My Alpine Home

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birds and Blossoms

Nothing says Spring more to me than seeing birds in my garden and blossoms in my trees.
 
They make me smile every time I walk outdoors.
 
After putting Easter décor away the birds and blooms started flying into my home.  I've got them tucked here and there.  They've even flown onto my table.
 
 
My Weeping Crabapple tree is covered with gorgeous blossoms.  I couldn't wait to bring some indoors!
Pink blossoms and aqua bottles.  A bit of heaven, if you ask me.
 
 
I found the cute S&P shakers at an estate sale last week.
 
 
The vintage quilt I've used as a tablecloth came from the same sale.
It's time worn, but I love it!
 



A couple of months ago I found the bird plates while shopping at Home Goods.
I have so many dishes that I tried to resist.  As you can see I didn't succeed.  lol!
 



I placed them on pretty vintage dishes, Virginia Rose by Homer Laughlin.  I found them at our local thrift.  To me it looks as though the birds are sitting among blossoms.

I used a faux cabbage leaf as a charger.
 
I love the sweet bloom and crochet edge on these vintage napkins.
 
 
 
I made the little nests last year by cutting a vintage sewing pattern into strips and twisting and rolling it like you do to make flowers.
 
I placed a small egg and a millinery flower pin inside.
 
 
I have 6 bird plates, but only four of the floral.
 
The remaining two birds are on display in my chippy pink grate with some hand painted plates I found while thrifting in ID.
 
 
 
I have used my grate on my table before, but never thought of using it to hold plates until I saw Cathy's from My 1929 Charmer.  Don't you love getting inspiration from blog friends?
 
Of course I had to add my pretty glass sugar bowl with the bird on top.
 
 
I knew just what I wanted to do with this old grinder when I spied it at our thrift.
 
 
 
 
I paid $2 for this darling tea towel at the same estate sale.  The purple teacup was a birthday gift from a friend years ago.  I like how they pull the purple flowers out of the floral plates. 
 

 
 
 
 
Can you tell how much I love these blossoms?  he-he!
 
I always need a bit of whimsy.  Got it by adding some garden gloves and a cute little bird to my aqua chandy.
 

 
Mini egg wreaths added to the back of the chairs is the final touch to this
'Birds and Blossoms' table.
 
 
 

 
( I'm smiling because I had the bar stools turned up on the island so I could mop the floor.  but I had to stop and take photos first.  Think of them as a green picket fence.)  lol
 
I hope you enjoyed my Spring time table!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
 

43 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What pretty dishes, especially those pastel bird dishes! I'm checking eBay! Lol. They're just the sweetest. And the apple blossoms are lovely. It will be a while till our apple trees bloom.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your Spring table. The dishes and the bird dishes are terrific. I love your vases with your flowering branches in them. Everything is perfect, Jann.
The quilt is very lovely also.

Mary

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh how fun, Jann everything looks so beautiful! And so much inspiration! Those bird plates are so cute with all of your pretty stuff!

Jeannie Marie said...

I love your little bird plates, good for you not to give them up! Your post looks so lovely and springy! I love the branches of blossoms in the vintage jars. Pink and aqua has long been a favorite of mine!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love every little detail in your spring decorating!

lynn cockrell said...

Your spring decor is so pretty, Jann. Especially those sweet little handmade birds' nests!

Patti said...

These are some of the things I said while reading this post: "that is so cute", "how did she think of that?" "I need to go to Homegoods!", "This is amazing", "Oh my gosh - little wreaths on the chairs"...that is only a fraction of what I was saying. You amaze and inspire me. Thank you so much for continually taking the time to share your creativity with us.

The Junque Seeker said...

One of my favorite posts ever! Those bird dishes make me so happy, as do the spring blossoms and all that pink and blue loveliness! You have such a talent for putting things together.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Of course you couldn't pass up those adorable bird plates! Spring is so slow in arriving here this year that it is a treat to see your beautiful blossoms. Mind if I pop over and enjoy all the pretties?

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very beautiful photos. xoxo

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...everything is so pretty!! The bird dishes are so sweet!!
~Cindy

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those bird dishes are adorable - i love the colors!

Consider It All Joy said...

Whimsically Beautiful table setting, Jann! And, I was smiling when I saw the stools, was trying to figure out what they were :) So happy to know you are as 'normal' as the rest of us are!! Have a super Friday! Blessings, Cindy

Carmen Whitehead said...

I love it Jann, so inviting!

Laura Lane said...

Your table quilt is beautiful. I've never had the nerve to use a quilt on the table. Too many spills at my house.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Nancy's Notes said...

You are so clever! Love your fence, of course it's such a charming look! Everything on your table is just delightful!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your spring time table. Those bird plates would be darling for my spring tea at church...maybe I can find some...
warmly,
deb

Cynthia said...

So many pretties Jann. The dishes are perfect and the little wreath on the back of the chair, love. Have a great weekend

Cindy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann everything is so lovely. The quilt is just at it's perfect time of life. Hugs, Jo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your Spring table. It is what we all dream Spring would be!

Kelly Deal said...

Everything is so pretty Jann! Have a wonderful weekend!

Paula Tisch said...

I absolutely adore the bird plates and the grate! You have done a beautiful job bringing the spring indoors!
www.redwineandpeonies.com

Rose L said...

I love the bird plates! No Home Goods stores here, darn!

lynn said...

it's all so pretty, but, that pink and white quilt is my fav, jann!

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
This post is so full of such beautiful eye candy!!
I love your sweet bird dishes and I have never seen purple glassware before-so pretty.

Julie Reinwald said...

Oh my goodness, there is almost too much goodness in these photos! What beautiful dishes, linens, and branches!

Lilly's Mom said...

I love the last photo; picket fence! The way you have arranged your collection is really lovely.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful pictures, pretty pastel colors!

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Jann!! Que bellos detalles .. Que tengas un buen domingo
Cariños

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I did enjoy your Spring table, and love the pink color. did you find it that color! I don't go to Home Goods too often because I find so many dishes thrifting! I also love your pink and white quilt, doesn't bother that its old, love it that way. thanks for the shout out, and a still using my vent as a dish holder.

Kim said...

This lovely post is filled with eye candy and whimsy. Those pink blossoms in the aqua bottles...bellissimo. Love those pretty birdies. BUT....the piece de resistance for me is that glorious quilt hugging your table. 'Tis beautiful!!

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a lovely post! It´s springtime!
Love to visit your beautiful blog...
Warm hug,
Titti

Cindy Rasley said...

Soo sweet! Love your decor with the birds and vintage plates!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The association of pastel colours you created is charming!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Nobody does whimsy quite like you Jann. Even the garden gloves are just about the cutest gloves I've ever seen! The purple cup that your friend gave you is the exact same color as the purple in the napkin. All the colors blend so nicely with each other, and everything is so feminine and ready for Spring. So pretty!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Such a beautiful post that simply sings of spring!!
Just beautiful!!
Thanks so much for your visit!

Hugs,
Debbie

Diana Petrillo said...

Just stunning, Sharon! You know I love those bird plates. The quilt makes an AMAZING table cloth and I'm also in love with your nests. I'm gonna have to try that. You outdid yourself :)

Marcia Pilar said...

Love! You mixed the colors perfectly.

www.maisonvogue.net said...

What a lovely blog ..I am glad I have found you on The Charm of Home blog ...I just love all the spring colors and of course all the bird items ...as I am a bit of a birder myself

I love all things vintage and shabby chic and am sure I will be very happy to read your blog

Happy days ..Janet

Beverly Flores said...

Oh, I just LOVE your bird plates and they are pink and blue too. I am so jelly... Your spring decor is so lovely and I just keep looking at all your photos. Beautiful. Hugs, Beverly

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Jann,I don't know where to start on this charming table!! I love your birdie plates, but those Homer Laughlin vintage ones are soooo sweet. I love your pink chippy grate to hold more plates and your bird nests are adorable. Yes, we certainly do get inspiration from other bloggers, and I include you!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a sweet post! I have one of those pretty bird dishes but in white! I keep it out by my stove as a spoon thingy! LOL! xox

Anonymous said...

Love your table ideas!! You always make everything so pretty. That estate sale tea towel I think originally was a hand towel for the bathroom. Least that is how people I grew up used towels that looked like that. Usually they were made of a fine linen and a bit smaller than a tea towel. Usually they had a design on only one end' they were placed on a small towel rack or over a towel ring in the bathroom. They were for the guest to dry their hands on. Aren't they so pretty!! :-) Sarah