It's time to check out all the tablescapes once again at Tablescape Thursday - hosted by the most famous of dish divas, Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch".
Welcome to my bluebird of happiness table.
Of course, there's always a place set just for you.
What fun these birds are having at the table today. But, what's this? They seem to have "borrowed" my pearls!
They must have gotten the idea from our very own Susan and her most delightful Herend Rothschild Bird China. What do you think? You can read all about it here.
I can see the ring leader perched on my light fixture. Naughty bird! Give back my pearls!
My Target Birds have stopped by to join in the fun.
Here's a little cherub holding a sweet little bird.
A mosiac bird house.
Someone seems to have lost a feather.
This side has a little blue birdhouse perfect for the bluebirds and a nest of eggs. Let's take a closer look at the platter this is all sitting upon.
Have you ever let something go that you were immediately sorry and wanted back? When my father downsized a few years ago, I passed on a bluebird platter that was my mother's and had belonged to my grandmother. I let it go because it was not in great shape. I believe it was chipped and had a crack -- but as soon as it was gone, I wanted it back and started looking for another one. I was delighted to finally find one this Spring on eBay -- I had bid on several in the past but they all got away from me. Finally, this one came to me!
This one is more vibrant in color than her's was and in much better shape.
Aren't these bluebirds the sweetest things? This was a very popular design on china during the 1940's. Many companies used the exact same design. Because it was "everyday" china and not fine china - it got used for everyday and most pieces show the wear and tear and often not in the best shape. Unlike the very fine Herend Rothschild china - these were the "workhorse" dishes of the 40's - not elegant at all. But, I find them quite dear and cheerful. I've been lucky to collect enough "mis-matched" china for a table of four.
Of course I've brought out my blue goblets. I found these at Goodwill last year when I was having a run of luck with finding sets of colored goblets.
These birds were found a couple of years ago at a Ross store in Atlanta. They're perfect for sweetner packets or lemon slices for tea.
What could possibly go better with mis-matched china than mis-matched silverplate?
I've just added some iced tea spoons to my collection.
Here's the first plate I found in my search.
I thought these blue trimmed napkins I found a couple of weeks ago at the antique store were a nice compliment to the bluebirds and the pink flowers on the plates.
I found two of these Homer Laughlan charger plates at Goodwill last week.
About two months ago I found two of these small bluebird plates on eBay. I have yet to find any of these at any of the antique or thrift shops around here and I've been looking for several years.
Here's the marking on the back of these plates.
Since these plates were rather small, I set them on these ruffled salad plates I found several years ago at Tuesday Morning.
I've used my everyday JCPenny stoneware as chargers.
Here's the last of my mis-matched bluebird plates.
Another Homer Laughlin.
An overview of our table today.
A birds eye view of the centerpiece.
So glad you could join us and I hope these little bluebirds of happiness put a smile on your face today.
I'll be posting the recipe for this pasta salad this week on Foodie Friday.
Be sure to visit Susan this week at "Between Naps on the Porch" to find lots of tablescapes -- I always find fun and beautiful inspiration there week after week.
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