Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome Back Party for the Birds!

In Better Homes and Gardens magazine, they suggested throwing a party to welcome the birds back.  And I'm so glad they're back!!  The birds started chirping again a couple weeks ago and the grass seemed to turn green overnight.  So this week we set a table celebrating birds, green grass and everything that lets us know that Spring is back.  Two little resin birds look out from under the fern.

These little bird nests add some texture to the table and reinforce our bird theme.

I love that these napkins can do double duty - flowers on one side, stripes on the other.

Mom's Czechoslovakian dishes pair up perfectly with her Baruether Waldsassen bird-themed butter pat plates.  Each little butter plate is different.  Mom has six in all.

My flea market amber-colored water glasses go perfectly with mom's etched wine glasses.

My daughter helped us take some pictures.  She loved the designs on the glasses.  These pictures were taken by her.

Mom has a great collection of Baruether Waldsassen china!  Check them out below:

Train-Inspired Happy Hour
Happy Hour with Chilean Wine
Dinner and Wine with Wildlife
Gone Fishing


  1. This is a great site! I really like your pictures especially the one with the 2 birds...Daniel

  2. What a clever table! Those bird nests are just too wonderful. I'd love something like this for my Mother's Day table. Where on earth did you find them?

  3. What a pretty woodsy table! So inviting and so thoughtful of you to think of the sweet birds.

  4. Truly lovely! Your little birds are adorable and I really like the combination of the butter-pat and bread plates.

  5. Hi, Jenny! The sound of birds chirping IS quite welcome and long overdue! I love the way you are celebrating the return of those little creatures with your pretty tablescape. Your Mom's butter pat plates ARE perfect with the china!!! VERY pretty!!! I really like that bird cage in the background, too. It looks like you have a greenery kissing ball in it? Very cool! Hey...I hope you will visit my blog and enter the Mikasa Giveaway I am hosting through March 30. Just enter your best Spring tablescape (easy for YOU to do!) for a chance to win six 5-pc. place settings of Mikasa's "Daylight" pattern china. It is quite versatile for spring and summer use. Very graceful and understated. Best of all, it's dishwasher safe!!! Woo hoo!!! Please give your Mom my best. My Mom will be celebrating her retirement from the Missouri Senate tomorrow. I've had my hands in water all afternoon making floral arrangements for the tables. Planning to create an on-site floral for the buffet table that will stand about 7-ft. tall. Wish me luck! Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Jenny, beautiful nature inspired table. I love the use of the birds nest to cradle the soup bowls. The china is lovely and I can see why your daughter likes the stemware, very pretty.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. This is truly beautiful! I love those bird plates are wonderful. I love the centerpiece, it resembles a birdhouse.

  8. The textures and colors that you chose are perfect for a tablescape to welcome Spring. Your mom's Bayreuther Waldsassen is gorgeous...and I agree with your daughter...I love the goblets. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  9. The china is so beautiful, and I love the little butter pats - something you don't see much.


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