Birds of a Feather



I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. 


Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~






My inspiration this week came from a new bird dinner plate, bowl and oversized mug I found at Home Goods a couple of weeks ago.





I have a weakness for anything bird related. . .





This oversized mug would be great for soup or a your Venti size coffee :-)





Only one plate was available when I was there, but I didn’t let that stop me :-)















 And a new nest I acquired after the previous occupants were finished with it. . .





 They left it for me as a token of their appreciation, since they no longer needed it~





I gingerly watered their nest site~a pot on my porch~  trying to balance the amount of water~enough to prevent the plants from dying so they continued to provide  a camouflaging shelter, but not so much that I would drown these baby birds.


It was a tedious, nerve-racking task for a couple of weeks. . .





I’m happy to report they survived and developed a fondness for porches. . .





Their parting message was. . .





“For more tablescape fun, be sure to visit the Porch~”




Tray ~ Target

Bird Plate, Bowl & Mug ~ Home Goods

Bird Napkin Rings ~ Home Goods

Napkin ~ Stein Mart

Nest ~ Carolina Wren :-)

  24 comments for “Birds of a Feather

  1. August 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I share your weakness, the bird dishes are just too wonderful.

  2. August 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Love the dishes…but the baby birds are adorable, too!

  3. August 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Oh, Mary, what a fabulous shot of the baby birds! Your porch is such a wonderful spot, and I love all your bird-related things–so pretty!

  4. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Your pics and post has a true “one at home with nature” feel to it, very nice!

  5. August 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    What a lovely setting. Not a thing I wouldn’t want on my back veranda! Such sweet baby birds – thanks for sharing.

    Some news: We’re staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we are giving away custom backsplash! Hope you’ll join us.


  6. August 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Love this post!!! Your birdies are delightful. I’m so glad they survived. I love the one plate. Sometimes good things come in 1. Lovely, i enjoyed my visit today.

  7. August 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Can’t we always use “just one more” dish! I love your bird theme as well. and what charming little baby birdies.

  8. August 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Love all of your birdies and the embroidery on the gloves is amazing!

    – The Tablescaper

  9. August 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    What a charming birdie post! Your cup and plate are so pretty and sweet and cheery! What fun to look over!

  10. August 26, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Love your bird tablescapes!!! And the baby birds are just so cute! Really good pictures!!

  11. August 26, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Oh….I forgot to tell you that I checked out that Cupcake book when I was at Border’s the other day! I’m thinking about getting it as there are tons of great ideas in there…but I’m not very experienced at baking…unfortunately! Yours turned out so nice!!! Thank you for sharing your books with us!!

  12. August 26, 2010 at 12:30 am

    All of a sudden, I’ve found myself buying ‘bird’ dishes for the last several years. I can’t resist them. Yours are wonderful…and the photos of those baby birds…oh my! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. August 26, 2010 at 12:56 am

    gosh i have not been shopping in weeks, i would have adored those plates too, your little setting is so sweet… i love your napkin rings too. and the baby birds… simply perfection… AGAIN!

    you spoil us~

  14. August 26, 2010 at 3:36 am

    What adorable embossed china! I especially love the oversized mug! Your bird theme is delightful and perfect for tea on the porch!

  15. Pondside
    August 26, 2010 at 6:32 am

    We’ve had the same sort of flower-pot rental agreement with a mother bird – and you’re so right about gingerly watering and caring for plant and nest.
    Lovely mug and plate.

  16. August 26, 2010 at 8:13 am


    The baby birds are saying so much with their singing & talking, how great to have them on your porch. Also, I think I have to get myself over to Home Goods for a refreshing new dish or two. Love that bird plate & mug.

    Love, A

  17. August 26, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Love those dishes. Your porch looks like a warm welcoming place.

  18. August 26, 2010 at 9:32 am

    What a beautiful tablescape vignette! Just gorgeous!

  19. August 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

    What a beautiful place to be on a beautiful day…I love your “spot” on the proch. It makes me want to come on over and have a cup of tea or coffee and chat with you a while…love the birds!

  20. August 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I love all your birdies especially the tiny breathing ones! So cute! I loved the spot you picked to have tea! Wonderful..thank you for sharing!

  21. August 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Oh how I wish we had a Home Goods. Loved your entire post. Lori L

  22. Sue
    August 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    This is beautiful. I love the china, the birdhouses and everything you put with it. I have a rustic chair (much like your bench) on my porch. It is green now but I’ve been thinking of painting it white…your post convinced me. I loved my visit.

  23. August 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Those baby birds are adorable…love the bird plates.

  24. August 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Wonderful! Love the bird theme, very well done!


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