I had the hardest time with the title for today’s post. My spring tablescape has an overall bird theme, but “Spring Bird-Themed Tablescape” sounds weird – so I went with “Spring Bird House Tablescape”.
I saw this blue and white birdhouse at Home Goods a few weeks ago and picked it up to hang outside. I actually liked it so much that it became the inspiration for my spring tablescape! My favorite part of the birdhouse is the blue tin roof!
For each place setting I started with a simple Dollar Tree grapevine wreath – (this is a trick I learned a while back from Courtney at French Country Cottage). It gives the look of a much more expensive nest charger for just $1. The dishes are a mix of vintage patterns in white and the blue salad plates are from Home Goods. I tied my silverware with twine to fit the natural theme. The napkins are placed inside a small dessert dish like a bird’s nest (I made my own napkins and I’ll be sharing the tutorial in a few days). Inside my napkin nest is a sprig of flowers from the flowering pear that just started to bloom today, a natural colored paper mache egg and a smaller faux robin egg.
The drinking glasses are from TJ Maxx. I got them about a month ago – again because I loved the pale blue color and the embossed stamp on each glass. I thought they would be perfect for spring and summer. Instead of a tablecloth, I used two burlap runners horizontally across the table.
Here’s a closer look at the center display. The bird house is in the center of my basket tray. There is a blue tin bucket with white flowers and a bird’s nest to the right. On the left are two vintage blue Ball jars – the larger holds some branches from the flowering pear tree (I had my 18 year old son climb on top of my car with trimmers to get me these branches!). I’m sure my neighbors think I’m crazy!
I’ve had this frame for a while – I actually had it displayed in my corner cabinet and pulled it down from there as I was trying different things in my arrangement. I just needed to find the perfect picture to put in the frame to go with the tablescape. I knew I had an old book on North American birds from my great aunt (she was an avid birdwatcher). The book proved to be just what I needed! I found this image of a sweet House Wren building her nest. I scanned the page, printed it out and cut it to fit my frame.
This was such a fun tablescape to put together! I know it’s been a long time coming, but spring is finally here! I feel this tablescape is a celebration of the season! Thanks for stopping by today! Here is the complete list for The Scoop’s Spring Tablescape Tour with links to each post. I hope you’ll take time throughout the week to visit each one and be sure to stop back later this week for an easy tutorial to make your own cloth napkins and bird’s nest napkin fold!