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 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.
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.