I’m always a sucker for beautiful birds on plates, and Toulouse Blue, a modern pattern by Fitz and Floyd had me from the get-go. 


It’s a lovely spring theme, with nests, birds and butterflies. The blue background is soft and calm. 


I also really like the “wooden” edge of the plate.




I styled the table with a burlap runner and twig nests from an online nursery supplier I found through Amazon.com. What did we used to do before Amazon? Trudge from store to store, I recall.

The glass napkin rings and “smoke blue” napkins are from Pottery barn several years ago. 


The goblets are a recent find from Laurel Leaf Farms. They’re described as  “smoke etched cut glass colonial couple, crystal twist stemware”.  Likely Czech or Bohemian crystal. I got the seven larger goblets (one has a chip and was sold as such, but I can smooth that out with a delicate file). I liked them so much that I got the eight smaller goblets later. I believe the champagne cups are still available.


The Toulouse blue salad plates were an Amazon acquisition.


The dinner plates are whitewash Berry and Thread, and the flatware is also Berry and Thread, all by Juliska.


The tureen came from Costco (of all places), who also sells the complete dinnerware set.

257116208085cIt’s also available at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It comprises the decorated salad plates, and blue dinner plate, bowl and mug.  There are other serving pieces in this pattern

If you’re interested in the pattern, be aware that Fitz and Floyd also offers Toulouse Green, which similar but not quite the same – more aqua, but I wouldn’t call it green. It’s easy to get them confused.


The birdhouse salt & pepper set is from Ballard Designs. They have the most wonderful table accessories.





This was a really enjoyable table to set. I loved it in the daylight, and even more at night when the candlelight cast a soft glow, enhancing the subdued nature of the tablescape.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.