Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday Favorites-Nature Inspired Table

Originally posted last year on
 Mother's Day weekend. 
  I'm joining Chari's Sunday Favorites this week.  Hope your Sunday is blessed!

 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 old garden books!  The art on this old cover is very sweet.

My green majolica cabbage plates and a nest are 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!

Go by and visit Chari this week!


  1. Oh how perfect. I love all of it. You did such a wonderful job of pulling things in from nature. I love the next, the cloche, eggs and the pretty linens and dishes. I just love it all. Thanks in advance for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Sonia,

    It hard to say I like any one's all so cute!! I love the teapot and the honey creamer a lot and I am going to try to stick my burlap tablecloth into the wash to see if it will fray like yours...I have been afraid to do that!!

    Beautiful table, my friend!


  3. Sonia, this table is adorable. Love that teapot and the honey pots. I try to pick up honey pots when ever I find them. The second one certainly has some great detail. ~ Sarah

  4. Hello sweet lady...

    I was just tickled pink to see you signed up this week for the Sunday Favorites repost party, dear friend! How are you doing? I just love this Mother's Day Garden Tea post...what a gorgeous table! I do make THE PRETTIEST tables with the most beautiful centerpiece vignettes!!! This one is truly "one of a kind"! I just loved looking through all of your garden pretties!!!, love, LOVE the green transferware teapot that your friend gifted to you! I could put it to use at my place...with all of my green transferware dishes! Hehe! Again...such a gorgeous's perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Ohhh...and I nearly forgot...wanted to tell you that using a valance for your table runner is a GRAND idea! I hadn't thought of that have my creative wheels a turnin' now! Hehe!

    Well dear friend, I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well! I read that your son just graduated from the Baptist College...that is soooo very awesome! He is such a good looking young man...and one that loves the just doesn't get any better! I know that you are one...very proud...mama!!! Congratulations, Sonja!!! You take care...

    Love ya,

  5. Your tablescape is so pretty!
    Thanks for the tip on the burlap tablecloth.


  6. Hi Sonia!
    Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy to be back in the blogging world; it's so beautiful and happy here.

    I LOVE your table! Birds are one of my very favorite decorating motifs and those two honey pots are too cute! My daughter and her husband are stationed in VA Beach now and we will visit Williamsburg when I'm there in about two weeks. I may have to look for some of that transferware!


  7. I also LOVE the beehive creamer and honeypott. I am so coveting them, shame on me. I wish I had just a little of your talent. You are so good at decorating a table. Thanks for inspiring me.


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