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June 17, 2014

Whimsical Breakfast Dining

Bees...Birdhouses...and Pigs?
 Welcome to my whimsical summer tablescape!

Can you see the hanging centerpiece?

I suspended this little bird house from the chandelier and dressed it up with some ivy.

Can you see it better now?  It's a Jim Shore piece I got at Lowes.  It's a real birdhouse but it's too cute to put outside if you ask me!

To add to the whimsy I used my bee and honeycomb dessert plates that were from Williams Sonoma several years ago.  The green dinner plates are by Park Design, Village Collection.  I placed my painted cherry drinking glasses on the dishes for more color pop and added a some "faux" cherries since the real ones aren't ready yet. 

 I elevated a trivet on this little white pedestal stand to use for the condiments.
The three little pigs have joined us for dining too!   I hope the wolf doesn't show up to huff and puff and blow the "bird" house down!

This little honey pot was the inspiration for my tablescape!
I recently picked up a couple of pieces of Polish Pottery and this is one of them.  I fell in love with the pattern and of course the bees were too cute.

 I found the placemats/chargers 1/2 off at a little boutique store on one of our weekend outings.  The napkins were placed in the drinking glass to add some height and to draw your eyes up!  The coffee mugs are from One King's Lane (no label) and the sugar and creamer are Mikasa's Italian Countryside.  Flatware is from Neiman Marcus (not the expensive stuff!)

 Table linens from Williams Sonoma, Provence
I hope you enjoyed my whimsical breakfast dining table!

I'm joining 
Cusine Kathleen for her tablescape challenge

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  1. Love your whimsical table, Liz! What a neat idea to suspend your bird house above the table. Love those Williams-Sonoma bee plates. I found the matching mugs on one of my thrift outings. I love them! Your table is so cheery and bright. It feels very French Country!

  2. I KNEW you'd find the inspiration within you!!! That honey pot is darling, and everything you built around it is pure gold! Who else but you would have thought to suspend that birdhouse overhead? I like it because it's different and because it's an added element that is unexpected. The place settings are beautiful! LOVE those placemats!

    It all pulled together nicely! You've really been a busy bee (pun intended!)!

  3. Pigs? How adorable is that?
    Are you partying with Fabby, among others?
    Because this is a tablescape she would love ahahah
    I swear if I was invited "into" one of your tablescape no one would dare to eat on that... I might ave to buy a gun in case my frown doesn't hit immediately ahahah kidding
    Stealing from Alycia so everyone thinks I know what I'm saying "what a busy bee" you are... a wonderful time to spend in the garden and you still dedicate yourself to this nice settings and parties.
    Well done. A Happy Tablescape! There's an ecletic touch in it - can't put my finger on where, it might be the Honey Pot decor which is lovely beyond words ;)

  4. What a beautiful tablescape!!

  5. That is so cute, Liz! I love to have fun with things and this one is fun. I would not put that birdhouse outside either- I would be afraid that it would get ruined. Love those honeybee plates and your glasses, too! What time are you serving? xo Diana

  6. How much fun with the birds and bees...and pigs. :Love your WS table linens and all the colors in the pattern. And, the place mats with the shells. Everything is so pretty.

  7. Liz,
    So sweet !! Love it!! Thanks for your visits!!


  8. Very sweet indeed! It's great how you hung your new bird house from the chandy. The plates and glasses are so cute. What a fun and whimsical table to enjoy.

  9. Love that Polish Pottery honey pot. I have several polish pottery serving dishes. Never seen the honey pot. Will have to look.

  10. Liz, that honey pot is beautiful! I love the idea of hanging the bird house from the chandelier - so clever, and what a great birdhouse. I agree. I wouldn't put that outside either. Your cherry glasses are so fun. You know, I sort of have a little of a cherry theme in my kitchen, so if you get tired of those glasses, just send them my way. I love your WS linens. laurie

  11. Hi Liz, your table is gorgeous and I love the bird house hanging from your chandy. That honey pot is darling. Love your cherry glasses and your plates are so pretty with your napkins. Just an inviting tablescape.

  12. I love how you tied the colors of your Provence tablecloth together with bee plates, cherries & wee pigs Liz! Your Jim Shore birdhouse is so fun suspended over your table and I agree, too pretty to go outdoors! Adorable honey pot too :)

  13. Cute table, Liz...love the honey pot. The bee plates are really adorable and would look very French atop a blue plate.
    Have a wonderful week.

  14. Wonderful table. I love the birdhouse and the cherry glasses. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Birdhouse over the table shows a neat and fresh mind. Also the honey pot was so special. A fine table hope you many visits.

  16. This has everything you need to say "Fun Times in the Summer Sun"! The suspended birdhouse was a brilliant idea. I didn't know Lowes carried such neat stuff...I love Jim Shore anything.
    I swear, one of these days, I'm going to buy myself a set of Mikasa's Italian Countryside...I fall in love with its curvy shapes every single time I see it.
    Thanks for sharing such a pretty table & for sharing where you found it all, Liz.

  17. Liz,
    BEE~u~ti~ful Tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the honey pot with the bees!!!
    Too stinkin' cute to invite The Three Pigs!!!
    I am quite smitten with your tablecloth and napkins!!!
    I'm quessing, since this is a breakfast table, that bacon has been omitted from the menu, correct???

  18. I am loving your bee plates and that oh so cute honey pot!!! And what a great idea to use your Jim shore as a suspended centerpiece, it looks great! All on top of that beautiful tablecloth, fabulous table!!

  19. Hi Liz! I love those WS bee plates and your new Polish pottery honey pot. Your birdhouse adds the perfect touch of whimsy hanging from the chandelier.
    I scrolled on down and visited your fairy garden. It is magical, Liz! I have one in a container, but I may have to expand mine in the ground as you have. Thank you for the inspiration. Love the cottage!!

  20. The suspended birdhouse is not only darling, it's a touch of genius! I love the cherry glasses and the linens are amazing. The whole table is just charming. Dianne

  21. Liz, I couldn't wait to see how you were going to mix pigs in with bees and birds! Very clever! Love the birdhouse!! What a great idea to suspend it from your chandelier. Don't put it outside! Birds won't really appreciate all that beauty :) I think the way you have blended all these colors is pure genius -- not easy to do and your table is so successful. Linda

  22. This is adorable! Love all of the detail.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  23. Cute, cute, cute!!! The birds and the bees ---- and the pig! LOL! That pig is adorable! I love the cheerful colors overall. I'm a Jim Shore fan and agree, the birdhouse should stay safely inside!

    Great job!


  24. Love the bee plates!! I have the matching cake plate & sugar and creamer. Would love to find more items. Beautiful setting. Buzz me if you find more WS bee items
    Barbara Ann
    Www.etsy.com / shop / barbaraannscreations

  25. I have been stalking the bee plates on Ebay for a year, they are just the cutest ever. The birdhouse hanging from the chandelier is over the top on the whimsical scale. The summer goodness of the cherry glasses is accentuated perfectly by the napkins and faux cherries. Great job Liz!!

  26. You have done a very nice job of incorporating different things but made it come out looking so cute.
    Those are really neat chargers and make your plate stack look so nice, and those cute lil bee plates are
    darling. Love the birdhouse hanging over the table, it really is too cute to put outside!!
    Great creativity and lovely tablecloth too by the way
    blessings, Nellie

  27. You have a whole menagerie there, and it is adorable! Love the birdhouse, so whimsical! Those placemats are wonderful, you will get a lot of use for them! Swooning over the tablecloth!
    Thanks for taking part in the Summer Whimsy Table Challenge!

  28. The pig is pure whimsical perfection! Thank you for the day brightener.

  29. Your table is fun and cheery. Just right for summer!!

  30. A delightful and whimsical table. Great idea to hang the birdhouse over the table.

  31. Who would have thought pigs and birdhouses would look so great together? It sounds funny to say, but I actually think this tablescape manages to look elegant too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  32. What a special tablescape! There is so much to look at, I can't decide what I like the best! Love the suspended bird house and all the colors you've used! Am drooling over your table linen, too. But, you really had me at the Polish Pottery honeypot!! Wow!! That is a special find. You've done a wonderful job of creating a summer whimsical table. Thank you for sharing.....Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  33. I love the play of green and yellow together with the red accents. Your table is whimsical and charming!

  34. Love this table and all the fresh, pretty colors. Very bright and cheerful!

  35. The table does have a French Country look about it. The bee dishes and honey pot are cute, but my fav is the little piggy. I love the color combo.
    Wanda @weekend wanderlust.co


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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