It’s official. I’ve gone batty! If you’re thinking the same thing, go ahead, say it. No, you really don’t have to confirm it in your comment. If you read my previous post, you know that I’m stuck on the letter “b”. It started with birds, books, blooms, and blues in my previous post, and it has continued into my tablescape today with birds, blues, and browns.
The dessert plates on this table are “Bird Toile, Elizabeth Trostli for Andrea by Sadek”. I ordered eight of these on an on-line sale several years ago. There are four different bird patterns on these plates, but for this table, I somehow ended up pulling out two that are the same, so the fourth pattern isn’t shown.
About ten years after we were married (when I was beginning to get a little tired of our two sets of china we had selected for wedding gifts), I selected this china and asked that it be birthday and Christmas gifts for me until I had enough to use. The back reads, “Hand Painted, France”.
I used my white metal charger over a brown metal charger. When I decided to mix browns with blues on this table, I really wasn’t thinking about the word “brown” also being a “b” word, so I’ve ended up with another tongue twisting post – Batty Blogger Blogs about Blues, Browns, Birds, Blooms and Being Batty!)
I used my Mother’s silverware.
I liked the contrast of these formal, shiny napkins with the twig napkin rings, which make me think of bird’s nests.
Speaking of our wedding selections, these Lenox Moonspun stems were one of those selections.
This is when I confirmed that I’d gone batty. After setting the table and taking pictures, I got to thinking that I had recently posted another tablescape with a mosaic of these plates I was using for bread and butter. So, I went in search of the mosaic to use on this post. Well, duh, Laurie – a few short months ago, you posted almost this exact same scape!
How embarrassing! I used these plates for the salads on a table several months ago. Under them, I used the same dinner plates and the white metal chargers I’m using today, and I see the same brown tablecloth showing under those place settings! You may have thought this was a re-post of a recent tablescape, but I have to tell you that it isn’t. No. I re-set an almost identical table and didn’t even realize it!
I probably used my fat little blue bird salt and pepper shakers in that previous scape too.
Before I could put blooms in the urn, this bird made a nest in it. I purchased this pretty bird from Lynne’s Gifts from the Heart, and since I really like it (and since she’s green, which doesn’t start with a “b”), I’ll let her nest on my table.
Thank you for coming by to see my table (which, I promise, is NOT a repost of a previous table, although it may appear to be!) laurie