Good morning!  Rise and shine!

You can’t help but grin at Rooster by Queens, a lively pattern featuring a cheerful rooster on the salad plate. It was produced between 2008 and 2009. Apparently it was very popular because Rooster Black and Rooster Blue followed in 2010.

The dinner plate (scarcer than hen’s teeth, I might add), has a wonderfully versatile gingham border with swags and tassels. I love the detail. That’s what lead me to this pattern in the first place; I was searching for a gingham red dinner plate, and found this pattern featured on Pinterest. This photo is courtesy of

I did manage to snag four dinner plates on eBay after I’d styled this table, and they’ll no doubt make their appearance at some point in the future. In the meantime, I’ve used Jewel by Spode as the dinner plate. I think the similar level of visual detail on the borders works, and a creamy white dinner plate is always welcome. The galvanized chargers are from Pottery Barn a few years ago; I later discovered very similar ones at Christmas Tree Shops for a fraction of the price and bought a set for Canada. 

His Majesty, the crowing white rooster from Fitz & Floyd, gives us the final touch for a country fresh table. He’s available many places, but Wayfair seems to have the best price right now. He lives on our kitchen counter when not starring in a tablescape. (A word of warning: there is a dizzying array of rooster figurines on offer. It’s very easy to go down that internet rabbit hole and end up with a barnyard full of cluckers if you’re not careful.)  đź™‚ 

The whole table was inspired by these fringe edged red tulips I picked up at Trader Joe’s. They have the most interesting selection of tulips, at all times of the year; it’s remarkable.  The red rooster open salts are from Pier 1 a few years ago.

I can’t remember where the red lanterns came from. Perhaps Pottery Barn. 

The washed red stripe linens are oldies but goodies. I noticed the other day that similar ones seem to be readily available from several sources, including World Market

The napkin rings are a collection of vintage-style pewter “spoons”, also from Pottery Barn a long time ago. I use them frequently, as they’re very versatile.

The “bee” tumblers are traditional glasses available everywhere, but the best price seems to be World Market at present.


Happy rest of the week, everyone!

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps the Porch.