Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breakfast with the Birds

Warning: This post is a poor example for those of you who are seasoned tablescapers, but it give us amateurs hope that with just a few small inexpensive things or things you find around the house, you can set a pretty tablescape anyway.

I recently ran across these pretty dishes at TJMax and had to have them.   222 Fifth Studio is the maker and the birds are what caught my eye.  I have bird figurines at home that would match this, I thought.  Sure enough, they did.  I didn't complete the setting with flatware, but thought I would post a few pictures anyway just to show off the lovely dishes.  Looks like we're ready for breakfast - just the two of us!

My little bird figurines have the same colors as the bird on the table runner.

Isn't that table runner fantastic?

At $16.99, I had to buy this pretty candle bowl.

This table was made in 1874 (it's dated on the bottom) and came from an Estate sale in my community about 20 years ago.  I use it as a center table in my living room.  But it makes a perfect little table for two.

Plates, bowls and cups:  TJMax ~ Plate $4.99 ea, Bowl $3.99 ea and mug $2.99 ea.
Stemmed candle bowl:    TJMax ~ $16.99
Table runner:                  TJMax ~ $11.97
Birds:  Part of my bird collection
Table:  Eastlake circa 1874

Hop on over to these other blogs I'm linking to and enjoy the tablescapes by seasoned pros!
Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday
and Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen


  1. Love it! I have these also, I was a able to score service for 6 in the dinner and salad plates and a two tiered server last spring. I haven't used them yet. I am looking for napkins and square chargers. So glad I found your blog through BNOTP. I haven't been tablescaping since my move out of state. Imagine a garage filled to the top with dishes and accessories! Yikes! Ill be back to visit! LOOVVEEE your table runner!!!!

  2. So pretty! What a wonderful find!

  3. Cute cute dishes.. Love the runner and your birds are perfect with them. The table is magnificent! xo marlis

  4. I remember seeing those sweet bird dishes at TJ Maxx. You have perfect accessories to go with them! Love the aqua blue, makes it all pop! Great job!


  5. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower :)

    I seen those dishes at TJMaxx and just loved them! I really like the table runner as well.
    Very pretty setting, thank you for sharing with us and I hope you have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  6. Love those dishes! So happy to have found your blog from Let's Dish! I have lots of birds also and hope to do a tablescape using them soon. hugs, Linda

  7. Beautiful the runner and dishes together.


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