Monday, March 12, 2018

Nesting, Early Spring Tablescape

Welcome to my Early Spring Tablescape!
Since things have not really started turning green here - I am having a hard time going in that direction just yet.  We are still in the grey stages up here in the north.
There seems to be a lot of nesting going on.
We are seeing the birds coming back and busying themselves with the important task of making new homes.
I am normally a very symmetrical person, so this table seems a bit wonky to me.
Not only did I offset the placemats, I also offset the plates to fit my napkin on the side.  
It is hard enough for me to let the fact go, that I only have two utensils on the left and three on the right.  This is like living dangerously for me!!
I just love these sort of woven wood nests, you should have seen me jump for joy when I saw that they weren't as expensive as I thought they were going to be, so I bit the bullet and bought one for each place setting.
I hope your getting your nest all ready for a wonderful spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Placemats and Napkins - Park Designs - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Wood Chargers -I received as a gift for Christmas a couple years ago
Blue plates - TJ Maxx - last week
Brown Plates - Tag - several years ago - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Blue dessert plates - Kirkland's several years ago
Flatware -HomeGoods - quite a few years ago
Napkin Rings - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Wood woven birds nests - Dutch Valley Gifts, Sugar Creek, Ohio

I will be linking up to the following parties:

The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Lovely tablescape. I really like the nests and the watering can napkins rings are adorable.

  2. So glad you were able to live on the wild side and have a bit of asymmetry on your table because it all looks fantastic! I really like the offset placemat/plate look and how you laid everything out. Those nests are terrific! You have such a great collection of cloth napkins especially plaid ones! The colour palette for your table definitely captures the feeling of early spring.

  3. This is the cutest tablescape ever! I love the subdued colors, and you are killing me with those nests! I would love to have some of those. I had to chuckle about your comments on symmetry. I pretty much feel the same, offsetting a plate like that just would not do for me. But, we all do what we can where lovely tables are concerned.

  4. It's pretty gray around here also and I've yet to see a robin. Your table however, is a beautiful and filled with inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

  5. It is gray here too but I am trying to get the memo to Mother Nature to bring SPRING!!! Love those wooden nests! And the birdhouse and arrangement are beautiful. Such a pretty, cheery table!!!

  6. I love the nesting theme and those are really cute nests! It’s very gray here too but I’m fighting it and going ahead with spring colors. I don’t think the birds are nesting here just yet but it all changes quickly!

  7. Love your table and the use of blue and browns. It is gorgeous and I like your dishes slightly off center. Where did you find your nests?

  8. I think your table perfectly captures the feel of being on the brink of spring. I love all the nests, especially the ones peeking out from the bird house. The flower arrangement (are they grape hyacinths?) adds the perfect touch.

  9. Love those nests - they are adorable! Jane

  10. I love everything about this table. The nests and napkin rings are so unique, what great finds. The blue says spring is almost here!

  11. Such a pretty table. Loving the placemats and napkins. The nest are darling. Definitely a sign of spring..Everyone is all ready for spring so this table is perfect. Wonderful plate stack as well. I am also a symmetrical person.

  12. Lovely! This color pallet is wonderful. One of my favorite Easter tables from years past was done in browns and greens. This makes me think of it and want to repeat it again.