Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Monday, September 13, 2010

100th Blog Post - 34th - Tablescape - Nesting Birds....

My 100th blog post!  Yeah!  Althougth I was originally saving my 100th post for the wedding tablescape I am doing for my niece, I coudn't wait two weeks to do a new tablescape or to post to my blog.  So as not to take away from my wedding tablescape - tribute to my niece's wedding here is a tablescape that she would love! 

As we are less than 4 weeks from a very big event in our family, my niece, Tiffany's (my sister, Dawn's oldest daughter) wedding; I am inspired by her upcoming marriage and her love of the "birds" accent pieces.  She originally wanted a "bird" theme wedding but given her choice of location it just didn't fit.  Well not the case for my dinning room. 

This little bird was from Tiffany's shower, they were the decorations on the tables!

I used white placemats and bronze chargers, then placed these beautiful white plates, which are two different sets.  The larger plates are not stamped but the smaller ones are Totally Today.  Then I place these cute little wire dragonflys in the center.

These napkin rings appear to be hand made out of a hair clip - a lot of work gluing all those beads to the clip.....I purchased the four napkin rings and 8 dragonflys (4 dragonflys I gave to my sister, Dawn) for $2 at the PAW's Thrift Store.

This bird/cage tea light holder is from Yankee Candle as well as the one in the picture below.  They were on sale both for $7.

The centerpiec is a wrought iron candleabra that I picked up at Salvation Army for $5; I placed some flowers around it to give it some color.  It holds 5 tealights or votives and 5 tapers.  I chose purple as the accent colors because it is one of the colors my niece has chosen for her wedding.

Even decorated the buffet with the bird theme....

I think my real bird, Sweetie, thinks he has some new family members.....

Couldn't not share a close up of Sweety.....

and now light up for the evening....

I love how the plates glossy finish shines with the candle light...

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting; please leave some encouraging words!
Don't forget to stop back by in a couple weeks for my special weddng tablescape!


  1. Looks so cozy with the candles lit! The napkin rings are very cute! I love the addition of the little dragonfly! :)

  2. What a pretty table. I love the napkin rings with the beads! That must have been a lot of work.

  3. Sweetie fits right in with your pretty table and theme! You are a very good aunt! Have fun at the wedding. Linda

  4. such pretty touches! congrats on your 100th post mine is coming up and I was just thinkin.....what am I going to do!

  5. I was going to ask if those were her wedding colors. Glad they are because they're so pretty. The whole table was pretty before the candles were lit. When they were, it had the wow factor!

    Hope her wedding is as lovely as the table she inspired.

    And HAPPY 100th Post!

  6. Tammy a big congratulations on reaching 100 posts (mine was this week's TT, too)...looking forward to seeing your next 100!
    Very pretty's magical in candlelight!

  7. All wonderful elements combined to make a lovely tablescape :)

    Congratulations to your family on the upcoming wedding!


  8. Your niece is truly blessed to have an aunt as caring as you. You have set a gorgeous table to honor her...I think that Sweetie definitely approved. The candelabra is very effective in your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  9. What a pretty table! We, too, are excited about an upcoming wedding for our niece. I love your centerpiece with the flowers and the candles. It looks especially lovely at night. Congrats on post #100!