While this was the table that I set for an Easter dinner, it could easily be adapted to any other special occasion. Being very fond of birds, I have several sets of dishes with bird themes. They bring me great joy to use and I hope bring delight to my guests.
My husband has a been entertained by a family of humming birds that have now returned for the past few years. They made their nest in the birch tree outside his office window. He enjoys watching the momma bird feed her babies.
One year, we had a sweet little sparrow that kept trying to fly into our octagonal window in the family room. The poor bird kept hitting the window with its beak. For days, he never gave up trying! John nicknamed him Einstein. I think I scared him off last year when I got my camera out and took pictures of his attempts. We haven't seen him since. :-( Einstein, you are welcome to come back, I have a bird bath in the backyard now!
I located pink flatware and used it for a casual feel. Pink sherbets that resemble Morgantown Crinkle Glass held fruit. The pink water goblets are a favorite find of mine purchased at an antique store in Michigan. Gingham always gives a table a more casual feel, don't you think? I love for my guests to feel as relaxed as possible. Gingham seems to have that psychological effect. Do you agree?
Hopefully, you can see the nest and lantern elevated to eye level. My "Double Delight" rose chose to bloom at just the right time! Love that name! ;-)
Above you see an Easter favor placed at each place setting; a wrapped chocolate See's Candies egg, accompanied by a glass cross and a card with a poem about the significance of the cross. I include my Lord at every meal. Sometimes I'm more subtle than others. Salt must be sprinkled lightly.
On the wooden stand you can barely see the birdie salt and pepper bird house shakers purchased at Pottery Barn.
I located cherry blossom paper napkins that coordinated with my cherry blossom centerpiece. Below are a few more table pictures. I hope this brought your eyes some visual delight. I just love setting beautiful tables. What is your passion?
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