A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!

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Heart of the Home Chickens & Roosters!

It is time for a party!  I'm happy to be participating in the Heart of the Home Party at Note Songs.  Make sure you click through to visit the other posts and say a big thank you to our hostess!   The heart of our home has always been the kitchen table and the little shelves that hang above it!  I've recently switched some furniture around, but it doesn't change anything!  It is still the table in the kitchen where everything happens ... including parties with chickens and roosters ... oh, and always a pig or two!

This cute chicken/rooster tablescape began with a woven place mat ... that also depicted grapes!   We're all about local wines, so it is an important part of my decor ... always!   Then came a burgundy round mat on top of that cutie.   Then a beautiful over-sized plate that has a raised  design on it.   I added little baked potato baskets that I have had for 35 years!  It used to be popular to serve your baked potato, wrapped in foil, placed in those little baskets.  Sometimes I still do that!

I used these cute rectangular plates as side salad plates;  the square appetizer plates as bread and butter plates ... and everybody always loves my Cambridge flatware flaunting those proud roosters!

I loved the mugs that came with this dinnerware ... which was a summer discounted batch from Old Time Pottery.   I used the pitcher for a bit of a centerpiece ... used purple and amber glasses with this setting ... and enjoyed a meal of baked chicken breasts, spinach salad, homemade rolls with herb butter ... and a baked potato!   Cockadoodle doo!