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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is It Chocolate Or Just Plain Old Brown?...


I will be joining our hostess, Susan, at Between Naps On The Porch for another Tablescape Thursday. Please visit her so that you can see other tablescapes.

I found some hot chocolate colored napkins and placemats while out thrifting Monday so they were the inspiration for tonight's tablescape.


I am never very far from roosters or chickens in my house, especially when it comes to dishes. I have had these for a few years.I bought the round dinner plates and square salad plates. One year when Howard was back in Phoenix, he surprised me by buying the square large plate and soup bowls. He said he didn't know I already had the same pattern sitting in the cupboard...hey, he tried, at least they were different pieces than I already had! I have used the large square plate as a charger tonight.


Soup bowl.


Salad plate


Dinner plate.


Charger/dinner plate.




Amber centerpiece rooster is a two piece candy dish I have had for years. The eggs are not real...I took them from the laundry room lamp; it is a basket filled with eggs, made into a lamp.




I forgot I had these amber candlesticks! I added red candles to pick up the red in the placemats and plates! Wish I had thought to use them before I took all the pictures...


Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a peek. Don't forget to stop by Susan's porch to see other tablescapes!

Credits
Placemats-Savers's
Napkins-Savers
Wood napkin rings-have had for years, not sure where I bought them
Rooster dishes-222 Fifth Rustic Rooster Marshall's and TJMaxx
Silverplate-several different thrift stores
Amber water glass-TJMaxx
Amber wine stem-Goodwill
Amber rooster candy dish-have had for years, bought it in Phoenix
Brass candlesticks-ARC Thrift Store

53 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the woven rag placemats (I love rag- rugs too). And I really like your Amber glass rooster!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't own anything with a rooster...but all of my blogger friends have made me love them! I love those soup bowls...very cute tablescape.

Sue

Kathleen said...

I'd say chocolate..sounds better than brown!
Those dishes are so pretty, and the different shapes are great!!
Very cozy table, M!

Nancy said...

Your rooster dishes are so pretty. I love the color and the shape. I especially like your wine glasses! What a find! Thanks for sharing your pretty table!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your rooster dishes are so different. I love the brown. Beautiful tablescape.

Sherry said...

Rooster chargers are awesome. I love the colors in this.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So cute -- you just can't go wrong with roosters!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Roosters, oh I am so glad i came to see you.. love those dishes~!

bj said...

Hahhhaaa...I adore your description of brown...chocolate is soooo much better! I love it.
Your table is great..roosters always are just about perfect...

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How sweet of your hubby to surprise you with the plates! He's a keeper ... I love your roosters! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Low Tide High Style said...

Who doesn't love chocolate in any form? And I love your chocolate inspired tablescape, those rooster dishes are lovely and how sweet that your husband thought to buy some for you!

Kat :)

Low Tide High Style said...

I couldn't find a way to email you back. I "wish" I had crocheted my tablecloth. It was made by my grandmother and it's actually a bedspread!

Kat :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Love the placemats and the roosters are great. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

The Southern Belle said...

I'd say you are a blessed woman if your husband will buy you dishes!!! :-) My sweet man keeps asking me how many more dishes I am going to buy!!! WHO KNOWS! :-) Because I am a SC Gamecock, I can assure you I like the roosters! :-)

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love the roosters and all the brown!! Beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How cute are those rooster dishes! What a coincidence your husband bought you more! Great tablescape!

Katherine

xinex said...

Pretty plates! The roosters look so proud and rightly so cause they are so handsome. Love the colors and what a sweet hubby you have!...Christine

Diann said...

Hi Mimi!

Oh your dish set is so pretty! I love the warn and so "Old World" looking. Love the whole table!

MySweetCreations said...

Your dishes are nice! Thanks for sharing!

Petite Little Bee said...

Love your tablescape. Thanks for sharing!!! Cheers, Lia

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

The "chocolate" placemats and napkins were a great fit for your rooster dishes. I, too, love the amber glass rooster. Fun tablescape.

Rettabug said...

I think that was so sweet of your hubby to pick up dishes for you while he was out of town! Give him a pat on the back & a hug for such a thoughtful gesture. They are lovely!

makeithappen said...

Love those roosters :))

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Amazing beautiful tablescaping. The colour mixture I never think of. Pefect for the happy Easter.

Happy TT...

Designs on 47th Street said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! :) It's always nice to meet new people.

I do love your rooster dishes and that amber glassware. It's funny ~~~ my napkins this week were my inspiration for my tablescape too.

I hope you'll stop by again.

Donna

Maryrose said...

I love your rich browns, and those roosters are darling. I am not a rooster collector but I just love them, which makes me wonder why I don't collect them. Your table is very warm and inviting.
:)

honeysuckle said...

Your placemats are lovely and just right for those rooster dishes! Happy Day to you!

Cynthia said...

Love the rooster dishes! Have a great evening!

Denise Marie said...

Way to thrift some gorgeous placemats girlie. Great plates and love everything you have done to set your table.

suzyq said...

Hi Mimi, thanks for stopping by... Spotlight is a big homewares store here in Australia where I can often find some really great specials for tablescaping. Love your soup bowls - they are so cute!
Suzy

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mimi~ ~I'm just ohhing and ahhing over your rooster dish set! Have you seen the border in my diningroom? Got a rooster thing as well as a dish thing. It's more like an obcession. Yikes.
Have a lovely weekend.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Karin said...

I LOVE your rooster dishes! I used to live in Fort Riley, Kansas in the 60's when my dad was stationed there. I have many fond childhood memories of a prairie dog colony in the backyard (field), lightning bugs, chipmunks, and turtles.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The brown and amber colors are so pretty. I love the amber candlesticks. How nice of your husband to think of you and bring you back plates.

~ LJ said...

Beautiful tablescape - love the dishes.

Sarah said...

All this brown and amber work well with those cute rooster plates. Great job!

The Tablescaper said...

It is sooo cool that your husband bought you plates that you already had. Clearly, they're you!

- The Tablescaper

Melissa Miller said...

Mimi how beautiful is your table! I just adore the gorgeous rooster dishes. ~Lovely! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I love those rooster plates. They are some of the prettiest I've ever seen! Your tablescape is so pretty, and really I like your amber rooster. laurie

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mimi,

I love the dishes with the place mats. I think chocolate sounds better.

Thank you so much for stopping by - I am a day behind as usual.

Carol

Patti said...

Just love those dishes...I only own 2 rooster items, but I want to buy a HUGE one to put above my cupboards. Then maybe I will look for dishes - If yours show up missing, don't look my way!!

HollyC said...

Wow! I can't get over how elegant those rooster dishes are. I don't have anything with roosters, but I believe I have to have some now!! The 'chocolate' color is wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!
BTW, I don't know what rock I was under to have missed last weeks table, but beautiful just doesn't describe it! The colors were perfect! I won't miss out again;)
~Holly

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I'm with you, I love roosters! I also have rooster plates that I have not used in a TT so you have inspired me with your pretty table. I love the addition of the eggs. And to answer your question it is ALWAYS chocolate or butterscoth, or wood, or warm earth... never just brown!
Yvonne

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love the chocolate! Very pretty plate set. I love everything. Very farmhouse-fabulous. :)

*Chic Provence* said...

Chocolate, definitely chocolate! I love the rooster, he is a very French guy!

Thanks for visiting my blog; I'm now following you too!
xx

Kit

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

Love the eggs around the centerpiece. Very clever!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOVE your rooster plates! You table setting is lovely.

meandering pearl said...

Hello! its so lovely!!! sorry its taken me a few days to comment, time on my computer is sometimes hard to come by :) Happy Tablescape Thursday!!! loveliest wishes

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Chocolate--definitely--sounds yummier! Thanks for your sweet blog comments on my nest project!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! Love those place mats...so unusual! And of course, i love your rooster plates! Beautiful amber glass! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Becolorful said...

Ahhh. So glad I stopped by. Another tablescaper. So fun. I really am a terrible cook but I love to set the table. Your blog is full of fun ideas.

Jane said...

You created a beautiful tablescape. I love the rooster dishes. They have such a pretty color to them....they would look great in my kitchen :-)
Jane

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY plates and table!

Anonymous said...

Love! love! love! Rooster Dishes, have you had them long. Beautiful table setting.