Saturday, August 22, 2015

Strutting His Stuff--My Love for the Peacock

I think most everyone would agree that the blue Indian male peacock is one the three species of peafowl that is among the most beautiful creatures on the planet.  It is hard to comprehend how the peacock's feathers glitter with an iridescent glow.  The colors of olive/emerald green, aqua, brown, red/orange and cobalt blue in the "eye" of its tail is mysterious as it is glamorous.  The peacock which once symbolized immortality by Ancient Greeks was also later embraced by early Christians.  It was believed that the eyes in its feathers symbolizes the eye of God who watches over his kingdom and people.  The peacock is also the national bird of India.  In honor of this beautiful peafowl, this week's post includes a peacock tablescape.  


The fan shaped folded aqua napkin mirrors that of the peacock tail or also known as a train.  It's train fans out to attract or court the harem of female peahens (any where between 2-5 females.)  The total length of the peacock with its train can be up to 5 feet and the train itself makes up 60% of the peacock.

If you look close at the wine glass, it has the pattern of the peacock's train.  I fell in love with the two-tone colors of aqua and emerald green.




There are such rich vivid colors in the "eye" of the feather in each salad plate.  The stunning iridescent colors shimmer with the light.   In nature, the more beautiful the train or tail in size, quality and color, the better the chance for the male peacock to mate with the peahen.  Talk about strutting his stuff to ensure a date with the girls!  (Although I had to use substitute feathers in my tablescape until I find the real ones, the salad plates represent a close match to the brilliant and stunning plumage instead.)





On clearance at Hobby Lobby, these two matted pictures of peacocks were a lucky find.  I was able to recently frame each of them.




And last ......for a real treat...you can see the spectacular floral peacock in the Dubai Miracle Gardens.  The floral peacock is just a few of the beautiful displays at the garden.  Take a moment to appreciate them all.  Just click on the link below to take you to the website.


 Click here to visit the website:    Dubai Miracle Garden

Enjoy and thank you for visiting.  

11 comments:

  1. Marsha, Just beautiful!!!. You have created a unique and breath taking tablescape! Yor are truly blessed with the gift of creativity. I love the trip to Dubai Miracle Garden ( thank you for that) and I love coming to your blog. I am always amazed and surprised at what I find.

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    1. Hi Marlene,
      Thank you for posting such a lovely comment. I truly do feel blessed. This blog has allowed me the wonderful opportunity to correspond with some of the nicest and very talented people. It is so heartwarming to know that there are others who enjoy the art of tablesetting and love to share their passion. I am so happy you enjoyed the Dubai Gardens too. Stop back again for more strolls through the gardens.

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  2. What a beautiful table and the colors take my breathe away. I think peacocks are just the most beautiful of the birds. That Dubai Garden is gorgeous too. This is my first time to visit and welcome to the world of blogging, nice to meet you..........You are gonna love this adventure.......
    Blessings, Nellie

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  3. Hi Nellie,
    Thank you for your kind comment. I haven't blogged very long, but the time I have already spent posting, reading other blogger's posts and just learning how it all works has been so much fun. I would love to have you visit again. It is very nice getting acquainted and making new friends. All the best to you Nellie.

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  4. Lovely! Love those glasses and this table is wonderful.

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  5. Oh, my goodness, what a pretty table! You are right, the peacock colors are so rich. You have blended all the elements beautifully. This made me remember being in middle school. For a week, every day there was a boy who gave me a peacock feather. I loved them but unfortunately, I did not love the boy. Good approach, wrong boy. :) I sure wish I still had those feathers!

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thank you for your lovely comment. Your story is so sweet. It makes me wonder how this boy got the feathers to give to you. Did he need to chase a peacock to get one? Such a heart warming memory. Thank you for sharing it with me. Since I won't have any adorable suitors bringing me any peacock feathers, I will need to make an online order for mine. Ha Ha.

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  6. Oh this is beautiful! The peacock surely is a gorgeous creature. We have a garden center locally that has peacocks that strut around and hang out in the greenhouses. They are gorgeous (but loud)! Loving those plates, stemware, and placemats.

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  7. Hi Liz,
    Thank you. I guess the peacock's loud cries as well as their fanned-out tails are associated with their courting the ladies. (That is just another way to get the attention of a female.) It was a bit of a challenge working with the various colors like the cobalt blue and aqua together. So I kept it less busy and worked with the aqua with the small accent of the light green hydrangeas. I hope you are enjoying the remainder of our lovely summer.

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  8. The peacock glasses and plates are so pretty! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  9. Beautiful, please can you tell me where you bought those stunning peacock feather glasses from?

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