Monday, August 8, 2011

Roosters, Toile, and a Sunflower

I am joining Shelia at Note Songs for her Rooster and Chick party.  I wanted to reprise a post I did last year with a rooster.  This, without a doubt, is the most searched post that I have had.  Undoubtedly, the rooster is a very popular home decor theme. 

The rooster plates are from TJ Maxx. 

The toile is Waverly, I believe it is called Country Life.  The pewter is Wilton Armetale.

The reason I think this post has been hit through the search engine so much wasn't really my doing.  It was this picture I posted along with it.  A reader had asked how to turn her all-white kitchen into French Country.

How to turn an all-white kitchen into a French Country kitchen.
From white to wonderful in 4 easy steps.  
  1. Painted the wall light yellow.
  2. Added a toile window treatment.
  3. Put a rooster and sunflowers on the island.
  4. Added wrought iron bar stools in oil rubbed bronze.
I have seen many people with white walls wondering what to do with them.  I thought this was such an easy and simple transformation  that I would share it.  Article written by Mark McCauley ASID.  Here is the link to read the whole article. Photo and article found at
You could take most decorating styles and break down at least four key items that make a space always say it is a certain style.  Now, going beyond that and adding even more detail is what makes it yours.  Hope that helps!
Please join Shelia for the Rooster and Chick party.
She would be glad to have you.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! I shoulda thot of the sunflower! It would have been perfect in my post and I actually have some. duh Oh well. That is a fantastic kitchen!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherry, you just did a standout job with this. It all looks so cute, and I think it whispers Country French. Love your roo, too.

Dropping by from Shelia's to wish you a Happy Cockadoodleday! ;-)



Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous colorful plates. Love that roo too!

Julie Harward said...

A beautiful home and kitchen, loved the roos too! ;D

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your kitchen is so pretty! love the toile!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a cheery, sunfilled room!! I love the sunflowers and toile with your roos :)


Marianne said...

You did a beautiful job turning you kitchen into French Country. Love the toile and the plates.....everything is just so pretty.
Marianne :)

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, I love your pretty plates and the sunflower is the perfect touch! Your kitchen looks marvelous and the big handsome Rooster and sunflowers on your counter are just fabulous.
Thank you so much for coming to my party.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Great advice! Love the rooster plates. Roosters and sunflowers do go together. ;-)

S said...

Oh your kitchen is gorgeous and your 4 steps are right on. I love that Waverly Country Life toile, and used another of their toiles at my kitchen windows - do some see.

On Crooked Creek said...

I agree with all of your elements for a French Country Decor Kitchen; however I just can't do Roosters, Hens and Chickens. I have the other three elements but used red and tan checked window treatments and use toile as the placemats. Your kitchen is lovely! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!