Roosters make for a happy table, even when they’re not cavorting across the plates. When they’re on the napkins, for instance.
Or disguising themselves as salt and pepper shakers (I think they were from Pfaltzgraff long ago).
I was digging around for inspiration on centrepieces and I came across these French blue tin canisters on eBay.
I loved the truly French blue colour, and the illustrations are charming.
They’re perfectly sized for their named purposes of holding Sugar, Flour, Tea and Coffee.
But they work out pretty well as table decor, too!
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.
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)…
…and the pale yellow Primrose (Primula vulgaris). They’re both primula, but different varieties.
Anyway, they clustered together quite happily and everyone got along.
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!
The red bubble glasses were an eBay find.
I really love these napkins from Amazon. They are generously sized and the rooster struts happily across the red bordered, jacquard style napkin.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.