Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cockadoodledoo Table!!

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm preposting today so I can join in on Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Pop over to her blog so you can see so many dishaholics and what we do with our dishes.

If you know me, you know I am rather fond of the Roosters! Well, my Mr. Precious knows this too and for one of my Christmas gifts he bought these sweet little Roo dishes just for me! They're called Honey Rooster. He said he knew I'd use them for a tablescape - he knows me well! :)

I've set up the table in the Breakfast Room just for two for New Year's lunch.

I've used these colorful napkins today with these sweet little creamy colored Rooster napkin rings. I just love these little Rooster napkin rings! Can you love little Rooster napkin rings? Why, you bet your little chicken feed you can! :) I'm a stinker!

Just love the squareness of the dinner and salad plates. The dinner plate is quite large and I think I can use it as a charger too! We'll see! The bowls are just huge! This could really be used as a veggie bowl for us. It would probably hold three cups of cereal! Oh, my goodness! I'm getting fatter by the minute!

Hand painted Roosters adorn the plates!! Cockadoodledoo!! I love this stuff!

Now talk about large! These mugs are humongous! You could put a small floral arrangement in here! But isn't it so sweet?

See? Now you can see how huge the mug is sitting next to my olden green tea goblet. These goblets were given to me by my Mother after she moved into the retirement home. As a little girl I did lots of sweet tea sipping out of these glasses. I thought the roundness of the goblet was a nice relief to all the squareness of the plates. I'm so wonderful, don't cha know? You know I'm kidding! ;)

Here is a pair of salt and peppers! Now you know I dearly love my salt and peppers! :) I'll spare you this time. This set is a Fitz and Floyd and they totally don't go with my Roosters, but the colors do! So I popped them down on the table.

Here is my centerpiece, well, it happens to be the 'end piece' again. Lots and lots of froo!!
I just love playing with froo, don't you? :) I'm using an old candlestick given to me by my Mother. It was a golden color - not my style - so I pulled out the spray paint and changed it to a creamy color. That's so much better. Sorry you can't see the base - it's covered with froo!

Here are the little votives at the top and I popped in tiny little votive candles I won from Stacey's giveaway at Poofing the Pillows back in October. These little candles are just perfect, don't you think? You didn't see that little plastic water bottle sitting in the corner did you? No no Nannette, you did not!! :) Why don't we see these out of place items before all of our pictures are loaded and all in order on our post? ARGH!

Covering the base of my candlestick are faux flowers, hens and chicks. Then more little votives shining bright with tiny little tea lights!

Just for your viewing pleasure ~ here are the girls! :)

I think I frooed pretty good, do you? If you don't like this, please don't tell me the truth! I'm very sensitive! :)

Here is a little ramekin filled with black olives and I'm using my tiny little fork. From my most dear friend Sally at Smiling Sally, I was informed these tiny little forks are olive forks! So for the new year I am allowing this tiny little fork to do his most important job - stab to death black olives! Don't be too sad, I think the olives were already dead! :)

Since this was a New Year's lunch, I prepared some food! Very simple food - crowder peas pretending to be black eyes peas (shh...don't tell Mr. Precious!), garlic mashed potatoes, breaded boneless pork chops and angel biscuits. Oh, don't forget the dead black olives! :)

Angel Biscuits - just love these floury, yeasty pops of fluff! I will also be joining Michael at Designs by Gollum by sharing this recipe for these little puffs of fluff!!

Angel Biscuits

2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp. salt 1 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar 1 cup buttermilk, or regular milk with a
tbs. lemon or lime juice

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside. Mix the dry ingredients in the order given. Cut in the shortening as you normally do for biscuits or pie dough. Stir in the buttermilk, also the water with the yeast in it. Blend thoroughly and the dough is ready to refrigerate in large, covered bowl or go ahead and make into biscuits.

When you're ready to work the dough, turn it out onto a floured board (I use a sheet of waxed paper with sprinkled flour) and knead lightly as for regular biscuits. Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter or just pinch off some and roll into a ball and flatten with your palm - place on greased pan. Let biscuits rise slightly, about 10 - 15 minutes. (If dough is cold it will take a little longer for them to rise). Pop into 400' oven and bake about 12 minutes until browned.

Makes around 20 good sized biscuits. Enoy!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song and I'm thinking of you and missing you bunches~

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
And she's always gone too long.
Anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she's gone.
wonder if she's gone to stay.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
And this house just ain't no home.
Anytime she goes away.

I know x 16
Gotta leave the young thing alone
There ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
Only darkness every day.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
And this house just ain't no home.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
~sung by me


  1. A lovely table for a lovely lunch! Love the colors in your dishes.

  2. I love all the "froo", and all of your roosters! Those napkins are eye-catching. You did a lovely and detailed table. The food looks delicious too.
    I don't blame you for putting your Fitz and Floyd shakers on the table. They are beautiful!

  3. I just LOVE your new dishes!! Thanks for the recipe for the biscuits; I am going to try them.


  4. Dear Sheila, what a lovely tablescape! I enjoy them all but my favourite is salt and pepper shaker...fab!
    By the way...are there any spare Mr Precious around your town, or have they broken the mold when they had finish making your Mr Precious? Just wondering. LOL!!


  5. LOVE your new dishes, Sheila! Hey will you do me a favor and email me your mailing address? LOVE your roosters!

  6. Lovely table for Two and the meal looks scrumptions. Your tablesetting is vary nice. I think you froo very well.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a blessed day!

  7. Your mister as excellent taste, a lovely table and delicious sounding food.

  8. Hello Shelia; I just Love those Dishes,,, the whole table scape is so beautiful.. I am wanting a set of those now..... have fun on your cruse....


  9. And a recipe too? Wow...well, I love these dishes cause if you know me, you know I like chickens! Very pretty dishes and how nice of Mr. Precious too! Come say hi :D

  10. Such a pretty tablescape. I love the dishes and the colors in them. I have 4 of those plates and just love them. Mr. Precious did a very good thing!

  11. I love your tabletop decor! The colors are so pretty. You've created a beautiful tablescape for your luncheon!

  12. I should just copy and paste my comment so I wouldnt have to type it every time lol.. anywhooooooo
    I LOVE YOUR STYLE.. love reading every single word, love seeing every photo- water bottle and all , just visiting your blog makes me feel good inside, kinda like visitng with a bestest friend.. Its warm, cheerful, beautiful,inviting, fun and always fulfilling in the eye candy department..
    Brightest Blessings and Happiest of thoughts to You..

  13. So pretty!! I love all of the froo and those roosters! Mr. Precious did a marvelous job picking these out for you! He know you would do wonderful things with them!

    Water bottle? What water bottle?

    Hope you are having fun!

    Lou Cinda

  14. Gotta love all those rooster babies! The food looks wonderful too. HOpe you're having a fabulous time on the QEII!!

    Justiney :o )

  15. Cross my heart and not stick a needle in my eye...I love your beautiful rooster dishes!!! Dead olives are the very best olives, those undead ones try to run off!!!

  16. I just love the dishes you got for Christmas, they are so pretty and the tablescape is just the colors and i love the large cups, wow i can have lots of coffee...I will sure use that biscuit recipe it looks wonderful....

  17. How darling that your love would just KNOW that those dishes were destined to be FAMOUS! LOL

  18. Biscuits can hit my table at any time! They just make anything delicious! Cute rooster dishes! They could hit my table anytime too!

  19. Love, love, love it all. YOur roosters are just wonderful and your dishes are fabulous. Those salt and peppers are gorgeous too. Such a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

  20. Beautiful dishes, Shelia!! Mr. Precious outdid himself, and I know you love roosters!! The table looks so pretty~just enough frou and so creative!!

    Your menu is heavenly. What a feast. Is is a Southern tradition to have beans with your lunches and dinners?


  21. Lovely table. I'm not a rooster fan myself, but the colors and textures of your tablescape are great!

    Happy travels.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Everything is so pretty including the food. I love the salt and pepper shaker. I hope you and Mr. Precious are enjoying your cruise, Shelia...Christine

  23. So pretty, but I think I forgot everything I saw once I came upon the Angel Biscuits! ... Oh, the square them. And, the curtains, so pretty. I have that fabric. It was curtains in a couple of forms. I love the cafe style!

  24. Dear Sweet beautiful and so delicious looking.
    Love and smiles..

  25. I love your rooster dishes, and what a sweet husband you have to think of your tablescapes! We girls can never have too many dishes, can we? Your meal looks delicious! I've made Angel Biscuits one time...when I was in Home Ec in high school! I may have to give them another try after seeing yours. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  26. The colors in your tablescape are so warm and beautiful! Your rooster dishes are gorgeous and I'm sure are even more special because your husband gave them to you!

  27. Shelia, I just love your rooster table. I'm fond of roosters too and always love seeing them pop up in tablescapes. How sweet was Mr. Precious to get you the dishes for Christmas? My hubby got me a couple of accessory pieces for my Spode Christmas Tree dishes. Our hubbies know what their tablescaping wives like!

  28. Sheila, if it includes roosters you know I'll like it! Your new set of dishes is fabulous. Like you, I like the square plates. The large size just makes them more versatile. Your table is lovely with all you special details and the food looks delicious. Thanks for the angel biscuit recipe. ~ Sarah

  29. Your table is so pretty. The food looks tasty too. I thought those were black-eyed peas. They're a favorite of mine. Having a husband that supports a dishes habit? Priceless!

  30. The rooster dishes could NOT be any cuter....I would LOVE to eat at that table! And I was so warmed to see your recipe for angel biscuits - way back when, my great aunt used to make those for every special family gathering and she was "famous" for them! I can't imagine trying to do them myself...but, who knows??...and what wonderful memories of all those family dinners crowded into my (other) aunt's tiny house - filled with love!!

  31. You know I love anything with roosters, your table is no exception! I do like the s/p with your dishes. Your centerpiece is adorable with the little chickens. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  32. Hi Shelia
    Happy sailing...I know you are having a wonderful time right now.
    Love your tablescape. The roosters are lovely and the salt and pepper shakers which I love. I love Fitz and Floyd also. Nice.
    I love the sound of those biscuits and will have to give them a try.
    enjoy your time and see you when you come back

  33. I love your new rooster dishes, so sweet that your husband gave them to you. My dh gave me new flatware - they know us well, don't they!

    Great TT!


  34. What a lovely hubby to fill your coop with new roosters and he has such good taste too. Love all the little flowers on the plates and the colors. Happy tablescaping.

  35. WOW! What a pretty table setting you have created. The colors are wonderful and I just love those curtains behind them too. The food looks so yummy I am now hungry;).
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  36. Shelia, Mr. Precious did good! I love those plates! He's got great taste (of course, we knew that 'cause he married you.) Your table looks so pretty and your food looks delicious. Can't wait to try to make some of your biscuits. laurie

  37. Sheila, you are such a hoot! I love reading your posts - had to really chuckle at your dead olives. :) The dishes are gorgeous!

  38. I love any tablescape that reminds of the Tuscany style and yours did the trick for me.

    Thanks for sharing...another rooster lover here.

    Vignette Wednesdays

  39. Beautiful table setting! I have the same fabric in my den as your windows...I never tire of it...

    Blessings....Betty @ Country Charm


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