Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time to Rise and Shine!

Good Morning!  Rise and shine sleepyhead!  That's what I used to wake up too every morning as a child and teenager.  Well almost every morning, to be completely honest, there were lot's of mornings when my mother would just yell from the door...time to rise and shine!  

It's hard to get excited about rising and shining when the weather is so dreary outside.  It sure has been quite overcast, drizzly and foggy lately!  Luckily for me I am off to work and will not be looking at this dreary day for long.  That's one advantage of being inside a building for an 8 hour stretch, wouldn't you agree? For someone like me who loves being outside it's great to have an excuse for being stuck inside on a day like this.   Hey, you gotta look for the positives in life friends, always!

Speaking of positives, I thought I'd share a little kitchen vignette that I set up in the kitchen with my cheery and colorful rooster.  After I took the Christmas tree down in the kitchen I decided to put my black desk back in the kitchen instead of the painted fruit table.  I like how the black coordinates with my dining table and stools and provides a great background for bright colors to bounce off of.

After bringing my colorful rooster back out I decided to stay with the whole rooster theme and keep going with it.  So, out came the little salt and pepper shaker I got from Cracker Barrel last year. 

Now, I know I'm jumping the gun a bit here with the spring flowers but I just couldn't help myself.   A big bonus is they have been especially cheery to see every morning with  all this dreary weather and I really needed some height here in my vignette.  Lesson learned, just because it's cold and dreary outside doesn't mean it has to be that way inside.

Checked napkins in a basket and stacks of dishes and I was just about done.  Very country huh?

I love seeing stacks of dishes sitting out, do you?  I especially love it when the dishes are interesting and colorful too.  I wish I had one of those cute little willow and wire chargers to sit this on but just can't quite talk myself into spending what those things cost.  Please someone let me know if you ever see them go on sale anywhere.

 These rooster dishes are from Fitz and Floyd purchased at TJ Maxx.

And because I had a cute little cubby hole and more dishes small enough to fit in there I added them too.

Nice and bright and cheery!

Cock-a-doodle-do!  Rise and shine Yall!

I am joining Marty today for a very special 

She is celebrating her 100th linky party.  I am very happy to be able to attend and have already been checking out a few fabulous vignettes.  I can't wait to get back home tonight to check out more for lot's of beautiful decorating inspiration.  I sure could use it!
Congratulations Marty and Thank you for hosting such a wonderfully inspiring party every week!

Hope you all have a beautiful day whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Mary, I could NOT agree more about putting out cheerful flowers no matter the weather. I have been looking at a yellow bouquet all week that I bought for just that purpose.

    Love your rise and shine vignette. It all looks cheery instead of dreay. (And we've got the dreary weather here, too. As soon as the sunshines, I'm going to wink at it!)

  2. This is really bright and cheery! Just what a winter day needs. I love the colors of the Rooster and those plates. hugs, Linda

  3. Such a wonderful vignette. I love your Roo and the plates are adorable, great job! xo ~Liz

  4. How adorable! I just love your display and I love stacked dishes too! Somehow it's homey and comforting.

  5. Very cute vignette! I love all your roosters and how all the colors go together so well.

  6. Hi Mary...my mom used to say the same thing to me. I love your little chicken sitting on the nest, and I have rooster dishes too as well as a ton sitting around. You know what they say; you can take the girl off the farm but not the farm out of the girl! It is not too early for flowers either, I have some out too! ;D

  7. Oh I love it. What a great vignette and your rooster plates are fabulous. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Beautiful vignette, Mary! I love your rooster theme! I think it's very bright and cheerful and I'd be happy to see this on a cold and cloudy day.

  9. Your yard looks gorgeous Mary. I clicked over to this post to see what you meant. Gosh, I wish I knew? Did you possibly delete the album in your picture folders? I don't know what could be wrong. Sorry.


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