Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . .

Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.

 These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~

I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on the plates and twiggy detailed spout and handle on the teapot :)

To celebrate my two-year blogging anniversary January 15th, I’m sharing some dish & bird love and giving away this set of two salad plates, two dinner plates, teapot, cream & sugar~ to one winner~ to perch at your table.

For a chance to win these Chickadees :) mention in a comment  you would like them come home to roost with you! Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. For an additional chance to win, leave another comment and tell me your favorite bird you like to see perched at your feeder :)

 A winner will be chosen February 1st.

Wishing you a warm place to nest & perch this winter~

This giveaway is now closed. 

Congratulations to Rett at The Gazebo House!

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  207 comments for “Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

  1. Bea Snyder
    January 9, 2012 at 6:11 am

    These little chickadees are beautiful. I would love to have them come home and roost at my house. I have a few species of birds that come to my yard. I love watching them.

  2. Pat @ The Best Moments
    January 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Very pretty post. I am a long time follower. Would love to have them roost at my home. I feed sunflower seeds and thistle for the birds, my favorites being red birds and doves.

  3. Julie
    January 9, 2012 at 7:42 am

    The Chickadee set is adorable and would love to have them fly to my porch. Watching birds at the feeder during the winter months is a pleasant distraction. I would say cardinals are my favorites to watch. I am a blog follower. Have a good day.

  4. January 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Oh some of my favorite items!!! I think Chickadees are such a precious little bird. I also love anything “teapot”. So, you have combined the best of 2 worlds, a chicadee teapot and accessories!!! WoW, what a great giveaway! I sure wish I could be the winner!!! I’d love to sit with a good book and a cup of tea from that teapot and enjoy a balmy day on my porch.! You have such great giveaways and this is not exception! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. January 9, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Oh Mary….how did you know I just finished a table runner & a wall hanging with chickadees on them??? AND I collect teapots, ya’ know! This would be PERFECT for just the two of us to enjoy a nibble & a cuppa hot tea by the fire.
    Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a darling set!

    fondly,
    Rett

  6. January 9, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Back to say, I’m a follower, of course, & have been for a loooong time, although I’m amazed that you’ve only been blogging for 2 years!

    Also, my very most favorite bird in all the world to see is Ohio’s state bird, the cardinal….the bright red male version, not the drab female one.
    Second choice would have to be a robin, as they are the harbingers of SPRING!!!!!

    Hugs,
    me

  7. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    January 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Oh Mary, I can’t believe my eyes. I have the chickadee platter but that was the only piece I could find. I’ve had it since October, so my chances are very slim of ever finding the pieces you are offering. I would LOVE a chance to win, and I’d be happy seeing a pretty red cardinal at my feeder. It’s been so mild here that the cardinals haven’t been hanging out at the feeder much. Perhaps in February!

  8. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    January 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Forgot to say happy anniversary, and soooooo glad you started blogging!

  9. January 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

    What an adorable giveaway! I would love the chickadees to come and roost with me on my deck, especially in this unseasonably warm weather! :D

    I love the twigs on the rims, too. What a cute set!

  10. January 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I would so like the chance to enjoy those chickadees here in Normandy but perhaps it’s too far for them to fly?
    Although it’s unlikely that I would ever see it, a red cardinal would be the bird I would love to catch at my bird feeder one day.

  11. January 9, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Mary,
    Congratulations on your anniversary! Your blog is so beautiful that it is hard to imagine that you’ve only been blogging two years. I have been enjoying our porch weather, and I’d love to have some chickadees join me! And I have been a follower and subscriber ever since I found you. I was delighted when I saw a bluebird feeding on the ground day before yesterday! Love my bluebirds!

  12. January 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I enjoy seeing the two cardinal couples at our feeder. One of the males fusses at the females all of the time, and she ignores him. You can sense his frustration with her. They are so funny!

  13. January 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Oh, how these would love to perch on my table! Hands down, the cardinal is my favorite bird to find on our feeder. One of our elderly friends, who has passed away told us to look for her and her husband to visit us as cardinals, so we’ll forever look for “Louise and Emmet” to bless us with their red finery. I love subscribing to your lovely, lovely blog!

  14. January 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I love the chickadees Mary! Beautiful winter porch setting.

  15. Trudy
    January 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I would love it if this set came to roost at my house. It is perfect. I have been looking for new dishes, and I think you found them. I follow you through email. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  16. Trudy
    January 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

    My favorite bird at the feeder is the Chickadee. They are so cute and ambitious. In the summer I like to mark it’s beginning by the arrival of the Red Breasted Gross Beak. They are gorgeous.

  17. January 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

    You have such a breath taking way of displaying everything…These pictures just warm my heart. I would LOVE to win those dishes!! We don’t have a Home Goods around us.

  18. January 9, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Probaby very expected but I still get excited to see a gorgeous cardinal at the feeder..male or female. They are both beautiful.

    The chickadees are a fun bird to watch too! :) Thanks for brightening my days with your gorgeous posts.

    Donna

  19. January 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I’d love the chickadees to come and live with me. I promise to give them a good home! I’m a follower! Thanks for the chance!

  20. January 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Do you think the chickadees would get along with my favorite cardinals???!!!!!!

  21. Carole
    January 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Love, love, love the chickadees! this is the cutest teapot I’ve ever seen. I am so enjoying your blog as we live on a lake and you are so inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Carole
    January 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

    My favorite birds to see at our bird feeder are the blue birds. I also love the cardinals with their beautiful red feathers. But what is cuter than a chickadee?

  23. January 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hi Mary,

    This teapot is ADORABLE! I love the bark spout and handle, but the lid is definitely the cutest. Love the chickadee on the twig and the nandina berries. I would love to have these dishes come home to roost with me! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. January 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I have really enjoyed following your blog, Mary. It’s hard to choose a favorite of the birds, but I do love the handsome cardinals. This time of year, when the sun hits that bright red, it’s just dazzling. Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  25. Patricia
    January 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Oh I would love the Chickadees to come home with me. I think they would like it here :).

  26. Patricia
    January 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thanks for the chance to win these pretty dishes…by the way, I love tea and tea pots. I am a follower and have been for quiet a while now.

  27. Patricia
    January 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I love to look out and see the red Cardinals in my yard. I guess because they are so colorful.

  28. January 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

    First let me say I love the black and grey theme you used with these pretty dishes! I also would love to have these sitting on my table. So glad to be following you and see all your pretties on every post:)

  29. January 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

    For me, it’s the Robins in the spring. Asure sign winter in being put back to sleep…

  30. January 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Ms Mary your lovely Tea Set & generous Gift make me SWOON with delight!!! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THESE FROM YOU!!!! I love all birds but, my all time favorite would have to be the Red Birds. We were out looking at property yesterday (Yes, I think we will buy, build & move soon) & the weather was a bit grey & cloudy but, the Red Birds were bright POPS of color flitting in the trees. Lovely tablesetting as always!!!! As you know I am already/always following you! And Elle & I wish you & your girls a HUGE HAPPY NEW YEAR! And we crossing our fingers we win your Blog Birthday Gift. Thanks for being so generous with your giveaway & year long posts. With bloggers like you there is less need for magazines as you top the eye candy list of many professional designers in magazines.

  31. Lisa
    January 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I’m a new follower; and I would love to win these for my friend, Caitlin, who has a red and tan kitchen. She also loves tea! It would be an awesome fit.
    I love your style!

  32. January 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Mary, as with all you share, this is exquisite. I think I can hear the little chickadees singing their “chicka-dee-dee-dee”. Not only do you always find the perfect item, you are a master at staging beautiful things. I’m sitting here with thoughts of just such a gorgeous tablescape and the set of dishes sent to me because of your generosity. Though I’ve yet to get photos to share, rest assured that the the golden glow of those dishes and the warm soft browns of the throw are well loved and have offered their grace and beauty to our table since arriving. Some lucky reader is going to be singing their own song of joy.
    I sing a song of joy for the incredible beauty that comes to all of us through Home is Where the boat Is. Your blog anniversary is reason for many to celebrate and wish you well, and as I’ve already been a lucky recipient, please give my chance to another. I eagerly anticipate continued pleasures of virtual dining at the lake with you, Chloe, and Gracie. ~ Hugs, Sarah

  33. Kathy Stephens
    January 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I have been a follower for a while and this one of the first time I couldn’t wait to find out where the teapot came from so I could go buy one for myself! I would love for them to come roost at my house. If not – HomeGoods here I come! Hope I can still find them there.
    Thank you for the beautiful break in the day.

  34. Kathy Stephens
    January 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    My favorite birds are the yellow finches that feed at my “sock” outside my office window. Such a pop of sunshine!

  35. January 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Hi, Mary. Imagine…chickadees being my favorite birdie! AND did you see my post (http://chickadeehomenest.blogspot.com/2011/12/chickadee-christmas-table.html) with the dishes that go with this beautiful set you’re giving away? I bet they’d love to fly right on over to be with the rest of their family in our home! :) Congratulations on your two years–wow, how you’ve inspired us all with your beautiful photography and ‘scapes. As they say in the retail and fashion world, “you have an eye” for sure… Count me in your followers who would love to give this set a home! ~Zuni

  36. January 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Mary, very kind of you to kick off the New Year with a beautiful giveaway like this. I most definitely would like these birdies to come home and roost, there is room in my little flock! :) I do have an affinity for cardinals, but my thoughts these days are on robins, a sure sign of spring. (I do have a bit of a wait, I know.) xo

  37. January 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I think this is one of the prettiest teapot and plate sets I’ve seen. Love the birds. I would love for this to come roost at my home. My favorite birds are the cardinals that feed but I must admit I enjoy watching the chickadees in the bird bath, they crack me up! I’m a follower and love your blog. Hugs, Linda

  38. January 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Let’s see…

    I collect tea pots….check
    I love to see the little yellow finches perch on our papaya trees…check
    I’ve been a reader/subscriber of your blog since I found you…check
    I would love to have these chickadees come and perch along our finches…check

    However…the distance they would have to fly over land and sea to reach me is more than a little chickadee can manage…

    Although I love to live where I do…sometimes it is a disadvantage… ;-)

    Lovely post, Mary! Congratulations on your two year blogging anniversary!

  39. Susan
    January 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats on your two-year anniversary! I have been a follower of yours for awhile, now, and love your outdoor settings. It would be a priviledge to have your chickadees come and roost at Maplenut Cottage. My two favorite birds are out at the feeder – cardinals, with the doves eating on the ground.

  40. January 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations on 2 years! It’s comforting to know that we can always drop in with you and be beautifully entertained. Your eye for gorgeous never falters. These dishes are amazing and your display is breathtaking. How wonderful it would be to use these on our back patio in the spring, summer and fall! I don’t think I’ve had one chickadee in our backyard, but maybe these would draw them in? A most gracious gift to us. Thank you for the chance! So glad I follow.. Have a blessed day, week and year! xo marlis

  41. January 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    What birds would i love to share this set of dishes with? Well the chickadee or a finch.. but best of all would be you, Mary.. thanks again for the chance.. xo marlis

  42. January 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Absolutely adorable. The Chickadee is my favorite bird and oh how I would love for these little fellows to come roost at my house.
    Great giveaway!
    Thank you! i am a follower.

    Mary L

  43. January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What fun! I would LOVE for them to come and roost at my house! They are so adorable and you are so sweet to offer them!

  44. January 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    My favorite bird is the wren. I just love to see them hop around on my deck, looking for some seed. I love how their little tail sticks up. I think their long bill and their white stripe on the eye is so attractive. Yes, I love everything about the wren!

  45. Debra C
    January 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I would LOVE to have these chickadees roost at my house!!!

  46. Debra C
    January 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I am a follower of your beautiful blog.

  47. Debra C
    January 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I love to see the cardinals at the feeder.

  48. January 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Those chikadees are so beautiful on that set. I would also love for them to take roost in my neck of the woods. They would enjoy it here quite a bit as we have so many birds all around, including our resident Carolina house wrens that live on the gutter drain pipes year round. Hard to say which is my most favorite to see, maybe the occasional glimpse of a very busy hummingbird wizzing by or the very rare sightings of a few unknown yellow birds. But the bird I would really love to see (because I’ve never seen one) would be the one that makes the most beautiful bird sound I have ever heard and adore in the morning and evenings, the whippoorwill. Now that would be a treat! Beautiful pictures and such a cozy setting too!

  49. Sandy B
    January 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I would LOVE to come and sit on your porch with you and enjoy my tea from this lovely chickadee teapot. It just looks so cozy and I would enjoy watching the birds with you. Please enter my name in this wonderful giveaway!!

  50. Sandy B
    January 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I am a follower of your blog and really enjoy reading it. I would love to win this chickadee giveaway. Add me to the list of possible winner. I sure hope I win!!

  51. Sandy B
    January 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Red birds or cardinals are my favorite birds. They were my mother’s favorite as well and although she has been gone for 9 years now I still miss her as much as ever!! Every time I see a cardinal I think of her. Love you Mom!!

  52. Clare
    January 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    How beautiful to read this on such a gloomy, dreary day! Happy Anniversary dear friend! Thanks for making many a gloomy day much brighter with your incredible talent!

  53. January 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Cardinals are always beautiful but hummers are so funny and fast. Now that I am letting my grey hair fly, grey is fast becoming a new favorite color for me so I really like your vignette.

  54. January 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulations. I would love that set to fly right over to me!

  55. January 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I love to find Cardinals in the yard, but usually is it just seagulls!

  56. Marilyn
    January 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Love your blog. Also love chicadees and have many in our yard all year round.Happy anniversary!!!
    Marilyn

  57. Lisa
    January 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Mary, I just love this set, I so wish I had Home Goods here, *sigh*. Anyway congrats on your anniversary! This set is SO awesome, the red and grey is so beautiful. Wish I had more birds here, but the weather is just too harsh, some really pretty ones in the spring on their way through, but nothing so beautiful as the chickadees!
    Lisa

  58. Marilyn
    January 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Mary – the bird I love best is the male cardinal, have a few at the feeders and the color is just brilliant!!!!!

  59. maureen
    January 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I would love this charming set to ‘roost’ on my winter table here in NY. I would like the hummingbird to stop by at my feeder but not here in the winter. I have been fortunate to see two hummingbirds in my summer garden. They are a site to behold, However, in the winter, I do like the cardinal and the chickadee..what is there not to love?

  60. Marlene
    January 10, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I would love to win this dishes since from my kitchen window I can see chicadees bathing in my water fountain…a welcomed sight every spring!

  61. Marlene
    January 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

    By the way I meant to say chickadees…oops!…Anyways, my favorite birds to watch are Cardinals and Blue Jays, I feel very fortunate because they visit my yard every spring.

  62. January 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Such a lovely post. The little chickadees are so sweet. Like you, I love birds and welcome them in my yard. I live in southern California so right now we still have a lot of beautiful hummingbirds. I grew up on the east coast and I really do miss the regal red cardinal during the winter…how exquisite at the bird feeder topped with snow! And, what is is about a teapot that is so charming…it’s almost as if they are magical.
    I didn’t have a chance to leave a comment but your previous post with the tables in review was wonderful. Each and every presentation was gorgeous.
    Have a great day.
    PS. Your porch bench is fabulous.

  63. Brenda
    January 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I need chickadees to roost on my patio. How lovely and sweet! I’m trying to convince my husband we need a lakeview home. I can’t imagine having water and mother nature at my backdoor. Love your tablescapes!

  64. January 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I happened on your blog today and seen the words chickadees and porch in the same sentence. That’s like a magnet to my soul. I live in Northern Ontario Canada where the temp was snowy -20 this morning. I home has a wrap around porch which I set up as a cozy sitting area in the summer, where we sit, relax and have our tea (certainly not from such a beautiful tea set as yours). As for “chickadee”, I’ve always said, if I have a second like, I would like to come back as a chickadee, becaaauuse…. they are so cute, alway seem happy, eat all day and are so full of energy. Doesn’t that sound like quite the life!

  65. January 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Now I know why some people posted 2 comments. I wasn’t done accidently press enter and poof, it’s gone. Wanted to make certain to compliment you on your site. It’s gorgeous!!! Your comments, your photos, your inspiration and much, much more….. thank you and keep up the good work. Would also like to wish you and yours the very best “2012”, filled with health, happiness, prosperity and plenty of wonderful adventures. From your newest follower from Ontario

  66. January 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Happy Anniversary to your blog, Mary! I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love for it to come home to roost here. I love watching the chickadees feed outside my home office window and they keep me smiling all winter long.

  67. January 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    My favorite bird to watch at my feeder are cardinals. Mr. and Mrs. come together :)

  68. Shirley Cowan
    January 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Two of my now grown grandsons were staying with me one summer and loved eating lunch on the patio. They loved to watch the birds eat from our feeders as we ate. I decided to get a book with pictures to identify all the birds. They learned from the book and observing to really enjoy birdwatching. One day the 4 yr old turned to me and said, “Gosh Mammaw, your yard is just like a bird airpot.” One of our favorites were the small fat black and white chickadees. Would just love to have this set come roost in my home.

  69. January 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I was really blue after Christmas and then the sun came out and gave us some wonderful “outside weather” here in Kentucky! Your adironack bench with the throw inspired me to go out and sit by the pool (we leave it open all winter.) I took in the birds and squirrels and wished I had taken my coffee out with a throw. I would love the have this little set of Chickadees come roost in our home, especially because there is only two of us now. We are empty nesters! :) Chickadees/nests? Get it?
    Surely enjoy your site!
    Lynda

  70. January 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    such a cozy little setting, i love the black and grey seating, i could curl right up and read the days away :)

  71. Liz
    January 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Oh this set is darling. I have seen it before and loved it. You did a great job of setting up a lovely vignette! :)

    ~Liz

  72. Jeanie
    January 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Enjoyed your post…The little chickadees are so adorable. I would love to have them come home to my house!

  73. Jeanie
    January 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I love to see a beautiful Cardinal at our feeders. They are always a bright contrast on a dreary snowy winter day. We have an unusual visitor at our feeder in the spring, a red winged blackbird. He’s so vocal when the feeder is running low! Love to hear him complain…he sings beautifully!

  74. Jeanie
    January 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Happy anniversary! I just became your follower. I just found your blog thru a link @ The Tablescaper(a favorite) Went thru your older posts. I’ll be back. Love your style. ;-)

  75. January 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I LOVE to see goldfinches. We know they love thistle and we had MANY for alot of years but the last few years they have not appeared???? I miss them! XO, Pinky

  76. January 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I don’t see the other 2 comments I left so if this is a repeat, just delete it!!! I am a follwer!!!!!!!

  77. January 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I would LOVE to have these gorgeous plates and teapot fly on over to my porch!!!!!!! I would tend them with great care!!! XO, Pinky

  78. January 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Oh, of course, I would love the chickadees to come to Germany to roost with me! Thanks for the chance.

  79. January 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Sure thing that I am a subscriber (even though some posts are blank — that’s so strange!). In that case I also have your blog bookmarked and regularly visit it anyway. :)

    Well, which birds do I like to see in the garden? Frankly, each and every one. I tried to limit them to a favorite kind of bird, but I enjoy watching all of them — even the smart ravens on our neighbors’ roof.

  80. January 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Beautiful tea set! I love the chickadees. That’s what is usually sitting at my feeders, but I welcome all birds. I love watching them through my kitchen window. And so do my indoor kitties! :) I would love the chance to win. Thank you for the chance.

  81. Sharon
    January 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    A lovely blog that I just found today. A very cute teapot set. I love the little tiny yellow finches. I also love hummingbirds. I hope to have a hummingbird feeder this year next to my window.

  82. Dgmills
    January 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I love the chickadee set and would love to use it on our deck.
    dgmills

  83. Dgmills
    January 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I am a follower of your lovely blog
    dgmills

  84. Dgmills
    January 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    My favorite bird to watch on our feeder would probably be the little yellow finch, although the male cardinal is amazing.
    dgmills

  85. January 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Oh, my goodness, I actually gasped when I saw the teapot with the chickadees. I am a bit on the obsessed side of watching birds this winter. We have chickadees, goldfinch couples, cardinal couples, and many others who play keep-away from the squirrels and chipmunks.

  86. January 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Forgot to say that I would love the set and I am a follower!

  87. January 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to have them nesting at my place!

  88. January 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I saw a few of these plates at Home Goods, but did not see the teapot. So cute and just perfect o your porch. I love chickadees at my feeder, but my most exciting bird was a Pileated Woodpecker pecking at my kitchen window! Dianne

  89. Terry in Milwaukee
    January 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I LOVE everything you do! I would be so excited to have those little birds come live with me here in Milwaukee!!
    Terry

  90. January 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I KNEW Zuni from Chickadee Home Nest would love this post!!! I remembered that she has the same dishes, plus the fact that her claim to fame is the chickadee. That is so cool! The dishes are beautiful, Mary! Great giveaway to celebrate your anniversary! I would love to have them “nesting” in my cabinet, but if I win I will probably give them to Zuni. She’s a sweetheart, and I just know how much she’d love them. What??!?!?! Is that me being nice??!?!?! Uh oh…something must be wrong with me!!! :-) Have a great week, and congratulations on your 2-year anniversary!

  91. January 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Oh….and I don’t have a bird feeder. They are against the HOA rules in my subdivision. Weird, huh? A lot of people are working to get that one changed. I love to see cardinals, though, when they perch in the trees. And the beauty of the first robin of the season is always nice, too!

  92. Cherry Goodson
    January 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Oh my, love the chickadees. What a lovely gift to receive. My favorite birds to watch at our feeder are the bluebirds. They look so beautiful flying in the sunshine. Thanks for the opportunity. I would love to use these dishes.

    Cherry in Texas

  93. Terry in Milwaukee
    January 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    You are such an inspiration – I look forward to all your postings. I especially the wintery colors of this post – the pillows/blanket look so cozy with the adorable birds/berries of the pottery! Nice job, as usual!

  94. January 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    i love the dishes so much!!! i am off to homegoods tomorrow to see if they will fly home with me too! of course i would love to win them from your blog!…a much more interesting story to tell my dinner guests! i saw a junco at my mom’s bird feeder and i thought it was amazing and brilliant! thank you for the opportunity to enter. i am already a follower. donna

  95. Tess
    January 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    What a sweet table! Love this dishes and would be happy if they flew to my home to nest! I have chickadees at my feeder and love to watch them!

  96. Tess
    January 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    My sister bought me “squirrel-proof” feeder and my husband hung it outside my office window (I work at home) so I get to see all of my birds all day. I love the chickadees, but love it when the cardinals stop by!!

  97. January 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Oh wow, what an adorable set! I love birds and I was born in Maine(chickadee is the state bird!) so I’d LOVE to have them come live here with me!

  98. January 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I love Bluebirds. We have Killdeer here though, and I get a kick out of their antics.

  99. January 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I just love love love that chicadee set!

    I am Finch Rest, but right now I have a Chicadee on my header b/c Finches go to the warmth over winter……and I wanted to be in “current season.”

    What an awesome blog, post and giveaway! I am a brand new blogger, but have been watching your blog a long time and really enjoy it!

    Thanks for all the inspiration and beautiful photos.

  100. designsbycleo
    January 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I love that bird dinner set!!! You picked out something so smart and pretty!!! I love when we have a harsh windy winter and we get redpolls at our feeders…..they are an Artic bird and sometimes get blown off course and end up here, what a delight they are!!! Love your blog, and have followed for awhile now…..hugs to you….

  101. January 12, 2012 at 6:56 am

    That set is amazing~ I just love it~

  102. Tracy Park
    January 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I have to say MY NEW LOVE (NOT AT MY FEEDERS) IS THE OWL. i AM JUST IN LOVE WITH THE LITTLE BARN OWL i SEE ONCE IN AWHILE AT MY PLACE~

  103. January 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations on keeping your beautiful blog going! I am always so happy to see your post in my inbox. I am now looking out the window at our first winter snow—just a touch mixed with sleet–and the chickadees are feeding furiously at my bird feeder outside the kitchen window. They are just the cutest little things. And although we lost several of their favorite trees to the august hurricane and the october blizzard (our fall snow!) we will be planting more this spring. But I promise that if I win your beautiful dishes I will give those chickadees a nice place to roost in my kitchen! Linda

  104. January 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    As I write the birds are happily feeding at the two new bird feeders that hubby gave me for Christmas. I was salivating over those chickadee plates when you mentioned they might be able to come and roost at my house. Wouldn’t that just be fun! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you. Peggy from Pa

  105. FABBY
    January 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Oh, your china is to die for! I love the teapot, sooo different in beauty. I’m in love with your chickadee. I’m a follower and thank you for the giveaway chance! Lots of hugs and many blessings this new year for you and yours.
    FABBY

  106. Barb Kamlah
    January 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Chickadees are one of my favorite birds and I love watching them at our feeders….. but saying that I really have a thing for owls lately and have quite a growing collection of them. Some which my husband has had for over 20 years. I adore your chickadee china and would be oh so happy if they could come for a tea party at my house. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your fabulous giveaway. Barkie

  107. January 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    What a beautiful set. I think they would be wonderful roosting on my back patio while we watch the birds. Happy Blogging Anniversary! I love stopping by and looking at your beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway!

  108. January 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I would love to own these chickadee plates. They are so sweet and such a find. So kind of you to give them away.

  109. January 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    My favorite bird at my feeder or at anytime is the chickadee. When I used to live in Maryland, I had one little chickadee that would come eat walnuts out of my hand. It was such a joy to have him sit in my hand and to this day, I still remember the feel of his little feet in my palm ~ a very treasured memory.

  110. Dixie Gregory
    January 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I would love the chickadees to come home to roost with me in my garden.

  111. Dixie Gregory
    January 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Several different birds fly in to sample the delights in my garden. My favorites are the red-headed woodpecker and humming birds. The woodpecker is not particular liked by the other birds, but he is beautiful. In the Spring I delight watching the humming birds flit among my antique roses.

  112. January 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    what a cOzY wonderful inviting spot to nestle up in – so well done – when can I come over!!? come on by & visit anytime!

    http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/northern-cottage-party-time-tuesday2.html

  113. JoyceG
    January 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I so envy your access to Home Goods – we don’t have them out here on the left coast! I was in MA in the fall and brought home one piece of that beautiful chickadee china, and wish I could’ve filled my whole suitcase! Here in WA, I love to watch the hummingbirds that stay all year ’round, but my favorite these days is the Flickers that hang from the suet cage, balancing by curling their long, pretty tails under the cage and hanging on for dear life!

  114. January 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    OMG! This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. I would love this set to come home with me to my front porch that, even now, is alive with little chickadees. I would love to toast their loveliness with their likeness.

  115. January 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I am an old, in two ways, follower. As mentioned earlier Chickadees are a beautiful sight at my feeders. I live in a bird sanctuary so I love seeing them all. I especially love the Bluebird pairs, with the male protecting his mate while she takes a dip in the birdbath. Oh, I would love to serve up tea with this generous gift. Thank you and congrats on the two year mark.
    Blessings,

  116. January 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I’d love to win this beautiful set!! This would be such fun to enjoy my tea in the morning or any time. I am a follower already & my favorite birds to watch are the gold finches. Congratulations on your two year anniversary!!

  117. Carol in Bama
    January 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This is a beautiful set of dishes! I have not seen them at Homegoods but maybe they will be at ours later on. Would love to win them though!

  118. Carol in Bama
    January 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    It is so hard to pick a favorite but the chickadees are so cute! We also have quite a few owls in our area and even though they don’t come to our feeders they are beautiful creatures.

  119. Terry Bieg
    January 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Oh little chickadees ~ I would love you to come home and roost with me! I love chickadees… I just found your website and am in awe! I have a summer home on a lake and your website makes me feel like I am there. Of course, there are bird feeders and, as a St. Louis native, I am excited when a Cardinal feasts. I also love hummingbirds. You have a new admirer!

  120. January 12, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    How darling your chickadees are! I’m sure that they would love to come and brighten up my house. What a great find.

  121. Jennifer LeBlanc
    January 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Hello,
    I would love to have the chickadee set “come home to roost with me”. My four rescue dogs (Hallie, Hannah, Jackson and Lindsay) and I love to sit on the porch and watch the birds…particularly cardinals. I enjoy preparing afternoon tea for my husband and I. It would look lovely on these beautiful serving pieces and reflect our woodland setting.
    Cheers,
    Jennifer

  122. January 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I am new to your blog and a new blogger myself in 2011. Your giveaway is so lovely and very generous. Here’s to you and many more years of happy blogging!

    Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful new year,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  123. Erika
    January 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    So very cute. Really love the set. It would look cute on a table in my livingroom.

  124. January 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Throwing my hat into the ring! I think your chickadee set is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thank you for a chance to win such a lovely giveaway.

  125. Peggy Crawford
    January 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I love your dishes and would love for them to come roost at my house! My favorite bird where I live is the dove. They come in pairs, sometimes up to 40, in the morning to eat seed I put out for them. Delightful!

  126. January 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Love love love the tablescape. I want to cuddle up with a good book and cup of Earl Grey right there. That said, PICK ME! Those little Chickadees would be right at home here in my Oregon home. We have one of those little berry trees (that’s the scientific name) and the chickadees love it!

  127. January 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Oh and my favorite bird? The finch. We have so many varieties and they just swarm in the trees around our deck. I especially like the American Goldfinch with it’s bright yellow feathers.

  128. January 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    These chickadees would love to hang out on my hutch. Send em my way.

  129. January 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my Owl Mantel. Glad to have found you!
    Love your little chickadees – they would love ma-va-less in my house. I could brew tea for my little chickadees! If course I am following along.
    Kelly

  130. January 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love hummingbirds – we were thrilled when they started fluttering around our patio!
    Kelly

  131. Linda DeFazio
    January 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I do love birds! Any of the sweeties in the feeders make my haart sing! Chickadees are so adorable. I could sit and sip tea and watch the birds feeding and fluttering around. Blessings, Linda

  132. January 14, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This is an awesome post. The colors in that tea pot gave you the perfect inspiration. I think it would have followed me home too.
    Thanks so much for bringing your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  133. January 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I would love the Chickadees to fly to my home. Such a pretty set, I saw these at HG and managed to control myself!

  134. January 15, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Back to say I have been a follower for sometime now.

  135. January 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

    My favorite bird to see at my feeder is a humming bird. But, sometimes with my red hair I have to duck for cover – if the feeder is low they buzz me! They can be scary.

  136. Jan
    January 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I am so excited to have found you through French Country Cottage!! The Chickadees tea set is lovely. How I would love to have this set in my home!! While I was at Hobby Lobby in December shopping for Christmas decorations, the spring collection was already out. Two Blue Jays caught my eye!! Perfect for my spring decorating. I have such a love for a bird’s beauty and grace. I sit on my back porch a LOT. While we don’t have many trees, which is another subject, I do get to see many birds. Their communication between each other is hilarious and mystifying at the same time. Naming a favorite bird at my feeder is difficult. I would love to see a Painted Bunting at my feeder. Thank you for the lovely pictures.

  137. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    January 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Mary, I’m visiting from Seasonal Sunday this time! I have an abundance of chickadees at my feeders this week, and just hung some Tweet Treats for them ;o) Have a great week!

  138. Terry in Milwaukee
    January 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I live in Milwaukee, and all summer long we love watching the finches at our feeders – but in the winter, I always look for cardinals. I just love their bright red feathers. We also have an owl that I can hear outside my bedroom at night – and once I saw him perched high up in the arborvitae. Now I keep an eye on my little dog when I let her out before bedtime!!
    Terry

  139. Peggy Norris
    January 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Good Morning, Mary – Came upon your website via another blog tiw morning – what delightful happenstance! Your chickadee set is exquisite and being a collector of all things fowl, my pulse quickened at the sight of so much beauty in one table. Please add me to your followers – looking forward to receiving more joyful photos. All the best in this, the beginning of your third year – kudos aplenty! Peggy

  140. January 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Oh Mary, how beautiful. It goes without saying that I would LOVE for these sweet Chickadees to come home and roost at my home! My grandmother always fed the chickadees, and so when the great grandchildren came along, her name became “Grammie Chickadee”. There is much scentiment in chickadee decor at our home. ;0) Happy Blogaversary!!

  141. January 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I am a long time follower of your beautiful blog!

  142. January 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    The bird that I would love to see at my feeder is a red cardinal. This is because I have never seen one in real life! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful giveaway!

  143. Kathy
    January 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    First time visitor I have come over from The Tablescaper. I love your blog, great photos. You have a wonderful flair for display and I see you are a china junkie also. The giveaway is wonderful such a sweet bird design, Yes I would love them they would go nicely with lots of my china. I tried to follow but I am not having any luck, I will try back. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

  144. Gail
    January 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Favorite birds at my feeder are fearless chickadees and the loud singing Carolina wrens. Chickadees are the first to return to a feeder after something scares all birds away; they let birds know it is afe to return to feeder.
    Please enter me into your great china giveaway. Thanks

  145. January 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    At home I love the Oregon Junkos that return to the central valley each fall. When we are hiking in the Sierras I love the Mountain Chicadees who’s call sounds like “Hi Vicki” I so enjoy hearing them calling my name. I do believe these Chicadees are calling to come to my home, “Hi Vicki”

    I

  146. January 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I love the mountain blues that come to dine at my feeders. And though it’s very rare, I also love when I look out the window and see 6-9 ravens scattered about the yard, carrying on the most delightful conversations.
    This post is just so sweet. Love this bird and twig set. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spirit with us.

  147. January 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Oooh so sweet and I agree those would have followed me home too! I’m one of your newest friends! I can see the ‘chickadees’ singing happily at my lake!!

  148. January 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    New friend here! I love the hummingbirds that visit us in spring and summer!! Their antics are so funny!!

  149. January 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    My heart would sing were these precious chickadees to come to roost in my home and grace my tea table. I am envisioning pouring dandelion root tea and sipping slowly for long, meditative moments as the morning unfolds across the horizon. Thank you for sharing a lovely post and opportunity to win. Blessings.

  150. Emily Cowan
    January 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I love the chickadee plates. I would love them to next st my house!!!

  151. Brenda
    January 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Almost forgot to mention the bird I’d most like to see. I love them all but, hummingbirds are my fav. They remind me of my grandmother. I was 5 yrs old and sitting by the window when I heard a “humming” noise…through the screen. I never forgot that moment.

  152. January 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    What a lovely way to celebrate 2 years of blogging! I love the Chickadees and would dearly welcome them home to roost in my cozy kitchen! I love the colors and think that such an elegant setting would make for a very fine cup of tea!

  153. January 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    My husband put our bird feeders right outside the kitchen window and my daughter keeps them filled! I love to watch them all, but lately the antics of two crazy blue jays have given me lots of good laughs. They seem bent on tormenting the fat grey squirrels that feast on the leavings on the ground under the feeders! It’s quite a show!

  154. January 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Enamored is a great word describing the chickadee dishes! What a darling set ….not sure how you can part with them. You have the most creative mind and someday I would love to meet you. Your tablescapes bring me such a happy feeling that all is right with the world. They inspire me to notice everything beautiful and be grateful for sights, sounds, tastes, smells and touch.

  155. January 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Been a follower for a long time and it has been a pleasant journey.

  156. Revonda J Krueger
    January 17, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I have just located your site. Your tablescapes are gorgeous and inspiring. I am fortunate to live in northern Ohio, home of the chickadee. I love when one of these friendly little birds flits around me as I fill the birdfeeders. I would love to win this beautiful Chickadee set.

  157. Lynne Carter
    January 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I was able to find 7 of these wonderful chickadee bowls, and I would love for the teapot and other dishes to come roost at my house. Such inviting photos. I would like to roost on the deck in the photos!!

    Lynne Carter

  158. January 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Wow! I would die if I win the set!!! But, I know, living out of the US might not a good idea. However, I keep my fingers X. For hundred times.

    Happy TTT…

    Greetings from STockholm,
    /chie

  159. January 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    BTW, I signed me up…

  160. January 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Oppps… I don’t know the names of the birds that use to lay nest on our roof. How I wish, I could show you the sallad plates and cups I got on my bday from Australia, I guess you can name the birdies.

    I planned to post them on early Spring. Hope I am counted in your giveaways in a way §:-)

    TY a mill.
    /chie

  161. January 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Yes, please!!! I’ve been haunting my Homegoods trying to find this to no avail.

  162. January 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

    These are soooo cute! I love these little birds and they would be a perfect addition to my bird plate collection. I would love for them to come home with me :) Thanks for this giveaway!!

  163. January 18, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I have a little bird feeder on my balcony but I have yet to see any birds perched on it, however, I know that they are using it because the food disappears. I would love to see a hummingbird stand still long enough at my feeder to take a pic! That would be amazing!

  164. Sharon Connor
    January 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I just linked to your blog from Completely Coastal; what a lucky happenstance! Love your design aesthetic and would love to have the chickadees roost at my home on the Monterey Bay. Love the hummingbirds that we see nearly year-round here.

  165. January 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  166. January 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    oh I would love to have a spot of tea and a bite on those lovely dishes….chickadees……….ah. I am thrilled to see any bird at my feeders love cardinals and finches.

  167. Carla
    January 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    So pretty! Love reading your blog was sipping hot tea/totally relaxing! Take care! Carla

  168. January 19, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I’m not sure if this giveaway is opened to international readers. Anyway, here is mine! I like hummingbirds. I’ve been inspired to dress up our dining tables (mostly only when we entertain) by you!

  169. Rachel
    January 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I love those little chickadees and would welcome them into my home. My favorite bird to see at the bird feeder/bath is a Bluebird. The color is so vibrant and beautiful.

  170. Ali Kennedy
    January 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I always say there are no accidents…..I am new to blogging and came across your blog while looking for Chickadee Dishes…these beautiful little birds hold a special place in my heart… A few years ago while taking care of my dear Aunt who had cancer. I started calling her my little chickadee, it always brought a warm smile to her face at such a difficult time. She fought hard and was a trooper though her journey and was called home to the loving arms of our Lord. When I came home my husband and I decided to set up feeding stations for the wild birds we had coming into our property. We enjoyed watching the Cardinals, Titmouse and Finches coming to feed, then one day while I was photographing these beautiful birds….a beautiful little chickadee came to feed! It was my sign from above and my Tia saying Hello and she was ok. My heart sang….these beautiul little guys frequent my feeders still and I always say hello to my little chickadee…. I would love for this teapot set to come and roost at my home, I would have a cup of tea and honor my Tia….my little chickadee.
    Your photos are lovely and I enjoyed reading your blog very much. I love all of the birds but so enjoy Chickadees, Cardinals and Hummingbirds.
    Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.
    Blessings,
    Ali

  171. January 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Forgot to tell you I LOVE seeing HUMMINGBIRDS at our feeders. We get them every year! XO, Pinky

  172. January 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    These little chickadees are beautiful. I would love to have them come home and roost at my place!! So glad i found you sweet blog! I am following
    via pinterest (didn’t find a Google Friends )

    I am having a fun little giveaway at my place to to celebrate 800 followers- would love you to come over

  173. January 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I have a spot cleared for these chickadees to roost – I’ve set out a little feed to lure them my way….

  174. January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I have to say that Cardinals would be my favorite in the wintertime. I live in Michigan and and stark grey days are surely brightened by a spot of red. Two days ago I was at the gym looking out from the 3rd story and there, in the middle of downtown Detroit with nothing but light grey buildings and leafless trees, perched a Cardinal. If it had been any other bird I might never have noticed him. I longed for my camera…

  175. Christina Schaefer
    January 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I just found your blog today from a different post and signed up to follow (through Word Press, couldn’t find google friends) because of your great write-up about about I book I have read, Winter World. It was nice to see it featured. Then I came across your post about the chickadees and I actually neglected to read about the giveaway. What I did was get in my car and go tearing off to the local Home Goods to try to buy a set, but they didn’t have any in stock. Then I came home and looked online, to no avail. I returned to your page to drool some more and discovered your giveaway. I would be happy to buy a set, let alone win one. Either way, thanks for brightening my day!

  176. January 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    i would LOVE these to roost at my home. my daughters nickname is chickadee :)
    greetings from prince edward island canada. found you via 2805
    happy 2012!!
    ~laura

  177. January 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I am a follower and would absolutely adore these chickadees to roost at my home. I have a perfect place to give them a home.

  178. January 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I love to see cardinals feed at my bird feeder. Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

  179. January 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    A very happy blogiversary to you! Congrats!

  180. Suzi Lapere
    January 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I love chickadees but being a So. Florida girl have never actually seen one. So instead I paint them on things because of their cuteness & chubbiness. Mine rendering always feel a little ” off”… Not as beautifully round and even as the ones on these dishes that I would love to have living here at my waterfront Semi-tropical home!
    Suzi

  181. Suzi Lapere
    January 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    My favorite bird comes twice a year on it’s way south and again back north. It is insanely yellow/orange with black wings & tail. Perhaps a Warbler. It is never alone, there are always a pair…his & hers. They “vacation” a few weeks each year to munch on the purple fruit of our Beauty Berry Bush.

  182. January 23, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Those lovely dishes can come home and roost on my table. Then we will have birds inside and out. With the recent snowfall the birds are mobbing the feeders!

  183. January 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Hi Mary…

    Ooooh…what a sweet giveaway, my friend! I would love to have that set of chickadee dishware come home to roost with me! They really are beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a nice gift giveaway for us!

    I have been a very delighted follower of your blog for some time now! I’m so glad that you share all of your talents and creativity with us…you always inspire, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

  184. January 24, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Hello Mary…

    Just leaving a second note to say that I would love to see a few Cardinals feeding at our place…but I have yet to see any in our neck of the woods! We do have a family of Bluejays that visit us often though!

    Warmest wishes and thank you again for hosting this sweet giveaway!
    Chari

  185. January 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Hoping the adorable Chickadees will hurry home to roost at my table!!
    I’m ready and waiting!..watching the snow falling..
    hurry home little snowbirds!!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

  186. January 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    #2
    I love watching the colorful Goldfinches flitting around my feeder! their joyous song is so delightful..
    but Then,.. I love most all birds!!
    hugs,,
    Loui♥

  187. January 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Oh. I would so love them to come home to roost with me in my new sun room:)

  188. January 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    My favorite to watch is the amazing little hummingbirds!!

  189. Susie Atlee
    January 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Just found your site from Between Naps on the Porch…love it! You have the most beautiful photographs, and your site gives me the warm & fuzzies! I live in Central Oregon, and we have Chickadees galore – they especially love the sunflowers I grow in the late summer. Of course, that teapot needs to come to my house so I can have Chickadees indoors and out!

  190. Ramel
    January 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    These are so charming…and the emsemble is beautiful..

  191. Susie Atlee
    January 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I can’t really say I have a favorite bird I love seeing at my feeders. My eyes are always drawn to the colorful finches, but I also enjoy the acrobatics of the Flickers trying to get the last morsel of the suet block. Guess, if I had to choose, it would be hummingbirds…they are colorful, bright and also very acrobatic!

  192. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    January 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I am very fortunate to be a follower of your most beautiful blog. As I stated before, if there was a Hall of Fame of blogs, yours would definitely be in it! Your photography and subjects are so beautiful and serene.

    I love seeing cardinals coming to the bird feeder. They are so beautiful, both male and female. My son and daughter in law chose a pair of cardinals for the topper of their wedding cake as they mate for life. So they have a very special meaning for me. Thank you for offering the giveaway and congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to many more years of enjoying your blog.

  193. Debbie
    January 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    These are so cheery on a bleak winter day! My favorite bird to perch on a feeder is the hummingbird. We have one we at our lake house we call Chaser because he doesn’t let any others near the feeder. He doesn’t ever eat himself, because he is always so busy chasing others away!

  194. Phyllis Farr
    January 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Woud love for those precious things to roost temporarily in my nest — and then they would go to my niece. You see, my dear parents (this niece’s late grandparents) gave her the nickname, Chickadee. Wouldn’t it be lovely for her to have these little chickadees to remind her of them?

  195. January 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I would love to have these here in Florida! Thanks! ♥

  196. January 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    We actually have chickadees here in Florida now at our feeders every day! I love seeing a bluebird on the feeders! ♥

  197. Wesley
    January 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hi – I am new to your blog and love it! These are so adorable – I live in South Florida and have never seen a Chickadee here. I grew up in Virginia and my Mother’s feeders always had many Chickadees – I think they are so cute and their little sounds. I really miss seeing Robins coming to mark the beginning of Spring. We have just recenlty been seeing many more Blue Jays and a few Cardinals which I just love because they remind me so much of VA!! : )

  198. Carol Kerwin
    January 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hi, I just joined your blog……absolutely love the gray and the chicadees. We just moved to NC and I found you on pinterest.

  199. Karen Cook
    January 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Love the bird dishes as well as your tablescapes.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Karen

  200. Karen Cook
    January 31, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Am a follower of your blog and tablescapes—my all time favorite is still Halloween!
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Karen

  201. judy reed
    January 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    love all the bird items. wonderful

  202. February 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Two years and every one of your posts is exceptional. Every time I set a table I think of you and wonder WWMD. One of these days I might even get there with that extra little touch that makes it special.

  203. September 17, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I’m in the dog house for breaking my wifes large chickadee plate and neither of us can find a replacement. I feel so bad!! would really love to have this set come to a table at our house so i could put the plate back on the stand that I knocked it off of. She loved that plate more than anything.

  204. Jacqueline Mitchell
    November 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I would like to win this set of dishes for my 76 year old mother. Bless her heart, she just lost her husband of 52 years and we are having to move her closer to us so we can take care of her. She has been real nervous about moving, but the other day we were in a store and she saw these dishes and she fell in love with them, but she didnt want to spend the money to buy them because she didnt know what kind of expenses she would have with moving and it would be something she wanted, not needed, so she did not purchase them and I did not have the money to get them for her. She just keeps talking about them, saying how pretty they would look in her new dining room and then we called the store that had them and they are all sold out. This was one thing that made her excited about moving. I so wish I could surprise her with these dishes, so that she would be excited about moving to her new house again. She needs a little positivity in which otherwise has been a very trying year for her.

  205. Heather Thomson
    January 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I fell upon your site while trying to search for dishes with a chickadee pattern; oh how precious your photos and words are! About 15 years ago I fell in the love with hummingbirds and then grew to love chickadees because my Dad was so devoted to “little birds,” feeding and watching them. Even in his later years when he was ill, he would watch them from his bedroom window, with cup of tea in hand. While the red cardinal is also a favourite, I keep returning to the chickadee and love how hearty they are, going about their busy days in such a cheerful way! Tha’s how my Dad was; always busy with one of his carpentry projects and always cheerful; he used to tell me “you’ve got to have fun along the way or it’s not worth it!” Thank you for your blog – I look forward to reviewing more and enjoying your photos and postings.

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