Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Home Sweet Rooster

Hello Everyone!
It's time to show off our roosters.
They have been invited to party down at Bella Vista.
I love red and roosters so you know I grabbed this plate
quickly from Marshalls. At $3 I was doing the happy dance!
A rooster tassel and frame complete the vignette.
I'm ready for fall seeing these warm colors.
Roo is back taking center stage.
You might remember my elegant rooster dishes I bought
last August at Cracker Barrel. They were a birthday
gift and since my birthday is tomorrow I thought I would
share a new tablescape with them. Has it really been a year?
The green goblets are from Target. The plaid placemats are
from BB& Beyond. I found the woven chargers at Ross.
I have a set of rooster S/P shakers that were a gift.
Gold rooster napkin rings are holding fringed napkins.
I finally found a rooster lamp at Kirklands!
I've been looking for one since the last rooster party.
What a nice price for $12.
It's a beige resin with a burlap shade.
I found a match to the lamp with this resin fruit picture.
It came from Cato Fashions of all places.
I had no idea they also sell home decor items.
Chestnut enjoys milk as you can tell by his size.
He says meow to all of you.
Have a wonderful week!

113 comments:

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Such a beautiful table! I love all the colors!

Donna

PAT said...

Gorgeous table Melissa! Wonderful roosters!

Denise said...

You always get such great bargains Melissa ;-) I love the warm colors, they remind me of fall but are also very summery with the reds and orange reminding me of the hot summer sun too!
That reminds me, I should try and set my 'new' table and join in with TT tomorrow (can't do the rooster party as I have none... well, I have one tassel but that's about it!).
Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Jason has taken the day off so we'll get to enjoy the whole day with him.
hugs
Denise

Snappy Di said...

Give me your little rooster lamp and no one gets hurt.

Di

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love the dishes from last year...I meant to buysome and they got away from me:(!

All of your roosters are darling...I bought one of the frames from Kristen too...aren't they cute?

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kimberly said...

I love everything as usual! Hello to your kitty!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's a gorgeous table Melissa!
I just adore those dishes and your rooster lamp is fab!
Happy Birthday to you too!
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, the years do tend to go faster, Melissa! : ) Love that lamp! I always see rooster lamps, but they are usually so expensive. Like you, I'd like to find something similar {except a bunny} in that size for my counter. Right now I have a small Target one until I get lucky!

Love the Decor! said...

As always, simply stunning!!

Lisa said...

Lovely Rooster! Looking like fall at your house and I love it! Enjoy! Have the Happiest birthday yet! Give Chestnut a hug for me♥
Hugs, Lisa

Moments of Grace said...

Melissa,
I absolutely loved this past!!! Your roosters are so beautiful and beautifully displayed. I especially liked the lamp.

by the way, I am up to 32 pounds in weight loss. You have been such an inspiration to me.

Blessings to you today, my friend.

In Grace,
Marie

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Happy Birthday! Love all your purchases...I have rooster accents in my kitchen as well. The plate is so colorful and fruit decorator plaque is so rich. Mr. Chestnut looks content too!Hope you have a great day and enjoy your special day. ~Emelia~

Tara G. said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! Love the rooster lamp! You ought to see the one my Granny made a long time ago (she LOVED roosters!)- it must stand 2 feet tall! I think yours is a bit more my size!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Birthday Melissa. Love the rooster lamp and the plates from Cracker Barrel as too cute. Great table.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa, I love the red and the greens. You know they would fit perfectly in my decor.
I wish I had those napkin rings. Soooo cute. Love the new lamp. Everything looks wonderful!
Hope you're doing well.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, those dishes were from Cracker Barrel? I missed those some how. I love them. Love the lamp you found at Kirkland's, too and what a buy.

Rettabug said...

Happy Birthday a wee bit early, Melissa! You've really got your roosters going...they look wonderful!

I'll post mine on Friday & if you pop by, you'll see that we have fraternal twins. LOL

Rachel said...

I love your Home Sweet Rooster scape! I love the $3 plate (I scored one at TJ Mass this week, too!) and the Cracker Barrel dishes! WOWSERS! Gorgeous!
Happy Birthday!!!
Rachel

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful, I love all of the colors!

middle child said...

Happy Birthday!

emptynester3 said...

Very pretty! I did a chicken tablescape this week! Love, ~Nana~

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!

~I love you roosters~

(Looking at your kitchen area, I think our house is set up the same way...)

have a beautiful (birth) day!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love all your roosters and I have seen that square plate at Marshall's...it is so vibrant and warm! Joni

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Wonderful tablesetting! The warm colors are brilliant. The accessories are special.I love everything. Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Melissa!

Love the rooster lamp! What a great find on that gorgeous plate! I'm just ready for fall because I'm sick of this HOT weather LOL! Everything looks so pretty (as always)!

Manuela

Beth said...

Melissa, You have many roosters - love the dinnerware and the tassel. You set a pretty table and I really enjoyed you sharing all of your roosters. Have a great week!
Blessings and hugs, Beth

once in a blue moon... said...

love your bowl, cute cute cute~

Sandy said...

Melissa, As usual your table was beautiful and everything was perfect! Loved the rooster lamp. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Shelia said...

HI Melissa and Happy Happy Birthday! I love your pretty Roosters. Your square red Rooster plate is gorgeous and that tablesetting is wonderful. Love your pretty dishes!!
I'll be ready for the Rooster Party tomorrow.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Inspired Nest said...

Happy Birthday to my fellow August baby! The table is gorgeous and I love all the roosters, however Mr. Chestnut steals the show! He is gorgeous!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful table ... love the green shade of the glassware. Beautiful wedding picture in your sidebar, too ... and we appreciate our military families. Thanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

love your roosters. and your dishes are really grand. the colors are so welcoming.

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful Roosters Melissa! Love the plate for $3...what a great buy! We went to Fayetteville today (a town about an hour away) to shop...yes I finally got to shop! and I saw some rooster dishes very similar to yours and loved them! I also saw those red flower plates at Pier 1 you have on your wall. I came very close to getting them, but restrained myself once again! I don't think I can hold off much longer!lol...love the little rooster lamp too, I went in Kirkland's today also, I'm helping a girl do a little decorating in exchage for some face treatments. She is an esthetition. I need some major help these days...I'm broke out all over! Anyway,she loves Kirkland's, they really do have some great stuff.

I'm so glad you recieved your items! Glad you are pleased!! Thanks again! Kristen

Mimi said...

Love the green rooster dishes, Melissa...and all the other rooster things.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!! You are very good to be setting the table for your own birthday! I wish I had those rooster dishes (I'll try closing my eyes and blowing pretend candles) and your centerpiece roo is beautiful! Have a great day! Linda

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE the table and the colors! I am so very anxious for fall and cooler temps. I always enjoy everything more at that time! The roosters are adorable ~

Have a blessed weekend!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

P.S. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Celebrate BIG!

Pat

Jennifer said...

your rooster plate is beautiful Melissa!!!! i love your table setting too! I wish I would have bought those at Cracker Barrel now!

Entertaining Women said...

You're the second blogger that I've found who finds great dishes at Cracker Barrel. I have to go there and check it out. I love the colors in your tablescape, and those goblets have to wonderful with many different settings. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Stacey said...

I'm just drooling because everything is so pretty Melissa.

Little Sophie enjoys a spot of milk every morning too. It's quite the routine we have. I pour a little in my coffee and a little on a saucer for her. :)

Jemsmom said...

Just lovely! All those colors do make me long for fall! I love your touches Melissa!

Sherry said...

Melissa,
Happy Birthday! I love your rooster plate. For $3 what a steal. I love the rooster dishes you found at CB last year too. The colors are gearing me up for fall, I can't wait. Everything is beautiful.
Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful setting. It is so colorful and your rooster is gorgeous. I really love the resin fruit plate, the edging on that is exquisite.

Mariette said...

Dearest Melissa,

You sure are not a person that wastes money; love you being such a bargain hunter! But I don't agree with your statement that you're ready for the fall... Time is going way too fast already so don't push it!

Greetings from Georgia

MariettesBacktoBasics

vignette design said...

I have been eyeing that sweet rooster plate for a while too at Marshall's. It looks great on your table. You have some great roosters in your collection.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Gorgeous Melissa!! I love all the roosters. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table.

Musings Of A Gem said...

Really lovley table Melissa! I'm loving all the fall colours...love it!!!

Gemma x

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Melissa, sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by, but i couldn't miss Barbs rooster party!

I see you've set a lovely table for your guests! Looks just awesome! So colorful and inviting!

P.S. Happy Birthday!!! and congrats on the weight loss too! Do feel as great as you look?!! I'll bet you do!

Take care and have fun!!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love your tablescape almost as much as your Kitty...the rooster lamp is so cute!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Melissa~ ~
Your table is lovely and your centerpiece is so lush and pretty.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sailing Simply said...

I love your dishes! I noticed them right off! I am going to have to drop into Cracker Barrel more often! I love your whole setting and those colors really do remind me of fall too! It's so beautiful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving all of your roosters! That plate is wonderful, so vibriant! Come see my roosters!
Hugs,
Penny

Painter's Place said...

Everything is beautiful as always!! I shop at Cato's too for home decor. I'm with you...who would have thought that they have decorating items? I have bought some beautiful frames there. Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Richella said...

I love your roosters, Melissa! I don't think I have a single rooster anywhere--a deficit in my home decor! I remember my mother had a cooper mold in the shape of a rooster. She and my father had received it as a wedding gift--it hung on their kitchen wall every single place they lived. :)

LOVE those warm colors! I'm ready for fall!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think perhaps I'm exactly 11 months older than you--I was born 9/5/63. :)

Debbie said...

My favorite rooster thing would be those sage rooster dishes that you got at Cracker Barrel. I'm fond of all things rooster, and those are very different from the "norm".

dogsmom said...

Happy Birthday!
(Gotta love a Leo.)
What beautiful dishware and accessories to celebrate with.

Marydon said...

This is my first visit, Melissa.
What a warm inviting rich fall table setting. The colors are lovely & Roo is doing a beautiful job of overseeing all.

Have a lovely summer's day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Becca said...

Hey, Melissa !! Your table looks gorgeous ... love you added words to your centerpiece, too !! I love your rooster accents scattered around ... the square plate is perfect (love the vibrant red) and the canisters are just as pretty. I hope you're having a wonderful summer. Hugs, Becca

Barbara said...

Oh, these colors are just so pretty together! I love your rooster plates. This is a beautiful table.

Carol said...

I LOVE the tablesetting! Your $3 rooster plate is so pretty, what a bargain!

Smiles,
Carol

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful!

Melody Parris said...

Melissa HAPPY BIRHDAY!!!!! Your dishes are soooooo beautiful and I love how they match your kitchen. How you find all these great things and make everything cordinate is amazing. Your roosters really add to the personality of your kitchen. One can never have too many roosters around :) Chestnut seems to like your dishes too!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

You have some fabulous roosters and they are something I love too.
Roosters and chickens always make a lovely show around the home.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

韋陳富 said...

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bj said...

I love your colors in your table. Just lovely.

If we lived next door, I would arm wrestle for your rooster lamp! Love it....

Denise said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU:-) Hope you're having a fabulous day.
xxxxx

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Melissa, each picture is prettier than the next. Each one is so, so inviting. I love the colors...they make me happy and your centerpiece is gorgeous.

Wonderful displays....the order in your home speaks to my heart.

Thank you for joining this year. Have a wonderful time!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sue said...

Happy B-Day, Melissa! I like your green rooster dishes- the table does look warm and rich and so fall-like. My favorite time of the year... You have the smaller version of my red rooster plate. I saw it 2 days ago at Marshall's but already had my rooster post done. I'll save it and my pitcher that I forgot to unwrap for next year's party. LOL Always fun to pay you a visit! hugs, Sue

9405018--Pat said...

such a gorgeous table!thanks for sharing and Happy Birday!Pat H

Maubrey said...

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Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Everything is beautiful Melissa...magazine worthy. I especially like the square plate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chester is adorable...we too have a very large orange kitty, probably about the same weight. Aren't they great buddies? Take care and enjoy the rooster party.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Birthday Melissa...

Your roosters are lovely....and you always find the best buys!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wonderful roo dishes. I've discovered the more birthdays I have --- the faster they seem to come around.

Debbie said...

So pretty Melissa....I adore all your use of color. Your husband must love when you set the table so pretty...does he think it is special just for him? LOL! Probably is onto this blogging thing by now...

Debbie said...

P.S. Monday I am posting the crepe myrtle trees....

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful photos girl of your beautiful home once again...Love it...Happy ROO day to you my sweet daughter...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

3LittleByrds said...

love all your roosters. I love the Kirkland's lamp. I've seen it there several times. I need to check out Marshall's. People seem to be getting some good things from there lately.

Memento - Terri said...

Happy Birthday Melissa,
It is still your bday on west coast time even though we both are east coast time gals. You did an amazing job with the table. I love the plates & color combo.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! Hope it was happy. I am on blog break, but I remembered that your birthday was this week. I'm a day late, but I hope you won't mind.

Fun table, too!

XO,

Sheila

Mommie Lynda said...

I love love love roosters!! And your green dishes with the rooster in the bottom is absolutely divine!

Kathy :) said...

Love all your roosters, I have that same plate in the gold color...

Your lamp is beautiful Melissa...

All the best,
Kathy :)

ps YES the time is flying by :(

Hootiebee said...

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Darling roosters. And such a pretty house! I could learn much from you!
Yvonne

Barbara said...

Oh I love your collection, really enjoyed my visit here, stop by my blog and see my roosters too, hugs Barbara from http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

Toia said...

I love the rooster decor....Love the pics. My favorite is the table. My aunt is an elephant woman!!! Blessings to you especially on your great deals!!!

xinex said...

Happy birthday, Melissa! Your tablescape is very pretty and I love your rooster plates. ..Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

First of all...Happy, Happy Birthday, sweet friend!!! Sending you my very best wishes for the best birthday ever!!! You know...all of my favorite people's birthdays are this month! Well Gloria's is the 30th of July but close enough! And Cindy from Applestone Cottage has her birthday this month as well! August is most memorible!!! Anyway, I hope that you have special plans to celebrate!!!

Girlfriend, I just love all of your pretty roosters! Ohhh...that red rooster plate is gorgeous...as well as your beautiful olive green set of rooster dishes! Your rooster-scape is just out-of-this-world beautiful!!! Of course, you know I love all those pretty colors! Hehe! Love your new rooster lamp...what a great deal you got on it! And...I love the pretty plaque that matches it! Hmmm...I've never been in a Cato's but I just thought it was a clothing store as well! I'll have to go and check it out sometime! Thanks for the "heads-up"! Well sweet friend, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see all of your pretty roosters today! Thank you for sharing them with us!

I also wanted to thank you for the sweet note that you left in my frenchy studio! Yes...yes...I think my beautiful gold crown looks fabulous and right at home in that room! Thank you again, sweet friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love all your rooster vignettes! You always add your special touch with a tassel or a pretty bow! The tablescape is very elegant even with roosters!

Isn't this rooster party fun!

Katherine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really enjoyed seeing your pretty things. I love the lamp, very unique and such a great price! I do think the fall colors are starting to looke really good after all this heat.

Thanks for visiting me, please come again!

Sue

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Melissa~Strolling in to wish you a Happy Birthday! I'll be celebrating my anniversary tomorrow (August 7th).

You are the master shopper when it comes to finding the perfect decor.
The Roosters bring such a warm french country ambiance. You have such a amazing design style.

This is our last month of real sunshine, so we're relishing every minute.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Karen said...

Dearest Melissa!
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
I am so sorry I didn't know sooner! I'd've sang you the Bday song and danced you the happy dance!
Lovin' all your Roosters! and your tablescape. You do know how to decorate the house for a fun party!
Happy Birthday dear friend!
Many hugs and prayers and well wishes!
:) Karen

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Melissa, I WAS here - - - I LOVED the lines of your cabinets along that beautiful wood floor! I'm SURE I WROTE a comment, but you know, I realized on a couple that I may have clicked back to Bella Vista BEFORE I made sure I didn't have to fill in any word veri's or something AFTER I first hit publish comment, maybe I accidentally navigated away from this blog BEFORE my comment posted.

Well - - - now I've been here twice so you are either doubly blessed or doubly cursed!

WOW girl, you have 92 coments now!!!! I can barely believe you even MISSED mine the first time around!!!!

Have a very great weekend!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Melissa..oh I have rooster love, and that lamp is wonderful. I think I saw that in the Kirkland ad and I never got over there:( Thank you for sharing and a belated Happy birthday!

Barb

shannon i olson said...

Very lovely, I love the rich colors and that lamp is great.

Melissa said...

I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday anyway!

I love all the warm colors and it makes me long for fall with you...

Many Blessings,
M.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how beautiful. I love your rooster dishes and all your lovely kitchen rooster collectibles. Wonderful visit. :)

Kristin said...

My Nonnie collects roosters too! Such a fabulous collection!

Connie said...

Melissa,
I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
The roosters are fantastic! I especially like the rooster lamp. What a find!

Delchick41 said...

Thanks Melissa for the sweet comment lol, but you're the one with the beautifu rooster collection! The plates and ribbon are so pretty. Thanks chickie. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl M.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So beautiful Melissa - as usual!!! I just love your home and what you've done with it. So warm and inviting!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa ! Your home looks so lovely with all the new colors you are choosing. You did a great job shopping.

Connie said...
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♥ Noelle ♥ said...

I'd love to come dine at your home:) Can't wait to start putting out the Fall colors as well, fall is so crisp and inviting:)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Lovin the red rooster plate and what a deal it was too.. thank you for sharing all your Roo's with us.. beautiful displays in a lovely home..

hugs
Sonny

Debbie said...

I sure loved all you ROOS too...what great colors you have...I know I tell you that all the time..but I just love them.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh it looks so pretty in here. Your table is so inviting and the colors are fantastic. I really would love your rooster lamp for my collection!! Char

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love all your sweet roosters, Melissa! And you know that I LOVE that adorable rooster lamp! Great price for it, too! I always enjoy seeing your "Kristen" frames and that is such a great tassel, too!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am trying to make it through to all the rooster parties this week!! I am on the "M's" now!! I love your collection of roosters! Especially the lamp. I so want a rooster lamp!

heartfelt living said...

Hi Melissa...I'm a bit late but I just had to comment on your roosters. First your table is just lovely and I love, love your rooster lamp. I would love to find one simular for my kitchen! Everything is just gorgeous.
xx
Karen

Kristi said...

I'm playing catch up today! LOVE all your roosters! Your home is so warm, beautiful and inviting! You have done such a wonderful job :)
Kristi

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Melissa

Wishing you a belated "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" on the 5th!!!

I Adore this post as I'm a French fanatic like you.
I've got a black wire rooster on the bench in my kitchen (I must phtograph him), plus a red rooster trivet for hot pots!

Beautiful table setting, just love the plates and also the napkin rings!!

Take care.

JKW said...

Your roosters are great. I love your beautiful house. Blessings, Janet (Sorry I'm so late, too much life.)

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