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Chicken Dinnerware - Hen Or Rooster Kitchen Accessories

Updated on July 27, 2017

Chicken Plates We Use

We like the Country Morn pattern. So handy for snacks like chunky carrot cake.
We like the Country Morn pattern. So handy for snacks like chunky carrot cake. | Source

Chicken Dinnerware | Country Classic Table Setting | Hen And Rooster

I go crazy over dishes, and put some chickens on it, and I'm over the edge! We use the Country Morn pattern by Corelle, so perfect for our chicken-theme kitchen.

This pattern has a warm cream background, with brown, orange and red in the rooster and hen motifs. The designer has also added blue and green in the overall pattern. This gives lots of possibilities for colors to pick up in a table setting or room d├ęcor.

Corelle is easy to take care of, too.

When you start looking around, you can find lots of choices for dinnerware featuring chickens, hens or roosters. Or poultry families in a farm setting. Their charm is ongoing.

Following this theme will lead you to new dinnerware sets, as well as lots of vintage patterns, that you can find in thrift shops and online venues. I've got lots of examples in the showcases below.

I like to use my collectibles, as well as display them, so I have a little of everything. Put a chicken on it, and it's got my attention!

Country Morn dinnerware set by Corelle Mugs are stoneware, and the other pieces are Corelle.

Photos by kimbesa

Pretty as Pie at Our House

Country Morn at Our House
Country Morn at Our House

Chicken Dinnerware - Create A Country Tableware Set

I've always had an eye for any dinnerware with a chicken motif, because I love dinnerware and I collect chicken items.

What makes many of these tableware patterns timeless?

Start with blue and white. Maybe an off white, but the same popular color combination. A softer, muted country blue in many cases, like the Country Morn pattern by Corelle.

Add some warm tones for the feathers, yellow, ocher, orange and browns. The feeling of home and farm is conveyed through warmth of color.

Top off with a touch of red, such as in the rooster's comb, and sometimes in the feathers, too. Gives the color combo an added spark.

Many of the chicken-motif china and accessory patterns I've selected here use these major color groups. They may go bolder and brighter, especially in the whimsical pieces, or more muted in the antique style items.

Gotta love chicken dinnerware!

Real Chickens Inspire Decorating - Color Ideas From Our Favorite Hens

Find your favorite chicken colors
Find your favorite chicken colors

Are You Considering Chicken Colors?

Chickens have a color of color variations. Here are just two. Dark to light, head to toe. Subtle, muted tones and bright, outstanding colors, too.

Some are warm tones of brown and beige. Others are black and white, in varying proportions, including some that are all white or black. And they have red accents from the combs. Besides the motifs of hens, roosters, eggs and chicks, the colors will help to convey a charming poultry theme for your table setting.

The colors of the natural world make for a pleasing color palette when it comes time to decorate your home.

Photo by kimbesa

Group of hens
Group of hens

Are Chicken Dishes Your Thing?

Will You Add Some Chicken Dinnerware To Your Colleciton?

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Rooster Dishes Crow with Dawn

+In addition to ceramic dishes, those wares made in melamine come in bright colors and whimsical designs.

+Wash by hand with Dawn and they'll stay looking new a long time.

+Two more tips: keep them away from hot burners or other things that can burn them.

+And don't cut on them lest you get knife marks.

Calm And Subtle Egg Colors - White, Cream and Tan for a Serene Dinnerware Palette

Backyard chickens eggs in serene colors
Backyard chickens eggs in serene colors

There are eggs that come in light blues and greens. We just don't have the Araucana hens that lay them.

(They are sometimes called the Easter egg chickens.)

If you go for those colors, as well as other chicken or egg colors, there are specialty product lines that feature them. You can even find paint colors represented, specific to the tones of Araucana eggs.

These beautiful neutral colors can make an entire color scheme, or use a pop of a bright color in one focal point, to set it off.

Photo by kimbesa

Gypsy Chicks Salt and Pepper

Gypsy Chicks Salt and Pepper
Gypsy Chicks Salt and Pepper

A Sweet Tea Cozy

Ashdene Snug and Cozy Cotton Hen Tea Cosy
Ashdene Snug and Cozy Cotton Hen Tea Cosy

So cute, for your kitchen, or the chicken lover on your list.

I know one who also likes a red, white and blue palette, in addition to natural colors, and this one is going onto my wish list.

 

Vintage And New Dishes

Vintage And New Dishes - Top plate is the Rooster pattern by Taylor, Smith & Taylor (vintage)
Vintage And New Dishes - Top plate is the Rooster pattern by Taylor, Smith & Taylor (vintage)

Charming Chicken Plate

Charming Chicken Plate - Salad plate from the Brittany pattern set by Williams-Sonoma
Charming Chicken Plate - Salad plate from the Brittany pattern set by Williams-Sonoma

Hen Plates by Warren Kimble

Henny Penny pattern plates designed by Warren Kimble
Henny Penny pattern plates designed by Warren Kimble

Vintage Rooster Stemware

Vintage Rooster Glassware - Small and sweet - Maker undetermined
Vintage Rooster Glassware - Small and sweet - Maker undetermined

Care of Vintage Dishes

+Wash vintage items by hand in the sink, to prevent damage caused over time by microscopic abrasions.

+If you've ever seen "dishwasher haze" you know what I mean. It happens to both dinnerware and glassware.

+Over time, detergents abrade and dull the surface. To keep your dishes nice, use a good dish soap (skip the lemon, too) and go old style!

The hens are gathering. They are curious about the photographer.
The hens are gathering. They are curious about the photographer.

Chickens are Fun!

Collecting chicken dinnerware is just as much fun as keeping chickens.

So many beautiful choices, and charming combinations.

Your tableware set will have as much personality as a flock of hens, as you find new and vintage dinnerware to add to your collection, use and enjoy!

Do You Like Chicken-Motif Dinnerware? - Have It? Or Want It?

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      Mommie-Moola 3 years ago

      Nice selections - love the blog name!

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      Bob 4 years ago from Kansas City

      Holy Chicken Wings! I had no idea there were so many choices in chicken, hen and rooster themed dinnerware and accessories! Very nice lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Some clever designers out there, gr8 Lens, nice work and well done

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I loveeeee the Polish Pottery hens. I must have one.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are as cute as can be, I love them all! :)

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      chas65 4 years ago

      Chicken themed dinnerware has been popular or years and I imagine they will continue to be popular for years to come.

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      These Chicken-Motif designs remind me of a French country cottage :)