Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I Suspect Mrs. Peacock...

... in the dining room

... with a feather.


Yep, that's the way it happened. I was there, and I saw it. 
Apparently, the old broad invited a bunch of hens to a luncheon club 
and tickled them to death.



 Have I mentioned that the Farm Sister has always had a thing for peacocks? Probably not, I can't imagine why I would. She has, though. When we were kids and played the game Clue, she was always Mrs. Peacock, and she spoke the entire game with a British accent. I was Miss Scarlet and spoke with a drawl. 

We've always been a couple of oddballs now that I think about it.   

Mrs. Peacock grew up to marry a farmer, and on their farm they actually do have a peacock. His name is Ralph.  Ralph is a bit shy about showing his feathers for the camera. 



He's not in the least bit shy about shedding his feathers for the picking, though. 





So when her daughters gave her these whimsical plates for her birthday this year,
 she knew exactly what she was going to do for her turn at luncheon club.  


Gold flatware and some gold chargers were a must. 
Peacocks are all about the bling. 


And the rest of the table was all about the feathers.  

Feathers on the place cards.


Feathers down the middle of the table


And eyes looking out from the votives and linen.   



Mrs. Peacock is nothing if not a detail person.  


Napkins were done in a peacock fold. 


It's made by fan folding a square napkin on the diagonal 
and nesting it in the glass. 


Her flowers had a lot of plumage too. 
 She was kind of afraid that this centerpiece was going to be too tall,
 but noooo...

We talked right over them without a problem. 


In regular accents though, which means that everybody was trying to be Miss Scarlet.


Everybody that is, except the Farm Sister. 
No matter how she talks, she will always be  Mrs. Peacock. 



And she will always be the second oddest bird in town.  

(If Miss Scarlet inexplicably disappears for that one,  
feel free to suspect Mrs. Peacock with a lead pipe in the conservatory...) 

*****

Sharing with The Porch on Thursday. 

44 comments:

kitty said...

Oh how cute your sister looks in her peacock splashed dress!!!! She sure can decorate up a gorgeous luncheon table with peacock flair, Debbie! Thanks for sharing her creativity with us.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Wow Debbie, this table is beautiful!! I love those peacock plates and the peacock napkin folds! I have those same goblets by the way; I've had them for years and I think they're so pretty. :) Your sister did a beautiful job with this table; the gold chargers and flatware really make everything pop, and the centerpiece is gorgeous. The flowers are so exotic looking and perfect for a peacock theme.

Speaking of peacock themes -- the farm sister's dress is perfect for this table. You two really have an eye for detail. Last, but certainly not least, I love the picture of Ralph! He's adorable -- such a handsome fellow. :-D

Hugs,

Denise

Denise said...

Guilty as charged. I was Mrs. Peacock...always. I never liked the idea that she was old but she was "blue" so that trumped old. So glad you liked my table not so glad you liked my peacock pose to use to it for the world to see. However, I am what I am. Thanks for sharing my table.

Debbie said...

I LOVE everything about this! Soo pretty! But I think my favorite is your sister in her dress! So fun and cute. Enjoy your day!

Vee said...

She is adorable!

Mrs.Rabe said...

She's as adorable as you are! The Duchess did a great job raising you girls!

That table is wonderful, and so is Farm Sister's dress! The colors are amazing.

Deanna

ps - Clue is my favorite board game. I'm partial to red so I always was Miss Scarlet too. But these days when I play with the kids, I'm usually Mrs. White. They like to be all the flashy colors! LOL

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I loved playing Clue as a youngster. Y'all are so adorable and I'd love to be in on a dinner conversation.

Love the peacock dinnerware, and the feathers, of course.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

fun, fun, fun...oh yes peacocks are the thing. That is why I had the mural painted on my clients ceiling with peacock feathers and of course, the floral arrangements for the table also. I needed you...you could have put more finishing touches. This is beautiful.

Gayle said...

Love the peacock theme, and these colors are sensational! Wow. Those napkins are practically glowing. I love Clue! Was never very good at it though.

Sharon said...

Wow, that is a very beautiful table! Mrs. Peacock, and her sidekick Miss Scarlett did a fine job! Almost too pretty to sit down and eat. Almost.

Where I grew up, there was a local arboretum, complete with PLENTY of peacocks. They were beautiful, yes, but if they got disturbed they made the most awful screeching, screaming sound. Sounded like someone was individually plucking every single feather out.

Pride cometh before a fall???

And Denise - oh my! She is beautiful - and that dress and pose is something to crow about. (Sorry, I'm feeling rather avian this morning.)

This invisible guest is delighted to attend...as Colonel Mustard...because every table needs a condiment, just sayin'...

XO

Mary Dolan Flaherty said...

I LOVE your pictures, those colors and that dress! Of course, I love your odd sense of humor, because I can relate. (My husband still doesn't know when I'm serious and when I'm kidding)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, great post and such a delightful story. We are all loving the dress and Ralph. The table is stunning with the peacock plates and the centerpiece.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, I'm here from Shug's blog... One things about your profile which jumped out at me immediately. You love "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" as much as I always have. When I was a teen---I probably saw that movie 5-6 times. Then I bought it on a tape --and watched it more... Just something about it which I still love.

Love your Peacock theme. Your table setting is PERFECT --and I especially love your dinner plates. WOW!!!!!

I loved CLUE also --so enjoyed hearing about Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlet....

Hugs,
Betsy

Christine said...

Oh, the brilliant colors! And the feathers! Those plates are perfect.
Perfect ending with "Mrs. Peacock" showing her plumage, all on one leg!

!!!!!CREATIVE!!!!!

elizabeth said...

What a fun tablescape and a fun big sis!!! I love having sisters. What a blessing!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well isn't Ralph generous!!! What a fun table and I LOVE the draped napkins coming out of the glasses! Bet you all had a blast:@)

Gina said...

Gorgeous tablescape! Those colors are sooo pretty!

Ann said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE IT ALL!

Oh. Sorry for yelling. The colors of a peacock are the colors I love.

The dishes? Too pretty/funky for words. The napkin fold was elegant and your sister's pose...priceless!

Uh, did you know that she looks a bit like The Practical One?

As usual, a home run!

Cheers!

Ann said...

Oh, btw, I was always Miss Scarlett, too! ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think those are the most beautiful dishes I've ever seen! A fun post and cute photo at the end! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

Chatty Crone said...

I loved Clue too and I think it was Ms. Peacock. I love the table scape!!! Love the colors and the peacocks. It has been awhile. Glad to see you back with the scapes! The only thing better would be to see it in person.

Lorrie said...

Mrs. Peacock looks to be a darling! Peacock feathers have such presence. Beautiful table.

Barbara F. said...

Your sister is so cute! love the table, especially the napkin fold! Clever! I love peacocks too.

bj said...

Your sis is an absolute doll and her peacock dress is sooo cute.
Her table is just stunning...and the feathers are so beautiful.
WOW !!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Denise's table is gorgeous and "right up my alley"! The colors are so vibrant, and I'm always a sucker for the bling. I don't think I've ever seen a peacock napkin fold before, but I love it! It's absolutely the perfect finishing touch to an elegant table.

Kelley said...

Even her DRESS coordinated with all her peacock finery! Wow. Everything was truly magnificent. What a fun event to strut her peacockery!

Hugs and happy week,
Kelley~

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the peacock tablescape and your sister is just too cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Scribbler said...

I am in awe -- her very own peacock. I love peacocks, too, except for the screeching noise they make.

I also have those dishes and some very similar gold flatware. My powder room has some peacock things, and so does my back porch, so I guess great minds think alike. Nice that there is an inexhaustible supply of feathers!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a delightful post! A gorgeous table, such beautiful plates, and I love how the placecards were done. And your sister and her dress are adorable!

Debbiedoos said...

How pretty!! I have two friends here that go peacock crazy. They would love this table scape and those dishes are so pretty!

Knitty said...

What a fun post!

corners of my life said...

Oh my, oh my . . .
You can always find an impressive table setting in your corner of blog land.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

AND a peacock coordinated dress!! Perfection!! Oh, I know you two have so much fun!! BEAUTIFUL table. My compliments to Mrs. Peacock. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is the most glamorous table setting I have ever seen...What gorgeous plates and oh my the feathers. And of course I see she painted her walls to match her table setting....She's adorable in her peacock dress! I tell you Debbie, you are a blessed girl to have a sister as a friend....My siblings are stupid boys lol!

Carol

damickey said...

I just discovered your blog. That is a beautiful tablescape. I especially love the dress!

Ida said...

Wow that table scape was awesome. Those plates are perfect and your sister looked adorable and happy. I love that you both have such fun together.

Christine Graves said...

What a stunning table. All those rich blues and those peacock feathers just make the table!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Simply gorgeous! You have captured the glory of the peacock with this table! Love the draped napkin in the glass mimicking a peacock's tail! Great story too, Clue was my very favorite game growing up!
Jenna

Jacqueline said...

Oh, that brought me back to childhood games! We even did a murder mystery video one year as an adult for one of my Halloween parties based on Clue. It was hysterical.
I just love these peacock plates. You created a beautiful table around them with all of the feathers and effects. I always wanted to be Miss Scarlet, but now I might change my mind - I just didn't have enough vision!

Susie Holler said...

I always see these peacock dishes but yours is the first I have seen actually done up .the folds of the napkins are regal and majestic looking. the peacock will open his feathers when threatened or when in the presence of a peahen this table is stunning.Susie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is just gorgeous with all those brilliant colors! Love that napkin fold in royal blue! Her dress is perfect and so is the pose, she's a cutie, like you! Great job! You both should be proud as, well -- a peacock!!

Katherine

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Oh my, that is absolutely gorgeous--almost as good as the "cotton field."--nah, not really--nothing will EVAH rival that!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Wonderful...lovely and whimsical at the same time! Those peacock plates and great and your theme is superb.

Jaybird said...

Oh my....you made my day!!! It has been MoNdAY here...I am so glad you left a fun message for me to find!!!
Blessings to you and your sister,
J

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