Welcome to the 53rd Tablescape Thursday!
I’m often asked where I get my inspiration for the tablescapes I create each week. Really there is no set answer. Sometimes the inspiration might be a holiday that’s approaching, like the 4th of July or Christmas. Sometimes it’s china I have that I’m just itching to use. And sometimes it’s a treasure I stumble upon that’s just screaming to become a centerpiece.
Recently, while I was out antiquing/thrifting, I came across this really neat birdcage at A Classy Flea. I loved the green color…it reminded me very much of the green I’ve used so much out on the porch. I cleaned it up a bit and removed all the birdie perches, feeding implements and the plastic panels on the lower section.
I filled it full of pretty, white, Colonial Candle candles…
I especially liked the detailing on the top. I thought about putting a ribbon or something decorative on the very top, but ultimately, I decided I liked seeing the metal ring.
As it started to get dark, the candles gave the tablescape a romantic feel…
Two little birdies nestled down inside…
I think they liked their big fluffy nest of wisteria blossoms. 🙂
With my inspiration coming from the birdcage centerpiece, I looked through my china collection and chose pieces I thought would work well.
A friend gave me these darling linen towels…I love using them as napkins. The green glasses I’ve had for too many years to remember where I found them, now. The wine glasses were another Classy Flea find at $2.50 a stem.
A different design on the napkins…
Bowl and salad plate are by Tabletops, designed by Dario Farrucci. The pattern is Ma Maison. They came from Home Goods, spring before last. The bowl is full of fluffy white clouds against a blue sky. 🙂
Instead of using the Ma Maison dinner plates, I decided to mix it up a bit and pulled out my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. (Cabbage plates from HomeGoods and Ross. Flatware is Napoleon Bee from Horchow and Neiman Marcus…click on the pic for a better view of the flatware.)
I’ve had the pitcher for a couple of years…another buy from Home Goods.
It has a topiary design…I can never resist anything with topiaries.
What could be better than dining by candlelight on warm, breezy summer nights?
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!
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