It started with Spode Woodland flatware I found at Home Goods Osage Beach.
The salad fork has a pheasant and the dinner fork a duck.
I was looking for more of these pheasant plates, by Churchill. I have four and need at least four more. I didn’t find the plates. However, finding four place settings of Spode Woodland flatware was a very pleasant surprise.
The woodsy candleholders are from All About Home Troy Missouri. The votive cups are from Michael’s and the candle rings The Schaefer House Jefferson City Missouri.
I’ve had the pheasant pair about 25 years. I painted them dark brown a year or so ago.
When I began planning this table and knew I wanted to use the pheasant, I dry brushed the birds with Folk Art Pure Gold metallic craft paint. To finish the centerpiece I added bits and pieces of silk flowers and pheasant feathers.
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary this week. It is a few weeks early, but we wanted to celebrate in the beautiful Ozarks while there is color in the trees.
Also taking a blog break…sort of.
The plan is to get together a few photos from our trip for a post later this week.
Meanwhile, if I get around to it in the midst of packing and planning, I will take pictures of the new cabinet hardware in the basement “lodge”. Recently, I won a gift certificate for the hardware in a giveaway at Shirley’s Housepitality Designs. I found the perfect knobs for J’s bar and memorabilia cabinet. I think you will like it.
Since our “lodge” ties in with our trip, in a way, I think it will make a good send off post before our getaway.