Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This Dining Room is for the Birds!

In the few weeks since I've been blogging, it's probably become apparent that I love anything to do with birds--little bird figurines, birdhouses, birdcages, eggs, etc.  You probably guessed that I love blue and white too!  My dining room decor is no exception.

I've never posted a tablescape before, but thought it might be fun to try one.


My good friend, Cindy, bought me the dishes.  I think they are so cute and I am so fortunate to have such a generous friend!


I found these ceramic bird napkin rings on ebay.


My husband made the dining table for me for Christmas many years ago. 







The cloche and the wooden birdcage were both bought from the BarnHouse boys.  Boy, do I miss their sales since we left Oregon!





Our plan with this room is to build a wall of cabinets where this pine cabinet is now.  Ellen, from Nouveau Stitch has some beautiful ones HERE and has given me the dimensions.  I cannot wait for my husband to start on them!



We have these pretty french doors.  Full disclosure here--the doors must be kept closed if the table is set.  Our cat thinks this room is for his enjoyment only....  :)


Thanks so much for coming by!  I really appreciate your visits and your comments!

Pam

I am linking to the following parties:
Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday
A Stroll Thru Life's Cloche Party  (yes, I know I only have one cloche in here, but it's my favorite)  :)
Happy to Design's Sunday Favorites
Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party

54 comments:

  1. Pam your dining room is lovely! I see quite a few things that I would love to snach from you, one are those adorable napkin rings,and another is that cloche. Martina

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  2. Well, you know I've got to LOVE this post! Your table looks delightful, love the crisp blue and white colors and how all the birds are white!

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  3. I love your dining room Pam! Your husband did an amazing job on your table. It must be so nice to be able to create your own furniture!

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  4. I am traditional in that I ADORE navy and white for spring! Very pretty!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Pam!!! You are an amazing decorator, I need you to come out to Cali and help me with mine!!! ~dena~

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  6. Hi Pam....

    I don't know what it is, but I too have a love for decorating with birds.

    Your table scape is stunning. I love the clean lines of the blue and white. Great score on ebay with the napkin rings.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  7. Hi Pam! That is so cool!! Love getting to see your talents at work. Wish I lived closer so I could check it out in person!! Love what you have done!!

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  8. You've set a beautiful table! Love all the birds AND the blue/white china!

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  9. Looks great Pam! Love all the birds and the blue and white! So crisp and clean!

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  10. Pam, I just saw at an antique store cute birds....I should have bought them....you did such a great job displaying them...You are the best!

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  11. Love your blue and white plates, Pam. Delightful!
    Blessings, Beth

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  12. What a great debut tablescape! I love the blue and white; it's so fresh and inviting!

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  13. Congratulations on your first tablescape! It's a hit! Your friend IS quite generous...those are beautiful dishes! Blue & white is always so fresh and lovely. And your husband MADE that table?!!?! VERY good man! I hope you will come back and post another tablescape soon!

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  14. Pam, your tablescape looks so pretty. Love that china, because I love blue and white china. I like that some of the pieces are square. What a nice gift from your friend. Those napkin rings are great! laurie

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  15. Pam, your first table is a sure winner! Love blue and white, it is as classic as black and white. Can't wait to see your next tables...there will be others, right?

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  16. I think your dining room and table setting is charming! I love the blue and white. Very pretty.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful room. Your table is amazing! I love the deep blues against the wood. Those dishes are really cute!

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  18. The blue and white is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this pretty tablescape. Love it!

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  19. a splendidly lovely table.. really. I love those dishes. You have a sweet friend with great taste.

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  20. Great minds think alike! My tablescape that I just posted also has a bird theme. We both love birds.

    I think that your table turned out to be lovely and inviting. In fact, feel free to invite me over any time! : )

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  21. That blue and white looks terrific on your table. What a nice job he did on that! It's lovely! Your china goes great with the bird theme, I have those birds, aren't they great! Wonderful design!

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  22. I love those dishes, the square sald plate adds so much! Pretty table, waiting for Spring to fly in!
    Love your blue and white!

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  23. Ha! I was in the mood for birds on my lastest tablescape too! I really like everything you've done here (and your husband has quite the talent also). I am so glad you decided to post a tablescape. Please do it again and again!

    You can check out my birds at The Howell Blessings. See you!
    Miss Mindy

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  24. Your dining room is Beautiful!

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  25. What a pretty dining room! Love that table and I especially love all your birds for spring.

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  26. I'm your newest follower, because I totally love your dining room for the "birds"! What a beautiful table, I love your dishes in blue and white, I posted one with Bl. and Wh. I just received from hubby for our 36th., so I'm loving yours. The birds that are sitting all over your lovely table are amazing, it makes like spring IS HERE and they must be cheeping all over your house.
    Come over and visit as I'd be delighted!
    FABBY

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  27. Love your bird theme. The robins are here . Love that your husband built you your beautiful furnitue. Just the kind I like. He's a keeper.Blue and white is my favorite colors so elegant

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  28. Your table looks so beautiful and I like how you did your cloche.

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  29. I think you have two cloches- the birdcage counts! *grin*
    Your table looks so pretty. I love blue and white, as evidenced in one of my recent posts, so your dishes certainly call to me. How wonderful that you have handcrafted furniture made by your husband. Welcome to blogland, Pam- I see that you are fairly new. :-) Sue

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  30. I love classic blue and white. Your husband made a lovely table and I enjoyed your cloches.

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  31. I love your tablescape, Pam. I love all the birds but my fave are the napkin rings...Christine

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  32. WOW! Thank you so much for such a lovely and generous comments! You've made my evening, I will call my mother and tell her what you said, she'll be very happy! I can't call my darling MIL as she left us 2 years ago, but I'm finally ready to change the faux- flower arrangement she did in the center piece.
    Have a nice weekend.
    XO
    FABBY

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  33. I love all of your birds!! Your table is so pretty and I love the dishes with the mix of square and around!

    Your husband is a talented guy!! Your home is lovely.

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  34. I have a " thing" for birds, too. Sometimes I think I've gone overkill, but , oh well, it's what I like. Your dining room looks great and your tables cape is very pretty. Nicely done!
    Barb

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  35. Lovely dining room. You tablescape is really nice. ~~Sherry~~

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  36. Visting from the cloche party and I love those napkin rings...so cute!

    Rondell

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  37. Very pretty dishes. I love blue and white. Allof the birds and birdcages are perfect.Everything is so crisp and spring like.

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  38. Your table is so pretty and I'm crazy about your birds!

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  39. Welcome to the world of tablescaping! You did a great job with your wonderful blue and white dishes and your precious bird elements. Love, love, love that your precious husband built the dining table for you...automatically makes it a family treasure! Cherry Kay

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  40. New follower who stopped by from Favorite Sunday.. I love birds also. Yours look so cute. Love your china..could you ask Cindy if she will be my friend? What a generous gift.

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  41. Love all your cute bird stuff! so cute! have a wonderful week!

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  42. Gorgeous tablescape. Love your cloche and the birdcage, both are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  43. I LOVE your dining room - - - especially the SPLASHES of navy against the light-ish colored wood.

    And, those french doors!!! They are gorgeous - - - I might keep them closed ALL THE TIME just to look at them.

    PS - - - I won't forget your name, I only have ONE sister and she is Pam!

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  44. Hi Pam!!~ WOW now tablescapes, you are a busy lady. I love doing tables too, but when I have the time. Yours looks gorgeous! I love blue and white, and the birds and cage are a great touch. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Enjoy!

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  45. Love you table! I am your newest follower :)

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  46. Hi Pam...

    Ohhh...I love your beautiful blue and white table, my friend! And...I just adore all sweet birds so it really tickled my fancy! Hehe! What a beautiful gift your dear friend gave you...those dishes are gorgeous! I love your table centerpiece and your new bird napkins rings are awesome! I would love to have some like them! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely spring table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

    Have a fabulous week, Pam!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  47. Hey Pam! Your table lokks great! The dishes are my fav. part! I'm your latest follower, hope you will follow me back! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com :)

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  48. Your tablescape is lovely. I especially love those bird napkin rings. I am most impressed with the table that your husband made. I have a very similar pine table, but I had to buy mine! Lucky you!
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  49. what a pretty tablescape! I love blue and white! Throw in some birds and I love it even more! Your husband did a fabulous job on the table, it looks great. I know exactly what you mean about your cat! Unfortunately, I do not have doors so I can close off my dining room to my little furbabies.

    ~ Tracy

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  50. I love the table and the decor! I am a fan of birds and birdhouses, AND love blue and white. Nicely done!

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  51. You did a wonderful job! I love birds, too. In fact, my kitchen mostly has pictures of lovely birds as art. I adore all reminders of the outdoors.Pay me a visit at Brambly, I would love to hear from you.Have a terrific day,

    Ann-Marie

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  52. It doesn't get better than blue and white and birds. Simply beautiful.
    I am your newest follower from the New Bloggers Monday. Come visit me at
    http://puddlejumpercreations.blogspot.com

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  53. I do love your table. There is just something about birds!!!!

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