Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CHICKADEES




This is a repost. When I found this chickadee platter at Home Goods two years ago, I had no idea how much I could fall in love with it.  Since then, I have seen the teapot and plates on a few different blogs. The marking on the platter says Global Design Connections (Kate Williams). 


The red polka dot plates are so cheery, especially when we have so little sunshine this time of year. 



The white dinner plates are from Oneida. We are lucky enough to have the Oneida outlet here in Central New York, and they have bargains. I think I paid $2.00 for the dinner plates last year, and they came with coordinating salad plates which I think were $1.50. 


This snowman below is my favorite even though he's not so perfect. His carrot nose got broken a few years ago but a little glue made him whole again. 



I just noticed that the red glass is reflected in the silverware. 


This post was inspired by the sweet chickadees that visit us daily. If you missed my post on the Tweet Treats for the chickadees and cardinals, you will find the instructions here.


Be joyful always.
Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

45 comments:

  1. You know I just adore this - black and white and red make me so happy!!

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  2. I so enjoy seeing the chickadees in the cold and snowy winter months -- flitting here and there. They seem so cheerful desite the weather conditions. Your table is equally cheerful :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  3. such a delightful table, Debby. Love the reds mixed with the black and white, and the platter is so pretty. Snowmen are just so jolly, by gosh by golly! laurie

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  4. Looks like red and white seem to be the colors of the week. Beautiful table, as always. Great platter for winter! The snowman is adorable.

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  5. LOVE the chickadee platter!!! I've looked online but could not find it...would you be willing to let me know where I could purchase it?

    -Alyssa

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    1. I found the chickadee platter at Home Goods, and the label says Global Design Connections (Kate Williams). I hope you can find it!

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    2. Thank you Debbie!

      -Alyssa

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  6. I bought some of those dishes and the matching salt and pepper shakers last year. They are adorable, aren't they? I never would have thought to put the cute polka dot dishes tne the winter snowman with them, but it all makes for a very festive winter look!

    Thanks for sharing your tablescape on my "Your Cozy Home" party!

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  7. What a lovely table you have set. And what a lovely table you had to use! Is the base black and white checks or am I seeing a reflection?

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  8. Hi, Debbie!!!! Zuni of Chickadee Home Nest will REALLY love this post! The pattern is really cool, and I wish I would have snapped the dishes up when I first saw them. Alas and alack, I did not! :-( I get the Dum-Dum of the Year award! I wish we still had an Oneida Outlet Store here in this area. We had one years ago, and I loved it! We also had a Mikasa Outlet which I sorely miss. There should be a law against them closing stores like that around here! :-) I hope you had a good weekend!

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  9. I adore little chickadee's but hadn't seen them until a trip to Canada a few years ago...
    since then I call both my children my little chickadee's.
    The table looks very inviting...what time do you want me???? :D

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  10. Beautiful table, Debbie! I love the red. and I love the reflection on the silverware, very pretty shot!

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  11. SUCH an appealing table, Debbie! The third photo, of the table set by the window made me wish I could join you and gaze out at the snow! I love the black and white checks, and they are perfect with your red accents.

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  12. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. What a pretty table, Debbie! I've got to get to Home Goods to see if they still have any chickadee plates but I'm guessing not since I never saw them on other visits. Our Home Goods has gotten very disappointing the past year or two.

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  14. Does anyone else in the world love RED, Black and White as much as you, Patti and I. ? :))

    Your table is AWESOME, Debbie....

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  15. Very pretty, Debbie. I love those plates, so wintery.
    They opened. MC store right here in town. Tiny. Dont think they will have a clearance room like Villeroy and Boch used to here.
    Still no snow at all here. Thanks for keeping it by you! :)

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  16. Hi Debbie, I am a bird lover so that platter made my heart skip a beat. Love, love it! Your entire table is so darn cute. Mr. Carrot nose is super cute! Visiting from Cozy Home Scenes. Now following you.
    Jann

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  17. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Tablescape and the way you have put this all together you did a Beautiful Job. I see I do follow you, hope you can come see me also. I also hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  18. Debbie, those plates are something special. My mother was a huge bird watcher. I didn't see them at Home Goods or TJ's. I love all the color that makes the table so bright and fresh on a cold winter day. Of course I love the red glassware. Joni

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  19. Beautiful table!!! Mary at Home is Where the boat is, is giving away a set of the chicadee plates!!! LOOOOVE the platter and your selection of dishes is beautiful. XO, Pinky

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  20. I like your checkered plates. Awesome table!

    Thursday Tablescape

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  21. Debbie~ Your table has a few of my favorite things that bring me joy...birds, black & white checks & snowmen! Love the accent of red from your stems :)

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  22. Love that chickadee platter. Your red glassware is just perfect! I bet you use it a lot.

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  23. I love your beautiful whimsical tablescape. Love your black and white check that you accented throughout.

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  24. What a wonderful tablescape. I love the red and black. Your table has a checked base?? Love that! I have the Chickadee plates and bowls, I bought them early from HomeGoods. Mine have a slightly bleachy/paint smell and I wrote the company and they said it must be our water here. None of my other dishes have that smell...do you notice anything with your platter? I love the dishes, but can't seem to get rid of the smell.

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    1. Hi Sue! Our table base is a courtly check, black and white. Here is the link to the table if you would like to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

      http://www.mackenzie-childs.com/Furniture/Tables/

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    2. Sue, I just went and sniffed the platter and there is no scent whatsoever.

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  25. In case you missed it, the blogger at "Home Is Where the Boat Is" has a give-away in progress that involves pieces of this Chickadee china. Perhaps you could be the lucky winner and expand your collection Hope this is helpful. I thought your table was lovely. MM

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! Cross your fingers and toes that I am the lucky winner ;o)

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  26. Oh. my. word.
    That is the happiest table I have ever seen :) Love everything you used, so cheerful and fun! I'll check out the bird treats, too, we have a lot of hungry little ones around here.

    ~Scarlett

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    1. Hello Scarlett! I am getting ready to do a post on the beautiful owl cards that you created. Hopefully, the post will be up next week.

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  27. Hi Debbie...

    I LOVE your chickadee plate...We have lots of adorable chickadees at our feeder. And they certainly do add something special to dinnerware!

    Hope you are able to find more dishes to add to your collection!

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  28. Hi again Debbie-

    Just a quick message to say congrats! You were picked at one of my fave posts on my party, so you are featured today! I'd love to see you again next week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shannon

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  29. Beautiful table, Debbie! I love black and white check and your chickadee platter is very pretty!

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  30. Debbie, I love the mix of the stack here, and those little snowmen are adorable. ~ Sarah

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  31. You have such a talent for setting a beautiful table and this one is especially striking. I have 2 pieces of that beautiful chickadee patterned dinnerware, a gift from Nathan and Tammy last year for my birthday :)

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  32. absolutely so fun and whimsical!

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  33. A beautiful table....I love the red glasses....
    Love, Mona

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  34. Debbie, your holiday table absolutely sparkles! I drop by Home Goods once in a while, but have yet to see anything as pretty as your chickadee platter..

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  35. That chickadee platter is so pretty, Debbie! I love the polka dots with the checks. Of course, your snowman is the perfect centerpiece. Isn't he cute with the bird on his head and the birdhouse perched around him? What a lovely winter table setting you've shared. xo

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  36. Your whole table is just adorable Debbie! I love anything McK-C and am swooning over all your Courtly Check. It is perfect with your snowman, birds and pops of red. So cute in your kitchen!
    Jenna

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  37. Such a pretty table, Debbie! Love the polka dot plates with the Courtly check plates and the script plates, and that platter is beautiful. laurie

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