Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Birds and Pine Cones for a Wintery Tablescape

We are talking cold and windy today here in Kansas City. The temp this morning was 8 degrees with a wind chill advisory of 10 to 25 below zero

Not only are we cold, but I am sure the birds are cold and getting hungry so I hope you are feeding the birds. 

For my tablescape, I am using . . .

The salad plates are Snowy Bird from Pottery Barn. My husband gave me the plates, chargers, napkins and runner for Christmas 2014 and this is my first time to use them. I was recovering from my first knee replacement and he thought he should give me something I love - dishes!

The double layer of linen and the Snowy Bird napkins and napkin rings are also Pottery Barn.

Place cards for the table stamped with Tim Holtz stamps. You may not know, I am a crafter too and you can visit my craft blog at

The tablescape is casual with pine cones, pine branches 

and birds.

Adding a glass pedestal hurricane 

and crystal candlesticks along the center adds a bit of elegance. 

Lenox crystal and flatware also dress it up.

After adding these elements to the table, it looks to be more casual elegant? What do you think? - Judy

Linking to;

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavendar Cottage
Table It Monday @ Rustic & Refined

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme

Feathered Nest Friday @ the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Weekend Retreat @ AKA Design & Life

Sunny Simple Sunday at Sunny Simple Life
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays


  1. Guess I wasn't the only one thinking pine cones...great table, Judy. Love the birds and pine cone plates...perfect for a blustery winter day! Your husband has great taste in dishes.
    This cold weather is getting to me...I am hoping January and February fly by, then we can almost see spring arriving.
    Have a great week.

  2. Nothing like some dishes to help you recuperate from surgery - hope you are doing well. How wonderful your hubby gave you the terrific elements for this t'scape! You did a marvelous job accenting them with the pinecones and birds. I also like seeing the greenery on your table - I never know if it should be put away with Christmas décor but really, it is just "nature". We just got a huge dump of snow - seems winter has a long way to go yet!

  3. Now, this has got to be one of my favorite tablescapes!!! Not overdone and perfect for winter, love the plates and napkins!!

    Hope you are doing better now....stay warm!!

  4. Ilove the simplicity of this table and those plates are gorgeous. i wish my husband had ever thought to by me dishes you scored.Susie

  5. Ilove the simplicity of this table and those plates are gorgeous. i wish my husband had ever thought to by me dishes you scored.Susie

  6. Ilove the simplicity of this table and those plates are gorgeous. i wish my husband had ever thought to by me dishes you scored.Susie

  7. sorry computer doing nasty stuff tonight didnot send comment three times

  8. Judy,
    Elegantly rustic pinecone and birds tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Love all the sparkling crystal!!! Reminds me of icicles.
    Adorable little birds throughout your tablescape are the gentle reminder to care for them in our frigid weather on the Prairie. Our feeders are having frequent guests, too!
    Love the pine boughs of greenery and the natural linen.
    I adore your handmade place cards!!!
    Your husband has good taste in dishes, dear friend. . .he's a keeper!!!

  9. Be still my heart! I love this table! I saw the plates at PB and skipped them! Do you believe it? Why didn't anybody kick me! What a perfect table you've designed for them. I love it!

  10. Oh my, the hubby is a keeper, and he has good taste too. Not only thoughtful enough to find the plates and the chargers but the napkins too. Elegant? Definitely, Casual? Casually beautiful would sum that one up. I love the use of the crystal candle sticks with the pine cones and pine branches.... Candy

  11. Great minds....I have some winter bird plates that I haven't used yet and was planning a table using them too! I ADORE your beautiful table! I love the casualness of the greens and pinecones and the formality of the silver, crystal and dishes. What a great hubby to give you dishes, that will never happen here:) Mine thinks I have WAY too many, I do have a dish ROOM:):) Thanks so much for sharng this!

  12. Judy,
    love your table scape, a perfect table for winter! Pine cones are one of my favorite things to decorate with and use them all the time! Your stamped cards are so cute, I love to stamp also, so fun!
    Thanks for visiting!

  13. Sometimes I am delighted by a table, and this is one of those times. I like how you have created elegance by keeping it simple.

  14. This is gorgeous, not a detail missed. I love the birdie plates!