Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ruling the Roost Tablescape


Easter on April Fools’ Day? Well, it fooled me. No way was I ready. Now, I don’t do a big meal on Easter anymore, but I do take a nice dinner to my dad, and I did that. But, instead of setting an Easter table that would only be appropriate for a day, I decided to set one for spring.
It has been gray and rainy for an entire week here, with more to come, so I wanted a table with punch. These yellow Waechtersbach dinner plates provided the punch here. With a centerpiece of yellow daffodils, I got the results that I was looking for, namely, a monochromatic yet cheery table to chase the gray away.
Black placemats that I purchased locally make up the first layer, and they are topped with carved wooden chargers from Pier 1; they are so versatile.
I was looking for some something colorful, with no pattern, and that would look good with all of the white and green dishes that I have, and these yellow plates filled the bill. I did a lot of shopping before I found the exact yellow that I was looking for, and this was it.
The black and white chicken plates on top finish things off here. Don’t you just love these? They are whimsical and fun, and will take me all of the way from summer into fall.
The yellow chalices you’ve seen before, they were purchased by my mother way back in the 70s. The small wineglasses are vintage pressed glass. They belonged to my mother's best friend as a girl, who later became matron of honor at her wedding. I don’t use them often, but I find they add just the right touch of sparkle when I do.
The black napkins I made myself. They’re very simple, just made out of solid black 100% cotton.

The white lotus bowls will hold a green or fruit salad, or even rice, depending upon what I’m serving; they can also be used to hold a biscuit or roll. They are versatile as well. These days, I don’t buy any dishes unless I can think of multiple uses.
I hope you found this table as inspiring to look at as I found to create.

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11 comments:

Linda said...

What a lovely table Pattie. I love the chargers; they are so unusual. And I have one of the little wine glasses that my Mom used to drink her juice every morning. :)
I know how important it is to find the right yellow; there are so many!
Love the rooster plates!

Rustown Mom said...

I like that combo of colors a lot - in the summer a handful of sunflowwers would be pretty there!

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is too adorable Pattie! I love the bright yellow and black and white pairing! So bright, fresh and fun!! Roosters and chickens always bring a smile to my face!
Jenna

Valerie Roberts said...

Your table is amazingly beautiful. Very striking and sure to catch the eye. From your gorgeous plate stack to the placemats and the gorgeous goblets. Lovely fresh spring centerpiece.

The Little Yellow Corner Store said...

Black and yellow......one of my many favorite combination of colors. And, of course, anything related to a farm is close to my heart. Yellow daffodils are perfect for a centerpiece and the plaid place mat really adds a casual, "down home" feeling. A great table to have some friendly conversation.

Dreams and Decor said...

Such a pretty tablescape! Would you mind sharing where you got the darling silverware with the words "fork", "knife", etc. on it? Thanks, Patti

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Visiting from Mountain Mama! I do love your chicken plates and the yellow ones under them. Very pretty table setting. Nancy

Alycia Nichols said...

Inspiring, pretty, inviting...ALL that and more! The chicken plates are slick! Perfect for breakfast or anytime you’re serving clucker!!! We eta a LOT of chicken in this house, so we’d get a ton of mileage out of them!!! The black and white with the bright yellow is particularly striking. So many times the color combo comes off as “bumblebee”, but this doesn’t at all. Not AT ALL!!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Dreams and Decor, the flatware is from Pottery Barn. I got it about three years ago. I love it, but I’m not sure that I recommend it 100%. It does tarnish, so needs polishing, and the handle on one of my knives oxidized making it look a little nasty.

krishna said...

Great tablescpae. I'm absolutely love with the decorations..

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Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What a beautiful table! I especially love the chicken details, as we have a small backyard flock! Your lovely post will be featured today at Tuesdays with a Twist. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures