Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ivy and Birds Tablescape with Spode Byron

Green and gold, new and old, real and faux.  There are lots of opposites coming together at this table.  Come, have a seat and let's wish for Spring together.


I realized after seeing my photos that I should have ironed the fold lines out of my tablecloth.  Umm... maybe it adds to the more relaxed feel. ;-)  Ah well.  I'm sorry.  This vintage tablecloth is hand embroidered with topiaries of yellow blooms.  This was just a few dollars on Ebay, and came with matching napkins.



I thought these oval covered dishes looked so nice with the border of my Spode Byron plates (other tablescapes with Spode Byron here and here).  They seem to be a perfect match.  I couldn't resist them for $2.49 a piece at Ross...plus I love just about anything with birds.



A recycled votive holder is filled with little wood slices and a tealight candle from Zest Candles. 


The wine glasses are some I found several months back.  They too were perfectly matched to my Spode Byron dishes.  I love the combination of brown, green and gold.  Napkins are doubled up and tucked inside the glasses.  The brown napkins are new, made from recycled fabrics by FloraDora, one of my sponsors.  This is an Etsy shop you'll have to check out for wonderfully created pillows and linens.  The white linen napkins have a pretty filet lace trim. 

The centerpiece is an ivy topiary in a planter made of tree bark.  It is decorated with yellow baby roses and mixed ivy around the base.  I chose a tall topiary so it could be left at the table for people to visit and not have something obstructing them from seeing the person across the table..  Around the base of the topiary is a real bird nest that I found last Spring.  
 

I am anxious for Spring to return again, aren't you?

I am hoping to find another nest, once it's been vacated of course.


Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn~



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22 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the Spode in your tweet I had to come straight over! This is a gorgeous tablescape, Nancy. It looks very Autumnal-perfect for the colder days and nights we are finally having here in Australia.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. That is some of the most gorgeous tableware I've ever seen! I'm dying over here! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty setting, I like your china combination, who doesn't love Spode? Your vintage tablecloth is very pretty and in great condition too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Nancy,

    The table is perfect. I love the vintage cloth with your Spode. Transferware is next on my to do list but I can't decide which color I want!

    Again, gorgeous table.

    Carol

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  5. Very pretty Nancy, lovin' that great tablecloth, so fun:@)

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  6. Very pretty Nancy...those bowls are do different...and do look perfect with the dishes!

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  7. Your table really gives the feeling of spring coming alive. The mini tureens are wonderful with the Byron plates...$2.49 each, they look triple that...wow! Thanks for sharing your accessorizing talents each week, Nancy.

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  8. Beautiful, Nancy! I especially like the placemats....Christine

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  9. Love the rustic and refined look of the twig placemats with the delicate look of the china. I like the color combination of the gold, green and brown and the hand worked detail of the tablecloth. Really nice.

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  10. How beautiful. I never saw that Spode pattern before. Truly lovely.

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  11. Wow, that is such a beautiful combination of colors for this time of year, everything going from browns and yellows to greens.

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  12. Those covered dishes are absolutely beautiful, Nancy! They do go really well with the plates. The whole table looks wonderful!

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  13. Dang! I'm going to Ross tomorrow. Those covered dishes are outstanding and indeed perfect with your Lord Byron. Wonderful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

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  14. Lovely tablescape! What unique dishes..very pretty!

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  15. What time do you want us Nancy? Can I bring anything?
    Everything looks so pretty. I have never been in a Ross.

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  16. As always, you have posted a beauuuutiful blog. Always a joy to read and see!

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  17. Another gorgeous setting, Nancy. I really like those covered bowls you found to go with your Spode Byron. Your place mats are quite unique, too.

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  18. I have my saw in my hand and am going into the woods portion of my property for a pretty limb. I'm going to cut my own wood slices for votive cups. Thanks for the idea.

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  19. Missed sautering through a post from you for this week's Tablescape Thursday. Hope that all is well. Cherry Kay

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  20. What a pretty post. I love how earthy it all is and of course my favorites are those fabulous covered bowls. Nancy, it is just wonderful.

    (Don't you hate the folds in linens?!!)

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  21. Hi Nancy, haven't seen a post from you in a while. I hope that all is well. How are things at your store?

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  22. HI Nancy, I'm new here and I have to say that this is the most beautiful collection of transferware that I have ever seen. I just love it all!
    Marianne :)

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