The inspiration for this beautiful red Christmas table setting for 4 is the flashy male Cardinal. This table décor is an elegant use of a bold red Christmas color without being garish or gaudy. These red dishes can go right in the dishwasher, which makes most people happy. Before I tell you about the table, let’s take a closer look at the star of this table setting Mr. Cardinal.
One of the most beautiful sights in nature is to spot a beautiful, male Cardinal in a tree, especially on a snowy day. (No snow in Florida, but I’ve seen them in other places.) The vibrant red against glorious white, white snow is breath-taking! A dazzling fresh snow that sticks to everything is breath taking.
I hear them before I see them.
The distinct chirp warns me that I have entered his domain…I always look to see if I can locate him. The males are much easier to spot than the females. Experts, explain that is probably why you usually spot the him at feeders in the early dawn and dusk hours when he can blend it better; he seems to know it’s too risky to show off his beautiful colors in the bright sunlight.
They don’t migrate, instead they molt.
That means they grow more feathers that serves as a warm winter coat. They save food for the winter and their diet changes in the winter. Instead of bugs, they eat nuts and berries, whatever they can find.
As amazing as these birds are, they have one very destructive behavior.
It is rooted in their instinct to protect their domain.
When they see their reflection in a window, they believe it is a bird that is invading their territory. Their instinct is to attack it…drive it away…to protect what they have. They will attack their reflection in the window; especially during mating and nesting season. They can be injured and sometimes, although, the articles I read say, rarely, killed. (Thank goodness!)
I understand it is normal behavior for Cardinals and other species of birds for that matter. It is normal, but it is based on an inaccurate belief. Its normal behavior becomes self-destructive behavior when it is based on inaccurate beliefs.
Cardinals and other birds for that matter can be injured and killed when they attack their reflection in a window. What they believe matters.
What you believe matters. And truth…Truth matters. Truth matters enough to find it.
Jesus says to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, if not by Me. John 14:6 BSB
I’m no bird expert, but these folks at birdwatchingusa seem to be.
Do Cardinals Migrate? You Won’t Believe It but It’s True! (birdwatchingusa.org)
Where Do Cardinals Go in The Winter? Do They Migrate? (birdwatchingusa.org)
Christmas Table Setting
This complete Christmas table setting with Red and white dishes for 4 people includes:
4- Red Cardinal Placemats
4- Red Room Essentials Plates 10 5/8″ 4- Red Room Essentials Salad Plates
4- Red Cardinal Ornaments
4- Silver Rimmed Libby Tumblers (There is some wear on the silver rims.)
2- Silver Colored Pillar Candle Holders
1-Cardinal musical snow globe
24- Piece Setting for 4 Totally Today Red Handled Flatware
This table setting is available for purchase.
You can purchase this table setting at https://www.etsy.com/listing/1347037035/cardinal-christmas-dinnerware-table?
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I recommend that you group the candles and musical snow globe onto a flat platter. The platter confines the grouping into a single triangle, which is soothing to the eye.
I hope you know that God loves you so much that He sent His Son into the world to pay the price for our sins. Because of that we have a reason to celebrate! And that really is the truth, Merry Christmas. God bless you!