Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Late Scape & Early Foodie Friday With A Passion For A French Country Brunch with Roosters & Barnyard Friends Theme!

Today I'm combining a "Late Scape" entry and an "Early Foodie Friday" entry! Click on the Tablescape Thursday logo to visit Susan at Between Naps on The Porch for other TableScapes shared today!
Click on the Foodie Friday logo below to visit Gollum and all the other fabulous Foodie Friday shares~
My place card: I've personalized a customized photo note card. Inside of it is tucked an after dinner chocolate, on the outside is their name with a "Scripture Tea Bag" with a special scripture for each one of my guests. The name is printed on their envelopes. I placed the envelope to the right of their place setting. To top it off, I placed a red teency bow on the plastic covered teabag.
The scripture on the reverse side says: "Psalms 31:24, Take courage if you are depending on the Lord"
Below you'll see the water glasses which belonged to my Beloved's Grandma Cerilli:
A peek at the centerpiece and the little Barnyard Animals tucked in and out around the floral arrangement.
On the menu: Mozzarella, Tomato, & Basil salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
On each end of the table: A sugar & creamer set. The cobalt blue sugar bowl is from a vintage shop for $4, the creamer (Andrea by Sadek) from an Antique Shop for $1.

The other Sugar & Creamer set: Purchased at $1 for the pair at an Antique Shop up north, this set is from Italy. I loved the way it pulled in the blue from the Rooster plates.
A hand designed farm sheep by a local artist was a gift from my daughter~ I love sheep!
My fun and frivolous bunny bowls that I use often helped pull more blue on board, and with Easter just around the corner, it made the brunch so fun and whimsical!
A teency bunny pill box for anyone that needs a little antacid after brunch if they eat too much! ;)
Little Bunny S/P shakers: Purchased from GW one day for just $1. They came home with me and have been multiplying ever since!
On the brunch menu: A Homemade Low fat Trifle: Layer the following items: Fat & Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding (prepared), Fat Free Cool Whip, Crushed Pineapple drained, Fresh Strawberries, Angel Food Cake cut in chunks. Layer & repeat layers to the top in a trifle bowl and garnish with Cool Whip and whole Strawberries with Greens left on them.
A side Chic
Vintage yellow napkins sent to me from my dear friend Claudie~ And instead of using a napkin ring, I wanted to show off the stitchery work on the napkins so I folded them and tucked them into the juice glasses (another set of glasses from Grandma Cerilli)
Another view of the place cards in a Sepia Tone
A close up of a rooster (pair) that my husband's Aunt Lo handed down to us.
A mini Bunny Topiary., just hanging out amongst the barnyard animals helped to pull more of the green from the chargers onto the tablescape! The tablecloth has little bumble bees on it too...they wanted in on the barnyard theme too! ;)
A vintage butter dish and knife, another gift from my dear friend Claudie from "Bubblin Over". If you've not visited Claudie yet, treat yourself today and go meander around on her blog, she's delightful! She's just my cup of TEA! ;)
Here is a fun and fab closeup look of the table place setting. The Rooster dishes were a find while up North ($12 for set of 6) with my friend Kathleen from "Kathleen Ellis Life Style Designs" . The green chargers were found years ago from a company called "Cookin The American Way". I used to rep from them, so they were free for me~ ;)
The Tin Rooster! Another cool item from my "Cookin The American Way" days...isn't he so cute? He's sitting by the pitcher of Juice waiting to pour when anyone needs a refill!
Plus de Jus, il lance ?
A view from the Chandy! Donc beau...
Another view...ahhhh, Le français et Romantique
The Persimmon table topper scrunched up under the faux silk centerpiece really spices things up! The centerpiece was purchased from Emma's Attic for just $10, a steal of a bargain!
A straight away view... with the lights dimmed.
A side View: Brunch is about to be served...
There you have French Country Brunch with Roosters & Barnyard Friends Tablescape. Go visit all the other great shares for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's and Foodie Friday shares with Gollum!
Au Revoir,
~CC Catherine


Anonymous said...


What a gorgeous Tablescape you have presented. It is so very lovely.

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Cass @ That Old House said...

Charming table! I love all the special touches, especially the bunnies... but I was astonished to see those water glasses! In the cupboard at my family's beach house are their twins, in water and juice glass sizes; my Mom had them in the 50s. I remember using them when I was a little girl-- so nice to see them in a starring role now.

Terri and Bob said...

My mother in law has those wonderful gold leaf glasses. She has a special holding rack for them too. I think she has 24 of them for our family. We use them every Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter.

Love the whole tablescape!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow! So much to comment on! I love the gold glasses. So pretty and the blue dishes as well! Everything looks great, even the tomato salad!!! Great job!

Raggedy Girl said...

You may have won the longest post title ever...smiles

I loved the touches of yellow and the roosters were so sweet.

I just love to see Tablescapes.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Shelia said...

Hi dearest Catherine! Oh, it's so nice to be back and checking on what you're doing. Now you have really outdone yourself on your table today! I love it - the little bunnies and my mother had some glasses like yours when I was a little girl! Hope you're doing well, dear friend!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the bunny bowls. And of course I love roosters. But the trifle looks soooo yummy.

claudie said...

Dear Friend CC
I miss you. I know you must be a busy little bee over there.
Your TT is sooo pretty. I love it all and those napkins look familiar. I also remember those glasses and I just can't make out that sheep?? is it me? I looked at it a few times now. I know it's the French in me LOL
Your Trifle is to die for, and sugar free pudding? How are those curves coming along?? Oh la la girlfriend, looking gooooood.
Love You

Linda said...

Sweet table this week Catherine, all the little things and the plates etc. all pull together nicely!
Linda Q

Domestic Designer said...

Really cute tablescape! I love the place cards. What a great idea. The food looks yummy! Great job!

Deb said...

your desert looks yummy, I'm going to try it, love your tablescape

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful table, I love the dessert-YUM! :O)

marty39 said...

The menu sounds just as wonderful as the tablescape. I love all the dishes and accessory pieces that you've used. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Beautiful! And your photography is amazing - I need to take lessons from you. Love the flowers in the center! Linda

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Everything is lovely. I always love the bunnies.

Joyce said...

I just knew I should have kept those water glasses that we received at our wedding. Trifle looks yummy and I need to come over and be your official taste taster! I love your entire tablescape.

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm definitely come over to your house for French brunch... I"ll bring the Veuve Clicquot!!!

Gollum said...

Oh, this is beautiful! The trifle is the perfect spring dessert...but I absolutely LOVED your finds. And your grandmother's glass is a treasure. This was a joy to behold.

susan said...

My grandmother had those glasses! Ilove the thought and detail in your placecard with scripture. Your attention to detail is amazing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

CC, those rooster plates are great! What a deal you got on them. I loved seeing all of those wonderful treasures that have been handed down in the family. All of your little barn yard animals are precious, and that trifle sounds and looks wonderful. laurie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

So many lovely elements to your beautiful tablescape! I love the little place cards with the tea bags, very thoughtful.

Chandy said...

Love the table! I love all the animal friends you used!

I made a trifle last Monday night of chocolate pudding, angel food cake, whipped cream and ice cream topped with more whipped cream. They went so fast I forgot to take a picture!

Cynthia said...

Hi CC,
We have the same glasses from my hubby's Grandmother! What a beautiful and vintage looking table. I love the little tea bag touch and all the chic looking roosters. The napkins and butter dish that Claudie sent you are just perfect for this lovely table. Cindy

Nancy Jane said...

How wonderful that you have your grandmother's beautiful glasses. Everything looks so lovely. Nancy
PS: Wish I hadn't seen that delicious looking trifle! I need some now, and there's nothing sweet to be had in this house!

santamaker said...

What a fun and bright tablesetting. I just adore the chickens/roosters. I'm hooked on them too. The bunnies are precious!

ellen b. said...

Oh what fun! Love all the extras on your tablescape. That trifle looks amazing! Happy Foodie and late scape to you!! :0)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hello Catherine!
A treat as usual...and that trifle looks divine!!! Mmmm,mmm!
I just realized I never called you on your bday...I made a mental note before we left and then totally forgot...should have made a sticky note ... and stuck it on my forehead!!
Hope it was extra special!!

Melissa Miller said...

This is all amazing!

Your trifle looks out of this world delish! :)

Tamara Jansen said...

I should really buy myself some nice dishes!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table! The trifle looks delicious!

Miss Janice said...

Oh, this is so pretty...I love those roosters!

ann said...

This is sheer delight.So feminine and dainty.I adore your antique rooster.Maybe he could come play with Roo sometime,huh?
You did an excellent job here.Every detail is attended to.You can tell you have your heart in this...ann

The Stylish House said...

What a beautiful Tablescape so charming. I love the gold glasses! Have a wonderful weekend. ~Cathy~

Kathy said...

Love all these beautiful things, Catherine.

I heard through the blog vine that you're having a birthday! I hope it's simply fabulous - just like you! Happy, happy birthday, my friend!


prof en retraite said...

Hi CC... I love your French country brunch! The little bunny and sheep are the perfect addition! I'm making the rounds late...hope you are having a great weekend...Debbie