Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Birds Tablescape

Last Monday, I set the table for 6 even though it was just the two of us eating. I thought it would look better with the whole table set up. Am I crazy creating more work for myself? Am I the only one who does a crazy thing like that? LOL!

I used Royal Stafford's "Birds" dishes. I am not really sure if that is what the pattern is officially called but that is what I call them. I love their warm colors and I think they are perfect for Fall.

For a centerpiece, I gathered a few birds I could easily find in the house and I borrowed the maple tree from the other kitchen table. I went outside to cut out some yellow forsythia from the garden, added a few candles and that's it!

I bought this green bird on a column from TJ Maxx, I think, a while back.

same thing with the cockatiel, although they were bought at different times.

I love the bright yellow forsythia flowers against the dark colored jar/vase.

For a more formal look, I layered 2 round tablebloths, a longer brown underneath and a beige on top. I love these crinkle cut material, so light, no need to iron and they just flow. And I found a very reasonable on line source for the tablecloths, runners and napkins. Check it out if you are interested. I used to have a hard time finding large round tablecloths but they have a lot there so I was so happy to have found them. I bought a lot of different colors.

"Birds" flatware

We had chicken Caesar salad and grilled tuna steak.

I bought the wooden charger plates from Walmart.

As usual, I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at

Sherry's Open House Party Thursday at

Honeys Potpourri Friday at

Fresh Cut Flowers Friday at

Courtney's Feather Your Nest Friday at

Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to our gracious hostesses!


Anonymous said...

Just taking a break from trying to do some fall decorating. Saw you lovely post on your table- so pretty Christine!! I drool every time I see your pretty turntable. It is so neat!

bee blessed

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Christine. The table looks lovely set for 6...just more dressed up, that is! I like all of the birds and the natural centerpiece. I will have to check out that website for tablecloths as I always have a hard time with my round table. Hopefully my kitchen will be done soon and I can do some tablescapes!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, I love this Christine. Those bird plates are wonderful!


See, you shoul've called us, there!, at least you could've had two more! Lol! Yeah, I do that too, I hate just two for tablescaping and love this autumn looking table, along with the gorgeous bird plates, they really give it the touch! I love the chairs and the entire room! Hugs, FABBY

Susan said...

Christine, your fall table scape is gorgeous!

Marianne said...

Christie, your tablescape is just gorgeous. I just love the bird chine and your autumn centerpiece!
Marianne :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Christine, You always create the most beautiful tables and I love this Fall one. Everything is so gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking to the Open House party this week. Take care.

Jo's This and That said...

Love the bird plates! Beautiful table setting.Thanks for sharing

Marlis said...

Christine.. that is a fabulous table.. Love those bird dishes.. I too wish Queen's would put a name on their plates.. Your tablecloths are pretty. Love the birds from around the house. You always decorate so lovely. xo marlis

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescapes are gorgeous with the fall colors.. You always set your table with so much love.
I hope you have a great week with your family.
xxoo Diane

Marigene said...

I love all the fall colors you have used, Christine...beautiful table.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape,
Christine! I love the plates and your tablecloth!

Deanna said...

This is such a pretty table you've created. I love the colors and it's getting me excited for Autumn to come around.

Our temps are cooling and seeing these colors warms my soul.

Like the round table!

God bless,

Jacqueline said...

Love those wooden chargers. This table is so warm and comforting. It makes me want to build a fire, but it is supposed to be 86 tomorrow, so maybe not yet. I love the beautiful table topper with its crinkled fabric. It makes it so dressy. The birds are beautiful. What a fun touch.

SavannahGranny said...

Sooooo beautiful! I love the bird plates and the little birds in the centerpiece. Just Right. You flatware is so neat with the little birds. You have every detail covered. Oh, I spy something pretty glowing on the buffet. Is that a large candle. The color of it is great, warm.
have a great weekend, Ginger

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love those bird plates!!!!! And the napkin rings and...EVERYTHING! You always put together such a beautiful table with wonderful details!

Thank you for the compliment on my photos RE: my doily post...but I can't take credit for those photos...wish I could, though ;)

Lana In Italy (leaving tomorrow!)

Amy said...

how lovely! Yes, your table looks really nice with all 6 settings! :P

Donnie said...

That looks so special and intimate even though it's set for 6.

Sweet Meanderings said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I love your tablescape. I've never seen silverware with birds on them before and I really like them. Everything is just beautiful!

Carolyn said...

You have set a beautiful fall table! It is so warm and cozy.


Rebecca said...

I do declare you the queen of tablescapes!!! You're amazing!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Of course you have bird flatware, Christine! I love the bird china. This is a great tablescape. One of my favorites so far!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Christine, beautiful table. As always, the colors are so pretty and I just love the glassware. Gorgeous!

Barb ♥

Antiques And Teacups said...

A lovely fall tablescape. I love the bird dishes and the colors seem so warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing...a great seasonal inspiration!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty Christine! I adore your bird plates and the bird flatware too! I don't think I've every noticed your lazy susan before. It is very pretty! Love it all!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Christine, your table is so warm and inviting. Your bird plates are wonderful. hugs ~lynne~

Magnolia Blues said...

Oh, I just love birds. This is truly a great tablescape. It's not only beautiful but romantic. I'm looking forward to spending our first holiday season in Mississippi this year.

Sending big hugs,

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Christine. What a pretty table! And I love the cozy lighting and warm colors. Your lazy Susan is beautiful! Linda

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

Very pretty, Christine. Love that green bird on the column!

Entertaining Women said...

A lovely welcome to Autumn. I haven't set a table for two with six placesetting, yet; but I've thought about it. I need to go to WalMart to see if they still have the wooden chargers. They'll be very useful. I haven't been to WalMart in quite a while. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Traci said...

I can't imagine how much this must take you but it's soooo pretty!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tables are always so gorgeous! The fall colors are so pretty and the centerpiece is splendid!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are such an asset to the party!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine..where do I begin. First "birdies" are my very favorite thing and those plates are stunning. You are one of the most gifted people ever, when it comes to setting a fantastically beautiful table. I was in such a rush to see what you were doing for Fall...and I was NOT disappointed. Your blog is always such a candy! Yes, Blog Candy... :) I love it!
An adventure every time!! :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine! How cool is it that you have flatware with birds on it that goes so perfectly with your china??!?!?!?! Wow! LOVE the china! I like it so much when the design on the salad plate is slightly different from the dinner plate. It makes the setting so interesting and pretty! I don't think it's crazy that you set for 6 at all. You can sit there and imagine really interesting, humorous people dining with you! :-) Enjoy your weekend!!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love these plates, they are beautiful and having the silverware with birds is a perfect match. Beautiful table!

Ellen said...

What a beautiful table. I just adore those bird plates so much, and the matching flatware. Wow you really did it up, and then to tie it in you added the bird decorations...

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Christine! I think we all do that!! It's half the fun, right??? Your table is so warm and inviting!! It is so pretty for the fall season. The plates and flatware are amazing, so perfect for the season, and the turntable is great all the time!! Just beautiful! Thanks for visiting with me, wish I could keep my pool open year round!! Take care!!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, C. You are edging into Fall. Thank you for labeling the plates, LOL! You are so funny!

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