It’s a blustery day, bringing to mind Winnie and Pooh and his forest companions. 

We don’t have Tigger or a Kangaroo, but we’ve got lots of birds, bunnies and squirrels. 

We had a patch of warm weather and sunshine in late November, and I jumped on it. Outside went the dropleaf table and four antique oak barley twist chairs. I whipped out a blanket style tablecloth picked up at Homegoods a few years ago and we were in business.

I know it’s past Christmas and all that, but pine boughs and cones are still in order, don’t you think?

Especially when they are a backdrop to these fun Forest Festivities plates by Paperproduct Designs

There were a lot of different accent colours to work with, but I stuck with the unifying elements of brown and green for the most part. The red bubble glasses (eBay) and the abstract red and green napkins (Homegoods) provided just a snick of contrast, which I thought was enough to lift the table without being jarring.

Southern Living’s wicker chargers formed the base. Mushroom (taupe) Cambria dinner plates (which are a hefty 11 inches) are topped with vintage Wedgwood green shell-edged dinner plates (eBay). The combination made a nest for the frolicking wildlife.

The cardinals on the hanging tea light from Pier 1 (a couple of years ago) were pleased to be surrounded by so many friends.

World Market has discontinued the wooden flatware, unfortunately. 

Pinecones in several forms were welcome additions, from salt and pepper shakers, to hats on creatures, to real pinecones.

Silly birds.

Somewhat wiser owls.

A cheeky squirrel.

And a comical rabbit.

Wanna come out and play?

Happy New Year to everyone, if it’s not too late for that greeting. After her “Bumpy Year” in 2019, this one is off to a tooth-jarringly wild ride for Her Majesty the Queen. Good grief!

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