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 Replacements.com
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.) 🙂
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.
Helen, I was struck by your spoonless setting and reminded of this article…
I don’t know…I just don’t feel “complete” without my spoon in front of me. Never mind they are almost always gathered up unused at the end of the meal and returned to the silver chest…but I just like looking at them.
Hats off to Fitz in the quality department. Their modelling is always crisp and detailed. I have the white Bristol covered pumpkin bowls, and I love them.
The sun still looks a little weak, but red flowers save the day!
Oh, I love the article! Thank you for sending that to me. I will keep that in mind next time I set a table, Beatrice. You’ll know I’m thinking about you when as the spoon appears. 🙂
By the way, I devoured the Daughter of Time. What an intriguing slant on the whole “evil Richard III” theory. Thank you so much for nudging me on to it. I am now eagerly anticipating reading the other books in the series.
Have a marvellous weekend! Best, Helen
So glad you liked the book…I make a point of reading it once every decade or so. It was one of my mother’s favourites; an old Penguin, I think. My Scottish history teacher really turned these old hackneyed stories on their heads,,,of course, she believed in Nessie, too. lol. One has to wonder what other codswallop we’ve all been given in our history lessons…
I have a whole set bowls diner and salad plates in red and blue from neium Markus years ago both queens ware ..love them all
It’s such a lovely pattern, isn’t it? Timeless.
Helen, love everything from Top to Toe about this table. One of my favorites of yours!
Thanks, Becky! It was a fun one to create. It’s a captivating pattern on the plates, for whatever reason. Have a great weekend.
There are so many things I love about this table! Those fringe tulips are really unique, love the red stripe linens too! I have always wanted some “spoon” napkin rings – so I am crushing on your set. Very pretty table, in a lovely setting.
Hi Ann. So glad you liked the table! I went looking for some more napkins rings, and found several options on Etsy. Here’s one that makes them to order:
Good luck! Enjoy the weekend.
I also found this set on Amazon:
The rooster plates are very nice in red. But, the bee glasses are what I am looking for- thanks for the link to World Market. I found two at the thrift shop. One is an iridescent soft gold color. This past week they had a lot of cut glass and I went overboard trying to bring all the pretties home. I think the stunning stems I passed up were Baccarat. Usually, it’s a piece of something here and there, but they had a set in three sizes. Hopefully, somebody is thrilled by their good luck !
The royal wedding is Saturday and hopefully I will be up early to watch.
Oh, sounds like you had a really good score, and those Baccarat stems you left behind will be a treat for someone. Stemware is one of the most storage-greedy items, though…
I’m planning to get up early and watch the wedding, too. I remember getting up early with my Mum to see Princess Ann marry Captain Mark Phillips. Oh my, I’m dating myself!
Have a wonderful weekend, Myrna.
I love everything about this gorgeous table, specially, of course, the rooster red plates. Oh the runner and napkins brings it all together.
I am getting up early to watch the royal wedding, I can’t wait ! I watched Dianna and Charles too and of course, Williams.
Thanks, Fabby! So nice of you to drop by and comment. 🙂
Enjoy the wedding tomorrow! There are lots of festivities to celebrate it. I hope you get to indulge in some scones and champagne, or whatever your fancy is.
My mom had a rooster collection at one time and your ‘word of warning’ comment in the post is spot on. My favorite parts are the galvanized chargers and the red stripe linens. They, with the chicken really make the ‘farm’ feel of table.
I’m finding all kinds of rooster themed bits and pieces these days. It’s the old “try not to think of pink elephants”. Suddenly they’re everywhere!