Thursday, August 22, 2019

On the Table: Tropical Birds!

I really enjoy setting tables. It lets me bring a fleeting bit of beauty or joy, sometimes of whimsy or laughter to family and friends. 


For this table I started with cheerful placemats and napkins I found last summer at $1.50 each. How could I have passed that up?!

I stacked simple graphic plates that had been our everyday dishes for twenty years and added vintage glass bowls. They pick up some of the colors that can be found in the linens.

Ever since I bought these metal fellows, I've wanted to use them as a centerpiece! I think they're rather cheeky! The parrot and toucan brought a tropical ease to the table, along with these ombre goblets

I liked how the the table was coming together, but I felt it was missing something. When Daughter J and I went to lunch at The Patio Cafe and Bakery in Johns Creek, we found these fabulous cookies. Perfect!

He seems to be checking out the cookies, lol!

We bought two of the watermelon cookies and two of the suns.

I've used these napkin rings several times before -- herehere and here. They're supporting players, rather than stars of the table.

I love the bright colors on the linens and the birds!

To me, clear saturated colors in fun patterns say "It's still Summer."



Repeating rectangles and stripes on linens, plates and flatware introduce a kind of harmony. . .

with an unexpected twist! 

Tropical birds and cookies will surely bring smiles 😊.

Thanks for visiting!


Table resources
Linens | Fiesta
Plates | Mikasa 'Jet Set'
Fruit bowls | Anchor Hocking 'Turquoise Blue'
Napkin rings | Lenox 'Chirp'

 
    
    
    
      

16 comments:

  1. Lovely table-setting and those fun cookies add a bit of whimsy.
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

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    1. Thank you, Kippi! That's what I like about summer -- I can have fun with my tables!

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  2. Aww... what a beautiful tropical table. I love the birds, they really make this table so cheery and joyful !
    Pretty placemats, napkins to match and china.
    Thanks for popping in to visit sweet lady.
    Fabby

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    1. Thanks so much, Fabby, for your sweet comments! I definitely had fun with this one! The birds are supposed to be on the patio, but they haven't made it outside yet.

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  3. Such a fun table . Anything tropical I love. The birds are darling. I hope you are enjoying your bathroom makeover. Thanks for sharing at "Love Your Creativity." Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! We're nowhere near the tropics, but I'm always drawn towards tropical themes and tables. Makes me feel carefree.

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  4. Those birds are so adorable, and they scream SUMMER! love all the bright colors and graphics. Yum, those cookies are almost too cute to eat! thanks for joining in at All About Home!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I hardly had time to take the photos before my daughter started munching!

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  5. What a festive table and fun cookies! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Summer is the time for fun tables.

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  6. What a fun table! It reminds me of birds I saw in Costa Rica. :) Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About, Sandra!

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    1. Thank you, Crissy. Oh, I'd love to go to Costa Rica! I hear it's beautiful there.

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  7. Sandra, those birds make for such a happy table. Wouldn't it be amazing to be somewhere tropical right now? And the dishes seem like they were just made for the place mats and napkins. Isn't is great when that happens? The cookies are hilarious. What fun!

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    1. Kim, thank you! I would love to go somewhere tropical, with a beach thrown in!! I love to mix and match what I have to come up with different combinations I haven't used before.

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  8. Those placemats are perfect for the whimsical birds on the table. You created such a fun and colorful table setting this time. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna, I'm glad you liked it! I think tablescapes can be fun and whimsical, particularly in the summer.

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