Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Tablescape “For the Birds”

I know we’re all hopping around like bunnies…preparing for Easter or celebrating Passover, making Easter baskets, cooking for family and friends, or maybe you’re packing to leave town…good for you :).  Join me, if you have a minute, for quick birthday luncheon.  I hope you won’t think it’s for the birds!

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It’s informal, so we’ll be eating in the breakfast nook.  I know this is “rabbit season”, but this tureen and these colors were whispering in my ear….

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The tureen and stargazer lily were in cahoots….”We belong together,” they said.  “How can you keep us apart?”

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“Our innermost beings cry out for each other,” they pleaded.  And they were right.  Their hearts seemed like the perfect union.

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They conspired with the folks at Pier One.  “Send her an email about the sale---she’ll see those perfect napkins”.  They brought the Target birds into the conspiracy.  You know the old saying—“Birds of a feather….”

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Soon birds from all over the house were joining in….”We were meant to be….”. 

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The word went out to Target.  “Put the cupcake kits rights up front….she’ll get the hint”.

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You can’t fight mother nature…..some things are meant to be!

Tureen from the Lemon Chiffon collection by Tracy Porter

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Salad bowls—“the other china”—melamine from China and Target

Flatware-First Love by Rogers

Napkins-Pier One (on sale now)! 

Crystal-from the grandmother with the “dish gene” :)

Join our gracious hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  Susan always has something special and a flock of particiapants!  Click on her button on the sidebar…and you’re there!

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Have a joyous Easter!

34 comments:

  1. OMG! Love the tureen! just a lovely table
    xoxo pattie

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  2. What a lovely tablescape. I love the colors and they do so say spring. The tureen and all the dishes are just gorgeous. Beautiful table. Hope you have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Marty

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  3. What a beautiful and colorful tablescape. Have a blessed Easter.

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  4. Not just for the birds - it also fits the rainbow name of your blog!! Very springy and cheerful...

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  5. What a beautiful table you put together my friend...I just loved seeing this...May you have a Blessed Easter...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  6. Beautiful tureen on a beautifully set table.

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  7. Oh Susan it's so pretty! I love Tracy Porter! Everything is just perfect! Hope you got a chance to go down and see those eggs! I bought one! How can I pass up bunnies!! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  8. Gorgeous, I love the pretty colors. I really wish I had more dishes to play around with, I just never know what to buy!

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  9. Lovely tablescape. Love all the birds and the colors. Wonderful!

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  10. What a pretty "Spring" table setting. I have a Pier 1 gift card from Christmas that I need to use, but I am on a mission to clean out instead of add right now.
    Is this weather not absolutely gorgeous!?! :-D

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  11. So VERY pretty and springy too!!:) Just a lovely tablescape. I am going to have to break down and get me some of those famous Target birdies-so cute!

    I love watching birds at my feeders so much.

    Happy Easter!!

    Linda C

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  12. The table is perfect. I love the bird theme. Almost makes me want to have a birthday. Almost.

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  13. Beautiful table and I love the vintage glassware!

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  14. so beautiful, i LOVE your tureen, a knock out!

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  15. Love your colorful table especially the Tracy Porter tureen.

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  16. What a beautiful table you have set! The Cross at the end is GORGEOUS! Happy Easter!

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  17. I just love the colors! Yes, I want some of those wonderful napkins! The soup tureen is so wonderful, and I just love star grazers! The smell divine! Your table is just so pretty! I love the birds!

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  18. The whole setting is wonderful. It's such a lovely, fresh spring-like look (with a touch of the orient might I add). It's a pleasure to look at.
    Have a wonderful Easter. xx

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  19. Your post is so cute, Susan! The table is perfect. The Tracy Porter tureen is so pretty and the whole table is so much fun...Christine

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that tureen.

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  21. What a pretty and colorful table you've set..

    Happy Easter
    Sonny

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  22. Thats a very unique china. I like the creamy colours and the form of the tureen.

    Have a nice Eastertime,
    Johanna

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  23. Very pretty, all that color is surely not for the birds but for our viewing pleasure!
    Great job, Happy Easter!
    Linda

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  24. Love the table setting its gorgeous!
    Thanks for coming by !!
    Happy Easter
    Diane

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  25. Such a pretty table, Susan! The tureen is gorgeous..what colors! I love the lilies.. just beautiful..
    A glorious Easter to you!

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  26. Wow, Susan! This is so pretty. You have used one of my favorite flowers in your tablescape today. I bet the perfume from those lilies added an extra touch of Spring to your already beautiful table.

    I hope that you and your family enjoy the lovely Springtime weather and that you have a beautiful Easter weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  27. These are such beautirul colors! I love how you've put this together -- what a wonderful tureen. Happy Easter!

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  28. Hi Susan,

    I love your beautiful tablescape ~ the flowers and china and everything is perfect for Spring.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. Susan, your tablescape is like a painting. It's soft and fresh and pretty. The lilies really were meant for the tureen!
    XX00

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  30. I'm trying to slip back into Blogland while still in Florida helping with my mom. I'm slowly reading all the back posts. I love your tureen and the way this table came together. It is really pretty. I know what you mean when all those things just "call your name" and have to go home with you.

    I loved seeing all of your bunnies, love the wreath on the front door. That pizza looks delicious and I just had pizza for dinner. You and your daughter did a great job with the bedroom...she must be thrilled!

    Sue

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  31. So very sweet! These are some of my favorite colors. My kitchen was designed around my mom's Hull vases which are a buttery yellow and pinky peach! Isn't it fun to bring so many differnt items together and it look so good?? Hope you are having a grand week.

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  32. That is a table to gladden the heart and make any guest feel welcome. It is really beautiful. A bit like an Impressionists painting. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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