Pat's beat-up bundt pan has seen better days......used many, many times, here it sits among bird seed, gelatin, and Sandra Lee's 2009 Christmas Special Collector's Issue magazine with the bundt pan wreath bird feeder recipe that we used.
Over view of the table - each guest is given a small bundt pan wreath birdfeeder as a favor. It also acts as the place card holder.
A large piece of burlap was laid across the table before it was set
The place setting - each place setting features a different accent plate showing one of several birds from the Audubon Society's "Birds of America" collection. The plates were made by Alfred Meakin over 70 years ago.
Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings
Pat used a green tumbler instead of a stem glass because the place setting is rustic.
Two napkins - one olive green, one cinnamon to match the charger - are held by a wire napkin ring that matches the votive holders on the table
Each accent plate is done in great detail
The dinner plate is an inexpensive ironstone from Pier 1
We got these chargers on sale a few years ago - we already had eight in the original brown wood tone, but Pat thought these would be perfect spray painted in this unusual cinnamon color.
Pat used just the base from the individual cupcake holders - these bird seed wreaths are made from small bundt pans
The votive candles match the chargers and cinnamon napkins
From the other end of the table
Olive Green Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Cinnamon Charger and White Dinner Plate - from Pier 1
Salad/Accent Plates - "Birds of America" from the National Audubon Society by Alfred Meakin purchased from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - "Lawrence" from Pier 1
Bread/Butter Plate - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from eBay and Replacements
Small Cake Stands - from Ross
Large Cake Stand - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Nest-like Votive Holders - from Michael's
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" this Monday at Rustic & Refined: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
We will also be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" for her Bundt Pan Challenge this Wednesday: http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/
And we will be joining Susan's "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/