Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bluebird in the Garden

The blue bird is the theme throughout this tablescape. My finding of Johnson Bros. pattern Vintage Charm is the beginning of the idea.
The colors of turquoise and green are shades in the china and set the tone for the accessories. The little bear is wearing a turquoise and green head band to complement the hues in the tablescape.
Our table is set
 with birds, cages and .............
 The table is set to the left side with the tea set, a cage, candles, and candle holders.
A teapot in the Vintage Charm pattern has flowers and a bird cage. 
Here is a close-up of the teapot. 
To complement the style of the china is the bird cage. 
On the right side of the table we view the
other tea set with the teapot
with the creamer and sugar bowl.
This teapot close-up the blue bird is pictured among the flowers and greenery. 
The verde finish of the birdcage shares
the shading of the green bird inside. 
What really excites me is the birdcages on a stand with the a tiny bird perching above. This is the darling salt and pepper shakers in the Vintage Charm pattern. 
In the center of the table is the
garden setting ........ 
Gnomes are planting and watering the plants 
The turquoise wheelbarrow contains a lovely plant ready for a place in the garden.
 A set of two wooden garden seats are carved from stumps for the gnomes to sit and relax.
The sweet little blue bird is perching on the arm of the seat to begin singing his song. 
Surrounding the garden setting are two white ceramic of embossed tree with a bird. 
Now the Johnson Bros. china is presented with the salad plate centered on the layers of plates.
A blue bird perches on green filigree and blue flowers in the close-up. 
To dine on the dinner plate, we will remove the salad. 
A close-up of the precious turquoise flowers and green leaves ring the rim. 
The bamboo place mat is trimmed in turquoise fabric with a mat blue place plate in the center. Turquoise and white lattice flatware accents the blue hues of the napkin and place mat. 
Lovely etched flowers and butterflies on the turquoise crystal top and clear stem has a feel of elegance. 
A mug has a blue bird place on one side and...... 
a birdcage on the other side. 
A place setting is perfect to sit and share a meal with family and friends. 
Please pick a place for the food is ready and waiting to be served!
Enjoy the Garden Setting and the singing Blue Bird! 

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!



Tea in Texas said...

As you know blue is my favorite color and you are my favorite lady. I love the table and I love you and I'm glad I was able to assist you in the creation of this particular table scape.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a sweet table! I LOVE the china with the birdie motif. I've never seen that JB pattern before. Everything is so pretty. The glass ware is lovely too. Thank you for coming to tea.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I just love the colours of your table, the china with the blue birds and the gnome garden.
Very nicely put together, thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

Your table with all the perfect details is amazing! You sure have a great collection of things to use on the table.

Thank you for your sweet comment about my wicker desk. It makes me smile. ;)

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh my - what a sweet, whimsical little teatime you've put together with the most darling china set and the detail shows such thought and creativity! Just too much fun! Love the color scheme. Springtime birds - enjoying them in song today at my house, too.

kitty said...

Oh Pam, you set the prettiest tables! I have never seen that JB vintage dish pattern, but my, oh my, is it ever beautiful. I love the darling birdcage and your garden centerpiece with the gnomes. The etched goblets are fabulous. What fun it would be to sit at your table.

Beth L. said...

Such a FUN tablescape and tea today. I enjoyed seeing all your birds and that teapot is very special.

Winnie said...

Oh how perfect! Love all the birdies and the cages,a nd the pretty tea pot. The robins egg blue colors just pop on your table today!

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
I love your Johnson Brothers china. I have never seen it before and it is just perfect for spring. I enjoy collecting birds and birdhouses too, but your collection is spectacular!
Such attention to detail and perfection! Thank you for visiting me and have a wonderful week! Karen

Denise said...

Beautiful motif! The china is so cute, and I love the birdcage and little bird. I have a similar cage, and love the idea.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I love your table. It is just amazing. I enlarged the pictures to get a closer look. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha


Your dishes from JB's are stunning, and I love them! I love your entire table, with so much beautiful eye Candy! I also love your blue and White shandy with cute bling hanging!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your table is lovely. I am in love with that pretty china. And I just painted some old plate chargers in the same shade of blue.


Schotzy said...

I just love this set.... You were so fortunate to find so many pieces...I will just have to keep looking.. I really love the tea pot.... such a happy pattern and lovely colors!!!! Thanks for telling me about your set.. I really love the dinner plate and how the pieces play off of each other!

KathyB. said...

I LOVE the turquoise touches especially, but the whole table-setting is so pretty. I like the way you mixed the china pieces, goblets, teapot, and all the accessories. When I visit the tea-time posts I always wish I could actually sit and have a cuppa with some of you ladies. It is so nice to have virtual tea with you today.

Weekend-Windup said...

Table arrangements looks good. Blue color looks very good!That small garden like structure in the table looks good.

Cindy said...

What an amazing table setting, wow I love the turquoise and all your special attention to the little touches, so detailed. My favourite is the vintage salt and pepper, and the bird cage. The plates are gorgeous and the goblets are exquisite, your tea pot is perfect for this tea. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Oh I love so much about your tablescape! The coloring first of all, the china secondly, and all your extra touches! The candle sticks are fab too! Evey thing looks amazing together. Your fanciful centerpiece really puts a magical spin to your setting.

Poppy said...

A gorgeous and refreshing tablescape, in refreshing colours and playful patterns! So lovely and inviting!


Christina Paul said...

Oh that is just the cutest mini garden ever! So glad you left a comment on my blog as it led me to your post - will be following along- Your place settings are beautiful Love the teapot with the birdcage - what a perfectly inviting table!

Christina Paul said...

can't find your follow button but will check back :)

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, this is so fun! I love anything bird themed and your china is gorgeous! I love the soft hues of blue and green. The stemware is beautiful as well. Cute scene with the gnomes. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared this.

Lulu said...

How well you played off the bird on the dishes to develop your theme with so many fun pieces. Your turquoise accents definitely add a touch of gaiety to the entire table.

Carrie said...

I love, love, LOVE the bright sky blue theme! The gnome garden is so cute, too. The glasses are wonderful and a great match to those pretty dishes.

Entertaining Women said...

The Vintage Charm is such a great pattern, and I'm in "want" for those amazing turquoise goblets. I have a feeling that they are by Stelle from Italy...the same maker as the hot pink goblets and the pink/lavender scroll goblets that I frequently use. Did you find them at Marshall's? They are amazing! The trolls are delightful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

I am just floored! This is the pattern I just HAVE to get at some point. I just looked it up on Google when I saw it on your post, and it may be awhile before I'm able to afford to add it to my repertoire. The bluebird is my attraction. My brother who was killed in a motorcycle mishap in 1999 was a trucker with the handle of Bluebird. I HAVE to get this china!!! What a wonderful thing to have when we celebrate his life each year!!!

Your table is terrific! Thank you for sharing and turning me on to this wonderful china!!!!! Have a great weekend!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I loooove those dishes and stemware, so beautiful and elegant! What a gorgeous and whimsical mix you have created!

Diane said...

Wow! I am amazed by everything on the table - the china, the centerpiece, the salt and pepper shakers, etc.! The color you chose is so pretty - this is a home run. By the way, do you have a place to follow you on your site? I have looked previously and it does not show up on my computer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love! I can't say enough about this lovely table...the china is truly wonderful, and all of your accent details perfect. Beautiful!

Ruthie Miller said...

Very cute and very clever. The centerpiece is a delight and I love how you carried the color and theme throughout. Well done!! Ruthie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely charming - love the beautiful blue and the whimsy! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Debbie Kay said...

Ohhh what a lovely post, you display that blue so nicely.

Love your blog.


Susie Holler said...

I love your tables but most of all I love Ranger your collie I was raised with collies such a beautiful gentle breed of dogs so sweet and so protective . He is a magnificent dog can you share more pictures of him?Susie