Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Winter's Song

At the tail end of February, winter is making a slow retreat. The first perennials have begun to flower, but the trees remain gray or brown, leaves still carefully tucked away.



Looking out my window, watching birds flit among the branches, I thought of these dishes. They'll be the perfect setting for a casual lunch with friends and family.


I layered two table runners across the table, letting the deep color of the table reference the mulched beds across the patio.


Textural chargers remind me of the branches outside our doors.


Birds alight on the twigs holding the doubled napkins - green for the cypresses, beige for the last of the oak leaves.


Within the bird nests found at an antique mall are simple white candles.



For a centerpiece, I used a sculptural leaf bowl that sits on the patio in the summer, with twiggy balls that light up with a soft glow. Faux flowers are tucked into the centerpiece and on the chargers.



These salt and pepper mills are handcrafted of 27 different types of wood. We bought these at a juried craft show held annually in Atlanta. The photos don't do justice to how gorgeous they are in person!


I've set out both wine goblets and cut crystal water glasses that we've had so long I can't remember their source.




We're ready for an easy lunch, perhaps a yummy salad.


Thanks for visiting!

Resources

Luncheon plates | Lenox 'Winter Song'
Chargers | Wayfair
Wine goblets | Marquis by Waterford
Napkin rings | Lenox 'Chirp'
Green napkins | Pier 1
Leaf napkins | Sur La Table
Leaf bowl | Lowe's

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21 comments:

  1. The salt and peppers are gorgeous!! I also like your candlesticks - great table!

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    1. We had such a hard time choosing which salt and pepper mills to buy. Each one is so unique! And I found the candlesticks when I wasn't looking for any! Isn't that always the way?

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  2. This is a gorgeous transitional table.

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    1. Thanks! I know everyone is posting spring tables, but I think there's much to love in the current season.

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  3. Beautiful! I love your bird dishes. So pretty.

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    1. Thank you! I seem to be drawn to dishes with bird themes.

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  4. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social. It has me in the mood for spring.

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    1. Thanks! I think spring is coming early! Though we haven't really had a winter.

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  5. Amazing salt and pepper. I love Lenox china and birds! Great tablescape and texture. Have a lovely week.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them! The salt and pepper mills have a wonderful weight to them - I just love using them.

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  6. Oh, I just ADORE anything bird related - your plates - your entire tablescape- is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much! I definitely have a 'thing' for bird designs!

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  7. Your table is perfect for early Spring. I especially like your Winter Song salad plates..

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    1. Thanks! I'm certainly in the mood for spring!

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  8. Love the little bird accents... so springy. Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

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    1. You know spring is here when you hear birdsong! Always enjoy joining a good party!

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  9. Gorgeous dishes and setting!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. This is a second attempt at a thank you. Computer woes! Glad I could join the party.

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  11. Beautiful table! I love the bird plates and those candle sticks are fabulous! So pretty!!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm always on the hunt for something I haven't seen before. Hope you're enjoying nice spring weather.

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