Welcome to the 80th Tablescape Thursday!
It came a rare, warm day in February…
Bluebirds came to dine…
And the late afternoon sun created wonderful shadows.
Its warmth made eyelids heavy…a nap would surely follow.
The beautiful bluebird day inspired a birdie tablescape…
Complete with birdie glasses…
If you’ve been reading BNOTP for a while, you may remember a post I did a while back about a china that I don’t just love…No, this china has me totally and completely obsessed. You can read that post, HERE. It all started when I came across it in a corner china cabinet of an old home on an historic home tour.
The china tells a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild. She lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree. I was hooked before I even heard the story…once I heard the story, I was just plain ruined.
The Rothschild Bird pattern, was first created in 1850 for the Rothschild family of Europe. There are 12 different “motifs” showing different birds in different scenes…all playing with Baroness Rothschild’s necklace up high in the trees. Do you see it hanging there, wound around the branches? Those sneaky little birds.
There are even cute little bugs on the back of each plate.
I wanted to bring out the green in the Rothschild Bird china so I paired it with some green leafy plates.
I decided to mix things up a bit with the flatware…I used both Spode Woodland and Napoleon Bee.
This pattern can also be purchased with a green, blue or brown border in the well known Herend “fish-scale” design. The green border is my most favorite of all the Rothschild Bird patterns, but unfortunately, it costs over $1,300 for a single place setting in the green. A bread plate alone is $230. Yikes. Here are the 12 motifs…the green is so much prettier in person than the pics show.
I’ve enlarged this mosaic for those who have a bit higher resolution on their computer. Many connoisseurs consider Herend Rothschild Bird, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain.
This mosaic shows the 6 salad plates I used in today’s tablescape. So far, I’ve collected the first 8 motifs in salad plates…hope to eventually collect the other 4.
A Little Tip: If there’s a china you just love, but it’s too expensive to buy the whole set, just purchase the salad plates and pair those with a less expensive dinner plate.
A few more views before the sun disappears on this rare warm February day…
I love the shadows on the chair…
I started out with Mr. Bunny in the center of the table…
But changed my mind…
Things look so bare here on the porch without the sheers and leaves on the trees. I normally leave the sheers up during the winter but since they had never been washed, I decided to wash them…they will be going back up soon.
Is there a china that has you completely obsessed?
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!
Chargers: Horchow Online
Bordallo Pinheiro Green Cabbage Leaf Plates: HomeGoods & Ross
Salad Plates: eBay
Birdie Wine Glasses: Old Time Pottery, year ago
Green Beverage Glasses: Pier 1, 3-4 months ago
Stainless Flatware: Napolean Bee from Neiman Marcus, click HERE for Napolean Bee flatware Spode Woodland from CSN…click HERE for Spode Woodland flatware
Napkin Rings: Old Time Pottery
Large Birdhouse: Tuesday Morning, 2 years ago
Bunny: Michaels, 2 years ago
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