Sometimes a dish can whisper and sometimes it will ask for a colorful party table. That's the case here.
See this little guy? I found him at Homegoods and I did not intend to pull the green out of the dish, but it was kinda bossy!
So here we are! You almost need sunglasses.
I started with a turquoise tablecloth from the Palm line of linens. If you see them for sale, jump on them, as they are great quality and launder beautifully.
I'm disappointed at how this charger photographed. It looks so yellow, but it was really a bright grass green. I think I got it at World Market. The dinner plate was so large that the charger barely showed, but the turquoise tablecloth and the turquoise plate needed a break from each other.
The glassware was a mix of green glass stems from Swoosie's and Waterford white wines.
I know you are asking yourself two questions:
1. Why didn't she iron this cloth?
2. Why didn't she straighten this spoon?
The white wicker napkin ring freshened up these layered napkins. I rarely do this, because guests seems so stumped as to what to do with two napkins, but today, I thought they could handle it!
I added a white porcelain bird at each place, and later sat a hand lettered placecard beside him.
More white birds in the salt and peppers......
and atop the butter dish.......
and around the two vases that held screaming green mums.
In the center of the table, I sat a chicken wire cloche with ferns, eggs, and a little green bird.
Can you see him in there?
I had one more bird dish that I used for rolls. I didn't even use a napkin in it, as I didn't want to hide the bird.
I wasn't sure I could handle all of this color, but it was perfect for this group and everyone's need for spring.
Besides, I've been using a lot of neutrals and I was getting in a rut.
Here's the tea tray. Do you see that the lid for the sugar bowl is missing? Do you have one I can buy? Really? Please leave me a comment if you could part with this sugar bowl. It came from Homegoods a couple of years ago.
Every time I get this out to use, I am afraid that bird will break off. Probably because I've had a run of klutzyness.
I used this for lemon and mint.
And look who else joined the party......
these little lovebirds in just the right color.
And on the other side of the room, the sideboard held my annual spring display. You can see how I put it togorether here. I have a string of spring entertaining planned, so the fact that this is all faux material will make it last. Come around often and join us!
I guess I did this post just in time to join Cuisine Kathleen's April Let's Dish linky party on April 9. She is inviting bloggers to join with posts that feature birds, nests, or eggs. Should be inspiring!
Feathered Nest Friday