Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nobody here but us chickens!


It’s always difficult, I think, to come up with an attractive table setting after all of the splash and glitter of the tables set during the holiday season.  It seems there is just one holiday after another once October hits, and then after Valentine’s Day it’s a bit of a letdown until St. Pat’s and Easter.
 This table was inspired by a piece of scrapbook paper that I couldn’t resist during a recent trip to Michael’s.  I think I envisioned cutting a chicken silhouette out of the paper and centering it on a complementary piece of cardstock, but then I figured, who’d see it once a plate was set down?  So I pulled out my glass squares that I first used here and put the paper beneath them.
 Thanks to other bloggers for the brilliant idea of using rugs, throws, matelassés, quilts, and afghans as table coverings, I pulled the afghan off of the couch and placed it diagonally on the table.  It didn’t cover completely, but I liked the look and, really, isn’t it just so much fun perplexing men with this sort of thing?
 Then I started looking for some chicken theme items and came up with this.  It’s quite cozy on dreary winter days.







12 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, so pretty. The cloth is perfect and I love the roosters. Great colors too. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

I love your adorable table! Now I'm a Rooster and Chicken kind of girl so this pleases me so. Looks like you've got some vintage pieces to.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love the use of the afghan - perfect colors. The glass squares are genius. Lol on perplexing men. ;)

Sarah said...

This poultry lovin girl likes your table. Thumbs Up!!!
Love the soft wool shawl across the table and the use of the scrapbook paper. I've often thought of using those large blocks of paper under a plate, but never have. They work as a perfect mat.
I have the same napkins. '-) Thanks for sharing this darling tablescape.

Mary said...

Pattie~ What a cozy & creative table with your clever use of the paper and glass chargers! I love the hen bowls and wonderful texture and use of your throw as a foundation! Definitely a table to crow about :)

Diane said...

O.K. - we all want to steal the idea of the glass chargers and the paper. Oh, how clever!! Love the rooster theme - you have so many cute pieces and the napkins are wonderful. I think you more than made up for the missing holiday tables!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very colorful and beautiful tablescape.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I just love your roos and chicks. Your table is great! Everything works so well together. Many thanks for sharing.
Mary

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Haha, like minds today - I did a little vintage rooster centerpiece post today.

I really like your tablescape!!!

Marigene said...

I love anything with roosters and hens...great table, Pattie! I spotted a couple items I have, too...great little rooster dishes and napkins! Love the centerpiece...

kitty said...

Such a cute table, Pattie! I love the coziness of it with the afghan and all the cute accessories. What's for dinner??!!

Ann Krucek said...

I had to laugh when you said your afghan would perplex men!! It hit a cord, since it is just me and a bunch of guys around here that don't get as excited about a good tablescape as I do!! Love all your roosters, it all came together great!