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.
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.
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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