Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Crowing Roosters, Sunflowers, & PIF

Pewter Pitcher with Sunflowers, Seeded Eucalyptus, Hypericum Berries, & Milkweed

It's fall and the perfect time for roosters and sunflowers. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with our hostess, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.

You must be wondering what this pink box could possibly have to do with a tablescape or for that matter, roosters and sunflowers . Well, it was a Pay It Forward gift from Jacque @ Campagne Maison. I've waited till this week to share its contents because I wanted to spotlight one of the gifts for Tablescape Thursday.

Jacque had received a Pay It Forward gift in late August from Deb @ Garage Sale Gal. Then she posted photos of her gift and left this message: "If you would like to participate in Pay It Forward, just leave a comment on this post. The first three people to leave a comment will be my next Pay It Forward recipients. You must have a blog so I can read your postings and learn a little about you. That way, I will know what to make just for your! Then, when you receive your package from me, you post pictures of what you received, just as I have done, then add the Pay It Forward button (which is above) to your post, and wait for three comments on your blog...and the game continues on. If there are any questions you can ask me anytime! It really is a whole lot of fun! Let's see how far this PAY IT FORWARD can continue."

I happened to be the first one to leave a comment on Jacque's post that day. So I was in the game! When Jacque visited my blog, she must have noticed that I'm a huge fan of roosters. So her crafty, talented hands made this for me.

Jacque pieced and quilted this topper with two beautiful 

coordinating fabrics. Can you hear the roosters crowing?

The reverse features a center with strips of alternating sunflower fabric and the rooster fabric. Either side of this beautiful table topper brings sunshine and joy to a room.

On this gray, cloudy day we could use a touch of sunshine. I decided this misty morning calls for a hot cup of tea with a soft boiled egg and hot blueberry muffin.

We have a small gate-leg table in our morning room off our kitchen. It's a cozy spot to enjoy a leisure breakfast and while away the morning reading in a comfy wingback chair. I've just started Kathryn Stockett's The Help which is set in Mississippi during the early 60s. I've been on a waiting list at the local library for a copy of this book since August, so I'm eager to read this book. What are you reading at the moment?

A morning breakfast of ...

a perfectly cooked 

soft boiled egg,

and a piping hot 

blueberry muffin.

The deep blue of the juice glass

 is perfect for my new table topper.

I'll have a cup of hot tea served in 

Wedgwood china in the Nantucket pattern.

Tea is Citrus Mint from Tea Forté. Not only is this tea delicious, the presentation in the silken tea infuser is so elegant.

I used a mix of my Wedgwood Nantucket, 

Italian pottery, and a glass figural egg cup.

The napkin is a vintage linen in sunny 

yellow with a pewter napkin ring.

The small tea pot was made by T Grove in Victoria, Canada. It was a souvenir from a visit to Butchart Gardens in the 1980s. I immediately fell for the denim like glaze.

The small dish for the muffin and 

the pitcher holding the flowers are both pewter.

The pitcher, an ebay purchase, 

caught my eye because of the sassy rooster.

So if you want to join in the fun of PAY IT FORWARD, leave a comment below. The first two that comment will receive a gift box from me, though I can't promise that it will be anything handmade like Jacque's gift. Remember you have to have a blog to participate so I can visit and see what kinds of things you like.

There was another gift in the box. It is pink so I'm sharing it on Pink Saturday. If you come back on Saturday you can see what it is, and the first person to comment on that post will be my third PIF recipient.

So please leave your comments below and then head back to Susan's @ Between Naps on the Porch to visit this week's Tablescape Thursday participants.