It’s been awhile since I used my Pier 1 “Spring Birds” salad plates in a tablescape, and our weird February weather this year has been playing havoc with my internal seasonal clock. I know it’s too early to actually be Spring, but this whole month (except for Wednesday of this week) has been very mild so I’m anxious to get outside and do garden stuff – even though it’s too early! I’ve settled for maintaining my bird feeders, and of course setting a bird-themed Spring tablescape!
I mentioned these salad plates were originally from Pier 1 – oh how I miss that store! – and they have the sweetest images on each plate. Do you have a favorite?
I used a flat bed sheet featuring pretty blue hydrangeas for the tablecloth. Flat sheets are wonderful for this purpose because they’re inexpensive and plentiful in the thrift stores I frequent. They are a great way to get a large amount of fabric for a small amount of money!
Flatware is one of my favorite patterns for a tablescape with a garden vibe. It is “Napoleon Bee” by Wallace. Does that make this a “birds and bees” tablescape? Why yes, I think it does! 😉 I splurged on four place settings over on Amazon. (This is an affiliate link – if you purchase through my link it costs you nothing extra but I get a small commission to help offset blog hosting fees. Thank you!) You can also see the edge of the plain white dinner plates in the photo below – these were clearance from Home Goods several years ago, and I just love the casual “stitching” border!
Glassware is my favorite tumbler – I don’t think I’ll ever know for sure if these are “American” by Fostoria or “Whitehall” by Indiana Glass, but let me tell you, they are the perfect tumbler: generously sized, durable, and attractive! These have been thrifted over time.
Napkins were thrifted, and napkin rings were also clearance from Pier 1 several years ago.
For the centerpiece, I crafted a sweet little nest-building vignette inside a thrifted lantern, using elements I had on hand plus some supplies from Dollar Tree. Check out the blog post on how I made this!
Other elements of the centerpiece include thrifted hand-painted glass candlesticks (more hydrangeas!), a handmade rustic-looking pillar stand, and a hand-crafted clay bird figure. The bed of ivy and the taper candles were thrifted; the pillar was clearance from Pier 1.
Here are a few more views around the table, and the “birdseye view”:
And here is the put-away shot, with everything gathered up looking pretty while waiting to go back into the cupboards!
I’ll be sharing my bird-themed Spring tablescape over at Tablescape Thursday on Susan’s blog, Between Naps on the Porch! And, here’s a Pinnable image in case you’d like to save this post for future ideas!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by! For more budget-friendly tablescaping ideas, please come check out my Facebook Group, Thrifty Tablescapers! Our members love sharing photos of their home-grown tablescapes and the stories behind their beloved tablescaping treasures!