Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bird's Nest

I prepared this table when my stepdaugher and her three kids arrived last Wednesday. I made chocolate coconut bird nest by melting chocolate morsels and then folding coconut in it. I bought the candy eggs from Walmart. I thought they turned out cute.

I am linking with Susan of

for Tablescape Thursday. I hope you get to visit her so you will see lots of awesome table settings. Mine is really simple for today.

I only used paper napkins because the kids are really young and I did not want my pink or white cloth napkins smeared with chocolate.

I baked some bunny cookies and placed them on a pink Bordallo Pinheiro bunny tray.

I also baked some brownies and cooked seafood paella.

Since my table theme today is bird's nest, I would like to show you the bird's nest and eggs on our back porch.

The mommy bird is pretty small, I thought it was one of the babies at first. Can anybody tell me what type of bird she is? Is it a sparrow? My poor hanging plant. It is getting dry because I am afraid to water it, afraid the babies might get cold.

Here are the eggs that I showed you last week.

They have hatched and look pretty scary, I think, lol! The nest is deep and it is very hard to take a better picture. I don't really want to harm the baby birds so I was being very careful.

Well, that's all I am sharing with you today. Hope you enjoyed my short post. Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Susan for hosting.


Blondie's Journal said...

Your nests look so cute. Did you bake them in a muffin pan? Darling. Your table looks beautiful as always and the food is the star of the show!

I think the bird looks like a sparrow, but it is hard to see it well. Remember when I was visiting you and a little bird flew in the house and I caught it? We should have gotten a picture of that!!! lol!

Happy Wednesday, Christine!


Kathleen said...

That's adorable! I remember the Kdgn teachers used to make those with the kids using choc and Chinese noodles.

The table look lovely! Great china!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table looks wonderful, Christine! I love the nests and eggs at each place setting. I'm still kicking around ideas to do for my Easter table.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely table, Christine, and the bird nest desserts are darling. Love the real bird's nest, too! The dishes and place settings are all lovely.

Such a fun table!


Sheila :-0

Marigene said...

Cute little bird nests, bet the grandkids loved them! Pretty plates, too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your little nests on top of the plates Christine! Yep I agree, baby birds are a little scary looking:@)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

How's my buddy???!!!! Yes, I am FINALLY here! I've been trying to catch up with blogs since getting a new laptop! And what a lovely post for me to see. It is so cute, with the delicious looking nests, and the cute cookies and delicious food. I am sure your step-daughter and the kids loved it and I am also sure that it made them feel very special. I think you have a special gift for doing that, Christine. Again, lovely table! I will try to catch up with a couple more of your posts that I've missed! Take care.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

P.S. I forgot to say: I love your REAL bird's nest outside! So precious.

Laura Wilkerson said...

Those chocolate birds nests are fixing to be a hit at my house :) I sure wish we could get seafood like that around here! Your table looks lovely as usual!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The nests on your table certainly ARE cute! Really darling! So much fun to see the little birdies too!

Anonymous said...

Christine you do the most wonderful things! I love this!

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Christine,,,soooo Lovely... I'm amazed by the sweet bird nest in your planter the most :0)
THANKS Oooodles for your note yesterday...It really warmed my heart..May blessings and Love from God above be on you today and all week...Prayers and Hugs Dena
You were a bright spot in my day!!!


My dear Christine, everything is wonderful!...all that delicious food, what time do you do all this! The nests with the lil'birdies are sooo cute! The cookies in that pretty paltter, are just so lovely, I know my little ones would love making them. To top all this beauty, your real nests outside are the perfect touch for spring and for this beautiful post!

Willow said...

Your table looks beautiful and those birds nests on the plate look yummy.

Picket said...

Oh girl the bird nests are just so cute and I love those pretty sweet to see those baby birds up close like that....have a great day sweetie...Picket

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is all so incredible!! I love the tablescape and I love all the shared photos of birds' nests!!

And thanks for stopping by yesterday. I always look forward to your visits and comments----

Come back for my Thursday's post if you find time. Link: Get down...get funky with the Righteous Brothers

Have a terrific Thursday!!!

mississippi artist said...

This bird is a wren. I had one build a nest like this in my hanging pot last year. Their nests are watertight, so go ahead and water on the side behind the nest-slowly. It did not seem to bother my birds at all when I did this. If you leave the nest they will probably refurbish it and use it next year. Your table and candy nests are lovely.

Traci said...

YUM! I could really go for some sweets right now but I gave them up for Lent. Only a little over a week left to go!

Marlis said...

I love your bird's nests! totally cool idea. And the cookies too. Love those dishes.. wow they are really pretty. What a great picture of your babies.. Can you use a watering can with a spout and water the plant from the back? thanks so much for sharing.. Oh.. I know.. but our TJMaxx got another big shipment of polish pottery in..

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

The kids must have loved this Christine...I never had those..they look fun.

Debbie said...

This is such a great one, Christine. I love those little nests that you made. They're perfect.

I'm woefully behind in my blog visiting. I'm glad I didn't miss this.

Designs By Pinky said...

Christine, the nests turned out beautifully!!!! Your table is making me HUNGRY! The paella looks SO good as do the cookies! I am thinking the bird must be a sparrow too. I can't wait to see the babies as they grow and spread their wings!!!! XO, Pinky

Tricia said...

Your grandchildren in your header always make me smile -- they are darling! I know they were THRILLED to find the chocolate-coconut bird nests at their places! Those are really cute -- and sound easy to make!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Is that bunny a tea pot?? so so cute. Again your home shines with beauty and coziness. So much love so much happiness.
Loved seeing the tea party by the pool too. NICE. The kids by the lake, breathtaking.
You've been a busy little grandma.
Have a great weekend my friend.
Love Claudette

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. I am going to copy your bird nest ideal, hope you don't mind. That is so clever. Hope your magazine has arrived. Thanks,Richard at My Old Historic House

Ebendy said...

Nice pictures you have here.The bird inside that nest looks very fragile and precious.Perhaps we could pet post my friend.Meanwhile,
Meanwhile Plz do pass by my blog on freeing your mind, follow and comment to improve my works too.

Rettabug said...

How wonderfully creative of you to make nests out of chocolate & coconut! They look & sound very yummy.
I love your little bunny napkin holders. I am making a note to be on the lookout for some of those.

How nice of you to leave momma bird & her babies alone. I hear its considered good luck if a bird builds a nest on or near your house. :D Let's hope so!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine!!! Perfect table! I'm sure everyone loved it! That must have been a lot of work to put together those chocolate bird nests. You have incredible patience, my dear! LOVE your flatware! The design is really unusual. It's almost lacy in a way, but on the other hand reminds me of the design in stained glass windows at church. Very pretty. That cake stand is gorgeous, too!!! My sister would go wild over that seafood paella. She loves it! She & my niece traveled to Spain a few years ago, and they have loved it ever since. I may have told you that before already. Great table! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that's the kind of nest I like to find on my plate! Yum yum. I like the idea of the paper napkins for the kiddos, too.
Beautifully done tablescape. Those dishes are very pretty.

Entertaining Women said...

Your chocolate nest is marvelous. I know that it was a hit with the children at the table. I think tha tthe paper napkins must have been a wise choice. I know that my grandsons are always so impressed with I put a 'real' glass at their places etting instead of a plastic one. Wonderful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design and amazing food items.. Cherry Kay

Barbara said...

Hello, Christine! What lovely dishes and oh, all of that food looks soooo good! I love your little bird nest. It looks like a sparrow to me. You may want to try to water the plant just a little. The plant is helping to keep them protected. I haven't been around much lately but had to stop by to see what you have been up to.

Sarah said...

What a fun addition to your beautiful table, Christine. I used to make these with my students. They were always a hit! I know your visiting grands loved these. ~ Sarah

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