Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Flowers ~N~ Flutters

Well, unfortunately, I wasn't as lucky as some of you whose posts magically re-appeared after blogger went all let's try this again!

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come.......
Song of Solomon 2:12 (ASV)

This past Sunday, Mr. Dishaholic & I had our families over to celebrate Mother's Day & my birthday (which was the following day).  So of course, my top priority (other than the food) was the tablescape!

Since we would be honoring our moms, I wanted a sweet, femine tablescape.

My idea for the table began when I was at Michael's a few weeks back & spotted these adorable little BIRDS, who were just begging for me to take them home & play with them!

And then it didn't take long to BLOSSOM into this:

I wanted to keep it light, & airy, so I chose a mix of soft pastel colors & crystal pieces.

Beginning with a neutral tablecloth, I added pale pink napkins & light lime green napkins as placemats, alternating between the two colors. 
(I simply folded the top & bottom edges under to achieve the rectangular shape I was going for.)

Here's a closer look:

In keeping with the color scheme, I selected my Pearl Innocence china (my wedding china) to add a bit of formality.

 The cream scroll/dot pattern adds a little interest, while still keeping it neutral.
 I layered the opposite color napkin in between the dinner & salad plates to add some definition & a bit more color to each place setting.

Crystal goblets (which were handed down to me from my grandma) serve as a pedestal upon which the birds can perch.


Typically I seat our dads at the ends of the table, but since it was Mother's Day, I decided our moms needed to be seated in this place of honor.
Their place setting was adorned with these fantastic pink birds (my favorite).

I just love their long, feathery tails!

Other place settings received either this sweet, lime green bird......

.......or this glittery pink bird.

{This one looks a little snooty, don't you think?}

I used glittery butterfly clips as place card holders {the clip on the back provided the perfect backing so that they could stand on their own!}

 Each place setting also included a silver rimmed goblet (which coordinates with the silver rims of the china) and my antiqued silver flatware.

Just above the plates rests a coordinating teaspoon.

For the centerpiece, I re-used my manzanita "tree" from my Easter tablescape, exchanging the eggs & postcards for daisies, butterflies, birds, & hummingbirds (anything that "flutters").


 The base was filled with faux cream hydrangeas, with just a touch of pale pink.

A couple of butterflies landed on the hydrangeas to add a little sparkle.

On either side of the "tree," a crystal bowl was filled with fresh spider mums and pale pink & green roses.


 As if you haven't already seen enough photos, here's a few more:

The menu for the day consisted of the following:
Garden Salad
Creamy, Crunchy Chicken (recipe to come soon)
Glazed Carrots (made by my MIL)
Italian Green Beans (also made my my MIL)
Potato Hashbrown Casserole (made my by mom)
Baked Squash (also made by my mom)
Hot Rolls
Sweet Iced Tea

Buttermilk Poundcake w/Powdered Sugar Glaze (recipe to come soon)
Strawberry Cupakes w/Cream Cheese Frosting
Vanilla Ice Cream

Dinner & Salad Plates - Pearl Innocence by Lenox/Dillards
Pink/Green Napkins - Tuesday Morning
Flatware - Pottery Barn
Silver Rimmed Goblets - Dillards
Crystal Goblets - passed down from my Mama
Birds - Michaels
Butterfly "Place Card Holders" - Pier 1
(To see more tablescapes that include the above items, click on the item name.)

Originally, I had included my Dessert Buffet Table in this post as well, but since this is my 2nd time to do it (due to the blogger issues), I decided to divide it into two check back next week for the "Flowers ~N~ Flutters Dessert Table."

Thanks for stopping by & check out these great blogs that I'm linking to:
BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Hoo's Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound


  1. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the Lenox Pearl Innocence China. Love the Pink, White, and Green. The cabbage leaf plates and footed cake stand are also beautiful. Everything is just superb together.

  2. Lovely table. Love all of the beautiful little birdie friends.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to your contribution to "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2".

    - The Tablescaper

  3. You definitely created a beautiful table. Those little inspiration birds are darling, and I think your wedding china with the crystal accent pieces gives this a most elegant feel. I'm certain your mother and MIL felt very special! ~ Sarah

  4. Oh my goodness, your table is stunning!!! I love your glass wear with the birds on top, so sweet and unique. The china is gorgoeus Miss Dishaholic! Love the centerpieces, just lovely! Those butterflies card holders are just so lovely, it makes it so happy and cheerie...your elements are so beautiful, you have made a perfect table, hope you had a nice birthday and Mother's Day too. I'm also here, at: SS too.

  5. Shae, first time I am visiting your blog - love this tablescape. So perfect for Mom's Day, spring. Your china is beautiful and I love the butterfly placecard holders. I also have a couple of those pretty birds from Michael's that I use around the holidays. I may need to bring them out for some playtime, too! xo,

  6. Really, really pretty. I love pink and green anyway, no matter what you do with it, but it just made a beautiful table here.

  7. What a beautiful table. The Lenox Pearl Innocence china is so elegant. It is my sisters favorite pattern, although she does not own it. Pink, Green, and White is one of my favorite color combinations. It's perfect for Spring. Your table with the lovely linens, china, silver, and crystal is superb and tied together perfectly with the flowers, birds,and butterfly place card holders.

  8. Your table is so soft and feminine just the right setting for those special mom's. Loveliness all around.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  9. What a stunning and feminine table. I'll bet everyone was just in awe of what you did! Just lovely.

  10. Your table is beautiful. Love the glasses with the birds.

  11. Exquisite. Your centerpieces are fabulous and your dishes are gorgeous. I love the birds on the stems, so pretty and so creative. Truly gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. This is a wonderful table and your photographs are great. I love how the raised pearls on the china just glows in several of the photos. Dianne

  13. This is really stunning. I always love pink and green together and the birds add such a wonderful touch of whimsy. I love how you displayed them (enough that I might copy that idea)and how fun they make the table. The centerpiece is perfect...this is one of my favs this week!

  14. Shae, This table is beautiful and I am in love with the birds and the centerpiece. Thanks for linkin up.

  15. Oh I so LOVE your manzanita tree centerpiece sprouting daisies, birds & butterflies! Your inverted glasses wih the birds perched on them is so clever & such a fun touch!

  16. What a fun table! I love the birds, absolutely adorable! And with all the whimsy, a very sophisticated table, too. What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's day. I love your pinks and greens.

  17. Gorgeous! Absolutely lovely table- love the colors and birds and love your centerpiece!~Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

  18. Shae,
    Your table is stunning! I love your centerpiece and the little birds on each goblet. This is a perfect spring table. Your china and flatware are very pretty too. I like the colors you picked out to accent it too, so very light and airy. Thank you for linking this up!