These little square plates with the cute chintz birds were a delightful find. I bought them during winter's dark cold and grey days.....and could hardly wait for the time for them to find their way to the Finch Rest table! Spring has finally arrived, and now these adorable plates get to come out and play too!
They were definately the inspiration for this entire tablescape color scheme.
At first I used a white vase with tall lanky branches of freshly cut forsythia. It was exactly the look I wanted and was very excited to show you. BUT it rained for a few days, and I couldn't get any decent lighting for blog-worthy photos, and I am still (yes I know) dealing with this stupid lingering illness. So I worked around my rare and few "feeling ok-for-a-millisecond-perhaps-I-can-actually-do-something-productive" moments, and in the interim the forsythia sorta up and died on me.......finding that overnight it wept most of its precious yellow blossoms all over my tablescape. Sigh.
I really didn't have the
I kinda pushed the envelope with using these "teacups." First off, I have never use them as coffee or tea cups - their shape to me screams SOUP cups. But they having those sweet soft yellow daffodils I just wanted to use them one last time before packing them away for next year. I think plain white would have made a better statement at this table, but white was just too boring for me to use today, this is SPRING! See? I am practicing my Comfort with Color lessons and putting them to good use!
Just look at all that beautiful amazing color!
And yes, I am showing this cup-gone-Eastery again, sorry - (I used recently in a vignette) because, well, it seems to just belong with this post too! And perhaps you missed it, and that would be just too sad! We at Finch Rest cannot have you miss anything now, can we?
It is really time for me to get with the program and start planning my Easter tablescape............so this pic helps me get more easily into that groove, too.
Call this my "closing segue" pic. That segue is sure a weird word, ya know?
Bird plates: 222 5th Ave.
White plates: Mainstays/Home
Green salad plates: Pfaltzgraff
Green ruffled placemats: Joann Fabric's (I think)
Daffodil "soup" coffee/teacups: Farberware
Green glasses: old Franciscan Masterpiece made in France
Linking up at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday!
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