Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Long Awaited Rooster Party

Barbara's Rooster Party is finally here! I hope you don't miss seeing the rest of the roosters cock-a-doodle-dooing in Blogland. Visit Barb at http://barbsgoodlife.blogspot.com/ to see them.

I have some thrifty finds so I am linking with Leigh also for Thrifty Thursday at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/

And since a big part of my post is a Rooster tablescape, I am also linking with Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

When we were in Dallas about 2 weeks ago, we went to Williams-Sonoma at the Galleria. I saw these rooster plates and they were marked down from $72 to $19.99 for a set of 4 dinner plates. I would have bought more but it's all they had. Then I saw the small bowls marked down to $14.99 for a set of 4. Finally, I saw the big platter, 15 inch in diameter, also marked down from $72 to $19.99. I looked at John and asked him with pitiful eyes if we could buy them. Of course he said yes, lol.


Prior to spotting the dishes, I saw this tablecloth in the clearance bin and I was already carrying it around to buy it.

We flew into Dallas so we asked the cashier to ship everything to our house, didn't want to pack them in the luggage. We also bought 2 cans of ice cream mix. I still have to try my ice cream maker attachment to my electric Kitchen Aid mixer and the mix should encourage me. It only costs around$16 to ship everything. We bought other stuff too and John said for that reasonable shipping charge, he wouldn't carry the stuff around the mall.


The dishes have different kinds of roosters on them. They are signed by the artist, a French painter, Marc Lacaze. I wondered why they were expensive to begin with but I guess the signature makes them more valuable. You can watch his video at http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/rooster-francais-dinnerware/?pkey=cview-all-sale

I used 4 different colors of rooster plate chargers.

I copied the info below from the Williams-Sonoma website. They still have some left in there but they are selling them for more than what we paid for.

I saw the white hen egg cup holder from TJ Maxx a few months ago. The tiny little chick standing next to her mom is actually a salt shaker. I think it is so cute.

I only have 2 of the rooster glasses. I got them on clearance at Pier 1 for $1.99 each, marked down from $7.99. Too bad, only 2 were left.

The cobalt blue oil and vinegar server set with pewter roosters on top is from Ebay for $5 and even though I paid $10.35 for the shipping, I still wanted it.

I have shown you my rooster flatware before. They came from Ross.

The rooster tea light candle holders are from Ross.



Below, you will see the round platter I mentioned earlier and it is displayed on the kitchen island and some rooster place card holders I bought fromPottery Barn in Dallas also. I also bought some square chicken wire plate chargers from there but I did not use them for this tablescape.


I bought the rooster night light from Kirklands in Jackson, MS.



Do you see the wooden rooster on the window sill? That's one of the pair that I got almost for free when I bought the china set at a resale store.

I have shown this during the first rooster party but let me show you again. I got the planter for free when I bought a Persian rug. Free, so that qualifies for thrifty, huh!




Last but not least, I want to show you a Mexican handicraft of roosters displayed at the Mexican museum that we visited in Cozumel.


I hope you enjoyed seeing our roosters. Thank you so much for coming by and thank you so much, Barbara, Leigh and Susan, for hosting these fun parties!

49 comments:

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Wonderful your table setting. Great dishes,pretty acessories. Fatima-Scrapart.

Just Breathe said...

I am joining the party on Friday however I do not have so many large items like you do. Your collection is beautiful. Love the new plates and the tablecloth is so pretty. Cockadoodle doo!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That table is so colorful and fun Christine! I love that tablecloth and the plates were a great deal!
You have created a work of art here, love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun table setting!
No rooster items here, but do enjoy seeing what everyone else has to share.
Hope it is cooler in your part of the country.

Marlis said...

Love it!!! great finds.. try williams sonoma or napa style for more of the plates. i can't remember which.. they are beautiful and I've been coveting them myself. Your table cloth is stunning. It's beautiful again.. i love coming to visit.

Sue said...

Christine, I am in complete dinnerware and tablecloth envy!! I absolutely love them. That white planter is too fun, too. :-)
hugs, Sue

Sherry said...

Christine,
I love those rooster plates! How pretty! It all looks fabulous. You have a lot of really cute accessories too. I love the pot the plant is in too, on your patio. Fun roosters! I will have to check these roosters out all week. It will take me that long to visit everybody!
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, love all the rooster plates and tablecloth from one of my favorite stores. Still loving those chargers. You have some wonderful roosters in your collection. I have to work on my post.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Wow! You have a lot of roosters too!

I thought the party was Friday - - - I have my post set to run then, am I BEHIND????

vignette design said...

This is just a fabulous table Christine. That tablecloth is wonderful. Love those plates too! You have some great roosters in your collection.

vignette design said...

This is just a fabulous table Christine. That tablecloth is wonderful. Love those plates too! You have some great roosters in your collection.

Entertaining Women said...

You've created a vibrant, gorgeous tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I was at W-S and those rooster plates made me stop in my tracks-love them! The glasses are really cute too, but my favorite is the egg dish! I'm so glad you took the second pic of it to show the little chick salt shaker, it's just too cute-enjoy!

PAT said...

Gorgeous table, Christine. I love that overhead shot!

You have a beautiful rooster collection. The plates are fabulous.

Traci said...

That was a great deal on the dishes! Everything looks great. It sounds like y'all had a great time in Dallas.

dogsmom said...

Wonderful down to the cockadoodle details.
The napkin rings and the silverware! I am in awe and know I will want to return and view this post again.

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your beautiful rooster table, and all the pretty decor!

Hugs
Charo

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

A wonderful table! Those plates are so cute, how lucky to find such a great deal.

Donna

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! You find the most marvelous deals! These dishes are gorgeous and what a wonderful table you've set!! You have set the world of Roosterness on it's ear! Do Roosters have ears? :) You did so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Manang Kim said...

Hi Christine I am an avid fun of your tablescape, I like to see your beautiful dishes and your home too ^_^ Love your rooster dishes and the decorations as well. Thanks for dropping by I do appreciate it. Happy Friday!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your table is great! The tablecloth is perfect and I love the dishes. I can't believe how many roosters you have in your house (but I guess I shouldn't be surprised)! I can't believe you even have rooster flatware! Great!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful table and you found so many treasures! Great new blog header. Those rooster dishes are really special.

Sherry said...

What a fun table. I don't have roosters but one of my sisters has a wonderful collection. I love all of the colors, I am determined to look for some colorful dishes and things for a bright cheery table. Thanks for the inspiration.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a score ! You created a beautiful table with your treasures.

Dolores said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe how many roosters and chickens you have.... you have a beautiful and colorful collection..... looks like fun and beautiful too!!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love your long legged roosters and that flatware and the Mexican roosters! Very nice collection! Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, what a delightful tablescape. I've admired those W.S. china and that tablecloth in the outlet store, but the china has never been that inexpensive when I've been there. I do love your rooster planter (and can't believe it was free). laurie

Rettabug said...

Oh Christine...this table is SO colorful & happy looking! Your new plates are awesome...that DH of yours is a pushover for pitiful eyes. LOL

You have an amazing collection of feathered fowl & I'm in awe of your shopping adventures. Good idea to just ship it all home. I used to do that when I'd visit & shop with my baby sis in AZ. Much cheaper, especially now that the airlines charge so much for extra bags!

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I like the new look of your blog!

Rinkesh said...

Pretty Interesting post. Couldnt be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing! Hvar Island

bj said...

ummm, LOVE those rooster dishes. Your table is just stunning with all the beautiful colors.
xo bj

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

My goodness, Christine...you have an AWESOME selection of roosters and your tablescape is gorgeous. I think my favorite is your centerpiece rooster. Love the flatware and glasses as well. Thank you for sharing all your great vignettes as well. Vicci

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, I so hope this works today. I couldn't get into your blog last evening for anything!!

Your roosters are just wonderful. I always adore the beautiful colors in your posts and the care you take. Just lovely!!

Thank you for joining and sharing with us. Have a wonderful time today.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh your table looks so pretty. I do love your roosters! Very well done. Thank you for coming by to see me. Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Christine it looks gorgeous at your home! Your roosters are all amazing. I see we have one in the same. I call him Roo. *Smiles*

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Your collection is beautiful. Trish

mississippi artist said...

Christine I am so jealous of these rooster plates! Everything looks great as always. Now you will have to buy another cupboard to store all of this.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE your new rooster dishes!!! They are sooo my style! Hehe! What a great bargain you got on them too! I'll have to go over to their online shop and see what they have! Love those pretty colored charger plates too! Ohhh...and could that red rooster tablecloth be any more perfect!!! My friend, you always set the prettiest tables...and this one is no exception! It's so fun and festive! Loved getting a peek at all of your pretty roosters...you have a sweet collection going there, Darlin'! Ohhh...and the handcrafted roosters that you got in Mexico are sooo beautiful...what a treasure find! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful rooster-scape and all of your pretties with us today!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and taking another peek at my studio! Loved your sweet note, my friend!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Debbie said...

ABsolutely beautiful Christine...I am making my rounds here to this awesome roo party and to my delight they are all so very different. Thanks for the beautiful table scape. I adore the napkin rings too. Have a great weekend. Debbie

Kathy said...

You were so lucky to get good prices on your recent purchase of the dishes at William Sonoma. I love how everything looks so beautiful once you got it set up in your kitchen. It was fun to visit your blog today.

Mimi said...

Fabulous table, Christine! How lucky to find everything on sale.

Donna said...

Love your table and all the roosters!
Beautifu1!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

You sure got some great deals at Wms-Sonoma. Roosters galore. This tablescape is very pretty. I like the different color rooster chargers coordinating with the dishes.

All the Best,

Requi

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love your rooster collection! I am trying to get to all the rooster parties this week! What a wonderful collection!! That tablescape is just gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, Christine! I have seen those dishes at the outlet, but I am not a rooster gal. I did buy the rooster cloth and napkins on clearance , but I used it last year in the rooster party. I didn't have anything else different to show!
I am glad you found some bargains!

someplace in thyme said...

All your roosters are a delight for the eyes. I love the ones from Mexico, but you sure can find the deals. I have to get out more. Love them all esp the dishes, very pretty, Char

Sarah said...

Christine, happy for you that all these beautiful dishes went back home with you. The chargers in different colors make a nice accent to these plates. Great job! ~ Sarah

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sorry for my late arrival to the party...I've been on vacation! I LOVE your rooster collection. I especially love the flatware...very nice!

Blessings!
Gail

JKW said...

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving the link. I would not have wanted to miss this for the world. I love, love, your rooster decor. I too shop at kirklands (they have wonderful Halloween stuff, going out the door quick). Again, thank you, Blessings, Janet

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