Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Angels and Birds at Play in the Garden

Today I am linking with Kathleen for White Wednesday at

I was so excited putting this tablescape together. Ever since I saw terrariums on blogs, I have been wanting to own one too so I have been searching everywhere. After a while, I finally found the one I like, which I saw on Ebay.

I created a tablescape around it for my contribution to Tablescape Thursday, a meme hosted by Susan of
Tablescaping is a favorite toy to me. If you want to punish me, all you have to do is prohibit me from doing a tablescape and that would really be effective. It's like taking away a Nintendo game from a child, lol. I like angels and cherubs and I like birds. I have been working outside so adding that to my inspiration, I thought I would put all of them together in a garden setting.

Rear view

With some cherubs, daffodils, lavenders, moss and a candle in the terrarium, I got me a centerpiece.

Side view

Doesn't this cherub look so peaceful and relaxed reading a book in the garden?

I even used an all white tea set. Of course, you can tell they did not come in a set cause they don't match.

Angels are heavenly and stars are in the heavens so I used a stemware with stars and another one with etched flowers, after all we are also in the garden.

I love the scrolls on the terrarium.

You can't see the flatware handle details but they have birds and flowers. And of course, the white plates are bordered by flowers as you can see.

A pair of cherub candle holders and a pair of white bird candle holders.

This one's my favorite. It's a Lladro my sister gave me one Christmas. It is personally signed by one of the Lladro brothers. Most of you do not know that I had a baby who died when he was 8 days old. He had no chance of survival so he never even got to go home. My sister gave me this cherub to remind me that my son is an angel in heaven. We call him Baby Angelino. This piece is very precious to me.

I like creating tablescapes on this table with a garden setting because it is the closest table to the backyard and has a good view of the pool.

The candles glow when it gets darker.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my table as much as I enjoyed setting it up. Thank you all for coming by and thank you to our gracious hostesses for allowing me to play and participate.


Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Christine,,this is STUNNING,,Simply Beautiful!!! I would never have the patience to do this or the special items it takes to do it..So I'll leave it to wonderful Women like you because it is a delight to see.
Great Snaps Sweetie
Hugs Dena

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is probably my favorite tablescape you've done. I just love it all. All of your cherubs are just wonderful and the terrerium is stunning. The view out to the back yard and the pool is fabulous. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love EVERYTHING about this! The tray of mismatched tea pots made me smile and I just kept on smiling through all your pics. Lovely lovely lovely. Can't even pick a favorite photo!

Tami said...

Gorgeous table setting! Visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday! Cute Blog!!

linda said...

Everything is gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love it all!

Christine, I wish we were neighbors. I would learn so much from you. You are one talented lady!

Victoria said...

Everything is just beautiful! I'm so in love with your terranium!!! Kisses to Baby Angelino:)

Traci said...

It looks great! I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I can't imagine how difficult that must have been.

kim said...

Love that terrarium house and my my aren't your white dishes just gorgeous. Love them. Pretty glasses and silverware, too.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Christine, such an awesome tablescape you've shared!! I'm in heaven!! Love the cherubs (of course) and the terrarium is beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by and entering my little giveaway ~ good luck to you!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting! I really like how you decorated the terrarium. You used some of my favorite things also, cherubs, candles and birds. You white china is so pretty.

Stacey Steimle said...

thanks for stopping by. I love the view from your dining table!!!have a great day, Stacey

Debbie said...

Oh Christine that is so touching. I do love the terraniums too, never really saw them til I started blogging. I laughed when you said it is like taking away Nintendo....I get that, if someone told me no more blogging and inspiring and posting, I think I would cry!

once in a blue moon... said...

i adore your greenhouse, its the english me... such a pretty table and i love your view.

Joyce said...

Your setting is so pretty. Very sweet of your sister to give you the angel to remember your little boy.

Bill said...

Hi Christine,
I certainly hope no one ever tries to prevent you from doing a tablescape! What a loss to your devoted readers that would be!

Everything looks beautiful! I love all the shades of white and the way you've brought nature inside. I was moved by what you wrote about your son who is now an angel. What a fortunate angel he is to have such a sweet, talented mother!

Kindest regards,

Mimi said...

What a lovely white table with all the angels and cherubs watching over you.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that terrarium is beautiful! It makes such a pretty centerpiece. Your dishes are beautiful. The whole table is just gorgeous. laurie

Regina said...

Hello Christine.
Wow delightful and gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Your white dishes are beautiful, so full of character, like pieces of art!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very pretty, Christine! I adore that terrarium. Oh, how neat that is as a centerpiece. This is a lovely table!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Diann said...

Hi Christine!
Oh, this is such a beautiful white table.Love the dishes and the flatware. The pretty accessories are perfect. I really want a terrarium! Like you said, I have been said a lot of them and they are just so pretty!

I am sorry to hear about your son. That angel was the perfect gift from your sister.

Have a wonderful day!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love, love, love this tablescape! Your plates are gorgeous and centerpiece is stunning. I'm sorry about the loss of your baby, but what a sweet sentiment that's attached to your angel.

aimee said...

beautiful! what a wonderful view too.

Dining Delight said...

Now I want a terrarium...and a pool! What a gorgeous tablescape and background view! Your terrarium is the nicest I've seen and I love how you decorated it with the cherub reading inside the garden! Your white dishes compliment it perfectly. The pictures are perfect! I don't know which would be better, looking outside to the pool or being outside and looking in!


Sares said...

I want to climb in the little terrarium and stay a while! I love your white dishes, so fresh looking!

Melly said...

Everything is beautiful!!! How everyone must love to dine at your place when your table is so beautifully dressed.
Have a lovely day!

Debra said...

That is, without a doubt, the most beautiful table setting I have ever seen! Of course I'm a little partial to angels!


Tricia said...

Beautiful, elegant, serene -- SO inviting! Your wonderful terrarium centerpiece is just lovely, and the white dishes really let it shine. I think my favorite element is the little reading angel -- so sweet! LOL about punishing you by taking away your tablescaping privileges! Thanks for visiting my table this week and your kind comments.

Lori said...

oooh, everything looks so pretty...your table~scape is stunning!!!

Dolores said...

Christine..... you've done it again, everything is gorgeous!!! You're table scape with the lovely view out the window is breath taking!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is beautiful! I love this heavenly set table -- perfection! Thanks for your sweet visit to my McDonalds farm scape -- it was fun! said...

WOW, what a beautiful home you have. I love your terrarium and all of you whites:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful. I love your attention to detail.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Happy belated White Wednesday! Your tablescape is beautiful. Love the terrarium...makes a great centerpiece! ~ Jo

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Your table is lovely, Christine. It is so serene and graceful. I truly love it!!

Barb ♥

ellen b. said...

This is so very lovely Christine. I love the setting and the views and the lighting. Very nice...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! The terrarium is fun and I really like the stemware!

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
What a beautifully romantic table you have. Your view into your yard is stunning. Love the centerpiece and your darling cherubs and the white patterned dishes you used were such a wonderful additon to create your romantic look. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Johanna said...

Christina, that was a very touching moment to read, that you once lost your babyson Angelino. So sorry for that.
Your table is charming with all the little angels on it. The dishes are really stunning. All is so lovely - thats 100 % Christine.
Greetings, Johanna

Just Breathe said...

As always it is a beautiful table setting. I just love the cherubs and the terrarium.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, another gorgeous table setting! Love your little angels and your terrarium! Your made it all look so nice! I see those little Target birds. They are darling, aren't they? I love seeing out into your pool area!
Hope you're having a wonderful week.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A 2 Z said...

I'm so in love with the terrarium! I've never seen one like this! Oooh! I'm so jealous LOL I love the little cupids in it. Everything was just plain STUNNING... You must have had some training in home decorating and if you didn't well I take my hat off to you. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower!


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Beautiful...and my favorite part..the mismatched tea *set*. So sweet :)


LV said...

This one of the prettiest blogs I have seen in awhile. You have done wonders with all your lovely things. I truly enjoyed seeing part of your beautiful home.

Atelier de Charo said...

Oh, what a gorgeous table. Cute, cute!


miss corner cape said...

this is absolutely amazing and beautiful. actually, that sentiment goes for your home as well as the view from your dining room. i can't imagine myself putting together something like this, but i so appreciate that you have, and that you have shown us!

thank you so much for your encouraging words on my first tablescape and for choosing to follow. i so so appreciate it. and i am jealous of your husband suggesting items to you! he must clearly see what an amazing result you come up with.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that's lovely.

Thank you for your kind comments. May you always be charmingly blessed.

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a darling French tote.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


This was just charming!!

So very beautiful!!


Tracy F. said...

Gorgeous! The white china is to-die-for!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Christine, this is beautiful -- love the goblets, the embossed dishes, and the tabletop conservatory! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table top, and your touching story. I can see why you would cherish that beautiful angel.
Best ... Cass

Kathy said...

How absolutely beautiful! I love your dishes!
Thank you for stopping by my blog for White Wednesday - the ladies are part of a base for lamps that belonged to my parents - I adore them.
The cherub is a lovely tribute to your baby,

Pam said...

Happy Garden on your table! This terrarium is great to plant your flowers and cherubs. I love cherubs and angels and your really tied this theme together with your garden. Please, use the terrarium again for it is so lovely!

Kathleen said...

I love those dishes! I could just come live in that little terrarium..the cherubs and me!
Beautiful table.

Beth said...

Christine, I love your plates and stemware and your terrarium centerpiece - oh my! Just fabulous! I was touched and saddened to hear about your son.
Hugs and blessings to you, Beth

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