When I give way to whimsy in decorating it tends to be mostly at the table. A little linen table square with a bird motif is my inspiration here. I found it at a flea market for under six dollars. Not my usual color scheme, but I have a friend who loves this combination, and it will make a cute gift.
A snippet of linen like this really enhances the look of a tablescape, and has me gathering things up to coordinate with it.
That's always going to include bits from my white and cream china collections of course! The green trim vintage English plates are the perfect thing here mixed with Wedgwood Queensware teacups.
Vintage monogram napkins add still more to a layered look.
The lace tablecloth underneath is not an heirloom, or even vintage. It was made especially for me by my talented daughter-in-law just a few years ago. You can't even imagine how many different ways this is special to me.
A plain English teapot by Johnson Brothers, which is still in production, and a Royal Albert creamer and sugar bowl round things out to make a pretty picture!
I thought I was finished collecting majolica until I came across this fantastic bird pitcher a few weeks ago. It takes my breath away, and seems just made for this table setting. I love it when things just seem to fall together!
A bird themed table always makes me feel so cottagey!
And here we are coming up against another weekend already!
Maybe it's a big one for you.
Hope it's fun!