Monday, August 8, 2011


Roosters, in this house, are scarce as hen's teeth, but I do have a couple of hens I want to share with everyone at
Sheila@ Note Songs, Roosters and Chickens Party.

Now, where did I put them?
I scratched around till I found them in the upstairs hall closet.

This poor hen was cooped up so long, she'd gone broody and built a nest.

The middle sized one is a bit wild-eyed. Bless her heart.
I'm not really sure why I bought her, except that she was similar in color to the nesting hen.


This little one was in the cupboard above the stove. I had to put an egg on her to make her sit still.

Let me tell you, I had a time making this breakfast tablescape.

These were hens gone wild!  :)

The nesting hen even has a chick peeking out from her feathers.

See it peeking out?


Actually, the chick's a little egg shaped ladle.
I ordered the tureen online, and the ladle was broken when it arrived, so you'll see the mended crack.

Those hens nearly drove me crazy!
They kept jumping from plate to plate while I was setting up the tablescape.

 This one even pecked  at the napkin I was trying  to

                  I finally got a rim shot of the place setting.


It looks like they've finally calmed down a bit.


There, finished! 
I'm off to Sheila's for the Roosters and Chickens Party. 
See y'all there.
Come Party With Me!
The nesting hen tureen, cabbage plate and leaf plate are all Bordallo Pinheiro.
Gold plates are Sango, Newport Spice, a find at GW last year. I only have two, and I'd love to have more, but they must be an old pattern, as I've not been able to find them online.

The little wild eyed hen came from a flea/antique mall, and I think the egg cup came from World Market.
The urn was a yard sale purchase for $1. and the glassware is from DT.
Striped napkins, used as placemats, are from Kohl's this year.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your tablescape is beautiful! Love all the colors of the dishes. And of course your hens!

Barbara F. said...

Babs, this was adorable. I love your hens and your breakfast table is beautiful. Visiting from Note Songs. xo,

bj said...

Adorable post.:))
Love your frisky chicks...:))
xo bj

Lynn said...

Great tablescape Babs, love the colors! I have a real weakness for egg cups, it's so cute:@)

Jocelyn said...

Very sweet! I think your table looks fabulous! Visiting from NoteSongs.

Jocelyn @

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an adorable tablescape. I love your chicks!

Dropping by from Shelia's party to scratch a note and wish you a Happy Cockadoodledoo Day! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the tureen and your whole table setting is so cute.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Fun post and lots of cute goodies. I love the lidded soup bowl. What a great way to serve chicken and dumplings during the winter.

Anonymous said...

Ah, you made it so much fun, involving the roosters in your attempts at decorating! Love it. You have many beautiful roosters to love, and I'm glad you shared them with us!

Mary @ Redo 101

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty everything is! I LOVE the one with the cute is that! Enjoy your evening! I'm having so much fun tonight! ♥ I may be clucking soon! ♥

Anonymous said...

Oh, Babs, what a cute post! You have some lovely yard birds although they will get out of hand if you don't watch it. I can tell you showed them who was boss! :) Your table is decorated so well.
Thank you for coming to my party.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tami said...

Visiting from Note Songs and so happy I did....what a gorgeous table setting! Love the soup tureen....too cute!

Have a wonderful week!
Tami @ A Girls Gotta Nest

On Crooked Creek said...

Adorable post about your frisky hens!!! I adore the tureen spoon and it's mended ladle! Those napkins are gorgeous! Beautiful tablescape with your Bordello plates!!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I agree with you that chickens can get quite wild. I am amazed that you were able to get shots at all! I love the nesting chicken and your tablescape -- how cute is that egg ladle. I only have live chickens, but I can see from all these posts that I need to get with it and get some dishware, etc. Joni

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty nesting chicken tureen with the sweet little chick. Your colors are so pretty -- thanks for your visit -- I believe that my "big boy" was my very first rooster from about 15 years ago!

Betty said...

Beautiful hens and I thoroughly enjoyed the story line....

Betty @ Country Charm

Richard Cottrell said...

Every body loves chickens, I see more post about them than any thing. Please drop by my blog for my give away this week. Thanks,Richard from My Old Historic House

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs your hens are too cute and your table setting looks beautiful! I love your cabbage dishes!! Martina

Sarah said...

Babs, this is a fun post and beautiful table. Love your sense of play. I've not seen a tureen by Bordallo Pinheiro. You'll have me watching for one of these now. It's adorable! Great job!

Love Of Quilts said...

Very pretty table...glad you finally got the hens to settle down. Trish

Susanne said...

Loving the egg cup! Thanks for sharing.

Emreen said...

Beautiful tablescape... Love those hens... Lovely they are...

Debbie said...

I absolutely love your nesting hen tureen. I have the perfect spot in my kitchen for such a thing.

The Tablescaper said...

I am not a rooster fan, but there are some pretty tables out there making me reconsider and yours is one of them.

- The Tablescaper

Toni said...

Babs - Your table is so inviting. Beautiful colors.

Anonymous said...

Hey Babs,this is fun post I got tickled.
Moral of this story,DON'T PUT THE HENS IN THE upstairs hall closet.TEEHEHE!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love that sitting hen -- the little peeking chickie is so cute :)


Mary said...

Babs~ I had to crack a smile at your your hen with the chick peeking out of the nest, looking like it's been cooped up too long! The egg ladle is such a fun touch to your tureen! Love your linens & stacks of plates :-)

LindyLouMac said...

Roosters and hens love them and you would find a few here if you came visiting.

Marlis said...

I'd love to sit at this table with you and your lovely chicks.. they are darling.. each one. So many pretty pieces. Love your dishes. xo marlis

Sonny G said...

Hi Babs,
Thanks so much for coming to visit me during this fun Roo party. I'm so glad you did so I could follow you back to your blog..
Your Roo's are amazing.. So many beautiful and subtle colors- LOVE THEM..
I'm happy to be your newest follower and looking forward to come back to see many of your pretty posts..
Sonny~ 155 Dream Lane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

LOVE this. The tureen is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for listing the sources too because I must admit I was curious! You have the best luck at GW...

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I WANT THOSE EGG CUPS. lovely table!

Unknown said...

I love your hens and the colors you used in your setting.Your table is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Savannah Granny said...

And you said you didn't have any chckens! Love the soup tureen. Don't mind the wild eyed one that's what I look like each morning. It fades.
Your table is so pretty, love your biddies. Thank you for sharing and thank you and Shelia for making me roo conscious.
Hugs, Ginger