Songbird & Tulipiere Spring Centerpiece

Create a whimsical tablescape perfect for March with a baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece!

Katherine's aqua grandmillennial dining room styled for spring with a songbird and tulipiere centerpiece

Ah spring! You just delight me with your popping buds, delicate unfurling leaves, and twittering songbirds!

In celebration of all the promise and joy you bring, I’m setting a whimsical tablescape with a fanciful baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece.

White wicker bird cage with blue songbirds centers this spring table set with blue bow plates and Mottahedeh china

Blue and white tulipiere filled with white and pink tulips and baby's breath

As many of my favorite tablescapes often do, this setting started with a beautiful fabric — “Spring Fever” from Waverly! I just couldn’t resist the unfurling ferns, the striped tulips, pink daffodils, and other blushing blooms. This textile is truly a riot of spring!

Using it as the backdrop for my spring table, I let my imagination go and ended up with a romantic, whimsical tablescape filled with florals, blue and white, pretty songbirds, wicker, and delightful dashes of pink.

Magic happens when you let yourself dream and just play with a setting, forgetting convention or practicality!

Baby's breath, songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece shine on this whimsical spring tablescape

Wicker bird cage with baby's breath and blue songbirds

spring place setting with Haldon Group bow salad plates, Mottahedeh blue lace plates, and white chargers

To offset the predominately pink and green table runner from Waverly, I created a place setting in blue and white, which compliments the tulipieres perfectly. The plate stack features Haldon Group striped bow salad plates and Mottahedeh blue lace dinner plates on top of a simple scalloped edge charger. Faux bamboo flatware adds a natural element and a pretty pink napkin casual placed to the side enhances the color palette.

angled view of place setting with blue and white tulipiere and wicker bird cage centerpiece

The end result is a gorgeous spring tablescape that would work beautifully for ladies’ luncheons, wedding or baby showers, and of course Easter! The songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece is easy to recreate with bunches of baby’s breath, moss, tulips, a pretty birdcage, and feathered birds.

This tableware was sold March 2021 in Thursday night’s Instagram flash sale at 8PM EST. I’ve linked to similar items here:

I hope the whimsy and romantic flair of this table inspires you to go for it this spring with your own fanciful tablescape!


  1. Sharon Valentine on March 17, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Hello Katherine,
    I am an older lady (80ish) who is new to the complexities of the Internet. I admire your taste in beautiful things so much, but try as I may, I do not know how to either sign on to or establish an account with Instagram. My granddaughter is wild about your blue and white bow plates, and I was wondering if there is any way that I might purchase them for her before your sale tomorrow. I don’t want to “go around” other people who might be interested in the plates, but all I can do is try to buy them for my granddaughter’s birthday. If you would consider selling them to me ahead of time, I would really appreciate it. if this is not possible, please forgive my asking.
    Thank you for your consideration in this matter,
    Sharon Valentine

    • Katherine on March 18, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your kind words and following Pender & Peony. I’m sorry but I do not presale items. I just don’t think it’s fair to customers who come to a sale expecting to find something and then it’s been sold before hand. I do offer the curio wish list subscriber group where you can let me know specific items you are hunting for and then I hunt those items just for you. Thank you for understanding, Katherine

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