Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Welcome to another Tablescape Tuesday hosted by our most inspiring Tablescaping Diva Susan. If you'd like to see her tablescape today along with many others, just click on the logo above!
Today I'm bringing you back into the breakfast room for my tablescape. If you know much about me, you know I kinda like the roosters. So my table today is dedicated to those marvelous yard birds!

My tablecloth is a red and cream plaid and of course, sprinkled with little bitty roosters!

These are some new red napkins and they just froo and flop so nicely in the napkin rings. They remind me of a girly skirt! We could do the can can in that. Well, maybe you could...I don't think my little legs would kick very high! ;)


I've made so many wonderful friends in Blogland and I am so blessed to tell you these precious little napkin rings were given to me by Jan from Jan and Tom's place! She sent these little babies to me because she likes me! I am just amazed at the generosity in this great land of Blog! Thank you again and again, sweet Jan!

Okay, on with the tablescaping, First let me dry my eyes a little bit. Alright! On with the show! Here are my everyday little rooster dishes. They're not expensive or priceless. Just loved 'em and had to have 'em. I think I found them at Ross for such a fabulous price! Don't you love Ross? Now I know you can love Ross!


Here are the matching mugs and I have rooster glasses too! Shoot! I forgot to pour the peach tea!!


Now our Diva Susan of Tablescaping calls the little extras we set on our tables - accessories! So you're looking at some rooster accessories. See the precious little salt and peppers? Mr. Rooster and his little lady! The tiny little egg holder is also a gift from my sweet friend, Jan. I affectionately named this little dish - Lily! Now I do believe Lily is a deviled egg dish, but you can also place six little boiled eggs in her cups too, like I've done today!

As a little girl, I had a collection of salt and pepper shakers. Unfortunately, I only have a very few now. These little tea pots with roosters painted on them are accessorizing my table. They're so old, the paint is wearing away. sniff sniff


This is another of my sets. I guess I've always loved the yard birds!

I'll tell you a story, you know how I love to tell stories...

As I said, I had a collection of salt and peppers. My Mother kept them in a special cabinet for me: salt and peppers inside the first shelf and encyclopedias on the bottom shelf. This nasty little girl had spent the night with me and she was a mess. That's what my Mother says. She was running up and down the hall and she ran into the cabinet, knocked half of my salt and peppers out and lots of them got broken. I cried and cried and from then on never wanted another set of salt and peppers. Well, that all changed, of course as I married and got into buying the dishes and 'accessories'. But that's another story. So these little rooster salt and peppers are very precious to me today. I thought you would want to know that. ;)

Here's a close up of most gorgeous Lily. Now Lily, you know, is not a rooster. But she is allowed to sit in my kitchen anywhere she wants to and the roosters do give her the respect she most richly deserves.


I've saved the centerpiece for last. This is my most lovely, most prized rooster! He was presented to me by my Mr. Precious a few years ago after I was chopped up! You know - surgery - and I don't mean the kind for cosmetic reasons. The important life saving surgeries! Well while in my hospital room after getting chopped up, in walks Mr. Precious with this most gorgeous rooster filled with roses! I just cried and cried. So that is why I love this guy so - Mr. Precious and Mr. Rooster.


Doesn't he make you smile?
Look at that face! Awwww...

I certainly hope you've enjoyed my rooster tablescape today! I had a lot of fun setting it up. Now, I guess I've got to cook something. Hey, maybe I'll just go to Kentucky Fried Chicken! Better not, I might offend my yard birds.

Be a bunch of sweeties,

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


We had some chickens
No eggs would they lay
We had some chickens
No eggs would they la-ay
So I said honey
This sure ain't funny
We're loosing money
No eggs would they lay.
Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them chickens
Right off of their guard
They're laying eggs now
Like they never used to
The day that rooster
Came into our yard
We had some milk cows
No milk would they give
We had some milk cows
No milk would they gi-ive
So I said honey
this sure ain't funny
We're loosing money
No milk would they give.
Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them milk cows
Right off of their guard
They're giving egg nog
Like they never used to
Since the day that rooster
Came into our yard.
We had some elephants
No tusks would they grow
We had some elephants
No tusks would they grow
So I said...
Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them elephants
Right off of their guard
They're laying eggs now
Of solid ivory
Since the day that rooster
Came into our yard
~ I don't know who sang this!

56 comments:

  1. Shelia...what a beautiful blog you have! I am very inspired and will visit you again! Your table scape is a "rise and shine" delight! I also loved your lil story...when I was a child I too collected s&p...they are all wrapped and stored in my Moms basement,I think I am going to have to go on a treasure hunt there. Thanks for inspiring a new blogger!

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  2. Now that is one beautiful table girly! I could definitely imagine having some peach tea and maybe a sandwich there. Everything is just perfect. :)

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  3. Good Morning Shelia!
    I've enjoyed your rooster tablescape today!
    What a beautiful and yummy must be the breakfast with your lovely, wonderful yard birds. And I love these colors - red and cream.
    Thank you for beautiful pics and for sharing your story!

    Have a blessing day!

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  4. What a lovely table~!~

    Imagine my surprise, when I saw the first picture with the napkin rings!! I'm so glad you like them and use them!! Then...Lily...it was good to see her again, too!

    You always have the best-set table.

    We thought about you again last Saturday...on our day away. We went back to where we'd been the weekend before (Ohio), when we stayed at the B&B. We went there to pick something up (photos later, when lighting is better). Again, we stopped at Miss Molly's Tea Room for lunch. I had PEACH TEA and thought about how much you enjoy it.

    One antique shop we were in...had oodles and oodles of Roosters!!!

    Love the ROOSTER Mr. Precious (wonderful man) presented to you!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  5. Hi Shelia. You have the most amazing way to tell your stories. Just a beautiful personality shines through with every one! Thats why I love coming here and reading what you are doing next! Well I so love this setting. Its full of fun and holds lots of memories too.

    Me Precious is a good husband I can tell and he thank goodness has good taste and knows what you like too. Lily of course is the most perfect name for a devilled egg dish!!!

    Also I have to say I loved this line you used about the red napkins, 'they just froo and flop so nicely in the napkin rings'. They do too!

    This must take ages to organise and set up and think through but it is indeed a lovely setting. I wouldn't want to eat I would be happy sitting and looking at it I think! Roosters who could not love them indeed!

    Have a great day!

    PS I am a bit of a collector of pepper and salt shakers myself.

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  6. ahhh, Sheila girl, I do love your stories and this one is priceless.

    Your breakfast room table is just precious. I love love love the rooster dishes and the "I'm in love with you" rooster Mr. Precious so thoughtfully brought to you. A very charming table, indeed....

    love, bj

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  7. Oh gosh, I am glad I didn't see those rooster dishes ! I would have to have me a set of those . I believe they are the cutest set I have seen. And Mr. Rooster is fabulous too. Mr. Precious sounds pretty darn fabulous too.

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  8. Your tablescape is so beautiful, you had me the moment I saw the red. And the roosters, of course I love those. I redid my MIL kitchen in roosters awhile back. It's a country home in NC,a big country kitchen with a fireplace in it. Oh, I was in heaven. LOL

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  9. Shelia I loved it all today the bright Red napkins to the center piece and girl I am so glad you told us a story today..beautiful post girl..hope you have a great day..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  10. What fun! You have such a happy and pretty tablescape. I do agree that it might be best to go with a vegetarian meal when using that setting. :)

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  11. What a fantabulous post, dear dish diva Shelia. I love all your roosters and the stories that go with them!

    Beautiful breakfast room table!

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  12. Good Morning Shelia
    I will be right over! Your table is set beautifully again. I love how you have used the red napkins and I remember when you got those darling rooster napkin rings from Jan. Thats a lovely story about the big rooster when you had surgery. Very touching...well romantic actually.
    Just loverly!!
    Have a loverly day too
    Judi

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  13. Lord have mercy! I love this tablescape and your story-telling. I love roosters also and refuse to go to rehab! I love the tablecloth, the china, the egg plate--that's just precious and your prized "you are loved" rooster. Bless you heart! You are a find...
    Miss Janice

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  14. What a quaint table setting you have and my is it all decked out!!! You are amazing with all your pretty table settings.

    I am not very happy to read about that little girl breaking your salt and pepper shakers. That was mean spirited!!!

    What a funny little song you shared :)

    take care,
    Dawn

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  15. lol Johnny looked over my shoulder and said, "What is this? Rooster Tuesday?" lol Actually....

    Shelia, I would be honored to sit at any table you "create;" I never seen a dull one yet. If you do go to KFC, your roosters won't mind because they look quite a bit different from what you'd be serving.

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  16. WOW! it fair takes my breath away! What time is dinner?

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  17. That egg holder is just too much fun! I have never seen anything like that-and everyone in my town seems to be all about roosters or apples! That centerpiece rooster is just beautiful, I don't know if I have seen a rooster that beautiful before!

    If you would like to join Trim the Tree Thursday where we are going to show off our holiday decor from any holiday comment on my blog! I would love for you to join!

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  18. Love that shade of rose red of your napkins...your color scheme is wonderful! How clever of you to serve boiled eggs in a deviled egg dish...I'll be using that idea! ;o)

    What a sweetie your hubby is to surprise you w/ that rooster! And filled w/ roses, no less! Hang onto him!

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  19. Hi Shelia
    Me again...thank you for stopping by this morning. I just wanted to say I didn't realize my page was such a mess! I've fixed it up some and hope you got through it alright..wow.
    Anyway...I added something about Madeline I wanted to share... She already knows she is going to be a Taxidriver when she grows up. so she's all set. :o)
    Have a lovely one
    Judi

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  20. Morning Shelia,

    I absolutely LOVE your rooster tablescape!! It is decorated so GREAT and cocka doodle doooooo!!!!
    Oops that slipped out!!...lol

    Anyway, the centerpiece Rooster is FABULOUS...I can see why you love him! What a sad story about all your little salt and pepper shakers...sniff...sniff

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  21. That song is a hoot!! And your table isn't bad, either. Love all the roosters and hens especially those inexpensive dishes from Ross. I always miss those bargains!! Have a great day. Sally

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  22. Hi Shelia! I love your rooster themed table and boy do you have all the perfect rooster accessories! I love the color combination...

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  23. SHEILA,YOU ARE MY KINDA GAL.I'M A ROOSTER LOVER TOO.I ADORE YOUR ANTIQUE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER.AND YES,THE ROOSTER IS SO PRECIOUS AND HE IS SMILING.HOW OVER THE CALL OF DUTY YOUR SWEET HUBBY WAS.GOOD ENOUGH HE BROUGHT YOU ROSES,BUT TO GO TO THE TROUBLE OF PUTTING THEM INTO A ROOSTER,NOW THATS CLASS.WHAT A GUY!
    I LOVE EVERY LITTLE DETAIL AND EVERY "ACCESSORY".YOU SAW TO EVERY DETAIL.AND LITTLE LILY KEEPS THE ROOSTERS HAPPY AND ON THEIR TOES...ANN

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  24. I so laugh at blog lands love of roosters and chickens. I didn't have a chicken in or out...but of course, I HAD to get one, cuz of Blogland. Then came 2, 3 and well you soon will see my roosters on a tablescape. Not as beautiful as yours and the centerpiece is gorgeous...Have a wonderful week.

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  25. Hi Shelia--this is a beautiful tablescape. What a sweet husband you have too. Nobody likes to have surgery but I'm sure his beautiful gift made you feel so much better.

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  26. Hi Sheila, This is just fabulous! I absolutley adore the plates! So unique and pretty! As always, you outdid yourself! :) ~Rhonda

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  27. What a wonderful and warm rooster-y table! I just love all the accessories, especially all those that have special meaning to you.

    As for that "mess" of a girl who broke your beloved salt and peppers, I would have kicked her little messy rear end! Bet you never invited her over again!

    I especially love that rooster centerpiece. Be sure to lock your doors...he might come up missing! hehehe

    Kady

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  28. My little sweetie Miss Sheilia, I loved your Tablescape today... The rosters are very roosterie... And Lily she is a cutie too... I loved your story... I could listen to them all the time... Love You and Have a great sunshinny day...

    (((HUGS & KISSES)))
    Donna

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  29. Ann, thank you so much for your visit and kind words today! I feel I am truly blessed.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  30. Egads a roonie Sheila!! i LOVE this table!! I am just a rooster kinda gal myself and this table just sings to me...really! It sang tell you! And on key too!

    You must have the most deelightful stockpile of table goodies in the world!!

    Love,
    Sue

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  31. Hi Sheila, what a warm and welcoming tablescape with all of the red and roosters...I adore it!!! Love that centerpiece, he's a beaut!!!

    Bella :)

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  32. Hi Shelia,
    Your tablescape is lovely as always. I just love your little rooster theme. You have so many pretty things. What a great guy your husband is! To present you with a rooster filled with roses. He is one romantic fella. I hope you have a great day. Carol

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  33. Yes, I did enjoy your rooster table setting very much...and the stories too!

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  34. Sheila, before I tell how much I love your tablescape today I want you to know that I adore roosters and hens. I had a large collection at one time. Lots of them have new homes but I saved some favorites. I love all of the items you used for your table. I do love Ross and the dishes are so perfect. Your description is just right and the story about the rooster with roses is so sweet. I am glad you recovered Sheila. Surgery is no fun. Your song is a hoot.

    Thank you for your sweet comment about Tanner. This has been the saddest and the happiest week. I hope my daughter's dh loves him too. he will meet Tanner when he comes home from work today.

    By the way Sheila, I adore coming to your posts. You have a way with words that makes me smile. Smiling is good.

    Love...Jeanne

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  35. So so so pretty Sheila! You really do have a knack for making things beautiful! And I just wanted to thank you for all the super sweet comments you leave for me! It always makes my day!

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  36. you always put so much love into everything you do!

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  37. Shelia... you tell the most heart warming and often funny stories and you can set a table like nobody's business. Beautifuly done!

    Thank Mr. Precious for his service, okay?

    hugs,
    rue

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  38. Oh Sheila, I love your rooster beauties! Thanks for showing them to us. I am amazed at how many beautiful tablescapes you come up with.
    *hugs*

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  39. Oh Sheila, I love your rooster beauties! Thanks for showing them to us. I am amazed at how many beautiful tablescapes you come up with.
    *hugs*

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  40. Shelia....love your adorable rooster dishes and your tablescape. And of course, I always love a good story! I am so glad you did recover from that "childhood trauma" and have gone on to collect pretty things...otherwise we sure would be missing out on a lot! Your Mr. Precious is a special guy!
    Susan

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  41. Hi Shelia, You did a wonderful table with so much character! Love the bright red napkins and the Roosters are too precious.
    Great job! ~Warmly, Melissa

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  42. Shelia, Shelia, Shelia...what am I gonna do with you??? That song can't be real, can it? My DH wants to borrow your rooster so his duck will lay a GOLDEN EGG...you are so much fun! And your tablescape is one of my favorites today...Oh, I do LOVE my Ross...keeps me broke though... Hugs, ;-) Bo

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  43. Your rooster scape is beautiful! I would love to have dinner at that table any day~ Hows miss Chloe Dawn?

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  44. Oh My Gosh Sheila! I have ROOSTER envy...I love your center piece and the sweet story that goes with it. And the table cloth is sooo adorable! What a lovely table.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  45. Hi Sheila! :) I love, love the red in your table. And I adore the tea pots! How cute!

    PS I posted a new video of me singing. =O

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  46. What a lovely story, dear Shelia. When I read about your husband walking into the hospital room with that beautiful rooster vase filled with roses my eyes got a little misty!

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  47. I love roosters too, so I'd enjoy just sitting at the table and admiring the roosters (even if you did just serve KFC!) I'll bet the little girl who broke your s/p shakers never was invited back! Love your story about your husband bringing you the rooster when you were hospitalized. laurie

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  48. Awww, shucks...you know that is 2 of the sweetest stories ever...especially about Mr. Precious! Now I think he's a keeper! Such a wonderful table, and I love the napkin rings too! LOL!

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  49. Very pretty! I'm a chicken/rooster collector also, for almost 30 years now! Love em! Your table is so festive!

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  50. Well with a table like that...I bet we're having CHICKEN DINNER! hehehe. Love the little chicken napkin rings...and boy what a lovely centerpiece...all the better that it came with love from Mr. Precious!

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  51. Hi Sheila, I love all of your roosters! The tablecloth is too cute, and I really like those dishes. You did a fantastic job! Kristen

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  52. Hate to say how many years it's been since I've heard the term "yard birds" used by someone that knew what it really meant. Somehow I think you do.
    When I was a small child my Grandmother owned a farm and the chickens and rooster literally ran around in the side yard. Ah, those were the days, many, many years before I heard the term "free range". She sold the farm, and moved in with one of her Daughters that lived in the city, in the late fifties. She left this world for a better place in 1960.
    Loved everything, but especially the memories you brought back by the use of the term "yard birds".

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  53. What a beautiful table you set! I love the rooster theme.

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  54. Hey Shelia; Cocka doodle doooooooooooo lol I just love to see how you dress up your tables for the Tuesday table scape. You do such a wonderful job, I love roosters too and have a few. Will have to show them some time.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  55. Oh, Glenda, I'm so glad you've come by to see me and thrilled that those two little words would bring back such sweet memories to you! Thank you again for visiting,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  56. io dearly love your yards birds and mina nd.......any yard birds.i so love your imagination.you nake everything so much fun.....annie

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