A Little Birdie Told Me


A little birdie told me that spring is coming. 
Even though it is still winter, spring is playing hide and seek. 1,2,3..Here I come!
  The birds are singing again outside our windows which is a sure sign spring is not too far away. Soon the momma birds will be building nests and by mid spring we'll begin to see the first of the little ones that have hatched.    I think I'll have a cup of tea and watch them for a while.

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I love to watch the momma bird feeding her young. The little ones sit quietly in the nest until they hear their momma coming back with food for them. Then their little beaks crack open farther than you would think they could as each one peeps louder than their sibling to try to get more food.

I was inspired to set my table by the birds that chirp so sweetly these days.  Just hearing them makes me realize that it won't be too much longer before we see the last of the snow.

How many bird houses do you see?


I can almost imagine the babies inside.


Spring blossoms in the form of the napkin ring.

Stamens rising high


This tablecloth was my inspiration for my color palette.



Layers

Babies sitting quietly in the nest waiting for momma to bring back some food.


Sitting still so as not to be discovered.


I hope you can hear the birds chirping where you are. C'mon spring. Olly, Olly, Oxen Free!!

Resources:
Tablecloth, napkins, place mats and lunch plates - Target 2011
Table runner - Tableclothfactory.com late 2010
Ivory plates - Ikea 2004
Ceramic birds and painted white birdhouses - Joanne Fabric 2011
Napkin Rings - Pier 1 2011
Branch - the woods on my property screwed to a wooden base, painted and sealed


I will be linking up with some talented ladies over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Comments

  1. Mindy, this is great! You shoul open a shop. I bet you'll have a lot of clients;)

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  2. Your tables are simply awesome. Love the new spring one and just scrolled down to review the Winter theme and Chess ones again. Breathtaking!

    Sue

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  3. Mindy, I agree with Desi, you should open a shop. You set such beautiful tables and I loved this one. Yes, I also believe that spring is just around the corner. Maybe that is why I'm cleaning house these days, one room at a time.
    Love you
    Mom

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  4. I agree with the others, open up your own shop! I too loved seeing your work on this table. Love, me

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  5. Beautiful tablescape. Love the spring theme, makes me want to pitch the winter coat...but I won't, still a bit chilly!

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  6. I love every moment of your tablescape. All of your elements are perfect! Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for your kind and generous comments only post. I hope that you do get a chance to listen to KC's music. I think that you'll adore her work. Her latest CD is "Orchid.". Cherry Kay

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  7. Hi Mindy,

    I love your tablescape! That tablecloth is just beautiful. Thanks so much for coming by my blog so I could find yours!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  8. I do love your Birdie tablescape! That tablecloth is gorgeous. Thanks for visiting me today. Janet

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  9. Beautiful! Love it! :)

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  10. Hi, Mindy! I think we're all itching for springtime to come in full force (minus the tornadoes indigenous to the Midwest!), and your fresh table is perfect for it! I am really impressed that you actually created that centerpiece with the branch from your yard! It is so great when nature already provides what costs a small fortune in the stores! :-) Wonderfully inspired table! Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning. I appreciate your kind comments! Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope spring finds its way to your doorstep soon!

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  11. What a great bird table -- Love that spring is almost here!

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  12. Love your sweet bird teapot! Your tablecloth is wonderful! I'm listening to the birds chirp now, hoping spring is right around the corner :-)

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  13. Amazingly beautiful table...the napkin rings are adorable.

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  14. I enjoyed seeing your spring themed table with the cute little birds.
    I am looking forward to waking up to the sound of birds singing again.

    Carolyn

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  15. OMGosh I love your table! I'm crazy about anything with birds! The table runner is gorgeous. I'm going to visit that site in just a moment and check it out. :)

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog and I'm so happy to find yours -- I'm now your newest follower!

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  16. Mindy, I love your table. And YES when the birds come back and start singing, Spring is following close behind. Thanks for sharing.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  17. You are so sweet Mindy! Thank you so much for such a nice comment. I know everyone is anxiously awaiting Spring. It's my favorite time of year.

    Have a great weekend.

    Jocelyn

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  18. Love your table can you come do mine. It is so bright great for springtime tea.

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  20. Mindy, Looks like you have found your new vocation! Seriously. Simply beautiful! You have real talent! Linda

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