Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birds of a Feather

This past Saturday, Mr. Comforts of Home and I went to nearby Biltmore Estates for a day.  I did a post about it on Monday.

While shopping in on of the gift shops, we found some wonderful plates and napkins.  So I thought this would be the perfect post for Susan's Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday!

I used black place mats, but I could just have easily used yellow, red, blue or green place mats because, these plates each have a different color bird on it.  Under each plate is either a white dinner plate or a black and white harlequin checked dinner plate.





If you look back on the bakers rack, you can see a matching salad bowl.  The bowl has all 4 birds on it.

You can see from the picture above, they also look great with transferware!

Bird Plates - Traditions, Biltmore Estates
Harlequin Plates - Ebay
White Plates - Bed Bath and Beyond
Placemats - Bed Bath and Beyond
Rabbit Candlesticks - Sonoma, Ca (on vacation)
Silverware - Ebay
Silver Napkins Rings - Vera Wang
White Ceramic Fruit - Pier One
Napkins - Traditions, Biltmore Estates
Cement Urn - BB Barnes - Asheville, NC
Wine Glasses - Old World Market
Cordial Glasses - Antique Store, Jonesborough TN

Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for all of the beautiful Tablescapes in blog land.
Welcome Home,


  1. Penny-I love your plates and especially the way it looks with the harlequin pattern. I have always wanted to visit the Biltmore Estate. I know this is a perfect time of year to do it. Lovely!

  2. What a fun souvenir of your Biltmore trip! Love the different-colored birds on each plate! You've put together a very pretty table with your new finds.

  3. OOOOHHH...I am so thrilled you stopped by!!! I have been following you forever and dying for you to stop by for a visit! YAH!!!

    Your dishes are beautiful as well as your whole table! The color combos are endless with the black and white...I know you are going to have soooo much fun playing with them!

    Your home is so lovely and I always have the best visits here!!!!

    Have a wonderful evening and thanks again for stopping by!


  4. Hi Penny.....thanks so much for visiting. I am about 2 hours from Asheville....near Charlotte we are. I love the Carolinas...hence the name. You table setting is gorgeous...those plates are so unique and cute, I just love have a beautiful home.

  5. Oh Penny, I'm in love with your tablescape. The birds are truly adorable. I would never think to combine those colors and it looks fabulous. A wonderful find. I must get to Antler Hill and that gift shop.
    You are very artistic in so many ways. I so admire your talent and you too.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  6. Hi Penny! Such a gorgeous table!! LOVE all the colors hon! You have such a beautiful home!
    I hope you got the pics of the roosters from K-Mart..I loved them!

  7. I really like your new plates. They are beautiful and your table looks so pretty! You commented on the sampler plate at Chelsea's. That is one of my favorite things to order and I always have to get some dessert. They have a great cookbook. Love & blessings from NC!

  8. Those plates are gorgeous. I always love black swirls but adding those colorful bird gives you endless possibilities for a tablescape. Loved this post. What a great find.

  9. What a darling tablescape. I love those bird plates.


  10. Just gorgeous! I'm swooning over those plates, Penny! Someday I hope to make it to the Biltmore, it seems so fantastic. Have a happy holiday weekend!

  11. Oh The Biltmore is on my list! What darling plates. I love the different colored birds on each plate -- they do look really nice with the transferware too! Thanks for your sweet comments - I have certainly admired your beautiful mosiac art since I first started blogging last year.

  12. Those plates are awesome! Now, I must make a trip (via your blog) to the Biltmore! I have always wanted to go!

  13. Oh the table is just perfect. Those plates and napkins are so unique and look wonderful. I can't wait to see all the different setings. I do like the black and white theme.

  14. Love your black and white table with the tiny splashes of color.

  15. I love the black and white plate with the transferware! What interesting dishes you have with the birds on them! Joni

  16. What a gorgeous table setting! I just love everything about it!

    You and I obviously have the same taste in decorating...I would have snatched up those bird plates in a heartbeat!

  17. Oh, I would have picked those out too. Love the birds being a different color on each. I went to your other site by mistake and our mosaic pieces are GORGEOUS! Love those. What a fantastic way to repurpose.
    Thanks for your sweet comment.

  18. I have to say, those plates are among the most unique and beautiful I've ever seen. Sincerely, Susan

  19. Such a lovely and striking 'scape with the black & white colour combo! Love the little birds on each plate and how they vary in colour. The blue one does look good with the transferware - not sure I would have thought of that. The placemats and napkins are terrific too!


  20. Darling little bird plates. Love them. Mimi

  21. I love the plates! They're very versatile.

    Have you seen the salad plates at Pier One with the birds?


  22. I love this tablescape...the dishes are to die for! Also love those black and white dishes in the hutch in a previous post of yours (I saw them on a website recently and can't remember the name--but I'll look again). I'm enjoying my visit with you with in the wee hours of the morning.

  23. Penny, this are stunning and very elegant plates. I love the little colored birds in this modern black-white pattern. And you are right, that can be combined with lots of colors. I love the one with the transferware.
    Oh Penny, I just discovered your second blog with all the mosaics. I couldn't stop to look at this beautiful things, you created. Sooo lovely. You are an real artist.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. Penny, you spotted a winner in these unique plates. But, it is your eye for style that has created this stunning setting. I love each combination. Every detail is perfect!

  25. My oh my Penny, this tablescape is just so inspiring and unusual, yet most attractive; I love your color sceme and all of those delightful details!~ What a wonderful find at BILTMORE ESTATE!..,

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  26. Beautiful Tablesetting! I love the harlequin plates in the background. I also like all the pattern of swirls with the birds on these as well! Very appealing! Love your bakers rack too! I am adding you to follow.

  27. Penny - do you know how much I am coveting those bird plates?!! They are just gorgeous and look wonderful on your table setting! YOu have such the eye for pretty things!!
    Hugs from Michigan,

  28. Oh Penny your table is divine, and I love those black and white plates with the birds. How charming.

  29. Thanks for sharing! I have a weakness for dishes! I love it all!
    You did a great job!

  30. Just beautiful. I think I like the bird plates with the transferware best of all.

  31. How pretty. And they are so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

  32. the plates are just beautiful, wow they look wonderful with the black and white plates, the birds are to die for...the table is so pretty and can be used in so many ways, I love that.....

  33. The plates are gorgeous! Thanks so much for letting us know where you purchased everything! I love shopping at most of these stores and finding special items for the home! Enjoy your holiday weekend! ♥

  34. I love those little bird plates, so sweet! I like the way you paired them with the blue and checked plates. Lovely table!

  35. The plates with the birds are just wonderful! Beautiful setting!

  36. Penny, your new plates are darling. I like that the bird on each one is a different color, and these look terrific with the black and white check plates. And I spy those precious rabbit candleholders that I've long admired from a previous post. Beautiful table! ~ Sarah