I’ve been wanting to share this peacock tablescape with you for quite awhile. But up until now, I’ve been trying to just keep up with timely holiday settings.Not that I don’t love the holidays! It just feels like they’ve been one on top of each other since last fall when I launched this blog. Easter coming early didn’t help either. Over the months ahead, I’m looking forward to sharing tables that are seasonal, or for no particular occasion at all.
If you’ve been following Debbee’s Buzz, you know peacocks are one of my favorite things. Just love their beautiful feathers, and gorgeous teal and blue coloring.
My peacock passion (obsession?) started when I ‘discovered’ my husband’s colonial ancestor. His honest to goodness first name was Peacock! A spy for General Washington, the British referred to him as The Rebel Bird! Learn all about Peacock in, Celebrating Patriots on Independence Day.
I’ve been collecting peacock decorative accents, ornaments and tableware ever since.
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Peacocks began populating my home when I discovered this large Fitz and Floyd figurine. Just browsing at a furniture store, while shopping for a then newly remodeled kitchen. I came home with the peacock and three bar stools.
The peacock figurine was a slam dunk purchase, as he went perfectly with the newly wallpapered dining room. It a gorgeous, large scale print by Schumacher (not currently available).
The Fitz and Floyd figurine normally graces a mahogany side table in the dining room. It’s reflected in a large mirror that’s topped by a golden phoenix bird.
Today, the figurine is holding court as the centerpiece of my peacock tablescape. Isn’t he grand?
A pair of silk floral arrangements (custom made, The Cobb), with peacock feather accents, flank the peacock figurine. Usually, the florals sit on the uncovered mahogany table. I had the peacock feathers incorporated into the design to mimic the look in the wallpaper.
Run the Table
Right now, the figurine and floral arrangements sit on a newly acquired table runner — serving as the peacock tablescape centerpiece.
The table is set for a dinner party of six. Before we sit down to eat, I’ll remove the two floral arrangements and replace them with two clusters of peacock pillar candles (Pier 1). Otherwise, it’s too hard to socialize through the florals. Lit candles create a romantic atmosphere for dinner.
I’d been searching for a table runner for several years that could go on the mahogany table year-round — one that wouldn’t break the bank either! A couple of months ago I found one at Pier 1 on sale.
I think it was from the winter season because of the velvet fabric? There’s also beautiful, metallic peacocks with jewel accents decorating the runner.
Too bad I didn’t have the runner to decorate a peacock tablescape when I hosted the second My Favorite Things Party. It had a Birds of a Feather, Gather Together theme.
Learn more at How to Host an Extraordinary My Favorite Things Party and Peacock Party Favors, Gifts and Prizes.
I’ve been dying to incorporate the new runner into a peacock tablescape from the minute I brought it home.
Dishes Compliment China
The peacock dishes came from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx a few years ago. Because my Lenox Eclipse china is cream-colored with gold trim, the colors in the peacock dishes make them great accent plates. I also like that the peacock image is in muted shades.
Even better, they are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Amazon carries Serene Peacock by 222 Fifth (see links below), along with several other peacock dish patterns.
Here they are layered over my wedding china dinner plates and tablerunner, at the hostess setting.
At each of the other place settings, I layered a gold charger under the Lenox dinner plate.
Three Sets are Better Than One
I have another set of peacock accent plates I use in the fall and for Thanksgiving. It’s a beautiful brown transferware pattern that looks vintage. I found them at a gift shop. Unfortunately, there is no manufacturer or pattern mark on the back.
See them at the Cornucopia Takes Center Stage on Thanksgiving Table and Turkey Tureen is Star.
Another set I use for more casual, everyday meals are these hand-painted dishes (Peacock by Tabletop International).
Honestly, I didn’t need any more sets of flatware, but when I discovered this Wallace peacock pattern (now retired), well what choice did I have? After all, I have two sets of peacock plates to go with them! Excuses, excuses…
See what I mean? And, they were a practical peacock purchase because they’re stainless!
The only thing I dislike about the flatware is their scale. Why do they make everything oversized these days? The soups are big enough to use as serving spoons!
Birds of a Feather Need Glasses When They Gather Together
When I hosted my peacock-themed My Favorite Things Party, I wanted wine and cocktail glassware for the white peacock wine coolers and pea-cocktails (aren’t I clever?).
The wine glasses are in two teal accent patterns, but it’s hard to see with the peacock-fanned napkins tucked into them.
I like how the accordion-fold and fan spread napkin fold is reminiscent of a peacock’s tail. It’s a super easy napkin fold to dress up a tablesetting.
Over the last few years of blogging, I’ve greatly expanded my repertoire of Napkin Folds for All Seasons, Holidays & Occasions. Like the more complicated peacock, that is tucked into the same glass for the (2022) Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table & Napkin Fold.
Anyway, all the wine and cocktail glasses came from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Occasionally I still see the wine glasses in stores. Be careful though. When I bought mine, I noticed quite a few had very pronounced flaws. So I had to go to different stores to find eight good ones.
Above and below, I pulled out the napkin so you can see what the teal swirl and ‘bubble’ glass patterns look like.
And, here’s a close-up of the swirl cocktail glass.
My sons are well aware of my peacock passion, even though The Rebel Bird is their ancestor not mine.
They like to tease I have ancestor envy!
Even so, my eldest son has given me a number of small stocking stuffers depicting a peacock, including this lovely wine cork (Gump’s).
Peacocks in Exotic Spain
As I was setting the table and writing this post, it was grey, freezing cold and still snowing (flurries) outside. In the middle of April!
So, I’ve been daydreaming about the peacocks we saw strolling through the gardens of the Real (royal) Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Grenada. See Seductive Seville Entices with Arabic Palace and Spectacular Spain. Maybe if I click my snow boots together it will take me back there?
I came home wishing I had a garden that warranted a peacock taking up residence. Of course, I doubt peacocks like snow?
Peacock Tablescape at Christmas Too
During the holidays, I also decorate the dining room chandelier overhead. Here is a peek from Peacock Ornaments Decorate Chandelier at Christmas.
And, a pair of peacock feathered trees take the place of the two silk floral arrangements on the tabletop.
But this Christmas, instead of the metallic gold, I’ll use my new velvet peacock runner. There’s more peacock decorations at Decorating with a Peacock Theme and Peacock Ornaments Decorate Tree. I said this wasn’t a holiday tablescape and look where this post ended up — at Christmas LOL.
Next up is A HapBEE Birthday Table and Beehive Dessert — because you might have noticed I have a thing for bees too!
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As always Deb, it’s beautiful!!!!
I’m always happy for the opportunity to preview, share tables with you in person. Wish I could get you to take more pictures of your own tablescapes and adorable favors so that I could post them!
What a grand table! You worked the theme in an elegant way and the china is simply beautiful.
Thanks Sandra, now if you could just come up with a peacock theme dessert to accompany my table?
Wow it all looks stunning. You had me at peacock and you ideas are so creative.
Thanks so much Anita! I do have a passion for all things peacock as you probably noticed LOL!
I have a thing for bees too. Use to tend to 20,000 in beehives. But I LOVE your peacock “stuff” even more. I only have plates but I do have over 100 peacock feathers on display in my place. And by the way Debbie, I live in Iowa, am I close enough to attend one of your fabulous looking parties??? So glad I found your blog early on so I don’t miss too much.
20,000 bees, wow! As a hobby, profession? That’s just amazing. And, how did you collect 100 peacock feathers? If you say it’s because there are peacocks on your property, I am going to be deeply envious! I may be Queen of Theme, but you take the Queen Bee and Proud Peacock titles!
Iowa is a tad far from Pittsburgh, I’m afraid. I’ve got to figure out a way to host a virtual party someday… But, you should host one yourself! I’ll be sharing all the party details for the bee and peacock parties over the next few months.
This is so beautiful Debb. I can see why you were so excited to bring home the peacock when you spotted it. The dishes couldn’t be more perfect and I love the pretty stemware. I do love your wallpaper- truly timeless! Anyone who is invited to one of your parties must feel honored to be a part of them. You do a beatiful job. My son and family live in the Pittsburgh area. I’ve been following the weather patterns- looks a lot better than ours!
Thank you Liz! One day, I’m going to be really sad when we move and leave that wallpaper behind. You are very kind to say that about my parties! I’ve been working on a favor today for the tea party that is driving me a bit mad…. Your son and family live in my area?! Where? Have you been here recently? Such a small world.
Good gravy….I want it all. The large peacock, the table runner, the silverware, the bottle stopper and all the china. Did I leave anything out?
Thank goodness I have some of the Christmas stuff, or else I’d never sleep nights.
Well, my peacock stuff has taken years to accumulate. I’ve probably had the figurine 15-ish years, the peacock plates maybe 2-3, and just found the runner. Glad you enjoyed seeing it all.
Debbie, everything you do is so well thought out, unique, and beautiful! Love the jewel tones of this table setting. I love wallpaper, and yours is so pretty. I think it adds such a lovely textural element to a room. I will be adding it to some of my rooms as well–don’t care if it’s on trend or not because, to me, classics never go out of style.
Bobbi, that is so very lovely of you to say — thank you! As to ‘thought out’, I have been collecting peacock décor and tableware for a very long time! I know wallpaper is not popular like it was way back when. Most of my rooms are painted now, but I still have wallpaper in a few places. I’ll have to share the over-the-top, large scale, oriental monkey wallpaper (on a black background) I have in a small bathroom sometime. It’s a wow!
I tell you…you and I share such similarities in what grabs our tabletop attention! Just like the brown peacock dishes we have in common, I also have pretty peacock dishes from Home Goods!!!!!!! I’ve used them in a couple of different tablescapes, although not lately. Looking at your beautiful table gives me a nudge to pull those out again and use them with some of my more recently acquired peacock pieces. How terrific is it that your peacock plates work so well with your gold-rimmed china?!!?!?!! That is so great!!! And your centerpiece…perfect!!! That Fitz and Floyd…such cool creations! The flatware is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Who’d have thought one could find flatware with a peacock motif??? Beautiful table!
Alycia, you and I have not one but both patterns of peacock plates?! What are the chances? Must bee because we also nearly share the same birthday and were born under the same moon and stars! Or, we just both have incredibly good taste in tableware LOL.
It’s all of the above!?
What a fabulous tablescape! I love the peacock theme and all the little touches you used to put it all together! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Thanks Kim, I appreciate you visiting Debbees Buzz.
I love your peacock tablescape and all of the gorgeous accent pieces. The attention to detail is inspiring! I have a fondness for peacock decor, too. I fell in love with their magnificent beauty when I was a kid and some neighbors had several on their farm. A couple of years ago, Gloria put together a peacock themed birthday party for me. I loved it. Recently, I redid our home office / craft space using a peacock theme. Thanks for sharing your lovely decor with us at Snickerdoodle, Debbee.
Beverly, I went and searched you blog for “peacock” and made the most fabulous discoveries! For you to admire my table is a lovely compliment, especially after Gloria put together such a wonderful birthday party for you. Oh to have a daughter! I had to host my own peacock themed party (you’ll want to keep an eye out for upcoming posts on the My Favorite Things Party)! It’s nice to know we both share a peacock passion. Now I may have to redo my work room too…
Thanks so much, Debbee! Gloria and I love creating party themes for each other. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your peacock posts. I’m featuring your lovely tablescape at tomorrow’s Snickerdoodle Party. Hope to see you there!
Wow, that’s great Beverly, thanks so much! I’ll also look forward to seeing more of yours and Gloria’s theme parties — always looking for more excuses to have a party!
Who can resist a peacock tablescape……your table is so elegant and gorgeous. The rich colors and beautiful ceramic peacock is over the top. You have such a wonderful collection. You even have matching peacock flatware! If you need a partner to revisit Alhambra in Spain, look no further, I will have my bags packed by the time you can say “I love peacocks.” All of it is beautiful.
Thank you so much Marsha! It’s been nice “meeting and chatting” recently. I’ve been revisiting my photo’s from Spain, and decided I need to publish a few posts on the trip. I’ll keep you in mind if I return to the Alhambra LOL!
In two words; ‘so elegant’. -Brenda-
Thanks Brenda. I love that the peacock plates look elegant but are dishwasher safe.
Oh Debbee! How gorgeous! Every detail is so gorgeous and perfectly coordinated. I can see why you couldn’t pass up the lovely Fitz and Floyd peacock. What an amazing find the peacock flatware is! I have a set of 222 Fifth peacock salad plates myself!
Chloe, we must be “birds of a feather”, both having those peacock salad plates. Did you do a tablescape with them I missed?
Deb, this table is stunning ! I adore that centerpiece peacock. I see why you didn’t pass it up from F&F… and the peacock plates are to die for !
Why thank you Fabby! I recently saw melamine peacock plates at Target…but, I resisted and came home without them.
Wow, quite a collection of peacocks you have and what a beautiful table they make. I can’t believe the theme is repeated right down to the flatware.
Well Linda, I didn’t earn the nickname “Queen of Theme” for nothing! It’s like an addiction, LOL! And, not sure it’s mentioned in that particular peacock posts (there is a party Peacock Party Favors, Gifts and Prizes and holiday decorating Decorating for Christmas with a Peacock Theme too!), but Peacock is a family ancestor.
Still lovin this table! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday!
This such a creative table and that flatware?
Thanks Ann! When I saw the peacock decorated flatware, it was a have-to-have!
How much fun and oh so pretty! Love the connection to your husband’s ancestor! Fascinating!
Thanks Kristin, I appreciate you visiting all my posts — I know it takes a lot of time and effort. Thanks for co-hosting a great new linkup party!
Very beautiful!! Love the fitz and floyd figurine.
And, Warren how I love your gorgeous peacock plates and tablesetting; guess we both are passionate about peacocks! What a fabulous table we could set together if we combined our stuff.
Outstanding table setting, Debbee. the center piece with the large peacock is a beautiful piece of work. It must make you smile every time you see it! I know I would love to have him in my home 🙂 Thank you for sharing this and all you other posts the FWF link party.
Rachelle, you are such a good link party hostess — visiting and commenting on posts. It’s much appreciated!
OMG Debbee! Love love your table! So pretty! I have a similar fascination with peacocks, and I must confess that I have the Peacock Garden pattern, along with the same table runner, which sits on the family room table all year long. I also have the matching cushion that went with the runner and the wine stopper looks familiar to me as well. Too funny! 222 fifth also has another pattern called Lakshmi Holiday Peacock which is gorgeous as well. Happy Thursday from one peacock enthusiast to another!
Kindred spirits Kim! I love the Christmas version too, but since I have 5 other holiday patterns, there’s just no space to store more dishes! Did you see any of my peacock theme Christmas posts, like Decorating for Christmas with a Peacock Theme or theme party, Peacock Party Favors, Gifts and Prizes? You would have fit in as a fellow “bird of a feather.”
I did check those out – beautiful posts. Loved the decor on the clock, the chandy, and all the pretty ornaments. I’ve said before that I can barely paint by number so the painted wine glasses were awesome! Thanks for pointing me in those directions!