Wednesday

~Hen & Rooster Table on the Back Porch~

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It’s Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan, of Between Naps on the Porch.  Thank you Susan for hosting this fun event, each Thursday.

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This is one of those spur of the moment, thrown together tables, I do now and then.

While I was putting this table together, I took time out to catch up with my e-mail, from friends JoAnn & Gwyn. As I was replying to one of the messages, I mentioned I was putting together a cute tablescape, on the back porch. I ran the A and C together…making the word acute. I suppose, subconsciously, I was telling them about a malady, known as, acute tablescapeitis.  Finally, we dish folk have a name for our disease!!

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cloche4 Chicken wire cloches, from Raised in Cotton, plates from Nell Hill’s, and a rug (inspired by Cote de Texas) from Target, are among the elements of this setting.

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cloche2The hen and rooster salt and pepper shakers were my mother’s. I believe they are from the 1950’s. The tiny cloches are from All About Home, here in town. Napkins purchased at Walmart.  The flatware is from the Oneida outlet closing sale.  I don’t remember where I bought the glassware.  The rooster, in the chicken wire cloche, is from Marshall’s.

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It’s very overcast, gloomy, and rainy in our part of the world. With the poor light, inside and out, I chose to use the Canon 50mm lens, for these photos.  Great for close ups of tablescapes and wonderful for low light situations. Of course, since I finished this post, the sun is trying to shine!

77 comments:

Joy said...

Look so cute. I love roosters and your too funny with your acute
tablescapitis. :)

marty39 said...

Oh, I just love it. So pretty and I am crazy about roosters. Your dishes are stunning. I absolutely love the wire cloches. I don't know if you know, but we're having a "Cloche Party" on Friday. I would love for you to link this to that party. I will have Mr. Linky up tomorrow night before 8pm eastern time. I really hope you will link up and join the party. So many have never seen wire cloches and I think they would be fascinated and love them. Hugs, Marty

Brenda said...

Oh, I was wondering where you got those wire cloches. I shall have to visit her. This is both beautiful and inventive, as you always seem to be. I think it's cute and we're acute with our fascination with tablescapes. (I got to see the gazebo you mentioned! Thanks so much!)
Brenda

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
The table looks great. I love the combination of objects you chose. All the little roosters are adorable.
Rhondi

Domestic Designer said...

Lovely! I love your dishes! You did a fabulous job...as usual! Have a great day!

Terri and Bob said...

I love the wire cloches!!

Cathy said...

Oh Pat...I love this little impromptu table!!! The colors are wonderful and the rattan chargers are a dream!!! Roosters are always a fovorite of mine I love to throw them in whenever possible!!!

Beautiful!!!

Enjoy the day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love this Pat....so pretty.

I am posting a rooster tablescape this evening....that is if the weather holds out. We are having storms. Yikes.

Love your table.

Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty & cute. Reason for saying that, the chicks under the mini cloches are cute, but the wire choche is so pretty. I have never seen one like that.
Glenda

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love it! Especially the chicken wire cloche! I haven't seen any at my TJ Maxx/Marshalls but I'll keep looking!

Manuela

Nancy said...

OH Pat, This is so adorable...I am in love with the wire cloche! I wish I add just a fraction of your acute tablescapeitis...lol ;) Could you spread a little this way, please.

Nancy

marty39 said...

Thanks Pat, I'm so glad you're joining the party. Be sure to hook up to Mr. Linky tomorrow. I will try to get it up early. I have to attend a friend's funeral at 2, but will get it up as soon as I get home, so check in and link up. I love this tablescape and I really am so excited to see your cloche party contribution. See you then. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

How appropro that in this week of the upcoming cloche party, that you have chosen to use little cloche jars and the wire cloches for your tablescape. I hope that your "ailment" does not clear up, as it is quite the boon to the rest of us! Everything looks lovely on your rooster inspired table. Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love what you did here in the spur of the moment...and also glad to know it acute my disease I have ha ha!! you are so funny..Glad to see you will be doing Marty Cloches party as I know you have some great ones...Beautiful photos my friend...May you have a great week...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

Pat, your table is gorgeous, as usual. So many clever ideas! Linda

Janie's World said...

What a pretty table. I love the chicken wire cloches! So pretty and unique. Everything looks great!

salmagundi said...

Oh! I love the little cloches - perfect!! Are you joining in the cloche party on Friday? I can hardly wait to see every one's ideas, as I have severe cloche envy. Sally

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am with Sally- those little wire cloches are precious! You did a super job!

JanMary said...

Hi from N Ireland. My first time here to your delightful blog.

I love to take photos too, and am also a Canon girl.

Love the cloches.

Stacey said...

Oh be still my heart! I love the square plates with birds on them. Did you give the info for those?

It's wonderful that you were inspired and remembered the rugs on the table. I'm always promising myself that I'll remember a beautiful blog idea....doesn't happen.

Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Shelia said...

Oh, Pat! How precious! I just love your Rooster tablescape! Tablescapeitis, huh? That's cute!
Oh, I'm adoring those tiny little cloches! I've never seen any like this before! Love the wire ones too! Oh, my! You must have some huge storage closet you're not telling us about!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Pat - I also suffer from acute tablescapeitis. I took some aspirin this morning but it didn't help much. But, seeing your lovely table is starting to relieve some of my symptons.

How absolutely cute are your chicken wire cloches? I guess I have been under a rock b/c I have not seen this and I heart them! We have the same theme this week, but yours is sooo much cuter-itis. (that is another sympton of tablescapeitis.)

Love your poultry! LOL Thanks so much for "throwing" this together for us. Hugs, Barb

ellen b said...

I love your thrown together table and the perspective of your photos! Very nice and it sure draws me in. Look at all those different types of Cloche thingees! Very nice!!

Brenda Eason said...

I love t all,but the wire cloche is wonderful.You know how I love roosters.

Runner Mom said...

Those chicken wire cloches are the cutest things!! I'll have to be on the lookout.

I need to ask you about your camera!! When you have a minute, could you email me at scrunnermom@gmail.com? I've looked into the Canon xsi as well--it's newer, but is it better? Do you think I should research the ti and si and compare? I'm saving my $$ and want to make the best choice! Thanks so much!
Hugs,
Susan

Renee Finberg said...

thank you,
i loved the images.
the table looks marvelous.
x

Allidink said...

Very very cute! I wish I could join you at your lovely table. Those cloches are really sweet and the little roosters :)

All the best,
Allison

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love those chicken wire cloches. They are adorable. Your table is fabulous. I think you are right about the tablescapeitis. Actually, I hope there isn't a cure because it is so much fun!

Christi

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very nice,Pat...and I am so glad you've made a diagnosis of our "sickness"...sounds pretty serious, doesn't it?! :-D Those black wire cloches are very unique...and versatile!
Happy TT!
;-D

The Tablescaper said...

Those little cloches are adorable!!! And the plates from Nell Hill are amazing. Awesome for thrown together. - The Tablescaper

Dana and Daisy said...

Mmm, very pretty especially considering the low light.

SO I wonder if we will have to start a group of ATA's

Acute tablescapitus anon's?

It occurs to me I also have dishes stored in tubs in the attic, hmm? I really only recently discovered this hidden passion of mine.

Cindy said...

Darn cute, those little rooster s&p's!

xinex said...

Love the cloches, especially the chicken wire one. Pretty tablescape. Acute tablescapeitis? I think it is more chronic, we've had it for a long time! LOL...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm impressed - this would never be a spur of the moment look on my table -- I'd certainly have to plan anything that looks this good! Love your look -- acute tablescapeitis? Yep! I've got it bad!

Lynn said...

Adorable!
A worthy acute malady!

Catherine Holman said...

I hope that disease is catching because I could sure use some inspiration like that!
Hugs,
Cathie

Michelle said...

Pat, this is very beautiful, spur-of-the-moment or not! I love the charger on the diagonal and of course Mary Carol's dishes are pretty! I've got that same tablescape bug!!Great job!
Michelle

Maryrose said...

Hi Pat,
Love the roosters, love the cloche. Wonderful table :)
~Maryrose

Melissa Marie said...

Love the cloches! Adorable!

Elyse said...

i love chickenwire and wonder to myself - when did that happen? love the cloches. the table looks lovely and your photography really shows it off nicely!

this is my very first tablescape thursday. very fun!

xo

ceekay said...

I was getting a post ready of my cloches...and took a break to see tablescapes. The last thing I typed was how sad I am I don't have a wire cloche...then I see yours! They are gorgeous.

Tammy518 said...

Love your tablescape on the porch! Looks very inviting, and how special that you've used your mom's salt and pepper shakers. I live anything with roosters.

SamiG said...

I have camera envy. My film (SLR) broke and well is there really any point in fixing it? I want an digital so badly. The photos turned out beautifully. Love the tablescape.

Samantha

Lisa said...

You are awesome!!! An amazing eye for beautiful things!!

Kathy said...

Stunning table, so intimate and inviting...Roosters and cloches are adorable, Love the shot through the windowpane, kind of feel like a peeping tom, Ha!xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet up-north mornings...

Barbara said...

Cool table.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Pat this is gorgeous!
I'm just loving your pretty cloches.
I really must buy a few very soon.

Thanks for inspiring me. ~Melissa ;)

carolinajewel said...

Pat, Your hens and roosters are beautiful! Love the wire cloches! :D Jewel

abeachcottage said...

beautiful photography as usual and love the chargers, I'm after some of those

Sarah

Cote de Texas said...

I love the rug! hehe!
this is just too cute. You have to go to The Lettered Cottage - she just posted about a wire cloche too -! great stylish minds think alike!!!

The Muse said...

Perspective~DIVINE!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

precious!

Dixie said...

Pat... I think I like the last minute tablescapes the best...

and yes girl... it is really hot here in south Texas... yesterday when I did the tea photos... it was 102-degrees... even hot for south Texas in June... whew! Ricky drank the whole glass in 2-long swigs!

Kim said...

I love the wire cloches. And I love your roosters. I love this tablescape. And your photos are fabulous as always. I like how you tell us which lens you use. I only have a small point & shoot camera, but my son have 2 Canon SLR cameras. I'm hoping he will give me one of them for my birthday in August.

Cottage Contessa said...

Beautiful Pat, as always, simply beautiful! Hugs sweetie.......
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

printersdevil said...

This was impromptu? Wow, I can't imagine one that you plan out. Very nice job!

Chandy said...

What a cute table Pat! I so agree with the new name for our disease. LOL

Those wire cloches are so cool! I love the little one, too!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your photos are beautiful Pat!!! I'm having camera/battery/user issues with both cameras & my photos are not so hot... Thank you for sharing your camera info - I'm doing some research before I go shopping.

Love the tablescape & the cloches are sooo pretty! I haven't seen any like them. I'll be on the look out for wire cloches now. ☺♥☺ Diane

Bo said...

Haha Pat... acute tablescapeitis, at least it's a "cute" disease. Those teeny-tiny little cloches are wonderful & your mom's S&P shakers look precious under them. I like the idea of the rug too...
Another great table from you!
;-) Bo

Zoey said...

Oh, that Chicken wire cloche is just perfect for poultry tables. I wish I had one of those!

I also scrolled down to your bedroom makeover -- just beautiful!

Mary said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!! I'm so glad you have acute tablescapeitis, because we all get to enjoy the results. :)

This is such a wonderful table, Pat, with so many beautiful textures and finishes. Stunning, really. You and Susan should do a tablescape book together. I think it would be a terrific hit. :)

Beverly said...

Pat, this is just lovely. May I say that you wear your disease well. ;-)

lindaharre said...

Pat.....So cute as always! Where did you find that darling frog in our birdbath? Perfect! I would love to have something like that in mine:)

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi Pat, I love the miniature chickens! And the chicken wire cloches match perfectly with the theme. The whole table is beautiful. :O)

Really Rainey said...

Back yard dining is the best and I love that people are finally able to migrate outside! Soon its going to time for me to migrate inside! (I live in AZ)

Have a great Thursday!
~Really Rainey

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat!! you do the most beautiful work putting together these shots! Simply stunning!!

Hugs, Cynthia

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! LOVE those wire bird cages... FAB!!!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat - Your photos are wonderful even in the low light. The wire cages are just so cute. I agree with your "diagnosis". It is a malady with no cure. Thanks as always for commenting on my blog. I do appreciate your kind words.

Charla

niartist said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the wire cloches. I've been looking for some just like that! And the table - it's gorgeous - even with the lighting out. Beautiful, just beautiful!

A Touch of Country said...

The wire cloches are super adorable!

How cute!

Charlene said...

Thank you for stopping by to see me. And your table does indeed have the Nell Hill's look I showed in my post. I was so tickled to get her book but, can't wait to go up there in person. JoAnn said the same thing you did... that Mary Carol is just a lovely person. Thanks for sharing. I think I will post some Nell Hill;s bed vignettes on my Pink Saturday Post.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, that china is spectacular! I love your new name for us tablescaping crazies! So appropriate! I definitely have acute tablescapeitis! I want one of those wire cloches. You know I love the roosters! Knowing you, this probably was just thrown together, but it sure doesn't look like it was! laurie

Cynthia said...

I love your table. Everything looks great together.

Twice as Nice said...

Where did you get your wire cloches? Just love them. Love the way you use your cloches. Very pretty.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Love the photo from the inside looking out. When my camera grows up it wants to be your camera. I would, however, need some of your photography skills.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the wire cloche! Pass them on to me if you tire of them. lol The rooster is so cute in them. What a wonderful spur of the moment table setting! I just love it all!!!!

Michael Lee West said...

Pat, this tablescape is gorgeous. How funny--and fun--about tablescapitis!
XX00