The cardinals around the house seem to become more visible when the trees are bare. They flock to our feeder in the morning and just before the sun goes down.
I found one set of the cork backed placemats at Home Goods after Christmas last year. I scouted every Home Goods for a second set with no luck and eventually found a set on Ebay for 3x as much as I paid at Home Goods, of course!
I used my painted brass candelabras and Henry Lauder's Walking Stick branches for the center of the table. I added some lighting and pine cones. The fat cardinals are from Ross.
Red napkins and Ralph Lauren stemware to finish.
I usually put small cardinals on the branches, but felt it would be too much with the placemats.
I decided to put them on the island to bring some color to the kitchen.