Friday, March 28, 2014
Set Your Table With Flair--A Feast with Feathered Friends
Man has always been enamored with the fancy of flight. There is nothing so freeing as flight. As far back as and even before the sketches of Da Vinci's flying machine, men have fantasized about being unfettered from the confines of life and taking flight. We have all heard of the age-old adage "free as a bird." To pay homage to our fine feathered friends, this post will reflect a setting strictly for the birds.
I began with a doily placed in the center of the table.
I love these little coasters........
I love these little wreaths! In this setting, these wreaths double as nests.
The first wreath went right in the center on the doily,
and on top, I placed my mini teapot. Love this little pot and the pretty floral detail!
Next, came the placemats with pretty little birdies.
Earlier in the day, the weather was nice, so I actually was able to get out into the garden and clip a few assorted blooms before it became overcast.....
which I arranged onto a small block of floral arranging foam,
and placed the arrangement right inside the teapot.
I wanted this to be a dainty setting, so I placed cream saucers rather than standard plates,
followed by the wreaths acting as nests on each,
and in each "nest," I placed one of these adorable bird coasters. In this setting, they act as saucers.
The Baltimore Oriole
and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Next, I set one of these tiny butter dishes at each setting.
A small gold goblet to bring out the gold elements in the teapot and each of the china pieces.....
followed by a slender flute and a feathered friend at each setting, and my table is complete!
A couple closeups of the setting:
From my collection:
Cream saucers, Ralph Lauren Whipstich Collection
Teapot, Windsor England
Bird coasters, Bareuther Waldsassen
Butter dishes, Princess House Hammersley Spode Collection
Wreaths, from my local thrift
Birds, The Dollar Tree
Please join me and others April 9th for Cruisine Kathleen's Tablescape Challenge here.
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