Monday, January 14, 2013

Little Birdie Tablescape

It's been a while since I have done my weekly tablescape.  First it was all the holiday madness and then it was the wind and then the cold and I guess one of the main reasons was I wasn't feeling inspired by anything I had on hand.  So Saturday I ventured out to our new Home Goods which may be a curse instead of a blessing to find some new and up to date table linens.  What did I find?  Nada, zilch, nothing.
Again, I didn't have the time or the inclination to start running from store to store to find something that inspired me.  So upon browsing around, I found these fabulous bowls.  Aren't they gorgeous?  They only had two, but that's really all I needed to put this look together, and besides the bowls are the perfect size for my winter soups.
Everything else I already had, but these bowls really were the inspiration I needed.  Now I told you I was looking for table linens and I found none, and you may think my idea is cheesy, but once again I was smitten with yet another role of wrapping paper to use as a table runner.  Isn't this also gorgeous?  No different than using paper place mats; right?  It makes a stunning backdrop to my table setting, it's economical, and, better yet, no washing or ironing needed.
I only wish I had photographed the sides of the bowls for you.  You can catch a little glimpse of them in my next photo.  Now, as we junk'n girls go, you'll notice I had to substitute my pretty silver flea market spoons for a black spoon.  Reason being, I only shop at fine establishments like the local yard sales and the fleas, and these cute black utensils were missing the spoons.  What's a girl to do besides improvise?
Sometimes we need to think outside the box to find our inspiration and that's what this table setting is about.  Thanks for stopping by. 
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Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

I'm on my way to Home Goods, tomorrow! That's just beautiful and I love the bird bowls. Lynda

Anne said...

Beautiful Maggie! What a great find those are so pretty! Love that table cloth too! Oh I need to stay out of those stores! I can never leave empty handed LOL!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

these are wonderful, love the birdies. we have no Home Goods around here...bummer!

NanaDiana said...

I love those bowls- I would have snapped them up, too. They look great with your paper runner (great idea by the way). I love the peek at the side of the bowl, too. xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Maggie, it's perfect!! I learn so much from looking at tablescapes! I think if the table is great they will over look my crummy food! Yep, it's all in the packaging!


Art and Sand said...

I just love the black with the yellow and the cute shape of the yellow. I love setting a nice table every night with cloth napkins and tablecloths. My husband makes me wonderful gourmet meals so I feel I need to put as much effort in the place setting.

Thanks for some inspiration.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

You're right the bowls are wonderful! It looks a little like the outside is yellow with the black - or is that a reflection of the yellow plate? Either way they are perfect, and the place setting is breathtaking.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Wow! Your tablescapes are always perfect. Oh, how I wish I had your talent for display. I put a beautiful crocheted vintage tablecloth on my round table and I thought, "What do I do now?" I wish I had a centerpiece. Now I'm wishing I had some dishes! Beautiful post!

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

Very pretty!! I love the colors!!


Crystal Grandeur said...

Very pretty...the flowers are so your birdies too :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! Love the color scheme. Those bowls look very pretty; I can see the sides a bit in that one picture. I've been disappointed at Home Goods in my recent trips, too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful tablescape, love the black and white with the touch of yellow and the bird bowls are stunning. So pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

You are so clever Maggie! I adore your beautiful tablescape.

sweet violets said...

Very sweet!!! Love the bowl with the yellow and birds!!1

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW! I really really ♥ your birdie bowls!!!!

And using wrapping paper as a runner? It's absolutely brilliant.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I love this. I wish Home Goods was near me.

The HOME GIRL said...

This is so nice! I definitely want to do a black, white and yellow theme very soon. This looks really beautiful! =)

Shirley said...

Beautiful Maggie. I love anything with birds on it. You put together a wonderful table setting.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your table setting is so pretty, and I love birds. The black and yellow combination adds a special touch and is just right for the new year. Home Goods is one of my favorite shops, and I just went there yesterday.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I would have chosen the bird bowls too! Love the table!