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