Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Orange and Yellow...#5

Wow! It is Thursday and you all know what that means....Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Thursday!
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The Orange Rooster pattern is one of my very favorites. The yellow and orange are such happy colors. In October they remind me of the colorful maple and oak trees but when I use them in July they remind me of a summer sunset.
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The dinner plate.

The square luncheon or salad plate.

The dessert plate.

The soup/salad/pasta bowls were the first pieces I found at TJMaxx. I had a hard time finding enough dinner plates, square luncheon plates and dessert plates so I put out a SOS...thankfully my friend, Jayne, of A Grain of Salt , graciously offered to check the stores in her area. Once located, she mailed them to me. It was like Christmas opening that package!

Jayne also found the cute little pail, upper left, in front of the rooster...which I use for breadsticks.

I found several serving pieces after the initial soup bowls so I snatched them each time I saw one I didn't have as they seemed to be a hot seller at the time!

Napkins-I have had them for years
Napkin rings-estate sale
Orange Rooster dishes-TJMaxx
Flatware-not sure where I got them!
Clear candleholder-actually a vase
Orange/White candleholders-yard sale/thrift shop
Centerpiece-made it a few weeks ago, with what I had on hand

Thanks for visiting and commenting! Make sure you stop by BNOTP to see all the other beautiful tablescapes.


Laura said...

Wow- everything looks so fall and festive. What great dishes.

You did a great job-

Kathleen said...

Wow, that looks wonderful!
The colors are perfect for this time of year too!
You have so many beautiful pieces..
I love that tablecloth! I will look when I can get out!

A Grain of Salt said...

M, what a great looking table! Nice to see it all spread out together. I was happy to help you find more pieces... anytime!

Denise said...

Gorgeous. There's just something about a fall tablescape (sigh) I could look at them for hours. Love your plates :-)

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

VERY pretty the dishes. However, kitty in your header is the most beautimus of all!

Claudie said...

Now that's a beautiful fall TT.
I also liked your last post with the pink/red dishes. Never seen that set before. LOVE IT.
Happy TT
Love Claudie

Rettabug said...

What a warm & happy table! Your dish collection is wonderful & I like that it grew over the years & wasn't purchased all at once in a box. The little bucket for breadsticks is a very creative use, I must say.

I'm also very impressed with your floral arrangement. You must have been a florist in another life. :D
Very pretty TT!!!

♥ Rettabug

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I'm so working with what I have on hand! You did a lovely centerpiece shopping at home. I love the rooster dishes, too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great find with those pretty dishes -- and as great as they look all together...they could each stand alone too -- pretty tablescape!

honeysuckle said...

You were so lucky to find more dishes. I think I also saw them at my TJ Maxx. They are very festive for this time of year and I love the idea of using them in the summer too. Come by and join my first giveaway!

Beansieleigh said...

Just passing by, but had to stop to say how much I love your beautiful Fall table setting today! First and foremost, I LOVE the roosters! I love your tablecloth, and your very pretty flower arrangement too! Happy Tablescape Thursday! ~tina

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These dishes look gorgeous on your table. Isn't it fun when you are on a quest to find something and then you find it!


Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Love all the roosters and that pretty tablecloth!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Mimi,
Your gorgeous rooster dishes are some of the prettiest I have ever seen! Such lovely and warm colors. ~Beautiful tablescape.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Christi said...

Those plates and bowls are perfect for this time of year! Love them.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Sue said...

I realy like the square rooster plates...and the little pale is adorable...Isn't it great having Blogging friends out there around the country to help you spend more money on dishes!! I love it!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your dishes are just so beautiful and you can use them so many ways as you've shown, they all look wonderful, so festive, love it..

Sandy said...

Beautiful table, I just love those dishes. The color was just perfect for fall, and the tablecloth pattern was wonderful with the dishes. Thanks so much for sharing, the square ones were my favorite.

xinex said...

What beautiful warm colors! Love the plates and all your fall accessories...Christine

susan said...

I'm glad you were able to get a whole set--I love it! That was really nice of Jayne to do that for you. I love the square plate in particular!--Very versatile!

nannykim said...

I am with you, girl!! I love the bright colors and the roosters---nice!! Makes me happy!! I got out my plaid (red) tablecloths this week for 2 of my tables and I am beeeeming!!

nannykim from SPINDLE COTTAGE

Tammy518 said...

Wow, I love those rooster dishes! Your centerpiece is gorgeous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How beautiful! Not only is your home lovely...and I think you should send me those dishes...LOL...but you are just SO sweet! How nice to see you! Isn't Fall a wonderful time of the year...and around the corner into the SEASON we go! Thank you so much for your encouraging words...I love you for that!!

Liz said...

What a cute table! I love your rooster dishes!


sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Awesome! I absolutely love the Fall colors! I have to admit I have never seen a rooster I could resist! My husband will be happy to attest to it! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm following you! If you have time to stop by I'd love for you to follow me too.

Anonymous said...

My goodness - what rich and glorious fall colors you have incorporated in your tablesetting.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love your dishes. The colors of your tablescape are so rich! Beautiful!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Great find on Homer Laughlin! Love the rooster tablescape! Thanks for stopping to visit me ... and for sharing your beautiful decor.

Sonia said...

What a pretty fall tablescape! I love the rich colors and the plates! Beautiful job! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That's beautiful, Mimi! You have a knack for putting together a really warm, lovely tablescape. I have the same rooster platter but have NEVER seen the plates. OMG girl, I'll be running to TJ Maxx as soon as they open!

Thanks for visiting me, and thanks for the inspiration!

Marsha said...

I remember when Jayne helped find these - that is probably why I always associate you with them whenever I see this pattern.

Diann said...

Oh Mimi! you are so right, winning my giveaway what just add even more stunning pieces to your collection! I really do LOVE this set!!

Go luck to you!!