Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...what comes first, the chicken or the birthday gifts.

Time for our ever fun Tablescape Thursday and I am going to try to see more of them this week.
Be sure and stop by Susan's blog at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , our great hostess and see the other bloggers who are joining in this week.

I sort of threw this together today. I wanted to use some of my new things I got for
birthday gifts and do a color scheme around them.
So reds are the color of the day!
(Click on photos to enlarge and see closer)

The place setting is my Old Britain Castles transfer ware layered with Harry & David rooster & chicken transfer ware dessert or luncheon plates. I used my pinky red glasses I found at a garage sale, 4 for $2 and my red handled flatware that I love.

The center of the table is some of my roosters and chickens from around the kitchen.
And some red pears on a pretty Harry & David transfer bread tray I bought
at the same time I got the dessert or luncheon plates.

The kitchen and table with the lights down low.
Our kitchen is small but cozy. I like being able to eat in the kitchen also.

I found this cute pottery Momma hen a couple years ago
in an antique mall. She was only $8 and she wanted to come live at our house!!
I want to find a nest her size for her to set in, I think that would be darling.

My good friend Marilyn in CA. gave me the pretty place mats, rose napkin rings
and the napkins
for part of my birthday gifts this month.
I love all of them!

And above view, I love red of almost any shade, always makes
me happy!


mishebe said...

Love it! i would love to eat at that table! mishelle

PAT said...

I love this! Beautiful tablescape!

marty39 said...

I love chickens and roosters of any shape, size and color. YOurs are fabulous. Such a pretty table and the luncheon plates are stunning. Happy Birthday!!! Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Now I just adore your table. Roosters and Chicks just send me. How cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bill said...

The plates are beautiful, and you did a wonderful job coordinating every single thing on this charming table!

Seems chickens are "in" these days ... I guess I'm gonna have to go shopping ... sigh ... ;)

Captured by Love said...

So pretty! Love the toile looking plates! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

LillyB said...

Just beautiful! And now you have gone and thrown Bill into a shopping trip LOL

Eileen said...

I love your cozy kitchen! And I love your rooster dishes, usually they are so colorful, I loved that yours were red, but it looked so soft and muted.
Everything was beautiful!
All the best,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Red transferware is my favorite - and what a cute hen! Adorable table.

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

I cannot get enough chickens! Your tablescape is fantastic. Hope you'll visit mine!

Sarah said...

Loved your table and all your chickens! Happy Birthday! Hope you'll stop by my place for a visit: http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

I'm toasting Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch in honor of her Blog Anniversary!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love it Queen Linda...those dishes are just wonderful and how great was your 50's my friend...I bet it didn't hurt one bit...Love the place mats you friend Marilyn send you...seem to me you hit the Motherlode my friend...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lady Katherine said...

I love you transferware rooster dishes! The hen is great! The colors are wonderful! I love your kitchen so much!

Debbie Pearson said...

Your momma hen is precious, the perfect find!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Linda,
I was a bit nosy and looked around your kitchen and I LOVE IT! I've never really been a red person, but over the past few months, I've grown to really love it! And your tablesetting is further proof that it is so fresh and happy! I love the reds you've put together and with the whites, it's just gorgeous!
Enjoy your weekend!

avagdro said...

Thanks Linda for sharing.Great way to have a Chicken party.

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