The barnyard fowl have come home to roost this week, so I set a table in simple farmhouse fashion. That’s real meadow grass on the thrifted silver platter, laying the bed for a crowing rooster on a pedestal.
This vintage tablecloth from Brazil set the theme of the table setting. I found it at an estate sale last year and was thrilled with its excellent condition.
Here is the king of the barnyard strutting his stuff!
And what would a rooster do without a hen clucking around him?
A basket of fresh eggs for breakfast…
I placed a wheat bouquet on each side of the centerpiece and tied each one up with a gingham ribbon.
I used a white dinner plate as the base for a multi-colored place setting. Each of the salad plates is a different color and they are accented with another color for the bowl.
And since this is such a casual table, I used paper napkins. No one seemed to mind using them at dinner that evening.
I served the extra bourbon sauce for the main course in this rooster-embellished pitcher. This was a $3.00 bargain at TJ Maxx.
And we imbibed of this red wine. It’s a favorite of ours and so reasonably priced. Rex, after whom the wine is named, was a giant of a rooster, weighing in at 47 pounds. I wouldn’t want that guy chasing me around!
I served the wine in these chunky green glasses that I found on clearance for $1.49 last week at The Christmas Tree Shop.
This chicken tureen was used to serve our vegetables. Who says a tureen only has to be used for soup?
This clucking couple served as salt and pepper shakers. They came from an antique mall in Lebanon, Ohio.
The sun was just beginning to set when I took this picture. I like how the shadows are playing across the table. Mr. Sullivan and I were ready for our guests to arrive and share our meal of bourbon chicken. Yum…..
And since this week brings us the Rooster Party…..
I’ve added a few new roosters for this year. I purchased this $7.00 rooster lithograph at the same yard sale where I found all those fantastic decorative items two weeks ago.
It’s currently in the spot where a pastoral scene once hung over a table in the back hallway. It’s a nice change for now.
I’ve changed up the tabletop you see below by adding some new accessories. The lamp and the books were the only things that stayed from the previous vignette. Even the lampshade was changed.
Tabletop set for fall last year. Just wanted to show what I replaced as the artwork.
My newest wire cloche from The Flower Factory is filled with pears. The bottle on the right is accented with a French postcard and a spherical bottle stopper. I found the $2.00 shuttle on the left at Kathy’s Vintage Market sale last week.
This hooked rug was found on sale at a Tuesday Morning store several years back. I showed it at last year’s party.
You may also remember these decorative chicken and rooster plates. This year I’ve placed them on the hutch in the kitchen.
This tiny glass rooster on top of the vintage scale is also in the hutch.
And of course, I had to include the rooster clock that Mr. Sullivan gave me for Christmas one year.
I love how the ticking sound of this pendulum clock keeps me company when I read the paper and drink my coffee early in the morning.
I’m always on the lookout for new rooster paraphernalia. As I’m sitting here typing, I am remembering that I bought a ceramic coffee pot just yesterday! Oops…. Forgot to unwrap it. Well, I guess I can save it for next year, right?
I’m making the rounds to a few parties this week.
I’m linked to Barb’s Rooster Party
Susan’s Tablescape Thursday
Marty’s Table Top Tuesday
Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures
Cielo’s Show Off Your Cottage Monday
This is a blog that I just discovered today. It is beautiful!
Debbie’s Garage Salen Party