After excitedly setting this table featuring new plates I found this summer, I visited my Nuts About Squirrels tablescape post from last year. Yikes! It’s so similar.
While I’ve used the same table-cloth with acorns on it…
and the same squirrel plates…even the same napkins angled like bushy squirrel tails…
and rattan chargers resembling tree bark or squirrel nests, there are several new things to see.
The fall and winter dishes I purchased are the new acorn plates, angled so the acorns are at Chipper The Squirrel’s mouth – like he’s about to eat them. Ha!
I love the stick border around the edges. Can’t wait to use these at Christmas time, too.
Red plates are used in the stack this time. I hoped red dinner plates wouldn’t create a Christmas-y feel. We’ll have plenty of Christmas tables soon enough, won’t we?
If you’re interested in looking for the acorn plates on-line, maybe this will help. I didn’t have much luck with that – on Ebay or Amazon.
Different flatware this time, too. This set was on clearance at Wal-Mart. (Yes, the clearance shelf is the FIRST place I visit in every store.)
The napkin rings (actually Christmas ornaments) have tiny pine cones – and possibly acorns, if you can find them.
Stems from Dollar Tree repeat the green plate color.
Surprisingly, we don’t have many squirrels in The Land of Making Do. Hawks are plentiful, which may be why bushy-tailed attention-grabbers are scarce.
I often see what is apparently our only lonely squirrel skittering across the top fence rail.
Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel S&P munch on acorns collected on a leaf plate.
Davy Crackit busily works. (We help him out by pushing his tail down by hand.)
Acorns (last year’s HobLob clearance) and votive candles randomly surround the twist platform.
Sparkly acorns rest on candle sticks.
On the elevated plate…Book Print Acorns gather around a candy-corn candle.
Here in The Land of Making Do, we have the tiniest acorns. That might be another reason for having only one squirrel…not enough food for another.
With these friends gathered on the table, maybe Mr. Only Lonely will stop by for a visit – and not be so lonely.
Do you have many squirrels in your yard? Do they entertain you?
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.