Farm to Table Whimsy: Plaid and Barnyard Animals


Join me for some farm-to-table fun, served with plaid, smiles, and a few flowers!

Animal Plates

 Let me introduce you to my barnyard friends, fresh from the farm, aka Pier 1, from the top left corner clockwise:

Quackers, Trudie, Dottie and Clooney, all ready to serve up smiles and a little whimsy at the table.


I filled a watering can from the barn, aka Potting Shed, with sunflowers, hydrangeas and Queen Anne’s lace for a casual and easy centerpiece.



Rooster mugs with a chicken wire design are AWA certified and pastured, found foraging at Tuesday Morning.


Corralling flatware and a checked straw for your farm fresh beverage!


Alternating blue and red plaid napkins are paired with natural chambray napkins with a lace trim. . .


With a braided rattan napkin rings and a sprig of flowering Mexican tarragon.


Dottie was feeling like the black sheep in this farmyard family since she was missing a flower adornment on her head, so I cut some million bells for a blooming chapeau ;)


I hope this inspired *ewe* to have fun at the table!


Table Details:

 Farm Animal Salad Plates / Pier1

Checked dinner plates , Maxera Check / HomeGoods

Antique Silver Sentiment Flatware / Pottery Barn

Rooster Glasses / Tuesday Morning, several years ago, used here

 Tablecloth & Napkins, Food Network Cascina Plaid  / Kohl’s

Water Hyacinth Placemats / Pier1


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  42 comments for “Farm to Table Whimsy: Plaid and Barnyard Animals

  1. Michelle
    June 16, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Love your taste of table wear! Just whimsical! You have a nack for putting the right dinner wear and linens together. Have a great day!😎🌴

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    June 16, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Ooo!!! Love those animal plates..I tried to pick a fav but impossible..they are all so cute…I really like Trudie in honor of my 95 year old Aunt Trudy…the silverware too…the whole table is a conversation piece!!! 🐖🐓🐄🌻🌼🌹🌸🌺

  3. June 16, 2016 at 7:33 am

    It all put a smile on my face….particularly the piggy…………:)

  4. June 16, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I get to go on an adventure every time I stop by!! Bless you!! Have a wonderful day!!

  5. June 16, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Your photos are so clear and sharp! Look great. Like your tablecloth and awesome centerpiece !

  6. June 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    You always inspire me! And now you have me wanting to make a trip to Pier I, so my husband would say you enable my addiction. Ha! They are adorable, and you know I’ve a soft heart for farm animals. The strutting hen alone with her crown of wheat has me smiling and scheming. Thank you for starting my day with this adorable whimsey. The only thing better would be to have myself sitting at that lakeside table with all the critters. Thanks, Mary!

  7. June 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Such a cute tablecape. Love the centerpiece with those beautiful sunflowers. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Eddi Reid
    June 16, 2016 at 9:45 am

    You are so much fun to follow! Your creativity and sense of beauty are never ending. Thank you for my morning smile.

  9. Sandi Allen
    June 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

    OH my! Love your Farm table! This makes me smile so! Those animals are too cute!

  10. June 16, 2016 at 9:51 am

    That table setting is a lot of fun, simply great for a smile. And who can’t love checks and primary colors—-agian, this is so much fun, Thanks for sharing! Sandi

  11. June 16, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Toooo cute!! Love your watering can centerpiece and your plates are darling (loved how you positioned the flowers to enhance the plate designs!) Great mugs, as well. This table will put a smile on diners, for sure! Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    June 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Absolutely adorable!!! I adore your tablescape. I especially love the plates and mugs. Your watering can centerpiece is gorgeous. Thanks for the great ideas!!!

  13. Morwenna Schifter
    June 16, 2016 at 10:21 am

    What a fun tablescape! Love it!

  14. Sherlie Magaret
    June 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

    OMG, I love it all, I am a farm girl at heart, love the pig with the sunflower on its head, so dang cute and love the checks. I better get out my blue checked tablecloth or summer will be over before I know it.

  15. June 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So much farmhouse fun Mary, those plates are adorable! Love them paired with the checked plates, cloth and napkins. The fresh flowers are the perfect Mary touch! Great find of the rooster mugs, everything is so much fun!! Pier 1 has been off my radar for a while, they always have great stuff! Keep cool, looks like a hot weekend!

  16. Debbie
    June 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    OMG…..super cute post.

  17. June 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Perfect for a sunny summer day…Love the arrangement in the water can…I miss gathering Queen Anne’s Lace as i drove along the backroads …I used to do that all the time…I had a perfect spot for cutting blue hydrangeas also…and my favorite combination was the Queen Anne’s Lace, blue hydrangeas and yellow or orange daylilies, I would also forage for!

  18. June 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Awww the plates are so cute, Mary! I think the piggie with the sunflower by her ear, is my favorite! Your centerpiece is perfection and I love the glass mugs. It’s all adorable!!

  19. June 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    This is so darn cute! Love the million bells on Dottie – I noticed her without a chapeau right away, so glad you fixed that, lol. Really cute styling.

  20. Ellen
    June 16, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    ooooo, I am MAD at you! I must go buy those plates, so fun! Today, Pier One in my future……

  21. June 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    A cute, casual, comfortable table Mary! One I’d like a nice leisurely weekend breakfast at, save the piggy plate for me:@)

  22. June 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    What a cute table! I love, love the plates!

  23. June 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Just when I thought how can she keep topping her older posts… Oh,,, my heart is swooning for those adorable farm table plates. SO adorable. You are amazing.

  24. June 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Mary, I am loving this country/farm Tablescape. The salad plates and the red checked cloth just make me think of the good ole country life! Beautiful!! Pam @ Everyday Living

  25. June 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Such barnyard fun….very clever post, Mary & DARLING tablescape! I love those colorful borders on the critter’s plates. You did a great job of selecting just the right accoutrements to display with them. Yee-Haw!

  26. June 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    These dishes are the cutest!….So much fun at this table!….You cannot help but smile!!!

  27. Debby Lowry
    June 17, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I just saw the plates at Pier One last night ! The sheep is definitely my fave and I am sorry they are available only as a mixed set.
    The flatware is unique- I haven’t seen it before. Cute! A fun table all around.

  28. June 17, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I have a farm! With goats!chickens! Horses ! Dogs and a darling farm cat!!! I decorate with gingham all over my farm tables too! You did a great job!! So cute!

  29. Kathi Layfield
    June 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    “Ewe” have done an amazing job of creating a table scape to “crow” about. Everything is just “ducky” and that’s no “hogwash”.
    Seriously, this is just the cutest table scape EVER!!!!
    Thank you for putting a big smile on my face.
    Have an awesome weekend!!!

  30. Ronda
    June 17, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Once again, love everything on that table!!!! Just beautiful!!!! Did you get the checked plates from Homegoods this year? Think I need to make a trip soon to Homegoods and Pier 1!!! Your work is amazing!!!!

    • June 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Ronda! Yes, the checked plates were at HG about 2 weeks ago. Pier 1 has the barnyard salad plates paired with sunflower dinner plates in the store that make a pretty setting too :)

  31. June 18, 2016 at 8:09 am

    What an adorable post,Mary! I love every inch of it. I love barnyard friends, they make me smile! Have a great weekend!

  32. Cyndi Raines
    June 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Really cute Mary! I Love Dottie’s long eye lashes! ;) The chicken wire mugs are over the top!

  33. Paula
    June 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    So adorable , Ole McDonald would Love your farmyard animals, giggle giggle !!

    Enjoy your day :)

  34. June 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    The tablesettings are adorable. I am partial to your Piggy and Ewe plates. Now eating at this table is a true happy meal.

  35. June 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    So pretty Mary! I love the centerpiece and the flatware. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  36. June 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    This truly put a smaile on my face. How adorable, love the plates and the centerpiece is perfect!

  37. June 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Mary, I LOVE it ALL!! The barn yard plates, flowers in the watering can, checkered dinner plates, and bright colors! Dottie will be thrilled to know she can change her hat to fit her mood. I’m always on the watch for cute straws, and when I see your flatware I start thinking about the fun it would be to play with! Linda

  38. A quiet life
    July 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

    So darn adorable, I am catching up again, I never shop any more, this feels like 100% me! CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love seeing all your colors post after post~

  39. June 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Somehow I missed this last year! Love the blue/white checked plates and the farm dishes too! I like how you added the little flower petals next to the plate with the cute pig! I wished I would have gotten those barnyard dishes! The florals look fabulous in the watering can.

  40. Cherry Goodson
    June 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Well, I just blamed you for my trip to Pier 1. We are having guest tonight and when I saw the pig I had to have her. Love all the animals, but she makes me smile. Thanks for the pictures. Cherry

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