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!