Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rooster Salt & Pepper Shakers

Peppershaker
Hi everyone! Tomorrow is my daughter’s 18th birthday so I will be taking a little blog break for the rest of the week. We like to prolong celebrations when it’s something as huge as turning 18! We have a fun filled next few days planned.

I’m going to post the March book giveaway a bit early. So look for that on Friday the 26th and I’ll leave that post up through Monday, March 1. For those of you that are new to this blog, I have a book giveaway at the beginning of every month. I don’t do giveaways from outside sources. I like to giveaway things that belong to me or that I’ve picked out especially for you. This is my way of saying thank you for reading this blog when you have so many to choose from!  I really enjoy sharing parts of my life with you and I appreciate how supportive and kind you all always are!


But in the mean time, I though I’d share a few photos of my favorite dish thingie with the latest arrangement of dishes inspired by some salt and pepper shakers.

shakers
I found these great vintage looking rooster salt and pepper shakers at TJ Maxx. Aren’t they cute! I love that they look old and worn and have that red checkerboard band around the top and bottom.

dishes

I have so many favorite dishes but I really heart these red and white harlequin dishes! I think they go nicely with the checkerboard pattern in the shakers. That's a vintage dish towel underneath it all.

dishthingie

Have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to come back for the book giveaway and I’ll be back with a new post next week.


55 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter!

We have a Grand who is coming up on that number, next month!

^_^

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You have such a warm kitchen! And a very Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Best,
Stephanie

Ally's Corner said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!
Hope she has a great day.

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy birthday to your sweet "little girl". I guess I should say new adult but they will always be our babies won't they? Have fun with your celebration. The chicken s&p and the dishes are so cheerfully pretty:>)

Amy Kinser said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. My son will be 18 in March. I can't believe it.

I love your red and white dishes. So pretty and so you.

Shilo said...

I bought the exact same ones for a friend of mine that loves chickens! So cute!
Happy birthday to your daughter! Hope you have a wonderful celebration!
Blessings,
Shilo

Melissa said...

So very cute...I love the welcoming look of your kitchen!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

PS - Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Linda said...

I DO love all that red and black! Have a great time celebrating your daughter's special day!

Tennis Girl said...

Hello, I am new to you blog, but I do love your style in dishes. I look forward to checking back to your blog.
Hope you have a great time with your daughter on her birthday.
Robin

Mary Ann said...

I love all the red and white, especially the dishes!

Happy 18th birthday to your daughter! That's a milestone!

nycgirl0501 said...

Hope she has a fantastic birthday and you enjoy the time with her!

Jeanette said...

What a lovely inviting kitchen. Happy 18th to your daughter

Cozy Little House said...

That is the cutest darned dish thingie I've ever seen! And where oh where did you get those red and white dishes? I have to know, so please do tell. You guys have a fun-filled week. Turning 18 is a big one. Heck, mine was last week (and I wasn't 18) but I tend to celebrate all month!
Brenda

Michelle Hoad said...

I keep seeing all the great stuff you find at your local Goodwill and I decided to go into mine. I hope I just was there on a really off day, cause it was total garbage. If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again. Happy Birthday to your daughter and enjoy your time off.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter !!!!
Enjoy the week and your celebration!
Glenda

Marla said...

Manuela, yes I love your salt and pepper shakers too and the red and white plates too, it all looks awesome. Have a fun time with your daughter. Marla

salmagundi said...

Enjoy your break! It is always good to have uninterrupted time with our kids - they grow up before we know it. Sally

Laurie Anne said...

Manuela I love your dish rack thingie :) and WOW 18! I wish her all the best...have a fantastic time celebrating the wonderful job you did raising her into the woman she has become xo

HeathahLee said...

Enjoy your time with your daughter!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and have fun!
The roosters and plates are adorable! Love them!
Blessings,
Donna

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela and happy birthday to your darling daughter! Enjoy her and have a great celebration.
Oh, now I'm loving those cute s & p!
And your plates look wonderful with them. I love your metal dish thingy! Where in the world did you find it?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carolyn said...

Wishing your daughter Happy Birthday. I love the red and white harlequin. It's all lovely.
Blessings

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your dd. I love that wire rack.The salt and pepper are really cute. Your colors are always beautiful. Linda

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! My baby is turning 18 next week! Can't believe how the fast the years have gone by!!! So love the rooter motif!

Becky said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog - what a lovely slice of your life! I love toile too - just got new red toile sheets that make me feel like I'm on vacation every time I slip between them. :)

I'll be back!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Have a wonderful break! Happy eighteenth to you daughter!!

Angie said...

Ooooh, now I gotta go check out TJ Maxx. They are so cute! Have a wonderful time with your family this week!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Hope your daughter has a lovely Birthday!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! What a special milestone. It is wonderful that you celebrate so big!

I love the red plates. They are so cheery and bright, and with the way this winter has been, that is a good thing! The S&P shakers are too cute. They do look like anitiques.

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Jennifer

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

The rooster S&P shakers are wonderful and look so good in your kitchen! And I love the vintage dish towel you have underneath the display! :)

I hope your daughter has a wonderful 18th birthday celebration! :)

Beth said...

I like your dish thingy too :) Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Audra said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. What a milestone! I hope you both enjoy the day and the time off together.

jenjen said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! My son and daughter both had birthdays this week too. Makes life a little crazy, huh?

Have a fun week!

XOXO
Jen

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

Those plates are beautiful I NEED them lol!!!

Happy 18th birthday to your daughter xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Have fun making memories. Happy birthday to me on Friday (but I'm way over 18 :) Many blessings, Tammy

Richella said...

18 is indeed an important birthday! Sure does make the mama feel grown up, doesn't it? Have a wonderful week of celebrating!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter....hope you have a great celebration. I like your vignette, very cheery.

Joyce said...

Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter. Have a fun week. I love all the posts this month. I do not get a chance to check in every day but I do read your blog. Sue and I would still love to meet you one day for lunch. Just let us know when and we can pick the place since I am so close to you. We missed you at my Valentine tea.
Joyce

Cindy said...

Happy 18th birthday to your daughter! I love your new salt and pepper shakers. I adore the look of your kitchen, it is so colorful and happy looking! I would love to see more of it. Have a wonderful break and I will be hoping to win your book giveaway when you post it. I am an avid reader, no TV will do that to you! The Rootbeer cake was even better the next day!
Hugs, Cindy S.

Stacey said...

Very cute! Your rooster decor is always so warm and cozy feeling.

I am still trying to happen upon a great dish holder like yours. Love it!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Wishing you all a great time celebrating! XOXO

Julie said...

I hope she has a wonderful 18th birthday!

Love the roosters!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

My oldest daughter turned 18 last month! So exciting...what a blessing these sweet girls are to our lives!

anna's trunk09 said...

I hope your daughter has a wonderful 18th birthday!

So happy I found your blog-your decorating style is impeccable!!

Christine

Melissa Miller said...

That is really adorable Manuela! Love the cheerfulness and warmth of the display.

Happy Bithday to you daughter!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Victoria said...

Oh wow, Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!!!! 18...how fun!

Jamie said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. I'm sure you two will have a wonderful time celebrating.

Sandra said...

Happy 18th birthday to your daughter! My third son just turned 18.
Love your kitchen!
Sandra

Kristen said...

I love those dishes. My kitchen is red and white.

Becky K. said...

Turning 18 is so much fun! Happy birthday to your daughter!!

I love these photos, Manuela. They are just gorgeous.

Becky K.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've been behind on reading this week. Wow, I've missed some wonderful posts. I loved all the rooster decorating you did, and thanks for the root beer cake recipe. Also, Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. They grow up too fast, don't they?
I love these dishes and dishholder, I wish I could find one like that.
Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!
Blessings,
Marcia

Lynn said...

Love the red and white checked plates :)

kim said...

Sorry it has taken me so long to come and comment on your blog. I see you and I are of like minds. We both love color and roosters. I just added myself as a follower. Look forward to seeing much more...Kim

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I hope your daughter is having a wonderful 18th birthday celebration!

Love your photography of the roosters, dishes, etc.

Katherine

Miss Janice said...

Love your cute little salt & pepper shakers! I have those check plates in black and could kick myself for not getting them red...your's are cuter:)

Storybook Woods said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. I hope it is going well for you. I was a wreak when Auberne` turned 18I was not ready xoxox Clarice