Roosters make for a happy table, even when they’re not cavorting across the plates. When they’re on the napkins, for instance.

Rooster napkin salt and pepper shakers

Or disguising themselves as salt and pepper shakers (I think they were from Pfaltzgraff long ago).

rooster canisters, salt and pepper and napkins

I was digging around for inspiration on centrepieces and I came across these French blue tin canisters on eBay.

roosters on French blue canisters

I loved the truly French blue colour, and the illustrations are charming.

Roosters on French blue food canisters with rooster napkin

They’re perfectly sized for their named purposes of holding Sugar, Flour, Tea and Coffee.

One rooster on French Blue canister

table set with rooster theme

But they work out pretty well as table decor, too!

tale set with rooster theme
Two roosters on French Blue Coffee canister

In addition to the roosters, they have beautifully depicted spring flowers on the tins. This one has forget-me-nots and pansies cascading down the sides.

spring flowers on blue canisters

The pussy willow was obvious, but then things got a bit fuzzy on identification, so I consulted this blog to pick out the yellow cowslips (Primula veris)…

flowers on blue rooster canisters

…and the pale yellow Primrose (Primula vulgaris). They’re both primula, but different varieties.

flowers on sides of blue canisters

Anyway, they clustered together quite happily and everyone got along.

table set with rooster canisters, napkins and red glasses

Juliska Whitewash Berry and Thread dinner plates slid in atop Acacia Wood chargers from Amazon, and Twig flatware from World Market joined in.

Juliska Whitewash Berry and Thread plate

Juliska Jardins du Monde cocktail plates got an outing, also. I’ve had mine for donkey’s years, and they’re now on final sale.

Perfect for casually elegant country dining!

table set with rooster napkins, rooster canisters and blue glasses

The red bubble glasses were an eBay find.

table with red glasses and rooster theme

I really love these napkins from Amazon. They are generously sized and the rooster struts happily across the red bordered, jacquard style napkin.

rooster napkin


Rooster themed table

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