pat -- Love your soft and sweet Birdie table. Beautiful colors.

bj said...

I love this table, dear heart. Very pretty, indeed.
xo bj

Shanthi said...

What a dream set to own. Just love it all.