Thursday, September 9, 2010

Barnyard Bash ~ English Style

Detail of Hand-hooked Pillow
Welcome to the English countryside for the 
First Barnyard Bash 
hosted by Happier Than a Pig in Mud.
~ Barnyard Bash English Style ~

Detail of Dinner Plate by Royal Stafford
It's nearing the end of the 
day in the English countryside.

The farm animals have 
gathered around the table to celebrate.

Big beautiful sunflowers

Held in a Black Toile canister, 
set the stage for a shared meal.

The toile tells 
the story of the farm

Where roosters and hens 
scratch about while song birds flitter above.

Sweet furry bunnies nibble on the fresh green grass, 
and baby chicks look for tasty bugs.

White Porcelain Egg Holder by Kaldun and Bogle
The rooster crows to spread the word that there 
are fresh eggs a plenty from his brood of hens.

Petite Cow Pitchers Made in China
Gentle British White Cattle 
roam the table.

These beautiful creatures 
are known for their gentleness

Which begins before birth.

Royal Stafford Dinner Plate
The table is set with plates of Royal Stafford featuring 
a beautiful transfer-ware scene of the English 
countryside produced in shades of black.

The borders are laced with bands of rope 
and clusters of fruit and blooming flowers.

And layered above white 
Vintage Garden chargers by Ambiance 
which are placed on woven black ruffled placemats.

Vintage flatware with sterling ferrules 
is marked Universal L.F. and C.

Crisp white napkins layered with napkins 
in a black and white paisley are held together 
with pewter napkin rings.

The the color of the bold sunflowers 
is echoed in the embroidery of the initialed napkins.

Individual Butter Tubs by Sadek
Various little farm animals in the form 
of individual butter tubs are gathered for the occasion. 
First to the table is this little piggy.

Small Square Plate in Dotty Black by 222 Fifth
The baby calf seems 
to be tired after a long day.

Butter Spreaders Made in Italy
One of the 
many resident poultry.

And even a small bunny 
has joined in the fun.

So pull up a chair 
and join these little critters . . .

As they gather 
round the table . . .

For the First Barnyard Bash!

Blue Ribbon Vignette by Debi Raitz
Thanks for joining me for my first Barnyard Bash, and a huge thank you to Happier Than a Pig in Mud, our hostess for the First Annual Barnyard Bash. I hope you will also join me at Quimper Club International for a Barnyard Bash ~ French Style. There you find everything is French faience much like the pieces in the farm scene above. This award winning scene, using French faience figural open salts, was created by my friend Debi Raitz. Debi won a BLUE RIBBON on this vignette. Click here to see Barnyard Bash ~ French Style.

Hope to see you there!

This post is also linked to the following weekly memes. Thank you to each of these gracious hostesses.