For me, I feel like the first sign of spring is when I’m awakened by the sounds of birds chirping outside my window! When I was out doing a little shopping at HomeGoods, I spotted such a pretty bird house and had to bring it home! But, before it becomes a home for the birds, I thought I would use it to create a Spring bird house tablescape.
My favorite part of the birdhouse is the light blue tin roof! For the centerpiece, I used a rectangular willow basket and placed the bird house in the center. I surrounded the bird house with vintage ball jars filled with branches from my flowering pear tree.
I also added a faux bird nest with eggs, and a blue tin bucket with some faux flowers.
At the front of the basket, I used this light blue round frame (also from HomeGoods). 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.
You can download and print the image too if you like!
For each place setting I started with a round grapevine wreath underneath my dinner plate. It gives the look of a much more expensive nest charger. The dishes I used are a mix of vintage patterns in white and the blue salad plates are from Home Goods. I tied my everyday 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. The napkin tutorial is in this post). Inside my napkin nest is a sprig of flowers from the flowering pear and 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 placed horizontally across the table.
This Spring bird house tablescape was so much fun 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!
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