Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Bird-Themed, Spring Brunch


The cold, winter morning cried out for a springish touch.
I started with the twig flatware, the white chargers, and the blue-gray dishes from last week's tablescape. Then I spotted the birdhouses that I found a few weeks ago. I grabbed a blue dish and ran around the house, looking for inspiration.
First, I lined a black tray with moss (to contain the fall-out). But let me digress: I wanted to show you the little nest...see the white eggs? Two years ago, we found them at the barn--we couldn't figure out the culprit, since we didn't have guineas at the time. I saved them. And I keep them on a little stand. They mean a lot to me. :-))

Next, I used a cookie cutter to make Bird-shaped biscuits.



And eggs that we'd gathered at the barn.

Pineapple juice and coffee...

A very egg-centric tablescape, to be sure. :-)

Candlelight at brunch? Why not? :-)




I added Bethany Lowe bird dishes. Each plate is different. Here's one..

And another...

And another.


A little birdhouse with a glass knob "perch."

A closer look at the wee, mysterious eggs.

79 comments:

  1. OMG!! This table is fabulous!!! From the sweet bird house surrounded by bird and their nests to the great little plates each with their own identity!!! Love it, Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness this is so cute! Now I'm really ready for spring! What a great idea to use the bird house as a centerpiece. You've done it again! Kristen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Dear Gollum - I love this. This is my fave table this week, 'cause I am such a bird lover. I loved your little eggs most of all.
    The plates were whimsical, especially the "peep" one. This tablescape is magazine worthy. Hugs, Barb

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this darling table! I'm crazy about anything "bird" so this just steals my heart! I love that you saved those eggs...they are little works of art. The Bethany Lowe dishes are wonderful...never seen those before. Love all the soft colors in this tablescape...I'm so ready for spring. :-) Susan

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do so love the birdhouse with the crystal knob perch and finial steeple. YOur dishes and the colors are so full of spring and wonder. So lovely. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a cute tablescape. Love the eggs, the birds, the birdhouse and those gorgeous bird dishes!...Christine

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my Gollum! I love your centerpiece! The little birdhouse is so cute and so are your mysterious eggs! The little bird plates are so unusual...I haven't seen any like them! Beautiful touch of Spring...hugs...Debbie
    Can't wait until Saturday!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is adorable and SOOO Springy!!!! I just love it, it makes me CRAVE Spring! I am SOOO ready for it to get here! Thanks so much for the beauties to see. Such a wonderful inspiration. I have been shopping at work and come Fri. will purchase some sweet spring things (sale starts Fri.). Can't wait to start spring decorating! I just love all your birdhouses and bird dishes. You have QUITE a collection of dishes! I am envious.... Hugs, Pinky

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gollum, Once again, you inspire me. Again, one of the best. I love this tablescape, it is egggggceptional! I just adore it.
    Can you come to my house to play? Your creative spirit is inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a pretty table! The centerpiece is wonderful, and your biscuit chicks, :)!
    Love how the sun streams in on your pretty table...
    See you Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this spring table! The birds, the nest, the eggs, the birdhouse, so pretty with your lovely egg holders. The bird biscuits turned out great. I went and bought about 10 birds last week. I love that your setting goes so lovely with the plates.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gollum, this is as cute as can be. Those dishes! Be still my heart! Oh, how adorable they are!!! I enjoyed seeing all the layering with the birdhouse, nest, eggs, and other goodies. Nice layering for a beautiful presentation. Two wings up!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Just know that I am bowing to your excellence. This is just too cute but you went beyond the call with the birdie biscuits!

    ReplyDelete
  14. just as cute as they come~ love seeing the chee~eep set, very cute, the cups are adorable. eggceptional table, you know i love those birdhouses! and congrats on the quacks~

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think this is one of my favorites so far- Of course I am partial to birdhouses, nests, eggs and the like!

    Fantastic job as usual-
    blessings
    mary

    ReplyDelete
  16. Precious table Darlin' I love it! I made your biscuits but I did ducks. They turned out adorable!
    Be blessed. See you for Foodie Friday! I am excited!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh what a sweet refreshing table you have set. Makes me want pineapple juice !

    ReplyDelete
  18. "Nothing could be finer..."~~~~ absolutely toooooo darling, toooo wonderful & toooo creative for words... they escape me, which, of course, is very rare! THANKS! Linda

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh, how wonderful to be greeted by a tablescape like this on a still wintry morning ... pure springy inspiration to be sure.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I always look forward to seeing what you will do next. I love the bird theme. It's so springy and happy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. ADORE the birdhouse and bird them going on... FAB!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fantastic as always. Love the bird sweets. You r so creative. mishelle

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sweet theme, love all the different little birds and houses. Great job!.. thanks for sharing! ~Katy

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your tablescape is too much fun! SOOOOO adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Gollum your next book after the one you are working on now has to be a tablescaping book, the way you put everything together is just genius. I loved, loved all he blues/greys and browns together and those eggs/nests/birds and birdhouses are so special. Happy Thursday, Kathy.

    ReplyDelete
  26. ops forgot to tell you we are off to Stoke-on-trent this weekend (Dish Heaven). K.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is fabulous! The china, the birdhouse centerpiece (my fave) and those cute little birdies you made. You are so talented and creative. Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  28. Just beautiful! I love the plates, and the birdhouse with the glass perch is perfect. The little birdie biscuits came out great! What a fun and whimsical brunch setting. See you Friday! Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the centerpeice! I was feeling springy with my tablescape as well! Come on spring!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. love this! I love the mushroom birds and the eggs, it is wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a fabulous table, my favorite so far. Love birds and their houses.
    Perfect dishes, too.
    Lovely, Candy

    ReplyDelete
  32. The bird table is awesome! How wonderful for the upcoming spring!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gollum, your centerpiece is beautiful! I love the moss and the birds' nest and eggs! Your breakfast room is beautiful! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Morning, Dear Gollum! There you go again - wowing the socks off me! This is just the most charming little tablescape yet! Oh, the birdhouse and nests with eggs is so springy and delightful! Those bird dishes - darling! Now I've got to make some cookie cutter biscuits! These are to die for! Well, not really die, but you know what I mean!! :) I could really stay here all day.
    Now, since you're an author and all - really listen to me! You should put together a picture book of your gorgeous tablescapings, food pictures and such and we'd all buy it! Really! You are wonderful at this! I'm trying to help you get richer! :)
    Be a sweetie and see you for FF!
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love the centerpiece. The birdhouses are adorable. Very fun.

    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  36. How appropriate, little birdies for Spring. Love your centerpiece (very creative) and the Bethany Lowe plates are so perfect.

    Do not know how you store all your dishes, but wish to pass on --
    to prevent chipping of stacked plates, slip a paper coffee filter between them. Not only are they lint free and a suitable size but their cost is reasonably... chEEp.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY! -Brenda-
    (Hope this doesn't go thru a gazillion times, as I had a problem posting it.)

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is so adorable! What a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your table is a "breath of spring". The plates are divine! Your room is warm & inviting with the sunshine streaming in. I am thinking Spring myself today even though it's cold & rainy.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love your themed table, especially all the little details, like the bird biscuits. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Fabulous!!! I have gathered a few things for a sort of garden themed tablescape. I can't wait to get to work!!

    I love this!

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is another great table scape. I just love the center piece. So beautiful! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

    ReplyDelete
  42. Gollum, I am sure your knew how much i would love.. this. It's so sweet. I love your eggs. They are so special. And your plates are to die for. Those little biscuits are to cute to eat. I always adore your tablescapes.
    Hugs, Terrie

    ReplyDelete
  43. I need a hardback book with all these creations! On the egg, I'm curious if you pierced the eggs you found and drained what was inside. Or did it just dry up. I'm a city girl and even though I live in a rual area I don't know much about farms; but my husband would be a farmer in a heartbeat.
    Blossom

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love the idea to go with a theme like that..., nature is so inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Good Morning Gollum,

    Today's Tablespace is wonderful. I love how you used your birdhouses, they look great. I save the little eggs our Finches lay, they are fine as long as they don't get broken before they dry out. :(

    I use candles on our table every Sunday for brunch, I started it when we were first married, I'll use any excuse I can come up with to use candles.

    Hugs
    'D'

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wonderful table. I do love birds and birdhouses and as usual you took it to a new high.
    I am thinking about trying a Foodie Friday but am a bit nervous. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

    ReplyDelete
  47. Perfect! That centerpiece is so beautiful. I love the way you incorporated those wonderful bird candleabras into your centerpiece. It looks like trees with birds in them growing out of your centerpiece. And those bird nests with eggs, and the bird house-well, it's all wonderful! laurie

    ReplyDelete
  48. Mary Rose, please join us for Foodie Friday! I hope I have everything sorted out with Mr. Linky.

    I didn't do anything to the eggs...they just sort of petrified on their own.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Your table is just truly breathtakingly beautiful! I love the cute little mystery *inspiration* eggs that hatched your plan for today's tablescape! :-) The bird and egg theme is delightful in every way, and I am so inspired by your beautiful layering of different china patterns. Sweet birdie biscuits add such a cute touch to the table, and your birdhouse with the crystal perch is wonderful incorporated into the centerpiece...so elegantly done. I love everything about this stunning setting.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi Gollum! Great tablescape today...love anything nature and birds., birdhouses, etc... ;) The little plates are adorable. My tablescape today is a nostalgic one...the event took place yesterday and I didn't write it in my post., but the husband is in the early stages of Alzheimers., which makes the Love Story more precious even. Hope you can stop by and enjoy my tea with them yesterday, he serenaded her too! So tender... ~CC Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  51. What a beautiful table! Of course I'm crazy about bird houses, nests, eggs, etc. I think my favorite part of of your table is the silverware which reminds me of chicken feet. (I hope that's not insulting.) It is just adorable!

    I spent Tuesday this week antiguing with Penny of Lavender Hill Studio and every time I saw china, I thought of you.

    Gretchen
    birdnestcottage.typepad.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. So pretty and imaginative! I love it!

    Scribbler (Ellen)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Oh what a fabulous brunch table you have put together. Love it all. So tweet :0)
    Enjoy...

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is so much fun.And everyone knows how much I love birds.The little birdhouse really makes it.and I love your dishes.And why not candlelight for brunch?...Ann

    ReplyDelete
  55. What a "fun" inspirational table..can't wait to join in and use a "couple" of the birdhouses I have around here..I love your flatware..goes on the list of dreams... hugs ~lynne~

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a gorgeous table. I have a soft spot for birdie things - my 93 yr old grandmother loves to bird watch and has all her life. I think how much she would love a tablesetting like this! Michael, you've really oudone yourself!

    ReplyDelete
  57. This is why I'm a fan; what a gorgeous table! I dont' do birdcages but birdhouses, I love! Those eggs are so cute!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

    ReplyDelete
  58. Oh goodness! What could be cuter than your centerpiece? Love, love, love the birdhouse, nests, eggs and little birds! It's one of my favorites! Of course, I love birds and those dishes are the best! All smiles in NC,
    Alisa

    ReplyDelete
  59. Your centerpiece is amazing & my wheels are turning frantically right now! Uh oh, think I'm smelling smoke!

    Beautiful tablescape, but they all are! ☺♥☺

    Diane

    ReplyDelete
  60. Boy I like this....I especially like the bird theme! Those birdhouses are adorable. Beautiful table and beautiful theme!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  61. Well that sweet little birdhouse set the stage, didn't it? Isn't it fun when one thing can cause your mind to race looking for the perfect things to go with it? You have created a beautiful table. You know I love that dishes! And being a new bird watcher/lover, I'm loving those nests with the special eggs. Thanks for always inspiring us in so many ways.

    When you have a moment, stop by and visit my blog.

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  62. Beautiful tablescape!!!

    When you have time, please come read a story I posted about my husband and keep him in your prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love the bird shaped biscuits! Nice table!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Running late this week visiting blogs....again...oh my! When I see your tables I think I should quit trying! Magnificient!
    Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  65. Love, love, love your tablescape...love that centerpiece and the little birds on the coffee cups...oh, it's all so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Fabulous! This tablescape is truly for the birds!

    OK, bad pun. But the tablescape is sheer delight; you are amazing! Gorgeous, gorgeous. Everything perfection.

    I'm giving away a bit of Johnson Bros ironstone on my blog right now if you want to stop by!

    Best wishes, Cass

    ReplyDelete
  67. This is so pretty, and such a reminder that spring is almost here. Each month at my church, our Women's Ministries has a brunch and fellowship. I am the one who always has to come up with the tablescapes. For March,we've decided to do a Welcome Spring theme, and decorate with birdhouses. So your tablescape has given me great inspiration for what can be done with our tables.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :) Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love your dishes! I am going to have to check into finding those! Your tablescape is beautiful! I long for Spring and thee "cheep" of birdies now! Beautiful post!

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a wonderfully creative table! Those plates are adorable, and the centerpiece is just magical. :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Dear Gollum,

    You have done it again! This is simply stunning. I love birds, and anything with a bird theme. This centerpiece certainly inspires lots of ideas. I am going to have to rethink my Easter centerpiece now! I always enjoy stopping by. You have a lovely blog. Love, Paula

    ReplyDelete
  71. My comments echo all of the above. It is a delight to visit your blog and see your creativity. Thank you for sharing. Peggy from PA

    ReplyDelete
  72. Hi Gollum,
    What a treat this was....... Your table with the house centerpiece was something I have never seen. It was gorgeous and I want to run right out and make one like it. You are so creative !!!
    I will be back to see more of your creative work.
    Thanks for the show........ Connie

    ReplyDelete
  73. Hi Gollum! This is my favorite tablescape yet!! Love the centerpiece, the plates, the little birdie biscuits!! Casual elegance at its best!!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

    ReplyDelete
  74. I love all birdie things, so I adore this! Using the birdhouse as a centerpiece is perfect-as are those amazing unique dishes! I am making those biscuits for Easter dinner!
    ~Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  75. I am Barbara, from Hungary, Debrecen.I just found out this page.I love my congratulations for the job.I gather the napkins,all I care about them.Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
  76. all your tablescapes are so amazing! I love to look at all your idea...they inspire me.

    You can link this to my centerpiece wednesday party too.

    Really you can link all your tablescapes to my parties anytime!!

    Karin

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails