We took our son to Purdue this past weekend to move
in as a Freshman, which makes
my husband and I empty nesters, hence the table set for 2.
In honor of that status I did a tablescape
reflecting a bird and nest theme.
I was inspired by all the brown & white
tables I saw recently at Kathleen's
Let There be White Challenge
I used my Japanese Dripware set with
pale blue, white and brown paisley chargers.
Popular blue mason jars are filled with white roses
and an iron baby bird bath holds a candle.
For my napkins I layered cream with brown & white
polka dots and a "nest" ceramic napkin ring.
Cream flatware and a set of tablerunners finish the table.
Aqua tumblers from Target join the coffee cup & saucer.
I placed a vintage white & blue napkin
under the coffee cups to protect the table.
For fun I put these iron bird letter holders
in the center of each plate for all of
those letters we will be receiving from college -not!
Here is a closer detail of the lunch napkin with scallop edge
which echoes the scallop along the dripware edge.
Salt and pepper shakers Mr. B brought home
from Washingon State are a nice match to the charger.
One end has a pair of birds and the other eggs in a nest.
This vintage dripware set came with a small plate
not a saucer but really to small for a salad plate
so I used them under the flower arrangements.
I am already missing Ben it sure is quiet around the house!
Being in school full time & working full time
has helped fill the void~not much time to dwell!
Here is the giveaway for this week's tablescape.
I set of two Mary Lake Thompson
Flour Sack Towels with birds and dogwood.
To enter please leave a comment here by August 22nd.
I'm joining Kathleen at Let's Dish
and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch