Red Cardinals New and Revisit

Hi everyone!

This post is part new and part revisit. Last year I had bought the beautiful cardinal tea set and dishes and did a little tablescape with them. Here are my NEW cardinal finds to go along with last years pretty cardinal dishes and tea set.



A pretty teapot nightlight, and ornament for the tree and the set of salt and pepper shakers.

Now a revisit of last years cardinal pretties!

At the beginning of December, my mom and I headed north for our annual Girl's Shopping Trip. As part of our routine, my mom and I stop at Cracker Barrel on the way up for lunch and more importantly, shopping in the store.

When we were looking around the store, I saw this beautiful Red Cardinal dishes. Oh, I was in love with them! And they were 40% off! Woohoo!! So, I got the 4 piece teapot set, 2 mugs, 2 plates, 2 canape plates and a little teacup ornament. And here they are.

Here is the tea set.








And the pretty dishes.






I started with a gold tablecloth, added a weave looking crimson red place mat and matching napkins. I added a stripe of gold ribbon to the place mats.






I used my winter scene stemware.



A couple of gold votives, my crystal candlesticks with red tapers and a small cloche with my Red Cardinal teacup ornament under it complete this simple table.





Random Pictures.





Now add a little candlelight for pretty shimmer and sparkle.










I really do love this set! I don't plan to store it away until the end of Winter. I think it just right to use throughout the snowy months.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. I'm joining Tablescape Thursday

17 comments :

  1. Did you know that the Cardinal does have special meaning at Christmastime? I just read an article about it the other day. I love your table setting and the dishes. They are very special.

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  2. Your cardinal tea set and dishes are beautiful, Diann. I like how the plates are fluted too, so graceful and pretty. ..Christine

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  3. Diane, Your cardinal tablescape is gorgeous!! I have been trying to build my cardinal dishes. I just have a few pieces that my daughter gifted me last year. I have a cardinal mug I bought at Cracker barrel and a small bowl from Marshalls. But I add a piece here and there. Cardinals are Ky state bird. Kentucky is my home state.

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  4. Cardinals are so pretty and a perfect winter decoration. Love your plates and wonderful ornaments. I have lots of cardinal ornaments cause they make me happy! Hugs, Linda

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  5. What beautiful dishes. I love the phrase on them. They are words to live by.

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  6. This is a really sweet set of dishes. I love the cardinals and they definitely could be used all winter. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Cardinals are such beautiful birds....no wonder they are the state bird for so many of us....Virginia included! They make the perfect winter tablesetting.

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  8. I love cardinals, they are one of the prettiest birds...beautiful table. I love the tea set, glad that you reposted as I must have missed it last year.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Diann!

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  9. Love the cardinal dishes.. so pretty. Your table is elegant and so inviting.. love the new pieces too Merry Christmas, xo marlis

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  10. Love all things birds, and thrifty, so your post is right up my alley. Nice job with all, but my favorite are your "Peace" plates. Lovely and hopefully a wish that will come true this year. Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas. ~CJ

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  11. I recently bought a shirt with cardinals and pinecones entwined on the front. I LOVE your pretty dishes. The TABLESCAPE showcasing them is gorgeous. I would keep them out all winter too.

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  12. This is one of those buys that you'll always be glad you made! The mugs are absolutely gorgeous and I love anything with cardinals! Happy holidays!

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  13. I love cardinals! They are one of the prettiest birds, especially when you see their bright red feathers against the pure white of snow. Their image makes the perfect Christmas/winter decor! You have a beautiful collection that will never go "out of style." Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!!!

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  14. Everything is so beautiful. I love the spark of color the cardinal gives. Love the table.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the cardinals! This is beautiful.

    Merry Christmas!

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  16. I think cardinals are more festive and at the same time as peaceful as doves. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  17. Even though we don't have cardinals here they are my favorite bird. I love the creative use of the gold ribbon on the placemat! I am filing that into my inspiration folder. Everything on this table is perfectly beautiful. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas.

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