Rise and Shine Tablescape


I’m at the table with a little farmhouse style inspired by

the rustic charm of Antiqued Hen by Pfaltzgraff.


I raided the hen house aka Potting Shed :)

for the table~ in search of galvanized watering cans,

a salvaged shutter, and my most recent find~

a chicken feeder that was freshly hatched

from a local antique mall, with plans

to plant some violas in it this spring.


I was drawn to the remnants of red paint on the feeder~

the worn patina adding a little country charm to the table.

It’s filled with excelsior to help cushion and hold eggs and

daisies as a centerpiece at the table.


The starting point or pecking order :)

 for the table was a quilt and a shutter~

which functions as a runner.


A quilt was a natural choice to add some farmhouse style and my table covering of

choice since they multitask on beds and tables and best of all, need no ironing.


 A single embossed hen adorns the top of the Antiqued Hen Dinnerware,

bordered by a subtle vine that rims the scalloped edges of the collection~

constructed of earthenware that is microwave and dishwasher safe.


The wire chicken basket is part of the Antiqued Hen collection~

just the right size to hold 8 inch salad plates or bowls for a buffet for your guests or flock :)






The table is set to help you Rise & Shine

 with some muffins, fruit, yogurt & granola.


Mason jars serve as glasses

next to a pitcher with juice

and Antiqued Hen Egg Cup.


Mugs hold a 20 ounce serving of coffee or tea~

a generous size guaranteed

to help you Rise & Shine!


A lidded half-gallon glass jar is filled with fresh fruit, a size

handy for serving family or farmhouse style~

also a convenient size for serving granola or salad.


A creamer and sugar bowl are waiting to be filled~ the sugar bowl with your sweetener of choice or as a chicken coop to house teabags.


 A 28 ounce handled soup mug is offering up yogurt, while an 18 ounce fruit bowl is filled with granola.


Antiqued Hen canisters hold baking staples,

freshly baked treats,

or keep your flatware

casually corralled together.






Rise & Shine Table Details:

*Dinnerware, Wire Basket/ Antiqued Hen by Pfaltzgraff

Flatware/ Pottery Barn

Napkins/Pier 1

Glass Jar/ Anchor Hocking


*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Chicken Feeder Antique Hen1

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  50 comments for “Rise and Shine Tablescape

  1. April 9, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Such a fun table Mary! I love the hen dishes and your flatware is really neat! I’ll have a cup of java and a big ole bowl of fruit please:@)

  2. April 9, 2013 at 6:51 am

    What fun! Rise and Shine! I like chickens so I was ooooooing over Antiqued Hen by Pfaltzgraff. But, I don’t have any room left for more dishes. I’ll just have to enjoy yours. Hugs–

  3. April 9, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Love this post and the tablescape. And the dishes? Gorgeous!

  4. April 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Fabulous! I really believe I need this dinnerware!

  5. Kim
    April 9, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Another cute cute table setting and I could use some of that breakfast right now.

  6. April 9, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Dear Mary, it looks all inviting, delicious and perfect for Spring ! I especially like the flatware….count on Pottery Barn for clever design! N.xo

  7. Cheryl
    April 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Can’t wait until I can serve breakfast on the back porch…until then, I will continue to swoon over your photos. Great job Mary!

  8. carolyn ericson
    April 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Love the Hen buffet! Especially love the Flatware.

  9. Paula
    April 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I would love to Rise & Shine to that wonderful breakfast buffet ! Better then Cracker Barrel, hehee.
    I wish Pottery Barn still carried the flatware !! :(
    Have a super day !

  10. April 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    :D I’ll be right over for breakfast! This is such a charming post, Mary. Love the dinnerware!!!

  11. April 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Mary…this table belongs at a 5 star B&B in Bucks County…gorgeous…I so love the dishes..have not seen them before….they are fantastic…another table so beautifully and creatively set…

  12. Kathy
    April 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Absolutely love, love, love it. I would have a hard time deciding on my favorite item….the quilt…..the flatware…..love the dishes, have never seen them before, but will be looking them up right now!!

  13. April 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    the antiqued hen dinnerware is adorable, what is it about hens and chickens that just make you feel all is right in the world! Such a fun breakfast table and of course now I am yearning for some granola! I can’t wait to see all the fun stuff you do with your new/old chicken feeder, and love the shutter!

  14. April 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    So darling. I always love your quilts. This one is perfect for your farmhouse theme. Great chicken feeder! It sets the perfect tone for the table.. Gorgeous. xo marlis

  15. Frannie Meshorer
    April 9, 2013 at 10:33 am

    as always: OHHH YUMMMM!!

  16. April 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Mary- Who would not want to rise and shine for that glorious farmhouse setting? Beautiful- xo Diana

  17. April 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Gosh…every element on your “Rise and Shine” table is just so adorable! Thanks for sharing your great photos and ideas with us.

  18. April 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Your table would feed a fine flock of folk! Hehe! Couldn’t resist! LOVE the dishes and everything else that you’ve used. Putting the fruit in the covered jar is very clever and pretty!

  19. April 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Mary, I’m clucking over this one. Love the wonderful dishes which would definitely help me to rise and shine, and the chicken feeder is a great find. Love the idea of planting it with pansy plants. You find the best things to use in creative ways. Big smiles here!

  20. Linda K.
    April 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Love these dishes and the big red hen!

  21. April 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Beautiful farmhouse breakfast! What a wonderful way to greet the day!
    I have a big glass jar like yours – I think mine is at least a one gallon size – but its serving duty at the moment aging some pineapple vinegar I’m making…Can’t wait to taste to see how its doing…!

  22. April 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I am with Pat, I need/want these dishes. The hen is charming and the color is perfect. beautiful table Mary.

  23. Rattlebridge Farm
    April 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I love everything about your tablescape, Mary. The quilt is a perfect backdrop for the white dishes (adore the little hen atop the plates), and your flatware is magnificent. Your muffins look delicious! I have been scratching my head about where to keep my goodies, and your potting shed has provided the inspiration I need., Now, to convince Will. If he sees your hen dishes, he might be persuaded! Hope you will include this post at Foodie Friday’s 4th anniversary party!

  24. April 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wow do I ever love your dishes, Mary! They are so charming. Of course, everything you do is charming :)

  25. April 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    What cute dishes! Love the quilt as a tablecloth and all your touches are perfect as always. Now this would make me sit down and eat breakfast!
    hugs, Linda

  26. April 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Is that what that thing is called? A feeder?!?!? I had no idea! I just thought it was a carrier for…I don’t know…something that has to do with farms! (The city girl in me shines brightly!) It has such rustic charm. I like how it’s all chippy and just a little bit rusty…perfectly imperfect! :-)

    This is a really terrific table for so many reasons. The quilt is always such a homey, inviting element, and the Pfaltzgraff dishes and accessories are just perfect! I love that little hen egg cup!!! Pulling out the red in the quilt is such a great idea for a breakfast or brunch setting since that color just jolts a person wide awake! Love that PB flatware, too….it’s a real winner! Beautiful, Mary! Have a great week!!!

  27. April 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I would have no trouble rising if I was greeted with a table full like that every morning!! Love how you filled the chicken feeder. So cute!!
    Mary Alice

  28. Sybil Phillips
    April 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I have a wooden chicken feeder made by probably the person who was raising the chickens. Also a galvanized well bucket for drawing the water out of the well – have drawn many gallons of water using one of these.
    I really appreciate what you do = guess it is like playing all day long.

  29. April 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    So sweet. I too would love to be greeted like that in the morning.

    – The Tablescaper

  30. April 10, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Oh my goodness, I love these dishes and your wonderful tablescape! Heading over to Pfaltzgraff now :)


  31. April 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Your wonderful breakfast table would be right at home in my 1730’s kitchen with its red walls.

  32. April 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Such pretty pieces and accessories! Love the quilt and the way you have arranged everything.

  33. April 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    so love this… first our matching silverware is not matching, i don’t polish mine, egads yours looks fab! i adore those chick plates… and the chicken stand is adorable too… being gone for a month at a time i miss so much shopping time! cute cute cute!

  34. April 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I keep wondering when you are going to run out of ideas. You are amazing to keep coming up with wonderful vignettes week after week.

  35. April 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    How inviting! I would love to have someone have that delicious tablescape waiting for me to arrive at the breakfast table! What luxury! And I was oh, so tickled at the half-gallon glass container filled with fruit. So clever!

  36. April 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    It sure wold be fun to rise and shine at your house, Mary! You set a spectacular breakfast buffet on your charming quilt. I’ve never seen the hen pattern of dishes from Pfaltzgraff. It is perfect for a morning wake up call.

  37. April 11, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I think I lust after everything that you own. Those dishes are wonderful. I love the antiqued look and the hen relief at the top. I really should have concentrated more on solid, neutral colors rather than so many sets of patterned dishes, but what can I tell you? I’m weak! The flatware, I must have. MUST!

  38. Rattlebridge Farm -- Foodie Friday
    April 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I couldn’t resist Pinning and Pinning. Each time I come back, I find new details. Just lovely, Mary.

  39. April 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hi Mary, Oh my goodness, I got goose bumps seeing this post! I absolutely love everything here. The hen plates are making me crazy with dish love!!!!
    The plates look so sweet in the hen holder. And the feeder, it’s just the perfect addition to you tablescape. I love the way this breakfast looks and it is picture perfect. I think this should be a magazine spread! Love It………

  40. April 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Your tablescape is perfectly charming, Mary! The quilt is beautiful with all the perfectly vibrant colors. The chick feeder is just so doggone cute — so many different ways to use it!

  41. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Your tablescapes always totally amaze me. I always drool over every little detail. So pretty. The chicken feeder is such a cute centerpiece. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  42. April 17, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Cool table to awaken to…I can hear the rooster crowing! ♥ the flatware in the the canister.

  43. April 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

    A beautiful tablescape! Love your red chicken. Looks so sweet and cozy. :)

  44. Lanita
    April 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I love your “Rise & Shine” Table! It all looks so wonderful together, especially with the quilt and the other fun accessories! Love the hen dishes, too! Thanks for sharing!

  45. April 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Mary, I’m back to visit this one again. It’s full of some of my favorite things! Really loving those darling dishes with the sweet little view around the rim.

  46. April 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Every photo has it’s own charm.very very pretty.enjoyed going through it.thank you for this share…:):)

  47. April 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Some mornings I need a label on my spoons! :)
    Everything looks as fresh as can be, and yeah on the no ironing quilt!
    Another delightful visit, thank you!

  48. Lee Burt
    July 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Love the farm theme. I have a country kitchen theme, which looks nothing like the kitchen of our friends, who are Mennonite farmers. What can I say?
    I’ve been using quilts, flannel bedsheets, etc for a long time for unique tablecloths. I particularly love it when they’re in plaid. What style is your house, is it in a suburb or a rural address:? Just curious. I’ll be your new Canadian cousin, OK??

  49. Cathy
    February 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    This darling chicken dishware has made my day! I love it and can’t wait to purchase it. This is probably one of my favorite table settings, if I can even pick one they are all lovely and so creative. The chicken plate holder and canning jars for drinks, plus the chicken feeder is s nice touch too! Love it all. I am now on the hunt for that gorgeous quilt also. I have bought several items that I have seen on your blog and so have my friends when they went shopping with me. They always want to know where I discover such great things! LOL! I do tell them about your blog and how great it is and what a wonderful decorator you are. Thanks for sharing your talent. Can’t wait to get my chicken dishes. Hugs and God bless.

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