Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Birds

The winter birds have gone back again
Here the sprightly chickadee, gone now is the willow wren
In passing greet each other as if old, old friends
And to the voiceless trees it is their own they will lend.

Winter Birds-Ray LaMontagne

     The dishes were an October purchase at HomeGoods. They are Global Design Connections by Kate Williams. They will be our everyday dishes for the winter.

     My focal point (and favorite piece) for this table is the beautiful red and white blown glass vase. It was a gift from my daughter for my birthday. It is so heavy and I love how the glass is blown with a few "polka-dots" in places. I used another vase inside of it to hold the flowers. I just wasn't ready to actually put water in it!

     I just bought the flatware at a Bass Pro Shop last weekend. I opted to buy four place settings with the pinecones and four with the deer and mix them for a unique fall/winter look.

     I think this pair of candle holders would be called hurricanes. They are in two pieces, the candlestick and the larger piece. My husband found them last week when he stopped at an estate sale. He paid $5 for the pair and they are beautiful. I have no idea what company or pattern they are-anyone know?

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Please stop in and say hello.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, that is the flatware I want and I can't decide between the pine cones and deer. May have to do both like you did. See we like the same things. Gorgeous table. I love your chickadee dishes.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty! I like the idea of mixing the flatware. Nice deal on the hurricane candle holders - very pretty.

Leslie's Garden said...

Lovely post, I especially loved the poem. I'm a winter bird watcher...we can't wait to put the tree out in the yard and decorate it for the birds!

Blondie's Journal said...

Sue, this is just beautiful. I adore that vase and your new dishes and flatware. I had no idea Bass Pro Shop sells that sort of stuff and I have been in and out of the one in Indiana a million times! Love the hurricanes, too...hubby has good taste!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such pretty winter bird dishes. I love your pretty Christmas table. Thanks for your visit.

Barbara F. said...

What a gorgeous table. I can't decide what I like the most - the dishes or the flatware. xo

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I love your dishes and flatware....beautiful tablescape!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

dee dee said...

I just love your new dishes and flatware! Both are perfect for the season! Your table is beautiful!
Dee Dee

Hines-Sight said...

That is lovely. I love the silverware. So unique.

Marigene said...

What a lovely table...the chickadee plates are so is the pine cone flatware, it sure would look great in an upcoming table I will be doing!
Have a great week, Sue.

Bella Vista said...

Sue, your table is just pretty! I have the pinecone flatware and want the deer set. They are so beautiful, aren't they?

Great table!

Barb ♥

Linda said...

Your table is just beautiful!! I don't know where to start...I love everything!! Those bird dishes are wonderful...and the pinecone flatware...everything is delightful!!

xinex said...

Love your chicadees, Sue. In fact I found a cream and sugar servers and bought them even if I have nothing to match them. Beautiful table! I like your flatware too....Christine

Marydon said...

Adore the bird china! Where ever did you find it? Your dining decor is so elegant & inviting.

Merry Christmas ~


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue, this is so beautiful! You know I love your birdie china. I'm also in love with your flatware. I need to start shopping Bass Pro shops for my table settings! :) Your candlelight pics are so beautiful! I clicked to view them even larger....gorgeous!

bj said...

O, what a delightful and magical table you have for us today. I just love it all. The flatware is that you chose 2 diff. patterns.
The candlelight photos are really great..

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a sparkly and pretty table Sue!
I am loving that new flatware! I don't get too excited about flatware but I really love yours.
I am not a big fan of winter either but if its going to be cold, we might as well have snow. This snow we got has stuck to the trees longer than any I ever remember making it magical looking.
Hugs to you,

Angie said...

That's quite lovely. The vase is gorgeous and the bird dishes are unique and perfect for the season. I just love Ray LaMontagne, by the way :)

Patrice said...

this is my favorite tablescape ever! I love that china and who new you could get place settings from Bass Pro Shop?!?!?

koralee said...

Such a pretty table..I adore your plates...pure JOY! xoxoxo HUgs

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful, Sue! The flowers are gorgeous. I love the dishes and the vase...all of it.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty and festive! Love chickadees! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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