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