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.
It’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.
We think alike! I have the Toulouse salad plates and a few accessory pieces. I fell for them the minute I saw them. The goblets are just gorgeous. Thanks for giving me ideas.
Isn’t it a scrumptious set, at a very reasonable price? Thanks for visiting!
I am so swooning over this gorgeous table! You have done such a beautiful job! Every little detail is well thought out. I love birds, so this table is perfect! This looks like it belongs in a magazine!
So glad you like it Shannon! I had a lot of fun with it. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.
I love your dishes! They are so pretty, and your entire table is beautiful! Thanks for the lovely tour across your table. 🙂
Thanks, Kim. I’m so thankful spring is coming, and it’s fun to set a table to celebrate that.
What did we do before Amazon? We didn’t buy nearly as much stuff! *L*
Love the tureen.
Ain’t that the truth! So glad you like the tureen. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Lovely blue table. The salad plates are just wonderful. So many nice touches.
Hi Lorri! So glad you like it! It was just a fluke I found them, but as you say, a great substitute for Chanticleer. Have a wonderful day.
Your table – my goodness. How I would love to sit there, eat, talk and enjoy your fine dishes and creativity. Simply beautiful.
Thank you so much, Lucy! That particular set of plates really appealed to me, and the table just kind of set itself. There are so many elements one could highlight. Fitz & Floyd really know how to make affordable, beautiful stuff. Thanks for stopping in!
Well, you did it. I’ve got the settings, but now will also have the Tureen. Your table is stunning and your ideas for the table are marvelous! Thanks -MMR
Congratulations on the tureen acquisition! It’s quite delightful, and I’m sure you will love it. So much to like about it! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping in and sharing! Table enthusiasm is contagious. Hehe.
Beautiful, classic and inspiring.
Thanks so much, Virginia!
This one takes my breath away with its simplicity and elegant nature-inspired loveliness. Just beautiful!
Thanks, Janet. I was intrigued with the twig character of the rims of the plates, as well as the bird pattern. Fitz and Floyd have a gift!
Totally gorgeous Helen! And how darling is the birdhouse salt and pepper?! Your tables are always spectacular – thanks so much for the beautiful ideas! ❤️
Thanks, Barb. Birds and spring! A heart warming combo sure to bring a smile.
I was surprised to find the plates were from Fitz and Floyd, and really liked the “wooden edge” on them. It went so well with the smokey glasses. And yes, the little birdhouse salt and pepper was a fun find. Aren’t spring tables the most fun to set?
Helen, you have so many beautiful tablescapes, but I think this is one of my favourites. I love the Toulouse plates, and the napkins are the perfect colour; what a great match. The napkin rings are adorable, as are the salt and pepper shakers (Ballard Designs is a dangerous place for me, lol). The whole table is just lovely. Happy Spring indeed, although there is still lots of snow here in Calgary. Another month, at least, I think…
Thanks, Kim! I bought those napkins a decade ago from PotteryBarn when they had all kinds of items in the same “smoke” shade. It’s great for a beach house.
We had a huge dumpof snow this week, too. NOT what I was hoping for. Sigh. Wet and really heavy. Oh well, we have an extra hour of light in the evening, so best not complain.
Hope you had a good weekend.
I love how you styled your tablescape. I recently purchased the collection also and bought the rooster too. The artistry is wonderful I just need to find placemats, napkins and napkin rings. Wonderful job!
Fits and Floyd does have some wonderful designs, and this one of my favourites. I think the “wooden” edge on the plates is the best part.
Glad you’re enjoying your set! And thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend.