Friends

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cock A Doodle Do!


It is once again time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thanks for hosting this weekly meme, Susan.

Another week of relentless heat and humidity in the center of the country. I am looking forward to cooler weather, but can't seem to find any on the horizon!

This table was built around salad plates I bought about 4 years ago. I had stuffed them in the bottom of one of the hutches and completely forgot about them until switched the dining and living rooms around. In fact, I found a few other treasures I had forgotten about. Each plate is a different color with a different rooster.





I have once again used the banana bark place mats. The charger plates are my favorites with roosters; a gift from my sister, Jerry. The white dinner plate is unmarked, almost identical to the Johnson Brothers I have.
The salad plates are Sakura Retro Rooster. The red plate beneath the Kennex Preston soup bowl are made by Syracuse.


The rim shot!


The flatware is Oneida Sterling Afterglow, circa 1956. The napkins and napkin rings are yard sale finds.


I pulled out the only yellow glassware I own. The wine glass is Indiana's King Crown/Thumbprint. The water glass, I don't know the maker.


I found the wood centerpiece at Savers the last time I was there and thought it might make a nice "vase"...with a glass insert. The wood candlesticks I have had for many years, I think they came from Dollar General. The Limelight hydrangeas are from the back yard...thankfully they haven't burnt to a crisp like the pink ones have.




The rooster pitcher has been in my collection for about 10 years. I found it locally at a little store that is no longer in business.


This is probably the last table for a few weeks, as I will be going to Vermont to visit my siblings. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. I hope to see you back here when I get home from vacation.

48 comments:

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Have a great visit, Marigene! I hope it's cooler there. The heat has been relentless here as well!
Very pretty table. I love those rooster plates!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your Rooster table. Those salad plates are so cute! I also 'loose' things in my hutch and closets. I'm glad you found these and put together this fun table. Enjoy your vacation! Is it cooler in Vermont? It's hot here and not getting any better! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's cooler here in Vermont but still has been hot and humid lately. Great table, Mari....you and your roosters! Nice setting. I loved your red and white one last week.
See you next week.
Love,
Delma

Blondie's Journal said...

Perfect table for a nice country breakfast. I love how the pretty napkins tie everything in!

Very hot here, just trying to stay cool takes a lot of energy! lol!

XO,
Jane

Anita said...

Hmmm, that yellow looks a lot like a Noritake pattern my mom has in red but it's hard to tell. Love your different rooster plates!! They are adorable!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful! I love those rooster plates!

Tricia said...

I love the way the striped napkins seem to echo the colors in the lovely layers of plates! And your yellow glassware is so pretty and unusual! Enjoy Vermont -- I hope it's nice and cool while you're there!

Anonymous said...

I think I have told you before that my Aunt Doris loves roosters and would go nuts over this tablescape. It is fabulous as they all are. When are you coming to Vermont? It is super hot here so you won't be cooler! love, bbb

Entertaining Women said...

I think that blogworld is gradually turning me into a rooster advocate. I bought a white rooster and hen pair of small planters just last week. Your yellow plates are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Have a wonderful vacation Merigene! I love your tablescape and rooster plates! I have a rooster plate hand painted at our past ceramic co., at my cloches post. Love roosters and your table is lovely. Hugs, FABBY

Dianne said...

Great table! I love, love, love those napkins. So happy and you rooster plates are wonderful. Have fun in Vermont, hope it will be cooler there. Dianne

Red Couch Recipes said...

Over the 4th of July, my daughter caught a chicken at a chicken race. We ended up with two and I believe hers is a rooster -- hope the neighbors won't mind. I love those rooster chargers and the salad plates -- I am interested in getting some rooster-ware since we are raising some pet chicikens. Joni

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This is lovely, dear! Don't you love it when sorting through you stumble on a forgotten treasure??? Enjoy your time with your siblings...hopefully it will be a "tad" bit cooler there!!! Be sure to pack plenty of cool air in your suitcase for the ride home to the Prairie!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. On a saddened note...Linn county News had an ad that Big Dollar is "Going Out Of Business"!

Janice said...

Hi Marigene,

I love the retro rooster plates! Have a great vacation.

HHL said...

Great setting ... The Rooster chargers are gorgeous! visiting from BNOTP ..xo HHL

Marlis said...

I love moving stuff around and finding new things... It's like Christmas isn't it? I do love those rooster plates a lot. They are so pretty. Your table is filled with wonderful treasures and looks quite inviting. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Hello there, Marigene!!!!!!! I have missed reading your blog and seeing your lovely, lovely settings! It's good to be back! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! I'm glad you've been able to salvage them. This unrelenting hot weather has just wreaked havoc with everything in our yard. I have just given up! Have a great weekend, and try to stay cool!!!

Monica said...

Looks great! I love it when I find lost treasures in the back of my cabinets. Enjoy your visit to Vermont. I hope it is cooler up there.

Diane said...

Wonderful table setting. Love the rooster plates. You are like me, I am always buying stuff, putting them away only to discover them again months later....it's like buying them new all over again!! Diane

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Your water goblets look like Noritake Provincial. (I had them in a different color.) I really like the thumbprint ones!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Love your rooster dishes and the table setting is just wonderful.

Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your vacation!!!!!!

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Vermont sounds like a wonderful place to beat the heat! It's supposed to cool off here a little next week, thankfully.

Gorgeous table of roosters. I love those chargers!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your rooster plates are lovely for your Tablescape and your big rooster is sweet for your ceterpiece great Idea. I would like to thank you for your lovely comment on my new tablescape ,,, I hope you have a Great Vacation in Vermont...
XXOO Diane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Marigene! I would have a hard time forgetting about those rooster plates! Fabulous! I love your big rooster too!

xinex said...

I am glad you found those salad plates, Marigene. They are so pretty. I like the polka dots in the background.....Christine

lulumusing said...

I like this table, Marigene, very warm and friendly. I'm going to have to incorporate roosters into a tablescape since I just brought som of Mother's to my house.

Taunnie said...

I love roosters too. I have never seen chargers like those yellow ones. They are so cute. Now I will on the hunt for some to add to my collection. I really love everything else too, especially your salad plates.

Nancy said...

Have fun in Vermont!

I just love the rooster dishes. The table looks great...cute chargers too!

Nancy

Jo said...

Hi Marigene, Thanks for coming over to my blog and looking at my gorgeous "new/old dresser". She is amazing isn't she? I am going to try and restore her rather than paint her. I think that Mahogany is such a beautiful wood and with just a little bit of cleaning and repolishing I am hoping that I can make her great again. The damage at the bottom may be a different story, but I'm not looking to make money on her, just to give her a better place than in someone's old flooded garage. If I can't manage it very well then I may end up paingint her. I think that wuld be a shame though.

Anyway, I love your table. The cockrell plates are to die for. I can't beleive that you forgot about them. lol. I bet you had a a squeal when you found them again. I would have! The yellow glasses are fantastic, I wish I had some like that. The whole table looks just lovely.

By the way enjoy the sunshine, it has been raiing here for months in New Zealand and it is driving me insane. The dog just brings mud into the house all the time, YUK!!

Take care Jo

Atelier de Charo said...

Love those beautiful roster dishes and your placemats too!

Hugs
Charo

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Marigene,
Love your rooster plates! A very pretty table. Have a great week!Blessings My Friend,

Kathleen said...

I am not a rooster person, but I do like the plates with the dots! Very pretty table with the yellow plates too!
Hope you have a good time! I looked at this post the other day on my ipad, but the text wasn't coming through, and I can't leave comments on blogger, it works with others though. Very strange.
Enjoy your visit with your family, I know this has been a rough year.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Isn't it fun to find forgotten treasures?!! They really "made" this tablescape. LOVE those napkins!

I hope you'll stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction is going on 'til 9PM Eastern on Monday!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Don't roosters make the most cheerful to tablescapes? Wishing you a delightful vacation.

Rettabug said...

I love all your "fowl" dishes, Marigene! Wonderful colors & textures & that pitcher...oh, my!

Safe travels & I hope you find some cooler weather. Its not here, that's for sure!

fondly,
Rett

Diann said...

Those salad plates are so much fun! glad you rediscovered them! A fun rooster table!

Pam said...

I'm jealous. My Limelights haven't bloomed yet. The rooster plates are gorgeous!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oooohhh....this table is perfectly rooster-a-licious!!! I love me some good rooster pieces! Where did you get those divine chargers??????

Hugs,
Lana In Italy

the cape on the corner said...

ooh, what gorgeous yellow glassware! i love the retro colors on your table, with the yellow and black and white.

there's been way too much heat and humidity in the northeast, too. way too much!

Sue said...

HI Marigene....thanks so much for stopping by my blog after all this time....I felt like I was away a lifetime....Nice to see Sue is till doing Tablescape day....i brought back from Jersey my MIL's china and silver so I am looking forward to getting back to tablescapping..we are moving into a new home next Friday and I will actually have a real dining room with a real table AND a big table and chairs in my kitchen area....Hooray!!! time to go buy more dishes!!

Anonymous said...

Well, cock-a-doddle-doo.Great setting. Beautiful. I have a good trip to Vermont.

Tell your old rooster hi and happy anniversary.

BIL

Babs said...

Love the yellow chargers and the accent rooster plates. Yellow glassware and the banana bark placemats are perfect.
Hugs,
Babs

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Those napkins are perfect with the plates, etc. Love those place mats!

Enjoy your vacation!

Katherine

Bunny Jean said...

I hope you are having, or by this time maybe I should say "had" a nice visit with family.

This table setting is right in line with Shelia's (Note Songs) Chickens and Roosters party. I think it starts on this Tuesday.

Also, my Bunny Hop party happens every Wednesday. Of course you are always invited :)

xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Back again! Thank you for your comment on my roos!

I like your black and white rooster! I love the color mix of the dishes. The rim shot is great!

Katherine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wonderful rooster tablescape, Marigene! That rooster pitcher is just gorgeous! Have fun in Vermont! I hope it's cool there...so hot here! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

I'm not a rooster fan, but I do like those plates. Enjoy your vacation.

- The Tablescaper

Jo's This and That said...

Love the blue so pretty, I enjoyed reading your blog .Thanks for sharing,