Well, today was ONLY negative three when I drove my daughter to school --- a veritable heat wave--because that is much better than the negative 8 on Tuesday and the negative 12 on Monday!
So today we are crowing here at Red Couch Recipes with these new Rooster dishes! This is the salad plate.
This is the dinner plate. I first saw the black version on Debbie's wonderful blog, Mountain Breaths, and had admired them -- I also love her blog :). This week she provided us a fun glimpse of her 2012 life -- in tablescapes, and she is sporting a new wonderful looking header. Unless I am colorblind, these are her plates in a navy blue version, not black. I keep on holding them up to black items and comparing. I found them at a Marshall's on clearance. When we were first married, we lived about a block away from a Marshall's store. I hadn't been to a Marshall's in many years.
We have two hens, no rooster, so it is fun to have some chicken dishes. Our hens won't mind if roosters take the stage today.
Proof of the price of the salad plate!
A view of the stack. The red hob-nail bowls are from Michael's Arts and Crafts, maybe two years ago. We use them all the time; they are great for little casseroles and soups.
I added napkins, Country Living, that I found at K-Mart on clearance in the fall. The napkin rings I purchased from the Style Sisters blog, a couple of years ago.
This picture provides a better view of the table setting.
The flatware is from World Market. It is very affordable and nice looking, but use caution when washing. I think it should be only hand washed because the metal part on flatware darkened, on some, but not all, of the pieces.
Before I knew it, Rocco, the Red Couch Rooster decided to hop up on the table. He said, Roosters, roosters, I am in! He usually resides in the red living room. I won him in a giveaway from Renee, Singing With Birds, two years ago.
I like to see my tablescape through a bubbly glass.
Just a few more shots.
We actually didn't eat at this table, like the many times that I set the table for my blog :). I had the table set, and the dinner made, and it was one of "THOSE" nights. My son was working, and my oldest girl Tati had a high school swim meet that my youngest daughter and I attended.
We did make some delicious creamy chicken noodle soup for dinner. I hope you don't think I am macabre for serving chicken noodle soup with the Rooster dishes.
It is really a delicious recipe. I will share it with you later in the week. Wow, who put sooo much pepper on the soup?
We also had some homemade potato rolls. I also want to add this recipe to my collection.
On another note, as it has been so cold, the weather has been good for ice skating. The chair can help you learn how to skate better.
Or you can just use your sister...
NOTE TO BLOGGERS: If you are having trouble uploading photos onto your blog, Blogger is experiencing trouble when you use Internet Explorer as your browser. You can add photos, not as easily in HTML instead of compose mode. I had to do this for this post.
Once again, thanks for stopping by my little Red Couch. I really do look forward to your visits. Blogging, without visitors, wouldn't be fun, would it?