Spring is almost here. It’s time to celebrate with roosters, eggs, and baby chicks. My Just Us Chickens Spring Tablescape combines farm animals, red checks, vintage dishware, and all things rooster to create a cheerful dining atmosphere.
You can read Paint A Flower pot That Coordinates With Your Dinnerware to see how I made the matching centerpiece.
All of the plates in this tablescape are vintage, and can be purchased on eBay or Replacements.com. Replacements is my go-to website for identifying thrifted dishware. They specialize in selling replacement dishware, and also purchase dishware from individuals. Some people collect vintage dishes all year long, then drive to Replacements (in Greensboro, North Carolina) and sell them. They will also identify patterns, and give you a quote for anything you want to sell. However, they only pay top dollar for perfect dishes-no crazing, cracks, stains, etc. are allowed. The first layer in my vintage plate stack was a red charger.
The plate with red berries is from Martha Stewart’s Woodland Collection (discontinued in 2006).
The golden brown plates are Homer Laughlin Castilian (1964-2003).
The stars of the tablescape are the Baum Brothers Red Check Rooster salad plates.
The 7 1/4″ goblets are Fostoria Virginia Brown (1978-1986). There are 6″ wine goblets in this pattern that look similiar. I don’t drink alcohol, but I enjoy drinking tea and water from these gorgeous, heavy goblets.
The gravy boat and creamer are Heartland International (1986-1999). I really like this pattern. It is a great example of 1980s-1990s country style. Before primitive and modern farmhouse, there was country. You younger gals would not believe how many ruffles, country geese, bears, and wooden shadowboxes (and shelves) we country girls purchased for our homes back then.
I found this gorgeous wired rooster basket at my local Salvation Army.
These perfectly aged vintage pig shakers only have a few specks of paint left. I love how one pig is just a little bit smaller than the other. Are they husband and wife?
When I found this coffee cup while thrifting, I knew I had seen that girl and her cow somewhere before. I bought it, then came home to research its origin. Of course- it’s from Bluebell Ice Cream!
If you want your own chickens in a basket, you can buy them for $6.99 at TJ Maxx. The chicken wire is so adorable.
I hope you enjoyed my Just Us Chickens Spring Tablescape. I had a great time making it. It’s hard to be sad in the presence of red checks, or roosters! I wish I could tell you were I bought my red checked tablecloth. I’ve had it so long, I don’t remember where it came from. The napkins were a lucky Goodwill find. I don’t usually purchase used linens, but the napkins had nice, small checks, and they looked brand new.
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