June 07, 2010

Inviting The Birds In

NEST...

"Your wings already exist.
All you have to do is fly."

This is one of my favorite china patterns I own, and I love to entertain on it bringing nature to the table and letting it sing.

A restful kitchen is where you will find our peaceful bird china.


I have always loved the soft colors in old linens and antique china. This is why many years ago I fell in love with this pattern. This set has become a family tradition for us. When the birds in late spring begin to sing, we find a reason to celebrate with them. We will invite friends over and serve up a special brunch and homemade dessert, on this occation getting the table completely set was exciting. After our delightful brunch we finished off with a homemade double fudge cake, and orange tea, wish I could have invited all of you. "Inspiring you all to make something from nothing everyday" even if it is entertaining friends with delightful nature and inviting the birds to stay awhile. "La Vie Claire" The art of living a creative life.

64 comments:

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

How beautiful:) happy week~Deepali

Beach House Living said...

I think that is the loveliest bird patterned china I've seen yet. It is just enough and must brighten the grayest of days. No wonder you enjoy it so much.

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is uncommonly beautiful china. I love bird motifs and the muted colors are really thrilling aren't they? Beautiful post.Jacqueline

Farm Girl said...

What beautiful china, I haven't ever seen a lovelier pattern. Your table is just as beautiful too. Thanks so much for sharing your vision. You are a visionary don't you know. :)

Razmataz said...

My grandmother lived in the English countryside and she has very simlar dishes. They reminded me of her....which was a lovely sweet memory as shse loved birds and wildlife.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Bonjour My Sweet friend~How sweet are these, I can see why they are your favs! I love lil birds and all the natural colors.Who doesn't love Chocoalte Cake.............Yummy!

Thank you for all your sweet comments and your friendship.~Cheers Kim

P.S.~I sent you the info by email you were looking for.

Mermaid Queen said...

Those are the prettiest plates I've ever seen! Take care, Martha

Victoria said...

That is a beautiful china set, I've never seen anything like it!!!

Rosemary said...

I see why you like the pattern so much. It's very pretty and delicate!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a lovely week,
Rosemary

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!! Gorgeous=0)

xoxo,
Carol

Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts said...

What a beautiful pattern. I am discovering a love for birds lately...and that is strange because I have a bird phobia. It is lessening, especially if the birds stay in their space and I stay in mine! We went to Ashton, Idaho, recently where the river birds are colorful and fabulous. They truly brought me happiness for free the other day just like your post did today!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my gosh, I am falling in love with bird motifs this year and your china is exceptional. You do have a way with the vintage chic! THANK YOU FOR SPREADING SUCH BEAUTY! Anita

Rosebud and Bluebells said...

I adore this dinner set, and your table setting looks like it is beautiful too. I would love to see how you adorn an entire table, I bet it would look magnificent. I can see why you treasure this set. i would too.
Donna xx

Lisa said...

beautiful pattern!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Dore,
I love your beautiful china, the colors are just wonderful. I'm with you, I love the colors and patina on vintage china as well, it's just lovely!
The photo of your beautiful daughter on your sidebar is just fabulous! Did anyone ever tell her she looks like the country singer Sara Evans? I think she does, and Sara Evans is gorgeous!
Have a great week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Marlene said...

Dore, this is the prettiest china bird pattern I have ever seen!The colors are so muted and elegant..peaceful is the perfect description for this pattern..just lovely. I like how you set the table with the bird theme..very creative..wish I could have been there too!! :-)

Prior said...

Dore, this whole scene is so picturesque, breath taking. Lezlee

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dore,
what a beautiful table setting.Love your China and the Bird collage.Just flew to Germany and came over to say Hello.Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Doré ma belle! THank you for coming by and reveling in my blue heaven!!! AND THANK YOU FOR DIRECTING ME TOWARDS yours on the previous post! As much as I love the blue dresser, I prefer yours....I am still and I think always we bill partial to the subtle grace of the earthy, muted tones of gold, white, cream, brown and such. If anything, the blues that have captured my attention would just appear in my décor in small doses here and there!

Thank you again for coming to visit! I have you on my blog roll to make sure I don't skip a beat chez toi!!!

Have a fabulous day, Anita

Roseanna said...

So lovely and inviting!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

OMG...I absolutely LOVE your bird china!! Your table seting is so lovely! Do you mind if I ask where you got your china from? I would love to be able to purchase it.
Have a great day!!
~ Jo :)

Farm Girl said...

Dore, I wanted to leave a comment from your lovely comment on my blog, what I meant as a "visionary" it that you have the sweetest ability to see beauty in something someone might just pass over. I love that you can make beauty out of burlap. That is a special gift. I see all of that in your creative touch. Then you so sweetly share it with us. I too over think everything and as I over thought this was what I came up with.
Have a lovely day.

Gwynnie B Designs said...

Simply serene and oh so special china, Dore! The birds are signing right outside my door at this moment so it was perfect timing with reading your blog. And do I love your blog and your words and your colors and your creativness and you...

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Dore,
Thanks so much for gettting back to me about the china and for the link. I'm definitely going to look into it. It's such a beautiful pattern!
Have a wonderful week! :)
~ Jo xo xo

The Feathered Nest said...

ohmygoodness Doré.....I am IN LOVE with your gorgeous China!!!!! What an amazing pattern ~ I've never seen this before either!!!! Just precious ~ and I can tell that you adore it, isn't it wonderful when someone owns a treasure that truly appreciates it? I hope you're having a wonderful week, hugs and love, Dawn

rustandruffles said...

What a gorgeous pattern...I've never seen one like this. Your blog is gorgeous as well..happy to become a new follower!
xojanis

Robyn said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS CHINA! I'm in LOVE! I simply love anything with birds, always have and that china is soft and sweet and lovely, I see why it's your favorite! I really like your quote about wings too. One of my favorites is: "plant your feet firmly and let your heart have wings" If you don't mind, I may have to borrow yours! New follower...don't want to miss a thing!

Pamela said...

I have a huge china addiction and am a big bird lover...so i have to say I LOVE THIS!!
This pattern is so serene and just beautiful.
I live in a place that is just filled with sing song birds all day long...
Pamela xo

Linda Marie said...

Just AWESOME !!! I love that you can now go straight to your Etsy also !! That china is so beautiful !! Thanks for sharing !!
Linda Marie

Jan LaFollette said...

Read your blog and instantly wanted to be a follower...a beautiful and peaceful place.

sweetlaraine said...

What a restful soft pattern......I'll come for brunch at your house any day.
Laraine

Maya said...

Just thought I let you know that I featured your your lovely Wreath in today's post -Thanks!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous pattern! I don't think I've ever seen one just quite like it. Reminds me of something you would find at Anthropologie. Simply beautiful place setting. Thanks for sharing some of your pretties. :)

xoxo,
Bonnie

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a Beautiful, and yes, Peaceful blog! Eveyrthing is so inviting!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I was excited to see you on my Friday Pretties blog roll.
I am you newest follower and will be back to visit again,
Joyce

cityfarmer said...

... when is lunch?
I'll bring the wine

Frances said...

Oh my gosh. This is some of the most beautiful china I have ever seen. How very blessed you are to own it and to actually use it when the outside birds begin to sing. Thank you so much for sharing such amazingly beautiful photos.

~Deborah~ said...

gasp!! I love it! It's exquisite!

I have Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady with birds/nature patter by Noritake.

I'm doing a birdcage for tomorrow's Pink Saturday. Hope you will drop by to see it!

Deborah
Miss Bee's Haven

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely and peaceful pattern. Brenda sent me over to welcome you. It's so nice to meet you. Your blog is perfectly charming!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful peaceful dishes! Beautiful blog! I'm a new follower!

birdie blue said...

So pretty! Love the birds.
Have the loveliest of weekends
~Molly

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Love your china! Beautiful, peaceful, lovely.

XO,
Valerie

Hen said...

Hi Dore,
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Have enjoyed a look at your blog (need to come back for more). The bird china is beautiful, I've not seen anything like it.
Hen x

Grace said...

I'm just hopping over from Cozy Little House and am enjoying reading your blog. Your dishes are gorgeous and I love your tradition every spring.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Dore...

I'm just coming over from Brenda's at Cozy Little House...wanted so much to meet you! Ohhh my...I'm sooo glad that I did! I have just spent the last hour perusing your fabulous blog...wished you could have heard all of my ooohs and aaahs! Hehe! Seriously...you are such a creative and talented lady and I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through your beautiful home and art!!! Sooo many fabulous things! I love your table setting...simply gorgeous! The china...is a pattern that I would choose...I love all sweet birds! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I look forward to your upcoming posts...so inspirational! It's so very nice to meet you, Dore!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Rosie said...

Oh how very whimsical...A very, very "PRETTY"... Friday pretty...Have a wonderful weekend...smile on Rosie

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It is indeed restful and beautiful at your table. Love those birds nature so gladly and generously bestows upon us!
Brenda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Stunning! That china pattern is just gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Saturday!
Anne

Sherry said...

I love that china pattern. Very simple but equally stunning. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Am following you now too. Such beautiful images. Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

One of the prettiest china patterns I've ever seen!

Rosie said...

Wishing you a joy filled weekend...smile on Rosie

clustres said...

I don't think I have ever seen this pattern, but I love it! Your brunch tradition sounds wonderful!

sandra said...

What gorgeous china! I have never seen that pattern.

Kellie Collis said...

What a beautiful look! I hope you have a lovely week! xx

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Your china is so pretty! I'm a goner when it comes to anything with birds! :) I love your little tablescape in the first picture, too!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful plates, love the silverware ~ I have that exact pattern, toO!

Stop by and see my silver post if you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

GYPSYWOMAN said...

what a china beaufiful pattern - understated beauty - just exquisite - and the silver reminds me so of a pattern my mother had many moons ago - i've always loved tablescapes, too, and am sure the food being served is even more delicious when set out on such a magnificent table!

Romeo said...

Dining with birds?!? Ah, my favorite! They are very good conversationalists at dinner you know ;)

Now would you be so kind as to point me in the direction of the bowl with the milk? Thank mew Ms. Dore! You're the best!

Purrs!

Romeo

Romeo said...

Ah ha! I DID walk right by the milk! I guess I was floating a little too high as I admired all the beautiful birds. Now that I am back to earth, I see the milk. Many thanks for leaving me out a bowl -- you are always so kind to this old cat.

Purrs!

Romeo (yes, again)

Karena said...

Wonderful tablescape and images! I love it.

Come and see what I have put together for Catherine's at The Shiny Pebble's soiree!

Karena
Art by Karena

joanny said...

What a beautiful china and table place setting -- I hope you have enough for all your followers, for it is so lovely we all want to go and dine with you.

I came by from Catherine's blog party, welcome you to visit my blog anytime.

Joanny

Charlotta Ward said...

They are stunning! Just the right balance of white and colour. Am a HUGE bird lover. Gorgeous.

x Charlotta

MARY PERNULA said...

Hello stopped by and just love your blog, you have given such inspiration. I am a follower and will come back for a visit. Hugs Mary

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh my! I absolutely adore this china pattern! Since I love white plates and birds this is a perfect and artful combination.
hugs
Gail

gail said...

your blog is beautiful. Love your signs. I will keep you in mind for those, as I'm always drawn to them and their sayings. Just might have to purchase one.
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