Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Have you ever had a grand idea for a blog post, took the pictures in eager anticipation of how the post will look, and then realize the pictures just don't look right and don't use them or your grand idea? Well, that's what happened to me in March. I thought this tablescape looked pretty spiffy while I arranged it. That is until I looked at the blah pictures. Hmmm, something was missing. There wasn't any oomph... I think it needed flowers or greenery. It needed something!

(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

I really liked the tablecloth, placemats and plates. The napkins have a pretty scalloped edge and I've always loved my flatware.


The plates used to hang on the wall in the dining room, but shhhh, don't tell anyone...


Here's another shot of the boring centerpiece. What do you think would have put it over the top?


I've shown the birdhouses before, but they're just too cute for words.

And here's the last one.


I'm always looking for ideas and suggestions, would you like to share your ideas?

Click HERE to visit Susan for the list of the other Tablescape Thursday participants.

Enjoy!
Diane

26 comments:

ButterYum said...

So cute... I need to start a collection of bird houses!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane!
What a sweet tablescape...you know how I can't resist anything with birdhouses! I love those open work/filigree plates...they are beautiful! I love your flatware...I've never seen that style before but I LOVE it! You have fabulous taste, girlfriend...I love your tablescapes!
Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yes, I have done that before. Isn't it amazing how different something looks when you take a picture and think about posting it on your blog? I think this is a lovely tablescape. Those plates from your wall are absolutely stunning, and the tablecloth picks up the colors in the plates. And the white plates with the cutouts are so pretty. Bird houses are always great, and yours are so pretty. I don't think this table needs anything (except maybe me sitting in a chair waiting for you to bring me some food). laurie

The Bloom Girls said...

The bird houses are so cute and I love the flatware, it is lovely! You asked what you could have done to the centerpiece to add that little extra... what about some branches and maybe some moss, a tiny nest or two with some eggs... kind of arranged all around and between the bird houses? The table really is darling!


Karyn

Patty said...

I think it looks great as it is, but maybe a little bit of greenery, not necessarily flowers. The birdhouses are already so colorful. Maybe like moss topiaries or ferns, or even just some branches. I was thinking little birds scattered about would be cute too if you have any. I LOVE you plates by the way!

Joyce said...

Love your plates!
Joyce

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Those plates are beautiful!

Cute tablescape, Diane.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, this is a really cute tablescape! Love the birdhouses and the plates(especially the one with the red flower)I think you did a great job! I know what you mean about the pics though,that happens to me quite often. Kristen

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Since Sophie is the only tablescaper in our house, I asked her and she said a dish full of bones would be the perfect touch. As for myself, I think it is just perfect as is.

Cynthia said...

Cute table. Love the birdhouses! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those plates -- I'm a big bird on the table lover too - It certainly looks wonderful, but since you've asked for comments -- how about a pretty shabby chic tray to contain the pretty pieces that make up your centerpiece. It's fun to keep re-designing for new looks!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

The bird houses look lovely with the plate pattern. Very pretty. Head on over to my blog and if you aren't following yet, please take a look around and if you like what you see, click on the "Follow" button. This way we can inspire each other often!

Chandy said...

Hello! I know what you mean, I constantly feel like I needed to add something else after I took the pictures!

Your is lovely, the plates did finished the look!

Michelle said...

I love the plates and the flatware! ...in reference to inspiration and ideas, I think what you've done is great...maybe a bowl of fruit to carry on with the plate motif? Just a thought. All the TT participants are great sources for inpiration!
Michelle

Justine said...

Uh huh, it's missing something, but damned if I know what! I do love those plates though!

Justine :o )

ann said...

i love everything.i seee nothing i would change.i LOVE-----------those plates and of course the bird houses.the only thing i would change is to put it on my table,haha...ann

Foley said...

Love all your birdhouses! The plates and flatware are great also. It all looks great to me - sometimes adding more takes away from the overall look you are trying to achieve. Looking good!!

Smilingsal said...

I think it's precious!

Linda said...

Oh, how I love birdhouses - and you have a great collection! Really nicely put together! Linda

Michelle said...

Love the plates with the cut-out border, just so pretty. And birdhouses always look so cute in a tablescape!

santamaker said...

Love the garden/birdhouse theme. Those plates are so pretty. Makes me want to have a garden party too!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love the birdhouse you have! So much fun! Susan

Puna said...

I love those plates!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I LOVE your sweet birdhouses! :)
Pretty plates too!

Mary said...

Ooo, love the birdhouses, and your flatware is gorgeous! Maybe add a few flowering branches or an ivy topiary? I actually think it looks great as is. :)

♥Mimi♥ said...

My gosh, those dishes are GORGEOUS! You set a lovely table, yes, you do!

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