A Country Rooster Table Setting

Welcome to the 137th Tablescape Thursday!

It was gorgeous here today. It was so pretty I was tempted to put this tablescape out on the porch, but the pollen is insane right now. If you look closely, you can see it out there on the porch floor. That isn’t dust…that’s pollen! Yikes! We’ll tablescape out there soon, but for now let’s stay inside where it’s a little less messy.

So come on in and have a seat…

Today the roosters are the star of the show, beginning with these cute rooster appetizer plates/bowls. I’ve used these once before in a tablescape on the porch HERE. This one has red around the edge.

And this one is edged in blue.

A view without the napkin.

I decided to use my red, ruffle-edged salad plates for a little contrast. I’ve used these before in this fall tablescape and in this Valentine’s Day tablescape.

This china has a matching salad plate, but I really liked the look of the red for this table setting.

The dinner plate: I love the acorns and sunflowers in this pattern.

This pattern is called “Fall Rooster” but I think the sunflowers make it great for summertime, too. As you can see, setting a pretty table doesn’t have to break the budget. The dinner plates and salad plates were only $2 each. Gotta love Marshalls!

I layered a plaid napkin with a solid napkin for a fuller appearance. I just love mixing plaids in with patterned china. Setting a table can be like decorating a room. Mix those patterns for lots of interest and color. The beaded napkin rings were found on sale at Pier 1 in their clearance bin years ago.

If you don’t have a lot of napkin rings in your tablescaping arsenal, don’t worry. Inexpensive raffia works great. I think it would have been a pretty alternative for this tablesetting.

Glasses are from Old Time Pottery and were very inexpensive. I bought these a year or two ago, but they still had them the last time I was there.

For my centerpiece, I snagged Mr. Rooster from the kitchen counter where he lives full time and placed him atop a cake pedestal I bought at HomeGoods years ago. He has settled down into a bed of nandina and encore azaleas clipped from the yard.

Rooster salt and pepper shakers complete this rooster themed table setting.

My sweet daughter-in-love-to-be, gifted these adorable rooster spreaders and yummy jams to me this past Christmas.

Birds-eye view…

Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday! :)

Resources:
Chargers: Neiman Marcus or Horchow, years ago
Rooster Dinner Plates: Marshalls
Rooster Salad Plates: Marshalls
Red Ruffle-Edged Salad Plates: HomeGoods, years ago
Rooster Appetizer Bowls: HomeGoods, 1-2 years ago
Flatware: HomeGoods, years ago
Stemware: Old Time Pottery, years ago
Napkins: Kohls and Marshalls
Napkin Rings: Pier 1
Pedestal in Centerpiece: HomeGoods
Large Rooster: Steinmart, years ago
Greenery/Flowers: My Garden

Cupboard Party at Note Song:
Shelia, is having a Cupboard Party at Note Songs. Be sure to stop by and check it out. I am so jealous of her cupboard…wait until you see it! I’m going to stop by and link up my Dish Closet since it’s my favorite cupboard in my home. :) I later tweaked that same closet and that post is available HERE. Thanks, Shelia for hosting this fun party!

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Comments

  1. Lovin the rooster sitting in the azaleas!

  2. Your rooster dishes are quite fabulous you know! I especially like the shape of them! They do go very well with the Maxcera plates! Another fun table. Thanks for hosting and for sharing so much with us.

  3. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says:

    Hi Susan, It's amazing how different the two rooster tables can be using the same accent plates and chargers and chicken (or is he a rooster?). Your yard flowers are a nice accent. Nothing is blooming here yet–very late this year, even for the daffodils. Your future dil choose very cute spreaders–she has good taste :) Linda

  4. Meredith says:

    What a sweet gift! Those appetizer bowls are cute too!

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Such a pretty table Susan. I love how bright and fun the porch is. What pretty happy dishes!

  6. Susan (My Place to Yours) says:

    Great colors in this tablescape, Susan. I love all the layering!

  7. So nice to see the wonderful color of your tablescape!!My eyes are severely color-starved from living in Massachusetts and our never ending winter. We are all hoping to have a spring someday soon. Love your blog!!

  8. Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake says:

    Oh my goodness, I love the roosters! I am SUCH a rooster person and can you believe I don't own a single rooster item? I think I need to go shopping. heehee

    Thanks for hosting Tabletop Thursday! I once commented I bought the same Summer Breeze sign you have — it's in my post this week!

  9. Jeannine says:

    Your rooster theme is perfect for today! The centerpiece is the best part. Thanks so much for all the continued inspiration.

  10. What a lovely breakfast table setting, Susan. I wouldn't mind waking up for that…Christine

  11. Hey Susan, I've got a treat for you @ Lazy on Loblolly, Be my Guest!#35

    I love these rooster dishes, I'm really getting into them.
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

  12. Jeanette says:

    Looks beautiful Susan. I love Mr. Rooster in the middle of table. Spring really doesn't want to be sprung here in NJ. Still cold only in the low 40's and raining tonight. Wish I could sit at your table :)

  13. Susan, in my book, roosters are in season any time of year. ;-) Yes, lots of green dust around here too, but I'm always thrilled to be at any of your tables. Love the fact that you have so many lovely options. These dishes are full of color and joy. And you also worked in a bit of plaid. You know today is National Tartan Day!
    Stop by my Tartan Day Tea for a cup of Scottish tea and a Campbells shortbread. ~ Sarah

  14. The Tablescaper says:

    Great colors! So vibrant. Great table.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Oh Susan, this is another beautiful tablescape! I love the bright colors & the darling roosters.

  16. Oh Susan!
    How cute is this? I love, love, love fall colors, and you made them so springy!

    Genius, as always…
    Hugs, Lisa

  17. Susan, Your table is lovely! So colorful and bright, and creative. What a great deal on the dishes. This is a favorite tablescape of mine – nicely done!
    Blessings, Beth

  18. Hello Susan, Your Country Rooster Breakfast Table is delightful. The colors are bright and cheerful for a Spring tablescape, even if it can't be on your porch just yet. I think the chandelier shades are perfect for your kitchen. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party…….

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

  19. Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage says:

    Susan I just love this table setting! It is bright, cheery and beautiful! You always are an inspiration to me!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

  20. Hi, Susan. I'm new to blogging but not new to your site. I've been "stalking" your site for about two years now. LOL!! I have just now started blogging (yesterday to be exact!) to where I could officially follow you. I just wanted to say that I love your tablescape features. You have provided me with more inspiration than you know! As usual, this week's tablescape does not disappoint! Thanks for inspiring us all!!

  21. Such a bright table setting Susan. Your Rooster looks very comfortable. Love that you have flowers already, I have one daffodil struggling to raise its head.
    Now confess…just how many dishes do you have? Hubby thinks I have too many, he hasn't seen all yours!! Love the ruffled plates too.

  22. Martina @ Northern Nesting says:

    Hi Susan your tablescape looks beautiful as always!! Martina

  23. Scribbler says:

    C-U-T-E! The pollen is ungodly here, too.

  24. Hi Susan! Now you know I'm all over your sweet Rooster table! Love your dishes. I have those same little Rooster speaders and there are those Rooster S/P I got from you! ;)
    I love them.
    Hope you can still come to my party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. martinealison says:

    La fête de Pâques arrive bientôt et cette belle table pourrait être un bel hommage.
    Bisous

  26. Donna@Conghaile Cottage says:

    I Love the rooster appetizer plates AND I also love the way the plaid napkins coordinate into the setting! "PERFECT"…Roosters are SUCH FUN all year round!
    Thank you for sharing AND Hosting!
    Hugs,
    Donna

  27. Hi Susan,

    What a fun, colorful, HAPPY table! That's a great tip about substituting raffia for napkin rings. The color and texture would be perfect with your rooster theme. Your azalea blossoms look great with the nandina foliage — the colors and shapes harmonize beautifully.

    Thank you for hosting and for the fun and inspiration you always share.

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

  28. Alexandrea says:

    Adorable, bright and Fun!! Roosters are ALWAYS a hit in my book!! You are so very talented and I always look forward to seeing your tables. Cheers!! :)

  29. Lady Katherine says:

    As I adore roosters, I love this tablescape! The bowls, the dishes, the spreaders! The centerpiece! Just wonderful!! I want to go shopping! I would love to have some of the bowls,oh so much! I love the ruffed salad plate too! So glad I didn't miss this wonderful table set with my beloved roosters! Terry too the the 1950's sofa to the office in store, never thought I would use this sofa, kept it for it was loved by my 90 year old neighbor, and her children were throwing it away. I plan to go to the store/cafe some this week and rest on it. I can plan more what I want done while being there. It looking so good. I have been asleep near around the clock since we spoke. Just love this, so much Susan!

  30. Anu@My Dream Canvas says:

    This is gorgeous Susan. I am really excited about joining your party for the first time:-)

  31. I love all your roosters. I have several in my kitchen, but don't have dinner/salad plates with them. I'm "on the hunt" now for them!

  32. This is one of my favorite tablescapes you've done. The colors just look so pretty and crips together. Love the rafia idea.
    D

  33. Allyson Pecilunas says:

    Your tablescape is so pretty! I love roosters!! :) Come check out my giveaway if you get a chance.

    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

  34. Luncheons at the Junction says:

    I am such a Rooster fan and this tablescape has stolen my heart! I just love everything about it. Thanks for hosting.

  35. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says:

    Great colors in this tablescape, and I adore the roosters Susan. I look forward to outdoor tablescaping as well!

  36. maryaguer says:

    What a cute tablescape! Love, love the colors and the roosters! My kitchen is done up in roosters; seems I can't have enough of them.
    Will have to stop by Marshalls in my area and see if they have the plates. Thanks for posting this; another beautiful post!

  37. The Toll House Cookie says:

    I just love the colors. Whether they have flowers or roosters…it wouldn't matter to me. Reds, ambers, warm golds….love the color!!! I can't believe the price of the dishes…great find!!!

  38. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Such a beautiful and fun setting Susan! Love the great colors and roos:@)

  39. Susan, you have to know I love your rooster table scape! I am all about roosters! Your home is gorgeous!

  40. Frog Hollow Farm Girl says:

    Hi Susan, I can never get enough of your tablescapes! I love how you softened the rooster ceramic piece with the flowers from your garden. Finding those bargains in Home Goods and using them to create the perfect tablescape is so rewarding and so much fun! Ciao, bella!

  41. I'm in rooster heaven. I love this table. My kitchen has roosters, sunflowers and strawberries, happily living together. I'm so sorry I missed the small rooster bowls at Home Goods. So fun.

  42. Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    Love your rooster tablescape! The colors are warm, perfect for warm weather finally arriving. What a sweet daughter-in-law-to-be, she knew what would make you happy. You really scored good deals at Marshall's. Wish we could sit down and share a meal with you at that beautiful table. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Sweetladyelaine says:

    You set a beautiful table. Thank you for sharing and hosting this fun party!
    Blessings My Friend,

  44. Bonnie Bee says:

    I Agree… the colors in this tablescape are PERFECT for a cheery breakfast ALL year… Fabulous design, as ALWAYS…

  45. Barbara F. says:

    All I can say is "wow". Those rooster plates are to die for. I love this setting. Perfection! I can only aspire to do a table that I would be proud enough to join your party. xo,

  46. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Barbara, no time like the present. Come on in…the water is super fine! :)

  47. Richard Cottrell says:

    Chickens are always fun. Thanks G– for Marshall's. Richard at My Old Historic House

  48. Squirrelhaus says:

    I just discovered your blog and have added you to my list! All I can say is WOW!! I loved this table scape, thanks for sharing it!!!
    Chris :o)

  49. Kathleen says:

    Those shaped rooster plates are adorable! Lovely table Susan, you could use it in the fall too.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful table..and loved seeing all the pretty tables of others.. Disappointed in the amount of people using this weekly event to take advantage to post non tablescape posts to advertise their site. It really takes time to visit ea person that has worked hard on their tables it's a shame to take time away from those we dont get to because of time restraints going to a site that isn't posting a
    Tablescape. Sorry but felt the need to speak up because I use my iPhone to view this event and don't like using my Internet usage for folks not participating in correct manner.

  51. Dear Susan, This was a beautiful tablescape! How I adore roosters! I'm so thankful you host this party.

    BTW, I linked to your Tablescape Thursday two weeks ago, (I mean made a link on my post, but never got to link up due to visiting grandchildren.) So I added two today. I do hope that is OK. It was called the art of the leisurely breakfast.

    After reading the previous comment by anonymous, I'm suddenly nervous that I shouldn't link at all. I made a pretty tablescape for my Tuesday tea post this week, because I used some of my best china. But the post was actually not about tablescapes..but about taking care of yourself. I had purposely set a very pretty table (the best I can do) for tea so I could share my china and table with your readers. It might be that I shouldn't. I didn't remember reading that it was strictly to show your dishes and you shouldn't talk about anything else.

    I'm going to re-read your guidelines and make sure I'm not making a mistake. Hopefully, she wasn't referring to me. :o)

  52. By the way Susan, I have to say, that I just look and look at your photos. You have the absolutely most stunning dishes! How I love the bright colors and the raffia idea for tying napkins. I have some rooster napkin holders too. :o)

    Your combinations of colors are so bright and cheery! And isn't the pollen just awful! It's covering our patio table and the picnic table. I'll be glad when the trees are done flowering!

    I can't wait to see some of your tablescapes outdoors. :o)
    xo
    Donna

  53. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Donna, your post is great…don't delete it! No, you definitely don't have to just talk about your tablescape in your post. You are so nice to even ask about that. The post just needs to have a tablescape in it, which your does. :) Thanks for your sweet comments…you are a love and I appreciate those kind words!

  54. designchic says:

    Great tablescape…adore the rooster. Such a great deal on the dinnerware!!

  55. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says:

    What a gorgeous table! So cheery and bright; I love the colors and the rooster plates are way too adorable for words!

  56. Love all the roosters, Susan. This table has so many of my favorite colors in it.

    I tried to comment Wednesday night, but I had enough trouble just getting my table up there. The Dell is giving me fits.

    Forgot to come back until this morning.

    I love your happy table.

  57. On Crooked Creek says:

    Susan,
    This tablescape is certainly something to crow about! I dore all the details…but your centerpiece is adorable! I'm also noticing your side bar list for the Office makeover is growing smaller with each visit!Way to go!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  58. Love your roaster centre piece and table setting. Enjoy reading and seeing all the tablescapes on your TT party. Thanks so much for hosting. Diane

  59. Stitchfork says:

    Spring chickens! How pretty!
    Cathy

  60. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio says:

    I love a rooster themed tablescape! Yours is perfect.
    Hugs,
    Penny

  61. Susan, glad you posted this one again. I adore roosters and it's fun to see all these details again. Those wine glasses are darling as are the plates. Like you say, Gotta Love Marshals! ~ Sarah

  62. Hi, I found your Blog and these stunning pictures when searching for rooster themed table settings. My hobby is Dollhouse Miniatures and I was doing a setting in 1/12th scale – if you look at my Blog you will see my Rooster Roombox and I hope you like it, Jackie

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