Nesting on the Porch: Mikasa Song Bird
It’s nesting season on the porch
with temperatures creeping to the 60s
and Spring around the corner!
Song Bird by Mikasa Gourmet Basics
sets the mood for nest feathering
and spring dining at the table or porch!
A bird perched on floral twig,
graces the stoneware. . .
And floral stems are blooming
on the flatware and set the
mood for spring flowers!
I feathered my nest twig by twig with
some bird houses and pillows. . .
A pair of bird finials flew home to roost
with me recently, enticed by bird seed
that’s readily available :)
We spend 9 months out of the year on the porch~
a comfy spot to bird watch and
enjoy coffee in the morning.
A found nest with faux eggs
fills a Song Bird bowl,
perched on top of a stack of books.
A cloche protects another found nest
with blown quail eggs.
Napkins and flatware are nesting
in a bird wine bottle caddy.
Nesting on the Porch Details:
*Dinnerware/ Song Bird by Mikasa Gourmet Basics
*Flatware/ International Home Floral Frost
Placemat, Napkins, Bird Finials / World Market
Tray & Nesting Pillow / Pottery Barn
Bird Wine Bottle Caddy/ HomeGoods, used here
*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.
Hope it’s nesting season
where you are soon!
Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:
Love the china and love the blue and brown theme. You’ve inspired me this morning – thanks so much! I think I’ll go find some of that china and buy a piece or two to set out for Spring! I’m ready for it!
Lovely-I love the urn and the color of the pillow that matches the color of the urn.
I am inspired to get that dinnerwear . I just love it! My birthday is comming up and I will drop a hint or two!😊 have a great day!
J’ai adoré, très belle page.
J’ai l’impression que cette année on va un peu abandonner le rose en décoration au profit du gris bleuté, bleu poudré, bleu fané toujours dans les tons doux.
Je te souhaite une belle et douce journée
So sweet….Love your potting shed porch!
Can you tell me where you purchased both the stripe and solid blue pillow please.
The pillows came from Target several years ago :)
Oh my…you are so gifted! I love this setting! Of course, birds are one of my favorite things!! Thanks for sharing!
I love stoneware. I guess because it mimics hand thrown/built. Add the bird and I’m in love. Beautiful post. I’m nesting under the afghans with the kitties … the coldest weather of winter today!
I bet you enjoy your peaceful mornings with coffee and watching the birds. The stoneware is very sweet, I’m sure the birds love nesting at your place!
Did your hubby make the loveseat and table?? since he made your cute shed I thought made that ? :)
Have a sunny day!
Hi Paula, The loveseat and table along with our chairs by the lake came from Uwharrie Chair Company, made in NC: http://www.uwharriechair.com/
I wish I was a little birdie and could fly in there and join you at your pretty porch setting, Mary. I love the rustic look of the dishes and the soft colors and only you could enhance their beauty. xo
Love, love, love the color combinations! Where do you have room to store all of your beautiful dishes?
The birds are singing beautiful songs and along with the sunshine and warmer temps gives me a spring in my step!
Wish I could identify the birds that are singing by sound. That won’t happen as many birds have numerous songs.
Pretty Mikasa pattern and delightful vignette. Have a fun day.
The poor birds here are crying ( icicles instead of tears ) it’s freezing – they ( and I ) desperately want Spring to come )
Your porch is just gorgeous – love love love those plates!!!
Love the dishes and as always I am amazed by how you have just the right things to create a cohesive theme. What a collection of accessories you must have!
Oh goodness, Mary – another beautiful setting! You did such a wonderful job of showcasing the dishes.
Well, first of all the porch setting is stunning!…I have always loved that wonderful settee in which you always style it so beautifully…and then the setting is incredibly enhanced with the gorgeous dishes!…I have been searching for more “bird themed” dinnerware and now I have found them!…So they are on my “shopping list”…Thanks for always giving us such a “happy moment” in our day!!
what a perfectly lovely nest you have created for your very own nesting on the porch~I love your trays full of goodies and surprises, your photos are always like hide and seek books to me, if you look hard enough you will be rewarded with so many treats! I love your wine bottle candelabra and your little bird finial watching over everything, and the Nest pillow of course…what a great spot to dream of soon to be summer days~
You did say…spring…didn’t you???? franki
LOOOVE these dishes, Mary! The bird theme is beautiful! Your porch is SO inviting, however you style it. Wish I could be there with you. We got more snow last night so I took my bird shots from INSIDE this morning, they are on Facebook right now if you want to come see. Question: where did you get the LONG tray that is underneath the table??? That is awesome!!! Have a beautiful, WARM week. Hopefully we are “flying south” soon. Actually by car but the destination is the same:):)
So pretty!!! Love all the cute details, the sweet birds and nests! Happy new week!! xo Holly
You create such a beautiful scene. I love all of it!
The clay bird sitting in the basket on the floor (with napkins and flatware in it) looks similar to some I used to have,,,they came from Guatemala and I found them in Miami. I’ve tried to find them again but no one seems to remember them – not even in the store where I originally bought them!
I am loving this setting!! Love the dinnerware, love the pillows, love the colors, love the use of plaid, paisley and stripes – love everything about it!! Photos are fabulous – will have to pin it so I can look at it over and over again and will probably see another detail each time!!
It’s all making me itchy for Spring, love your wonderful Bluebird shots!
I am so ready for spring. Love the birdhouse and I always love fleu-de-lis. Your porch looks all prepared for the nice spring weather.
How wonderful that you are able to get out and enjoy a bit of sunshine and warmth already!!! We woke up to those nasty record-breaking -6 temps this morning, and it was quite the shock to our systems! We’ll be well below average all week long. SO ready for Spring to get its hips here!!!
I love the Songbird collection! VERY pretty!!! I am pretty sure I will be tarred and feathered like a bird if I bring one more dish in this house, though, so I am not even going to go to the web site. The temptation will be far too great!!! :-)
Beautiful porch arrangement, Mary! Enjoy!!!
What a lovely setting you’ve created on your porch! I’m always amazed at how you find linens to match the tableware so perfectly! Love the rustic Songbird pattern!
Great colors. It really does give me hope that spring will come.
– Alma, The Tablescaper
What a wonderful spot you’ve created to enjoy life!
Gorgeous Pictures!!!!! I would love for you to share on my Chic By You Link Party @ http://chicbytab.blogspot.ca/2014/03/chic-by-you-wednesday-link-party-2.html. Hope to see you there!
I always love your porch posts Mary, it looks like such a relaxing and welcoming spot:@)
Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous. I could just snuggle up there and watch the birds all day. Fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
I just love love birds! On my porch listening to their morning song as I enjoy my oatmeal. You have so many wonderful bird books and this and thats…how cute is that bird wine stopper!
another darling presentation, you sure do birds well! and twins again on those feathered features here and there. love the attention to detail, always makes me smile. also enjoy seeing the porch again, i remember when you didn’t have your patio and table, the porch always felt like my second home~
Lovely pairing of linens with those dishes, Mary. I bet your porch is a wonderful spot, such a great view! Hope to see you next Wed. at the 6 th Annual St. Pat’s Blog Crawl! :)
Mary, I love all of your layers. I know your background was in marketing/display, but you do it so well. Love the nod to nests.
Dropping by from Susan’s!
Love how you tied in the “nest” pillow with birds, nests and bird books! Ahh I’m jealous that you can get outside like that! I have to put on knee high boots and snow pants just to feed the birds! LOL…. chirp chirp chirp!
I definitely have to do some “re-nesting” on my front porch. It is an embarrassment compared to this lovely spot! You have such a beautiful touch with everything. Your Mac and Cheese looked fabulous too!
So beautiful, Mary. I’ve been thinking about getting out to back porch for some springifying. Your post is inspiring me!
Mary, is the basket that you show here the Beachcomber Seagrass Tray from Pottery Barn? I’ve been stalking this and wondering just how sturdy it is. Can you tell me whether you like it or not?
Hi Pattie, It is, I got on super sale :) They shipped me two, the first one, the handles wouldn’t stand up. I love the size but it does have some give and flex to it.
Oh wow so much to see! Love the jar with the jar and the bird house is so sweet! So fortunate to have this sweet spot!
Such a fantastic hang out. I could sit out there for hours. I’m sure you really enjoy it.
Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com
Very pretty porch. I especially like the way you decorated your bench/seat. Kathy
Great job on your porch, beautiful pillows and the color combination is wonderful.
Birds, birds every where, but where is the boat! LOL A patio that represents all of ours dreams.
Stopping by again- I remember this post- cute!!
I wouldn’t mind nesting on your porch. A great collection!
Thanks for linking up to the challenge at Let’s Dish. You were way ahead of time, lol!
My goodness so many things to enjoy and put together so beautifully!
Perfect post to link up for the challenge from Cuisine Kathleen. Wish I could look through all your bird books.
Mary, the beauty lakeside never ends! I could linger on this porch, tray in hand, and enjoy every detail again and again. The linens and dishes are perfect together. You are a master shopper!
Hi Mary, I love it when you set up your porch for us to visit! This would be a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine surrounded by the birds and the bird “things” like the wine bottle candelabra and the those pretty dishes, and read your bird books. Your blue bird shot is gorgeous. I barely captured my pair in a fuzzy picture but I’ll keep trying. Linda
Beautiful…love everything on the table. Lovely trays, wonderful dishes.
The Mikasa Songbird sets the perfect tone for lovely times spent on the porch. So much to love here. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay
So spring-y…love it, Mary. The plates are lovely.
Have a great week.
Love the porch. The bench and table are perfect for coffee on a Spring morning. The plates are pretty and the flatware is perfect with the flower stems on the handles. Lovely!