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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Chloe Crabtree says
Kim! So adorable for springtime! You have inspired me!
Really gorgeous table setting! I love the addition of the moss.
Thank you for the compliment, Alexandra. I use moss for everything!!!!
Christy Little says
Your breakfast room is just so beautiful. That year-round view is so stunning. It must be mesmerizing looking out at the fruits of your labor. Stunning, my friend!
I love your take on the inspiration photo! Your table looks so beautiful! I love the place settings too!! iIthink I see a spot set for me!
Chas Greener says
How very cute is this friend!!! So fun, festive, and now I’m ready to get outside and celebrate the nicer weather (at least today it’s nice). Hugs
Kim, love the setting of your tablescape. The birdhouse is so cute and I didn’t notice that you didn’t have a bird printable. I love that you used moss around the nests. Very pretty and you worked really hard to arrange it all. Happy Spring.
Jennifer Howard says
This is super sweet! Another beautiful centerpeice and tablescape from you!!
Kim, your decor always makes me happy. You have such a cheerful and welcoming style! I love the layered look of your chargers. They drew me in right away. The Rae Dunn birdhouse was perfect, too. Pinned!
Hi Crissy! Thank you so much! It always amazes me how many ideas I get after a Pinterest Challenge. Everyone did such an amazing job!
Julie Briones says
Kim… I love how you used so many of the same elements, and though I’m not a RD collector, your Rae Dunn birdhouse is just so pretty! Your whole table is picture perfect! 😉 Pinned and sharing!
Thank you, Julie! Yes, this is very, very out of character for me.
Would you believe me if I said I still don’t have any Rae Dunn stuff? I probably wont but I think it’s so adorable! Your first piece is precious. I have a friend that I think has every piece known to the human race. I suppose I could borrow a piece or two from her if I ever need it. Wowza.
Love how your table centerpiece turned out. Those little birds are adorable. I realized for this challenge that I need to start shopping more for spring goodies because I have almost zero. That’s crazy I know. I know!
And hello, I want those same glasses. I never saw those at our HG. I swear, sometimes I need to camp out the night before to get the good stuff.
Thank you so much for joining in. Always love what you do. You’ve inspired me to start putting something on the plates instead of being so dang practical. I never make is “special” enough. And we all deserve a little special! 😉
We do all deserve a little “special” Cindy. This will probably be the ONLY Rae Dunn piece I own as well, but it was fun. Thank you as always for inviting me to join this amazing group of ladies and for all the fun!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I don’t have any Rae Dunn pieces, but if I were collecting I would start with this darling birdhouse! Love your pretty woven tray and how you met this month’s challenge with flying colors! Your moss covered chargers are awesome and really show off your charming stack of dishes and the cute bird nests! Pinning of course!
Thank you for the very, very sweet words, Michelle! This is just such a fun group and I am always amazed by the different interpretations. I’m so happy to be decorating for spring, it seems so much more cheerful in the house these days!
Kim how pretty! I love how yours turned out! Your whole tablescape looks amazing with your view of the water! Pineed! xoxoxo
Thank you, Stacy! You are always so good for my ego!
Lora Bloomquist says
This is so beautiful, Kim! Love the colors and textures you brought together and love the reindeer moss on the charger; I’d totally eat off of a plate with it around! But you crack me up:) Oh, the vibrant Spring colors in the background; wish we were that far along. Still all brown here, but at least the white’s gone and the rain will green up the grass! Love having you a part of this group!
Hi Lora! I am so happy to be part of the group! I’m glad to hear that the snow is gone. That is definitely a step in the right direction! So there are a few of you that will eat off the plate4s with the moss-filled chargers, so I will remember to invite you all for dinner.
Oh I recognize that birdhouse! Seeing yours makes me want it more! Love the centerpiece (with those views).
So pretty. Great job! laura in Colorado
Thank you so much, Laura! It was such a stretch for me because I will usually gravitate towards something more vintage and rustic, but I really ended up liking it! See, it just shows that I need to try new things! Happy Spring!
You set a beautiful table, Kim! I love the look of the moss that you added to your chargers and wouldn’t think twice about eating from a plate resting on the charger. I love how you tied both your napkins and silverware with twine and I also love the nest in a bowl on each place setting. Your centerpiece turned out so pretty and I am very intrigued by your birdhouse as I’ve never seen one like it. (Maybe that’s because we don’t have Home Goods, so I don’t see Rae Dunn for sale in my neck of the woods.) The best part about your tablescape was looking at your gorgeous lake view. There’s nothing like a pretty view to enjoy while you dine!
Thank you so much, Paula! I love that our eating space overlooks the water view. The only problem is getting the sunlight right for pictures and I did struggle a bit It feels so good to be decorating for spring again, and finally saying goodbye to the winter blues. I just love seeing what everyone comes up with each month. So fun and such great ideas!
Your table is just charming Kim! I love the pastel colors you chose to show off, and the elevated birdhouse is so cute!
Kim, your tablescapes are always stunning! I love your Rae Dunn birdhouse, and I particularly love those green ruffled plates tucked in your plate stack. Are they jadite? Perfection, as always!
I’ve pinned this to my Birdhouses Pinterest Board!
I’d love it if you’d like to share at the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Hi Nkiy! The dishes are jade-colored milk glass. I just love that color. Thank you for the sweet words. Happy Spring!
Rebecca Payne says
Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much, Rebecca! Happy Spring!
This is beautiful. I love your centerpiece tray with the darling birdhouse, but I also really love the gorgeous placesettings you created. Such a pretty tablescape. I loved it all
Thank you so much, Marty! I’m so glad we’re decorating for spring and not winter anymore!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What a gorgeous grouping! I would totally eat a meal off with its lovely moss charger. LOL
Thank you, Laura, and that is really good to know!