Monday, February 21, 2011

My Springy Little Roosters

Welcome Tablescapers, our favorite day of the week is here again. It is time to link up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

We have had some really great spring like weather around here lately and it got me in the mood. I bought these dishes from a catalog last spring and we have been enjoying them as our everyday dishes. They are marked akauasa, nothing fancy for sure but very fun. The pattern is called Casa Vero.

They came with bowls too but they are so big that you can barley see the plate when stacked so I left them out. I also used the salad plates as saucers for the coffee cups. they are on the small side and the plates anchored them on the table a bit better. I will do a table using the bowls for a soup and sandwich night later on.

Have you ever noticed that I never use flowers on my table? Well, I have a issue. No I'm not allergic. It is silly really, but I just LOVE fresh cut flowers of any and every kind. But when they die it makes me so sad. I just hate it really!! My husband has strict orders to never bring me flowers. Well unless its potted and can find a place in our flower beds or house! Yeah, I'm wacky I know.

I saw these little red beauties and they were just dying in the after Valentine's Day bin and it hit me. Should I let them die alone in the bargain bin? No way, I say. From now on I will rescue at least one bouquet a week from the bargain bin. It appeals to my cheap, I mean thrifty side too!

Aaahhh! I will never deprive my little table fresh flowers again! They are so pretty. Yes I will be sad when they are done. But they will live on in my blog.

I thought these little tea light holders in green would be perfect for a little light without overshadowing the flowers.

My pewter chickens came out too. Can't have a Rooster party without inviting the ladies.

Look at him. He is just showing off for the hens.

Sorry about the lighting. Someone needs a new camera and a clue how to use it.

Now it is getting a bit darker. A few shots of the candlelight.

I want to thank you all for stopping by. I enjoy visiting by all of your wonderful tables and I try to see them all. Please leave me a comment. I love to hear from you! Happy Tablescaping!


Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your plates are so cute! Your table is so pretty and the tulips are wonderful!
p.s. you might want to turn off your word verification. Our comments might not get posted if we closet the window before seeing that we have to type in the word verification. :)

Meredith said...

Those plates are cute! And I love your hen napkin rings!

Deb S. said...

Thanks Pam. I wasn't aware they were on! They are pesky! I think it's fixed!

Marlis said...

If those plates aren't the cutest I've ever seen! I love the strutting roosters. they are splendid. I have the save tealight holders.. pottery barn??? regardless, they are fab with the table. I love your tulips. they did make me smile. thanks for dropping in and leaving your kind comments.

Tricia said...

Deb, I love your flower rescue project! A worthy goal! Your table looks very fresh and fun, and the napkin placement is just right -- rather artful, I think! Isn't it fun when your everyday dishes make you smile? Thanks for commenting on my table this week!

Barbara said...

Your rooster plates are just adorable! I used to feel the same way about cut flowers but the last couple of years I have indulged and I love having them around. I figure they must be happy being adored at my home. :) I have the same tealight holders and they are so nice on the table. Tulips are gorgeous, no matter what stage they are in.

Marigene said...

What a cute the rooster dishes with the bright red tulips!

Tess said...

Adorable table...everything is so colorful! The flowers are so pretty and that is the thing about fresh flowers; they demand that you enjoy them for the short time that they are there!

Alycia Nichols said...

Happy Friday, Debby! I'm a big fan of roosters and chickens and everything "barnyard", so this table really appeals to me! The napkin rings are just too cute, and I love the napkin placement. Very nice! I fully understand what you mean about the flowers. It is SO hard to watch them fade away! You have adopted a really great attitude, though, about not letting them die in obscurity...that's priceless!!! "Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all", right? :-) I hope you have a wonderful weekend! That crazy Midwestern weather hit again last night, and all we can do is think thoughts of spring!!! Stay warm! And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday...I was without a computer all doggone day. The power supply thingy inside the tower thingy died, so I had NO access to the computer at all! Not the Internet, not my catalogue...NOTHING! I was crawlin' the walls around here!

Entertaining Women said...

First we have rescue dogs, and now we have rescue flowers...Great idea! I love your new plates...a new take on chicken plates...whimsical and marvelous colors. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Me again. What do you search for on eBay? Anything specific. I wonder if we've bid against each other. Cherry Kay

Betty said...

Hi Deb,
Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner and becoming a new follower. I love roosters too. Your tablescape is perfect for spring. I love the tulips that you have on your tablescape. What a deal. Thanks again.

Denise said...

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog.
You rooster plates are terrific. They really catch the eye. The coordinating linens and recused flowers make such a nice arrangement. I'll be back for sure.

Kathleen said...

I am not a rooster person, but these are cute! Maybe all the pops of red. Great table!