but arrive it did with all its beauty and glorious views!!!
I set up a bird observation tablescape
On Crooked Creek for "Mr. Ed" and I to enjoy
during our meal times.
This angle allows us both
to watch all the antics of our fine~feathered
friends at the bird feeder!
Taking a clue from the birds,
I layered. . .
I fluffed. . .
I layered some more. . .
I embellished. . .
until I had this tablescape just right!
Come along. . .
and I show you how I accomplished our bird observation
step ~ by ~ step!
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I began with my creamy ivory rose damask circular table cloth.
The shimmering stripes and embossed roses
add an air of elegance to our everyday table covering!
Next, I added a plain, white linen rectangular tablecloth
with a fagot hem placed at an angle!
Then, I topped off both
with a white square table topper with intricate
open crochet and fagot hem.
Exquisite is the delicate crochet inlay!
Shopping in Studio One,
I re~located the floral arrangement
to the dining room table.
Next, I brought in the white lacy birds on pedestals. . .
added a lidded sugar bowl. . .
combined with an ironstone petite pitcher
called to do duty as a creamer.
The hue in this pitcher mimics a Robin's egg!
More Layering ~
Definitely time to begin the place settings!
For this feathered observation,
I chose my Homer Laughlin Epicenter Aqua blue dinner plates.
The interior is a creamy ivory
with a gold banding around the perimeters.
Matching cup and saucer
for our evening tea as we linger to enjoy the views.
Atop the dinner plate,
I added my Pottery Barn bird dessert / salad plate.
Everyday Oneida stainless steel
is our favorite flatware due to its easy care.
Clear bubble glass stemware
resembles the icy scenes of the past few days!
Creamy ivory and white wrought iron napkin rings
featuring a bird on the branch continue the theme.
Ecru hued linen napkins with a fagot edging
are held in place assisted by our fine~feather friends.
As the birds add feathers, sometimes called down,
to cushion their nest. . .
"Mr. Ed" and I, also chose cushions
as an added support for our backs. . .
and softening as we linger at the sights
at the patio door and beyond.
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After "Mr. Ed" had shoveled the 14 +inches
of snow from the deck, we again received a light dusting. . .
As long as the snow remains here on the Prairie,
On Crooked Creek,
so will our tablescape for bird observations!!!
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creek will be joining
Yvonne @ StoneGable for
Tutorials tips and Tidbits!
And. . .
Susan @ BetweenNaps On The Porch for
And. . .
Debra @ Common Ground for
Be Inspired Friday!
Be sure to visit
for you’ll come away
filled with amazing inspirations
for use in your own home décor!