And few Chicks Too!
Upon my side board sits, a red basket of egg gourds, a Rooster  Chef to count how many fresh eggs laid daily, a sign I painted many years ago, behind it sits of my new lanterns. A black and white metal Rooster, Sunflowers, and Rooster soup bowl on a stack of wheat saucers. 

Good Morning!
Welcome To A Rooster  Breakfast!

Close up View of Side board, Sunflowers White bowls and another metal Rooster

Close up of my black and white metal Rooster.
  My dish cover made from screen, with  yellow flowers and bees.

View of  Rooster Table setting facing side board, I made from the wood from our walls.
Notice the end place setting I used a different charger and added a bowl for my husband’s Grits.

View of table set with my Rooster Toile Tablecloth and Rooster dishes faces the small sun porch. 
 Stay tuned for there is a surprise behind the bench, My grandchildren want you to see!

View of Buffet, I made using two drawers from the old kitchen island.
A red and white hen on top, A rooster with a sunflower on his back,
 with a tin punch lamp shade which holds a candle.
Blue and white hen casserole dish

This hen heart says Home Sweet Home, and her necklace,
 I made from blocks and eggs, says EGGS
View of the Hutch I traded the bottom part for a wool felted hat I made, plus a little money.
I made the shelf above from wood of the old dining room walls,
 which hold my white Great Gathering Dishes.
 This shelf was stained and did hang above my stove.
Story goes hubby threw it out, after a few months in the rain, with me looking everywhere for it. 
Hubby told me it was in the junk pile, he helped  nail it back together. 
I did a brown and white crackled finish on this now hutch, which I use to serve Beverages. 

Close up: Notice the star on my Early American Precut Crystal Pitcher.
 Some call this pattern the Star of David.
 I this pitcher use to serve orange juice or iced tea. 

This garage sale find, iron and wicker shelf bought for $1.00.
  Holds a metal rooster filled with  soft peppermint, and my wheat creamer and sugar bowl, 
bought at the Valentine’s Auction with a set of dishes. 
The coffee pot was bought with the wheat dishes all for $20.00.
This is one of my favorite Roosters. It is wooden and I bought it on my last trip home from working and traveling with an aviation company.  Three years ago, from Cracker Barrel for $6.00. 
  A small basket of faux sunflowers and wooden corn.
My white teapot from Jerome Tanks,
 in Philadelpia, Mississippi bought for $4.00

 Close up view of the hutch top/ Beverage Center top

Notice the Rooster Apron on back of the door, My friend Kathy lives an hour away, 
she comes to visit me every few weeks, and brings me what I call happys to brighten up my day.
Kathy, Thanks for making me this Wonderful Rooster Apron!

I have to interrupt this Rooster Party,
 for I have little chicks hatching out of the blue and green eggs.
Notice the egg close to the front, it is hatching at this moment.

Table setting for my little chicks, I mean my Grandchildren!
I used plastic rooster plates with  Cambridge Demitasse flatware,
 and Demitasse cups and saucers. 
Early American Prescut Crystal Juice Glasses.
Rooster Teapot sits on top of A wooden sunflower.
I used an black and white gingham valance for the table cloth.

View of Grandchildren’s table with little Chairs that were in the old church by our home. 
Large Tea Towels for their napkins placed on back of the chairs.
Yes, they need big napkins! lol  Did you say why is there table behind the bench?  My grandchildren love it there. I have tried to move it and they say Please Granna! 
What can I say? lol

Metal 1950’s Party Table,
bought at a garage sale hold extra blue plates,
An Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher, which was my Mothers.
 Rooster, Hen and Chicks on top.

Toile Tray behind was my 90 year old neighbors, an egg basket, 
lined with a cloth dinner napkin for biscuits. 
Yes, it is the name of this basket, for I have made many. 
A Rooster Tapestry on top, and a blue and white butter dish.

Close up of Mother’s Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher

Rooster Table Setting

I have used Many different Rooster chargers, dinner plates, and salad plate used for pancakes.
The coffee/ tea cup and saucer is of my wheat patten.
Round black woven placemats, from Ross

For the place card holder, I used a sunflower and a corn cob.

Close up of Early American Prescut Crystal Juice and Water Glass.

On the pew, my husband cut down. 
I am letting you have a peek on what going on in my dining room. 
 My  Farmland blue toile fabric,  which will cover the bench seat, my chairs seat, 
and I am making curtains to match. 

Yes, MaryAnn from Sweet Water, Alabama,
 I shall keep the lace sheers You love so much! 
 On the back of the bench is a Rooster feed sack cloth.

View of the back side of the Rooster table.

For my Centerpiece:
My large Rooster, I bought years ago from Landrum’s, just outside of Laurel, Mississippi.
Where I use to demonstrate weaving on my loom, and spinning on my spinning wheel.
 The day after Thanksgiving every year.

My daughter bought the egg holder from a garage sale, I think it use to be a spice rack. 
A little sign I painted years ago.
Two smaller roosters one each side, and the white Roosters are salt and pepper shakers.

Can you tell which eggs are real or faux?
The two real eggs are by each corner of the sign I painted years ago.

Collage of place settings, chargers and plates used.
I have shown many close ups of my Early American Prescut Crystal for I have a huge collection. Which I have collected all over the South.
 and I have had many  asking to see close up of my collection.
This Ends this Rooster Party!  
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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Hubby is calling my dining room, the dish room!
I got this chest by trading one of my handmade  felted hats from my sheep wool, plus a little more money, for the chest below. I built the shelf on the chest years ago. The shelf use to hang above my stove. While remodeling, Hubby through my shelf out to his junk pile. I was hunting this shelf a couple of months ago. I looked everywhere for it! Hubby finally admitted he had thrown it in the junk pile. He went and got it, I was so upset for the stained shelf was now grey and weathered.
Hubby helped me put back together. 
I decided to do a crackle finish on the chest and shelf. 

I painted the chest and shelf flat brown, let it dry, then added a heavy coat of  crackle, waited an hour, then painted it with an off white flat paint. Before it finishes crackling,  I start to wipe off where I wanted large spots of the brown to show. 
 I let this dry for several days 
These are the products I used.  After the last drying, I used  a poly acrylic finish for paint. I  letting one coat of  the poly acrylic  dry and then paint on a second coat. All done!
Last time Gollum did a tour of  Big Lots, she found a set of white lovely dishes! It was a while before I finally got to go to Big Lots! Oh, but when I did I bought white dishes, not the great deal I was hoping for like Gollum’s dishes! 
Gollum has a post today on my dishes, I bought from Big Lots, go see! 
So I decided to share my dishes! About a month ago I bought two boxes of Great Gathering White dishes which is a total of 64 pieces.  
I opened one box, every dish was perfect! The next box had plates and bowls broken. I called Big Lots,  they did not give me a receipt, and they only had one box left! The lady said  you have to come tonight, and we will go through your box and add the pieces that are broken. Now, by now you know I have not driven in four years, ugh! No one would take me! The next morning Hubby had  to go in Jackson, an hour away, he dropped me off at Big Lots, and I sat there for two hours!  The lady said you can just exchange your box! So I decided, as I had to sit there and wait, to go through the new box and make sure nothing was broken. I found a few flaws and asked if I could exchange them out of the box I brought back. Yes! No, I did not shop, for I was scared someone would take off with my dishes! 
Home at last!
 All my lovely white Great Gathering Dinnerware in my crackled chest and shelf that now makes a hutch!
How do you like my make over
 Crackled Hutch and new Great Gathering Dinnerware? 
Did you say where are the cups, and the other platter?
Here are the cups on top.  One of the platters, with some of my other new chargers, I bought at Marshall’s!  
Now this is a PEEK at the shelf Hubby and I made to go above my New Blue Buffet! I cut the boards to size and Hubby put it together for me. No, I could not put it together, for the drill and hammer are too heavy!  I did try! Lol 
Then I gave the shelf a coat of my  favorite Gentleman’s Blue Paint!
Now this is only a Peek!  Do not look down at my other dishes below, that I bought at the Valentine’s Day Auction!
I know you are peeking! I promise to show more soon!
Thanks for stopping by, and sharing in my excitement as my new dining room comes together!
Remember! Save a cup of Tea for me! 
Lady Katherine
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Today I am sharing my china hutch.
I used the wood from the walls of our Craftsman’s Bungalow, that we are remodeling.
I then built this open hutch,(Yes, by myself) and painted it with brown milk paint.
I then used a wax for milk paint for a finish.
These dishes are a twelve place setting, my sister Gloria has given to me, instead of flowers while I was in the hospital.
The twelve blue chargers are glass, I picked up at a thrift store in South Carolina.
Also on the bottom shelf are my churns, the one on the right, belonged to my Mother, I churned a lot of butter in it. The picnic basket is a gift from my daughter Jennifer. The kitchen is stenciled around the ceiling, with basket of blue flowers and a wreath. I still have the wood walls in my kitchen.
Click on the button below to see more Show & Tell at Kelli’s, where she is hosting Show & Tell Friday.
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