Friday, June 17, 2016

Birdscaping. . .

Since I've been experiencing shoulder problems,
I've been reluctant to produce tablescapes On Crooked Creektt.

The truth is. . . it hurts to raise my left arm and shoulder!
Just photo shooting is still quite painful!

As I begin to make continued 'significant' progress,
I thought I'd give tablescaping another try.

"Mr. Ed" and I were truly "living on Tulsa time" for our 47th Anniversary,
as we spent three wonderful days in Tulsa, Oklahoma!

We spent the majority of our time s h o p p i n g!
I thoroughly enjoyed the vast selection of malls and unique shops 
that we lack here On Crooked Creektt!

When I found these adorable wrought iron rusty bird cage votives,
I had to have a pair for On Crooked Creektt's Dining table.

Thanks to "Mr. Ed" for providing the b i r d  s e e d for the votive holders.
Our current temperatures are soaring into triple digits. . .
whew. . .too hot for lighting candles!

My birdscaping tablescape centerpiece began with a creamy ivory 
vintage pottery vase filled with faux Magnolias and greenery 
placed atop a ecru linen ruffled table runner.

I placed a bird cage on either side of the vase of Magnolias.

I began by layering my everyday Food Network scalloped ivory dinner plates,
with these soft blue hued bird plates purchased from Pottery Barn years ago.

World Market had these adorable bird shaped saucers that complement this set. 

I adore the bird perched on the handle of the tea cup!

Not wanting the birdscaping tablescape to be without a"cool touch" of color,
I used an aqua hued linen napkin held with a shabby chic chippy bird napkin ring.

Simplistic in style and care,
I used my everyday Oneida stainless steel flatware.

Everyday clear bubble glass stemware
 mimics the shape of the vintage pottery vase used in the centerpiece.

Needing more color to break the monotony of this monochromatic tablescape,
I used green glass beads trailing along the linen table runner.

On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room has such a cooling effect 
on our home in this much needed beginning Summer heat.

"Mr. Ed" makes several trips each and every day to refill the bird baths
in On Crooked Creekt's Gardens and refills the bird feeders for our birds.

All the while, 
we enjoy the "cool touches" of this birdscaping tablescape
within On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room.

Until next time. . .

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How beautiful dear friend. I adore your white dishes specially the bird plates with the sweet bird napkin holders.
What a sweet centerpiece and I love it for Mr. Ed, I'm sure he loves it too.
Happy Father's Day weekend.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, this is such a pretty tablescape! The bird plates are the perfect touch with all of your accents. Hope you continue to feel better! Have a great weekend!

podso said...

I do like your bird themed table and the little votives are sweet. What a good idea to fill with bird seed during such a hot spell. I hope your shoulder improves quickly!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You always set such a beautiful table. I love the bird plates and the glasses. Wish I was there to sit and visit with you.

Stacey said...

I just love this, Pat! Birds are the sweetest little creatures and decorating with them is just too much fun. Your tablescape is beautiful! The dishes and the centerpiece are perfect together.

Can I ask, are you happy with the Food Network dishes? I've thought of buying those too and worried that they might chip. I'd love to know your opinion.

Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I'm so sorry about your shoulder and pray you get some relief soon. Sorry about your other problems too! You take care of yourself.
Your table looks lovely and your little bird dishes are so sweet. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christine Graves said...

Triple digit temps? Woo that is hot! I won't complain about our 90's ones and 80% humidity then! I'll count myself lucky. I hope your shoulder isn't giving you too much trouble, because your table turned out just beautiful dear lady!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I adore your feathered friends tablescape... so pretty, and the bird details are all adorable! Love the plates! So sorry about your shoulder, hope it is mending quickly! ...thanks for visiting me, and for the kind comment left! :) Hope you'll visit again, soon! ~Rhonda

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

loving your bird cage candle holders. your whole table looks so cute and welcoming.

Creations By Cindy said...

I am so sorry about your shoulder honey but I do love your birdscapping. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sylvia said...

Pat, your table looks lovely. I really like the shot taken from up high which lets us see the overall look. Love the napkin color. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Pat,

Birds are one of life's joys aren't they and incorporating them into your gentle, timeless, Summery and beautiful table setting is perfect.
Beautiful inspiration on this late June day.
Thank you for sharing this with us at TOHOT.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This darling table is one sweet tweet. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful views of your pretty dining room with the hutch! And your table setting gets me right where I live. I just love birdie motifs! I should have bought those plates, but I talked myself out of them at the time. Love those adorable teacups too. We have had that AWFUL heat too. But it feels just lovely now. I sure hope your shoulder is better!

Pinky said...

I absolutely LOVE this tablescape!!! Now, do you have a 'frozen shoulder"????? I had one a few years ago and it is SOOO painful! I hope by now you are getting better!!!