Are you looking for a simple tablescape for the spring season? I’ll share this month’s “Pinterest Challenge” with you, as well as the inspiration behind creating this spring birdhouse tablescape.
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Spring Table & Pinterest Challenge
Are you ready for another Pinterest Challenge? If this is your first time hearing about the Pinterest Challenge, let me explain. Every month, our fabulous host Cindy from County Road 407, selects an inspiration photo for everyone to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo, according to each of our individual and unique styles of decorating.
If you’re stopping by from Thistle Key Lane, I’m so happy you’re here. Michelle inspires me every time I visit her blog. Didn’t you love her bird theme-inspired centerpiece? And you won’t want to miss my other friends at the end of this post for even more inspiration.
Our inspiration photo this month comes from Doreen of Hymns & Verses. This birdhouse took center stage and added such a unique twist on a spring centerpiece. I couldn’t wait to get started on creating a spring tablescape of my own, with a birdhouse of course!
Items To Incorporate
To recreate a similar spring birdhouse tablescape, I used as many of the same elements as possible from the inspirational photo. I tried to use as many home décor items that I could that I already had around the house. I wanted to include:
- Birdhouse – HomeGoods
- Spring flower blossoms in a glass jar
- Bird nests with eggs
- Wicker basket
- Drinking glasses – HomeGoods
- White and pastel dishware – vintage Ironstone
- Rustic Chargers – Pottery Barn
- Silverware tied with twine
- White napkins – HomeGoods
- Table runner – Pier 1
- Decorative birds
- Ceramic Pedestal – HomeGoods
One of the biggest differences between the spring birdhouse tablescape inspiration photo and how I recreated my spring tablescape was, unfortunately, the absence of a framed bird print. I didn’t have one at home, and I was so sad when I couldn’t find a print anywhere in town.
And then, I embarrassed myself. Completely! I went back to read Doreen’s blog post again and saw that she had a downloadable bird print available. Of course, when I read the post again, I had already taken the pictures and had most of this blog post written. A missed opportunity for sure.
The pink blossoms are my favorites for spring, and I thought they would be pretty mixed in with the blues and greens. These are faux flowers and I’ve used them for well over 5 years. I cut up little pink faux flowers from a bundle I had in the closet and added them to the place setting and inside the nests.
SHOP SPRING FAUX FLOWERS
There were several choices for a birdhouse. First, I could use the rustic and cool house that my friend offered me. I even found an unpainted birdhouse at Michael’s for $5.00, but I procrastinated and ran out of time to paint it. It would have been so cute! Maybe next time!
But I chose to go with this ceramic Rae Dunn birdhouse. Just as Doreen found her birdhouse at HomeGoods, I did too. This is my very first Rae Dunn piece ever! Because the birdhouse was a little small, I decided to give it some height by resting it on a pastel stand.
SHOP BIRDS AND NESTS
For each place setting, I really would have loved to have used a round grapevine wreath underneath each dinner plate as the original picture had. But I wasn’t able to find any so I used some rattan chargers I already had and hot glued moss to them.
Now, I’m not sure if moss is appealing to those who are eating a meal, but this is a Pinterest Challenge! Let’s be honest, no one ate anything off of these plates after these pictures were taken!
The white dishes are vintage Ironstone, and I used a jadeite green color dish I bought on my trip to Oklahoma, at the Pioneer Woman Merchantile this same time last year. I tied my everyday silverware with twine. As much as I would have loved to place the napkins inside the small bowl, I went for a more simple approach and added a bird’s nest with eggs to the bowl. This was mainly because my napkin did not look as pretty as Doreen’s (Sigh).
For the spring birdhouse tablescape runner, I was happy that this was so easy! We have it on the table almost all the time. And the glasses were bought probably around the same time Doreen got hers at HomeGoods. I think they are the same ones.
SHOP CHARGERS AND RUNNERS
I hope you liked my take on a Spring Birdhouse Tablescape. Are you ready to see more Pinterest Challenges? Next up is Barbara at French Ethereal. I know you will love her birdhouse vignette on the spring potting bench. Thanks so much for being here and Happy Spring!
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Spring Table Pinterest Challenge
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