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Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Bird Inspired Table Setting to Celebrate September




When I give way to whimsy in decorating it tends to be mostly at the table. A little linen table square with a bird motif is my inspiration here. I found it at a flea market for under six dollars. Not my usual color scheme, but I have a friend who loves this combination, and it will make a cute gift.





A snippet of linen like this really enhances the look of a tablescape, and has me gathering things up to coordinate with it.





That's always going to include bits from my white and cream china collections of course! The green trim vintage English plates are the perfect thing here mixed with Wedgwood Queensware teacups. 










Vintage monogram napkins add still more to a layered look.





The lace tablecloth underneath is not an heirloom, or even vintage. It was made especially for me by my talented daughter-in-law just a few years ago. You can't even imagine how many different ways this is special to me.





A plain English teapot by Johnson Brothers, which is still in production, and a Royal Albert creamer and sugar bowl round things out to make a pretty picture!


























I thought I was finished collecting majolica until I came across this fantastic bird pitcher a few weeks ago. It takes my breath away, and seems just made for this table setting. I love it when things just seem to fall together!









A bird themed table always makes me feel so cottagey!







And here we are coming up against another weekend already!

 Maybe it's a big one for you.

Hope it's fun!

Jacqueline 










22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Perfectly lovely, Jacqueline - you have created a lovely tablescape!

Love birdies, too, always my fav go-to for whimsey. Well done, my friend.

Hugs. ♥

Merlesworld said...

Very pretty.
Merle.........

Salmagundi said...

Consider that lace tablecloth to be a future heirloom --- worthy to be past down through the generations! Sally

Bernideen said...

I love it - I love it! What a darling topper and posting. I am only sorry I didn't get to visit your booth in New Mexico before I left Colorado!!! Maybe someday!

Dianne said...

So sweet. I love anything with birds and you are right, the pitcher is magnificent! The lace tablecloth is certainly beautiful, but what a treasure for you b/c of who made it. Dianne

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful! I especially love the pitcher with the birds. No big plans for our weekend but the weather is going to be fabulous and hopefully we'll get out and about and enjoy it! Have a great one yourself.

SimplySingleSenior said...

That is a stunning table setting. That bird pitcher is a treasure! Beautiful work!

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm a sucker for birds and blue, so you can invite me to that very lovely table any day of the week! Marvelous find for only $6!

Pinehurst Farm said...

So pretty! I LOVE the pitcher! I have a few majolica pieces, but that one is wonderful!
Blessings

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh I love the majolica pitcher with the moma bird and her babies in the nest.
That is something I don't have a piece of
I'll put that on my list haha

Sarah said...

Tweet, tweet! So sweet is this table, Jacqueline. Perfect way to start September.

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
Such a sweet tablescape as summer winds down, dear friend!
Love all your table coverings and monogram napkins combined together!
Great finds are often the hardest to part with.
Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Thank you for your sweet visit and kind comment on my shaker post!

Junkchiccottage said...

This is really sweet Jacqueline. Love the embroidered birds. Your tablescape is so pretty.
Kris

The Charm of Home said...

That bird tablecloth is adorable! I love anything nature inspired. Can you believe it is September? Loving the cooler weather! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Found I'd packed away quite a few pillowcases and forgotten about them. Now my challenge is to figure out how to dress them up a little. Have any suggestions? They're white and plain.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the bird motif. I love doing birds and nests into a theme on occasion. Love, love that simple white teapot. What a gift of love in that beautiful tablecloth. I can imagine you would treasure it.

Lin Richmond said...

Oh my I adore those little birds and the colors are so my favorite. A beautiful table setting!

Summer said...

Love your cute little things ♥

summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

Roosterhead Designs said...

You've stole my heart again Jacqueline!
Love this post! your talented DIL did an amazing job
on that tablecloth! Wowee it's a work of art~
'Bird' theme is something I love too : ) and your
embroidered cloth is delightful. So sweet in the mix
with your other beautiful treasures~
Thanks for sharing,
Karen O

Ein Dekoherzal in den Bergen said...

JEDEN STÜCK eine SCHÖNHEIT,,,,



wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
bis bald die BIRGIT

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous and heartwarming! The perfect way to celebrate September...or any occasion, for that matter! :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jacqueline, what a perfect setting! Please put the kettle on immediately, I'll be right over with homemade clotted cream and scones!

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