Today is Tablescape Thursday over at
Today, I spent a wonderful morning at Mom's house
caring for my grandmother, Nona.
Mom's house is a few miles out in the "country".
And they get the most beautiful birds eating at their feeders.
Here in the "burbs" we get your common sparrows,
robins and crows.
Mom gets blue jays, cardinals, finches, woodpeckers, nuthatches,
hummingbirds, tufted titmouse, juncos and the list goes on..
Mom also has a fabulous collection of teacups and teapots.
So, today I was able to "play" with her collection
to create several beautiful tea/tablescapes!
In honor of the marvelous birds at her window feeders,
I'm creating a " Birdwatching Tea" series.
Our bird of the day is the cardinal.
Isn't he beautiful!
Mom has had at least two brilliant red males
eating at her feeders over the past few days.
For my cardinal tablescape, I decided to go all white
with a pop of brilliant cardinal red.
The face of an angel...
Mom's card reads "Welcome to Dear Ridge"...
the name of her property.
My parents moved a few years ago from the house I'd
lived in since 6th grade to a ranch home on several acres
in order to accommodate both of my beautiful grandmothers.
Mom named her property Dear Ridge, because the
people she holds so dear either live or visit her here!
I just love her rose vase.
It belongs to my grandma, Mom Mom Friend.
Almost so real, I can smell it...
Many of Mom's beautiful teacups come
from her travels overseas.
This is the mark on the bottom of the rose teacup.
Mom was unable to remember which
country this one came from.
This delicate cup came from a shop in Hungary.
This is the mark on the bottom of the white cup.
I am so thankful you could join me for tea today.
And a little bird watching!
Our bird next week will be the Blue Jay.
Please join me tomorrow for Art Work Friday!
I am calling all artists to join me each week to
post your original art work to inspire one another.
...thank you for stopping by... Dee Dee