Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Wild Game Birds Tablescape

After a day spent antiquing last Saturday in the wine country, BFF Maureen and I created a tablescape with our finds of the day. I found two Johnson Brothers Wild Turkey and two Quail plates in the Game Birds pattern, which was the inspiration for our table. How perfect, especially since our property has so many wild turkeys and quail calling it their home!

The Quail plate.

The Wild Turkey plate.

I couldn't pass up these feather placemats at the local antique store either. Aren't they a wonderful companion to the Game Birds plates?

We knew that the stenciled burlap runner I gave Maureen for her birthday would be the base. We created a fireside table in the living room on the coffee table, starting with the runner, then "shopped" the house for accessories.

The cake stand with chicken wire dome became the centerpiece. We put pine cones around a candle to gussie it up.

By now, we had a rip roaring fire going while the men prepared dinner.
We intended to eat here, so had to speed up the whole design process and photo shoot!
Oh, but we were having so much fun pulling it all together!

Cement pillar candlesticks and found turkey feathers were added to the runner. Simple white linen napkins and stemware finished our fireside table.

I remembered the straw cushions stashed behind the sofa, under the table and brought them out.

Afterwards, we toasted each other for creating this wild game birds, winter day tablescape with our new found treasures.

Johnson Brothers Wild Game plates also available at Replacements Ltd.
Feather placemats from Two's Company found at the antique mall.
Burlap runner from Laurie at Bella Inspirations
Ralph Lauren glasses from TJ Maxx
Cake stand and dome from Uniquely Chic, Healdsburg.
All other items, my own collection.

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

See....the turkeys think they live here!

And so do these guys!


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