Monday, August 8, 2011

French Farmhouse Dreaming

Roosters and chickens in the kitchen say French Farmhouse to me. Probably because I wish I had one. The French kitchen, and the farmhouse in France to go with it.

Since that's not going to happen (I'm not going to say 'never'), I'm going to set the mood for it instead.

The right table cover lays the foundation. My rooster needs a bit of red to go with it, so I've laid one of my vintage plaid favorites underneath. It's nice and thick and layers nicely. The deeper tones make a good contrast for the whites I'm using.

My vintage enamel ware pitcher has just the right touch of black as an accent color. 

Recent linens drape in a vintage grapevine basket next to an antique transferware platter.

I was recently delighted to find a set of wooden farmhouse animal figures. In addition to ducks, geese, and chickens, there are larger farm animals as well. I'm going to enjoy decorating with them in a variety of ways. In the meantime, they were a big hit at granny camp!

An antique grain scoop seems to have a natural place on this table. It may actually have provided corn for a few barnyard creatures!

I've also featured an old grain sack from New York with my linens to round out the theme. I wish it was from France! I'll have to scout out one of those soon.

Thanks for dreaming along with me!
 I'm joining Shelia at Note Songs for the Roosters and Chickens party!

Au revoir & Ciao! for now!


Olga said...

Hello Jacqueline,
Your roosters are beautiful! I only have one, and I'm showing it at Shelia's link party too.
I also like that old grain scoop. My grandparents back in Ukraine had similar ones.
Have a nice week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jacqueline... I'm dropping by from Shelia's party, and I'm so glad I did. Those wooden farm animals are ADORABLE. Oh, those are cute! And I love the black and white roo and hen, too. Lots of neat things in this post.

Happy Cockadoodledoo to you (chickenspeak is the international language, so it means the same in English and French!)...


Sheila :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the pretty plaid tablecloth Jacqueline, and your roosters are beautiful:@)

Jo Farmer said...

I love the roosters, that gorgeous enamelware pitcher and especially the antique grain scoop. Actually, I love it all but those pieces are my favourites. Bestest

Jo x
Eliza Interiors & Design

Sherry said...

I just love your old wooden animal pairs. How cute they are! I also love black and white chickens the best. Very lovely farmhouse wares!

Tami said...


Visiting from Note Songs...your blog is so adorable, I am now a follower. Love the black/white chicken and rooster, how cute! The grain scoop and linen items are to die for too!

Have a wonderful week!
Tami@ A Girls Gotta Nest

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I really love your table setting...and I especially love all of your antique transferware!!! ;)


Sizzle and Zoom said...

Love your chickens and all the wooden animals but your beautiful plaid tablecloth stole the show. Perfect complement.

Anonymous said...

All lovely. The wooden animals are perfect! The linens with which you decorated are gorgeous. The red and white table cover - I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Note Songs!


Bella said...

Hi J,
Loving your perisain farmhouse chic tonight!! It has a bit of a fall feel :-) The grain scoop is fabulous, and love the adorable farm animals too.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely post of your chickens and roosters. I love the sweet little wooden farm animals as they are quite unique. Pamela

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

would love to find some of the wood chicken/hens! reminds me of some of my Mom's toys as a child.
Pretty post as always!

Town and Country Gals said...

your little wooden animals are so cute! Love your tablescape, everything is so perfect together, lovely!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those wooden farm animals are the cutest thing. Such a pretty French farm table setting.

Shelia said...

Oh, Jacqueline, what a wonderful post! Aren't those little wooden Roos and Chicks the cutest things? I love them. And you've set your table just as lovely as you always do. The pair on the table are very handsome! Love all of your elements and thank you so much for coming to my party.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, I am so wanting your scoop! How wonderful is that? You have some pretty chickens and roos!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a wonderful French farmhouse display! Love each piece, but the little cutout farm animals are just adorable. I'm sure all the kiddos loved them! xoxo Debra

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! I love it all. So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Linda said...

I love all of your farmhouse goodies...especially the charming red and white fabric piece covering the table!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, you've set the stage and now I too am dreaming of a French farm house. Every detail is beautiful and those little wooden animals are darling. I'm sure the grands did find them amusing.
Love the tall wire basket. Is that old?
Thanks for your thoughtful note. You are very kind. ~ Sarah

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the wire basket, love the old pitcher too Jacqueline! Your photos are always so charming~ Perfect setting for a farmhouse breakfast :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love all of your roosters and the wooden chickens too. The only Roosters in my kitchen are the ones on the toile wallpaper that back my cabinets...not nearly as nice as the ones you show here. Your grain scoop is wonderful too.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oooh! love all the chickens and Roosters...and that vintage scoop!
I want one of those... excuse me, did I just *say that out loud!


S said...

So pretty and dreamy too. Glad I stopped by.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your wood chicks and pigs. How cute. YOur vignette is wonderful and the basket, linens and speckled roo and hen are so pretty together. I love that scoop. Fabulous piece. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Loving your roosters -- and that enameled pitcher is fabulous :)


under spanish moss said...

Dear Jacqueline,
These images remind us of growing up in our grandmothers kitchen. Thank you for taking us down memory lane. They are truly little treats to inspire!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Renee and Angela

Sue said...

The farmhouse look is truly evident here and I love your subtle approach to the whole rooster theme here, Jacqueline. Like the grain scoop!
~ Sue

Custom Comforts said...

What a darling post. I am loving all the chickens that everyone is sporting. I took all my chickens to the store to sell, but then I'm so behind the times, I didn't even know there was a chicken party going on. I have enjoyed yours ~ as always your posts inspire me to be more creative with my items.

Love Of Quilts said...

Love black and white rooster's your are lovely. Trish

raggygirlvintage said...

Love the story your vignette tells! Nothing like linens and enamelware to create that french country look:-)

stefanie said...

everything is just beautiful!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Love that scoop...cute table!

Jenny @ Faith and Pearl said...

Beautiful! I have an identical enamel ware pitcher. It belonged to my grandmother and is so special to me. Thanks for sharing your lovely tablescape!


Heaven's Walk said...

Lovely post, Jacqueline! I love seeing that vintage enamelware! :)

xoxo laurie

{northern cottage} said...

ahhhhh *sigh* how lovely and calm and pretty

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