Welcome to the 337th Tablescape Thursday!
I began putting this table together a couple of weeks ago but couldn’t quite get it ready in time for last week’s Tablescape Thursday. It was freezing at the time and I was craving warm and cozy.
What a difference a week makes! Yesterday as I worked to finish the table, the birds were chirping so loudly outside you would have thought spring had arrived. I hadn’t been out so I checked the thermometer and couldn’t believe my eyes, it was 75° out! Looks like fine weather for a little mystery on the porch!
This cozy, mystery table setting, would probably look more at home in my dining room with its red walls, but I couldn’t resist playing outside on this rare warm day. A pheasant throw from the living room made a nice backdrop for this setting.
It’s a “whodunnit” and we have six suspects!
Rumor has it the crime was committed with a large candlestick.
Ummm…(strokes chin) looks pretty heavy, doesn’t it? Let’s check out the suspects now.
Mr. Bear claims he has a good alibi. He was supposedly out shopping for a new hat and sweater.
When questioned, Mr. Owl who was still dressed in his best bow tie, said he had been busy dancing the night away at the annual barn dance with…
…Ms. Fox who is thought to be a very clever fox, indeed!
Mr. Blue Jay was of course busy doing what he does best, raiding all the bird feeders in town.
Mr. Boar states he was busy sipping champagne and entertaining friends on his yacht.
While Mrs. Quail was having her plume styled in the latest fashion.
There may be a few clues hidden in plain sight here on the table.
Our mystery mice have managed to sneak by the watch cat who stayed out a little too late at Mr. Boar’s yacht party.
Oh, and they appear to have found a clue that just may be the “key” to solving the crime. 😉
So, who do you think did it–who stole the rare collection of 18th century poetry from the library, along with the candle lantern for some late-night reading?
Dapper Animal Plates are available at West Elm here: Whimsical Dapper Animal Plates
If you would like to see the rest of the dapper dressed animals from this collection, check out this table setting from last summer: Dapper Dressed Animals Gather For a Whimsical Table Setting
Tablecloth: Pheasant throw, have had many years
Chargers: Pier 1, 3-4 years ago
Raspberry ColorWave Dinner Plates: Noritake
Salad Plates: Available here: Dapper Dressed Animal Plates
Stemware: Dollar Store, 3-4 years ago
Twig Flatware: Available here: Twig Flatware
Paisley Napkins: HomeGoods (I think) a few years ago
Velvet Edged Napkins: Pier 1, 2-3 years ago
Pine Cone Napkin Rings: Pier 1, several years ago (Make your own with this tutorial: Pine Cone Napkin Rings)
Votive Lantern: Colonial Candle, 4-5 years ago
Sleeping Kitty: Found antiquing years ago
Magnifying Glass: World Market, 1-2 years ago
Cheese Mice: A gift from my friend, Marie
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings for this Tablescape Thursday!
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