Monday, May 10, 2010

Nature-Inspired Table

I love bringing the outdoors in...birds, nests, eggs, garden tools and other natural materials  I've collected from here and there just make me happy.    This weekend I gathered some of my favorite things from around my house to create a nature-inspired table for one.  

The green transferware teapot was a gift from a friend..she brought it to me from a trip to Williamsburg.  I love the bird pattern motif!

I made a simple burlap tablecloth.   All I did was purchase several yards of burlap and threw it in the washing machine.  It frayed all by itself and created this wonderful natural hem.

I found the green "runner"   at a thrift store. It's actually a Waverly valance panel and I love the fern pattern.  Old window coverings make great runners or tablecloths and are usually inexpensive at garage sales and thrift stores.  

The bird is from Goodwill for $3.00 and it still has a Stein Mart price tag of $19.99 on the bottom.  The little cloche with the robin's egg I made from odds and ends I found at a thrift store.  The dome was $1.00 and the clear candleholder was .75 cents and they fit together perfectly!

This adorable old bee hive creamer was half-price at an antique store that was having a closing sale.  Later that same day I found another honeypot on sale and thought they would look cute together.

The old vintage garden book was from a friend's mother's estate.  I love garden books!  The art on this old cover is very sweet.

I love my green cabbage plates and a nest is always welcome.

A little bird and garden stakes are welcome too!

My garden tea table was a treat for me on Mother's Day weekend!  Take the time a set a beautiful table just for you!

I'm linking this week with:

Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday
Susan's BTNOP Tablescape Thursday
Linda's Costal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
A Picture's Worth a 1,000 Words- 2nd Time Around Tuesday
Martha's Tea Cup Tuesdays
Cindy's Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Have fun at all the parties!!


  1. I love all your treasures on the table. Everything is so cute!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  2. Hi Sonia!
    Lovin your "Bring it all indoors" table.
    Very sweet...
    The transferware = gorgeous.
    Nest and blue eggs = perfect.
    xoxo~Kathy @-Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Hi: What an amazing table you set. I love the tea pot, the rabbit, I loved it all. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  4. This table setting is fabulous. I really do like it. The bee hives are my favorite.

  5. Everything about this nature inspired table is inspiring to me. From the charming teapot to the clever burlap cloth to those absolutely charming honey pots . . . I'm totally smitten. I've been looking for interesting vintage bee hive pots, but no luck as yet. Yours are terrific! ~ Sarah

  6. Sonia, I am smitten by your darling natural table. And your burlap runner is gorgeous! It looks soft and natural and perfect for your table design!
    The little bee dishes are so sweet and add a "sweet" touch to this display.
    Beautifully done!
    Yvonne @ StoneGable

  7. Just beautiful....Happy 2nd time around Tuesday.

    Mine is here

  8. I love your Nature inspired tea party! You have used some beautiful treasures and everything looks beautiful.

    Best wishes,

  9. What a fun table to sit down too and just enjoy! Love how all the nature elements look so great with the runners you added and the dishes. Inspiring!

  10. Sonia, your table is magazine worthy this week. It's just so pretty. I love the natural theme. Love the honeypots.

  11. Very nice! I love your treasure table filled with so many wonderful things. I am actually inspired by the display of the gardening book the most. I love gardening books and have lots of them but have never thought of displaying them standing up like this. Love it!

  12. Oh what inspiration! I LOVE your green cabbage plates. I have looked and looked for some but with no luck. Everything is beautiful, springy, and fresh. Be blessed. Cindy

  13. Each element of this table compliments the next and it's all so lovely together. I to like bird themed, well anything really with a bird motif'. Your teapot is so cute and the sugar and creamers adorable. Perfect accents of texture and color! LOVE this!!!

  14. p/s I love that band too, over on your sidebar! They rock...or should I say Hop? ;-)

  15. Oh my word, this is just breathtaking. I love all the beautiful garden elements. The terreriam, the different plants, all the garden accessories and then the beautiful dishes and the burlap is so great. I guess you can tell, I really am impressed with it all. Just gorgeous. I would just leave this for weeks and enjoy it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  16. Hi Sonia,
    My first time here. I love your garden table. Please stop over and visit when you have time.

  17. This is truly a magazine worthy layout. Just inspiring and beautiful and creative!!!Love it~~~ Jammie

  18. This was just BEAUTIFUL!! I loved everything about it!! XXOO

  19. I am inspired by all things nature and your vignette is so beautiful. From the colors to the pretty finds you incorporated in this! Lovely!! All my best, Theresa
    MsartistSewCrafty for tea and if you wish to enter a giveaway I am having that ends tomorrow visit MsartistTheresaHuse both on blog spot. I would love for you to have a chance.
    All my best, Theresa

  20. Just look at your lovely table! Wow, you are really creative. You have done such a fabulous job setting it up.
    Those are some truly fab finds too.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today!

  21. OH wow! I love it all especially the fact that you got such a great deal on everything! The teapot is heavenly! LOVE IT! Hugs,

  22. Very exquisite post with beautiful objets d'art! I love it all and how fun is it to participate in all these blog parties. Thanks for sharing.


  23. This is such a beautiful garden tea table!!
    I love all the various elements that you used to create this lovely display!

  24. Bee still my heart you clever lady. This table is stunning in a natural way. I will truly come to visit again...although I must warn you...I might not leave...


  25. It's all so lovely, like Spring has sprung into a wonderful garden setting on you table.

  26. Beautiful tablescape...luv the burlap and that cute GW bird! Thanks for sharing with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  27. such Eastery setting! love it! am pretty sure, tea would taste better with this setting! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  28. Seriously, I love every cotton-pickin' little thing on this table...just my style!!!

  29. so many beautiful things, i adore all your details... gosh, cute cute cute! dare i say i want it all...

  30. Your nature inspired table is wonderful! Love the way the burlap frayed! At first I thought you had pulled threads to do it! LOL!


  31. You did a great job..everything looks so natural..and pretty!

  32. Better keep that bee creamer and honey pot under lock and key...that's just the kind of things I have been looking for living in the Beehive State! Your table, with all the fun details, was so charming! Joni

  33. This is SUCH a cute tablescape! I loved everything about it. Just darling. You hit a home run with this.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


    Sheila :-)

  34. Hi Sonia, What a lovely Mother's Day table. You really did a beautiful job putting your tablescape together. I love evey bit of it right down to your little egg filled cloche that you created. Love the burlap too! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "TWEET" Tablescape Thursday", it was so much fun designing this table. I'm really enjoying birds this year!

  35. LOVE that teapot! And thoee cutre honey pots are just adorable. Everything looks so summery!

  36. Love the tablescape. The teapot is gorgeous and the beehive creamer and honey pot are wonderful. I am going to try the burlap in the washing machine.....


  37. Just beautiful! Thanks for following me. I'm returning the favor. Have a great weekend!

  38. I don't usually like burlap, BUT you have made it look divine Dahling!! Love that teapot and the birds and book!! Great ideas!!

    nannykim at

  39. Sonia this is a beautiful tablescape! What a great idea to use nature as an inspiration.
    I am loving yellow flowers lately. Yours are just gorgeous. Lovely job! ~Melissa :)

  40. Love your nature inspired table, very pretty.

  41. What a pretty table you've set! I do like the bee hive stuff, I suppose you aren't surprised, since you visited me and left a comment on my bee hive beverage container! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I LOVE visitors! Sandi

  42. What an amazing friend to bring you that beautiful tea pot! And what a wonderful garden table.

  43. Do love your indoor garden! Lovely -- and the bee hives are so cute. Great table today.

  44. Wow-
    What a beautiful tablescape.
    I love the burlap runner.
    You did a great job.

    I linked to the same party also-

    White Spray Paint

  45. Beautiful all the nature touches! Have a great week!


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