I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
I’ve always loved birds~ I tend to gravitate towards eggs, nests, and bird images. I found this pattern at Home Goods this spring, Blossom Bird Blue by 222 Fifth.
I only picked up a couple of plates, mugs and bowls, rather than a full service. Just enough for a cheery place setting for two.
This is from A Gardener’s Bouquet of Quotations :
“To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them of course, the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries (so plant more to accommodate you both).” ~Anne Raver
“Use the talents you possess – for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.” ~Henry Van Dyke
“The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no home.” ~Abram Linwood Urban
I absolutely LOVE those dishes! Birds and blue, my two favorites! My neighbors have bluebirds every year, so I have the pleasure of seeing them, too. Thanks for sharing!
mary mary mary… you have turned into my favorite blog… all you do speaks to me, you capture moments in time and then make me tingle~
Oh what pretty dishes — love those beautiful birds and your little eggs look so sweet.
What a beautiful treat! Bluebirds are my favorite and those eggs look so real! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and quotes.
Love the bird dishes. Always look forward to your posts.
Love your bird dishes – the colors in your tablescape and the creativity are fabulous!
because the time difference I come little bit late to visit you.
Your table looks just exquisite. That china decoration has a little oriental touch and I love this turquise color. I adore it. The birds theme is always cute. And this is an amazing bluebird, I have never seen such a bird in nature.
Mary, I don’t normally go to Home Goods much, but you just convinced me I should! those dishes are just beautiful! I love the colors and the simple elegance. Just lovely
I love your birds and your theme! So Spring looking. My MIL would LOVE to have those plates! Be blessed. Cindy
Beautiful dishes, that color is nice and cheery. Love the square bluebird plates, they are so adorable.
What cheery dishes! I love that shade of blue, and you have accessorized the table so beautifully! Your photography is stunning — especially the shot of the mug and the little speckled eggs!
I love birds too, and your setting is just beautiful. I’d like to get a birdhouse/dovecote like yours eventually to try to lure some sweet bluebirds to my yard.
It’s so great to see the photos by the plates. The eggs are so sweet, too. — Jane F.
I’m so envious of you girls with access to a Home Goods store. :-)
But I’m sooooo thankful you all share photos of what you create with your fabulous finds. This table with the garden quotes is perfect. Love the dishes and the sweet eggs. You always make me smile! Your sense of style and creative energy keep me coming back to your “boat”. :-)
What a beautiful table!!!! I just love Choe and Gracie too. Lia
This is so sweet… I just love birds… we don’t see very many bluebirds in our neighborhood, but I know they’re in the fields!
I am sending this post off to a bluebird aficionado! She will love it too! ~Maria
ps Chloe and Gracie are adorable!
Your post is as beautiful as these plates. Everything — the dishes, the quotations, the books — lovely and creative! I enjoyed it so much.
Love how you took the beautiful dishes and the wonderful bird books for the table. We have lots of robins this year. Maybe a sweet blue bird will show up too!
Linda (bushel and a pickle blog)