The inspiration for today’s farm rooster table comes from a September vacation spent in Italy. While there, we visited the mountain-top town of San Gimignano, and were introduced to it’s legendary Tuscan black rooster.
Today, I’m joining a group of talented and creative stylists for a tablescape blog hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. Bee sure to visit the links to all the other fabulous fall tablescapes, at the end of the post.
Today’s farm rooster table is more of a transition into the season, than an actual fall tablescape. It’s just too darn hot and swampy here in Pittsburgh for pumpkins and mums. With the temperatures and humidity so high, it feels more like the tropics! I just couldn’t send dear husband up into the sweltering attic for fall decor to set a table. Instead, on Labor Day, we went kayaking and then took my Scottie to a doggy dip fundraiser. As I write this post, it’s 95 degrees outside!
After the coastal summer decor is packed away, September is the time my house goes back to it’s unadorned state. That still leaves two entire months to set and enjoy the table for fall. In the meantime, transition to the season with a farm style rooster table.
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Fade to Black
My home decorating includes a lot of black and tan, with sage green and burgundy accents in the kitchen and family room.
It was love at first sight with the Tuscan black rooster. Before I knew it, roosters, hens and barnyard animal decor and tableware were populating my everyday kitchen.
The feathers of the Tuscan black rooster mixes perfectly with the color palette of my Italian and French styled kitchen. Take the tour in, Remodeled Kitchen Design & Layout (Part 1) and (Part 2).
Or visit, Rooster Kitchen Decor and Tableware for more cock-a-doodle-doo ideas.
Recipe for a Farm Rooster Table
One Perfect Tablecloth
The glass-topped, round table is covered with a tablecloth from William and Sonoma. It was found discounted at a Northern Virginia outlet while visiting family.
Around the edge of the tablecloth are large roosters and French text — can anyone translate? A thick black border nicely compliments the black chairs and striped upholstery.
There’s also a ring of smaller roosters and text in the center. Although the tablecloth provides the foundation for the farm rooster table, it’s the newest acquisition. I saw it and said, “must have!”
Black & Tan Check Placemats
Before I found the tablecloth, these black and tan checked placemats were the base layer of the rooster table. When we remodeled the kitchen years ago, my mother made the curved-edge placemats and matching napkins.
The placemats reverse to a fruit print on a black background. They are made from the same fabric as the custom-made kitchen valances.
Farmyard Friends & Herb Centerpiece
A vintage covered casserole is the showpiece of the rooster table. The stoneware is made by California Pottery and is probably from the 1940’s or ’50’s. I also have a rare lidded pig in my tableware collection.
I found the rooster at the same local vintage shop as a cooper-topped potting bench and nine-foot wallpaper hanger table. See the antique worktable in Not So Crabby Coastal Buffet and Terrific Tiffany Party Favors and Gifts.
The rooster lidded server with ridged casserole quickly became a favorite thing. During the summer, I use it to hold and serve potato or macaroni salad. Come fall, the ovenproof server typically holds a No Peek Chicken casserole — a Pittsburgh classic from the Three Rivers Cookbook. The easy, five-ingredient recipe is also one of my go-to, one-dish meals to take to a sick or grieving friend.
Surrounding the stoneware rooster casserole are several barnyard friends, including a small rooster pitcher by homeessentials.
The cow creamer is by 10 Straw Street. Several pale yellow egg cups with large faux eggs also surround the rooster casserole.
An adorable little duck pitcher waddled onto the rooster table.
Rather than mums, I’ve added fresh herbs from my garden. Set in tiny clear glass vases, the herbs add a lovely scent to the rooster table. A covered condiment dish by Fitz and Floyd is also part of the farm scene. The discontinued pattern is Chanteclair.
Last but not least, is a black rooster figurine by Blue Sky.
I’ll have to head back to San Gimignano someday if I want authentic Tuscan pottery.
Sunflower Yellow Plates
Three different patterns of dishes were layered to create the rooster table place settings.
The bottom yellow plate reminds me of sunflowers.
The discontinued, Embossed Rooster Collection by Sweet Olive Designs, is dishwasher and microwave safe. It also came in antique green and blue.
Also retired, are the black and white Barnyard Toile rooster plates by Andea by Sadek. The collection included dishes with pigs, sheep, and cows. The rabbit plates are popular in Easter tablescapes.
I found four different rooster design luncheon plates at one of my favorite places to shop year-round.
I took you there for Easter Hunt and Finds at Trax Farm, and Visiting Trax Farms at Christmastime. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading there for fall pumpkins and mums, produce, and to survey Halloween decorations and vintage attic treasures.
The top layer dessert or salad plates were a Christmas gift from a dear friend. Here’s the Tuscan black rooster design.
The beautiful, black-rimmed plates came in four designs for the rooster table.
Can you pick a favorite rooster plate? I’m kinda partial to this guy.
The 8″ rooster plates are made by Tripar International.
An Internet search brought up two hits on eBay, if you love them like I do.
Glasses, Mugs, Flatware & Napkins
Now it’s time to finish setting the rooster table. These coffee mugs are part of the same Embossed Rooster Collection as the sunflower yellow plates. I only have the dinner plates and mugs. Not enough room for everything! Plus, I think it’s fun to layer different patterns, don’t you?
These rooster embossed glasses over a honeycomb pattern were found at Tuesday Morning. The glasses come four in a box. I still see them from time to time in the store. Here’s a view before I tucked the napkins inside.
The rooster glasses go great with the bee bottles seen in Easter Hunt in McGregor’s Garden and Bee Theme Party Food.
In fact, all my bee and rooster theme tableware mix and match well together. That’s why I chose to use Napoleon Bee flatware by Wallace for the rooster table.
Finally, I tucked the napkins that match the placemats into the rooster glasses.
Here’s a final view of the fully set rooster table from the tail feathers angle.
There’s much to see for spring and year-round at Rooster Kitchen Decor and Tableware.
A Fall Harvest of Tables
Time to checkout all the other fabulous fall table settings. Many of these stylists persevered and incorporated pumpkins, leaves and mums, despite the heat and humidity. You’ll want to see them all!
Home Is Where The Boat Is | A Casa di Bianca
Living With Thanksgiving | Everyday Living
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Belle bleu Interiors
My French Twist | The Painted Hinge
Debbee’s Buzz | Red Cottage Chronicles
Panoply | Celebrate & Decorate
Life and Linda | The Painted Apron
Me and My Captain |Our Crafty Mom
Simple Nature Decor | Bluesky at Home
Sweet Sensations | Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Let’s hope for milder, more seasonal fall weather soon!
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Your table is something to crow about Debbee…Love the cloth and your ‘farmyard friends’ and rooster collection! The curved-edge placemats are brilliant and perfect for framing your plate settings. It’s sweltering here too in NC. I’m beyond ready for fall weather. It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you!
Mary, I always enjoy your clever and fun comments — thank you! I really think the curved edge pattern my mom came up with is such a great idea for placemats on round tables. Wish I had more (hint, hint mom!). Right now Pittsburgh feels like NC! Wish I had a boat to escape on like yours!
Love your table Debbee- Starting with the wonderful tablecloth and then those great checked placemats I love it all. I have those yellow plates you used for the base. I really like those rooster plates you used on the 2nd tier. I have dishes with bunnies by the same manufacturer. They were a hard pattern to locate. I have various farm animal figuries too- I’ve always had a passion for things like that. Your California pottery covered casserole is wonderful. The Pittsburgh No Peek Chicken Casserole sounds intriguing!
Thanks Liz! We should combine our dishes and animal figures to create a mega farm tablescape — we seem to like the same things. No Peek Chicken is an easy 5-incredient recipe in the classic Pittsburgh Three Rivers Cookbook (find it next time you visit your son). I did find numerous links online, including this recipe.
what a beautiful table, I love the roosters with black & white check for transitioning to Fall. Just adorable and so so inspiring. The placements are wonderful! Please do show us your kitchen. I just found you through this Tablescape Blog Hop.
Welcome Pamela, thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll try to get a tour of my kitchen posted soon. Find lots of my tablescapes here. You can search by holiday, season and type too.
Debbee, there’s not a single thing on your table that I wouldn’t love having as part of a great rotational stock for super tablescaping. Black is such a grounding color, and it really sings on your table. The roosters – all! – are fabulous, and the textiles perfect. You can’t go wrong with the mix of patterns when the theme is continuous. A very fine table.
Rita, ditto on the rotational stock idea — can’t you please move to Pittsburgh?! You better not ever let me into your home…or you’ll find stuff missing, LOL!
Wow! Debbee you are a whiz! Your table looks like you worked on it for a year! So many interesting layers that elevate your theme.
I was transfixed back to San Gimignano with the black Tuscan rooster story. Thanks for a great memory. Your rooster collection is impressive and that tablecloth was exciting to find I am sure. Adding fresh herbs was an excellent touch!
Your mother is quite talented making those placemats!
I enjoyed your table this morning.
Thanks Bonnie! I kinda have been working on that table for years — collecting and acquiring stuff. You’ve been to San Gimignano? I had never heard of it before we toured Italy, and it ended up being my favorite stop. Next time, I want to stay overnight and go shopping! It’d be great to be there in the evening after all the tour buses are gone. We had our two sons with us and none of the guys were the least interested in pottery shops. Everyone loved wine tasting though!
Well just when I thought I was done with saying “ooh and ahhh”, along comes your tablescape for the fall blog hop! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
So nice to hear, thanks!
This is so delightful Debbee, I always smile when I see chickens and roosters, they just make me happy! I am crazy for anything black and white and just love the yellow paired with it. Your mother is so smart to make those curved placemats, that was the first thing I noticed! So perfect for a round table! Love the rooster cloth too, and all the farm animals in your centerpiece!
Thanks Jenna! I’m so appreciative of the placemats my mom made for me. She’s always been a great seamstress, among other talents — genes I didn’t necessarily inherit LOL!
So So Pretty Debbee….one can tell that it is all a labor of love. The Rooster crows and the Sun shines bright on your beautiful table with the yellows and blacks. I love how your theme goes all the way from flatware to glassware to each and every piece on your table. I love playing with my dishes and I can tell you do too. Your mother has a talent for making the right shaped placemats for a round table, I use something similar on my bar…altho they are purchased not home made. I love blog hopping and with your inspiration it is a win win situation for all.
Thanks Kari, I just can’t seem to do anything without going all theme queen! I love my little collections of tableware. I’ve looked everywhere for curved edge placements and haven’t been able to locate any. Round works too, but choices seem limited there.
Hi Debbie! I adore your rooster-themed tablescape! The black buffalo check placemats go perfectly with your plates. I love all the red and yellow and the color contrast between pieces makes everything pop! And I never knew there were placemats to fit round tables until I saw yours! How neat! So happy to be on this hop with you!
Thanks Michelle, it’s nice to hop with you too! I’ve never found curved edged placements (other than round), so I drew the pattern and cut, while my mom sewed them together. I give us both credit with making them reversible!
Well that would explain why I’ve never seen them before! What an awesome idea!
Debbee, this is a table after my own heart, I have always loved roosters! When you mentioned San Gimignano , I smiled. It is one of the best little villages in Tuscany. I bought pottery while I was there and ate the best gelato! Sorry, I digressed. The WS tablecloth sets the perfect scene for your mom’s curved placemats, the dish stack, glassware, and the egg cups with the speckled eggs. You took your theme to a new level, amazing details. It is a pleasure to blog hop with you!
Oh Pam, how lucky you are to visit San Gimignano — and to purchase pottery too! Have you featured any of it in a tablescape? We did find time to buy gelato everywhere we went in Italy. Fig was in season and was absolutely delicious. With the roosters, well it’s another theme collection I have (bees, peacocks, Scottie dogs….)!
Where did you get the placemats?
Shirley, I created the pattern and my mom sewed the reversible placements to fit the round table. To make your own pattern, lay newspaper on the table, trace the edge, and cut to get the curve right.
I absolutely love, love, love this rooster table and you attention to detail is wonderful. I couldn’t stop scrolling through it over and over. Two of my favorite things to do a table around chickens/roosters and bees. Thank you for making my day.
Hi Marilyn, thanks so much for visiting and your generous compliment. Rooster and bees? We are birds of a feather! Bee sure to check out all my bee related table, wreaths, and theme party posts.
You always style your tables with every little detail perfectly coordinated! That tablecloth is the perfect start and you added just the right dishes and glasses and more! Thank you so very much for joining us in another tablescape blog hop!
Well Chloe, you know how I go a little crazy applying themes — to tables, wreath making, and hosting parties. That’s why my friends call me “queen of theme” LOL! Thanks for including me in the blog hop!
LOVE THIS TABLE SETTING! I am such a fan of roosters and this setting brings together all the best of the things I love. I love the colors, the embossed plates and cups, that tablecloth I’ve been searching for to go with my rooster dishware….well, just everything! The placemats that fit the shape of a round table is such a smart idea, and very thoughtful of your mother. Yes, yes, please do a blog tour of your kitchen as I’ve been drooling over the snippets I could see from some of your party blogs. Everything you do is so well thought out, Debbee–great job!
It was years before I found that tablecloth; patience was rewarded! Amazon has one that is similar to mine, it’s at the end of the post. I took some pix of the kitchen this afternoon, so I’ll try to find a slot to schedule the post. Hope you aren’t disappointed, it’s 15 years since we remodeled!
I love how you created a adorable tablescape filled with amazing farmhouse treasures. So pretty!
Like everyone else, I am smitten with your curved edge placemats!!! I think you are on to something big there!!! Your table is wonderfully appointed with your rooster collection! It makes a great transition to fall.
You know what Ann, maybe I can post the pattern template for others to use? As a still new blogger, I’ve never done a pdf on my site before — will have to figure it out!
What a fun table! How many rooster plates do you actually have?!! Everything just coordinated perfectly, and it made for a stunning table setting.
Hmm, let me see — patterns or dishes? I have plates and some coffee mugs of the three patterns used in the rooster tablescape, plus little dessert bowls, large soup bowls and a round platter in a WS pattern that matches the tablecloth. So another rooster table to post sometime!
Whenever I see anything with roosters I think of my mother who loved all things rooster. She would have been delighted by your table.
Linda, I’m glad the post elicited fond memories of your mom.
Awesome table Debbee. The black and white works beautifully. How cute are those roosters. Even the beautiful tablecloth. You have quite the collections. I can see why you loved the fabric on the backs of my chairs. Go check out the new Vendage collection at Mackenzie childs. I used napkins. The curved placemats are wonderful, fitting a table better than the rectangle ones. So many fun elements. So glad you have joined the tablescape tour. Have a lovely weekend.
Thanks Linda, I do love the fabric on your chairs and envy your Mackenzie Childs collection!
Mums would have been nice, but the herbs are perfect. You made these roosters look very classy and it’s been a pleasure hopping with you.
The herbs just seemed to work best, sitting around the covered casserole.
Deb, why a precious tablescape. All the farmhouse animals are so cute and together they create a great theme and interest on the table. Love your gingham placemats and the dishes. Very creative! P.S. We were in San Gimignano 14 years ago as part of 2 weeks in Tuscany. It is a beautiful little town.
Hi Carol, I’d love to spend to entire weeks just in Tuscany. We do hope to return someday.
What a great tablescape to transition from summer to fall.
I love this beautiful table that you have created! I adore roosters, and you have such a wonderful collection. Every detail is just perfect on your table!
Oh my! I am so in love!! The roosters totally have my heart & I can’t believe how many beautiful pieces you have. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I enjoyed hopping with you!
Hi Michelle, the collection evolved and built up over a number of years. I was also lucky to receive a few items as gifts.
Life on the farm couldn’t be better! I have that little duck pitcher and the one with the bee on it too. 🙂
It’s neat that we have some of the same pieces — kindred spirits?
Cute, cute CUTE! Love the rooster theme and all your different plates. So bright and cheerful!
I hope you have a great fall!
Thanks Amber! I really do enjoy using my rooster tableware and decor during the month of September, as I have the entire month of October for Halloween and fall through Thanksgiving.
I seriously adore this black and white with the buttery yellow tablescape! You outdid yourself dear lady!
Thanks Christine, it’s one of my fav color combos too.
I love all your different roosters. Beautiful table and I love the shades of yellow.
I’ve been accumulating roosters for my table and kitchen for a long time.
As the owner of a black and white checkered kitchen decor style, you KNOW I’m loving every inch of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heh Alycia! I didn’t know you had a black and white kitchen? I loved a checkered floor. Have you posted, shared a kitchen tour before?
Hi! I don’t think I’ve ever done a kitchen tour. I LOVE my buffalo check dishes year round! I can use all kinds of accents with them like you did with this fab yellow!
Your rooster tablescape is beautiful!
Thanks Michelle! I visited your blog and see we have a couple of things in common — I have a 10 year old Mini Clubman in British Racing Green with silver stripes from bonnet to boot! And, my husband retired in the last year too!
Totally in love with this sweet tablescape!! I LOVE roosters and I adore the black and white buffalo check!! I hope you don’t mind but I shared your post on face book!! Hugs, Deb
Thanks so much Debbie. In addition to sharing the same fab name, we seem to like a lot of the same things. I’m delighted you shared to Facebook, although I no longer keep a Debbee’s Buzz blog presence there. If you love roosters, you might also enjoy; Rooster Kitchen Decor and Tableware. I love the buffalo check too, and have included it in this weekend’s Back to School table post.
Black and white always catches my eye and I love those cute plates! As you know, I featured you this week at Best of the Weekend! Thanks for joining us again and have a wonderful weekend! Shelley
Black and white (cream) have a continual thread through my home decorating — it all started with the grand piano in the living room. Actually, I think it was when I fell head over heels for the first pandas brought to the US (I was an adolescent). Penguins, orcas and any animal in black and white. I even have a black Sweet Scottie Dog. Thanks for the feature!
What a lovely Fall tablescape! Love the black & whites combined with pretty Fall yellows. I am swooning over the curved placemats your mother made – genius idea for a round table!
I keep thinking I need to make a pdf of the placemat pattern to share with readers — but I’ve never done that before. Gotta figure it out! I’m big into black and white throughout our home decor. It all started with a grand piano in the living room and went from there! Thanks for visiting Marie.
Tuscan Rooster place setting. Dishes ..cups.. glasses. ..etc. are they available to buy a complete set.
If so price n shipping please. I live in Suffolk Virginia.
Betty, I’m delighted you liked the tablescape that much! Unfortunately, I’m not willing to part with my tableware, as it’s all part of my everyday collection. If you look section, “Related Post Picks” you’ll find a few similar items available via Amazon, as most of the elements are no longer available. Happy shopping!
What a gorgeous table. I would be so busy admiring the tablescape, you could feed me week old leftovers! I bet Kraft Mac and Cheese would seem like a gourmet meal in such a setting!
Your comments about leftovers and mac and cheese gave me a nice giggle Kathy! Those dishes are mostly for everyday meals for hubby and I. Not sure I’ve ever used them for entertaining?
Such a beautiful table – I love the black and white! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Why thank you Ann! I really like black and white and it’s evident throughout my home. This Thursday I’m participating in a craft hop, with a wine cork wreath inspired by the one you made earlier this year.
This is a fun tablescape! I especially like the black and white wedge placemat and would like it so much to have the dimensions. I know i could spend the time and figure it out, but cannot find a pattern nor dimensions on Pinterest in other words I’m lazy). Sooo..would love. a pattern!
Carol, I created the pattern out of newspaper to fit the size of my round table. It’s not something in a shareable form, or would fit round tables universally. Start by tracing the curved edge of the table. Use a traditional placemat to determine the depth and create a straight upper edge. Then you’ll have to play with the angles on the sides, making sure the mat will be wide enough for your dinner plate and silverware on either side.
Such a lovely … and lively … table! What really got my attention was the mention of Trax Farm. We used to go there after church to pick up fresh corn, tomatoes and peaches. It has been years since we lived in Bethel Park but I remember Trax Farm like it was yesterday. I love your blog. It gives me a taste of “home.”
Wow, that’s were my husband grew up! Have you seen my other posts on visits to Trax? You might enjoy, Visiting Trax Farms at Christmastime and Easter Hunt and Finds at Trax Farm.