Winter Birds 2023

“You crown the year with Your goodness; your paths overflow with rich food.”  Psalm 65:11

Hi friends,

Happy New Year!

January is always a time to reflect on the old year and imagine a new year with all its possibilities.  I love the hush of winter.  I love cuddling up in a warm blanket and watching the birds especially the bright flash of a cardinal’s wing.  It’s a time to add warmth and comfort to your life.  I am blessed to have large evergreens in my backyard where the birds love to gather.  I want to share some photos from my garden and a table that imitates real life.

He found himself a nice perch to view the landscape.

He also looks beautiful against this fence while perched on a limb.

The female cardinal is equally as beautiful.  They have been together most days.

It is said that when a cardinal shows up, it is a visit from Heaven.  If that be true, I have had many Heavenly visits.

And now, the table that resembles real life in my backyard.

I have used simple placemats, yellow dinner plates (Royal Doulton called Gordon Ramsay Maze) and these beautiful salad plates called Dol Classic Cardinals.

Green napkins and simple silverware complete the look.  The Fostoria glasses are very old. 

The centerpiece is a footed cake stand.  I started with a green wreath just like the evergreen trees, added greenery from the garden, and placed this mini cardinal teapot on top.


There are other winter birds throughout the house.  The cardinal and chickadee plates are displayed on my corner hutch.  These are Lenox called Winter Greetings.  The chickadees are universally loved because of their cuteness,  They are very curious and fast.  I rarely manage to photograph them.

These winter birds dressed up in their winter finery are displayed on my coffee table in our family room.  

Thank you for your visit.  Blessings for the new year.


2 thoughts on “Winter Birds 2023

  1. Happy Monday, Dianne. I love watching the cardinals as they are always in our garden during winter. Your tablescape is beautiful and so perfect with your photos. The small cardinal teapot is adorable. I only realized your dear friend, Connie is a sweet reader that has been so gracious with cards and books. I can certainly see how you two precious ladies became friends!

  2. Dianne, Thanks for your visit to my blog today. You are so encouraging.
    I remember your cardinal teapot and dishes. Your photos of real cardinals are delightful in your garden.
    Your tablescape is lovely and I noticed your Fostoria glasses right away. They add the perfect charm of vintage to your table.
    I hope to see more of your garden in the spring soon on your blog. I always enjoy your garden. Happy Easter!

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