January seems to have flown by. . .
Can you believe there’s only a week left in the month?
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon,
I’m happy to be part of a Valentine Tablescape Blog Hop!
You’ll find romantic as well as whimsical-themed table inspiration
for Valentine’s Day from 20 table stylists at the bottom of this post.
After 13 years of blogging, it’s a challenge to come up with an original theme
or tablescape inspiration for Valentine’s Day!
Previous Valentine-themed tables over the years include a
With Valentine’s Day traditionally a holiday for lovebirds,
I’m sharing some bird love and the joy of winter birding!
Welcome to the Love Birds’ Bed and Breakfast, aka The Potting Shed. . .
Or more accurately, Love Birds’ Beds (plural) and Breakfast.
Regular readers are familiar with my love of birds as
feeding and watching the birds is a favorite winter pastime.
Birds have flocked to the Potting Shed to find beds,
aka, birdhouses, as well as breakfast.
Heart-shaped bowls hold a seed mix blend of sunflower, millet, cracked corn and milo.
Bird finials and perches on birdhouses are adorned
with cupid’s arrow and heart ribbon. . .
Adding curb appeal and a welcome mat for Valentine’s Day!
Winter Fauna salad plates are layered on red and green tartan plaid plates,
and Woodland Berry Chargers.
Twig flatware and tree slice chargers add a woodland note . . .
Birds are perched on napkin rings. . .
Marrying a pair of napkins. . .
embroidered pinecones with plaid.
A heart-shaped bird feeder hangs over the window,
filled with black oil sunflower seed.
Black oil sunflower seed is high in fat, essential for birds in the cold winter months.
It’s also a preferred seed that attracts a wide variety of birds
in your back yard with its easy-to-crack shell.
The design of the feeder attracts our common birdfeeder visitors
that are clingers when feeding, like nuthatches,
chickadees, house finches and titmice.
A perch in the middle on both sides allows birds to perch,
to access the seed in the middle,
as well as provide access for larger birds to feed.
It also attracts our most common “bird” at our feeders. . .
Mr. Squirrel looks like he has had more than his fair share of high fat sunflower seed. :)
Winter Fauna Salad Plates, Plaid Dinner Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Woodland Berry Chargers / Williams-Sonoma, used HERE
Bird Napkin Rings and Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Twig Flatware / Pier 1
Ceramic birdhouses, plates / Rae Dunn Artisan Collection & M Studios, used HERE
Red heart table runner, heart dishes, goblets / HomeGoods
Bird finials / World Market, several years ago
Bird Christmas ornaments and birdhouses / collected over the years
Red heart birdfeeder / Amazon
While not traditional, I hope my Love Birds’ Bed and Breakfast
inspires you to surround yourself with things you love
on Valentine’s Day and every day.
♥ ♥ ♥
For more traditional Valentine’s Day table inspiration, find
14 Tablescapes and Centerpieces to love, HERE.
Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this Valentine Tablescape Blog Hop!
Find more Valentine table inspiration from my blogging friends at the links below:
♥ Panoply – Valentine Tablescape for ‘Just You and Me’
♥ Home is Where the Boat Is – Love Birds’ Bed & Breakfast
♥ My Hubbard Home – Vintage Inspired Rose and Gold Valentine’s Table
♥ Life and Linda – Sealed With a Kiss Tablescape
♥ The Bookish Dilettante – Paris Is Always a Good Idea
♥ Everyday Living – Colors of Love
♥ thecatswhiskerz – A Frosty Galentine’s Day Tablescape
♥ Pandora’s Box – A Galentine’s Table
♥ Living With Thanksgiving – Let Me Call You Sweetheart
♥ The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Glamorous Winter Snowman for Valentine’s Day
♥ Karins Kottage – Pink and Red Valentine’s Table for Kids
♥ The Painted Apron – Hearts and Flowers
♥ My Thrift Store Addiction – Cupid’s Valentine Dessert Buffet
♥ Celebrate and Decorate – A Romantic Valentine’s Tablescape for Two
♥ Belle Bleu Interiors – A Day for Love
♥ Dinner at Eight – Valentine’s Day – A Table Set for Tea
♥ Red Cottage Chronicles – Fire and Ice Valentine’s Tablescape
♥ Hyacinths for the Soul – Where You Go, My Heart Follows
♥ Thrifting Wonderland – Start With Flowers Tablescape
♥ Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Sweet Valentine Tablescape
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