Daylight, Birds, and Bees

I’m dining outdoors and enjoying the company

of Birds and Bees~

Since I’m enjoying longer days with the arrival

of Daylight Savings time, it seemed only appropriate

that I set the table with Mikasa Daylight~

Energized by the vibrant green leaves and the first tender

growth of spring!

Entertaining the company of Azalea~

Sweet William and his sidekick, Dusty Miller~

Miss Tulip~

Miss Daisy~

And Miss Iris~

Welcoming fields of flowers

sprouting on the napkins & quilt~

Wishing you longer daylight hours

that are flower-filled  :)

Dishes/ Mikasa Daylight~ used previously here & here

Chargers/ World Market

Napkin Rings/HomeGoods

Napkins/Stein Mart

Bee Stems/ Sur La Table

Napoleon Bee flatware/Horchow

Quilt/ Kohl’s~ used  previously here & here

Thank you for your visit!

I’m Dishing & Dining with:

Cuisine Kathleen~ Let’s Dish!~

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

43 responses to “Daylight, Birds, and Bees

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Gorgeous pics Mary! Love your pretty quilt and the cute bee glasses. I really hope to be able to get a good pic of a bee on a flower this summer, I’ve wanted to for years:@)

  2. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Mary…I can sit here at the computer and look at the gorgeous view of the birdhouse and lake all day…my favorite view…

    I just love the way you placed the flowers in individual containers on each plate…I am definitely taking grabbing this idea for my next dinner group…
    Simply stunning…everytime your posts hits my email, I am quick to open it and see what gorgeous table you have in store for us today….!

  3. Beautiful pictures and beautiful flowers! I love how you’ve captured the bluebirds going into their houses!

  4. Once again a beautiful table. Thank you for all that you do that keeps us inspired. ~m

  5. I love the shots looking toward the docks and birdhouse. All gorgeous images, but those are may favorite! Beautiful table, as always, Mary.

  6. Mary, I could “dish and dine” at your gorgeous tables everyday of my life. You never miss a beat with setting a table with gorgeous details. Looks like you are having a glorious spring just as we are. I think I just might linger at this table a bit more before heading out into the reality of life.
    Enjoy your week! ~ Sarah

  7. oh so pretty… again! my favorite shot is the daisies in the cup, such a perfect alignment it makes me smile in the detaills… oh and i suppose i truly love that dang lake of yours, and the birdhouse, and the table and the azaleas… yeah yeah yeah, you know the drill, love all you do all the time!

  8. What a view you have with the birdhouse and lake. I am GREEN with envy:):) Love the napkin rings and that they mimic the leaves on the plates! I have never seen really nice napkin rings at my HG:( Enjoy this glorius weather, it is going up to 89 here today…crazy!!! XO, Pinky

  9. Stunning photos Mary! I am VERY excited as they just announced a Home Goods store opening about 12 miles from my house! I thought of you!

  10. So fresh and pretty! I might have to break down and get the Horchow Bee flatware….I saw the Bee stemware in the Sur La Table catalog and came this close to ordering…I just don’t have any more room for more stuff!!!

  11. Beautiful settings in a beautiful setting! Your table is spring lovely and I adore the dasies in the cup. How fortunate to be able to dine at a beautiful table in such a beautiful setting.

  12. What a gorgeous table! Love all your flowers and birds. How lovely to be able to dine outdoors. We can’t do that just yet. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  13. Beautiful photos as always!!!! I have so missed all my bloggy friends. I’ve been gone, had company (14 days) & dealing with my neighbors house (they are in France) that flooded…. But, today I took a little time for me & as always your post made me smile. You have such a talent. Enjoy those birds, bees, & flowers, although my allergies are horrid I wish I could do the same.

  14. Very pretty, Mary! I LOVE all the flowers and I always love an outdoor table setting! You have a great eye for detail! Very pretty quilt and I love how you worked the napkins together. You have such a pretty view of your lake, it must be heavenly!

    XO,
    Jane

  15. So very pretty!! Lovely dishes and I just adore the pretty quilt that you used for a tablecloth!

    Have a wonderful evening!

  16. That was a breath of Spring for sure! I love all the prettiness that you share, Mary!

  17. Mary, I love this Daylight setting. The flowers are so gorgeous with these dishes. I too am enjoying the extra daylight! Happy Earth Day.. xo marlis

  18. Beautiful — your photos are absolutely spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Undeniably beautiful!!! I almost pulled out my Daylight dishes today, but the wind was just brutal out there!!! Ha! So much for weather guessers’ forecasts!!! Perfect choice for Earth Week!

  20. Mary your table is absolutely gorgeous as usual. I bet your husband feels like a king everyday of the week! And then add your marvelous cooking….again you just need to be teaching classes in all this. Where do I sign up?

  21. Mary, love the table Daisy and her friends dined at! The flowers are beautiful! Love the chargers too! The quilt is a great base.
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!
    Mary, Barb from 2 Birdies and a B said her computer keeps freezing up when she goes to your blog. Marigene told me the same thing last week. I have no idea why. They wanted me to let you know.

  22. Oh Mary, What a gorgeous tablescape.

    You do it SO WELL.

    I love every element- and it was so helpful being shown the flower names and where you found all your lovelies!

  23. Debbie@Mountain Breaths

    Mary, whenever I see a quilt now, I think of how you use them on the table. I think you also used a quilt on the Jeep :-) I have made two of them in my life, and I can appreciate the effort that goes into making quilts. Love the birdhouse and the azaleas!

  24. Everything about your table setting is perfection. I adore the dish pattern, and the flowers are breathtaking.

  25. A lovely table beyond words! Your centerpiece is gorgeous and your quilt is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful tablescape.

  26. Oh, Mary. Your tables always are so inviting. The colors are just wonderful. The flowers are so gorgeous. I still think my Napoleon Bee is my favorite flatware. I just love using it. Wish I could sit at this lovely table of yours.

  27. Just the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day is your lovely place on the lake. I like the use of the guilt as a tablecloth. The Mikasa plates with the green jar as the vase for the flowers is beautiful.
    Pam

  28. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  29. Oh so pretty! Love your talent for putting together a floral arrangement and your photography is fabulous. Have a great weekend.

  30. Oh so beautiful, everything! I am drooling…….Christine

  31. So many beautiful flowers! And the simplicity of the dish design allows the flowers to take center stage. Great photos of the birdhouses. We have one and a lovely sparrow couple moved in. To me, that says spring has arrived. Very pretty post, Mary!

  32. Mary, everything is beautiful Love the quilt and the flowers are simply gorgeous! Add a bird or two … perfect!

  33. Beautiful table with the quilt, the flowers and the dishes. The centerpiece is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  34. This is such a colorful post!! The azalea is gorgeous and I loved the mosaic of the bird houses. It is all so inspirational!

  35. Gorgeous photos – just beautiful! Especially love the blue birds. How lucky you are to have them.
    Cindy

  36. So many shades of simply gorgeous flowers to usher in Spring!Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  37. Mary, Your table is beautiful as always! I can’t believe how many bluebirds you have!! I would love to see that everyday! Every time I see those Mikasa dishes I am impressed by their simple beauty and versatility. I think I will see if they are still available. I have those napkin rings too–I think they have little olives on them, but I purchased them at a local gift shop. Must have been before they made their way to HGs! Do you notice at the lake how much longer the late June and July nights are than those in August? When we used to go to the shore for long vacations we gave up going in August and changed to July so we could be outside longer. I think we lose track of that daylight issue during most of the year. Have a happy day. Linda

  38. Hi Mary…

    Ohhh my…your table is one of the prettiest that I’ve seen in awhile…it just strikes my fancy! I love the “Daylight” pattern by Mikassa. You’re right, they’re perfect for dining al fresco! My favorite thing about your table…that beautiful comfit jar filled with all those glorious spring flowers! The prettiest bouquet that I’ve seen all season, my friend! Ohhh…a beautiful…beautiful table…and the view isn’t too bad either! Hehe!

    I sooo enjoyed this post and I must tell you that your photos are fabulous! Magazine worthy for sure!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari

  39. Hi! I saw your blog from strollthrulife.blogspot.com when I visited this site, this gorgeous table setting caught my attention. It reminds me of the place where I grew up because of those pretty pieces on top of your table. I’m just overwhelmed by all the beautiful things you have and how creative you are in displaying them.

    Happy spring! :)

  40. Wow! the dinner and of course the coffee set is to die for. That is really to die for a plate addict that can’t have her own Mikasa §;-)

    Everything looks perfect. Great job…

    Greetings,
    /CC

  41. Oh how lovely- you put together the most gorgeous spring tablescape!
    WOW! And I love your bluebirds, we don’t get them around here. We’re finch heavy though!!

  42. Gorgeous table and gorgeous setting!

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