Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birds, Eggs, Nests



Detail of  "Spring" by Nancy Thomas

Spring ~ a time of renewal and birth.

Bird ~ Nest ~ Egg



"Spring" by Nancy Thomas 
A whimsical piece that hangs in our upstairs sunroom.

Spring in central Texas has taken

its time, but I think it has finally arrived.

As our days are longer and warmer, 

I find myself out in the garden.

Bird songs echo from trees above

as birds call out in search of a mate.




In honor of Cuisine Kathleen's April Challenge

~ Birds ~ Eggs ~ Nests ~

I took my table-setting out

to the garden among the flowers.





This cute little bird on a cage

is meant to hold a votive.




I repurposed it as a vase and filled it

with hydrangea blooms for the garden tray.




With the nesting theme in mind, 

I pulled out a set of plates with a twiggy border.




The plates are by Jeremie.

They are oval shape with a textured twig border.




The salad plates .   .   .

 Robin's egg blue ~ a perfect color for spring!




Moroccan Garden,  by Dena Home

These spring time napkins were a thrifty find

at Tuesday Morning.  I bought a dozen for 

less than the original price of a set of four.  




Vintage napkin ring 

with a sterling "B" for bird 

and silver mother of pearl flatware.





Couldn't resist this cute little dish.

It's perfect for serving 

savory flakes of Lemon Sea Salt.




~ Birds ~ Eggs ~ Nests ~




The bird a nest,
The spider a web,
Man friendship ~ William Blake

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Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.