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