Thursday, January 19, 2012

Country/Cottage Style . . .

I've always loved country/cottage style.
It's comfy, cozy & welcoming.
Here's my kitchen table . . .
I'm staying with the red & white theme I used during the holidays.

This country chicken has been part of my kitchen decor for many years.
She's so cute.  
I bought these dishes at Target many years ago.
I've been able to find extra plates at flea markets so I now have a total of 15.
We use them every day.
The braided placemats were a Christmas gift from my sister, Mary, this year.
The flatware belonged to my Mother.  They're tarnished, but I like them that way.

My old chippy cupboard . . .
red, white & black 
soup spoons 
more red checked napkins

28 comments:

Patsy said...

I like the country /cottage style very much and yours is so cute. I would like to have the Kearing but hubby want come around yet.

Cindy said...

I am a "plate-aholic!" I love dishes and have to constantly fight the urge to buy more. I ordered two "wintery" salad plates online---a discontined pattern I found on the Internet. I will post them when they arrive. I love seeing you place setting. My sister had those plates,but hers are faded and mostly gone now. I love them---so colorful and so country! And the red mats are just perfect. I have a lot of "true red" and love it. Nice to see you kept your red check napkins out, too. I'm tryiing to add a little punch to my tiny space. We shall see how it goes. In the meantime, I may steal a few of your ideas here and there---it's the hightest form of flattery, you know:)

Sis Sue said...

Everthing is so cheery and cozy. The silverware looks cool tarnished. I had polished those pieces so many hours growing up. The hen needs a name, maybe Miss Sunnyside, for sunnyside up eggs.

Rhonda said...

Hi Carol,
your red and white look very pretty.

I like your placemats and red checked napkins.

I am guessing you always call it red and never crimson :)

Elena said...

I love your theme! So bright and friendly:)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Love everything, Carol! You should post your tablescape on Pinterest. You should make up a Board entitled "My Blog Photos" (I'm saying that cause I have one like that! LOL!). Plus, I will repin your table, or ANYTHING you pin with any of your RED stuff, as I am a 'nut' for red. I am your LOYAL PINTEREST FOLLOWER, SWAMI...
Hey, you see our "RED" repins, no? ;)
Best,
Gloria

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! What a darling table! Of course I love your yardbird sitting in the center of the table! Your dishes are so cute and the placemats are just perfect! What a great little cabinet!! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christine said...

Love the cottage look. Your tablesetting is so pretty. Just my style.

Love Of Quilts said...

Adorable plates and mats. Love the old cupboard and your center piece.

okjrmiller7 said...

Carol, I am glad to see you using your treasure. I am one who loves dishes of the past and I love to use them also. Particularily dishes handed down through the ages . . .

Melody said...

Hi Carol. I found your blog from Home Sweet Home link party. I love red and country style decor. I live just across the Oklahoma border in Arkansas not all that far from you. We make trips to Tulsa to shop. Do you read Brenda's blog Cozy Little House? She lives in Tulsa too. Well...just wanted to say hello. Take care.

momto8 said...

It says welcome!

S said...

What a cute table - your hen is adorable!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I was Blog hopping and came on to your Country/cottage Tablescape so sweet. I also love the way you put this all together with your lovely dishes and placemat's. Im one of your old follow's on your Blog. Come see me if you can sweet lady. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Katherines Corner said...

My daughter would love this so much. It looks terrific. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend

Colo Junkett said...

I was blog hopping and found your blog from chic on a shoe string party. I really like counrty/cottage style also.
Thanks for sharing

Snap said...

I like the country cottage style. Love red and white and perfect for the holidays and Valentine's day is right around the corner. A girl can never have too many dishes and yours are adorable!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

kitty said...

What a cute, cheery table! I love anything with red. Also, that chicken sure makes an adorable centerpiece.

The Tablescaper said...

So warm and welcoming! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pat's Pink Apron said...

There's something about red and white it's just very pretty. Love your table warm and inviting. Pat

AshTreeCottage said...

Love red and white ~ so cheerful and the perfect way to cozy up on a cold January day!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tanya@takesix said...

I love your style!!! Those place mats are wonderful. Such a cozy table!! Have a great week. Visiting from SS.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your table looks lovely. Very nice.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your country style! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing Joann

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love, love, love your country chic style. Gorgeous tablesetting, and I have that same rooster on my table. YOur hutch is displayed beautifully also. Great pics and vignettes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very Charming~Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!