Rambling from the Roost: Volume 2

It’s been another week and it’s time to share another Rambling from the Roost. I thought I’d give you a quick update on what’s been going on!

Keep reading to get all the details and along with lots of new ones from my friends.

This week, I…posted a new recipe for basil pesto. Making this dish is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering! 

purple flowers on table
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Using these flowers I created one floral arrangement and then created two different tablescapes with very different looks. One in the breakfast room, another in the dining room.

overhead of flowers on table

In the breakfast room, I layered green melamine dishes with a cabbage dish on top. 

flowers and dining room table with dishes

With the dining room table, I added my gold-rimmed ‘fruit dishes’ and brown transferware plates. Everything on this table was thrifted! Did you notice how added crystal pieces make it a bit more formal? 

Vintage Shop Rambling

Thinking ahead before we’re back to our long, winter, (did I just say a bad word?) Andrew and I have been doing our share of fun estate sale shopping. Here in the northeast, we don’t have many sales in the winter. Below are several of the things we found this week that I’ve added to my Vintage Keepers Shop.

Vintage Flow Blue Plate
Copper Turkish Coffee Pot
small copper collander
Blue and white antique dish

candy apples

Carolyn and Connor took us to dinner in Saratoga on Saturday and I regret not having one of these! 🙂

Latest Rambling from my friends

At the end of this week, we’re off on a trip up the coast to Maine. Boy, Andrew and I can hardly wait for fresh lobster rolls and breathe that crisp ocean air. 

  • Up next, I have a fun post from Colleen about Decorating for Fall on a budget!
  • Colleen is a local blogger that has a beautiful blog called ‘Life on Kaydeross Creek’. I’m so excited to share her talents.
  • Last but not least, we have a delicious recipe from Elizabeth over at Pinecones and Acorns. All the flavors in fall in this one! So yummy. Be sure to give it a try. 

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Thanks for checking in! We hope you have a great week and we can’t wait to share more Rambling from the Roost with you next week. In the meantime, be sure to check out our latest blog posts and enjoy the rest of your week!

XO Susan

If you missed the first week of Rambling from the Roost, you can check it out here!


  1. Love your new Rambling from the Roost posts Susan! and what fabulous pieces you found out thrifting. That blue and white plate is to die for!

    1. Thanks Wendy! It’s so fun incorporating all these ladies inspiration. Wait til you see my latest blue and white dishes, you’re going to love them!

  2. I love “Rambling from the Roost!” I would have never believed those green dishes were malamine unless you told me. Gorgeous setting! And you vintage finds (Hello blue and white plate!) are amazing! ~Missy

    1. Thank you Missy. A dear friend gave me that melamine set several years ago. I love them and mixing them with china seems to work ! 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for sharing Susan. What a beautiful and informative post😃

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