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Bird House Tablescape for Spring

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.

Birdhouse Tablescape for Spring - Hymns and Verses

birdhouse centerpiece

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. 
Spring Birdhouse Tablescape - Hymns and Verses


I also added a faux bird nest with eggs, and a blue tin bucket with some faux flowers. 
Faux Bird Nest with Eggs for Spring Decor - Hymns and Verses


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.
Framed Vintage House Wren Image - Hymns and Verses
You can download and print the image too if you like!
Vintage House Wren Image from Book - Hymns and Verses


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.
Spring Table Place Setting with Bird Nest Napkin Fold and Egg - Hymns and Verses
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.
Spring Tablescape with Bird Nests - Hymns and Verses
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!
Spring Bird House Tablescape - Hymns and Verses
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Wednesday 24th of March 2021

My usual response to the Pinterest challenges is that the original version is the best, and today's inspiration is no exception. Just beautiful, Doreen!

Barbara Chapman

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Doreen, thanks so much for your generosity in allowing Cindy of County Road 407 to use your birdhouse tablescape as our inspiration piece this month! Eighteen of us bloggers have enjoyed recreating your vignette in our own fashion.

Thank you again and I love what you created, even if it was a few springs ago... Hugs, Barb :)


Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Your tablescape is so beautiful. I love all of the details. Happy Spring!

Marilyn Holeman

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

How fun to find this blog on a Spring Pinterest Challenge today in 2021! I see it was originally published in 2014--way before I found your blog. But it's still as beautiful as ever. Thanks for including the download option for your sweet house wren. If you want to see the Pinterest Challenge blog hop, here's a link. I found it through Lora Bloomquist's Blog:

Christy @ Our Southern Home

Saturday 21st of March 2020

So beautiful! I love using baskets on coffee tables and as dining table centerpieces. This is perfectly spring!