Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Roosters, red and toile tablescape

An early release snow day today gave me some time to play with my dishes!
This seemed to be a good day for roosters.....I could have used one this morning when my alarm clock didn't go off!

I hate to rush in the morning and would much prefer to linger a bit.....
....especially with some good food and good friends!

Of course where there's a rooster there's usually a hen or two.

This handsome fella's calling us to breakfast.

Always a little chick running around!

I've always loved toile....

....the people and animals just seem to want....

.....to tell me some sort of story.
Overview of our breakfast table.


A couple of rim shots to show the layers of the dishes and the bamboo flatware.

All inspired by my Lang calendar.  I turned to March and just knew how I would set the table this week.

I hope you have a chance to visit more tables with me this week.....I'm linking up to "Let's Dish" --- always fun tabletop conversation with Kathleen.  I'm also linking to "Between Naps on the Porch" with Susan.

See ya!

22 comments:

  1. The toile tablecloth is perfect for this lovely table with the gorgeous dishes, I just love! Love the pretty chargers and the flatware too, along with those cute rooses. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  2. Your red rooster plates are the sweetest ever, I would love to know where you got them they are so cute and I have never seen them before...loved the post as usual

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  3. Martha, the best thing about being retired is the lingering in the morning! A second cup of coffee and getting to read the paper is Such a treat after all the years of rushing!
    I love toile and your dishes play off the pattern so well! I am so glad you got off early and had some time to do this pretty setting you shared!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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  4. I love your red rooster plates and the toile tablecloth, Martha. They look so good together. I have admired those white chargers for so long and I finally ordered some from Pier One just a few days ago...Christine

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  5. Love, Love, LOVE your tablescape Martha!! I love roosters and chicken and red and white, so this is just gorgeous to me. You always come up with fabulous themes! xxoo

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  6. Love that toile tablecloth and all of your roosters are full of personality!! The white chargers are a wonderful shape and add another dimension to the setting. Love that calendar - isn't it funny where we get our inspirations??

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  7. How fun to get a surprise snow day! Your table looks wonderful, especially those overhead shots. Love the toile as a backdrop for the pretty reds!

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  8. I just really think it's cool how you draw inspiration from those calendars! That's a cool thing, and you hit the mark every time!!! Sorry about your lazy alarm clock. Mine did the same thing this morning. Thank goodness I was already awake! I love those dishes!!! They are a cheerful way to start the day! I'm not too sure about that recipe for Chicken Dip on the calendar, though. That doesn't sound too good! :-) Try it and let us know! :-) :-) :-)

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  9. Martha, ♥♥♥ this table...beautiful tablecloth and those rooster plates, oh my goodness...my kind of table!

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  10. Martha, I love this! Roosters, red, and toile -- all favs of mine. I love that tablecloth, and what great rooster plates. The whole setting is perfection. laurie

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  11. Your roosters and toile theme are really cute for the table!

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  12. Very cute table. Love the colors and the roosters.
    D

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  13. Martha, you may get this twice. My first comment disappeared into cyberspace I'm afraid. Love this darling table and those rooster dishes are wonderful! I'm crazy about toile so I'm totally loving your toile tablecloth. It works so well with the rooster theme and plates. Yay for snow days! You made me laugh about needing a rooster this morning. :)

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  14. Lovely red table scape..... would never thought to put roosters and toile together.....but I will now.

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  15. Martha, you know this table makes me smile. Love all those details, especially the gorgeous toile tablecloth.

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  16. Hi Martha! I LOVE this setting. My mom would have loved it too. She had a rooster love and actually raised them. Such a sweet look.
    Also, FYI, I've changed my blogsite from Southern Touch Catering to I Used To Be A Caterer. "Talk Soon"

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  17. I love the Toile and Rooster combination...unexpected! I just love red...any place and any time. The calendar inspiration is a great idea.

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  18. Love those chargers and what cute plats...I love rooster decor....it makes me smile.

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  19. Hi,
    I have missed seeing you! Have enjoyed browsing through your last few posts! Cute rooster tablescape! Love the way you "played with your food!" Enjoyed seeing your twin grands too!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Katherine

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