Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Today is Thursday and time for all of us to play with our dishes and create a tablescape  We get to share these with everyone thanks to our wonderful Hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

My tablescape today was inspired by a wonderful giveaway I won from one of my favorite blogs THE THRIFTY GROOVE .  Diann is one of the best blogging friends you could ask for and always has such thrifty and fun finds.  March was her Blog Anniversary and she had several giveaways.  I was lucky enough to win these....
(This is the photo from Diann's blog)

I was in Texas when I won this and could hardly wait to get home and check out this fabulous gift.  She also sent me some other really cute, sweet and funny items.  Thanks Diann you are the best.
Here is my table set for Dinner for Two
These cute little Roosters were part of the gift
 I kept trying different plates
until I found just the right combination

These Chargers are so large and such wonderful colors
The pattern is called Orange Rooster 
I started with a green place mat to pick up the colors in the roosters tail and in the sunflower leaves
I added a vibrant yellow Harlequin plate
 Then I added a dark green Fiesta lunch plate
Finished it with a smaller scalloped edge creamy yellow plate
Then topped it with the off white Roosters that Diann included in the gift
 I used off white handled silverware
 A green water goblet and a amber wine glasses
In this photo I used yellow handled silverware 
I couldn't decide which I liked better so it looks like I left one yellow and one off white set on the table
I used soft yellow napkins in a clear glass napkin ring edged with gold
I found these cute Rooster Salt & Pepper shakers 
in my dish closet.  They were a Goodwill find, made in Japan
I like this table with lots of warm colors
Diann I love these Chargers and they just might end up on my wall
they are that pretty! 

Now don't forget to check out the other wonderful tables 
at Susan's 




Hello, I just love your tablescape. How lucky were you to win such lovely plates, they are so cute. I have a set that is very similar. Stop by and check out my tablescape if you wish.


Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love your table ! I love the warm colors especially. LOVE the glassware. Is the green Indiana Glass and the amber Fostoria?? Gorgeous!


Very nice colors for your table settings! How awesome to win 2 giveaways. Love the pillow you won.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Deb :)

Creations By Cindy said...

I love the green and yellow! It is all so nice. Be blessed. Cindy

Annesphamily said...

I love this post! You lucky lady winning that cool giveaway! Diann is a great blogger and she has great ideas over there! I won Troys giveaway the mini greenhouse! They are the nicest couple aren't they? Your tablescape is delightfully lovely! Thanks for sharing.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Perfect! What an awesome gift and you hit on the perfect compliments!
Thanks for sharing!
sweet pickles and chocolate

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Oh, this turned out wonderful! I love that you brought out the greens! I really did love the size and the differnt colors in these plates. Lots of colors to work with. All the beautiful green glasses look terrific! just perfect. Love the whole table!

Mimi said...

The Orange Rooster...I have lots in that pattern, one of my favorites. I like how you layered those huge chargers with yellow, green and then the cream and topped it will a little rooster. The green and amber stemware are perfect. This is one of my favorite tablescapes!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - gorgeous tablescape. And you won those plates - I wanted them - there really nice.

You did a great tablescape.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really pretty! Love all the bright colors! I like roosters and have tried not to buy any but find myself buying one now and then!


Dining Delight said...

Very pretty 'scape, love the colour combo and those little roosters are wonderful!


Tricia said...

All those greens and golds together are so inviting! I like the way you've assembled so many pretty things to complement your new plates and roosters. I'll bet you had fun creating this tablescape!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a fun barnyard on your table -- you did get the perfect combination of dishes.

Zeva said...

I love your tablescape! I have the accessories to that pattern. I keep finding bits and peices of it here and there. My kitchen decor is a mix of country roosters, modern metals and graphics. Somehow that design brought it all together.

Sherry said...

Love the tablescape. Those chargers are wonderful. What a nice giveaway! Congrats!

Johanna said...

Congratulations to your win and have fun with it. It looks really great and is a win for the table, too. You made it very nice with the different plates. That looks just perfect.
Greetings, Johanna

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the roosters!!! The rooster chargers are fabulous. I love all the layers of plates. Good job. And thanks for visiting my tablescape & leaving me a comment.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I just love your beautiful tablescape. The chickens are just so adorable and charming. I am a new follower and will be back soon. Hope you have a chance to come say hello.


ThisBelleRocks! said...

So pretty!