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Friday, August 28, 2009


Y'all will be very surprised to know that there is something out there I don't collect....roosters. Don't know why but I don't do roosters. I do however, have a couple. ;o) Luckily.... because Barb @ Bella Vista is having a rooster party today.

One recent weekend, I wanted to have brunch on the back patio but the pergola doesn't shade it much & it had already gotten hot as heck. So I set the little drop-leaf table on my front porch.

I love the black & white polka dots on these rooster salt & pepper shakers...aren't they cute?

I bought a huge set of these black & white toile rooster dishes on eBay several years ago (love the french country appeal of them!) but when they arrived, many were broken. I did manage to retain a set of 4 dinner & 4 salad plates though...just enough! The seller was very kind & tried to refund all my money but I didn't feel right about it since I still had a service for 4 so I paid half.
They were still a bargain!

For brunch, we had cheese souffles (they rose beautifully but of course fell before I could snap a pic) & blueberry scones w/ strawberries & orange juice. If you are intimidated by souffles, don't be! They're easy peasy....just be careful opening & shutting the oven door. And don't be disappointed when it deflates, they ALWAYS deflate, it's only a matter of time.

The black & white checked placemats & napkins were a thrift store find, so were the Noritake goblets & the iron napkin rings. The Bordallo cabbage plates & pitcher are from one of the TJ Maxx, Ross or Marshall stores & the twig placemats are from Garden Ridge. The rooster toile plates are by Z Gallerie & the rooster S&P shakers were a dollar store find. The souffle & scones are by Chef Cami. ;o)


Terri and Bob said...

I don't collect roosters either and I am participating in the party, too. Come on by!

Love the black and white roosters!

Stacey said...

Your table is gorgeous. The menu sounds wonderful too. Love those dishes!

"Blossom" said...

Awesome rooster; love the plates.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Cami, your table is gorgeous....so charming full of wonderful color. Love your little rooster friends, too.

Thank you for sharing and being a special part of the group.

Barb :-)

Cindy said...

Those plates are awesome! Love the black/white polka dots, so cute!

I am having a rooster giveaway at http://fairytalescottage.blogspot.com/2009/08/rooster-party-giveawayrooster-party.html
Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy

dana said...

As you could tell from my post, I had to borrow roosters! I must say, however, they are starting to grow on me....especially that darling set of rooster dishes. How sad that half the set was broken, but so grat you have some to enjoy!!

I loved your tablescape and so enjoyed meeting you via the rooster party!!

Have a fun day! Dana

salmagundi said...

Love the plates - too bad about the broken package; but glad you were able to salvage some. The food looks wonderful, too. Sally

Linda said...

I didn't think I had a collection either, but found quite a few of them around the house. So sorry about the breakage of the plates, but at least you had a responsable seller. They are lovely! Linda

JKW said...

I love the porch scene and the plates are a real find. The food looks delicious - you could have your own food show. Blessings, Janet

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Cami! Love your adorable dotted rooster salt and pepper shakers, AND the pitcher they sit near!! Now.. if ONLY I could reach through this monitor and just try ONE little blueberry scone!... Have fun at all the rooster parties today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What yummy food! Wish I could just come sit on your front porch with you! Such a pretty tablescape.

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Angelic Accents

Barb said...

Your table looks so pretty and the menu-yum.

Love the plates, too bad so many arrived broken.


Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Cami,

I love the black & white toile rooster dishes and the cute black and white polka dotted S&P shakers!

~ Tracy

Coloradolady said...

Oh, your rooster plates are just wonderful. I would love to have a set of four of those...they look wonderful on your table. Have a great weekend.

Katy ~ said...

You crack me up.

I don't collect roosters either, or geese, or cows, or pigs, or any other farm animal come to think of it.

I am starting my very own train collection though, grins.

Scones look deeeee-lightful!

Becky K. said...

Which to love more...the dishes or the scones....scones, I think!
But then I always choose food.
I do like the dishes, too!!

Happy Rooster Party

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

cindy said...

Love those polka dot rooster shakers, too cute! And dang Chef, that food is looking pretty good there! :D

yapping cat

Debbie said...

I just love the rooster plates. Very nice. Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have the platter that matches those dishes. I didn't even know there were dishes in that pattern. I love them! Your s/p shakers are so cute. I've never made a souffle. Yours looks so yummy. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Cami this is so lovely!
The plates are really beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend. ~Melissa :)

Atelier de Charo said...

The plates are fantastic.
Have a nice weekend.

Sarah said...

I'm working my way through the parties, but it may take me all weekend. So many wonderful roosters to visit. I enjoyed my visit. Love the black and white with the green. Hope to see you at my place for a little rooster fun. hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Lara Harris said...

Love the plates...and can I come over the next time you make scones?:)

DeniseMarie said...

great post. I got some little ramekins too and need to make souflee and indv mac and cheese in it.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the Rooster toile plates, very lovely. Your scones luck delish!

Irma :)

juls4real said...

Love, love, love the dishes. So glad you were able to save four. Lovely table.


Julie said...

I Love your Roosters... I am having a give away Please try to stop by...

Miss Janice said...

I absolutely love those rooster plates...too cute! I love the color and the pattern.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love, love, love the black and white plates. So I have to be on the look out for some for me. :) Happy Monday and have a great week.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The souffle and scones look so tasty! You do have the match to my teapot! I don't have any of the dishes that's the only piece I have. My husband bought it for me at Z Gallerie years ago.

Your table is gorgeous!


Kim said...

I love those rooster plates. And, that brunch, mmmmmm.....!