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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crowing Rooster Tablescape and a winner announced!

Last week, I did blue and white. This week, black and white. Wonder if this will be a trend? I'll run out of dishes before long if it is!! Anyway, I hadn't brought out these French-feeling dishes in a while. 
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The last time I used them, I paired them with red. Same placemats, different glassware and flatware.
See this post HERE.

I promise little talk and lots of pictures. And I'll announce the winner of the two flower bricks. I wish I could have given everyone a flower brick, maybe next time? 

I set this up for Sunday brunch. Fixed a Eggs Benedict Casserole for breakfast. Served with fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Something good for after early church services.

Brought out the good Dollar Tree crystal - yet again. The plates are heavy and so a heavier weight glass fits the bill perfectly and rounds out the setting.



The simple green ivy plant makes a perfect centerpiece. Not overdone and since green is really a neutral, doesn't fight with the colors on the table.







Cast:
Placemats - can't remember
Dishes - store Hulla B'lu Lubbock, but no mark on dishes
Flatware - Horchow
Napkins - can't remember
Napkin rings - Stein Mart
Salt and Peppers - Fitz and Floyd and unknown
Glassware - Dollar Tree
Ivy plant - Lowe's
White pitcher - One Kings Lane

And the winner is:
I used Random.org to pick a winner. I placed all comments into a designated email folder, I had a few who sent me emails because they get the post via email, and wanted to be in the drawing. Luckily the time stamp kept all messages in order, ones from the blog post intertwined correctly with the ones via email. Woohoo when technology works.
Oh yeah, you really want to know who won...
Who was #24?

Sarah has left a new comment on your post "Snow, Regan and a Flower Brick Giveaway":

Marlis, I'm back to say I'm one of your longtime faithful followers. '-)

Posted by Sarah to Creative Journeys at February 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM 
 
Congratulations Sarah, from Hyacinths for the Soul!!!
The flower bricks have been ordered and I'll let you know when to expect them. 
 
Thanks to all who played, who come by so faithfully every post, every week. You make my day. I am so blessed to count each and every one of you as a blessing. Thank you so much.
 
Partying at Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish and over at Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. I hope to see you there. So many talented ladies set tables to inspire you!!
 

41 comments:

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Absolutely beautiful; loving the black and white. The ivy is PERFECT!

Miss Char said...

Marlis, love the black napkins with the Rooster napkin rings. I have those same dishes and I think I'll bust them out for a table setting this weekend. Since I don't have those darling napkin rings I'll use some black and white plaid wire ribbon I just got. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Tricia said...

Love the black and white, Marlis! What an inviting table! You've inspired me to pull out some black and white checked napkins I've never used.

The Tablescaper said...

I am not a rooster fan, but I love this table. Perhaps it's a bit more sophisticated than the typical rooster table? I think it's neat how you showed the photo from the last time you used the plates. Isn't it great how you can change out a table and make it look completely different!

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

The table was darling with the red, but you've taken it to sophisticated with the black, white, and green. Who knew that roosters could be sophisticated! Eggs Benedict...I'll be right over. I've always loved
Eggs Benedict...reminds me of Brennan's in New Orleans. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Sarah said...

Marlis, this is a double win for me. You know that roosters are around here a lot and black and white is another theme that pops up on tables here. Thanks for sharing this sophisticated, delightful tablescape, and thank you again for the generous gift. A blue and white table is already being planned as I type. '-)
Thank you, dear friend.........Sarah

Rettabug said...

Boy o' Boy, does this tablescape really make my heart sing! I LOVE both versions...must have missed seeing it in red before. Amazing how different each one looks.

Congrats to Sarah on winning. I know she will make great use of the flower bricks.

Hugs,
Rett

Diane said...

Marlis, I love almost anything with checks and those black and white placemats are wonderful. I only have black and white checked napkins. The whole table looks wonderful and I think the rooster theme is great.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
Black, white and green tablescapes are my very favorite!!! I am so~o~o lovin' this tablescape with yet another Dollar Tree goblet! (Note to self: Get to Dollar Tree on next outing!)
Congatulations to Sarah!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Mary said...

Love your black and white with your roosters! Black & white is alway so fresh and season less and your plates are wonderful! Congratulations to Sarah!

kitty said...

I Love black and white, Marlis, and this is one of my favorite tables of yours. The dishes are sooo pretty and perfect with all your accessories. Congrats to Sarah!!!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Marlis, I don't think I'll EVER tire of black and white! It's such a versatile pairing of colors and works well for so many different styles. Your table is a classic!

Marigene said...

Marlis, this is one of my top 5 favorite tables of all time...I ♥♥♥ this china pattern and paired witch checkered placemats, you just can't beat it!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marlis, I love anything with checks and the placemats are fantastic. Love the plates! I think I need to make a trip to Lowes for an ivy plant tomorrow. Congratulations to Sarah! I was on vacation and didn't enter the giveaway so I'll have to look back through the posts to see the item.

The "Home Girl" said...

Another stunning tablescape! I loved this paired with the greenery on the ivy plant and the roosters! Thanks for sharing, and Congratulations to Sarah!!! =D

Barbara F. said...

Gorgeous table, Marlis, love the rooster, and congrats to the winner. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, how handsome!Black and white makes a stunning and impressive table! You do roosters justice!!!

xinex said...

This is just beautiful. Marlis! I love the rooster plates, very Frenchy. I love how you mixed different patterns like the checkered placemats but everything blends beautifully well. I wouldn't have guessed that those glasses are from Dollar Tree. They look exquisite....Christine

Dianne said...

Marlis,
Striking table! I love it. I am huge fan of black and white and almost did it myself this week. Love the dishes, they are just beautiful. Loving the Ivy with the gorgeous chicken too. Overall, lovely as usual. Dianne

RhondaBuss said...

I want to eat Sunday brunch at your house! You make every meal such a lovely event.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Marlis, what a beautiful table! The dishes are gorgeous, and all the black, white and red is fabulous, I love it!! The rooster plates, the checkered placemats, the ivy and the big chicken, just fabulous! Thank you for your sweet and kind comment, my friend.
FABBY

Mona said...

thanks for visiting my blog....I love your black and white table..and ...smile...I have that very same dollar Tree crystal..love it... I am now your newest follower...
Mona

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations to Sarah!!!! I know she will put those flower bricks to excellent use! It's wrong to covet, isn't it? Well...too bad! I am coveting that white rooster. I would love to have a pair of those bad boys!!! I don't think I've ever seen a decent looking white rooster around here, though. I was at Home Goods yesterday, and I saw plenty of colorful ones, but nothing white. My search continues!!! I love the way yours looks against the dark green of the plant which, by the way, is a great centerpiece for a Sunday brunch! I like the way you brought out the French feel in these dishes. The black & white checked placemats lend that French country component, and the fleur de lis in the pitcher brings it on home! Very pretty, Marlis! VERY pretty!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love those Frenchy plates! The checks are perfect for them. Beautiful! Thanks so much for your good wishes Marlis!

tablescapesbybev said...

This table is absolutely beautiful! I love black and white, and you have really made it look both classic and classy.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful! I love the napkin rings and there is just something about black and white checks that get me everytime! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful! I love the napkin rings and there is just something about black and white checks that get me everytime! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful! I love the napkin rings and there is just something about black and white checks that get me everytime! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful! I love the napkin rings and there is just something about black and white checks that get me everytime! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful! I love the napkin rings and there is just something about black and white checks that get me everytime! Thanks for sharing with us!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I absolutely adore this Marlis, black and white with anything is always eye catching. I love it with the green for spring. The white ceramic rooster really pops and your china is stunning. Now, that eggs benedict casserole sure sounds interesting, will you share?
Jenna

vignette design said...

I love your black and white table Marlis! The ivy just pops against it. Love those placemats and transfer ware too!
Congrats to Sarah!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marlis, this is such a delightful table. I have on platter in that same pattern, and I love it. The red, black, and white colors just make me happy. I love those napkin rings. laurie

Designs By Pinky said...

I just love, LOVE this table, Marlis! It is so pretty. I wish those dishes had a mark so we knew where they came from, I would go get some!!! I agree that the ivy is the perfect centerpiece. Love the S and P too. I guess I love it all:):) XO, pinky

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your table Marlis, the black and white combo is outstanding. Can't beat the look, don't know how you can top this one. Great rooster too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun! We were both thinking roosters this week. Love your pretty black and white. THis is just delightful.

Maria C said...

Oh, I'm so glad Sarah won! I bet she'll do something wonderful with them! Can't wait to see it. Love the black buffalo check placemats, Marlis! I kinda, secretly hope you run out of dishes soon, so you treat us to new enchanting tablescapes!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Marlis, your black and white tablescape looks stunning! I love the dishes! So beautiful!

Kathleen said...

That Sarah is one lucky gal! And she isn't even Irish, LOL
Congrats to her.
Love the table, both ways. The dishes are lovely, and you added all the right touches!
Thanks for linking up, Marlis!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Marlis, the rooster table is oh so lovely! That black and white really pops. So elegant!
Hugs,
Patti

Terra said...

Handsome black and white china and roosters.

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