Sunday, April 15, 2012

Butterflies Galore

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful parts of nature when they are in flight! They swarm flowers to seek nectar for nutrition and land on damp patches for water according to Wikipedia.
I love seeing all the different species of butterflies in spring. The Monarch is the most recognizable when they migrate over long distances. I was very excited when I saw the butterflies flying from flower to flower especially among the wild flowers.
My table has the theme of butterflies and the special teapot has a yellow butterfly as it's finial.

The green place mats are the background for the different colored butterfly shape place mats in blue, pink and green. This salad plate has blue flowers to compliment the blue butterfly place mat.
The dinner plate is white and repeats the shape of the salad.
A close-up of the embossing on the dinner plate.
Gossamer butterflies in shades of blue, pink, green, and yellow light on porcelain pieces.
A butterfly inspired napkin is folded and tied with a pink bow to display the vivid butterfly fabric.

Flowers to attract the beautiful butterfly!
A close-up of the bright blossom!
Different flowers and butterflies appear on each salad plate.
A close-up of one of the butterflies about to land on the pink flowers.
A teacup and saucer proudly show off the lovely butterfly.
Pink butterflies are everywhere!
Another butterfly that's green is perched on the sugar bowl.
A blue butterfly has been spied on the creamer.
Even the goblet was the stylized green butterfly.
Candles are ready to be lighted, will the butterflies stay and grace the tea time table?
The butterfly theme began with the purchase of Lenox tea set in the Butterfly Meadow! I also added the cup and saucers plus the white dinner plates in the same pattern. I enjoy adding different pieces to my collection.
China: Lenox - Butterfly Meadow
Butterfly Goblets: Franco - Italy
Silverware: Reed & Barton - Majesty
Green Glass Candle Holders: Ralph Lauren
Place Mats: Home Goods
Butterfly Napkins: Jo Ann's


SmilingSally said...

Hi Pam,

Please place a link to Blue Monday on your post and return to link in again to Mr. Linky. You can find the code when you click on the blue bird located in my sidebar.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Pam,
Oh, what a pretty table! I love watching butterflies! They always capture my attention when they flit around my yard. They are so pretty and graceful!
Your china is very pretty and the butterfly theme is perfect for this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing this with us today.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how pretty!

What a lovely spring nature tablescape - love it!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a whimsical and wonderful tea theme. I love the teapot and china. And your gossamer butterflies are beautiful! A lovely table! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Trish said...

My yellow Buddlea bush attracts many butterflies and I love to watch them all playing in my garden!
What a pretty Spring theme you've created!
Lovely plates and a beautiful teapot :-)
Thanks so much for joining Simply Sweet this week.
Have a blessed day..Trish

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love this butterfly inspired tablesetting - I love to see butterflies in my garden - they distract me so! I'll follow them just to watch them.
I hope you have a wonderful week,

Lavender Cottage said...

I wish I could have attended your butterfly tea party in person. The table is stunning and you make me want to rethink about buying that teapot. I have Butterfly Meadow dishes too and adore them.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a beautiful post...I TOO love butterflies and I don't think we could EVER HAVE ENOUGH of them! I have extensive butterfly gardens and enjoy watching them SO MUCH! I love your table setting and that butterfly on the teapot is DARLING!
Thank you for sharing.
I hope you and all your loved ones are safe from all of Mother Natures Fury! I pray every day for all in the paths of "What Might Be"!!! Stay safe!
Have a wonderful week,

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this is just lovely in many ways! I adore butterflies, so whimsy and pretty.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful post. I love butterflies and your dishes are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.


I love your lovely butterfly dishes. I just saw in a store a beautiful butterfly tablecloth. Butterflies are always so beautiful, with the prettiest colors and your table seems like a garden full! Thank you for visiting and for the sweet and kind comments. Hugs.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a lovely table setting! I love your beautiful china and the napkins are so cute!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Pam,

Your butterfly table is gorgeous! The Butterfly Meadow pattern by Lenox is so elegant and I gasped when I saw your goblet! Thank you so much for stopping to visit me.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Pam!
Beautiful post. I love your dishes and that pretty teapot with the butterfly on top. Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

So nice to see you drop by My blog.Thank you for all the sweet comments.I love your idea of putting the different colored butterflies on the teacups.You make a lovely table top.I bought one of My daughters those dishes for her wedding.They are gorgeous.

Zinnia said...

A tea party that makes you happy. very beautiful tea ware. I was particularly fond of the teapot. How sweet with butterflies as a cushion and placed here and there on the table setting. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

Ann said...

Hopping on over from Tea Time Tuesday, with Sandi. Oh, I love butterflies! Adorable setting. I especially like the print on the stemware, but the china is so pretty too!

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Barb said...

Hi Pam,
I'm smiling at your pretty spring's so lovely.
Your china settings are beautiful.
Butterflys are special creatures.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Marlis said...

Love your butterfly table.. the china is gorgeous and the accessories are amazing.. Happy Earth Day.. xo marlis

Aledia said...

LOVE your butterfly table, your china is just so pretty and I love the stemware!

Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful evening!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

kitty said...

What a pretty tablescape and tea party. I love your beautiful china and all your butterfly decor.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am going to fly right over to your butterfly table! The china is lovely, and I've never ever seen butterfly glassware. Gorgeous! Happy Earth Day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just lovely! The gentle colors of the butterflies and your sweet china makes this one of my favorite tables today! Hugs, Linda

Scribbler said...

The gossamer butterflies are beautiful and add just the right touch.

PAT said...

Beautiful butterfly table. Perfect for Earth Day.

Sarah said...

Beautiful setting, perfect for Earth Day. Butterflies are little works of art. It thrills me when I see them in my garden.

Beth said...

Hi Pam, Your tablescape is so pretty! Love your china, love the little butterflies on the table and most of all, your gorgeous teapot!

Robin said...

I love that pattern (Lenox). Where did you ever find butterfly wineglasses? Perfect touch. If you want to add pieces to your butterfly meadow collection try Ross stores (I think they are in TX). I've seen platters, bowls, tablecloths and runners in that pattern there at great prices.

Robin Flies South

Linda said...

Perfect for Spring. Butterflies are so lovely. You have some beautiful dishes. I love the whole look.

allisamazing said...

Oh my goodnes, your table is soo pretty - the butterflies, the gorgeous china - everything. I can't get enough of it :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

Bridget said...

What a beautiful table! your Butterfly inspired setting is just so sweet :)

thank you also for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment.

Bridget xo

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pam, your butterfly table is so pretty!! I love to see the butterflies in my yard. This is perfect for Earth Day coming on Sunday! Linda

Barbara F. said...

So beautiful! Love the butterfly theme, and you have a collection of lovely ones. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Kathleen said...

This is lovely! Love the butterflies!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

PERFECT! What a great butterfly theme. My Mum had the little organza butterflies.... So darn happy, aren't they?

Have a great weekend.


Elaine said...

I get so excited when I spot the first butterfly of the season, so I am really enjoying all the butterflies on your table! Everything is so sweet and frilly and inviting! Just beautiful!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Sweet! I have given a few of these gorgeous Lenox pieces as gifts. The most beautiful china ever! Lovely table!

Tess said...

Sorry I'm making the "rounds" so late! Your table is soooo charming! Love the Butterfly Meadow and all of the charming butterfly motifs you have! Great colors for spring. Thank you for stoppping by my little blog and for you lovely comments!

Diann said...

I have always loved this Lenox patterdn! so pretty. You created such a lovely table! Have a wonderful day!

Victoria Mische said...

I appreciate those detailed photos of your gorgeous tablescape.. Stunning! You wowed me a lot! All of your dishes are fabulous and I love everything you’ve done. The butterflies, the flowers, everything is set to perfection! Awesome!

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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love your table and it is so creative! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sherry said...

It is all so very pretty! Love the butterfly china.

PAT said...

Your tea table is beautiful!