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A Bird Themed Tablescape to Welcome Spring

Hello friends!  Today I’m pleased to once again participate in a tablescape blog hop hosted by the talented Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.   This week we will be dressing our tables for Spring!  The hop began on Monday, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for the links to all of the participating blogs.  And don’t forget to stop back again on Friday to see the final six beautiful tables, as well!When I think of Spring, I envision the return of our feathered friends who have arrived home after spending the Winter in the South.  It always seems like there’s more chirping going on once the warmer weather arrives.  So I featured birds and their nests for my Spring Tablescape.The china is a vintage set with a dainty floral motif that I found in a box under a table at a church sale.  It was manufactured in the USA by the Crooksville China Company.  I believe it was the first set of dishes I bought as a “grown up”.  It was the late nineties and I’d just bought my first home.  Shabby Chic was all the rage then, and these definitely had that look.  I realized as I set this table that I love them as much today as I did when I was twenty five!I layered the dinner plates over silver chargers and my pink dogwood depression glass grill plates.  The plates belonged to my great aunt, and I’ve been collecting additional pieces of this pattern as I find them.  I wanted the primary color scheme to be green, grey and pink.I found these pink, grey and cream plaid napkins at Homegoods.  I used my everyday silver steel flatware.  The tablecloth is a drop cloth, which I also used for my Thanksgiving Tablescape.The base of the centerpiece is a wire basket lined with excelsior moss.  I put reindeer moss into a round glass bowl and nestled my rabbit’s foot fern plant inside.  A taper candle sits on a china saucer and is protected by a glass hurricane.  A wooden bird sits in a nest on a birch log.The birds were whittled by my step father.  He’s a skilled carpenter and a birdwatcher.  I’ve been decorating my homes with these little guys for years!The mini moss topiary trees at each place setting are a recent DIY project.  I used Dollar Tree materials and they cost just under a dollar each to make.  They are also featured in my front entry makeover.  They’ll be going back to the front entry when I’m done with this tablescape!My mom bought these tea pots at The Christmas Tree Shop years ago.  I just love the raised vine details and the cream color.  A mini nest with a bird’s egg sits atop each bread and butter plate.I honestly don’t remember where I acquired these bird salt and pepper shakers.  They were in my china cabinet, and they fit right in with the theme.This vintage sugar and creamer set came from my mom’s stash.  I love them…crazing, cracks and all.The two tiered cake pan stand is another recent DIY project.  I made the cupcakes and added Dollar Tree faux pink hydrangea flowers for a pop of color.  My daughter couldn’t wait to try one when she got home from school!I hope you enjoyed my Bird Themed Spring Tablescape.  I sure hope that the groundhog was right and we’ll have an early Spring!

Thank you again to Chloe for organizing these fun tablescape blog hops.  Now it’s time to check out how my creative table stylist friends decorate for Spring!




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  1. Rebecca, your tablescape really speaks to me. I love your node to nature. There is really nothing that says it’s spring better than the birdsong in the mornings! The moss details are gorgeous. Especially those little topiaries! And, those dishes were quite a find. I can see why you still love them! They are so pretty. I could see myself sitting a while at your table and enjoying a yummy cupcake!

    1. Thanks Maureen! I’d love to have you pull up a chair at the table and join me for some tea and cupcakes!

  2. Rebecca, I love all the natural elements in your spring tablescape. The mini~topiary trees are precious and I bet your use them over and over. Love the organic texture of the centerpiece planter. The dishes are so lovely and definitely have a vintage air. What a lucky find. The cupcakes look delicious and the garnish is perfect for the theme.

  3. Hi Rebecca, using natural elements is always inviting. I love bird theme tables. Those whittle birds make quite the treasure. The diy pots are so cute. How special to have your mom’s beloved vintage items. Those dainty plates are lovely with the depression glad.

  4. It is just wonderful to see you use some treasures like the Depression glass grill plates and the well loved creamer and sugar. I love that you have used the birds and nests and nesting materials on your table and in your centerpiece. I love that you used a drop cloth for a tablecloth, that is brilliant! Thank you so much for joining us for another hop and sharing your tablestyling talents!

    1. Thanks Chloe! I really enjoyed creating this table and pairing my treasured china with natural elements. Thank you for all you do to coordinate these hops. They’re so much fun!

  5. Rebecca, two bird tables and two very different looks! OMG — how fabulous your step father whittled those wooden birds!!! That makes them absolutely priceless. I love their beautiful simplicity. And, those topiaries you made are divine.

    1. Thanks Debbee! I think we both nailed the bird theme! And yes, the birds are priceless and very dear to me.

  6. Rebecca your Spring Tablescape looks so hopeful on a cold day. Love the bird theme and I did see a robin on Tuesday! Your table looks very inviting as do the cupcakes!

  7. Oh this is so sweet and pretty…I love all the natural elements you’ve chosen, you have really brought the outside in! Your china with the little flowers is so beautiful, and you have created such a serene fresh feel with this table. How wonderful to have those special birds made by your step father and plates from your aunt. I would love one of your pretty cupcakes!

    1. Thanks Jenna! It definitely feels like Spring in my dining room…unfortunately it’s still freezing outside!

  8. Rebecca, I love your bird theme table. I must say, what wonderful treasures are the whittled birds from your step-father. The pink depression and the china with the sweet little flowers are so lovely paired together. Aren’t drop cloths ideal for tabletop? It is a pleasure to hop with you!

  9. This looks like a very cozy spot to have a meal. The natural elements came together in the most beautiful way and I’m looking forward to the tutorial.

  10. Rebecca, your use of natural elements with your beautiful floral dinnerware is such a lovely contrast. I am such a fan for vintage items and always seek out things like your wire basket and tiered stand. It really makes everything on the table so much more interesting and of value by its own. The touch of moss topiaries certainly brings Spring to my mind as does the bird’s nests. I love the vintage vase topped with your father’s wood bird. It is so darling and speaks volumes.

    1. Thanks Marsha! I chose the wire basket, tiered stand and concrete planter not only for function but because they’re all grey, which was part of the color scheme. I was very happy with how it came together!

  11. Rebecca, I am so impressed with your step-father’s whittling. I would treasure your hand-carved birds also.
    I love your bird theme. It is a sign of spring to hear the birds chirping.
    Your sweet china is timeless and that was a great find.
    I’m impressed with your DIY topiaries and must check out your link.
    Your cupcakes are so pretty and I don’t blame your daughter for wanting one.
    Hope the groundhog was right and you have an early spring.

  12. I am in love with all the natural elements that you used on your beautiful table!! There are so many textures and treasures that make it such a treat for me. I like the way you mixed the floral dishes with the plaid napkins as well. Great table!! It is a pleasure to hop with you❤️🍽

  13. Rebecca, I so appreciate your love of vintage items – cracks, crazing and all – but mostly for your connected feelings you have in the items. The china with the tiny flowers and the Depression glass fit together like a hand in glove, and all the additional bird items (love those s/p!) really bring an early spring welcome to the table. Those whittled birds are superb treasures! They look so fine on your table with all the earthy textures. I’ve enjoyed your table greatly.

    1. Thanks Rita! I really cherish the whittled birds! And the vintage items just have so much character. I’m so glad I learned from my mom how to appreciate old things.

  14. Rebecca I love your bird theme. How sweet that your step father carved those little wood birds….so clever, as is all the elements of your beautiful table. The topiary at each place setting is giving your little birds a place to perch when they tire of sitting on your table. I have a thing for pink these days and your pink depression glass grill plates are perfect as they go with your dainty floral dinnerware, napkins and yummy looking cupcakes. What a find…. imagine dishes hidden away under a table at a church sale. Good for you to explore a bit and find treasure. I also love cracks and crazing…it makes vintage pieces so much more precious. The pink hydrangea petals make your cupcakes pop. Using a drop cloth for your tablecloth isn’t one bit odd as I use drop cloths for drapes on my lanai. Great job! It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you.

    1. Thanks Kari! Yes, those dishes were a great find. My mom taught me to always look up high and down low when thrifting. If you only look at eye level you’ll miss a lot. I’ve found so much good stuff over the years by following her advice!

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