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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Big Hen and Little Roosters Tablescape

I've had this rooster centerpiece for quite a while. I first used it for a "hen party".

When I found these rooster salad plates at World Market, I knew I had a new way to use her.

I set the table for four in the dining room with no tablecloth or pads.  My mom was with us and she loves chickens, so I knew I had to do this table sometime during her visit.

Starting with a bright yellow placemat from Kohl's, I decided to use yellow, red and orange with a touch of green.

These straw chargers were stacked with creamy plates from Target, then a tomato-red plate from Ballard, then the rooster salad plate.

I'm not sure, but I think this flatware came from Target, too.  It's yellow and red with a touch of green and I remember that I bought it for Mexican tablescape.

These versitile napkins are from Kohl's Home collection and the straw rings came from World Market this past summer.

I just plopped some grocery store flowers into these sassy little metal holders. These came from the floral wholesaler and I love them, but they leak!  I line them with a baggie.

Pottery Barn makes this candle holder and glass hurricane.  These pillars sure do say "orange"!

Red is brought in with these vintage stems, and I used these glasses in straw sleeves for wine.  They came from Tenille and Company in Atlanta.

Pottery Barn again!

Old, sturdy Imperial Glass salt and peppers from our wedding glassware. I have several pair of these and, boy I use them a lot.

I served wine made by our friend, Tuck Beckstoffer on a wicker coaster.  If you haven't tried this wine, be sure to look for it.  It's moderately priced and oh, so good!

We had such a nice night eating and talking and drinking and laughing!  The four of us represented three generations, but the conversation was spirited and steady! We also had a good time cooking together and what do you think I served?  CHICKEN!!! 


I'm linking to Between Naps on The Porch for Thursday Tablescapes.  Check out all the awesome posts that Susan is hosting.

Please leave me a comment!


  1. What a picture perfect tablescape. One of my favorites. The centerpiece is gorgeous!

  2. What a fun table Linda. Nice shout out to Allison. Love the colors, love the details and love that you served chicken. Of course you did! Wish I could have been with you to join in on all of the fun. Your pictures make me almost feel as though I was. Barb B.

  3. Lovely layering! That is QUITE a centerpiece, and it sparked a wonderful tablesetting and unusual color scheme. Red and orange? But it works! My favorite shot is of the placesetting -- so appealing!

  4. Linda, what a cute table...I love anything with roosters/hens...the centerpiece is fabulous! I really like the flatware with the tomato colored plates.

  5. What a fun and bright chickenscape you've created. I love all the warm and wonderful colors.

  6. Your centerpiece is adorable! Everything works so well together. You always do such a great job!

  7. This is as cute as can be! I adore the colors you chose. Absolutely adore them. And those plates! Love. Your centerpiece? Precious. I can't find one thing about this table that I don't love. It just makes me smile. Thanks!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  8. The whole table is just wonderful. Those glasses are great. I love all of the yellows, oranges and corals. Nice!

  9. What a pretty table, I love your colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Your rooster plates are perfect with the centerpiece. I love the color combination too. Your table came together so beautiful. What a treasure to sit down to a meal at that setting!

  11. I love this table ... What a great match the plates are for the big chick! Everything is bright and refreshing ... perfect for a winter day! Thanks for sharing.

  12. LOVE, love, love your table! And how fortunate you are to have 3 generations at the table together!!!! XO, Pinky

  13. Hi, Linda!!! I am totally diggin' the roosters!!! I am going to make sure my best friend sees this post. She will LOVE it! The color combination is fantastic!!! She has asked me to help her create a tablescape for an upcoming event of hers in these same basic colors, so you may have just gotten me off the hook! I'll bet your mother REALLY liked this table! And you ate funny! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this week. (I'm glad you liked the marshmallow dice!) I have been really slow about getting to all the blogs this week. I've been really relaxing and closely looking at them. I've had the time since I've been pretty much snowed in most of the week! Have a great weekend!

  14. Oh I love it all it works so well!! The flatware is really great for all seasons!

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  15. Can't believe I missed this post earlier. I love roosters. ;-)
    This is a wonderful table. That centerpiece is fabulous. Thanks for sharing this table. ~ Sarah


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