Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~~~ A Beautiful Spring Evening!~~~

Welcome! Last Sat. night we had our dinner group here. I set the table with a Spring, birds, nests, eggs and organic theme. It was a fun table to do! I wish I had gone with my first instinct and used a white tablecloth but this worked too. It actually matched one of the stripes in the placemat. So, here is the setting: green tablecloth, plaid placemat, white charger, green dinner plate, and the salad plates EACH have a different herb pictured. I will show you all of them down further! Then a sweet twig nest topped with a bird. The 2 napkins are gathered together with a fork and spoon napkin ring. They came from Pier One several years ago.
 Green water goblets and clear crystal wine glasses.
 Dark brown bamboo flatware.

 Just a small stack of plates for this dinner.
 The centerpiece is this piece that is a pot with a wire cloche and filled with several plants, a nest, eggs and a bird.
 On each side is this. I found these sweet wire cloches at a great store for only $2.99!!!! I  pushed them into a nest which is in a clear glass bowl, resting on a white plate.
 They each have a sweet bird on top!

 I also added white and green candlesticks with sage candles. Ivy candle rings cascade down the candlestick.

 Here is a close up of the different herb plates. Dill....



Each place had a small green votive candle.

 I used 2 sets of S and P. This one is watering cans...
 and the famous target white birds!

The menu was: Seared scallops over wilted spinach with a balsamic reduction and bacon, baked sweet potatoes, Stewed tomatoes, a great loaf of La Brea bread, and strawberry pie for dessert!!!!! It was all delicious! I wish you ALL could have been there with us. Thanks so much for coming by. Please leave a comment so I know you were here!!! XO, Pinky I am joining Susan at BNOTP, for Tablescape Thursday at:


  1. Looks wonderful, Pinky!! And the menu sounds wonderful also!!! You set beautiful tables!!

  2. Pinky, Your friends must be thrilled to have dinner at your home!
    You set a lovely organic table. I think the tablecloth works wonderfully. Oh the things I could do with those herb plates.
    I hope to see you soon. I just found your voice mail from last week. Give me a call on Friday if you get a chance.
    Xo Yvonne

  3. It turned out great Pinky! I'm sure everybody was impressed with it! The birds are so cute! Those are cute plates too!

  4. Hello Pinky! I love the idea of the the twigs, birds and nest. It's not often used but it turned out as a nice table theme.

  5. I love those salad plates Pinky! The bird accents in the center are perfection.
    A beautiful table!

  6. Love the table, Pinky, very earthy and organic. The salad plates are so pretty! I am sure your guests were thrilled you fussed for them!

  7. What a darling table. I love the centerpiece very much. your stack of dishes is perfect. Great table.

  8. oh I love everything about your table. the herb plates are just darling!!!!

  9. You are right, this table is so organic, and green is good!

    I adore the herb plates! But I especially adore the wire cloches with the birds on top. $2.99?! Are you kidding me?! That is cheaper than Goodwill. What a great find!

  10. Pinky what a delightful table. I love the green and the naturals and the little bird cages are fabulous.

    The dishes came from Bloomingdales, and you might be able to buy them online. They are Tribeca and are by I Godinger & Co.

    Good luck, Jacqueline
    ps. I am going to try and bake something in them tomorrow and will post about it. I can't wait to use them for company. Sounds like your dinner was just fabulous.

  11. A very pretty spring table! I love colors and your herb plates are beautiful! Bet you all had a great time:@)

  12. What a gorgeous table setting! I love the silverware and the wire cloches!

    Thanks for stopping over to my blog and commenting! How sweet that you like the cage. Many people have commented about the cage and when I told my husband he said, see I do know something about decorating, lol!

    As much as I wasn't thrilled about getting a bird, I am happy the cage is pretty!


  13. So cute! I love all the little birdies!

  14. Not only the cutest table, but a fabulous menu as well! Wow! I love, love, love your centerpiece design. Ties in very nicely with the little birds and nests on each plate. The napkin rings are adorable. Love all the little details you added to make this a magical tablescape.

  15. Beautiful table, love all the green/white/brown. Cute addition with the birds/nests, Pinky.

  16. Pinky,
    Very nice, my dear! I adore the green tablecloth!!! Good choice! Your tablescape is perfect for this time of year! Adorable twig nest at each place setting!!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Beautiful! Love those cute napkin holders! Such a wonderful table, Pinky!

  18. Pinky what a perfectly beautiful tablescape. Birds and nests and cages are one of my favorite combinations for tablescapes and vignettes. I am just crazy for them. I know your guests loved this table, too. Thank you so much for joining Wild About Mother Nature#2 Party. I appreciate your support and kind comments.

    Blessings, Barb


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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