This week’s tablescape in the breakfast nook of my kitchen was inspired by this darling 1950s rooster I picked up at Maison Decor in Madison, NJ (along with these salt and pepper shakers). If you enjoy French Country as much as I do then you understand my appreciation for roosters.

This rooster-themed tablecloth is from Couleur Nature Linens designed in Paris by Bruno Lamy. His designs are inspired by the French traditions of Provence and the French countryside in a variety of vibrant styles with a touch of whimsy. You can occasionally find these linens on sale on One King’s Lane. I just love the red, gold, and blue which coordinates with my kitchen decor.

The fabric on the window seat and pillows are from Pierre Deux (I am still mourning the closure of this French country store which sadly went bankrupt last year). I cannot take any credit for the kitchen decor as it was all the doing of the previous owners of our house.

I borrowed the idea to place my napkins (from Sur La Table) between the charger and plate from my friend Christina. Below is a picture from her July 4th table setting. Imitation is the highest form of flattery-right? I had to give it a try-you just fold the dinner napkin in quarters and place on a diagonal with the point at the center of the charger and simply layer plates. This works particularly well when you want to display pretty patterned linens.

For the place setting, I layered antique red and white transferware from last week’s July 4th tablescape. The chargers are made by Ridgway, Staffordshire in England and the pattern is called “Shadow Rose”. I layered various dessert plates and berry bowls from a 40 piece collection of antique red transferware lot from an online antique shop called French Bleu Vintage. The set includes Meakin, Coalport, Wedgewood, Johnson Bros, Royal Staffordshire, and Homer Laughlin. The silver belonged to my husband’s grandmother and is 1942 Watson Sterling Silver Windsor Rose.

The topiaries are from Home Goods. The goblets are from Summit Antiques Center.

One last homage to the rooster….

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